onestly, I try to pretend I’m all tough and not sentimental but I really love it when people buy me flowers. It doesn’t happen that often which I’m really very fine about (seriously… it’s fine… whatever) but when it does happen it makes me all warm and glowing inside.
I used to live Canberra in the early 2000s and back then florists were notoriously expensive. If you wanted to buy a bunch of flowers for your mate’s opening night of her play, it’s unlikely you’d get change from a $50 note so needless to say, flowers weren’t purchased that often. When I moved to Melbourne I discovered this amazing little business called Daily Blooms. It’s technically a florist but they sell just one style of posy every day for $30 and delivery is included. When I discovered them it was one of those real ‘I wish I thought of that!’ moments.
There are florists similar to this popping up all over the place in Australia and I thought I’d put together a little resource for people who want to give lovely flower gifts but also want to be able to pay their rent and buy groceries too. Here’s a list of some cute ‘little’ florists in Australia so you can buy flowers without going broke.
Canberra – The Floral Society
This gorgeous business is one of the few digital florists in the Canberra area and they’re filling a serious gap in the market. They do daily bouquets for about $30 including delivery and they also offer wedding arrangements, event arrangements and floral subscriptions if you fancy getting regular deliveries.
Melbourne – Daily Blooms
For Melbournites, these guys are the bomb. They’ve saved me on more than one occasion when I forgot a mate’s birthday and quickly put in an order. I’m also happy to say I have had 100% flawless service from these guys and I’ve used them at least a dozen times. They’re quick, the quality is excellent and it’s super easy to order from them.
Sydney – Little Flowers
Similar to Daily Blooms, I’ve used Little Flowers countless times and the service has been outstanding. It’s the same deal as most small posy florists. They have a posy of the day which is on sale until it sells out and they make all their deliveries before 6pm that evening.
South Australia – Itty Bitty Bunch
I can’t vouch for Itty Bitty Bunch because I’ve never used them (although now I know about them I can send some to my Adelaide BFF Sonia Styling!) but they come highly recommend from lots of my South Australian readers. From what I’ve heard they cover a broad range of delivery areas and the quality is always pretty good. Ace.
Perth – Daily Blossom
Again I’ve never trialled Perth’s Daily Blossom but I’m loving how they deliver their daily bunches in cute little pails. I do love a hessian wrap or some rustic brown paper but the pail is super cute and adds a different twist to the little flowers concept.
Brisbane – Poco Posy
Poco Posy is a Brisbane based traditional florist that has the option of the little daily posy. They also do event and wedding flowers. They have interesting themed days where they deliver sweet potted succulents instead of traditional posies which I love – more sustainable and they last longer.
Special Mention – GG’s Flowers in Canberra
Strictly speaking, this gorgeous florist doesn’t subscribe to the small posy formula but I couldn’t leave this business out. They’re a socially sustainable florist operating in Canberra and their point of difference is awesome. They’re an equal opportunity employer offering jobs to people with special needs. One of the daughter’s in the family, Gayana, has Down Syndrome and the business was created with her in mind. Gayana and her mother Geetha put together to arrangements and they’re hand delivered by Gayana. I haven’t had a flower occasion in Canberra since they started operating but they will be the first people I call when I need to send a posy.
Have you used a small posy florist? Can you recommend any in Australia? Any suggestions for Northern Territory or Tasmania?