Earth day – Plants as gifts

As a business owner, you know how appreciating your employees impacts their productivity. With so many gift options, how about you gift them plants to adorn their office spaces this Earth Day?

Research shows indoor plants have numerous mental and health benefits for employees. So, if you don’t have any indoor plants yet, Earth Day is a good opportunity to leverage these benefits and beautify your commercial space. The best part is that it’s an active gift they can care for and continue to reap benefits from it.

What is Earth Day, and why is it celebrated?

Earth Day is an annual global event celebrated on April 22nd. It commemorates the birth of the modern environmental movement, which started in the United States in 1970. Earth Day aims to raise public awareness about our pressing environmental challenges and inspire action to protect the planet and its natural resources.

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U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson was inspired to organize the first Earth Day after witnessing the effects of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969. He felt that there was a need for a national day to focus on the environment and to bring attention to the environmental and climate emergencies facing the planet.

Why do plants make great gifts?

Giving plants as Earth Day gifts is a unique and thoughtful way to show your employees that you value and care about them and the planet we share. Unlike traditional gifts that may be quickly forgotten or discarded, plants offer a lasting reminder of the beauty and importance of nature.

They provide aesthetic appeal, a sense of calm and tranquility that can help reduce stress and improve overall well-being and performance. And most importantly, plants play a vital role in the health of our planet by filtering the air, absorbing carbon dioxide, and providing habitat for wildlife. So why not celebrate Earth Day by giving a gift that makes a difference?

Unique and thoughtful plant gifts for Earth Day 2023

For Earth Day 2023, give a unique and thoughtful plant gift to make your employee’s working space more colorful and inviting! Whether it’s a beautiful succulent, a potted flower, or a small herb garden starter kit, plants are a great way to make the day special. Here are some ideas:

  • Succulents – These are perfect because they require minimal upkeep, come in a wide variety and sizes, and can fit on any windowsill or desk.
  • Potted Flowers – Give your staff an extra special flower – something they can’t find in ordinary gardens. Gerber Daisies, African Violets, Cyclamen, and Teacup Orchids make unique gifts that last much longer than live-cut flowers.
  • Herb Garden Starter Kit – Get them ready for gardening with their own Herb Garden Starter Kit so they can start growing their own herbs right away!
  • Pilea Peperomioides – Also known as the Chinese money plant, this unique-looking plant is easy to care for and adds a touch of elegance to any space.
  • Air-purifying plants – Peace lilies, spider plants, and snake plants are great options for those who are health-conscious or suffer from allergies.
  • The money tree – Bring good luck and prosperity to your employees with a money tree. These plants are easy to care for and add a touch of greenery to any space.
  • Bonsai tree – For the plant lover who enjoys a bit of challenge, a bonsai tree is a unique and artistic gift that requires patience and care.
  • Ferns – Consider gifting a Boston or maidenhair fern for a touch of whimsy and a lush green look.

We hope this list of unique and thoughtful plant gifts inspires you to celebrate Earth Day 2023 in a way that reduces your environmental footprint.

Bottom line

Earth Day is a great opportunity to make changes and go green. And plant gifts are an excellent way to show appreciation for the Earth and teach your staff about sustainable practices.

If you’d like to make an even bigger impact, District Green Plants is here to offer plantscaping services. We help you transform your commercial office space into a beautiful green space of tranquility. We also offer a range of live plants as Earth Day tenant gifts for your employees and tenants delivered straight to your office.

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