The Ultimate Holiday Gift: Live Plants

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Posted on 09/08/2023

Plants Deliver Holiday Spirit and Make Giving the Best Gifts Easy for You

With the winter holiday season around the corner, everyone is on the hunt for the perfect gift. One present that's growing in popularity (pun intended!) is the gift of live plants, particularly festive greens and evergreens.

Why are these verdant beauties the ideal holiday present? You can likely guess quite a few – beauty, fragrance, holiday spirit, and you don’t need to find room in your closet or cupboard to store them. We’ll also give tips to ensure they remain fresh and vibrant even after the holiday cheer has faded.

The Significance of Gifting Live Plants


A Symbol of Growth and Renewal

Gifting a plant is akin to wishing someone growth, prosperity, and good health. Every new leaf symbolizes hope, every blossom stands for beauty, and every root speaks of stability.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Literally! Plants improve indoor air quality, remove pollutants, and increase humidity. Plus, they’re a treat for the eyes, bringing a touch of nature indoors.

Personal and Thoughtful

A plant suggests that you put thought into your gift, selecting something that would resonate with the recipient's personality and environment.

Who Loves Receiving Plants?

Honestly, who doesn't? But certain folks might appreciate them more:

  • Nature Enthusiasts: Those who already have a penchant for nature's wonders.
  • Home Décor Aficionados: Plants seamlessly blend with any interior design, from rustic to contemporary.
  • Beginner Gardeners: A holiday plant could be a budding gardener's first foray into the world of horticulture.
  • Sustainability Advocates: Eco-friendly individuals love gifts that don't contribute to waste.


Keeping Your Greens Fresh and Vibrant

Right Light: Place plants in a spot with the appropriate lighting. Some plants prefer direct sunlight, while others thrive in low light conditions. Check the care instructions which are included with every gift shipment from Jackson & Perkins.

Water Wisely: Over-watering is a common mistake. Ensure the soil is moist but not waterlogged. For evergreens, a light misting keeps them fresh.

Avoid Heat Sources: Keep plants away from radiators, heaters, or fireplaces that can dry them out.

Making Holiday Plants Last Beyond the Festive Season

Regular Maintenance: Trim off any yellowing leaves or faded flowers to encourage new growth.

Feed Them: Using an appropriate fertilizer can help sustain their vibrancy.

Eco-friendly Disposal of Evergreens

When your evergreen swag or wreath has passed its prime, here's how to give it an eco-friendly farewell:

  • Composting: Break down your wreath or swag into smaller pieces and add them to your compost heap.
  • Natural Garden Mulch: Use the decomposed evergreen pieces as a natural mulch in your garden.
  • Local Recycling Programs: Many communities offer Christmas tree recycling programs that can accept wreaths and swags. They usually chip them into mulch for public parks and gardens.
  • DIY Crafts: Use dried out evergreen branches for art and craft projects or rustic décor.
  • Better Footing: Use dried branches and needles to lay on an icy spot on the sidewalk. The texture can help prevent slipping.


Give holidays gifts that communicate thoughtfulness, beauty, and a touch of nature. They're not just a fleeting joy; with the right care, they can be a long-standing testament to the season's spirit and a constant reminder of the bond shared between the giver and the receiver. Plus, when you order from Jackson & Perkins, you can pick your shipping timeframe for convenient home delivery – appreciated by them and easy for you.