13 Best Gifts for Plant Lovers

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So, you’re looking for gifts for plant lovers? I’m guessing once you learned you could buy plants online mid-quarantine, you went wild figuring out how to grow your own vegetables and tending to your herb garden. Maybe you became a helicopter plant parent. Maybe you engaged in some newbie plant propagation with your scallions (remember those days?). Maybe you’ve tasted your first bite of homegrown tomato or carefully wiped the leaves of your fiddle-leaf fig free of dust for months on end—and now you’re in love with all things gardening.

Sure, before the pandemic you’d never have thought to give (or register for) plant gifts. But you’re getting married (or attending a wedding) a different person than you were in 2019—a plant person—and that’s a good thing! Keep the gardening streak going (or growing!) long past the pandemic boom with a new plant that the couple can grow and tend to like their love. (Ick. But you know we had to do it.)

Wondering where to start? Our favorite online plant shops Bloomscape and The Sill are always solid options for buying plants online. From a registry standpoint, Zola has everything you could need to outfit your home in greenery as well, including plants, planters, and gardening tools. Look to Etsy for stylish seed packets as well as handmade planters. And, perhaps surprisingly, Amazon is a big winner in the gifts for plant lovers category, especially if you browse Costa Farms, one of the most reliable online nurseries available through the retailer.

Below are some specific gift ideas we love, including the actual plants we think make the best gifts, planters that will hold them beautifully (and give them a great place to grow, with optimal draining), and, finally, a few gardening tools that we love from a utility standpoint, of course, but that are also stylish enough to go on a wedding registry.

The greenery

If you’re a new gardener, or shopping for a loved one who is a new gardener, start with a comparatively low-maintenance house plant, like the stately fiddle-leaf fig. Or go for a favorite plant of the millennial aesthetic, the monstera. Or gift the charmingly squiggle-leafed bird’s-nest fern. Opt for a super easygoing aloe plant or succulent if you think your plant-loving friend might forget to water their new housemate. If space is limited, consider a hanging plant or petite air plant. Finally, Etsy is a great place to buy seed packets with cute packaging; it could be a nice symbol to plant a houseplant or an indoor garden at the beginning of a marriage.

Potted Fiddle-Leaf Fig Plant

$99.00, Zola

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Monstera and Sea Grass Basket

$55.00, Amazon

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Aloe Vera Plant

$45.00, Zola

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6-Piece Ionantha Air Plant Collection

$14.00, Zola

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Zanzibar Gem ZZ Plant

$35.00, Zola

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Modern Sprout Cilantro Tumbler

$20.00, Zola

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Bird’s-Nest Fern

$58.00, The Sill

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Bromeliad Pineapple

$65.00, Bloomscape

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Purple Orchid

$98.00, The Sill

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RT1home Herb Seeds Pack

$16.00, Etsy

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Salad Seed Collection, 7 Packets

$28.00, Terrain

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The planter pots and plant stands

When it comes to indoor plants, the pot itself is nearly as important as the plant—especially with a big varietal like a fiddle-leaf or grown-up aloe. These striking-but-neutral options in wood, brushed metal, and terra-cotta are the perfect gifts for plant lovers, no matter their interior design style preferences. And for the couple with plenty of pots to show off (and plants too, of course) consider a multilevel plant stand. A DIY terrarium kit, complete with succulents, sand, and cacti soil mix, makes for a great gift that doubles as a project for a newly married couple.

Cova Planter

$60.00, Food52

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Bloomist Planter

$20.00, Bloomist

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Ferm Living Round Plant Box

$283.00, Zola

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Terra-Cotta Hanging Pot Set

$48.00, Zola

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DIY Terrarium Kit

$68.00, The Sill

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Plant Stand

$60.00, Amazon

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The gardening tools

A slender-spouted watering can always comes in handy (and looks good around the house!). If you’re low on light, you might want to opt for a grow light to give your plants an extra boost of artificial sunshine (we found an eminently gifty one that looks like a cool light fixture rather than the typical eyesore). And if you’re planning on outdoor gardening, consider adding a set of tools to your registry—or at least this hori hori, the tool our resident green thumb, staff writer Wilder Davies, swears by above all other gardening tools.

Copper Watering Can

$40.00, Amazon

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Soltech Solutions Grow Light

$154.00, The Sill

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Picnic at Ascot Gardening Tool Set

$57.00, Amazon

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Nisaku Hori-Hori

$23.00, Amazon

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Myrtle Garden Trug, Small

$85.00, Weston Table

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Originally Appeared on Epicurious