Seeds are the gift that keeps giving. When our twins were born, we gave out personalized seed packets as a gift to all of our baby visitors. My kids are turning 5 next spring and still people report me about the offspring of those gifted (annual) seeds. I adore hearing these stories.
We love to send out seeds by post to friends living abroad, and we take these tiny treasures with us when we travel. They are small, light and compact (okay, unless it would be a coconut I guess, which is a seed too) and make the perfect hand-out to friendly and helpful people you meet while travelling. Just make sure to check with local laws and regulations, you don't want to introduce harmless plant species to an area where they don't have any natural enemies and will become invasive.
So how about seeds as a gift for the upcoming holidays? Gifting your self-collected seeds may seem like the perfect low-impact gift, and it is. But at the same time, seeds are gifts with a big impact: on the bees, the butterflies, the local wildlife, the soil . They will heal the soreness in your eyes from seeing things that don't make you happy. They will uplift your soul. Believe me, they will.
Below are some resources for ideas and free printables. Enjoy! Oh, and tell the receivers to store those seeds cool enough, in a dry place, until that special day the will meet the soil. A real treasure should be kept properly.
After all, every seed is a never ending new beginning.