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Amaryllis: A Simple Gift

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Dec 12, 2016


The halls are decked, the weather is turning colder and it’s that time of the year when we all scramble for holiday gifts for everyone on our list. In addition to all the other preparations leading up to the holidays, gifting can be stressful if you let it! Fortunately, I found a way to give a thoughtful, unique and beautiful gift without the stress. This gift is so simple that my daughter does it all!

Longfield-Gardens_Amaryllis-Simple-Gift-Ayla-wrapping.jpg Ayla loves being part of gifting her teachers, but I’d rather vacation with tarantulas in the rain forest than go to a store during the month of December when everyone else in the city is doing their holiday shopping. Because of my aversion to shopping centers, I do my shopping online. She and I love gifting amaryllis bulbs during the holidays because the flowers are so pretty and they bloom for weeks!

To make this simple gift, you only need 4 items (all of which you can order online).

  • 1 amaryllis bulb (I used Amaryllis Apple Blossom)
  • 1 piece of burlap
  • 1 piece of ribbon
  • 1 custom tag (I used a chalkboard clothespin clip)



She is so proud of her gift! In years past, the teachers have planted them in the classroom so that the students can watch it grow and bloom. Amaryllis bulbs also make great gifts for friends and neighbors. No green thumb required!

See more of our creative ideas in gifting amaryllis on our Pinterest page. 

Learn more about planting amaryllis in this informative article, All About Amaryllis.


Topics: Amaryllis Gardening with Kids Indoor Bulbs Inspiration

Kathleen LaLiberte has been writing about gardening for more than 30 years from her home in northern Vermont, where she tends a half acre of flowers, vegetables and fruit. She has been working with Longfield Gardens since 2011.

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