The power of plants: Why they make great gifts for business partners

Plants are a great gift idea for business partners, as they not only add beauty to their workspace but also provide a number of health and wellness benefits.

What are these benefits?

1. Plants are the easiest way to improve mental health.

"A recent review of 42 studies demonstrates that even just being in the presence of indoor plants can improve mental and physical health.

The presence of plants saw better performances on cognitive tasks involving focus, sorting or memory recall, greater pain tolerance when holding hands in ice cold water, and lower levels of physiological stress. " World Economic Forum, 2022

2. Houseplants improve air quality

Plants can remove pollutants such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide (from nearby traffic), fine particles (from dust) and volatile organic compounds (from air fresheners, cooking and cleaning). To improve your chances, choose plants with big leafs.

3. Plants have a natural beauty that can enhance the aesthetics of any workspace.

They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, allowing for endless possibilities when it comes to incorporating them into the design of a workspace.

Additionally, plants can be used to create focal points, define spaces, and even serve as natural partitions, making them a versatile and functional element of workspace design.

However, choosing the right plant can be a daunting task.

Here are some tips on how to choose a plant as a gift for your business partner:

  1. Consider their workspace: Before choosing a plant, consider the environment where your business partner will be keeping it. Will it be in a well-lit area or a dimly lit one? Will there be enough space for a large plant or is a smaller one more appropriate? Consider these factors before making your selection.

  2. Think about their personality: Plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so it's important to choose one that matches your business partner's personality. If they're outgoing and energetic, a bold and colorful plant like a Banana Plant or a Ficus Lyrata may be a good fit. If they prefer a more understated look, a classic plant like a Monstera Deliciosa or ZZ Plant may be more appropriate.

  3. Consider the care required: Different plants have different care requirements, so it's important to choose one that your business partner will be able to care for. If they have a green thumb and enjoy gardening, a plant like a Calathea or a Strelitzia may be a good fit. If they prefer low-maintenance plants, choose a plant from the Hard to Kill Collection.

  4. Choose a plant with a special meaning: Some plants have special meanings, such as the lucky bamboo plant, which is believed to bring good luck and fortune, or the peace lily, which symbolizes peace and tranquility. Choosing a plant with a special meaning can add an extra touch of thoughtfulness to your gift.

  5. Customize the pot or container: To make your gift even more special, consider customizing the pot or container. You can choose a pot that matches your business partner's style or add your company logo or a personalized message to the pot.

By considering these factors, you can choose a plant that your business partner will love and appreciate. And who knows? Your gift of a plant may just inspire them to incorporate more greenery into their workspace and reap the benefits of a healthier and more beautiful environment.

Still not sure what to choose? Let them decide by purchasing our digital gift card, or just ask us: