by One Click Plants December 20, 2023 3 min read

Plants make an excellent gift both for family members and close friends. Despite your loved one being a keen gardener or not, gifting a plant is a great alternative option to something more temporary like a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers. A plant can be loved and cared for, thriving indoors or outdoors for many months or even years to come.

 

The best types of plants to gift your loved ones 

There's a whole range of plants that will make a perfect gift for your loved ones. But, to make it a little bit easier for you, we have whittled our selection down to just a few examples of some of the very best plants that would make the ultimate gift, both for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and any other special occasion. 

Potted roses - an easy gift option with so many varieties to choose from. A  potted rose is an affordable and versatile gifting choice. With different types of colours and varieties that will match the occasion and the individual recipient’s personality. 

Low maintenance house plants - to brighten a space in your loved one’s home and allow them the chance to enjoy their plant, even on cold and rainy days, a house plant is an excellent option. With low-maintenance options available like a  Spider Plant or  Snake Plant, even the most novice gardeners can keep these plants thriving in the comfort of their home. 

Fragrant plants - for those who enjoy the aesthetics of beautiful plants, those of the  fragrant variety are a wonderful gift. Adding not only colour and life to the garden but also wonderful natural aromas that attract the attention of local wildlife. A patio tree such as a standard  bay tree is the perfect example. 


Tips for gifting plants 

Categorise by recipient: Thinking about who you are buying for is key. Knowing wheter your recipient is an experienced gardener or more of a beginner will help to determine which plant is best. Buy beginner-friendly plants for those new to gardening, low-maintenance options for busy individuals, air-purifying choices for health-conscious recipients, and flowering beauties for the aesthetically inclined.

Go beyond potted roses: Consider diverse options when browsing for plant gifts like succulents, cacti, air plants, herbs, bonsai trees, or terrarium kits.

Consider the occasion: Opt for plants based on the specific occasion, for example festive plants for Christmas, romantic blooms for anniversaries, cheerful succulents for birthdays, and peace lilies or sympathy plants for condolences and well wishes.

 

The benefits of buying plants as a gift

They bring life and beauty to a space - plants bring life and beauty to a space, purify the air, and can even boost mood and productivity. They’re an excellent way to put a smile on a loved one’s face. Particularly if they are going through a hard time, are unwell, or simply need a spark of joy. 

They are often an affordable gift - unlike expensive gifts, a plant does the job whilst being a fraction of the price. With many even costing under £20. At One Click Plants we offer a great selection of quality,  nursery-grown plants, with current deals available on a wide selection of our most popular plants. 

An environmentally friendly gift for eco-conscious friends and family - rather than buying gifts wrapped in plastic and electronics that will one day lie in landfill, causing more damage to our environment, a plant is an environmentally friendly and beneficial gift for our planet. Bringing new life on earth, supplying colour and energy to a garden or home, and providing a brilliant home for local wildlife. Encouraging bees, butterflies and birds into your garden. The joy of this natural gift can be enjoyed for years to come, if cared for in the right way too!



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