The cheapskate’s guide to Mother’s Day: Here are the best rose bouquets for the budget-conscious

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An array of roses (Photo: Getty Images)
Roses for Mom, under 50 bucks (Photo: Getty Images)

Mother's Day is nigh! Lucky for us, the floral companies are offering some great deals on the quintessential flower that shows Mom you love her the mostest: Roses. But which bouquet to choose and which companies have the best deals?

Before you find yourself spelunking into the farthest reaches of the web to find the best bargain (because, let's face it, roses ain't cheap), take a gander at the deals below. I've done all of the combing for you, and the fruits of my labor are spelled out, ready for clicking. You can choose any of these packages below, as there's something for every budget, and know you got a killer deal. So set up that delivery now, before you get closed out — because there are a lot of mamas out there just waiting to be showered in roses on her big day.

Two dozen mixed roses with chocolates — save $10

Multicolored bouquet of roses with a box of chocolates. (Photo: 1-800-Flowers
Remind mom how sweet she is. (Photo: 1-800-Flowers)

1-800-Flowers has been around for decades because they know how to ship a beautiful bouquet quickly and dependably. But they've really outdone themselves here: a stunning bouquet of two dozen mixed roses in a purple vase, accompanied by Sweet Smiles chocolates for just 70 bucks. If that's not a sweet enough deal, you can alter your order to suit your budget — opt for a clear vase or skip the candy. Prices start at $55 for bouquet only.

$70 $80 at 1-800-Flowers

Roses that last — save $24

Petite knockout rose plant wrapped in burlap. (Photo: FTD)
Roses that keep on giving. (Photo: FTD)

That household name of flower retailing, FTD is offering this Petite Knockout Rose Plant, which, I'll confess, would be my personal choice. It's flush with mini deep-pink roses, and charming in this burlap wrap with bow. Unlike a bouquet, these roses are made to last — potted and ready to transfer into Mom's garden or reside by a window or in a conservatory. It's a pet-friendly plant that's as safe as it is beautiful. The best part: It's on sale for $56, down from $80.

$56 $80 at FTD

White roses — an "Enchanted" gift idea

White roses with purple accenting in glass vase. (Photo: Teleflora)
A worthy mix for mom. (Photo: Teleflora)

White single-stem and spray roses are accompanied by lavender stock and waxflower for this purple-accented delight dubbed Enchanted Cottage. A pretty ribbon polishes off this charming arrangement with a taste of spring. This bouquet is available in a variety of sizes for as little as $50, and you can pay that off via four interest-free installments.

Starting at $50 at Teleflora

Drink in these champagne blooms

A dozen champagne roses in glass vase. (Photo: Proflowers)
Champagne roses for a high-class mom. (Photo: Proflowers)

If your mom appreciates a bottle of bubbly, then these are the blooms for her. Pair these pink champagne roses with a bottle of sparkling rosé and you have the perfect gift. A dozen of these beauties with clear glass ginger vase are on sale for $47, down from $55. As a "farm to door" option, these are an eco-friendly choice as well.

$47 $55 at Proflowers

Long-stem yellow roses — save 15%

A dozen yellow roses in glass vase. (Photo: Proflowers)
Make her day sunny with yellow roses. (Photo: Proflowers)

A dozen yellow roses from Proflowers, these long stems speak for themselves. Yellow roses symbolize friendship, and who is a better friend to us than our moms? This bouquet is 15 percent off, coming in at $72 down from $85.

$72 $85 at Proflowers

One dozen purple roses — save 50%

Pretty in purple. (Photo: fromyouflowers.com)
Pretty in purple. (Photo: fromyouflowers.com)

From You Flowers is offering 50 percent off this lovely bouquet, and you can customize it to suit your budget. A dozen roses is only $45, and you can upgrade to add a vase (like the purple gem pictured above), balloon, teddy bear or box of chocolates. And get this: You can add another dozen roses for only $20! They even have a customizable vase that you can add a photo to, so you and your mommy can be captured for posterity right on your floral delivery.

$45 $90 at From You Flowers

One dozen Wild Rainbow roses — save 50%

Roses as art. (Photo: fromyouflowers.com)
Roses as art. (Photo: fromyouflowers.com)

If your mom is a little quirky (or a lot), then these unique rainbow roses will be as extraordinary as she is. Save 50 percent on these magical roses, and then dress it up with add ons, like one of From You Flowers' custom vases. We're fans of their kicky "Love you to the moon and back" option.

$55 $110 at From You Flowers

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