20 Gifts for Plant Lovers That They’ll Want to Use Immediately
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Whether every inch of their home is filled with indoor plants or they’re starting to build a collection of greenery, we gathered the best gifts for the plant lovers of any experience level. With options to buy plants online and unique, yet practical finds, you’ll win them over. From apparel that is guaranteed to get some laughs to eye-catching home decorations to gardening gifts for the serious green thumbs, we included products that’ll put their love for plants first.
We also asked plant experts to share their thoughts to help you give the best gift to the plant lover in your life. We reached out to Jennifer Schutter of Plantcarefully, Lina Cowley of Trimmed Roots, and Davin Eberhardt of Nature of Home to guide you on your gifting journey. In addition to researching products of our own, we’ve included their suggestions in our guide.
What Are the Best Gifts for Beginners?
To assist the budding plant lover, all experts suggested a guide to get them started. As David Eberhardt of Nature of Home explains, “A gift for beginners who have just grown to love plants is a guide that can take their passion a step further. A gardener's guide written by an expert is an excellent gift that will go a long way. Beginners have a lot to learn, and plants need special care. So, my top pick would always be a comprehensive guide that educates beginners on plant care.” Lina Cowley of Trimmed Roots recommends Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them by Riz Reyes and Sara Boccaccini Meadows for its gorgeous illustrations and informative approach.
Jennifer Schutter of Plantcarefully also suggests starter kits and basic tools for beginners as well as moisture and humidity meters. “With more experience, it's likely they already have most of the equipment they would need and probably have pretty strong opinions on what to get. You can always ask, but if you want to surprise them it's better to go for something that's always useful.”
What Are the Best Gifts for Serious Plant Parents?
Even though they have been a plant parent for a while, it doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate the essentials and some experts agree, pots are also the way to go. “Pots, pots, pots, and more pots. They are seriously the best gift for someone who might already have just about everything. They're easy to personalize or buy one-of-a-kind creations from Etsy, and the budget can range from a few dollars to, well, a lot,” suggests Schutter.
“Loving plants doesn’t mean that only their growth matters. Plants should also look presentable. That’s what I realized when I was given different sorts of plant holders. They instantly uplift the image of the plants. Plus, they add more dimension to the area where plants are placed. I honestly cherish this gift because the plant holders have made me realize that it’s important to pay attention to the presentation of my plants too,” adds Eberhardt.
You can also surprise the serious plant lover with an experience as opposed to a physical gift. As Schutter shares, “Event-based gifts are great too, especially if you're a bit indecisive or intimidated by their expertise. Taking a friend to a botanical garden is a fantastic way of not only indulging one of their interests but also getting to explore it alongside them.”
With these gift ideas in mind and our list on your side, you won’t leaf your plant lover down.
Microfiber Dusting Gloves (3 Pairs)
As any indoor plant lover knows too well, indoor plants gather dust. This set includes three microfiber dusting gloves to help your plant lover gently remove dust from their greenery.
As this 5-star Amazon reviewer shares,“Like many during COVID, I developed an addiction to plants, and they get dusty. These are awesome for quick wipe-downs of leaves without damaging.”
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Soil Moisture Meter
“For beginners, moisture and humidity meters make great gifts. Those just getting started often overlook these tools and don't really know yet how helpful they can be,” shares Jennifer Schutter of Plantcarefully.
This moisture meter from Hathdia will let your recipient know when to water their plants. It's easy to read, doesn't require batteries, and will spare them from dirty fingers.
Plastic Planters (Set of 10)
If they’re often busy managing multiple small plants, this pack of vibrant plastic planters will be put to great use. Each planter is lightweight, durable, and has drain holes to prevent excessive watering.
‘Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them’ by Riz Reyes and Sara Boccaccini Meadows
If they’re starting their journey into plant parenthood, this guide will be useful.
“This informative book offers an introduction to the world of plants, with detailed instructions on how to grow and care for a variety of species. The hand-drawn illustrations add an artistic touch, making it an appealing and educational read for anyone new to gardening,” explains Lina Crowley, senior editor at Trimmed Roots.
This glass mister is ideal for your recipient’s succulents, orchids, and more. It has a vintage look they’ll want to display and comes in four other colors to match their style.
