Today our editors are reviewing UrbanStems, a modern online flower delivery service that makes sending as enjoyable as receiving. They offer same-day delivery in NYC, DC & LA. Keep reading to learn about the service, our first impressions, and our final verdict…
UrbanStems delivers a rotating selection of seasonal bouquets, plants, dried flowers, and other gifts – but flowers are their bread and butter.
Their same-day and next-day flower delivery seem like convenient options for last-minute gifts. But I wondered if they’d really arrive on time. And with such a quick turnaround, what shape would the flowers be in when they arrive?
I just had to put UrbanStems to the test, so I checked out their site to see what the service is actually like.
The first thing I noticed is that the Urban Stems website is straightforward to navigate – sort by color, occasion, size, or price. UrbanStems has many superb arrangements that are different from what you’d find at a traditional florist, and quite affordable at $40 - $200.
When you order, simply select how many stems you want. You can add a vase for only $12 and a personalized greeting. Other add-ons include chocolates, a candle, and more.
I appreciate how UrbanStems explain that some bouquets may arrive in bud form so you can enjoy your flowers in their prime for longer. But I still doubted they’d ever measure up to the lush pics on their site.
There was only one way to find out. So I ordered The Peony set for same-day delivery and it arrived securely – that day, as promised. Honestly, the packaging itself is a keeper – very fitting for a gift. And the personalized note card? Charming.
My precious peonies came as buds, but I immediately saw that they were healthy. UrbanStems sends a care card with instructions on how to get the most from your flowers – a nice touch. I placed them in the vase with water and the packet of flower food provided. And voilà! 2 days later, my farm-fresh peonies were in full bloom – voluptuous.
A week later – the day of my mom's birthday dinner – I was in a panic because the necklace I’d ordered wasn’t delivered on time. Then I remembered UrbanStems has same-day delivery and got right to it.
My mom is such a summery person – she loves warm colors. But it's rare to find these shades in a ready-made arrangement. Not at UrbanStems, though. They’re curated by their best-in-class designers and have every bouquet you can dream of.
I had the option to save 10% when to double the arrangement – order a triple and you can save 15%. I ordered a Double the Firecracker dropped in a personal note, and added a chic glass vase as well. I know she’d adore the vibrant mix of texture and color, especially the golden balls of craspedia anchored by an explosion of orange roses.
Later that day, mom texted me to thank me for the “astonishing flowers” from UrbanStems. “The roses smell divine.” She said “it makes me feel fantastic, so appreciated, so loved.” I was glad I could to send her such a classy gift – on time – and put a huge smile on her face. When I got to her place for dinner she had them displayed in the center of the table, looking even more beautiful in real life.
UrbanStems is now my go-to – and not just for last-minute emergency gifts! Their unique floral designs are created in-house and sourced at the farm – so you’re guaranteed their flowers are the freshest-of-fresh.Their sustainably-sourced bouquets are far more stylish than the wilting posies sold at my local Whole Foods.
Always ahead of the trends, UrbanStems releases new bouquets for the season. Their team’s available 24/7 and their happiness guarantee shows just how trustworthy they are.
If you’re looking for a spectacular luxury flower delivery company, spread the joy with UrbanStems.