Best Flowers & Gift Shops

Giving flowers or chocolates often brings a smile to the faces of people we love. It’s a way to communicate a message that words might not do justice. But how do you choose a flower shop or gift shop when there’s so many you feel like you might drown in a sea of petals and sugar? Continue Reading...

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The Baby Gift Company

The Baby Gift Company

4.9  (923) Summary
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Irene
IreneNSW
 
Great service!It was easy to navigate the website and make my purchase. Delivery was prompt. Highly recommended. Show details
Fig & Bloom

Fig & Bloom

4.9  (2,376) Summary
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Jana
Jana
 
A Little Luxury

A Little Luxury

4.9  (5,489) Summary
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Guiletta
GuilettaVictoria9 posts
  Fair Incentive
Perfect Gift !I, ordered beautiful chocolates and lovely sweets in an amazing package,
from " A Little Luxury".
It was a gift for my friend on her birthday, she loved ! Show details
Paint My Pooch

Paint My Pooch

5.0  (268) Summary
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Shane K.
Shane K.
 
5 starVery happy with the product. High quality and a job done well. Very prompt with replying to emails and very helpful with any questions. Show details
Gift Packaging & Accessories

Gift Packaging & Accessories

4.9  (348) Summary
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Kate S.
Kate S.WA14 posts
 
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Royal Essence

Royal Essence

4.9  (314) Summary
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Bek K.
Bek K.
 
Cute AsCute ring, apparently worth $200... I don't see the rrp value
The Complete Basketcase

The Complete Basketcase

4.9  (205) Summary
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Maggie
Maggie
 
Fantastic ServiceGreat service and your staff especially Tully have been so helpful. Show reply
Dessert Boxes

Dessert Boxes

4.7  (828) Summary
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Jaydyn
Jaydyn
 
Best Gift EverAbsolutely thrilled with my experience! The dessert box I ordered exceeded expectations - delicious treats beautifully presented. The ordering process was seamless, and delivery was lightning fast. Couldn't ask for more! Definitely a 5-star experience.
Roses Only

Roses Only

4.7  (4,798) Summary
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Annie
AnnieQLD4 posts
 
Rich robust red roses !!Roses Only
I received a magnificent bouquet of fresh, robust red roses and lilliums. Beautifully presented in a large glass vase. The fragrance was superb and lasting- I couldn’t recommend them highly enough- they don’t disappoint and brought me much joy to be the recipient on my birthday. You’re wished continued success.
Thank you Show details ·  1
Flowers Across Sydney

Flowers Across Sydney

4.8  (276) Summary
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Judith
JudithQLD10 posts
 
Have always use then as I live in QldMy cousin turned 96 this month. As usual I used this company for a delivery of flowers. What I ordered and the photo I was sent were nothing alike. I have sent the company two emails with photos but have heard nothing back. So disappointed in the product and customer service. Show details ·  10
Flowers Across Melbourne

Flowers Across Melbourne

4.7  (433) Summary
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Mari N.
Mari N.
 
Exceptional!Beautiful flowers, exceptional service, easy to navigate website and on time tracking. Highly recommend! Show details
GroupTogether

GroupTogether

4.7  (336) Summary
Debbie
Debbie
 
Excellent serviceChloe provided up to date information and made a stressful situation a great experience in the end. I could not recommend Chloe for all her effects high enough. Show details
1300 Flowers

1300 Flowers

4.6  (1,327) Summary
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SanV
SanVNSW3 posts
 
I was very happy with everythingYou guys did a fabulous job second time around. The first was fantastic and so was the second. Delivered on the day promised and a beautiful arrangement. Thank you so much.. Show details ·  1
The Eternity Rose

The Eternity Rose

4.7  (169) Summary
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Ozman
OzmanQLD11 posts
  Verified
Fantastic sellerFantastic company and great team, I had a minor issues with an item purchased and contact them after couple of years, they requested the item to be sent for assessment and after that send me a brand new replacement.
Professional and friendly customer care specially Danielle. Definitely recommend them. Show details
Hampers With Bite

