September 28, 2018

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This story originally appeared on by Perri Ormont Blumberg.

Sure, you could bring flowers. But what if your host is heading out of town the following day? Sure, you could bring a big ole Ficus. But what if your host doesn't have room? Instead, bring a succulent plant from Trader Joe's- or even two or three since a plant only costs around $2.99- for a thoughtful, easy-to-transport offering next time you're invited over to someone's home for a brunch or backyard BBQ.

As an article on Apartment Therapy recently praised, "These little cuties are a major bang for the buck. The mini ones are $2.99 at my local store, and the slightly larger ones are under $10. For that price, they make great, inexpensive, and cheerful birthday presents for co-workers, hosts/hostess gifts-and even quick thank yous." Bonus: You don't even need to go on a separate trip to pick succulents up since you can add them to your cart while you're grocery shopping.

Looking to buy a few succulent plants to spruce up your own home? You can check out our guide on how to care for succulents here.

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