Top 5 eco-friendly gifts for a plant lover
Are you a plant lover? If that's the case, did you know there's a word for it? You are, in fact, an anthophile! I must admit, I am one and have had a variety of gifts over the years - some better than others.
Let's face it, gardening presents aren't exactly exciting. Do you really want to get your hands on a trowel or some weedkiller? I didn't think so. So how about something one-of-a-kind and environmentally sustainable that will bloom into something lovely for months or years to come?
Well read on for some suggestions that tick all those boxes:
Made by Emma Metcalf designs
Talk about a multipurpose product! Firstly, you can enjoy writing with it. When it gets near to the end, turn it upside down and pop it in a pot. The end contains seeds either carrot, spinach or basil. And there you have it: your very own miniature garden in a pot. The seeded pencil is made from recycled paper and it comes with a wildflower card backing so you can plant that too. Bonus!
Such a cute gift idea - perfect for party bags, wedding favours, teacher gifts and more.
These are made from recycled paper and contain a mix of wildflower seeds designed to attract the butterflies and bees. Simply soak in water before placing in a pot or in the garden and enjoy watching them bloom and grow.
3. Magic candles
Yes, you read that correctly. Not only are these candles made from vegan soy wax. They come with a plantable dust cover. So when you've enjoyed the candle, give the jar a rinse and fill with soil. Plant the dust cover under a thin layer of soil then watch it grow. You can then transport to a pot or into the garden. They are embedded with wildflower which support pollinators such as butterflies and bees which in turn help provide food sources for both wildlife and people.
The dust covers are made by Alakart Creations who makes a gorgeous range of seeded stationery
4. Seeded cards
We're in love with these cards designed by Laura Likes. Not only do they look beautiful but they are printed on quality, recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds. These seed have been named as 'Seeds for pollinators' by the RHS which means the nectar they produce attracts insects, bumble bees and butterflies which help to promote bio diversity and support the eco system.
These are just some of the cards Laura makes for our gift boxes. She also has a full range of sustainable wedding stationery which is perfect for eco conscious couples.
Photos by Laura Likes
5. House plants
Ok, I think we've got the outside covered, let's go inside. You can't go wrong with a house plant. Any anthophile is going to love one.
Not only does filling your house full of plants look good, did you know there are loads of proven health benefits to having plants indoors? No, then let me list few:
- They remove toxins and purify the air
- Increase productivity
- Enrich health and well being
- Decrease stress and create a relaxed environment
- Help you sleep better
- Boost feelings of happiness and positivity
What about those anthophiles that aren't particularly green fingered I hear you ask? Then I've got two words for you - cacti and succulents! These quirky little fellas not only look cool but are quite hard to kill, so if you forget to water them - no problem, they are used to living in the desert. They come in all shapes and sizes and make the perfect eco-friendly gift for any plant lover.
Good news - cacti, succulents and pots will soon be coming to the Treat Yo'self build a box gift range)
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All products featured on this blog are available on our website as part of our postal gifts range, and you can check them out here: plantable gifts