An upgrade from the usual amaryllis bulbs, the stainless steel gift box doubles as the planter.

5 Fabulous Plants that make Unique Holiday Gifts

Finding the freshest holiday gift ideas is easy when you know where to look! At Giving Plants, our seasonal spirit is firmly rooted in the belief that a live plant present is always better than fresh cut flowers. So, this Christmas, forget garden decorations that fade away and delight family, friends and co-workers with lasting plant gifts. Topping the list of favorites for the 2014 holiday season are these five fantastic sets that offer a little something for everyone.

Holiday Plant Gift Idea #1

The Gardenia Bonsai Box

Gift budget range:     Under $50

Who loves it:  Anyone who appreciates natural beauty, peace and tranquility. Gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Perfect for relatives or friends who are always trying something new.

Why it’s so giftable: It’s an all-in-one growing kit wrapped up in a chic, recycled steel box that also turns into the planter. What’s not to like? Bonsai Boxes are the ultimate in eco-chic gardening gifts for experienced and aspiring growers alike. You’re probably thinking about buying one for yourself right now. Don’t worry – we won’t tell.

Holiday Plant Gift Idea #2

The Large Herb Garden Potted in Bamboo

Gift budget range:     $50 and up

Who loves it: Foodies, grow-your-own enthusiasts, experimenters, eco-conscious home decorators, your Secret Santa.

Why it’s so giftable:  It makes harvestable basil, oregano and parsley a possibility for virtually anyone. Plus, it looks pretty on windowsills or a sunroom table. Everything your mom, boyfriend, roommate or cubicle-mate needs is packaged in one beautiful bamboo container. No part is wasted. Even the lid doubles as a drainage tray.

Holiday Plant Gift Idea #3

The Recycled Grow Bottle

Gift budget range:     Around $50

Who loves it: Fans of eclectic garden decorations, a friend with no time to water plants, precocious kids, green thumb grandparents and college students.

Why it’s so giftable:  First and foremost, this organic, hydroponic growing container makes plants nearly impossible to kill. A moisture wick pulls water up from the “tank” below to nourish roots and keep herbs kicking. Recycled grow bottles come with a variety of seedlings including the mint variety featured, chives, oregano, parsley and aromatic basil. And on top of producing harvestable herbs, each repurposed bottle planter makes a seriously cool addition to home or apartment decor.

Holiday Plant Gift Idea #4

The Red Amaryllis Gift Box

Gift budget range:     Around $70

Who loves it: Indoor gardeners, urbanites, flower lovers, girlfriends, wives, sisters and moms.

Why it’s so giftable:  This floral gift set arrives with all the necessary materials wrapped up in a cool recycled stainless steel package. The box and lid double as the growing container and drip tray and growers can expect bulbs to flower in as little as a few weeks. The deep red of amaryllis flowers gives home decor a refreshing pop of festive color.

Holiday Plant Gift Idea #5

Budget-Friendly Seed Kits

Gift budget range:      Less than $40

Who loves it: Herb and spice lovers, home cooking enthusiasts, grow-your-own experimenters, curious kids, and homeowners with an eye for eco-friendly accents.

Why it’s so giftable:  Three words: variety, price and versatility. First, seed kits come with a choice of organic seed types including aromatic favorites like lavender, basil and mint and popular cooking herbs like oregano, chives and parsley. Kits contain all the materials for growing inside of an attractive bamboo container, able to be displayed most anywhere. The price here is definitely right at under $40 including shipping.

 

An all-in-one-growing kit with a modern twist.

An all-in-one-growing kit with a modern twist.

 

Whether at your desk or in your kitchen, this bamboo seed kit is right at home.

Whether at your desk or in your kitchen, this bamboo seed kit is right at home.

 

This recycled grow bottle feels good to give and receive.

This recycled grow bottle feels good to give and receive.

 

An upgrade from the usual amaryllis bulbs, the stainless steel gift box doubles as the planter.

An upgrade from the usual amaryllis bulbs, the stainless steel gift box doubles as the planter.

 

An eco-friendly way to add fresh herbs to your life.

An eco-friendly way to add fresh herbs to your life.

 

Now that you have your arsenal of gift recommendations, it’s time for the best part. Shop the best plant gifts online without having to leave the house.

 

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