THIS Valentine’s Day A BUNCH of 12 red roses is the quintessential romantic gift, giving retailers the chance to pump up the price of bouquets around this time of year.
Thankfully, there are still deals to be found, last year some supermarkets last year were selling bunches of red roses in store from just £3 and florists even offered a same-day delivery service.
Alamy There are plenty of deals on flowers this Valentine’s Day
Where to get the cheapest Valentine’s Day flowers?
Of course, the cheapest flowers won’t be the best.
Typically, supermarkets sell short-stem flowers, while long-stemmed roses are the more premium ones.
Roses with bigger head sizes are also more expensive, and retailers tend to sell “sweetheart” roses, which have the smallest heads.
Prices actually drop on Valentine’s Day (February 14) itself as supermarkets try to flog surplus stock.
So if you are planning to get flowers for your loved one, you might end up paying less if you get your flowers on the day.
Below, we’ve included the cheapest red rose prices offered by retailers last year in store, for delivery, and the best deals on other bouquets.
What were the best roses deals last year?
- Lidl waselling a dozen sweetheart roses for just £3 from February 11
- Aldi was offering a dozen red roses for £5 a bunch from February 11
- Morrisons was selling a dozen red roses for £5 from February 11
- Tesco was selling a bunch of 12 roses for £5 from February 11
- Waitrose was selling a dozen red sweetheart roses for £5 from February 12
- M&S’s bunch of 12 red roses was selling for £5 from February 11
- Sainsbury’s is offering a dozen Fairtrade red roses for £6.50 in store and online (as part of an online order, minimum spend is £25) from February 11
Morrisons’ bunch of 12 red roses went on sale for £5 at the weekend
What were the best bouquet deals for Valentine’s Day last year?
- Lidl is selling a rose and lily bouquet for £15, in store only from February 9
- Appleyard Flowers is selling a bouquet of pink avalanche roses, white lilies and eucalyptus with green bell for £26 with free next-day delivery. They also offer same day delivery services.
- FlyingFlowers.com is selling a bouquet of 24 red tulips for £27.99 with free next-day delivery.
- Bloom and Wild is selling a bouquet called the ‘Poppy’ which contains eight roseberry roses, four cerise spray roses, five Arabian starflowers, three bouvardias and two bupleurums for £35 with free next-day delivery. They also offer same day delivery throughout most of London.