Hampers With Bite 🏆 2024

4.5  (1,968) Summary
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craig P.
craig P.QLD
 
Poor delivery experienceOrdered a Hamper for a staff member who lost his father, the hamper has taken over 8 days to ship. Checked in with the online chat team, and the response left me wondering why I ordered from this supplier. Brisbane Brisbane metro delivery should be quicker than this, Website states 1-2 business days Show details
Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers 🏆 2024

4.5  (861) Summary
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Judith B.
Judith B.VIC2 posts
 
Flowers are expressions of significant moments, happy and sad, along life's journeyEase of access to phone contact. Caring response from your staff on the phone, aware that so often sending flowers is associated with significant emotions - happy and sad.. Show reply
Flowers For Everyone

Flowers For Everyone

4.4  (971) Summary
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Amanda
AmandaNSW
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Outstanding flowers and serviceOutstanding flowers and great delivery service. My go to place every time. Show details
Sarah's Flowers

Sarah's Flowers 🏆 2024

4.4  (5,523) Summary
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Michel
Michel
 
Excellent ServiceFabulous service placed order at 10.51am and order was delivered at 3.39pm the flowers were beautiful and very fresh would definitely recommend Sarahs Flowers . Show details
Edible Blooms

Edible Blooms

4.4  (1,010) Summary
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Violet
Violet
 
Happy Birthday with Family provided by Edible BloomsHeard from my daughter that Edible Blooms birthday gift basket had arrived. All was beautifully arranged and luncheon guests enjoyed sharing goodies for dessert. Thank you Bloomettes for successfully creating a lovely surprise. Show details ·  1
Petal Pal

Petal Pal

4.6  (127) Summary
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belle amie
belle amie16 posts
 
Very impressed with the qualityBeautiful cards that provide a bunch or vase of flowers without the mess and with all the beauty Show details
Classic Homeware and Gifts

Classic Homeware and Gifts

4.4  (365) Summary
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Lynny O.
Lynny O.QLD
 
5 Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Exactly as pictured & described. Love the funky colours. Fast dispatch & great price. Excellent all round Show details
Gifts Australia

Gifts Australia

4.4  (250) Summary
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JessSeck
JessSeckNSW2 posts
 
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The Card Network

The Card Network

4.3  (760) Summary
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Liv
Liv
 
Bad Customer ServiceBad customer service / aftersales service so would not recommend buying from them unless you want to be put on hold for hours and wait a few weeks for them to resolve the issue
EASYFLOWERS

EASYFLOWERS

4.2  (8,949) Summary
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michelle
michelleVictoria5 posts
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BeautifulFlowers were beautiful and matched the photo on the web page, service with the delivery and online query was exceptional;
The Hamper Emporium

The Hamper Emporium

4.2  (596) Summary
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Jill
Jill
 
Great serviceProducts are delivered on time and contents of the hamper are as described. The team are helpful when dealing with phone queries. It is a great way to let family in Australia know that relatives around the world are thinking of them. Show details ·  1
Luxe Bouquet

Luxe Bouquet

4.7  (58) Summary
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Jacob S.
Jacob S.VIC
 
perfectPerfection, the perfect gift, these are crazy for detail and it shows the effort they put in everyday, highly recommend them for all everlasting flower needs.
Megs Flowers

Megs Flowers

4.0  (671) Summary
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James Ladwig
James LadwigNSW2 posts
 
Poor delivery service with false promisesI have had success with this company previously but a recent order was not delivered as promised. The delivery service failed to do what they promised. And the Meg’s wanted more money to delivery birthday flowers a day late. Not good enough.
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Hi James, our sincerest apologies for the disappointment experienced! I've located your order and will have one of our team reach out before EOB today, to further resolve this situation for you!

