Unless you live under a rock, you most likely know that MOTHER'S DAY IS COMING!! I've seen bazillions of Mother's Day gift idea posts and Pins, so I usually pass on reiterating everything you already know. …Buuuuuuuuut…then I discovered something totally innovative and new, and knew I had to tell you about it! It's a monthly fresh flower bouquet subscription (yes, just like all those beauty boxes that are all the rage right now,) that allows you to send flowers to your mom (or whomever), every month (or as many months as you want), surprising her with different FRESH flowers every time!
Here's why I love the bouquet subscription idea:
The company I discovered is called BloomsyBox, and they are basically the Birchbox of flowers. I, personally, am not a big fresh flower gal. It makes me sad that they die, yadda yadda. However…my mom LOVES fresh bouquets (as do bazillions of other normal people out there. I'm just a shrew, I guess.) and I know they not only make her feel special, but brighten up her home for days (or even weeks!) which makes my heart happy for her.
But here's my dillemma…
My mom isn't local. As much as I would love to drive to Costco, grab a $15 or $20 bouquet, drive it to her house, and hand-deliver it…it just isn't happening. Logistically, it just doesn't make sense to drive 12 hours to Oregon to deliver a bouquet. Go figure. So I've sent her flowers for various occasions. Do you want to know what the last bouquet of flowers cost me to have shipped to her? Between the flowers, card, delivery fee, sacrificial lamb fee, and sale of my first born child, it added up to…wait for it…wait for it…wait for it…a little over $55! FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS! FOR ONE BOUQUET!!
I basically passed out.
But it's for mom! And mom loves flowers! …said as I regain consciousness then passed out again…
So here's where BloomsyBox comes in. I heard about them and immediately looked into it. They deliver fresh-cut flowers, to your door, for less than $35 (including shipping!). Would this not make a fabulous Mother's Day gift for someone special?? My brothers and I usually pool our resources for a gift, so with 3 of us we could each spend only $35 and buy her a 3-month membership. Affordable for us, the gift that keeps on giving for her.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
I reached out to them to see if they would provide us with an exclusive deal on top of that because, well, that's just what I do kids, and they said yes!!
So here's how BloomsyBox works, and how you can get an exclusive discount ONLY offered to Freebs:
WHAT YOU'LL GET
BloomsyBox offers three different price-points to fit whatever budget you're looking for. The options start at $34.99 and go up to $48.99, including shipping. Again, I have never been able to order flowers and have them delivered to my mom without spending over $50, so that is NOT BAD folks!
At first I thought “sure, but the smallest bouquet is probably like, 3 roses and a bunch of Babies Breath.
Tsk tsk, Jordan of little faith!
Below is a sampling of some of the different bouquets BloomsyBox has featured in the past. Look at the girth units on these babies! (…Brian Regan, anyone? Anyone?)
Not a puny bouquet by any means. And again, that's for the SMALLEST bouquet package they offer!
HOW BLOOMSYBOX WORKS
- Choose the BloomsyBox subscription that fits your budget. With prices ranging from $34.99 to $48.99 per month with free shipping, there is a plan to fit your needs, perfectly! (You can cancel the monthly subscription at any time, so no need to worry about getting (or gifting) more bouquets than you can afford.)
- BlooomsyBox picks your flowers. They’ll select a single variety, in-season flower, and hand-tie the bunch just for you.
- Enjoy the flowers!
It's that easy. No working with the “big” floral companies on holidays — you know, where you order online, and cross your fingers they look nice upon arrival. BloomsyBox doesn't cut the flowers until you order, and they ship them overnight, so they arrive vibrant, and ready for a vase!
- The flowers are cut to order, which means they are literally growing until the second you checkout.
- Floral delivery can be expensive – BloomsyBox starts at $34.99, which in my experience, is a great deal!
- BloomsyBox features bouquets of single-variety blooms. This means no cheap fillers, just the flowers you want!
- All varieties of flowers are grown at BloomsyBox farms; it's like buying from a farmer's market, online!
- They deliver right to your doorstep (HUGE plus, right?)
- Each month you will receive a different kind of flower; always in-season and fitting for the time of year.
- You can place subscriptions on hold if you're going out of town; no wasted flowers!
Ok! So how you get the jist of how it works and why it's awesome, here's the moment you've all been waiting for…
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE
Want to try BloomsyBox for yourself? Lucky for us, they have offered an exclusive 10% off coupon, just for Freebs! Enter code: FUCHF16 at checkout to save 10% on your BloomsyBox subscription — just in time for Mother's Day!
So there you go. There's a creative Mother's Day gift idea for your mom, or even yourself! If your budget is typically $40 or less like mine is, get together with other members of your family and gift a 1, 2, or 3 (or more!) month subscription. How cool for your mom to enjoy a gift for months to come, and not just for one day? Mmmmm hhmmmm. You're welcome.
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So now I'm curious…are you a fresh flower person? And what are your Mother's Day plans? Share with me below, and have a fabulous week!