The traditional gifts of chocolates and roses are so last year. There’s more to gift giving around Valentine’s Day than heading to your local florist and picking up a dozen roses and stopping by the drug store for a box of heart shaped chocolates. Sprout is an original, unique gift idea for this Valentine’s Day or anyday. Perfect for women, men, grandparents, parents and even kids. Sprout would make a fabulous teachers gift, especially for a science teacher. I bet you are curious as to what Sprout is?? Well, I’ll tell ya. Sprout is the first company to create a plantable pencil. Yep, you read it right, a plantable pencil. And just in time for Valentine’s Day they have created 3 gift ideas that are sure to impress.
The pencil that started it all is getting a little makeover this Valentine’s Day. Packaged in a 3 pencil pack and engraved with special love messages like Grow Old With Me, Be My Valentine and I (heart) you. Whenever your special someone uses these pencils they will think of you. And then when they’ve used the pencil up they can plant it! Simply place the pencil in some dirt, add water and sunlight and it will sprout into Forget me nots, Sweet Peas or wild Strawberries. How neat is that?
Need a card? Don’t worry Sprout has you covered. On the cover of the card are beautiful blue flowers with the saying Happy Valentine then you open it up and it says Will you grow old with me? There’s plenty of room to write your own message. Many people toss out cards after a while but with this one you can plant it. Keep it around for a while and then in the spring you can take it outside and bury it in the ground. Just toss the whole card in or tear it up into little pieces. With water and sunlight in about three weeks you’ll start to see sprouts of wild flowers.
Now this is the perfect gift for a teacher, in my opinion. Tiny Gardens by Sprout, Valentine edition. It’s a teeny tiny garden in a box! And you grow your little garden in the box! No need for messy dirt because they included hemp mats to help you cultivate your own microgreens. There is a little packet of Mizuna seeds to sprinkle on the hemp matts. Simply water and provide sunlight. The Mizuna-sprouts (which leaves are heart shaped!) will grow and be ready to eat within about 5-7 days.