January 23rd, 2019 | Updated on March 6th, 2019
When you decide to give plants as a gift, there’s no limit to how useful they can be. There are also endless possibilities for what you can give, how you can present it, and how much you can spend.
The truth is, the best gift is often one that comes from the heart and will ultimately last forever if you look after it.
If you are thinking about giving plants as a gift for any occasion, or as housewarming gifts, then you may be wracking your brain trying to figure out what the perfect plant will be.
You want one that’s going to grow up big and strong, but you also want it to be unique while not requiring a lot of maintenance. If this point has you stumped (pardon the pun), then you may like to look at these plants below.
They are bound to bring a smile to the recipient’s face, while not costing you a fortune either.
Succulents have several standout features that will have you choosing them as housewarming gifts in no time.
Firstly, they are low maintenance. If you are moving to a new house, it’s typically a chaotic time for several days.
The last thing you want is a plant that requires a lot of care in those first few days. If you gift your new neighbor a succulent, however, it will take care of itself.
Succulents are also available in a beautiful array of colors, meaning you can gift them for several occasions and they will always be different. Finally, they are a small plant.
When you give succulent plants as a gift, it’s more of a token than an expensive gift that can make strangers uncomfortable.
Whether you are giving housewarming gifts to a stranger or someone you know, you can’t go wrong with herbs.
Not only are they something that will keep on growing, but you can use them in a significant number of meals.
Such convenience is bound to be appreciated by the recipient – especially when they get halfway through a recipe only to find they need fresh herbs instead of the dried variety.
Another noteworthy point about herbs is that you can dress them up in stunning pots to go with them. Herbs are often the best gift because they both look presentable and serve a purpose.
3. Bonsai Tree
If you want your friend or family member to know how much you care about them, then consider gifting them Bonsai trees – either as bereavement gifts or housewarming gifts.
Bonsai trees are not only beautiful plants, but they come with a lovely meaning. They symbolize happiness – which every new homeowner wants – as well as harmony, peace, and luck.
While they do need a little bit of care, they are a standout addition to any home, meaning you’re going to be at the top of the Christmas card list this year.
4. Aloe Vera
There’s no denying that the Aloe plant is not the prettiest of the bunch, but it’s potentially one of the most useful.
It takes up minimal space, so it’s more than suitable for housewarming gifts, and it also emanates a unique charm that’s bound to appeal to many.
What’s more, the Aloe plant is hardy. Even when you transfer it to a pot plant, so it’s worthy of gifting, it will handle the trip well.
Then there are, of course, the health benefits. Having an aloe vera plant close at hand will provide no end of convenience.
If you suffer from a burn in the kitchen, an itchy bite, or an irritation on your skin, you can snap one of the leaves and help yourself to the liquid inside. When it comes to giving plants as a gift, the aloe vera plant most certainly comes out on top.
5. Chinese Money Plant
Do you wish for financial prosperity for your friends and family members? Then one of the best plants as a gift is going to be a Chinese Money Plant. This low maintenance but strikingly beautiful plant lets the recipient know you wish them well.
Not only is it an attractive plant, but it doesn’t require too much care either. All you need to do is place it in indirect sunlight, fertilize it once every month, and plant it in well-draining soil. It will then take care of itself.
If you are looking for the best gift to give someone either for a housewarming or bereavement, then you can’t go wrong with plants as a gift.
Plants can last a long time, even a lifetime, and come with well wishes that a box of chocolates and a store-bought card can’t achieve.
Once you buy a plant, such as a succulent or herb, then take the time to present it well in a new pot. It could become one of the best gifts the recipient has ever received. It will also make you feel good inside too!
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