You know that phrase, "It's the gift that keeps on giving"? That's why I love to receive, and give, living presents to friends and family. While cut flowers may be nice for a week on your counter (More like one night if you have cats.If you have a cat you know what I mean.), a botanical gift with roots will thrive for years. This week's Friday Favorites post contains my top plants to give: Fig trees, Meyer Lemons, potted lettuce mix, boxwoods, and a selection of herbs. I especially recommend potting them in a classic terracotta pot tied with twine or a silky bow! Images: Fig Tree/ Meyer Lemon Tree/ Potted Salad Lettuce (by J.Everett for HC)/Boxwoods/Herbs

Are you up for giving plants? What would be your favorite kind to receive? 

-Carlene RD


Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.