Here's a nifty concept that can be turned into a gift that keeps on giving - plantable papers. From party favors to invitations and gifts, more items made with seeded paper are springing up all over the place.
One item I came across that I thought was rather clever is a plantable journal. Once you've filled the pages up with your lists, thoughts and doodles, you can remove the cover, plant the pages and watch the wildflowers grow.
One online store, favorswithseeds.com, specializes in seeded-paper products. From party favors, invitations, and even handmade paper flower bouquets, the products offered on this site are truly unique. A family member of mine recently purchased flower bouquets to use as centerpieces for a party, and the guests could not stop raving about how beautiful they were. Since they're not real flowers, they can last forever or until you decide to plant them. An added bonus is the excellent customer service, making truly custom products tailored to your needs.
Making your own plantable paper can also be a fun craft project to do with the kids. I came across several different recipes to create your own, but I found an excellent step-by-step video using junk mail to create seeded paper.