Why plants are lovely gifts:
* we often don't buy them for ourselves, but love to have them around
* they last a long time, unless of course they are in my care :)
* every time the recipient looks at the plant they will think of you and what a great gift-giver you are...
* chances are, no one else will put one under the tree, giving it a bit of "unique factor"
If you're local, you can't beat Cactus & Tropicals for presentation. Classical music while plant shopping? Sounds good to me. The holiday display is "bee"-utiful. Sorry, couldn't resist :)