Gift Edit 2023

54 of the Best Gifts for Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs

updated Nov 29, 2023
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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

Shopping for a friend, family member, or loved one who posts more plant #shelfies than selfies? Or someone who might not necessarily have a green thumb but insists that buying more plants is the key to happiness? If you’re looking for a gift for that plant-obsessed person in your life, finding the exact right thing can feel a bit daunting — especially if you, yourself, don’t know the difference between an annual and a perennial. But don’t worry: We’re here to help you navigate the wide world of the internet to find the perfect botanically inspired gifts for all of the plant people on your list. From low-budget accessories to splurge-worthy home decor, there are plenty of gift options out there that are sure to delight your favorite plant fanatic. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, a housewarming, a holiday, or any other occasion worth celebrating, the ideas below are green-thumb winners.

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Colorful gardening gloves make a great affordable gift. These babies have ultra-practical touch-screen-compatible fingertips, so your pal won't have to take them off to answer a text or snap a pic of their prized blooms.

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Between potting, watering, and pruning, your plant-owning pal might need a break. Give them the gift of relaxation with this floral faux fur throw. It's so soft that it's almost impossible to resist a nap underneath.

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The Sill

Believe it or not, this beautiful tropical plant is actually related to pineapple. Because bromeliads love to collect water in their leaves in the wild and thrive in high humidity, they'd make a seamless addition to any bathroom. And how dazzling is the bold red color on this pet-friendly plant?

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was $31.00

Every gardener needs a good set of tools. This mini shovel can save space in their kit, as it also serves as a garden pick, hoe, garden pick, and quick cutter, not to mention a bottle opener! After all, a job well-done calls for a refreshing reward afterward. What's more, the shovel is available in three bold colors, and it won't break the bank.

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Williams Sonoma

Perhaps your giftee doesn't have the space necessary to grow a garden of their desired size. In that case, they can always opt for a windowsill garden! This stunning porcelain planter trio makes it easy to grow any kind of herb, and it comes complete with markers, so the indoor gardener won't lose track of which one is which.

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Help your friend's holiday decor stand out with this striking gilded garland. Its whimsical iron and velvet flowers will easily stand apart from traditional pine garlands; plus, your recipient can keep this decor piece up year-round, and it'll never look out of season.

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Nothing elevates a bouquet like a sophisticated vase, and this Tuscan-style pitcher can make even a handful of wildflowers look like something out of the pages of a magazine. We love the vase's distressed gray finish, which lends an artisanal vibe. Somehow, this piece manages to simultaneously stand out from and blend right in with other decor.

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Perhaps your bestie would like to own live plants, but they're not particularly skilled at keeping their botanical babies alive. In this case, we suggest this fun and adorable LEGO succulent display set. Not only can building the display serve as a calming home activity, but when they're done, your recipient will also have a vibrant decor piece to show off.

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Rather than a vine plant only hanging downward like a waterfall, these barely-there clips will let your giftee play with height and even work vertically for a pretty indoor garden effect. The set includes adhesive stickers to sturdily attach each clip, plus a few extras just in case. Measuring at 1.4 inches by 0.5 inches, they’re small enough to blend in with any prospering plant babies.

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Williams Sonoma

All of the other gifts in this list can be given year-round, but this live succulent wreath is perfect for the holiday season. As you can tell by its name, the wreath is made from real succulent rosettes and will last your friend years. It's low-maintenance and looks different from any other Christmas wreath out there. Your giftee's door will undoubtedly be the most original one on the block!

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The gardener in your life will be elated to whip out this smart folding stool when they need to take a load off between weeding, pruning, sowing, and seeding. It even comes with a set of five tools, along with a handy place to hang them under the seat.

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Every gardener needs a good hat to protect them from the sun. Snag this lightweight, cotton bucket hat for your favorite green thumb, and they'll be ready to spend hours weeding and planting. Not only does it contain UPF 50 sun protection and an oversized brim, it also includes a drawstring to ensure a secure fit.

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was $39.99

With this editor-recommended find, your favorite gardener can enjoy lots of time outdoors without becoming a mosquito magnet. In fact, the Thermacell rechargeable device repels these garden pests, giving your giftee a bug-free zone in which to safely weed and water.

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Lula's Garden

Receiving this gorgeous array of succulents will bring a smile to anyone's face, especially a plant fanatic. The Lush Garden measures approximately 12" x 7.5" x 6", every inch filled with plants that will stay beautiful much longer than cut flowers.

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You can always count on Nordstrom for home finds that are chic and stylish. Case in point: this rustic-looking stoneware pot. It's finished with a milky glaze, giving it a rustic sheen that will look great holding your loved one's greenery.

