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TOP 10 Plant Gifts for any occasion

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Plants and flowers have been cherished as thoughtful and meaningful gifts as far back as ancient Greek and Roman times. Their beauty, symbolism and positive impact on well-being make them a perfect gift for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a housewarming, commemorating a milestone like an anniversary, or sending a symbolic engagement gift, an indoor or outdoor plant gift is sure to bring joy to the home! In this article, we’ll explore the various types of plant gifts and our top 10 most popular gifts here at Plants4Presents.

Why Are Plants Given as Gifts?

Plants have been exchanged as gifts for centuries. They’re living representations of growth, love and care. Here are a few reasons why plants make incredible gifts for any occasion:

  • Symbolism. Plants symbolise life, renewal, and positive energy. Giving a plant is a meaningful way to express your wishes for growth, happiness, and prosperity.
  • Aesthetics. Plants bring natural beauty into any space and enhance the ambience to create a calming environment. They can be a focal point in a room, compliment and complete the style of a home or simply be something beautiful that distracts the eye from the rest of the mess!
  • Health and well-being. Plants improve air quality by filtering out the toxins in the air and producing oxygen. They also have a positive impact on our mental health by reducing stress and promoting a sense of tranquillity.
  • Longevity. Unlike traditional gifts that may fade or lose their appeal, plants continue to grow and thrive symbolising relationships and how you should nurture them to help them grow.

Different Types of Plant Gifts for Every Occasion

No matter the event or occasion, there’s a plant gift that suits it! Here are some of the popular milestones to give a plant.


When your friend or family member moves into a new home, there’s no better way to commemorate the occasion than with a plant gift. A plant adds a touch of freshness and vibrancy and makes a stark space feel more welcoming. Consider a lush houseplant to bring life and positive energy to their living space.

New Baby or Job

Welcoming a new addition to the family or celebrating getting your dream job calls for a special gift like a plant. A resilient and low-maintenance plant can symbolise growth, success, and an incredible journey ahead.


To commemorate a couple’s special day, choose a plant that represents love and unity. Elegant flowers or plants can serve as a beautiful reminder of their everlasting commitment to each other. They’re perfect for symbolising how the love and care you put into nurturing your relationship can help it to thrive.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

For birthdays and anniversaries, opt for plants that reflect the recipient’s personality. Blooming or colourful plants can brighten their special day and bring joy to them throughout the year. It’s also a reminder of your friendship and love and how well you know them.

Our Most Popular Gifts.

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Our most popular plants and the reasons why you love them. This is based on more than 25,000 sales through our website over the last 12 months and yes, that’s right, citrus trees and lemon trees in particular, are by far and away our most popular plants to send as gifts.

  1. Large Lemon Tree
    The vibrant hues and refreshing fragrance of a Large Lemon Tree make it a standout gift for so many occasions. It’s perfect for both sunny indoor and outdoor spaces and provides beautiful zesty fruits and lush green foliage that can brighten any space. This Lemon4seasons variety is particularly easy to care for and produces plenty of delicious fruit whilst making a stunning, stand-alone feature in your home.
  2. Large Lemon Meyer
    The neater growth habit and sweeter flavour of the Large Lemon Meyer tree make it an excellent choice for smaller spaces. Its glossy leaves and bountiful harvests will delight any citrus enthusiast. They will make a great feature in any conservatory or sunny room and will even do well outside on a sunny patio for most of the year.
  3. Large Olive Tree
    Transport someone to the Mediterranean with the elegance and resilience of a Large Olive Tree. Its silvery leaves and meaningful symbolism of peace and abundance make it a truly unique gift. They’re perfect for rooms with lots of light or outside in a sheltered spot. In spring, you’ll find your olive tree produces small white flowers followed by its attractive fruit.
  4. Spring Planter
    Embrace the beauty of the season with a vibrant Spring Planter. These beautiful gifts burst with colourful blooms and fresh foliage as it brings the joy of new beginnings. Spring planters are great for those who are looking for more sustainable and long-lasting options than a bunch of flowers.
  5. Calamondin Tree
    This small citrus tree produces dainty oranges and glossy leaves making it a charming addition to a plant lover’s collection. It’s the easiest citrus tree to grow and has a compact shape which is perfect for sunny kitchen windowsills. Calamondin trees flower and fruit almost all year round, and the fruit is delicious in a G&T!
  6. Large Lime Tree
    Add a splash of citrusy goodness with a Large Lime Tree as your plant gift! Its glossy leaves, fragrant blossoms, and tangy fruits create a refreshing ambience both indoors and out. Enjoy the beautiful green colour of the limes that are perfect in your favourite drink. Did you know limes actually go yellow when they are fully ripe?! Whether you pick them when they’re green or yellow, they’ll still have that wonderful flavour.
  7. Lemon Bush
    Compact and abundant, the Lemon Bush is a delightful gift for any plant lover. It's yellow fruits and glossy foliage represents energy, vitality, and tangy delights! They’re a smaller version of the Meyers and are suitable for a smaller space or budget.
  8. Curry Leaf
    Spice up someone’s life with the aromatic and flavourful Curry Leaf Plant. Known for its fresh and fragrant leaves, you can’t beat this plant gift for any cooking enthusiast or anyone who appreciates the wonders of Indian cuisine.
  9. Mini Lara Lemon
    Small in size but big on charm! The mini lemon plant is perfect for tight spaces like windowsills or desktops. The fruit that the Mini Lara lemon gives is a unique citrus as it’s a cross between a lemon and a kumquat. They provide miniature lemons that are the perfect size for drinks and cocktails! We've currently sold out of these little beauties but do expect to have more available for Christmas 2023.
  10. Large Bougainvillea Pyramid
    Give a statement plant gift with the vibrant and eye-catching beauty of a Large Bougainvillea pyramid. This Mediterranean plant is surprisingly long flowering and in a bright conservatory can flower on and off from March through to November! Its blooms are beautiful shades of pink and purple and will create a stunning focal point.

We understand the importance of finding the perfect plant gift. With our wide selection of indoor and outdoor plants, we can help with finding the ideal gift for any occasion. We provide high-quality plants, that are carefully picked and packed by our team of plant lovers to ensure your gift will look fantastic out of the box and continue to thrive for many months and years to come. Our convenient delivery services allow you to send plant gifts directly to your loved ones, near or far!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are plant gifts suitable for all occasions?

Absolutely! Plant gifts are versatile and can be tailored to suit various milestones and celebrations. There’s a plant gift for every occasion!

Why should I choose a plant gift over traditional gifts?

Plant gifts offer a unique and thoughtful way to celebrate special occasions. They bring beauty, symbolism and even health benefits to the recipients and are a gift that will keep on giving long after the occasion has passed.

Can I send plant gifts directly to the recipient?

Yes, at Plants4Presents, you can conveniently send plant gifts directly to the recipient. Simply provide their address and add your personal message during the ordering process, and we’ll take care of the rest.

How can I ensure the plants are well-maintained after delivery?

Along with your plant gift, we provide care instructions to help recipients properly care for their plants. These instructions include watering guidelines, light requirements, and other essential tips to help plants thrive.

Can I choose a specific delivery date?

Yes, we provide the option to select a specific delivery date during the ordering process. You can choose a date that aligns with the occasion or recipient's availability.

Is there anything you'd particularly recommend this week?

Alongside our most popular gifts listed above, we always have a good selection of seasonal plants in fruit and flower to choose from. Click here to see our current recommendations for delivery this week.