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Blogmas Day 6: 6 Plants That Make Great Gifts For Beginners

I asked you guys on Instagram what kind of blogmas posts you’d like to see, and one request I received was to do a post about plants. Now, I’m not a plant expert, but I have shown a few tidbits here and there of the few plants that I keep in my office. I have to be honest, I was wondering exactly how I’m going to create a blogmas post regarding plants. However, I may not be a plant expert, but I am creative. Thus bringing you with today’s blogmas post!

All of the plants that I have are beginner-friendly and only require watering once every week to two weeks. Some could even last longer than that before being watered (for my real forgetful people). I’m a beginner myself and if you know someone who’s looking to become a plant parent, then these plants will make great babies for first-time parents.

1. ZZ Plant (Zanzibar gem)

green zamioculcas on white pot
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ZZ plants are extremely easy to care for! They prefer indirect sunlight, but can also thrive in low light as well. What makes them really great for beginners is the fact that they can go MONTHS without being watered. So for that person who has a black thumb rather than a green one and has the worst memory, this one is perfect!

2. Air Plants (Tillandsia)

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Air plants, to me, are the number one easiest plants to care for. They’re called air plants because they don’t require soil to live. They live off of…you guessed it…air. How cool is that!? The fact that they don’t need soil makes them the best gift, especially for someone who wants a plant but doesn’t want to deal with all of the dirt. All you have to do is soak them in water for a little bit every one to two weeks or mist them every 3-5 days, and that’s it! They’re also pretty aesthetically pleasing for those who care about that. I’ve never had a favorite plant, but I can say that I love the Tillandsia Xerographica!

3. Snake Plants (Dracaena trifasciata)

photo of green snake house plant
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I don’t have a snake plant, but I do know they fall into the category of being beginner-friendly. Snake plants produce pure oxygen, which makes them a great addition to any room. They can handle a variety of light conditions, but they do the best in indirect sunlight. You don’t have to worry about misting them, and they only need watering once the soil is dry, so I’d say about one to two weeks just like the others.

4. Pothos ( Epipremnum aureum aka Devil’s Ivy)

This is another plant that I personally don’t own, but my mother just recently gifted one to my grandmother. These guys are so beautiful while their vines get longer and longer as they grow. These plants are nearly impossible to kill and they will make a great addition to someone’s bookshelf! Pothos like their soil dried out, so again, you don’t have to worry about constant watering with this one either.

5. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)

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I believe this might be one of the most popular and aesthetically pleasing of the plants. If you know someone who has a home office, then this would make a great addition to their space. Their soil needs to be fully dry before watering, so watering every one to two weeks is ideal (I think you’re noticing the trend with all of these plants). These plants thrive in bright, indirect sunlight and when they thrive…they thrive! I have one that sits right in my office and I’m in love, so I know this plant will bring joy to someone else as a gift.

6. Succulents

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Succulents make the perfect little gift to give and I think are a staple to any household! They have the same watering regiment as the others where you want to make sure the soil is dry before the next watering. Succulents make the best gift for someone who isn’t looking for anything too big or doesn’t take up too much space.

There are plenty more plants out there that are beginner-friendly, but these are the ones that either I have myself or have seen frequently. Whether you’re gifting to someone else or yourself for Christmas, some plant babies are going to good homes for Christmas this year!


    • Air plants were the first plants I bought and I love how easy they are to care for. The best part about them is seriously the non-need for soil or a pot! I’m glad you loved the post and appreciate you reading and commenting ♥

    • I’m glad my post could help you with figuring out which plant to buy! Thanks for reading and commenting ♥

  1. Lovely post! I promise myself that I will get a plant this month for the holidays. However I suck at caring for them, I do not have a green thumb! Lol.
    But I will give it a try again. Thank you for sharing this amazing list.

    • I understand that completely. I’m shook that my plants are still living lol. I suggest as a starter to go with the air plants. No soil, no pots, and you can either mist daily or just soak them in water for about 30min once a week. Literally perfect! I’m glad you enjoyed my post…thanks for reading and commenting! ♥

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