Looking for a present with a bit more verve and personality? Consider a plant that radiates natural beauty, and in the case of fruit trees, the promise of harvest.
With a growing list of online plant shops, it’s easier than ever to send a bit of greenery to a loved one. We’re sharing some of our favorite picks this season to inspire your holiday shopping.
Of course, if you need even more gift inspiration, we have a guide full of ideas this way.
Bold and festive
Give the gift of holiday cheer with one of these vibrant plants.
With red, pink, and green leaves, this colorful, low-maintenance plant comes ready to dazzle in a pot and saucer. Choose from five planter colors.
The rich jewel tones of this small plant give off a cozy yet sophisticated feel. The ceramic and wood plinth pot is available in white, black, and blush.
The ultimate no-fuss plant: a succulent! This limited-edition “succulent garden” has the perfect amount of holiday spirit, wrapped up nicely in a planter gift box.
Keep it simple
These are some of our go-to plants because they’re high on style and low on maintenance.
According to former staffer Asad Syrkett, this beginner-friendly, Instagrammable monstera just needs water weekly, and its lightweight, neutral-colored planter goes with any decor.
This adorable mini heart-shaped plant only requires watering every three to four weeks. Pick between two planter styles.
Who doesn’t want to pick fresh fruit from their patio or kitchen? You can find a variety of citrus trees online that are available for delivery in most U.S. states.
The easy-to-grow calamondin is typically embraced for its ornamental quality, but its fruit of mini orange globes are edible on their own or as extra flavoring for dishes.
This Meyer lemon tree has a good chance of producing fruit in its first year, per the seller, and will grow into a mature tree reaching about 10 feet tall.
Know someone who might like to snack on homegrown clementines? This tree comes planted in a terra cotta pot and is suitable for patios and sunny indoor quarters. For a limited time, you can take 20 percent off with code MERRY.