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Mother's day gifts

It’s a great idea to cross-merchandise plants with other goodies from within your store.
Here we’ve created three distinctive designs that include nonfloral gifts you’ll find in other store departments that are perfect for all kinds of mothers.
For the mother who likes to read
This design is created for a lady who loves to read and garden. By combining three gardening magazines with a potted miniature rose plant, she’s sure to find hours of enjoyment reading about her hobby and participating, too. Magazines can be picked to match the colors of the plant or to feature a variety of subjects to help personalize this gift. You could also have your customers pick the periodicals that their moms will love the most.

Evenly space three magazines around a prewrapped miniature rose plant. Secure the magazines in place with a large rubber band, and cover the rubber band with ribbon, making an attractive bow on the front.

MATERIALS: miniature rose plant with house wrap from Nurserymen’s Exchange, Inc.; ribbon from Morex Corp.; magazines from the periodical department of your store.



For the mother who loves to cook
By taking a potted bitter root (Lewisia) plant, wrapping it in a colorful wrap and placing it into this flour sifter, the “container” now becomes a unique and useful gift. A pie server and a serving spoon, both stainless steel to match the sifter, are then added to the arrangement.

Wrap the potted plant in the sheet of cello, then place it into the sifter. Next, push the handles of the two utensils into the soil of the plant to finish the arrangement.

MATERIALS: potted Lewisia plant from Nurserymen’s Exchange, Inc.; Solid Flip Sheet from Temkin International, Inc.; flour sifter, pie server and serving spoon from the kitchen department of your store.



For the mother who deserves to be pampered
Every mom likes to be pampered. Here, a variety of products are incorporated into a basket along with a beautiful moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), perfect for sprucing up the window of a bathroom or kitchen. A variety of lotions, soaps, towels and other pamper products can be included, depending on what your store carries, to create a soothing gift set Mom will love.

Gather a variety of lotions, soaps, sponges and other pamper products from within your store. Combine them into a woven wooden basket along with a potted orchid.

MATERIALS: potted Phalaenopsis orchid in clay pot from Nurserymen’s Exchange, Inc.; basket and assorted pamper products from various departments of your store.

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