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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 2000.  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


Katie Brown

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

RE/MAX Real Estate

Cherry Republic

Hampton by Hilton


Make-A-Wish Foundation

United States Postal Service

DeMelo Bro., Inc.

Creative Innovations Team

Thomas Productions

Hobby Lobby, Inc.

Stewart Enterprises

Salvation Army

Rabco Productions, LTD

Texas A&M

University of Texas

Komptech Americas

Lavalette Club

Clark Company

Dignity Health

Elouana Oregon Wines

Emerald Christmas Tree Company



Event Source



University of Georgia -

College of Veterinary Medicine

Appearances & Mentions

Good Morning America

Rolling Stone Magazine

As The World Turns

Texas Monthly

Celebrations Magazine

The Kentucky

A Wedding Worth Watching

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