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The Gift That Keeps On Growing

Greeting cards: bean there, done that! Send a message the uncommon way with a message bean. Once watered, the bean will germinate in about seven days and when it opens up, the receiver will see the laser-edged message on the bean. A gift that keeps on growing.

Sold individually. Available in Happy Holidays, Love and Thank You. Made in Japan.

Click here to see a close-up of the Holiday Bean, Love Bean, and Thank You Bean.

Due to unforeseeable vendor supply issues, Message Beans have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

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Item ID
18011
Made from
tin, seeds
Measurements
4.3" H x 2.6" dia

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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MESSAGE BEAN
 
4.5

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (60)
  • Good value (34)
  • Well built / quality (18)
  • Colorful (12)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (41)
  • Celebration (34)
  • Teenagers (26)
  • Young children (22)
  • Party favors and activities (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (24), Quality oriented (22), Midrange shopper (15), Parent (7), High-end shopper (4)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (13), Family older kids (8), Couple no kids (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (72), No (4)

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5.0

Wonderful surprise

By 

from Miami, FL

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Celebration
    • Teens
    • Young Children

    Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

    Not only did this plant grow fast, but it has kept growing! It is amazing what comes out of this small bean. After about 2 weeks, you may have to move it from a window ledge, to outside. That's how tall it becomes. The message on the bean is clear and readable. It was a great gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Bought as a gift-a real hit!

    By 

    from DC burbs

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Celebration
      • Teens
      • Young Children

      Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

      I bought this as a gift for a friend, and they loved it! They were so excited and thought it was truly unique that after a week their plant would spell out a message. I sent it a week early so that it would bloom on their birthday. This will be my standby gift for people from now on!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      For the person who has everything!

      By 

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Colorful
      • Good Value
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Celebration
        • Teens
        • Young Children

        Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

        The owner can watch the bean grow! It's a great gift idea! The ability to personalize the gift makes it completely worthwhile.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        cute idea - hope it works

        By 

        from Orange CT

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Party Favors and Activities
            • Themed Parties

            Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

            Can't answer some of the questions because haven't used it yet

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            THOUGHTFUL, INEXPENSIVE GIFT!

            By 

            from Fullerton, CA

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Celebration

              Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

              This is a fantastic, thoughtful small gift! I send them often--and the recipients LOVE them! It's the gift that keeps on giving. :)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Great gift!

              By 

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Celebration
                • Party Favors and Activities
                • Teens
                • Themed Parties

                Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

                This was a great gift! The bean is really large (about 1" across). [...]

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                What an experience! Loved it.

                By 

                from Des Moines, IA

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults

                  Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

                  Fabulous as is.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  So unique!!!

                  By 

                  from Spartanburg, SC

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Value
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults
                    • Celebration
                    • Party Favors and Activities
                    • Teens
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

                    I bought the LOVE bean for my hubby for Christmas. We just opened it about 10 days ago and it has now sprouted! It is such a neat gift and something you don't see everyday! It is so cute and on the back it also has an engraved heart! We love it!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery from your site is always quick and in excellent condition!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Fun gift!

                    By 

                    from Boulder, Co

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adults
                      • Party Favors and Activities
                      • Teens
                      • Young Children

                      Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

                      This is such a fun item! I gave it to my preschooler and he had a wonderful time watching it grow and seeing the message just for him from the bean plant. This is an awesome idea and I hope they come up with a way to personalize it soon!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Great, as always.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      so clever!

                      By 

                      from NY

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Good Value
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adults
                        • Celebration
                        • Party Favors and Activities
                        • Teens

                        Comments about MESSAGE BEAN:

                        These beans are so cool and clever! I got the Happy Holidays bean for my friends and the Love one for my boyfriend. Everyone thinks they are awesome. I'd recommend this to everyone!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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