(Pro tip: Scroll to the bottom for a discount code to get a bouquet for $20 with free delivery!)
There are plenty of things to worry about in Philadelphia these days:
- Uber Surge pricing during the SEPTA Strike (it’s over now, thank goodness!!)
- Dealing with the lack of free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee if (when?) the Eagles lose…
- Where to celebrate (or drown your sorrows) during Election Day (Hint: Philadelphia Magazine’s recommendations are solid ones)
But there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about: doling out flowers to friends/loved ones at a moment’s notice!
We’re all busy bees. From work to play, dating to dining, school to spinning, it’s easy to forget things. Birthdays, anniversaries, you know… the kinds of things that make us depend on Facebook reminders. Enter: UrbanStems.
Your friends in D.C. and New York have been sending stems for a year or two now, but with their Philadelphia and Baltimore launch, UrbanStems is growing like a weed. Luckily, their bouquets are a little nicer than anything you’d pick from your backyard.
From seasonal shades to surprise succulents, I love that UrbanStems isn’t just jamming baby’s breath around some carnations and a rose or two, tossing it all into a fish bowl and charging $65 to deliver in the city. In fact, their system is pretty awesome.
This convenient little box is hand-delivered by a super-friendly courier, complete with a hand-written note AND handles (that’s a lot of hand-iness, right?) They even send a photo to confirm your flowers made it to their destination! PLUS the convenient tote allowed my flowers to make it home safely (and easily) on a city bus!
Another bonus: UrbanStems works with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and Veriflora Certified farms to source their environmentally friendly flowers!
The little tote also had a pull tab which, when yanked, pushed the bouquet out as if the petals were opening up!
I verify, no “fluffing” up took place. This is exactly how my bouquet looked when I pulled it out of the tote!
They switch up the bouquets all the time, so your flowers are always going to be different. AND, you don’t have to be a big-time baller to deliver your daisies (or mums, or rosehips, or whatever is in this season!)
Bouquets start at a mere $35 with free delivery within a few hours (or you can schedule in advance, if you’re a planner).
BUT since I’m a little obsessed with UrbanStems, they gave me a discount code to share getting you $15 off your first bouquet!
Just type inaTFpYg as your “Referral Code” when you sign up on UrbanStems’ site and you can get a killer bouquet to your bae (or mom) for $20! You probably spent that on cold brew in the last week, anyway. So make some at home, and #SendHappy (and then tell me how it went!)