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Where to find last-minute flowers for Mother's Day in Shanghai

Mums. Gotta love 'em. The 'cool' one, the overbearing one, the best friend, the feeder - whichever one's in your family, chances are you owe her big. Show yer ma a bit of extra love this Mother's Day (Sunday 14 May) with a beautiful bunch of flowers (for every budget).

Caojiadu Flower and Bird Market

- Budget wholesale flowers

This wholesale flower market is good for those who want to buy in bulks. Skip past the slightly distressing pet market and smaller flower market out the front and instead head into the drab-looking building. Inside, you’ll be met with an overwhelming fragrance of flowers and greenery and will find everything from potted herbs such as rosemary (10RMB) and thyme (15RMB) to packets of seeds and planters. Most of the units here also offer home delivery.

33 Wanhangdu Hou Lu, near Wanhangdu Lu, Putuo district. 普陀區萬航渡後路33號, 近萬航渡路

Hua Li Wang

- Easy e-florist

An online florist and gift shop delivering across China, Hua Li Wang has all sorts of fresh flowers, plants and celebration cakes and chocolate. Prices start from 96RMB for 11 gerberas, or you can treat your mum to the special Mother's Day bouquet with 11 blush pink roses and two lilies for 175RMB.

To order, download 花禮網 (hua li wang) from your app store or check out the website. Flowers can even be at your mum's door within three hours of placing the order.

The Beast

- For fancy bouquets

Having started off as a small e-flower business on Weibo before developing into to an e-boutique, The Beast is now a fancy lifestyle concept store with brick-and-mortar shops across China. Specialising in occasion bouquets, flowers from The Beast are a real treat, but they don't come cheap - arrangements start from around 600RMB for a small bunch or 800RMB for a medium sized bouquet. The store also features a beautiful collection of flower-paired gift sets, including house-branded floral print silk pyjamas and scarves, cosmetics, candles and jewellery.

L2 232-233, iAPM, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu, Xuhui district. 徐匯區淮海中路999號iAPM, L2樓232-233, 近陝西南路


- For international delivery

Just cause you or your ma are living in different countries, that's no excuse to skip the Mother's Day spoiling. Interflora’s international network of florists can deliver a bouquet to almost anywhere in the world in just a few hours. Bouquets for Mother’s day start from around 250RMB for a petite basket of including freesias, roses and carnations, with more substantial arrangements for around 625RMB (plus around 90RMB for delivery).

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