Amaryllis: A Simple Gift for the Holidays

Amaryllis A Simple Gift - Longfield Gardens

The halls are decked and the weather is turning colder. It’s that time of the year when we all begin scrambling for holiday gifts for everyone on our list. In addition to all the other preparations leading up to the holidays, gift-giving can add to that stress…if you let it!

Fortunately, I discovered a thoughtful, unique and beautiful gift that involves little to no stress. Amaryllis bulbs are simple gift that even a child can handle get excited about.


Amaryllis A Simple Gift - Longfield Gardens

My daughter Ayla loves the whole process of choosing and wrapping gifts for her teachers. But I’d rather vacation with tarantulas in the rain forest than go shopping during the month of December. The solution has been to do almost all of my shopping online. But that can add up. And not everyone is excited about receiving more “stuff”. This year, we are giving her teachers amaryllis bulbs. It’s an opportunity for Ayla to do some creative packaging — and add a personal touch to every gift.

A Simple Gift That Grows

Ayla and I love gifting amaryllis bulbs during the holidays. They’re a gift everyone loves to receive, because they’re easy to grow and they bloom for weeks!

Here’s a simple way to present the bulb. You need just 4 items (all of which you can order online).

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

Amaryllis A Simple Gift - Longfield Gardens

Amaryllis A Simple Gift - Longfield Gardens

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

To learn about how to plant and care for an amaryllis, read: All About Amaryllis.