The Cost of Mother’s Day Flowers in Every State

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FinanceBuzz researched the cost of a Mother’s Day bouquet in every state to find out where people should budget the most and least to make mom’s day special.
Updated April 11, 2024
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In 2022, Americans spent $31.7 billion total on Mother’s Day gifts. One of the most popular gifts, flowers, is estimated to bring in more than $3.9 billion this year alone.

With Mother’s Day around the corner, FinanceBuzz wanted to know the average cost of Mother’s Day flower delivery in every U.S. state. We recorded the price of Mother’s Day specials from multiple florists and flower shops across the country to find the cheapest and most expensive bouquets this year.

Key findings

  • The average cost of a Mother's Day bouquet in the U.S. is $65.10.
  • Alaska is the most expensive state for flowers with an average cost of $86.65. That’s $36 more expensive than delivery in the least expensive state.
  • West Virginia is the least expensive state to order Mother's Day flowers, with an average cost of $50.

How much will Mother’s Day flowers cost this year? Average cost by state

A map of the U.S. showing the average cost of Mother's Day flowers in every state.


The average cost nationwide for sending a special Mother’s Day bouquet this year is $65.10. There is a relatively even spread of states where flowers cost less than that amount (26 states) and where they cost more (24 states). There is also a $36.65 spread between Alaska, where Mother’s Day flower delivery costs the most ($86.65), and West Virginia where it costs the least ($50).

States where Mother’s Day flowers are most expensive

State Cost of Mother's Day flowers
Alaska $86.65
Hawaii $80
Montana $78.33
Nevada $78
Georgia $74.98
Virginia $72.98
California $71.66
Idaho $70.98
Tennessee $70
Arizona $70

The two non-contiguous U.S. states are the states where flowers cost the most this Mother’s Day. Alaska’s average cost of $86.65 is the highest in the country, while Hawaii’s $80 average price takes second place.

In the Lower 48, people in Montana will pay the most to send Mother’s Day flowers, at $78.33 on average. There is only one other contiguous state where flower costs exceed $75, and that’s Nevada, with an average bouquet cost of $78.

States where Mother’s Day flowers are least expensive

State Cost of Mother's Day flowers
West Virginia $50
North Carolina $51.63
New Hampshire $51.65
Wyoming $53
Iowa $56.33
South Dakota $56.65
Maine $56.65
New York $56.66
Florida $56.66
Missouri $58.33

Mother’s Day flowers cost the least in West Virginia, where bouquets cost just $50 on average. That means that it costs $36.65 less to send a Mother’s Day bouquet in West Virginia than it does in Alaska.

The price divide
Bouquets in Alaska are 73% more expensive than flowers in West Virginia.

North Carolina has the second-most affordable flowers for Mother’s Day, at $51.63 on average. That’s just two cents cheaper than bouquets in New Hampshire, where a Mother’s Day floral arrangement costs $51.65.

Wyoming ($53) and Iowa ($56.33) round out the list of the five states with the least expensive Mother’s Day flowers.

Bottom line

Even if you live in an area where flower delivery costs more than the national average, there’s always a way to save money on a thoughtful gift for your mom. Here are some of our top tips for saving and spending wisely:

  • Eat and drink your way to rewards. Planning a Mother’s Day brunch? Certain credit cards offer rewards you can earn when you use them to pay your bill at a restaurant. Use one of the best credit cards for dining out when the check comes at the end of your meal.
  • Earn rewards when booking fun experiences. If you want to gift your mom with tickets to a play, a dinner out, or other types of experiences, then choose a card that offers cash back. A cashback credit card with no annual fee could help you earn rewards on these and other purchases.
  • Earn travel rewards to visit family out of town. If your mom lives far away and you have to book a trip to visit her, then consider applying for one of the best travel credit cards to earn rewards on your expenses.

Methodology

To compile the data shown above, FinanceBuzz researchers recorded the price for the most affordable "Designer's Choice" bouquet or special offer listed under the "Mother's Day" section of three individual florists or flower shops in each state. We averaged these figures to create a value for each state.

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Author Details

Josh Koebert Josh Koebert is an experienced content marketer that loves exploring how personal finance overlaps with topics such as sports, food, pop culture, and more. His work has been featured on sites such as CNN, ESPN, Business Insider, and Lifehacker.

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