Breakups are hard. One minute you’re sobbing into your pillow and the next minute you’re considering therapy – or retail therapy – to feel better.
Instead of jewelry, I went to the grocery store for a bottle of wine and a bouquet of flowers. Unfortunately, the blooms lasted four days, hardly had a scent, and attracted all sorts of bugs. Talk about a waste of money.
A few days later, I walked over to the local florist and OMG their arrangements are STUNNING but cost anywhere from $66 to almost $500. That’s a lot of money for something that’ll last maybe a week… if you’re lucky. So, while I was scrolling through Instagram, I saw an ad for BloomsyBox, clicked on the link, and was taken to their Farm Favorites flower subscription page. I’d never thought about trying a flower subscription service!
I quickly viewed the pics and prices and decided to give BloomsyBox a try. I also subscribed to 1-800-Flowers to see which company delivered the best, freshest, and brightest bouquets! Let’s find out!
So Fresh & So Green
It’s been 14 days since I received the bouquets and they’re still in pretty good shape, but there’s a clear winner. The BloomsyBox stems are so fresh, they typically arrive in bud form so you can watch the flowers bloom before your eyes…and they’re still vibrant and scent-sational!
The 1-800-Flowers are kicking, but many petals have fallen off, they’ve lost their scent, and some stems have totally died.
Subscribing is a Walk in the Park
Winner: It’s a Tie
BloomsyBox and 1-800-Flowers have simple, straightforward sign-up and subscription processes – no lengthy profiles or quizzes. BloomsyBox has 10 different subscription options: weekly, biweekly, three monthly subscriptions in various sizes (Bloomsy Original, Bloomsy Deluxe, and Bloomsy Premium) and five unique subscriptions (roses, plants, eucalyptus, New York Botanical Garden, and animal-friendly options).
With 1-800-Flowers you can subscribe to many different types of bouquets, plants, and roses too! Once you’ve chosen your bouquet and the size you’d like to receive (small, medium or large), pick the frequency (every week, every 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, or 8 weeks) and length of subscription.
More Bud for Your Buck
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but beautiful flowers can be worth their weight in gold (or petals). I feel that BloomsyBox is the better investment, with weekly, biweekly, or monthly options starting at $44.99/month.
In comparison, the 1-800-Flowers subscriptions start at $39.99/week for a seasonal bouquet and go all the way up to $178.49/week for 48 roses. Prices vary based on the size of the arrangement.
While neither company offers free shipping, 1-800-Flowers gives you the option of a Celebrations Passport for $19.99/year, which includes shipping and membership perks.
Focus on Sustainability & Uniqueness
BloomsyBox only partners with sustainable, Rainforest Alliance-certified farms in Ecuador and Colombia. This means no toxic chemicals are involved in the fertilization of the flowers and farm workers are treated fairly too. Sustainability also comes with perks like non-toxic Pet-Safe Blooms which makes my pet rabbit very hoppy. BloomsyBox features an exclusive, hand-crafted bouquet inspired by The New York Botanical Garden – and a portion of each purchase supports NYBG’s work in plant science and conservation.
1-800-Flowers has been around since 1976 so it should come as no surprise that they have thousands of unique, farm-fresh bouquets, but there are so many options, it’s quite overwhelming!
The Winner is...BloomsyBox
Every rose has its thorn but I found fewer with BloomsyBox! Plus, the pictures speak for themselves. BloomsyBox has more stems, the bouquet is taller and more vibrant, the prices are cheaper, and they appear to last longer too.