If You Buy One Thing at Costco This Summer, Make It This Bargain Find

published Jul 12, 2022
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I love grocery shopping from the comfort of an armchair, without ever leaving the house. That’s why I hit yes on a trial grocery delivery service in 2016. But I miss the occasional “inspired” shopping that can only happen when I wander the aisles of a grocery store in person.

Every once in a while, I make it to Costco to see what special items are on display. I recently made a trip and came across an exciting discovery that definitely made leaving the house worth it.

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Food and foliage! Surprisingly, Costco is a great source for greenery

Going to Costco with an open mind can be dangerous for sure, but I’m proud to say that I came back with only three things: a bottle of rosé for our upcoming HOA ladies’ night, a set of forever stamps (prices are going up!), and a beautiful plant — in an adorable planter — to put in our kitchen. Yes, you read that right. Instead of hitting the garden store this summer, you’ll want to head straight to Costco for your green-thumb needs!

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Plants from LiveTrends looking for a forever home.

The best part? The gorgeous new plant (in a cute footed pot) that I brought home with me was only $19.99 — much less than what I’d expect to pay for the planter alone! 

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Look at that striped foliage!

Costco’s plant selections are usually spot-on, and they certainly didn’t disappoint this summer. I felt like a kid in a candy store as I picked out a plant from the shelves that were loaded with fun options. I landed on a gorgeous leafy number that was labeled as “modern foliage” and is unknown to me. I did a little research and talked to a plant expert who informed me this is a Philodendron ‘Birkin’.

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Stunning! This new green addition makes a perfect tabletop statement in my kitchen.

Well, this ‘Birkin’ is a cheerful little addition to my kitchen. It always astounds me how much life one small plant can add to a space. In my kitchen that’s all hard, glossy surfaces, I especially love the effect. It’s the best thing I’ve picked up for my kitchen in a long time, and it just might be yours too. 

Have you shopped for plants at Costco? Share your finds in the comments below.