Christmas Gifts for Work Colleagues: 10 Reasons to Choose Plants!

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Well, here we are, finally nearing the end of 2021 and as Christmas trees start to go up in offices all over the UK and further afield, we can certainly reflect on another unusual year!

Businesses are looking to increase their engagement and support of staff as the year draws to a close, and we are here to help. Now more than ever it’s so important to reach out and engage with your staff and clients, especially as many of them will have been working from home for quite some time over the last few years without the usual social interaction, focus and support from the office environment.

As a result, many businesses will be spending part of their usual Christmas party budget on thoughtful and symbolic gifts, such as houseplants, to let staff and clients know they are supported, valued, and most certainly not forgotten.

Given that Christmas celebrations can finally start to feel a bit more normal this year, why not consider a staff or client gift that lasts and keeps on giving?

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10 Reasons to Gift Plants for Christmas:

  1. Make life as easy as possible. Planteria are offering organisations a chunky 20% discount code to purchase plant gifts for your staff or clients. You choose and we will deliver the plants direct to their doorstep. Just get in touch to set up your unique code.
  2. Indoor plants are meaningful, treasured gifts from socially conscious companies looking to give something positive back to their employees after an unusual few years.
  3. Plants are symbolic and represent tranquillity, peace, and wellbeing – something we could all use! They can also represent emotions, ideas, and actions so, by gifting a plant this Christmas season, you are sending the message that you care.
  4. Office parties as we know them will look vastly different this year and, in most cases will not happen at all. Many companies have saved money this year on business expenses and facilities costs. Plants are a lower-priced gift compared to traditional corporate gifts and they can last for years to come.
  5. The perfect way for companies to engage with staff who are working from home by providing a beautiful indoor plant and pot for their desk or living space.
  6. Plants are the ideal gift because they are eco-friendly, healthy, and not gender-specific.
  7. Indoor plants are suitable even for those with food allergies that can be triggered by ingredients in hampers or edible gifts, non-drinkers who can’t make use of that bottle of wine and others who are normally a bit more tricky to buy for.
  8. Houseplants last longer than seasonal Christmas poinsettias or freshly-cut flowers
  9. You can include a message of support and suggest the plant be placed on their desk at home to support wellness, creativity, focus and inspiration.
  10. Your staff and clients will appreciate the thoughtful gesture of something different this year!

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Introducing Foli8. We can provide your staff with plants perfect for the home as part of your budget. Get in touch with us today to ask for your company-wide discount so we can help you with your staff and client Christmas gifts.

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Christmas Tree Trends 2021

All the signs point to Christmas 2021 being a big event in the calendar for most people. Many households plan to go all-out on festivities, decorating and celebrating throughout December. And with more people back to the office, companies are keen to engage with their workforce and create a welcoming atmosphere.

In the retail sector, trade media company Retail Week, and analysts PWC predict consumer sentiment is much more positive than it has been since 2019. Retailers including John Lewis, Waitrose, and Hobbycraft have already reported record online searches for Christmas as the nation is planning earlier than ever for the festive season.

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Christmas 2020, as I am sure you will remember, was a disappointing and subdued affair for many, due to tier restrictions. This year more people expect to host or visit extended family, making up for lost time and cancelled events.

With this in mind, we help you prepare for Christmas in your office or venue by looking at some of the key Christmas Tree Decoration trends for 2021.

Sustainability

Sustainability is a trending theme, and understandably so. There is a real interest in ethically and sustainably sourced trees, and decorations to match. Real trees, grown on UK Christmas tree farms, are replanted to ensure a continuous supply, providing a habitat for birds whilst they are growing and can be chipped and use for grounds maintenance once Christmas is over, making them a good sustainable choice.

Close Up Of Woman Making Eco Friendly Eco Christmas Decorations From Orange Peel

Expect to see more decorations made from recycled materials. Some of the trendiest pieces will be made from wood, feathers, pinecones and even dried fruit! At home embrace those treasures you have collected over the years, and add to your collection of decorations choosing long-lasting, reusable decorations and décor that you can cherish and use again for many more years.

Nostalgia

Notalgic décor is also tipped as a popular pick for Christmas. Whimsical themes that evoke memories of Christmases past, and childhood. Fairies, toys, gingerbread men, and candy canes abound.

Close-up of candy cane hanging on christmas tree

Our Candy Cane tree is a good example of this trend which takes you back down memory lane and right to Santa’s grotto!

Tradition

When you think about Christmas, the traditional colours that come to mind are red, green, and gold. These colours and combinations of them, are set to be very popular again for 2021. Go all out for the wow factor by ordering matching garlands for maximum impact!

Glamour

Christmas décor often follows fashion, and after many months of track pants and slippers, most of us are ready for sequins and glitz. Rose gold and copper are both hot right now mixed with gunmetal grey, this combination looks both ultra-modern and glamorous.

christmas decor above fireplace

Check out our full range of Christmas Trees for your business. With our complete service of delivering, decorating and collecting, we do all the hard work, and you take all the glory!

I don’t care if it’s too soon to say it! Happy Christmas!

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