Are Terrariums Worth Gifting?

Who doesn't like receiving and giving gifts? There are several occasions throughout the year to give a loved one a gift. Some of these occasions have a strong affiliation with plants of some sort. Sometimes choosing a beautiful gift can be a bit tricky, and that's where terrariums come in.

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Yes, terrariums are a wonderful gift because they offer personalized, low maintenance, and extended-lasting options. Here at, we view terrariums as a beautiful gift, but before you think we're biased, we'd like to show you why. We'll also give you 8 gift tips you'll love!

Similarity Of Prices
It would not be unusual to pay between $59 and $100 for a bouquet of plants, especially for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Christmas; therefore, giving a terrarium will have a similar price, if not a more cost-effective gift. A terrarium container can only cost $30.00, as illustrated by this geometric glass terrarium, available on retail. Adding the cost of gravel, coal, and power plants will raise the price to around $59.00 (our estimate), but that, of course, depends on the size and choice of plants. Another option, depending on your budget, includes a custom terrarium that can be purchased pre-planted and delivered to your home. In any case, a terrarium doesn't have to be a gift that hurts your pocket.

Low Maintenance
Terrariums tend to be low maintenance. Sealed terrariums are designed to be self-contained, reusing the materials that are added during their creation. Additionally, succulents and terrarium cacti require little care due to the hardy nature of the plants included. Once seated, they don't need a lot of attention. It is also possible to go on vacation and come back to perfectly healthy plants. Its ease of maintenance requirements is another excellent reason to donate a terrarium, especially if the recipient likes the look or benefits of the plants, but doesn't lean toward the garden.

Size Of Terrariums
The fact that terrariums come in different shapes and sizes means that you can create one suitable for many different spaces. If the recipient lives in a building, apartment, trailer, or intends to place the terrarium on their desk, there is a format that works for them. Likewise, terrariums do not discriminate based on age; they are an excellent gift for young and old. I would recommend involving the kids in making the terrarium if we see it as a gift, but we'll talk about that later. The diversity of terrariums is just one of the reasons why terrariums are such a fantastic gift.

When It's Personal
Traditional personal gifts can include the person's name, initials, or date of birth. The idea of a personalized gift has broadened to include an object representative of the person and unique to them. It can be a setup or a plus that aligns an acquired gift with the recipient's exclusive tastes or with something created from scratch. A personalized gift proves that special care has been taken in selecting an item that will be truly loved, and that will make the recipient special. The variety of terrarium containers, projects, and plants makes it very easy to create a unique terrarium that represents the personal preferences of those you love.

Likewise, non-vegetal additions, such as stone, wood, or even pottery, can be added to represent a landscape reminiscent of an adventure you started together.


Having It On A Scale
Why have one terrarium when you can have several? The more, the merrier we always say! There are times when a more substantial gift is appropriate, such as a wedding, an important anniversary, an anniversary dinner, or a retirement occasion. If a green thumb has recognized you, a series of terrariums can be a truly fantastic gift, and your participation in someone's special moment is a great honor. It doesn't have to be costly or time-consuming; it just requires planning. Succulents, ferns, and mosses are easy to propagate, so given the weather, there shouldn't be any reason you can't grow your own. If you have a balcony, you may place some terrarium on your balcony furniture. If you are an enthusiast of terrariums, you can have terrarium materials for your projects so that containers will be your primary purchase. Terrarium sets for table decorations or gifts are a fantastic gift that will be remembered for years to come.

Eco-friendly gifts are increasingly becoming popular as people tend to become more environmentally conscious. This trend indicates that people want experiences or items that they can enjoy for longer. The flower bouquets will end up in the trash after a few weeks, so they won't be considered a sustainable gift. Unlike bouquets, a terrarium is a gift that keeps on giving. With the right conditions and the proper care, a terrarium will continue to delight your loved one in the future. This longevity makes terrariums a great, long-lasting gift option for your eco-minded friends.

Gift Ideas For Terrariums
Now that we're advocating for terrarium gifts, let's take a look at some of the options we've listed here.