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was $74.00

If you know someone who lives in a space without many windows, this hanging window plant shelf from Etsy is a great way to add greenery without blocking out the light. It comes with five different mounting and hanging options, so it'll work for nearly any setup.

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Bring the allure of the garden inside in the form of this florally scented gift set. It includes lavender-scented hand cream and soap, a diffuser set of wildflower oil and bamboo rattan reeds, a petite boxwood topiary, and a sampler of organically grown, caffeine-free, flower-infused teas.

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Okay, cool kids, step to the side: We’ve got a dad hat coming through. This “Plant Parent” dad hat is perfect for people who need everyone to know they’ve got thriving plants at home.

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These cheerful planter sleeves make old pottery and vases new again. Your plant-loving friend can slip them over the pieces they already have to bring a whole new vibe to their space. Each set comes with two sleeves (one medium, one small), and they're available in four colorful motifs.

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From cacti to monstera, these plastic wine "glasses" from Tossware showcase plant-inspired illustrations that any green thumb will love. Since they claim to be unbreakable, this set of six is perfect for clumsy friends or giftees with pools (glassware and pools don't mix). And you can't beat the price point!

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The gift that keeps on giving? A plant subscription from House Plant Box! Each month, your giftee will receive a selection of plants that are of the season, like herbs in the spring and indoor plants in the winter. Not into the seasonal thing? House Plant Box offers all sorts of subscription options, including pet-friendly plants, succulents, and more.

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The Sill

Another solid plant subscription option, this three-month beginner plant box is perfect for new plant parents! Each month, your giftee will receive a 6" plant in a chic ceramic planter in white or gray.

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was $19.99

Whether you're shopping for an experienced gardener or someone who's just testing out their green thumb, this "Houseplant Handbook" will be much appreciated. Along with beautiful color photos, this must-have resource offers tips for watering, feeding, propagating, and other plant-related processes for more than 300 species.

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was $45.03

For the plant parent who just can't quit buying, there's this shirt. With a witty "Just One More" slogan emblazoned on the front, it's a fun nod to their insatiable obsession with all things green.

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West Elm

If you have a pal that spends tons of time pruning, clipping, and harvesting, chances are they could use new garden scissors. This beautiful piece from West Elm is probably much higher-end than whatever they'd buy for themselves — which is why it makes a phenomenal gift! It features large handles for easy gripping for both lefties and righties. Plus, the blades can be resharpened when they begin to dull, so it's a tool that will be around for a while.

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These adorable trivets are inspired by the lush leaves of the Monstera, bringing a fun, jungle-like vibe into the kitchen. Crafted from high-quality silicone, these babies are designed to handle temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. And because they're pliable, your giftee can use them as potholders or for opening tight jars, too.

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Do you have a friend who loves the look of cut flowers but doesn't have the time, funds, or patience to buy them regularly? This bundle of faux tulips is exactly what they need to bring a dose of freshness to their space. The faux-plant specialists at Afloral designed these delicate-looking white blooms to look and feel just like the real thing. All that's missing is the mess!

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Finally, a shopping tote worthy of all the plant care supplies that it will surely hold! This cotton canvas bag makes carrying shovels, spades, and other tools easy and convenient. The adorable design is also available on a coffee mug if you want to deck out your recipient in plant goodness.

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Uncommon Goods

Part candle, part work of art, this charming wax design is great for the plant parent who loves to decorate with greens as much as they like to grow them. Hand-poured in Canada with wax that's scented with pine and vanilla, all parts of this candle will burn down with use, eventually creating a marbled, swirly scene.

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Gorgeous palm fronds decorate this customizable notebook that you can have personalized with your plant-loving pal's name. Serious gardeners can fill the pages with growth, bloom times, and other stats; not-so-serious gardeners can make use of it for doodles or notes. It's available in both hardcover and softcover.

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If your recipient loves to be surrounded by plants 24/7, why not deck out their bar cart or coffee table, too? These resin coasters are filled with dried blooms and greens and covered in gold flakes for a glam take on happy hour.

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Any plant person knows how important it is to use containers with good drainage. These stacking planters from Areaware come in white stoneware and terracotta, and they have the saucer hidden in the bottom for discreet, easy drainage.

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The Sill

Philodendrons are some of the most forgiving houseplants out there, making them perfect for plant newbies. This one comes in a pretty planter that's available in four colors, making it appealing to seasoned plant collectors, too.

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A plant fan is most likely also a problem solver (why are these Alocasia leaves turning yellow?), so let them indulge their skills with a 1,000-piece tree-themed puzzle. When completed, the puzzle is an impressive 27" x 19".

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Know someone who adores their Swiss Cheese Plant so much they’d like to embroider it on everything? This Monstera Needle Felting Kit is great for beginners in flat needle felting and comes with step-by-step instructions and links to how-to videos. It should take around five hours to complete — the perfect activity to go along with bingeing Netflix’s "The Big Flower Fight," perhaps?

