10 Mood-boosting Plants to Overcome the January Blues
Did you know that over the last 15 years or so the third Monday in January has become known as Blue Monday? With the fun of Christmas now a distant memory, the new year’s resolutions maybe feeing a little over-zealous and the weather still cold and dark, it’s easy to see why we might be feeling a little blue by the middle of January.
However, here at The Little Botanical, we want to help you overcome any January blues you might be feeling and we think a green friend is a fab way to beat the Blue Monday thing!
To spread some happiness around why don’t you; smile at the person beside you, do something kind for another, call a friend (messaging doesn’t count) or send a surprise gift to a friend. All ways to make anyone struggling smile just a little. With our door-to-door plant deliveries, it’s a brilliant way to cheer them up by sending them a little something to let them know you care.
A little green buddy is sure to raise a smile and help put a spring back in their step as they tackle what’s left of winter. And hey, it’s only 3 weeks away until it’s light until 5pm each evening! We’re going to be happy to see more daylight and guess what our plants will be too.
Keep reading our blog below for our top 10 powerful plant gifts to send to a friend who is in need of a mini pick-me-up.
When you want to show a friend in need that you’re thinking about them and remind them that you care, a leafy green houseplant is a super choice. Indoor plants are known to have a number of health benefits and don’t forget all the plants and succulents in The Little Botanical’s curated range come in bespoke and stylish pots or belly baskets. You’ll be sending your loved one a ready-made, stylish gift with benefits – just perfect for beating those January blues.
This stunning succulent trio is a great choice for a friend in need of a pick-me-up. Arriving in a choice of gorgeous ceramics, this plant gang will bring eye-catching texture and style. For an added bonus, they’re easy to look after too. Simply pop them in a light spot and give them water every 3 to 4 weeks.
What better way to send a friend some love than with a gorgeous heart-shaped plant gift? And as if these heart-shaped beauties weren’t fab enough, you can also personalise the pot with a unique message. That makes these cute green hearts an extra thoughtful, smile-inducing gift.
With speckled silver patterns on deep green leaves, the fabulous Satin Pothos is quite simply breathtaking. Potted in a choice of almond, charcoal or grey ceramics, this trailing houseplant makes a wonderful gift. It is the perfect way to send a little blues-busting cheer.
This unique plant boasts feathery, delicate fronds that will make a beautifully elegant statement in an indoor jungle. Ferns require a little more TLC when it comes to keeping them thriving, so they are a great choice to gift to seasoned plant parents. To keep him happy, place him away from draughts and out of direct sunlight. Give him water when the top layer of soil is dry and never let him sit in water. He will also enjoy a good mist every now and again as he likes humidity.
Another fab option for a fern-loving friend. This brand new beautiful bundle pairs a Blue Star fern with a Boston Fern, both potted in our oh-so-chic grey reactive glaze ceramic. This duo is ready and waiting to add instant style and help banish those January blues.
Another highly giftable bundle is this trio of stunning Dracaenas. Their gorgeous, vibrant green leaves really pop against the chic grey-glazed pot. They are sure to bring tropical vibes and all the smiles to anyone feeling a little down. And, they are very easy to look after as well – winning!
A low-maintenance Dracaena Head is just fab and we think should be considered to help turn your Blue Monday green. Just as leafy and gorgeous as the duo mentioned above, this one comes in a choice of pots. That means you can choose something that will really complement your lucky recipient’s style. And the pots can be personalised to add that extra thoughtful touch to your gift.
The baby of our Sansevieria family, the Sansevieria Punk, is perhaps the best recommendation we can make for a plant gift to cheer someone up. This guy is just epic, from his funky good looks to his easy-care creds, not forgetting his air-purifying powers. He really does have a lot going for him.
Our cute, easy-care Aloe succulent not only looks good but these wondrous plants are also well known for their healing properties thanks to the soothing gel found in their leaves. That makes them a fab choice for a friend who is feeling a little under the weather.
Another excellent succulent choice is our Miranda, just like all succulents, she’s easy to care for and will add fabulous interest and style to any indoor jungle. Whether you choose one of our metallic dipped ceramics or a reactive glazed pot, this gorgeous greenery will complement any interior.
Luxury Candle Gift Sets
To go all out and really spoil your loved one this January, why not send them one of our luxury candle gift sets? Recently launched, our range of 4 hand-poured candles has been created to ensure you can escape on a sensory journey. We have paired each one with a specially selected succulent in a matching pot for the ultimate in sumptuous gifting. Choose from the Pink Cashmere gift set, pairing our delicate Aloe & Jasmine candle with an Aloe succulent, the Back to Black gift set, combining the aromatic Pomegranate & Berry candle with a Haworthia succulent, the Forever Green gift set, pairing the uplifting Wild Fig & Ginger candle with a Miranda succulent or finally the Touch of Grey gift set, which sees the comforting Sandalwood & Cedar candle paired with a Lilacina succulent. So much choice, you can’t go wrong with whichever you decide. All of our scents have been designed to take you on a calming and sensual journey. Perfect for escaping those January blues.
We hope this blog has helped to dampen any January blues and given you some fab inspiration for mood-lifting gifts. Go on, turn Blue Monday green with a gorgeous living gift, we know they’ll thank you for it.