Plants provide a sense of ownership and companionship with the mere requirements of water and sunlight. Presented as a gift, plants are delightful and last a long time; marking a space with belonging through its personal touch. Available in sizes large and small, a plant could be a commanding statement piece for a new home, or a perk-me-up in an office cubicle. As savvy consumers wipe out decades-old practices that champion disposable products, the selling of fresh flowers is one such industry worth a second thought too. Instead of gifting a bouquet of flowers, a plant reminds the receiver of your good intentions for years to come. The weekly or daily routine of maintaining a plant is also a calming activity for many, as one takes a quiet breather to quite literally smell the flowers.
In a way, plants serve as a yardstick for a person’s character as well as how far your relationship goes. A flourishing plant is a harbinger for deeper investments. Besides, when searching for a meaningful gift to someone you cherish—a living thing is possibly the only gift that can survive the Marie Kondocalypse.