If you’re planning on traveling to someone else’s home for this year’s Thanksgiving meal, you’re probably already thinking about what food items you’ll be contributing to the menu and what type of gift you can bring to thank your host. Even when meals are a collaborative effort, arriving with a small gift shows your host or hostess that you appreciate them opening up their home for the gathering.
A typical go-to standard for hosting gifts is a bouquet of flowers. While cut and arranged flowers are certainly nice, they don’t offer the same advantages as giving an orchid. This Thanksgiving, surprise your host with a beautiful and exotic Phalaenopsis orchid. Here are six reasons why giving an orchid to your Thanksgiving host is a great idea.
1. They’ll last longer than a few days.
Flower bouquets make a beautiful presentation, but they might not even outlast your leftovers. Your host could have a blooming potted orchid for years to come.
2. They don’t require a vase.
Preparing a Thanksgiving meal already comes with enough chaos. Don’t add searching for a vase to your host’s to-do list.
3. They complement fall décor.
Just Add Ice® Orchids come in several different colors, including burnt oranges and deep reds that are sure to complement any existing fall décor.
4. They require simple care.
The last thing you want is to give your host a gift that adds to their already busy schedule. Thanks to a simple watering plan and low maintenance care, you won’t have to worry about giving your host more than they can handle.
5. They add a little something special.
Orchids are a far cry from your standard grocery store carnations. Their delicate and unique appearance will make your host feel extra special—especially if they’ve never received an orchid before.
6. They can be personalized.
Let your host know you were thinking of them specifically when you chose to give them an orchid. Personalize the pot by painting in their favorite colors or adding a sweet holiday message.
Giving an orchid to your Thanksgiving host is a great way to show your gratitude and get the holiday meal started off on a happy note. We bet you can think of even more reasons why orchids make an excellent hosting gift. Share your ideas in the comments below!
Need some extra ideas for personalizing? Check out our free download for five new ways to make your orchid an extra special gift.