This is one of those projects that didn't turn out at all like I had envisioned but I do like the result. I was in charge of putting together a group gift and I thought that a gift card tree would be a neat thing to do.
This is what it turned out to be:
The gift cards are all on those florist picks that come in bouquets to hold the cards. The local florist gave me the picks for free. The plant is a philodendron. . .very hardy and can thrive almost anywhere.
It's plain and simple but when the gift cards and florist picks are pulled out she will have a pretty houseplant to enjoy.
If I do it again:
Someday I would like to do a gift card tree as a group gift but finding the right stand on a small time frame was impossible for me at this point. I also couldn't find a potted tree that wasn't hideously expensive or that would need to be transplanted outside. I will keep my eyes open and pick up a few appropriately sized stands when I come across them!