Green Gifts for Father’s Day from The Little Botanical
| Morag Hill
Father’s Day is upon is… the day we love to spoil our Dads. It’s not always easy to buy a present for the men in our lives, even when we can get to the shops. Not to mention, finding something that you can post, that’s a little bit different!
If you have been trawling the internet in search for the “perfect gift” for your Dad, then you have landed in the right place! In The Little Botanical team this week we have been in Father’s Day planning mode. This has also brought about some lovely chats about our own dads. Nicola remembers at the age of 10 being aghast as she opened a drawer full of unopened aftershave gifts. Morag remembers diligently saving her pocket money to buy her dad a squash ball and a chocolate Bounty bar. Louisa tells us a lovely story of painting a pebble that he still uses as a doorstop in his man cave. Trista remembers her dad as the gift giver; he was the one who dressed up as Santa Claus for the nursery every year. Greg, our MD and also a dad of 3, seems to get an awful lot of socks!
This led to lots of laughs, trips down memory lane and made us think about the perfect Father’s Day gift. So to make life easy for you guys, we’ve put our heads together. We’ve written an easy Gift Guide for those of us who are shopping for Dad. We have picked out some of our best, most distinguished, stylishly handsome and gorgeously green Little Botanical beauties, so you can give your Dad something just a bit different (and it won’t even get stockpiled in a bedroom drawer).
We know how important sending a gift is. In Team TLB, we put in that little bit more; we hand select the plants from our nursery on the South Coast, we very carefully wrap and pack them and we even handwrite your special Father’s Day message on our postcards.
All our indoor plants come in the pots you see them in. Designed by our team, we think they are the perfect gift for Dad. We’ve selected some gifts for a few different types of Dads that we know and love and hope this helps you to make your choice.
The Urban Dad – maybe he likes to trim his beard? Let him trim this little tree!
Check out our fabulous little Beginner Bonsai Tree, Ficus Ginseng, this is the cutest little tree in a pot. With its twisty strong trunk and unusual look, it’s a gift that keeps giving! Every time your Dad looks at it and gives it a little prune, he will be thinking of you! What is not to love about that? It is the perfect green accompaniment to any home.
And…did you know that in its root form; (i.e Ginseng Tea) it is known for increasing energy, improving mood, reducing stress and even improving brain function? As a plant in your home, it will purify the air and filter airborne toxins too. The little tree doesn’t need too much attention. It likes a bright spot and just go easy on the watering. It only needs a little every 10 days as it doesn’t like soggy feet!
Working from Home Dad – his home office space needs a little green jungle.
If like so many of the rest of us, your Dad is now working from home, we think sending him a little Succulent Plant Gang for his home office will make him smile. We have a gorgeous selection of Plant Gangs or Bundles! A favourite of our Managing Director is this trio of succulents. All good things come in threes right?! Check out our bestselling Succulent Plant Gang or Desk Buddy Plant Gang. We guarantee these plant gangs would be a fabulous addition to his home office space. You’ll be helping him bring the outside in.
Outdoors Dad – loves time outdoors. Add some colour to his garden from our new Gardening Range!
He might be more used to bike rides and hill walking or time out on the water on his SUP, but he’s probably been spending more time in his garden over the last few months of lockdown. We have a small but beautiful range of Outdoor Plants just launched for this Spring perfect to add a pop of colour to the outdoor space. Take a look at our Begonia Bundle or Blue Hydrangea Bundle.
Foodie Dad – loves to cook! He would love our Outdoor Herb Living Wall.
We have just launched the most amazing Vertical Living Walls. They are fabulous! New to The Little Botanical, the PlantBox Living walls are something else. Check out our PlantBox Outdoor Living Wall with Herbs for the foodie dad. He can snip off those herbs to add to the delicious meals he loves to make!
This amazing Living Wall solution is perfect for Dad. We provide the PlantBox Troughs, the soil and the herbs, all he needs to do is put it together following our simple instructions and voila, he has his very own Living Wall. We think our Living Walls make a fantastic gift if you are grouping together with siblings!
So if you are still trying to find a great present for your Dad, go grab him some greenery. Take a look at our website and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions; our green loving little team is always happy to help!