Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas with Succulents

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? Celebrating the holidays and creating memories with family and friends is what this time of year is all about. Before you know it, the holiday party invitations will fill your calendar with joy and excitement! Get ahead of the game and start planning your hostess gifts. Save some green and make your own with succulents! These thoughtful little presents will spread holiday cheer and show your hostess that they truly are the mostest.

Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas



You will need the following items to complete your hostess gifts:

  • Succulents
  • Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil
  • Small stones or pebbles
  • Mini tin buckets
  • Chalkboard stickers
  • Chalk or Acrylic Paint Pen
  • Glitter bows


chalkboard stickers

Start with your chalkboard stickers. Write a festive message, phrase, or design for your hostess. You can use the chalk provided with the stickers or you can try an acrylic paint pen for something a little more permanent and bolder.

decorate stickers

Carefully draw on the stickers. If using paint, allow the paint to dry before applying to the container.

holiday DIY

When ready, place your stickers on the tin containers in a center location before you start planting.

decorate container



Now it is time to plant your succulents!

First, add a layer of small stones or pebbles on the bottom of the container. This will help with moisture control. Then, add your Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil, leaving room for your plants.

potting soil

Next, remove your succulents from their container, one at a time. Gently break up the root ball before planting in the soil.

green succulent

Add your plants and top with more soil if needed. We love the bright green color and scalloped edges of these succulent varieties.


Once your succulents are planted, you can complete your presents with the finishing touches!

planting succulents



A gift wouldn’t be a gift without a glittery bow! In fact, you can bedazzle your design as much as you want!

gift ideas

Give your gift that pop of color or that extra bit of sparkle.

gift with succulents

Your gifts are ready and now its time to celebrate! Plus, using a container with a handle makes this gift easy to transport too.

party gifts

Don’t feel like using succulents? No problem. We have lots of great options of small indoor plants for you to select from in every store location.

gift ideas

To make your gift extra special, top it off with a handy plant tag so your hostess knows exactly how to care for their new plants!

plant tag

These gifts are also great for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and more! Let’s spread the holiday happiness this season with this thoughtful little gift.

Stop by our store nearest you for all your planting needs! Questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at all of our store locations!