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Top 10 Best Houseplants for a Secret Santa Gift Exchange

The gift giving season is upon us! If you've ever participated in a secret Santa gift exchange, you probably know just how hard it can be to find the perfect gift. Whether it is with friends, coworkers, or family, it's tough to predict what someone might like to receive - and there are only so many mugs and candles that a person needs!

Instead of buying a tacky gift set or settling for a gift card, try gifting a houseplant! Not only will a houseplant bring a smile to the recipients face, it is sure to cement your place as a unique and thoughtful gift giver. Houseplants add life to homes and offices, and provide tangible health benefits as well. Studies have shown that houseplants can help improve air quality and boost mental health, productive and general well-being. And if you're worried the recipient might kill the houseplant, put those worries aside. There are so many low maintenance, hard to kill houseplants that literally anyone can grow!

When choosing a houseplant for a gift, especially for someone new to caring for plants, we always recommend choosing an easy to care for plant! You want to set the recipient up for success as a plant parent and choose a plant that fits their lifestyle.

Here are our favorite houseplant to give as gifts during the holidays:

1. Norfolk Island Pine

Norfolk Pines are not only an iconic holiday houseplant, often used as a mini Christmas tree, but they are also easy going and low maintenance plants! These tropi