Living Christmas Gifts—Plants!

Our Flower & Plants directory is full of living Christmas gift ideas. This year, give a “green” gift – literally. House plants, palms, and exotic potted flowers are available for delivery. The world is at your fingertips in this section. Order plants from all over the globe.

Here’s an overview of our favorite plant gift ideas:

  • House Plants—Choose a festive pot for added holiday cheer. Even an ordinary houseplant can be an impressive Christmas gift when decorated appropriately.
  • Medicinal Plants—Aloe Vera can sooth burns, cuts and irritated skin. Mint can soothe an upset stomach and help nausea. Give plants that may provide comfort in a time of need.
  • Plants You Can Eat—Fruit trees, Wheat Grass, Basil, Fennel, Chives. These unusual Christmas Gift ideas are perfect for any cook, chef, baker, gardener, or health nut.
  • Living Flower Plants—Violets, Peace Lilies, Fushias and the daunting Orchid—all make beautiful additions to a home, porch, yard or garden.


Plant Gift Tips:

Keep it simple. Give a plant gift that is easy to care for, such as a Cactus or Spider Plant. Orchids are a lovely gift idea for an experienced green thumb. However, a beginner may find they’re a difficult flower to keep alive. Jazz up an ordinary houseplant by using an extraordinary pot or planting container.

Many nurseries and florists will deliver living plant gifts just as they would floral arrangements. A potted plant will live long after the cut flowers have been thrown away.

Take the recipient’s lifestyle into consideration when selecting a plant gift. If he or she is out of town regularly, or for long periods of time, find a plant that requires very little water. If he is a plant lover, give a plant that will propagate over time, such as a Rubber Tree or Spider Plant. He’ll be able to take cuttings of his plants to grow many more! This is a truly sustainable Christmas gift idea.

We’ve put together a list of Do’s & Don’ts to help you find the perfect Plant Gift:



  • Give non-toxic plants that are safe for both humans and dogs.
  • Check detailed care instructions and provide these with your plant gift. This will reduce confusion and help keep your gift alive longer.
  • Dress up your gift. Use an interesting container, such as a painted pot or basket. Even temporary plant holders can be pleasing to the eye. Adorn your living Christmas gift with a ribbon or bow for the ultimate wow factor.



  • Give highly fragrant florals or pollinated plants to someone you don’t know well—they may have allergies.
  • Give a plant that is extremely hard to care for. Your gift should create joy, not stress.
  • Give an outdoor plant to someone who lives in an apartment or other urban setting. If you are unsure, give an indoor plant.

If you haven’t found what you’re looking for in this part of our Christmas Gift directory, check out the Flowers & Plants Accessories and Flowers areas. They’re jam packed with plant related Christmas gifts.

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