It's no secret that connecting with nature has a lot of health benefits. Experts have found that greenery works wonders for our physical and mental well-being. Green leafy plants are known to reduce stress levels, filter the air and help boost our mood, affecting creativity and productivity.
In fact, doctors in Scotland recently came up with a list of nature prescriptions. They believe that planting bulbs, flowers or trees, along with activities like talking to a pony, following a bumblebee or whale watching, helps patients combat chronic illness, including stress and mental health issues.
Fortunately for city folk who have limited access to nature, indoor plants are having their moment.
This Christmas, thank your plant-obsessed friends for keeping this interior and wellness trend alive (or jump on the bandwagon yourself) with something from these Power Plant Mall shops:
Where to find gifts for your plant-obsessed friends
Cabanna, R2 Level
One of the newest shops in Power Plant Mall, Cabanna has tropical interiors that pull in beach lovers and plant lovers alike. In between shopping for a swimsuit and a beach bag, gems like macramé plant hangers and pretty woven baskets present themselves. The best part: plants aren’t sold separately!
Choose from the Green House Project’s garden of succulents and cacti
Common Room, R2 Level, Expansion Wing
The shopfront lined with tiny pots of green will have you singing “How much are those cacti in the window?” Common Room carries low-maintenance plant varieties, some basic gardening tools, fertilizer and decorative pots that are perfect for newbie gardeners and wannabe green thumbs.
Keep an eye out for Pluey wellies, the Elisha bucket bag, the Carabana floppy and the Lisa straw boater hats
Gypseek Atlas: Habitación, R1 Level, Expansion Wing
This wonderful gallery of greenery by Seek the Uniq is a breath of fresh air. In what could be the “lushest guide shop yet,” find living, breathing accents for any space.
Even if having a green thumb doesn’t come naturally, you can at least dress like one with some accessories for gardening in style.
The Rockwellist recommends ‘The Little Book of Happy House Plants’ by Holly Farrell, ‘Slow Down and Grow Something’ by Byron Smith with Tess Robinson and ‘How to Garden When You’re New to Gardening’ by The Royal Horticultural Society
Fully Booked, R3 Level
There’s something poetic about being a bookworm and plant lover. Get that unique friend something that will nourish their fondness for growing life in pots.
Neon Island x Havaianas Martini flip-flops with matching pouch are available exclusively at Common Room
Common Thread, R2 Level
If shopping for live plants leaves you stumped, start with plant prints. While you’re at it, get limited-release items to add value to the gift. Tip: Check out the hand-drawn prints in new drops from local clothing brand Neon Island and Havaianas.