Why plants make the perfect gift
From a housewarming gift, to a birthday present, or ‘just because’, there’s nothing better than receiving a hand-picked houseplant from someone who’s thinking of you. And if you need more convincing, we’ll be happy to oblige.
Plant gifting is not only thoughtful – it’s personal and versatile too. With the right plant, a new house can feel like a home. A birthday can feel like a celebration of life. And an anniversary can feel extra special.
Plants are an everyday reminder to someone that you care about them and create a relaxed environment in their home. What could be a better present?
There’s a plant for every person
They could be a home bird or always on the go. They might be pattern-crazy or a little more minimalist. Perhaps they live in a big house in the country, or have a small space in the city. Whoever you want to send a present to, you can guarantee there’s a plant that’s exactly right for them.
For small homes, choose a hanging plant, like Rapunzel the golden pothos or Emma the tradescantia nanouk, to optimise space. And for people with busy schedules, go for easy care or (almost) unkillable plants like Apollo the snake plant, or Sharon the parlour palm.
And for every occasion
If you’re welcoming a newborn or a new pet, there are lots of pet-and-baby-friendly plants that can grow up alongside them – like Howard the cast iron plant or Bertie the Boston fern. For birthdays, go for something bold to celebrate another year of life in style – like Zabrina the elephant ear, or Rob the rubber plant. To add a bit of zest to a new home, Vivi the lemon tree makes for a memorable (and delicious) gift.
Whatever you’re celebrating, plants make a great present because there’s such a wide variety to choose from. Bonus? You never have to worry about gifting the same thing as someone else.
Plants can send the right message
If you want to wish someone some good fortune, you could give them a money plant like Penny the pilea. Peace lilies like Pippa, unsurprisingly, signify peace and sympathy, and calatheas like Julia can symbolise gratitude and new beginnings. Plants have become loaded with meaning over time, so if you can’t put something into words, gifting a plant can do it for you.
‘Wrap’ it in something beautiful
An extra way to elevate your present is by sending it off ‘wrapped’ in its own pot. Create a refined look with minimalist concrete pots. For something more textural, opt for a fractured pot. Or play with colour – with two-toned dipped pots or ceramic glazed pots that come in stone, blue and mint. Plant pots are a great way to round off an already amazing present and they’re far more practical (and sustainable) than wrapping paper.
We’ve put together some stylish gift sets to help you decide on the right plant-and-pot pairings for the person you have in mind.
Plants brighten rooms – and moods
Giving someone a living thing that they can nurture and look after encourages mindfulness, eases anxiety and helps focus. Many scientific studies support the idea that plants can improve our mental health and help to lift us up. This makes your present not just something nice to look at – it actually has fantastic therapeutic benefits too.
To make plant care even easier, many of our gift sets include accessories for misting, watering, and pruning plants.
It’s easy and convenient
Gifting plants is really easy and fun. And because they last longer than flowers, it’s a gift that can be enjoyed for a long time. Just pick the plant or gift set you’d like to send and it’ll be with that lucky person in no time. Make it extra special with a care accessory, a candle or some chocolate and add a free gift note to include your own personal message. If you’re not sure what to go for, take our gifting quiz to find the perfect present.
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