By: Suzanne Worwood

As the farm-to-table trend heats up at restaurants around the nation, so too, has the trend for people to grow their own food. Food gardens are popping up in front yards, back yards and community gardens. Even people living in small spaces are learning how to plant container gardens filled with fresh herbs and vegetables. The great garden comeback is well underway!

A Trend of the Fast-growing Variety

According to the National Gardening Association, roughly 1 in 3 households grow their own food, with the number of home gardens significantly increasing from 4 million in 2008 to 37 million in 2013! So, who is growing all this food? Millennials. Researchers say the generation born between 1982 and 2000 has the fastest growing interest in gardening.

Personalized Seed Packets

If you want to reach this growing market, try garden-themed giveaways at your next trade show or event. Here are a few ideas:

This Standard Series Seed Packet has something for everyone. The series includes nearly 30 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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The seeds are stored in packets made of recycled paper. The back of the envelope has space for your organization’s logo and contact information.

Promotional Bookmarks with a Garden-ready Bonus

If you’d like a personalized seed packet with a dual purpose, try Plant-a-Shapes. This promotional product is both a bookmark and seed packet. This herb garden bookmark, for example, showcases a seed paper heart your customers can plant. And, when the plant bears fruit, you’ll be on their minds with each delicious bite.

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Personalized Seed Packets with Flair

If you’re looking for the perfect thank you gift, consider the Say It With Seeds Packet. A packet of seeds is tucked into a personalized card, with your full-color imprint, giving you the opportunity to provide a message with this thoughtful gift.

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These beautiful packets come with flowers or herb seeds and are sure to please all through the growing season.

Grow Your Own Cocktail Garden

For an all-in-one gift, consider the Grow Your Own Cocktail Garden. This promotional product includes seeds, starter soil and wooden stakes, all packaged in a 6-count egg carton.

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Your recipients can grow mint, lavender and thyme, and the wooden stakes will make it easy for them to label the plantings. Even those without a back yard can share the joy of gardening by planting these herbs indoors.

All of these garden-ready products can be paired with bird feeders, rain gauges and other gardening favorites for a gift that recipients won’t soon forget!

–Suzanne

PS – Keep in mind regulations governing the import and transport of seeds if you are planning a promotion outside the U.S. If you are looking for promotional products in Canada, please see our garden-themed products available to you.

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Suzanne Worwood

Suzanne Worwood

Suzanne Worwood is VP of Merchandising and has been with 4imprint for 14 years. Inspired by the retail environment and her own world travels, Suzanne writes about all things product: trends, uses, colors, designs.

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One Response to “Personalized Seed Packets for the Great Garden Comeback”

  1. Joel

    Hi. I write a marketing strategies blog for real estate agents and Realtors. I love the idea of enclosing a packet of seeds in real estate farming letters (pun intended) to help increase the perceived value of the message and to increase the number of envelopes that are opened.

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