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Nurturing Spaces and Sustainable Gifting with Lively Root

The beauty of gifting plants goes far beyond aesthetics; they infuse spaces with vitality, cleanse the air, and serve as soothing companions. But gifting something so beautiful can sometimes be overshadowed by logistical challenges. This is where Lively Root steps in, reimagining the entire plant gifting experience.

Lively Root, born from a genuine passion for horticulture, offers more than just plants; it's about weaving a narrative of love, care, sustainability, and growth. With a mission deeply anchored in fostering connections, educating enthusiasts on sustainable practices, and building a vibrant community around green spaces, gifting a plant is transformed from a mere transaction to a heartfelt gesture.

As businesses strive to stand out and build lasting relationships, Lively Root bridges the gap between nature and the corporate world. They're not just selling plants; they're pioneering a movement in corporate gifting, and cultivating relationships, one plant at a time.

Giftagram had the pleasure of talking with Channel Marketplace Manager, Kianna Bisla about Lively Root and gifting:

What makes Lively Root a different and great gift?

Lively Root plants are an exceptional gift as they are long lasting and air purifying home/office additions. With such a wide assortment, we can guarantee you will find a plant that speaks to you and brightens your day when you see it! We are always aiming to spark

connections through green spaces and grow our horticulture-loving community one fresh plant delivery at a time.

What is your favorite Lively Root product to gift?

We love our pineapple plant! It's unique, fun, and vibrant. It's also super easy to take care of, if you are nervous about gifting to a plant parent newbie!

We love that Lively Root focuses on incorporating sustainable practices from packaging to product. Can you expand on what sustainability means to Lively Root and how it impacts business decisions and products?

Packaging: Our uniquely designed packaging not only keeps your plant safe, but was thoughtfully designed to be eco-friendly as well! Inside the box itself, every plant has a custom-made layer of compostable coco fabric to help compress and hold in place the soil during the sometimes rough shipping process. The box is made from recycled paper products such as cardboard and newsprint, we wanted to ensure that every part of our process is as green as possible, from the leaves on your new plants to the packaging it arrives in.

Eco Pots: Our eco-friendly pots are created by combining some of the highest grade recycled materials through a process through which no pollutants are used or produced! During the manufacturing all of the scraps are recycled, so no materials are wasted. Only a very small amount of water is used in the binding formula, and the pigments are organic and environmentally friendly. We use rice hulls, recycled plastic, and natural stone to make these entirely recyclable, UV resistant, indoor or outdoor pots! Learn more here!

Arbor Day: We are so proud to make every day Earth Day by donating a portion of our proceeds to the Arbor Day Foundation’s global reforestation efforts. The foundation also advocates for educational partnerships in order to help bring their mission everywhere across the world, even to your neighborhood! We love their commitment to a greener world and inspiring others towards this cause as well. To learn more about the foundation and how we support them, read more on our Arbor Day Partnership page.

What does "farm to tabletop" mean to Lively Root?

Our plants are home-grown at our nursery in San Diego. They spend their days soaking up the California sun and receiving VIP (very important plant) treatment until they are hand-selected by one of our team members and sent directly to your doorstep.

We provide a true farm to tabletop (or book nook, or home office) experience for your plants. They are securely packed and ready for any bumps in the road on their way to their new home. They arrive in beautiful condition to add freshness and brightness to your indoor or outdoor spaces.

We care about our plants just as much as we care about our impact on the environment around us. That’s why we only use eco-friendly materials including the sustainable packaging your plants are shipped in.

What was the inspiration behind creating Lively Root?

With over 200 combined years of horticultural experience, our founders are fathers who want to pass their love of green spaces down to their future generations. From our first nursery in San Diego to our local nursery partners across the US we are able to deliver handpacked, healthy and happy plants right to your doorstep. Our mission is to inspire green spaces by connecting people with plants.


Here are some thoughtful gift ideas from Lively Root; popular choices available on Giftagram:

Pineapple Plant

Lively Root's pineapple plant offers businesses a unique and memorable corporate gift that radiates warmth and positivity, perfect for fostering strong corporate relationships.Gifting this vibrant, easy-to-maintain nature to clients or team members makes it a great option for office spaces, and a delightful token of appreciation for clients or employees alike.

Tropical Delight Guzmania Bromeliad

Lively Root's Tropical Delight Guzmania Bromeliad exudes an exotic elegance, instantly elevating any office space with its vibrant hues and distinctive form. As a corporate gift, it not only stands out for its aesthetic appeal but also symbolizes growth and flourishing partnerships, making it a thoughtful gesture for valued clients and dedicated team members.

Money Tree

Lively Root's Money Tree is renowned for symbolizing prosperity, good fortune, and positive energy, making it an ideal corporate gift to inspire growth and success. Presenting this lush, braided beauty to business partners or employees conveys a thoughtful wish for their financial well-being and continued accomplishments.

Discover more of this year’s top gifts with our Holiday Gifting Trend Report.

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