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Click & Grow
was $99.95

For the plant person who also appreciates some cool technology, the Smart Garden 3 is an excellent option. This indoor garden basically takes care of itself (and you can follow along via an app), leaving your giftee to enjoy the fresh herbs and produce (like basil, mini tomatoes, and wild strawberries).

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Rifle Paper Co.
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This illustrated box is filled with 15 greeting cards for every occasion, from birthdays to graduations. Foil-stamped dividers keep the cards organized by occasion, and the box has a magnetic closure. And, of course, the cards sport Rifle Paper Co.'s lovely floral designs.

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The Sill

Not only do microgreens make avocado toast (and plenty of other eats) taste better, but this grow kit will also serve as a fun little side project for your BFF. Plus, the greens grow in the shape of a fir tree — so festive!

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Sending gifts long distance? Try one of these adorable enamel keychains. Bonus: You can mail one of the keychains in a standard envelope for the cost of a couple of stamps.

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Succulent Box
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There's always room for another succulent, especially one so cutely packaged. The gift box comes with an air plant and stand, a succulent and container, stickers, and your choice of a greeting card (birthday, thank you, congratulations, Mother’s/Father’s Day, or blank).

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was $89.95

For the person who's always admiring your garden, why not gift them one of their own? With room for six grow pods and a full height of 12", AeroGarden's most popular indoor garden can introduce anyone to the joys of growing their own food. The easy, automatic reminders for water and plant food are practically foolproof.

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was $32.00

A subtler nod to the plant-obsessed person in your life, this unique geometric plant pillow from Society6 includes a double-sided print and a faux down pillow insert. Each pillow is cut and sewn by hand, giving your loved one a thoughtful place to rest their head for a nap (while visions of sugar-sweet plants dance in their head).

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For the plant lover who has it all but nowhere to put it, try a handsome garden tote. This one has side pockets and elastic bands to keep tools in place, plus lots of room in a big inner compartment for gloves, fertilizer, plant markers, and anything else they need. It also comes stocked with three steel hand tools: a planting trowel, a digging trowel, and a cultivator.

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Paint-by-number kits offer a two-in-one gift: a relaxing activity to pass the time and a piece of art to display. This mushroom print feels a little modern, a little vintage, and a little whimsical — making it a nice fit for a wide variety of decor styles.

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Help someone take their love of houseplants to the next level: self-sufficient gardening. The Masterclass annual membership has become a beloved gift for many, as there are so many unique skills to learn — gardening being one of them. Ron Finley, also known as the "Gangster Gardener,” has a 10-class series that covers everything from garden creativity to growing your own food.

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The Sill

There is something sacred about a preserved plant. After all, the plant parent in your life might enjoy receiving something they can simply admire and not have to care for. This Preserved Fern Kokedama from The Sill has been naturally preserved, and the greenery is seriously impressive.

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These little seedling-shaped bookmarks are the definition of cute. They're a fun gift for a friend or coworker whose love for plants is matched only by their love for books.

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Finding a chic watering can is harder than you would think. This beautiful metallic watering can from Rejuvenation is truly a work of art that could sit on a shelf and just look pretty, but it's made of durable solid brass, so it's also actually usable.

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An ultra-zoomed-in view of a monstera gives this beautiful piece of wall art a fresh spin on a classic design. It's available in six color palettes — plus 12 frames (some priced at a premium) — to suit a range of decor styles.

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West Elm

Gift someone a planter worthy of their most prized plants. These handpainted planters, with patterns evoking sunsets and mountain ranges, are functional works of art.

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Whether your recipient prefers to putter around the garden, tend to a potted balcony plant, or futz with their indoor display, they'll need a set of tools. This one features the essentials — pruners, a hand trowel, and a hand rake — in a pretty watercolor-like print.

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For anyone who likes to get down and dirty with their plants — indoors or out — an apron is a must. This one has lots of functional pockets and a sturdy canvas construction.

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World Market

With gardening, pollination is the name of the game. This set of three so-called lollipops will attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies to the yard after they're securely planted in the ground. Each stick contains different flower seeds that'll fall off and germinate on their own, resulting in the growth of beautiful blossoms that attract wanted wildlife. And their packaging is adorable!

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Ballard Designs
was $119.00

If your plant-lover has a soft spot for flora, it's not a far cry to assume that they appreciate various fauna, as well. Getting them this quaint bird feeder will help attract winged visitors to the garden and fill it with pleasant songs. The feeder has six little perches and is made of glass and sturdy black iron that won't rust. It'll match well with any wrought iron gates and fixtures.