Give an Orchid as a Holiday Gift
Orchids are one of my favorite gifts to give during the holidays. I like giving something that with just a little nurturing will reward the recipient with blooms. For my non-gardening friends it's a gentle nudge toward the trowel. Even the ones who can't grow a cactus can care for an orchid because they are so easy.
I like to gift wrap the orchids to make them special for the holidays. Here's an idea that's easy to put together. You can make an assembly line and wrap a bunch of orchids to pass out to all your friends.
- Potted Orchid
- Florist Branches
- Silver Balls
- Wired Floral Sticks
- Cinnamon Stick
- Gift Tag
Directions for Gift Wrapping an Orchid
- Remove original stakes and replace with winter twigs. I buy these at a craft store and you can certainly gather them from the garden.
- Tie a bow, silver balls and a gift tag to a floral stick and insert into the pot. Be careful not to spear the roots.
- A cinnamon stick gives the gift a holiday scent.
And you're done! One perk of giving orchids is that they are nice to have around the house before sending them off to their permanent home.