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The Definitive Guide to Plant Gifting

We all have someone in our lives who is a bit difficult to shop for. You know, that person who has everything they need, so what more could you get them? Studies have shown that giving someone a plant can actually improve their life. How incredible! 

Some of the benefits are:

  • Accelerated Healing Process
  • Improved Energy
  • Better Moods/Mental Health
  • Reduced Stress
  • Improved Home Aesthetic 

Whether the person you’re shopping for is a nature lover or not, a plant is a beautiful gift as it will better their life in some way. It also stays in their home or personal space and is a reminder that you care for them. Whoever you’re buying a plant for we have you covered. Here’s the top plants to get for the plant beginner, the chef, to wish someone good luck, or the plant pro. 

The Beginner

These plants are great for the person with 0-5 plants. Whether your friend is new to plants or already has a few, you really can’t go wrong with these plants. 

Snake Plant - Sansevieria Zeylanica

The snake plant is a great starter plant as it grows in all types of lighting conditions. A great plant for someone who might not have a green thumb as it doesn’t need to be watered on a regular basis and can often bounce back from neglect.  It also cleans the air and has the ability to absorb excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. 

Golden Pothos - Epipremnum aureum

A great trailing and strikingly beautiful plant while being simple to care for. The Pothos just need some light and a bit of water when the soil is dry and they’ll be happy.  The Golden Pothos is easy to propagate which is exciting for anyone who is new to the plant trend. Truly a crowd pleaser for any plant ability level, but especially great for someone who is just starting out their plant journey. 

Good Luck Gift

Looking To wish someone good luck & good fortune? These plant suggestions are great for a friend who just graduated, started a business, or has completed a personal milestone as they are known for their positive karma.  

Money Plant - Pilea Peperomioides

Also known as the Money Plant, the Pilea Peperomioides is beautiful gift as it its round leaves are striking and makes it look pretty unique. This plant as I’m sure you can tell by its secondary name, is known to bring good fortune ‘The Money Plant’ says it all. Pilea’s are pretty easy to care for as well. They like medium light and watering when dry. Gift this plant to someone and let them know that this plant symbolizes the good vibes you’re sending their way for great fortune. 

Orchids - Orchidaceae

Orchids say a lot with their simple elegance. Their bloom will stay on the stalk for weeks, and the plant will continue growing indoors long after the blooms fade. They are also believed to bring good luck and prosperity. 

They do love a brightly lit room, and enjoy moving air. If your friend really has the touch, then they can continue to care for their Orchid after the blooms have fallen. They can cut the stem of the orchid and if they continue to care for it, a new stem will bloom with new flowers. Orchids naturally bloom 1-2 times a year. 

The Foodie

Your chef friend who either works in the industry or is always cooking up food for their friends. You know, the one who loves watching cooking shows just to get new ideas, that person. These plants will live in their well-lit kitchen or window sill ready to use during their cooking prep. 

Parsley - Petroselinum crispum

Parsley is wonderful because it grows best in a pot. You might think parsley is just for garnish but its a very versatile herb. It is incorporated into many different cooking styles and recipes. Similar to what salt does to a dish, parsley ties can tie a meal’s flavours together. When growing it indoors it does best in a bright sunny window. Although parsley grows its best in moist soil, it is relatively drought-tolerant. Translation? Parsley is pretty adaptable. 

Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis miller

Unlike Parsley, the Aloe plant is less popular or diverse when it comes to incorporating in cooking. Common in Indian and Southeast Asian cuisines, aloe can be eaten, either cooked or raw. Although we don’t know of any dishes made with Aloe, it’s a great plant for its beauty and topical skin treatment. Accidents can happen in a kitchen so Aloe is an all natural first-aid kit for your Chef friend. Simply filet the aloe leaf and apply the clear gel directly to the skin. 

Plant Pro

This is for your friend that has 10+ plants and will be impressed with a unique or less common plant friend. Just remember that for a Plant pro you really can’t go wrong with any type of plant. Even if they already have it, its easy to put a repeat plant in another room. 

Variegated Rubber Plant - Ficus elastica tineke

Any variegated plant is a bit more unique than its more common origin. Variegated leaves occur rarely in nature, so finding a variegated plant is a great option for your friend who already has a lot of plants. Perfect for bringing color and life to a simple room, empty corners and it goes great with any colour of plant. Rubber Plants are a popular houseplant choice due to their ease of care, and unique foliage. 

Staghorn Fern - Platycerium

Ferns come in all shapes and sizes, but the Staghorn Fern is one of the more unique types out there. This beautiful variety gets its name for its uniquely shaped leaves that look like animal horns. Staghorn Ferns are a less common house plant, so it’s sure to excite your Plant Pro friend.

A Sharebloom Plant Subscription

With a different plant choice each month, and care cards with each delivery, a plant subscription from Sharebloom is a great gift for anyone at any plant knowledge level. A plant subscription is a great gift for a close friend, family member, or partner. It's a great gift because you can let someone know that you love them and care about them every month out of the year while not having to pay a large amount upfront. You can find it here.