Gift Guide for Plant Lovers: Our Top Picks for the Festive Season

Gift Guide for Plant Lovers: Our Top Picks for the Festive Season


You know that one person in your life for whom you always struggle to buy a gift for every single Christmas season? That person who seemingly already has everything?!

Ahhh! The stress, right?!

This year, instead of spending hours sifting through gift guides, scouring the internet, or worse, panic-buying at the very last minute, give your loved ones a gift that will keep on giving and growing: a plant!

Plants are popular holiday gifts that can be enjoyed long after the festive feasts are eaten, glittery decorations are packed away, and joyous carols are silent. 

In fact, many holiday plants can flourish for years, reminding that someone special of your caring and thoughtfulness no matter what the season.

Call us biased, but we are HUGE believers in giving plants as gifts. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also;

  • Bring us joy- as humans, we are intrinsically drawn to nature, and it’s no wonder that studies have proven time and again how much happier we are when surrounded by living things. 
  • They are an eco-friendly gift alternative to plastic and any disposable items. Plants are not just for Christmas; they live on, providing a boost of happiness to the recipient day after day. 
  • Improve our air quality by removing harmful airborne toxins and pollutants. The result? Better mood, sleep, and overall wellbeing!


Tips for choosing the perfect plant gift

Living plants are a great gift because they are beautiful and come in all shapes and sizes to fit everyone's gardening skill level and preferences. Buying a gift plant for that special someone in Ireland couldn’t be easier considering these three main factors

  • During the winter months in Ireland, there is no such thing as full sunlight. This means that plants that traditionally need to be kept out of direct sunlight can be placed near a Southeast-facing window, even in winter. 
  • Artificial light from lamps etc., provides a full spectrum of light which is perfect for keeping desk plants or those placed in window-less rooms happy and thriving.

With many of us remaining to work from home into the new year, it has never been a better time for us to look after plants. We are available to give them our full care and attention. They truly become a full member of the family!


Our pick for the best plants to gift at Christmas 

When buying a plant as a gift this Christmas, remember that your choices are not limited to festive-themed plants. If you’re looking for an alternative to the classic poinsettia, so many options are available. Here’s a round-up of some of our most popular plant gifts:


Scindapsus Aureum - Devil’s Ivy- Pothos

This hardy and versatile plant, known for its heart-shaped leaves and easy care, is perfect for both beginners and seasoned plant lovers. Its ability to thrive in various light conditions makes it an ideal choice for any indoor setting.


Ficus Benjamina - "The Weeping Fig" 

Ficus Benjamina, or "The Weeping Fig," with its graceful, drooping branches and vibrant green leaves, offers a touch of elegance and tranquility, making it a wonderful addition to any office or living room.


Monstera Deliciosa - Swiss Cheese Plant

The Swiss Cheese Plant, beloved for its unique, hole-punched leaves, is a trendy and stunning choice. It’s perfect for adding a touch of the tropics to any space and will delight any plant enthusiast.


Boston Fern

Known for its lush, feathery fronds and air-purifying qualities, the Boston Fern is a classic choice for those who appreciate natural beauty and health benefits.


Pachira Aquatica

The Money Tree, with its braided trunk and vibrant green leaves, is visually appealing and believed to bring good luck and prosperity, making it a thoughtful gift for offices and homes alike.


ZZ Plant

For the busy bee in your life, the ZZ Plant is a perfect match. Its glossy, dark green leaves and tolerance for neglect make it an ideal choice for both beginners and those with a busy lifestyle.


Strelitzia Nicolai

With its large, dramatic leaves, Strelitzia Nicolai, or the Bird of Paradise, brings a bold and tropical flair to any setting, making it a perfect gift for someone who loves statement pieces.


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera, known for its healing properties, is both a practical and beautiful plant. It’s easy to care for and adds great to any kitchen or living space


Snake Plant - Sansevieria

The Snake Plant is a striking and resilient choice. Its air-purifying qualities and low maintenance requirements make it a fantastic gift for anyone looking to improve their indoor air quality with minimal effort.


Desk plants- With WFH set to carry on into the new year why not brighten their workspace with a little green desk buddy? 


DIY Plant Kits- Our DIY Kits provide you with everything you need to design and create from your home or office and are a unique and low-maintenance gift idea for the craft and nature lovers in your life. We have something to suit everybody, from DIY Terrarium, Bee-Friendly Gardens, and Indoor Herb Gardens to Kokedama.


DIY Festive Wreath Kit - these kits also make an excellent pre-Christmas gift to individuals or teams who love crafting or could use a little Christmas cheer. And could provide an excellent team-building activity for remote teams during the festive season. Each kit contains everything you need to create your very own festive masterpiece from the comfort and coziness of your own home. 


Plant Care Tools

Enhance your gift with some essential plant care tools. From stylish watering cans to precision pruning shears, these tools can help your loved ones keep their new plants thriving.


Decorative Pots

Complete your plant gift with a decorative pot from our collection. We offer a variety of styles and sizes to fit any plant and decor, making your gift even more special.


Digital Gift Cards

For the undecided, a Plant Store Ireland digital gift card is a great option. It allows your loved ones to choose their own perfect plant or accessory, ensuring they get exactly what they want.


Ready to place your order? 

We provide shipping across the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland. Our last order date for delivery in time for Christmas is 15th December; however, please be mindful that there may be courier delays during this busy period, so we recommend ordering in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Want us to ship the plant directly to the recipient? Add a personal touch with a gift message at checkout! 

Lastly, if you have any questions about your Christmas gift orders, you can reach us at any time at:


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