As you know I love flowers; ridiculously extravagant, excessively gorgeous, fresh flowers. My addiction peaked around our wedding, but has firmly remained, long after my beautiful hydrangeas finally gave up the ghost. So I was thrilled when I discovered that although I no longer have the time to ponder in beautiful florists there is a solution: Bloom and Wild and their Letterbox flowers – GENIUS.
So, the concept isn’t complicated. You order on-line, they send in a box that fits through your letterbox and bingo you get beautiful flowers delivered to you door! I was intrigued as to whether this was actually a reasonable alternative to a “real florists” – and I’m delighted to say, it definitely is.
The website is super easy to use, I tried it on my mobile and it really was a doddle. You pick the bunch you’d like and then you have the option to add extras, like chocoates, or candles or bisucits (a nice touch). But I resisted the extras this time around and ordered an “Eleanor”and I awaited for my delivery.
So, my order arrived on a Saturday (They deliver Tues – Sat as standard but you can pay a little extra for a Monday delivery). The delivery fitted through the letter box and landed on the mat with my morning post! Whoopee – first hurdle ably jumped. As someone who used to be out of the house at 7am and not return until at least 6pm I know how irritating it is to have parcels that can’t be delivered, or things left on the doorstep that go missing – no such issues here.
I took my box and wondered if the flowers really were going to be lovely. I mean, honestly I was holding out much hope. They had after all been through the royal mail system – not in water, how was this ever going to work? I needn’t have worried they were in beautiful condition. Each stem was individually wrapped and you could tell they were excellent quality, the buds were still closed on the majority but , but it was looking good.
For those that are worried they come with full instructions and a lovely key that tells you what’s in your bundle and there are also some excellent styling tips on the Bloom & Wild Blog.
They were duly arranged and I was pleased, but being me, still slightly skeptical that perhaps the blooms wouldn’t open, or they’d die before they had a chance to open – wrong again! Over the next 2 days they began to bloom and looked beautiful.
The lilies were the real star but the whole bunch looked gorgeous.
The final photo here was taken 16 days after they arrived! So all in all I would highly recommend this service.
This is a brilliant gift for a flower loving friend and even better is their subscription service. You can give this as a gift (subscriptions start from 3 months, where you can have weekly, fortnightly or monthly deliveries). I think a gift that deliveries into the future is such a great idea, so I will definitely be looking to use this for birthdays this year. Or why not indulge yourself? – go on you totally deserve it – or perhaps a quick hint around 14th February might go down well (this would be a fab Valentine’s gift).
Do you subscribe to anything on a regular basis? I’d love to hear what people think of subscriptions as a gift, I’m still undecided, but the idea’s definitely growing on me!
Thanks for popping by lovely people and we’ll be back very soon with some lovely Spring inspiration for you.