Nature Favors is a Texas-based, family owned and operated gift making company, creating unique, little sustainable seed gifts, designed as re-gifts to nature. We are passionate about what we do, and we've been at it for a long, long time!
This is our story:
The idea of the first plantable gift came to Texas butterfly farmer, Shari Gray, during a conversation with a bride in 2001. The couple were planning to release butterflies at their wedding, and they wanted each guests to receive a butterfly themed gift to take home and enjoy as a reminder of their special day. Owner, Shari Gray, thought to herself, why not make a special gift for the butterflies to enjoy as well? And so she did! She started by harvesting seeds from the butterfly plants on the farm, carefully selecting flowers seeds that would be the most beneficial for butterflies. Next, she began experimenting with making paper that she infused with seeds to create the first plantable butterfly release box. Little did she know then, the idea of that one little gift box would eventually sprout into a complete line of unique,
sustainable, nature inspired products, known today as "Nature Favors".
Texas Butterfly Farmer, Shari Gray, Founder of Nature Favors, Creator of the Blooming Butterfly Release Box™
The experience and knowledge Shari would gain as a butterfly farmer would not only pave the road to Nature Favors, but it also provided her with an opportunity to share her knowledge about butterflies with others. Shari presented live butterfly educational programs at schools and garden clubs, educating others on the life cycle of the butterfly, teaching them how to create natural butterfly habitats in their own back yards and throughout the community. Shari has devoted her time in many ways throughout the years, both locally and internationally, serving as a board member for several organizations, including The International Butterfly Breeders Association.
A lot has changed, but change can be a good thing! Our family has grown over the years. The children are adults now, each one having developed their own skill set to help the business grow. We are blessed to have a team of dedicated family members who compliment each other in such a unique way. We have gift makers, photographers, graphic designers, web designers, marketing specialists, new product designers, and shipping experts, all in one family, growing the business together.
Nature Favors is rated as a STAR SELLER on Etsy, with over 2,500 positive reviews, averaging 4.9 or higher in customer satisfaction!
We rate 100% in customer response time, as well as 100% for shipping on time!
Go see for yourself:
Custom orders are our specialty, regardless of where you choose to shop.
We are proud to say that we are considered experts in the wedding and events industry. We love what we do, and it is reflected in each and every gift we create.
Thanks to our loyal customers and their referrals, our business has continued to grow by leaps and bounds throughout the years!
A few of the companies and organizations we have served:
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Bath & Body Works
The Honest Company
News & Documentary Emmy Awards
RE/MAX Real Estate
Hampton by Hilton
United States Postal Service
DeMelo Bro., Inc.
Creative Innovations Team
Hobby Lobby, Inc.
Rabco Productions, LTD
University of Texas
Elouana Oregon Wines
Emerald Christmas Tree Company
University of Georgia -
College of Veterinary Medicine
Appearances & Mentions
Good Morning America
Rolling Stone Magazine
As The World Turns
A Wedding Worth Watching