Christmas is around the corner again. You know the drill. Holidays, family, carols, Christmas trees, delicious treats, frolicking and very importantly, gifts. Coming up with Christmas gift ideas is the tricky part here. You want to give them something that they’ll treasure for as long as possible. Not something they’ll use and then throw away. A long term gift implies the chance of you being remembered every time they see the gift. The best kind of gifts have the power to sustain their worth, or maybe even have it increase over time. Wouldn’t that be great? Fortunately, we have a few ideas that would do just that.

Here are a few Christmas gift ideas to green it up this Christmas.

#1. Terrariums

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There is no way terrariums wouldn’t have topped this list. It’s the ultimate new age gift that keeps on giving. They are low maintenance, they don’t take too much space and they are absolutely beautiful. It’s not too difficult to make a terrarium. All you need to know regarding plants, rocks, suitable enclosures and the techniques to build one are available on the internet. This is the ultimate of Christmas gift ideas, giving someone something so beautiful and literally full of life. It makes a pretty amazing gift for your employees too. Your Green Canvas has a selection of designs you can choose from, both custom and ready-made. You cannot go wrong with this one.

#2. Amaryllis

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Amaryllis plants make wonderful gifts and are tailor made for the winter. Not too many flower bulbs are easier to grow than these. While being incredibly beautiful, these bulbs thrive in the cold climate and it is an absolute delight to watch them grow. All it requires is to be planted in good potting soil, with regular water and bright, indirect sunlight, and from there, the magic continues to unfold. Because of this, Amaryllis secures its spot in our list of best Christmas gift ideas.

#3. Orchids

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It is nearly an impossible task to find a single person who won’t be impressed by the delicate beauty of Orchids. It is for this reason these little beauties are becoming one of the most highly coveted indoor plants. Orchids represents love, luxury, beauty and strength, and in ancient Greece, it also signified virility. You have a wide array of options. Orchids are available in every colour of the rainbow (except true blue), each with their own significance. Perfect Christmas gift idea? Check!

#4. Succulent plants

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Succulents are loved by many for multiple reasons. Apart from their obvious unique beauty, many succulents have mind blowing healing benefits. Basically, these are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, the prime purpose of which is to retain water. They please house guests and survive indoor conditions with minimal effort. There are many different types, species, and cultivars of them all, in a fascinating assortment of shapes, sizes, colors, and unique features ranging from frills to spines and beautiful flowers. “Succulent” means that the plants can tolerate prolonged drought, sometimes for months. Most grow best in bright light, but not always full hot sun. Once you see the arrangements that these plants can be put into, you’ll see, yourself, why this is makes a pretty cool Christmas gift idea.

#5. Lavender

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Lavender is a herb with many culinary and medicinal uses.  Known for its relaxing and calming scent, lavender plants are stunning to look at and will invigorate your friend’s home with their beautiful fragrance. Lavender can be purchased in secure pots and baskets but will require regular watering to stay healthy. This plant has an incredible number of uses. The flower and the oil of lavender are used to make medicine. Lavender is commonly used for anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, depression, headache and pain. In foods and beverages, lavender is used as a flavor component. However, just as plants in a pot, Lavender contributes to the ambience in terms of sight and smell and is an excellent Christmas gift idea for your dear ones.

#6. Lucky Bamboo

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Known for bringing love and luck to any space they are placed in, the Lucky Bamboo is almost universally the ideal present. Originating in Southeast Asia, the Lucky Bamboo, also known as Dracaena, has been a symbol of good fortune and prosperity for thousands of years. This is one plant that’s incredibly easy to tend to. All it needs is water.

#7. Roses

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No, I’m not talking about the clichéd bouquet of a few stems that is given as a gift on countless occasions all over the globe. This is more about gifting the entire plant itself where the flowers remain unplucked and the recipients of the gift can watch them grow in all their majestic beauty. You have a variety of colours to choose from. Red, white, yellow, pink and orange. Technically, there over a hundred species of Rose plants. Fact:  Roses can live for a very long time. The large rose bush that covers the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany has been there for over a millennium. Gift your loved one a plant and have them experience the beauty of taking care of a plant as amazing as the Rose.

These green gifting ideas are worth a try if you want to do something different this Christmas. Be it a friend, family, colleague or loved one, everyone deserves thought put into their gifts and there’s no better way to go than the green way. For some interesting, affordable green products that could work as Christmas gift ideas, visit Your Green Canvas. Merry Christmas to all, and have a happy new year.