My Teddy

My Teddy

5.0  (34) Summary
Breanna
Breanna2 posts
 
Perfect baby keepsake and bffl!The best! A simple mistake was made and they was insanely amazing fixing it! Show details
Gift Delivery Australia

Gift Delivery Australia

4.1  (164) Summary
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Shivani
ShivaniNSW
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Not RecommendedExtremely disappointing and unprofessional service. The airtasker they got to deliver my order apparently left it at my workplace gates on the roadside after business hours & ofcourse it’s stolen and there is absolutely no support at all from the rude customer service . Not recommended at all . Show details
Melbourne Fresh Flowers

Melbourne Fresh Flowers

4.8  (35) Summary
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Pruec
PruecVIC3 posts
 
ReliableHappy with Melbourne Fresh Flowers - reliable service and lovely fresh flowers

Florist happily creating an arrangement

Flowers for Valentine’s Day

When selecting flowers or greenery for your sweetheart, Galentine, beloved family member or anyone else you love, select for personality first and foremost.

  • Elegant and sophisticated: Your Valentine might prefer a more classic Valentine’s day arrangement. Red roses fit the bill when it comes to romance - and so do orchids, tulips, lillies and a backdrop of carnations. The latter are less ‘stand-out’ flowers but will complement the stars of the show. Classic colours for Valentine’s Day are red, pink, and white. If you’re in a new relationship, pink roses are less intense but still elegant.

  • Artsy or eccentric: This creative type may prefer a bunch of bright tropical lilies, with a few Swiss-cheese plant monstera leaves as a backdrop. Diversity in the arrangement could spark their interest - for example, by mixing native flowers with garden cuts. So could a complementary clash of colours, like bold purple with light blue.

  • Laid-back or boho style: The timeless fanfare of red roses may not suit someone with a laid-back personality. They may prefer a minimal arrangement of native or local flowers in a tonal palette or light colours (more relaxing on the eye), interspersed with a bit of greenery. It’s close to the earth, likely to remind them of nature, and feels less commercial than other options on this day of love.

  • Practical people: may prefer something that lasts. This could be a single succulent in a pot; a ficus plant (toxic to cats and dogs, though) or a monstera plant, loved by hipsters and botanical trendsetters alike. A potted monstera plant will cost you $88 from Pearsons Florist. They’re pretty low maintenance too, probably much like their owners.

If you're looking for a bunch of birthday month flowers, the same principles of putting personality first also apply when selecting a floral arrangement.

Mother’s Day Flowers

While most Mums are likely to appreciate any gift on the first Sunday of May, often more traditional bouquets work well on Mother’s Day. These are often made up of: roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, lilies, orchids, carnations, and daisies.

  • Pink or yellow roses: It can be tempting to write off roses because they’re usually linked to romance, but you don’t have to go for red roses. Pink roses are beautiful yet gentle, with pink representing affection and sweetness. Yellow is similarly cosy but more vibrant and bold, which could be more suited to extroverted mums.
  • Chrysanthemums: Known as the ‘mum flower’ for their name and popularity on Mother’s Day, these unassuming and delicate beauties are symbolic of support from family and friends. These are abundantly available in May, being seasonal.
  • Tulips: Tulips are seasonal flowers on Mother’s Day in Australia, which means you’re sure to find plenty of florists featuring them. A symbol of unconditional love, they’re often perfectly matched with Mother’s Day. Tulips also last long - they keep growing after they’ve been cut.
  • Lilies: These are a timelessly elegant addition to a bunch of boutique flowers. Oriental and asiatic lilies have large, gorgeous star-shaped petals, and Oriental varieties also have a strong fragrance. Longiflorum lilies are a little more low key, but beautiful, too. Lilies are available in a wide range of colours to suit mum’s style.
  • Orchids: Notably dubbed the Queen of Flowers, orchids may be an apt gift for the Queen of Mums.
  • Carnations come in a variety of colours and light colours like pale pink and white often complement the more ‘loud/ centre-stage blooms’ like roses and lilies. They are also often cheaper than these.
  • Gerbera daisies: Representing both cheerfulness and purity, gerbera daisies are a simple yet reliable addition to a Mother’s Day bouquet. Their vibrant colours often add a pop of colour to more muted bouquets.

Wedding flowers

Tips for choosing a florist

Choose a florist whose style you like.

