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If you need to give a gift but aren’t sure of the recipient’s interests, a plant – or something plant-related – is often a safe bet. After all, who doesn’t love bringing a little greenery into their space?
Of course, not all plant gifts are equal: What makes a great gift for a seasoned gardener might not apply to someone who just purchased their first succulent plant. Apartment dwellers – people who keep their plants primarily indoors – have different needs than those who have enough space to grow outdoors. And let’s not forget those who could love the appearance of the plants, but haven’t really managed to keep them alive – we have options for those people too.
If it seems like everyone in your social circle has recently become proud new plant parents, This is the only Christmas gift guide you need this year. For the dedicated houseplant lover, both new and expert.here are 23 thoughtful gifts, suitable for every budget, to show that you care about their leafy green babies as much as they do.
This is a great choice for those who love plants, but aren’t very good at watering them. In addition to being deeply functional, these planters have a modern look that will fit in almost any space.
If your gift recipient is a true gardener, you can’t go wrong with these ultra-durable leather gloves that can withstand thorny rose bushes and dense soil. Plus, they come in two cheerful shades.
These pothos stickers are fun little Christmas gifts and will show off their plant parenthood wherever they place them: their water bottle, laptop, phone, etc. The seller has a monster versionalso for fans of the tropical plant.
This sleek, uncluttered growing setting allows plants to flourish without natural light, meaning it’s ideal for those who want a touch of greenery even in the dead of winter.
Cacti are not the most practical plants they need tons from sunlight and may be dangerous for those with young children or pets. This limited edition print of the Oaxaca landscape is the perfect compromise: it’s sure to cure any plant woes. And the desire to travel too.
They’ll find nothing but swoon-worthy inspiration and practical instructions for setting up a plant-filled home in this book. Hilton Carter.
If they’re looking to develop their plant skills, try offering an online flower arranging class. They’ll learn how to turn greenery (picked from their favorite plants, of course) and fresh flowers into works of art they can display in their space.
Never let your loved ones run out of fresh herbs again. These easy-to-grow herb pots are also self-watering, making them a great choice for beginning gardeners.
We’ve never met a plant enthusiast who wasn’t obsessed with their mister. This attractive copper pick strikes the perfect balance of style and utility, providing a gentle mist for your favorite plant babies.
This gift is sort of a two-in-one. First, there are the candles themselves, which come in a range of herbal and floral scents (like wild tomato vine and crushed mint). Then there’s the seed-infused packaging, which lets you grow the plant that inspired the scent.
For the readers in your life, this is a Google-compared guide to modern plant care in book form. Even the most experienced plant parents will find much to learn from its pages.
Known for their TLC deliveries, healthy houseplants, and reliable customer service, Rooted’s new subscription boxes are the perfect monthly pick-me-up. Choose a subscription based on the types of plants they like, customize the duration, and make it pet-friendly if necessary.
The fun is in the details. These tiny brass rods, including lizards, orangutans and sloths, make perfect Christmas gifts.
A minimalist yet decorative vase like this might be just what they’re looking for to accent their artistic plant shelves.
Adding extra humidity to the air during the cold, dry months of winter is good for their plants, but also good for humans.
Winter is long. Keep their plants happy and healthy with this minimal, sun-mimicking LED grow light, which comes with everything they need to hang it up as soon as they unbox it.
DIYers who love creating living works of art will appreciate this kokedama kit from the artists at Pistils Nursery. Fun to make, beautiful to display and easy to care for, “kokedama” means “moss ball” in Japanese and is an ancient bonsai tradition of shaping the roots of a plant into a ball with moss and clay.
These ceramic planters come in three sizes and two colors to complement any space. Besides their fun shape, the brilliance of their design lies in the planter and saucer combination and the integrated drainage.
Pair them with easy-to-make meals from Purple Carrot, a deliciously plant-friendly meal kit subscription. Choose from a meal menu for a week or if you’re feeling generous, a month.
These biodegradable moisture indicators change color from bright green when the plant’s soil is damp to white when it’s time to give a little water, preventing over or under watering. Think of it as a mood ring for their plants.
If they like board games and puzzles, this botanically inspired 1,000 piece puzzle is a must-have. The real skill, however, is knowing how many of these plants they can name without consulting the list.
For all the plants in their care, they will need a place to store their tools and supplies. This durable and timeless tote will carry everything, yes, even a bag of potting soil.
An eco-friendly gift that requires no maintenance? This “living wall” – an artisanal combination of real, preserved moss and ferns, ready to hang – is the kind of modern art that speaks their language.
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This article has been updated with even more gift ideas for plant lovers in September 2023.
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