Gifts That Grow on You: Living Christmas Presents

You can't go wrong with a gift from the garden.

Anthurium Volcano Plant

Anthurium Volcano Plant

Who else can say they've received a gift blessed by a Hawaiian spiritual leader? This gorgeous exotic plant is set in porous rock for a natural look. $59; vivaterra.com

Photo by: Image courtesy of Viva Terra

Image courtesy of Viva Terra

More than any other holiday, Christmas is the perfect time to give plants to friends and family. Because when the hubbub of the holidays settles down and the garden is in hibernation mode, winter bulbs and other blooms are a great way to keep spring alive in everyone's hearts.

Here are a few that we wouldn't mind seeing Santa leave under our tree:

Gifts for Gardeners

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Succulent Wreath

What gardener wouldn't love this elegant succulent wreath from VivaTerra?

Anthurium Volcano Plant

Who else can say they've received a gift blessed by a Hawaiian spiritual leader? This gorgeous exotic plant is set in porous rock for a natural look. $59; vivaterra.com

Photo By: Image courtesy of Viva Terra

A Perfect Potted Amaryllis

Find a selection of gorgeous amaryllis — like this 'Apple Blossom' amaryllis — paperwhites and other winter beauties at Longfield Gardens.

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Succulent Turtle

With a little water and sunlight, this adorable and low-maintenance turtle grows a shell of succulents. $89; vivaterra.com

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Mini Red Amaryllis Gift Set

These three miniature red amaryllis bulbs in a metal tin rank high on the wish list of Amy Stewart, bestselling author and co-founder of the popular blog GardenRant. Low-maintenance and full of color, they're a great gift for people who need a boost of blooms in the winter. $39.99; starkbros.com

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Deluxe Paperwhite Gift Set

All the lucky recipient of this gift has to do is open the package, water and watch seven Ziva paperwhites burst out of their bulbs. $49.99; starkbros.com

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Herb Terrarium Maker's Kit

Perfect for a desk or kitchen windowsill, this herb terrarium comes with potting soil, moss, perlite, basil or parsley seeds, granite pebbles and instructions plus gloves. $24; thegrommet.com

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Wheat Grass Grow-athon

Made from reclaimed barn wood, this kit comes with everything you need. Just add water and you’ll have basil, dill, oregano cilantro, thyme and parsley in no time! Barnwood Planter Herb Garden Kit; wheatgrasskits.com

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Red Lion Amaryllis Gift Set

This is truly the gift that keeps on giving: One bulb in a lovely willow basket will produce massive scarlet red blooms in 6-8 weeks. $24.99; starkbros.com

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Bulbs in Wooden Box

This weathered wooden box with handles makes a rustic home for your choice of three amaryllis bulbs, 8 paperwhite bulbs or 3 premium amaryllis bulbs. $49.50 and up; longfield-gardens.com. 

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