Don't fall for the online flower scams targeting shoppers for Mother's Day this month - shop local in Illinois instead.

To ensure that special mom in your life will get her Mother's Day flowers this year, shopping at local flower shops and in-person are your best options.  Period!

There are tons of flower shops in Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, and surrounding areas that you can count on to come through for Mother's Day!

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Here are local flower shops that were recommended to me for Mother's Day:

Rockford Florists

Cherry Blossom FloristPetals & Pickin's Floral, Gifts & WorkshopsPepper Creek Schnuck's Rockford FloralBroadway Florist Bill Doran Company RockfordStems Floral & MoreFlowering VineFlowers by Nancy Rockford 

Loves Park Florists

Flowers On River Park - Loves ParkEvent Floral - Loves Park

Machesney Park Florists

Emerald Bloom Floral - Machesney Park

Belvidere Florists

Flower Bin Etc - Belvidere

Beloit Florists

Rindfleisch Flowers & Boutique - Beloit

Byron Florists

The Velvet Poppy Floral - Byron

Rockton Florists

Buckets n Blooms - Rockton

You have every opportunity to support local and know you're in good hands by shopping at these local flower shops for Mother's Day.  Have a favorite to add to the list?


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Here's Why Illinoisans Should Buy Local For Mother’s Day Flowers

There are so many online-based floral shops that pose as legitimate, but when the day arrives your flowers are nowhere to be found. Then, the online shop disappears, your card has been charged multiple times, and you are left scrambling for flowers.

If you have no option but to shop online for Mother's Day flowers, here's how to avoid online florist scams this year:

  • Check for customer reviews
  • Review the seller's photos and advertisements
  • Verify the website's authenticity
  • Double-check the vendor's address and phone number

It's always a great option to take it to socials and ask your friends where they love getting floral arrangements in the area! That's how I found the list of credible local florists above!

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