Succulents make wonderful gifts! They are compact and pretty plants that require minimal care and upkeep. Succulents come in a variety of shapes, sizes and hues. They can be given as a single succulent plant or in a planter with multiple succulents. Check out this great succulent teacher gift idea and get our printable tags for the perfect finishing touch.
Succulents Make Great Teacher Gifts
While you narrow your search for a great gift for your child’s teacher this year, be it for Teacher Appreciation Week or the end of the school year, consider a succulent! Succulents are a great gift idea. They are affordable and come in an array of colors and designs.
As I mentioned above, succulents do not require a ton of upkeep. Many varieties of succulents thrive with just 4-6 hours of indirect sunlight each day, making them a nice decoration for desks and shelves (ie in classrooms!).
Where Can You Buy Succulents?
Succulents are widely available both online and in brick and mortar stores. Check out your local plant shop or nursery and see if they sell succulents. Most big box stores that have garden centers sell at least one variety of succulents. These stores include Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes.
My brother works at Stump Plants and every time we stop in to visit him, the kids pick a new succulent or two to purchase and bring home!
Believe it or not, you can even buy succulents on amazon. We ordered a set of 12 a few years ago and they made it to us in surprisingly great shape! A multi-pack is helpful if you want to give single plants to multiple people OR if you want to plant a few succulents together in a planter.
Succulent Gift Meaning
According to Symbol Sage, different succulents carry different symbolic meanings. In general, however, succulents are traditionally associated with symbols of enduring friendship and timeless love. They are also associated with prosperity. This makes them a perfect gift option!
If you are feeling superstitious, you might not want to place succulents containing thorns inside your home. Living Succulents has some interesting insight on this superstition!
Materials for DIY Succulent Gift
Gather up the following supplies to make some awesome looking succulent gifts that are ready to hand out to your recipients!
- Succulent Plants (1 per gift or multiple if you will be potting them together.)
- Wooden skewers
- Our printable tags (see below)
Printable Succulent Gift Tags
Get the printable tags: Thanks for a Succ-cessful Year Tags
About the tag file: This file contains a PDF made up of two pages of gift tags. Each page offers a different size tag. You will need a program that can open PDF files to access these tags, for example Adobe Acrobat.
You can print whichever one works best for your project. I recommend printing them out on white cardstock to make them a bit sturdier than regular printer paper. There is a small hole outlined on each tag that you can use as a guide if you want to punch a hole in the tag and tie the tag to the planter with twine or ribbon.
You can grab our printable tags right here. Simply enter your email address in the box and opt-in to receive our free newsletter. Check your inbox for this printable, which you will receive as a subscriber bonus. NOTE: This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may NOT sell the digital file or sell the printed work. You may NOT redistribute the digital file or printed work.
How to Assemble Teacher Succulent Gift
1. Print out the gift tags and cut them out. Optional: Have your kiddo sign his/her name on the front or back of the tag.
2. Tape a wooden skewer to the back of the tag.
I was recently asked if a toothpick would work instead of a skewer. It will work IF you are giving a very small plant and don’t mind the tag being almost on top of the dirt. If you want your tag to hover a few inches ABOVE the dirt, a wooden skewer will work better.
3. You might need to trim the bottom of the skewer to make your tag sit at the desired height in the planter. Stick the tag in the dirt. Optional: Type up the care instructions for your plant(s) and give that to the gift recipient as well.
What an adorable gift to give to your favorite teacher (or teachers!)! This succulent gift will add a bit of The Great Outdoors to any indoor space.
While you’re here, skim the other free printables that we have on the blog!
If you decide to use our printable gift tags, let us know how the gifts turned out! Please feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture of the succulent gifts. We love seeing our printables “in action!”