Succulents are awesome. Of course, gardeners have known this for years, but they’ve really been trending and growing in popularity over the past few years. It’s not hard to see why. They might be small, but they pack a big punch. Plus, they don’t require a lot of care or maintenance. (They are also extremely popular in terrariums and fairy gardens!)
Whether you’re looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift or a birthday present, here are some great gift ideas with succulents. Plus, they’re all available through the love of Etsy. (I love Etsy because it’s such a good way to “shop local” with handmade artists and designers.) Take a look!
1. Succulent Wreath
You’ve probably seen them. And if you’ve seen them, you’ve probably dreamed of having one. Succulent wreaths are some of the coolest, amazing, bold statements you can make with plants. I’ve had one before, and it lasted a really long time. Plus the maintenance was minimal. I just had to give it a good soak of water every now and again. My favorite place for these wreaths is with Tari and Reclaim it, based in California. She does incredible designs, and I definitely recommend her Etsy shop. (She’s also behind the awesome centerpiece featured in the main image.)
2. Succulent Necklace
You can wear succulents around your neck, thanks to the trend of succulent necklaces. There are oh-so tiny and oh-so adorable. One of the best options on Etsy is Wear It Mini Plants. You can find several different options in their online Etsy shop.
3. A Succ Gift Box
This is one of the most awesome, genius gift ideas I’ve seen for anyone who loves plants or gardening. The “Hope it Doesn’t Succ” gift box includes sweets, succulents, and a candle. It’s very clever! Of course, you could create your own box for a gift. But why not support this independent artist in this Etsy shop.
4 Succulent Cuttings
If you know a gardener with a green thumb, then you should just buy them plants or cuttings! There are lots of options on Etsy, and this is one of the best. These succulent cuttings are colorful and healthy. I also love buying from fellow gardeners online. Since specialty succulents can be hard to find locally, this is a great option. Check them out in this Etsy shop.
5. Succulents in Jars
I’m a huge sucker for plants in jars, and succulents are excellent candidates because they don’t need a lot of water or special care. This is another one you could easily make on your own. Just pick up succulent plants at your local garden center, and upcycle some jars. (If you’re like me, you have plenty of old jelly and salsa jars to choose from. You just need a can of spray paint to transform them.) Be sure to put some rocks or other material along the bottom to help with drainage. Or choose from several options through this Etsy store.