MAGICAL decorations are the centrepiece of Christmas. Along with the tree, flowers add a touch of festive cheer to your home.
We've rounded up the best Christmas flowers available to buy this season…
If you want to give a lovely gift or are simply stuck for ideas for a loved one, then flowers are a great way to show someone you really care. Perfect for a partner, family member or friend they can really light up the home too.
We recommend finding a selection of blooms that have a Christmas theme. These can have a red and white contrasting style, a selection of firs or pine cones or even a little sparkle.
If you're not sure where to look for some stunning selections of Christmas flowers then places like M&S, Prestige flowers, Wild & Bloom, Interflora, Next Waitrose and Selfridges are a great starting point.
Whether you like a simple bouquet or something a little more extravagant then we've got you covered. From poinsettia baskets to big luxury blooms check out our best Christmas flowers available to buy right now…
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- Poinsettia basket, £30 from Waitrose – buy here
Nothing says Christmas more than a classic Poinsettia. This beautiful offering from Waitrose has added deep red begoniawith some glossy kalanchoe- all served up in a stunning finely woven basket, naturally.
The poinsettia can be watered and kept throughout the Christmas period and a specific care guide is included with the Waitrose Florist delivery box. So good you'll want more than one.
- Christmas Chrysanthemums, £19.99 from Prestige Flowers – buy here
Bring a little glitter to your home this festive season with some sparkling gold Christmas Chrysanthemums.
Available from flower delivery company Prestige Flowers, this special bouquet arrives with gold Chrysanthemums, Cinnamon and natural pinecones.
If that wasn't enough they are also delivering with a delightful box of dusted handmade choccy truffles. Bloomin' lovely.
Red December bouquet
- Red December flowers, £35 from Marks & Spencer – buy here
Delight your guests with a stunning tablescape of red December blooms from Marks and Spencer.
Fashioned with elegant sprays of eucalyptus and pine cones intertwined with roses, Hypericum and Hemlock, this bouquet is well suited for a festive frolic… all month long.
Christmas candle arrangement
- Christmas candle arrangement, £45 from Interflora – buy here
If you want something a little extra special this Christmas, it has to be this truly unique candle table display from Interflora.
Created individually by an artisan florist, using a fresh mix of flowers available on the day, each jolly arrangement will be entirely unique.
It comes in a silver display case, with a centrepiece candle and you can even personalise with a message. A perfect gift that is truly charming.
- Christmas letterbox, £22 from Next – buy here
For lush red Christmas flowers then we can't think of anything more perfect than this superb table setting by Next.
Delivered to your door in just two working days, they arrive in bud for maximum vase life. This letterbox collection has a gorgeous mix of coronation, alstroemeria, natural Portuguese pine, rose gold pistache and red lily.
Enough to get anyone in the Christmas mood.
Christmas roses watering can
- Christmas roses watering can, £24 from Bunches – buy here
Trying to find a pressie for the gardener in your life? Or perhaps you just want some romantic roses for a loved one? Then why not try this neat festive watering can completely with gold tree decoration.
With a stunning selection of pink-red roses, we think it has the wow factor.
One pleased fan says, 'Excellent service and the flowers were in great condition,' while another raved about the size saying, 'So much more than I ever expected.' Guaranteed happiness.
- The Mina bouquet, £28, from Wild & Bloom – buy here
Add a playful touch to a dark winters night with this beautiful bouquet by Bloom and Wild.
If you like a quintessentially Christmas look on your table, it has to be the Mina set – though they have a great selection of other festive flowers online.
For each bouquet sale, they donate 15% to Carers Trust and all their packaging is 100% recyclable while they have a zero-landfill policy. Thoughtful and festive – we love.
White Christmas Basket
- White Christmas basket, £40 from Marks & Spencer – buy here
Take your Christmas decorations to the next level with this wonderful white Poinsettia basket that you'll instantly want to show off.
Fans say, 'My friend was thrilled with this basket,' 'Plants appeared fresh and vital,' and 'very well presented with lovely foliage'. Plus we think if it snows your centrepiece will be matching perfectly.
Feeling fruity bouquet
- Moyses Stevens Feeling fruity bouquet, £250 from Selfridges – buy here
If you're feeling flush and want something uber-luxury, check out the Moyses Stevens fruity bouquet. We love that it comes as a huge collection and includes delicious sprays of cinnamon, berries and pine cones.
You simply replenish with water every two to three days to keep the bouquet looking good for the whole of December. Scent-sational.
What flowers are associated with Christmas?
Flowers can make the Christmas atmosphere so special at home.
Not only are bouquets and plants perfect as a tablescape, they can also brighten up just about any space including a bedroom, living room or even a kitchen.
The most classic flowers associated with Christmas are:
Poinsettia: This gorgeous red petalled plant stems from the heart of Mexico and is a mascot of all things Christmas. Seen in many a holiday movie, as well as displays in shops and at events, they also come in white for a contrasting winter wonderland look.
Begonia:Begonia is native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. But the plants are also a firm favourite when it comes to adding that Christmas touch to a display and look lovely alone or mixed with complementary flowers.
Red roses: While roses are great all year round, red roses can really make a Christmas display. Alternatively, use white roses for double the Christmas fun and mix with other smaller flowers to contrast.
Red Hypericum:Hypericum is the ultimate merry berry. While they start off as tight buds they soon bloom into star-shaped flowers which look thoroughly festive.
Pine cones and firs: While not actually a flower, many bouquets will come with delicate sprays of firs or attention-grabbing pinecones. These mix well with some pretty flowers and can look truly stunning at a Christmas table.
How to arrange Christmas flowers
If you're making your own Christmas display, there are a few simple tips to get you going which will keep your flowers fresh and looking lovely.
Firstly, cut the stems at a slant prior to putting in water. This will keep the longevity and allow appropriate water filter.
You'll want to balance the bouquet so take two to four blooms that you want as the focal centrepiece and make sure you have an even amount. Place the sturdier stems in first. Make sure you have a mix of focal flowers and filler flowers to even out the display.
Then create a base of greenery with delicately contrasting flowers. This can be around the edges as well as in between the flowers. Always look at your bouquet from across the room to see how it looks from afar!
How to put flowers on a Christmas tree
Did you know that flowers don't just need to go in a vase at Christmas? You can attach an abundance of beautiful blooms to your tree for that truly authentic festive look.
Not only that but the smell will be amazing and really impress your guests!
To do this you will need to purchase a set of water tubes, otherwise knowns as water picks, which will ensure that the flowers do not die. You can place one to two blooms in the water tubes and refill once per week.
Place the tubes evenly across the tree, filling in between with lights, ribbons or other decorations.
You can even create cascading swirls around the tree with flowers or dot throughout with other decorations. Festively fabulous all winter long.
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