January 18th, 2013

Say It With Succulents

When looking for the perfect gift to send to someone, without the hassle of visiting the shops, flowers are often the obvious choice. You could go to a run-of-the-mill online florist chain for an arrangement of (gulp) multicoloured gerberas or overpriced long stem roses. Or alternatively visit your local florist (my preferred choice) which, in Sydney’s inner city, costs you an arm and a leg to create the perfect contemporary bouquet.

Recently, to my excitement, whist trawling Pinterest in the wee hours, I came across an ingenious company, Say it with Succulents. Local girl and founder, Hannah Burgess has developed a cool online space offering ‘living gifts’ in the form of stylish, contemporary potted succulents, suitable for all ages, genders and occasions. What appeals to me most about this quirky concept is that essentially you are giving a cleverly packaged, perfectly planted gift for life (fingers crossed), appropriate in this environmentally conscious world we live in.

Say it with Succulents offers a wide range of succulent varieties in two pot sizes, small and large. When purchased, your succulent pot comes in a custom-designed carrier box, with the optional inclusion of a free personalised gift card. You can even buy a hammock to hang your new pot in, my personal favourite, the natural and neon version. Prices start at $64.00.