Healing Gifts from a Local Mother & Daughter Duo

Christina & Desiree Benson in Herculaneum, MO

Given the Mother’s Day holiday, SOOO many upcoming celebrations, and the START of the new season of the Herculaneum Farmer’s Market, I wanted to highlight how you can get Healing Gifts from a Local Mother & Daughter Duo:

Plants have healing powers, as do the souls who help to nourish, and share them with the world.

Personalized gifts can also have healing energy, when made and delivered with love.

Providing custom, and often therapeutic, products that heal and deliver joy is the goal of Herculaneum natives, Christina and Desiree Benson.

With separate business entities, mother, Christina (Chris) owns PlantsNThingsByChris and her daughter, Desiree, owns DNR Designs.

You will likely find this dynamic duo out and about in our community together. I recently met up with them at the Herculaneum Farmer’s market, which is NOW happening Saturdays 8am to noon. The two have a consistent booth set up here, as well as offer their plants and products every other day of the week. They sell one-of-a-kind, specialized products like homemade macrame and wood bead plant hangers, an assortment of personalized items (shirts, keychains & drink ware, to name a few) with custom lettering and logos, in addition to live plants that provide the perfect healing energy to bring into your home, or to present as a gift.

We talked about the many situations where their offerings can create the most memorable and lasting gift: 

  • Birthdays
  • Graduations
  • Off to college
  • Engagement parties & weddings
  • Bridal & baby showers
  • New baby & baptism
  • New homeowners/closing gifts
  • Welcome to the neighborhood
  • Teacher & coach gifts
  • New business opening
  • Job transition or retirement 
  • Anniversary (of something happy or sad)
  • Someone who is sick or in the hospital/having surgery/in rehab
  • Someone grieving the loss of a pet or person

…Really…any itty-bitty occasion or monumental milestone can feel more special when a live plant and/or a personalized gift is given.

This powerful energy will be felt and remembered. 

Given Chris’ extensive education and knowledge about plant species, she is cognizant to ask questions for ensuring the proper plant is matched up with the plant’s future home/homeowner. 

Chris and Desiree also make deliveries of these special gifts to local homes, businesses, churches, hospitals, rehabs, event centers, funeral homes, schools and more. 

This is a non-paid endorsement encouraging you to connect with Chris and Desiree to see how they can help with a custom, personalized gift that can heal, and will be cherished forever. 



(314) 420-2826




DNR Designs


Herculaneum Farmer Market

Locally grown, raised and produced products.
Herculaneum City Park  – 776 Joachim, Herculaneum, MO
(636) 282-8366


More on the Herculaneum Farmer’s Market:

Saturdays from 8 AM – noon – Herculaneum FRESH Farmer’s Market

Check out the playground next to the Herculaneum City Park:

Kade’s Playground in Herculaneum, MO

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