This may sound obvious, but this is a better metric for satisfaction than finding a cheap florist or even a local one. Request the florist's portfolio to see if their work is to your taste. This will also let you surrender the creative reins to your wedding florist, which will help foster a more stress-free experience (provided the total cost is within your wedding budget).

Budget and scope of work

Wedding florists can be expensive. To get a reasonable estimate of just how expensive, get clear on the specific jobs you need from a florist, including flowers for: venue decoration, bride and bridesmaids bouquets, and table centrepieces. Also factor in any extras you’d like, like a flower wall, or greenery lacing your ceremony arch.

How can I get cheap wedding flowers?

The average estimate cost of wedding flowers in Australia is around $2,000-$3000 depending on who you ask. This is despite the fact that the average wedding flower budget is around $1, 500.

To save money on your wedding flowers, know that you don't need to go for the deluxe, no-holds barred flowers options. For example, you can choose to have flowers on every second table only. Or you can completely replace flowers with cost-effective decor alternatives like candles in vases. If you have separate venues for the ceremony and reception, you can use the same flowers for both.

Whatever you decide, make sure to find a wedding florist that can work with your budget, so you aren't later hit with unexpected financial surprises masquerading as sunshine and roses.

Coordinate wedding flowers with venue style and bridal party

You don’t have to be matchy-matchy, but thinking about the colour and style of wedding flowers - and how they can complement your wedding's overall visual design - will help provide a cohesive aesthetic that works. This is particularly the case if the flowers featuring in your wedding are big and bold, or you have lots of them.

Choose local, seasonal blooms

If this is possible, it’ll be more affordable than choosing imported and non-seasonal flowers.

Flower trends in 2020-2021

Bright native floral arrangement in geometric white vase
A stunning floral arrangement featuring native Australian flowers.

Mix and match

Choosing hybrid florals that incorporate unexpected combinations is a go-to flower trend at the moment. You can mix and match local garden flower varieties, exotic flowers, and native flowers.

This includes options like frilly roses, lush greenery, and lilies, with a variety of less conventional additions, such as dried grasses, branches, seed pods - even cacti, if you want a bit of an edge. Doing this artfully will probably require a florist’s trained eye, but you can tell them your ideas for the occasion.

Block colours

You’ll often find bouquets today showcasing various species of flower, but in a similar colour. The colour on show won’t be exactly the same shade - for example, a bouquet with a more autumnal palette will have different shades of beige and brown, and perhaps the addition of a bit of dusty pink.

Earthy tones

Colours like cream, beige, and terracotta have been popular. Sometimes this is complemented by a subtle bit of colour, like pale pink or yellow. In a nutshell (or seedpod), when it comes to colour, neutral, nature-inspired arrangements are on trend.

Native flowers

Australian native flora has also come back in vogue, complementing the earthy tones trend. These flowers and greenery (like native grasses and eucalyptus leaves) have character, with their unique palette and bold shapes. Though found in the wild, these arrangements won’t be dull in colour. For example, popular Kangaroo Paw is orange-red, banksias are yellow in autumn, and King Protea is a vibrant pink-orange. All of these beautiful blooms can be seen in the image at the start of this section.

Dried flowers

Also referred to as preserved flowers, dried flower arrangements have become a favourite for weddings. They complement a boho or rustic aesthetic. A few more plus points are that they’re cheaper than fresh flowers, and that these decorations won’t die. You can use them to style your space or keep as a wedding souvenir. If the natural colour of dried flowers is a dash too dull for you, you can dye them brighter colours.

Should I give flowers or chocolates?

This is a very personal choice and will depend entirely on the gift recipient. Some women in particular would say that they prefer flowers, as good chocolate can be quite affordable and available in supermarkets. If you can’t decide, some gift shops do both - such as Edible Blooms, with their ‘blooms’ made of chocolate.

If you’re after something more low-key, perhaps for friends or workmates, there are other gift shops that dress up sweet treats in their Sunday best to double up as gifts. For example, highly-rated Dessert Boxes makes donut bouquets and affordable dessert boxes under $40 in their 'Congratulations' range.

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