Gifting a plant: Perfect picks for holiday season gifts

What’s the best plant to gift to your friends and family?

The holidays are the perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care, and what better way to do it than by gifting a plant? Plants are not just gifts; they are living, growing companions that can brighten up any space. But with so many options, how do you choose the right one? This guide will help you match the perfect houseplant to the personality of your gift recipient.

Person watering a potted Jade Plant, an ideal low-maintenance plant gift.

The nature enthusiast

Plants: Orchids, Jade Plant
Why they fit: These plants are for those who appreciate natural beauty and have a keen interest in nurturing and tending to plants. Orchids, with their exotic allure, and Jade Plants, symbolising growth and renewal, are perfect choices.
Perfect for: Your granny who proudly parades her plant collection every time you visit, pointing out each new bloom with absolute excitement.
Care tips: Orchids thrive with indirect light and regular feeding using Wonder All Purpose. Jade Plants flourish in bright light, and water when the topsoil feels dry. Avoid overwatering these plants.

The busy professional

Plants: Snake Plant, ZZ Plant
Why they fit: When considering gifting a plant to someone with a hectic schedule, these are the ideal choices. Snake Plants and ZZ Plants are not only stylish but also resilient, thriving in various conditions.
Perfect for: Your always-on-the-go sibling who can’t even keep a cactus alive. These plants are practically indestructible.
Care tips: Water infrequently and keep in low to moderate light. They are forgiving and can handle some neglect.

A green and healthy ZZ plant near a window.

The eco-conscious friend

Plants: Aloe Vera, Pilea peperomioides
Why they fit: For friends who are all about sustainability and natural living. Aloe Vera, with its medicinal properties, and Pilea, known for its air-purifying qualities, are great choices.
Perfect for: Your eco-warrior bestie who recycles everything and lectures you on sustainability every chance they get. These plants will fit right into their green paradise.
Care tips: Aloe Vera prefers bright, indirect light and occasional watering. Pilea likes indirect light and slightly moist soil.

Minimalistic Aloe plant in a white pot, perfect for gifting.

The trendsetter

Plants: Golden Pothos, Fishbone Cactus
Why they fit: For the friend who loves to stay on trend with their home décor. These plants bring a modern touch to any urban space.
Perfect for: Your TikTok obsessed friend who’s really into dopamine decorating – they’ll appreciate these plants as the latest ‘must-haves’ in their stylish urban jungle.
Care tips: Golden Pothos thrives in indirect light and needs moderate watering. Fishbone Cactus enjoys bright, indirect light and regular watering.

The zen seeker

Plants: Peace Lily, String of Hearts
Why they fit: Perfect for those who seek tranquillity and harmony in their surroundings. These plants have a calming presence and add a touch of serenity.
Perfect for: That cousin who turned their apartment into a zen den and now starts every conversation with “Namaste.” Gifting a plant like the Peace Lily or String of Hearts to them will complement their tranquil oasis beautifully.
Care tips: Peace Lilies do well in low light and need consistent moisture. String of Hearts prefers bright, indirect light with moderate watering.

Elegant Peace Lily with white blooms, pictured against a light blue background.

Enhance your plant gift with essential care products

When gifting a plant, why not go the extra mile and include some essential care products?

  • Wonder All Purpose: An excellent all-rounder, this plant food is perfect for feeding indoor plants weekly. It’s especially handy for those staying at home and looking to nurture their green friends.
  • Wonder Plant Food Stix: For an easy and effective way to feed plants, Wonder Plant Food Stix are a great choice. These convenient stix provide a slow release of nutrients, making them an ideal gift addition for those who prefer hassle-free plant care.
  • Efekto Garden Gun RTU: Indoor plants can sometimes attract pests, especially under stress. Including a bottle with your plant gift can help your recipient manage common pests like aphids, whiteflies, mites, and mealybugs effectively.
  • Efekto Oleum: A few drops of Efekto Oleum on a damp cloth work to clean leaves and keep them dust-free.
  • Wonder Kelp: Water plants with Wonder Kelp a day or two before repotting to ease the process. This thoughtful product ensures the plant is well-hydrated and reduces the risk of shock, making it a great addition to your plant gift.
  • Wonder Organic Vita-Boost: Ideal for repotting overcrowded indoor plants, this product acts as a perfect foundation for new root growth.

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Gifting a plant is a way to bring lasting joy and a touch of nature into your loved one’s lives. By matching the plant to the personality and lifestyle of the recipient, you ensure that your gift will be cherished and well-cared for. With Wonder‘s range of products, each plant will not only survive but thrive, enhancing living spaces and bringing happiness for years to come.

Happy gift-giving!

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