When in doubt about what to give someone as a gift, think potted plants. Some easy-to-grow plants that are nearly impossible to kill include snake plants, jade plants, peace lilies, succulents and, of course, cacti. Repot the plant in a pretty ceramic pot (with drainage holes) and tie a bow around it, making sure to leave the care instructions tag that comes with the plant. And remember: Stores like Lowe's will take back the plastic container the plant came in for recycling.
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