Sure, you’re familiar with all the big gift-giving holidays. You never forget to send a Mother’s Day gift or shower your significant other with love (and gifts) on Valentine’s Day. But there are dozens of other unique holidays that are also great days for gift giving.
What’s even better is that a plant is a great gift at any time of the year. So, mark your calendar for these unique holidays in 2019, and surprise someone in your life with an unexpected gesture of love.
22 Unique Holidays For Gift Giving
January 10: Houseplant Appreciation Day
It’s the perfect day for the plant lover in your life. You can either treat yourself to a new plant or give one to someone you love to celebrate the day! This day is all about loving your houseplants for the natural beauty they bring to your home.
February 15: Singles Awareness Day
Valentine’s Day is for couples, but the day after is for single people. This is your chance to show your single friends how much you care. Whether it’s a mini orchid or an anthurium (a heart-shaped plant that symbolizes friendship) there are plenty of ways to surprise your friends on Singles Awareness Day.
February 20: Hoodie-Hoo Day
This is definitely a unique holiday. It is a day to chase away winter blahs and bring in spring. After all, everyone in the northern hemisphere is sick and tired of winter at this point and a little crazy being cooped up inside, so on this winter day, people go out at noon, wave their hands over their heads and chant "Hoodie-Hoo.”
You can help your friends bring in spring by presenting them with a plant. Holding it over your head and chanting “Hoodie-Hoo” is optional.
March 3: Employee Appreciation Day
Show your appreciation for your employees’ hard work by honoring them, in some special way, at the office.
March 20: International Earth Day/First Day of Spring
International Earth Day keeps us aware of our responsibility to care for the planet, so why not celebrate by giving someone a plant to care for? On top of that, it’s also the first day of spring.
April 16: National Orchid Day
National Orchid Day is a very unique holiday. It honors one of the most diverse and widespread families of flowering plants. Orchids are easy to care for and add an artistic touch to any occasion or decor. National Orchid Day is a great day to tell someone you love them by sending them some colorful blooms!
Orchids also make a great gift on Easter, too.
April 22: Earth Day (U.S.)
Earth Day is celebrated in the United States on April 22 every year. It brings about greater awareness that our planet has limited resources and delicate ecosystems. Giving someone a plant on Earth Day provides beauty and purifies the air. It’s also a great way to teach your kids about taking care of plants.
April 24: Administrative Professionals Day
This used to be known as “Secretary’s Day,” but it has evolved over the years. What’s important to note is the most common ways of recognizing your administrative professionals are with flowers and plants.
The importance of recognizing people in this role continues to grow, just like the plant you can get them to celebrate.
May 6: National Teachers’ Day
The work teachers do is invaluable. Show the teachers in your life how much you appreciate them this National Teachers’ Day by recognizing them on this special day.
May 18: Armed Forces Day
This is a day to salute all of the men and women in all branches of the military. You can present the veteran or service member in your life with a patriotic bouquet of red, white, and blue or an arrangement of spring flowers to let them know how much you appreciate their dedication to our country.
June 8: Best Friends Day
They’ve been with you through thick and thin. Here’s a holiday where you can show them how much they mean to you.
July 27: Take Your Houseplants For a Walk Day
It’s a chance for you to show off your leafy friends to your neighbors. Or you can pick one up for a friend and walk it over to their home.
You’ll get a little exercise and your plant will get lots of natural light. It’s a win-win.
For those who find this concept a little strange, there’s a more conservative way to get involved. You can take your plant for a walk to a new spot in your house.
July 30: International Day of Friendship
According to the United Nations, the International Day of Friendship is a day set aside to promote friendship among peoples, cultures, and countries. What better way to celebrate than giving one of your friends a plant?
August 1: National Girlfriends Day
Whether you celebrate all the girlfriends in your life with a girls’ day or you use this day to honor the special lady in your life, National Girlfriends Day is a fun holiday to celebrate friendship and love.
August 25: Kiss and Make Up Day
If there’s trouble in paradise, here’s an easy fix. There’s no better day than Kiss and Make Up Day.
September 10: Grandparents Day
Your grandparents deserve a little extra love and attention. Think of all of the times they’ve spoiled you. This year, make Grandparents Day as popular as Mother’s or Father’s Day.
September 21: International Peace Day
The United Nations General Assembly created this day, dedicated to establishing and promoting world peace, back in 1981. There are many plants you give someone that promote peace like Peace Lily, Rubber Tree, or Spider Plant.
These types of plants are easy to take care of and help purify the air, which can help you to de-stress.
October 3: National Boyfriends Day
November 11: Veterans’ Day
Veterans' Day honors all members of the United States Armed Forces who have served the country. It’s a great time to gift an Anthurium plant, with bold red heart-shaped blooms to honor the heroic hearts of our veterans.
November 13: Caregiver Appreciation Day
Take a moment to honor those who selflessly give their time to care for those who are ill, disabled, or elderly. Use this unique holiday to show the caregivers in your life that you recognize and appreciate what they do.
December 7: Letter Writing Day
Before the chaos of the holiday season settles in, take the time to send someone a heartfelt letter.
December 12: Poinsettia Day
Poinsettias are synonymous with the holidays and get their own unique holiday. Their deep red hue and striking blooms can add a splash of color to any room.
Congress declared December 12 as Poinsettia Day to honor the first Ambassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett. He used to grow the plant and give them out as gifts to friends.
With so many upcoming holidays that are perfect for gift giving, you might want to get started shopping now. Shop our collection to find the perfect way to celebrate.