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Give a greener gift

29 Nov, 2021

Unsure what plant would be the perfect present? We have created a list of living gift ideas for friends and family. Here are some of our suggested living gift ideas for this Christmas:

Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

ZZ plant

ZZ plants (aka Zamioculcous Zanzibar) are a perfect beginner plant and therefore make a great living gift for anyone. They need little water and can withstand low to bright indirect sunlight.


A festive plant that brings seasonal colour into the house just in time for Christmas. As long as they don’t dry out, poinsettias are easy to look after and are a perfect plant if you want to say ‘thanks’ to someone this time of year.

Peace lily

A highly popular plant and looks good in any living space. Perfect for softening up rooms and perfect for bedrooms, lounges and even the kitchen. Peace lilies are a sign of purity, peace and prosperity.


An all-time favourite gifting plant suitable for any occasion, including Christmas. Moth Orchids have long-lasting flowers in a variety of colours ranging from white, purple, pink, peach and yellow.

Spider Plant

One of the easiest plants to look after, a spider plant likes to be in slightly moist soil in brightly-lit rooms. They grow quickly and produce little baby plants on long stalks. A great plant for a beginner!

Snake Plant

Also known as the ‘Mother-in-laws-tongue’ plant, the snake plant is one of the hardiest houseplants available and great in any well-lit area of the house. Perfect for anyone starting out with plants as they require little water and maintenance.


Another easy-care option for friends and family, succulents are even great gifts for kids as their first plant to look after. As they can withstand less watering and full sunlight, they can be grown outside or on a sunny windowsill.

Herbs in Terracotta

Give the gift of taste this Christmas with a selection of herbs to your loved ones. Choose their favourites and plant them into a terracotta pot along with container mix, making a thoughtful and useful gift.

Venus Fly Traps - Great for Kids

Get a living gift with attitude this Christmas with our carnivorous plants. Our venus flytraps are a perfect gift for both kids and big kids at heart. Put them in a north-facing window and make sure they are sitting in a saucer of water. Sit back and watch them gobble up those pesky summer flies!

Patio Botanics Range

Looking for a pop of Christmas colour around the house before the rellies arrive but don’t have the time to replant your pots or be out in the garden? Our pre-planted Patio Botanics range is a perfect choice, plus they make great gifts for those who are less able to plant their own too.

Dwarf Citrus

Auckland has the perfect conditions for growing citrus. Dwarf citrus can be grown in pots and are perfect for anyone, whether they have a small garden or just a sunny balcony. There is nothing more exciting than growing your own fruit.


It’s blueberry planting season, and though it’s not a traditional gift, it’s definitely one that says ‘thank you’. Perfect in large pots or the garden, these can be enjoyed picked fresh with the kids or used in recipes on in your morning cereal.

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