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Valentine's Day: Beautiful flowers delivered in time for the big day

Valentine's Day flowers
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We know that Valentine's Day flowers might not be high on your list of priorities right now, what with the global pandemic and that. Have you seriously considered the ramifications of not giving the special person in your life some of the old celebratory blooms, though? That way lies a stay at the exclusive Club Maison de Chien.

Not to worry, though; if you pull your finger out there's still time to order flowers and get them delivered in time for the big day. And to save you some frantic searching, we've already done the hard work for you (as long as you're based in the US or UK). 

We've found five of the best floral options to delight your significant other (and to give you some practice if you want to learn how to draw a rose), and at the time of writing they'll all deliver in time for Valentine's Day (of course if you're reading this in a blind panic on Saturday evening then all bets are off). So don't hang about; read on to find the bouquet of your dreams.

Valentine's Day flowers: US

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Best discount

Bouqs: Valentine's Day arrangement from $35 (opens in new tab)
Save 30% with code BEMINE:
This beautiful arrangement is hand-selected by expert flower farmers, and it would normally cost you $49 upwards. Use Bouqs' BEMINE code, though, and you'll get 30% knocked off the price.

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1-800-Flowers: Two dozen assorted roses from $36.99 (opens in new tab)
Save $23:
This Valentine's rose bouquet is gathered with a dozen blooms fresh from its own farm, with prices starting at $36.99 for the basic bouquet. For a little extra impact you can add a vase and a box of chocolates; you know you want to.

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ProFlowers: 12 red roses from $40 (opens in new tab)
Or 24 for $65: As ProFlowers says, you can never go wrong with red roses. For $40 you'll get a dozen of them; for an extra $10 you can get a vase, too, and if you really fancy splashing out you can instead opt for two dozen from $65.

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Teleflora: Hugs and Kisses bouquet from $44.99 (opens in new tab)
Plenty of options: Here's a varied bouquet from Teleflora featuring white daisy spray chrysanthemums, pink carnations, red miniature carnations and red roses accented with fresh greenery. There are three sizes available, and you can even throw in balloons, a stuffed animal or some chocolates.

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FTD: One dozen red roses and chocolates for $35 (opens in new tab)
Save $15:
This collection of a dozen red roses, an ombre red glass vase and a box of chocolates from FTD would normally cost you $50. Thanks to its Valentine's Day promotion, though, you can get for just $35, and even get it delivered on Sunday.

Valentine's Day flowers: UK

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Flowers and pigs!

Marks & Spencer: Valentine's Percy Pig gift bag for £30 (opens in new tab)
Say it with pigs:
We're calling it, this is the best Valentine's Day gift ever. Not only do you get flowers (including four roses and six tulips), you get a bag of Percy Pigs as well. And as if that wasn't enough, you can also throw in champagne, chocolates or even some extra bags of Percy Pigs.

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Bloom & Wild: The Anna bouquet for £23 (opens in new tab)
Great value:
The Valentine's Day palette's traditionally a bit heavy on the reds and pinks, so why not mix things up with this gorgeous arrangement from Bloom & Wild? Featuring 17 stems in bud, including alstroemeria and solidago, it'll bring a bit of brightness to these winter months.

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Serenata: A dozen red roses for £29.99 (opens in new tab)
Save £5:
Serenata's keeping things simple with this arrangement of a dozen red roses. "The classic romantic gesture will make your intentions clear," it notes. Well, quite, but let's not forget about social distancing and that. £5 off, too!

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Eflorist: Lucky Star from £39.99 (opens in new tab)
Support your local economy:
This bouquet from Eflorist will be arranged and delivered by your local florist, and we all know how important it is to support local small businesses right now. It features red roses, chrysanthemums, alstroemeria and pink lilies (beware of the latter if you're a cat owner).

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Interflora: Anything but roses for £50 (opens in new tab)
No roses, guaranteed:
We know that roses are traditional, but why be traditional? This hand-crafted arrangement from Interflora features a colourful cocktail of blooms and absolutely no roses, and it's delivered in bud for seven days of guaranteed freshness.

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Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.

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