“I got this as a gift for my sister and she absolutely loves it. It’s beautiful, practical, and looks lovely sitting out,” shares this 5-star Amazon review.
Plants Get Me Funny Socks
If plants are their real BFF, these funny socks will put their love of plants on full display. This pair features a fun design that’ll put a smile on their face.
Disco Ball Planter
This disco planter will put your recipient’s plants on a shimmering display. It comes with a chain and hook as well as a macrame rope to match their decor. It’s available in two sizes and three colors to brighten any space.
Gardening Tools Kit
This 10-piece set includes a rake, brush, tweezers, labels, and more for your recipient to care for and identify their plants. Each tool is made with polished stainless steel and has an ergonomic design for their comfort.
As this 5-star Amazon reviewer says, “It’s got everything you need for small or medium pots: repotting, trimming, loosening aerated soil, picking up small debris, and dusting leaves. I just finished repotting my carnivorous pitcher plant with my new tools. It works great, I couldn’t be more pleased!”
Birth Month Flower Personalized Flower Pot
If your mom is also a plant mom, this beautiful pot makes for an extra special Mother’s Day gift. Personalize it with the name and birth month flower of loved ones for a unique design.
As this 5-star reviewer exclaims, “This is PERFECT! Got it for my mom for her birthday with mine and my son’s birth flowers and it’s absolutely beautiful!”
Face Terra Cotta Plant Pots (Set of 2)
This set of terra cotta plant pots is a guaranteed conversation starter. Made in Italy, each planter in this duo features an eye-catching face and is handcrafted and glazed by Italian artisans.
Surprise the budding plant parent with this philodendron heartleaf. It’s fast-growing and forgiving, making it the perfect low-maintenance houseplant for the first-time plant parent.
I bought this philodendron from Bloomscape in 2021 and it’s still thriving. It’s truly easy to care for and looks great with its trailing vines and heart-shaped leaves.
Never Enough Plants Shirt
True plant lovers understand that you can never have too many plants, making this shirt their unofficial uniform. It’s available in multiple sizes, styles, and colors to match your plant enthusiast’s personality.
Plant Daddy Hat
Surprise the friend whose apartment is covered in greenery with this embroidered cap. Whether they’re watering their plants or running an errand, any plant parent will wear it with pride.
As this 5-star reviewer raves, “I’ve bought this hat many times now. It’s my favorite gift for fellow plant lovers and it’s a fantastic hat!”
Heirloom Garden Arm Saver Gloves
This pair of gloves from Terrain will be a welcome addition to their garden tools collection. As Crowley explains, “These gloves extend up the arm, providing added protection when working with prickly plants or pulling weeds. The unique design, created by a Portland-based artist, sets them apart from ordinary gardening gloves, making them a special gift for plant enthusiasts.”
Funny Plant Stakes
Give your recipient a good laugh with these handmade plant stakes. Pick from a variety of silly sayings including the ones pictured or come up with your own for a funny addition to their plants.
Canvas Utility Apron
Crowley also suggests this useful gift for serious plant lovers. “This apron is made from durable canvas fabric and features multiple pockets for holding essential gardening tools,” she says. “The green fabric and leather trim give it a stylish and sophisticated look, perfect for any dedicated gardener.”
Safari Animal Succulents
Swap your traditional succulent gift idea with one of these safari animal succulents that’ll win over any plant parent. It’s available in three ceramic planters — elephant, rhinoceros, and giraffe — that’ll look great on any windowsill.
The Pet-Friendly Bundle
This bundle comes with pet-friendly plants to start new plant parents off right. As Crowley shares, “This set includes two plants that are nontoxic to pets, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for both plant lovers and their furry friend...These plants are easy to care for, making them an ideal starter set for beginners.”
Indoor Terracotta Planter
This terracotta planter from Ultralight Dreams is hand painted with a colorful design that’ll look great in any space. It’s available in four unique color options to complement your recipient’s indoor plants.
Maple Sunrise Propagation Vase
“Propagation tubes and stations are also fantastic gifts, as they make the propagation process part of your home decor,” explains Schutter.
This propagation vase is a favorite at Plantcarefully, is made to order with ambrosia maple, and will help your recipient propagate their favorite houseplants.
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