Guest Author - Susan Taylor
There are a number of good orchid gifts available in the $25 to $50 range for the orchid grower. These range from multiple versions of the gifts for under $25 to more expensive and fancier varieties of those to entirely new items.
For the orchid grower who loves to show off orchids in a decorative setting, take a look at Botanistix Floral Stakes. These stakes can be custom designed for you or you can choose from a variety of pre-made items. They also offer a wrapping service for gifts which makes things even easier! On the decorating front, one of the newest ideas is wall stickers. They come in many shapes and sizes and are applied directly to walls where they can be moved when you need to change your décor. ID Wall, a UK vendor, has a really pretty Phal sticker. Choose “Wall Stickers” and then under search type in “Orchid” to see it. This would be a great gift for anyone who uses orchids in their decorating scheme. For a US source, check out All Posters. If the link does not take you directly to the orchid wall sticker, enter “Orchid Decal” into the search engine. Please note, these are decals not stickers. In Australia, stickers can be purchased from NoteMaker.
One gift I can personally recommend is the tote bag from Celebrate Orchids. These tapestry bags are tough as well as beautiful. I received one of these as a sample from the vendor a couple of years ago and just love it. Use them for shopping instead of those flimsy reusable bags from the grocery stores and advertise your love for orchids at the same time! Many gifts with an orchid theme can be found at Novica.com,an online marketplace that sells the work of more than 10,000 craftspeople from around the world. This is a wonderful site with all kinds of art outside of those with orchids, too.
For a dazzling number of gifts with an orchid theme, visit Zazzle.com which has gifts in a variety of price ranges. I particularly like the orchid postage stamps which can be ordered in different denominations and used for mailing anything as they are accepted by the USPS.
As a final note, one of the best gifts is to give a gift certificate from a local vendor or a favorite vendor so that your orchid lover can pick out something that they really want and don’t have yet.