I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas. In light of the global movement towards less waste more nourishment what better gift to give this Christmas than plantable gifts! A waste free gift that keep on giving. Perfect for anyone in your life really because, who doesn’t like plants and the satisfaction of watching a bud turn into a bloom?
Here are five of my favourite Australian companies who offer beautifully designed plantable gift ideas with sustainable business efforts to match. Many of them also offer custom corporate gifting ideas!
1. Sow ‘n Sow
First on my list is Sow ‘n Sow. Based here in Queensland Australia these guys have the most gorgeous selection of eco-friendly gifts which creatively combine greeting cards with a packet of seeds to cleverly form ‘the gift of seeds’
I’ve bought a few of these myself for gifts and stocking stuffers.
The packaging is designed with bright botanical illustrations printed on recycled kraft paper and tags. They also offer custom design services for corporate promotions and special events. CHECK EM’ OUT!!
2. Bean Me Up
Advertised as ‘the gift that keeps growing” Bean Me Up magic beans are laser engraved beans and once they are planted, grow into a leafy green plant with the laser engraved words or images still in tact! How cool is that?!
They also have Bean Kits which come complete with tools, eco pot, soil, beans and all you need to get growing.
I’ve bought a bunch of these for teachers gifts this year so the kids can plant them in the school garden and watch them grow together.
3. Sara’s Garden
Sara’s Garden is an Australian owned family business committed to bringing you eco-friendly living gifts. They offer a selection of unique gifts and favours such as herb kits, potted plants, terrariums, loose leaf teas and gift packs. All of their plants are hand-potted and their products are a combination of organic, recycled and recyclable materials sourced from Australian companies.
They specialise in corporate gifting, weddings and events so are a perfect options this Christmas if you are still looking for clients gifts or corporate partner gifts! https://sarasgarden.com.au/collections/corporates-gifts
LVLY is a business built with the purpose of making people’s day. If you are going for cute, playful and a little bit cheeky, then these guys have you covered. They are an online flower and gifting service that does things a bit differently. “You won’t find red roses, ugly arrangements or highly flammable teddy bears here.”
You can choose your playful message, customise your bouquet and have it delivered the same day. Check out their LVLY flower jars, a bouquet of beautiful posies in a mason jar with a range of different quotes to choose from to suit your recipient. They also offer custom printed flower jars – personalised with a company logo, name or special message. How perfect would those be for corporate gifting, workshops or your next event!
5. Throw Some Seeds
Last but definitely not least, Throw Some Seeds. This is your one stop shop for green gifting. An online marketplace of beautiful, functional and ethically aligned products made by local Australian makers.
They have it all your eco friendly gifts from seeds, gardening gifts to natural body products. “Inspired by our love of nature, we began Throw Some Seeds, a little eco friendly store with a conscience.”
I’m currently loving these guys for their cute seed kits and Lil’Bit Bee Seed Bombs. “Whether it’s seeds of change, seeds of inspiration, or seeds for growing food, we hope you’ll always have reason to throw some seeds.” https://www.throwsomeseeds.com