IT’S that time of year when many of us thank or remember our mums with a big bunch of flowers.
No one wants blooms that fade after a day or two, and some delivered bouquets can be costly, so where should you go to get the best value?
Don’t even think about buying delivery Mother’s Day flowers – these bargain bunches from Aldi to Tesco are just as goodCredit: Getty
Martyn James, consumer expert for The Sun’s Squeeze Team, says: “Avoid delivery costs and save yourself a packet by buying a bouquet from a supermarket and delivering them in person.”
Here, mum-of-three Lynsey Hope sees how store flowers compare to more specialist bunches.
SWAP eFlorist pink hydrangea (£27.99 plus £5.99 delivery) FOR Aldi hydrangea jug (£11.99)
Lynsey says: I loved Aldi’s flower range, especially this bunch. It had more hydrangeas and a nicer jug than eFlorist’s.
SWAP All Occasions tulip select-ion via Amazon (£27.99) FOR Sainsbury’s tulips (£5 a bunch)
Lynsey says: Amazon’s bouquet is pricey. Instead, I put together two bunches from Sainsbury’s. They even looked fresher.
SWAP Interflora hand-tied pastels (£38 plus £7 delivery) FOR Tesco secret garden bouquet (£10)
Lynsey says: Interflora’s is impressive. But out of its fancy packaging, it looks hardly any different to Tesco’s bouquet.
SWAP Moonpig Mother’s Day gift bag (£35 plus £3.99 delivery) FOR Waitrose rose bouquet (£10)
Lynsey says: The Moonpig bouquet is very pretty but drooped quickly. The cheaper Waitrose bunch has more stems.
SWAP Marks & Spencer yellow and white (£30) FOR Morrisons No1 Mum bouquet (£10)
Lynsey says: M&S’s are very pretty, but Morrisons has a similar bouquet minus the sun- flowers. They lasted well, too.
SWAP Prestige Flowers Rainbow Joy (£24.99 plus £5.99 delivery) FOR Asda chrysanthemums (£3)
Lynsey says: Prestige’s are incredibly pricey, while Asda’s are a steal at £3. You could even buy two bunches and stick in a gift bag.