Sometime in December, I was approached by Freddie’s Flowers – an online flower delivery service and asked if I was interested in reviewing one of their monthly boxes. I said yes, obviously, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this post and I’m sure upon reading this, you’ll understand why I said yes. Flowers can brighten up any room; my mum has bought small bunches of flowers every week for as long as I can remember and there’s always a vase of them sitting on the kitchen table and in the living room. I like to treat my mum to flowers, when I can. Often on Mother’s Day or her birthday because flowers can be a really special gift for people who like them. I gifted these flowers which Freddie’s Flowers kindly sent to me to her as well, right after I finished taking my blog photos…
Freddie’s Flowers was founded by… you guessed it, Freddie, who growing up with two florists as parents, was among flowers his whole life. Freddie’s Flowers now delivers all around the UK and are exceptionally reasonable, at £22 for some boxes. I was told my flowers would be delivered on 1st January (what a lovely way to start the year!) and they were. They were expertly packaged, with absolutely no damage to any of the flowers (or the cardboard actually) and the blooms even had little nets around them, to protect them which apart from thinking was really cute is actually really clever as well. So packaging and delivery: 10 out of 10.
The flowers don’t come pre-arranged – that’s up to you and actually, this is the first time I’ve ever arranged a bunch of flowers. You receive this little booklet welcoming you to Freddie’s Flowers which has Freddie’s story, photos and tips and tricks to get the perfect flower arrangement in it. I also received a sheet telling me exactly how to arrange the specific bunch I got. The instructions were simple and I successfully managed to arrange my flowers! Although I’m probably using the wrong type of vase, this is the only one we had in the house. Just by the booklet and leaflets alone, you can tell how much effort and love goes into this company.
Now onto the flowers themselves! I received Blooms, Lilie’s, Fluffy Solidago and Pussywillow in mine – being the flower expert I am not, didn’t know what any of those were (apart from lilies) before reading the leaflet. The flowers are in excellent condition when they arrive. The lilies haven’t even poked their head out yet so you know you’ve got good life in this bunch and they also provide two little flower food pouches, one for day 1 and one for day 4 so you can keep your flowers in the best condition. My mum loved this bunch, they look pretty impressive on our table. I can’t wait to see what they look like when the lilies have blossomed. I personally love the fluffy solidago, which are the long stick things with fluffy bits going up it. Apparently these open up into flowers as well so I’m also intrigued to see what that looks like!
And a few photos once the lilies finally opened up (I’d also like to note that these 2 photos were taken 7 days after receiving the flowers and look at how amazing the quality still is!):
Overall, I am pretty darn impressed with Freddie’s Flowers. For excellent value and a proper service you get a bunch of flowers which are made and sent with so much love and care that you almost see it oozing off the stems. Freddie’s Flowers has also kindly offered a discount code to my readers for anyone who wishes to purchase from them!
Get 50% off your first two boxes when you sign up this month!
Use code: JINFF12
* This product was sent to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, opinions and photos here are my own.