The problem with looking through a great list like this is that the gifts are so awesome that you’re bound to want to keep them for yourself. It doesn’t matter if they’re an indoor or outdoor gardener, there are more than enough brilliant gifts for plant lovers here, from cute decorations to self-watering systems, and a myriad of sunflowers to blooms that are great sprinkled on a salad – just make sure you buy two so you can keep one back for you!
The Smart Garden Indoor Gardening System
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Anyone who loves fresh produce but hasn’t got the space to grow it will adore The Smart Garden 9. This system is clean and sleek, and delivers the perfect amount of light and water to the plants, which start off life as convenient little pods and grow into organic, chemical-free greens.
Low Light Plant Subscription Box
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Plants are wonderful in the house and have been shown to reduce stress, but they do require a certain amount of maintenance. Perfect for the busy professional, this subscription will deliver a different potted plant every month, which requires the minimal amount of care and light to thrive.
Wild at Home Book
Do you know someone who would covet an indoor jungle? If so, this book will show them exactly how to do it. Packed with information, this book will teach them all about the care and placement of plants, and how to mix them together to obtain the very best results.
Plant Eater Brontosaurus Sculpture
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Add some prehistoric humor to the back yard with one of these impressive Brontosauruses. Crafted from 16 gauge crs steel, these age-accelerated mother and baby dinosaurs can be placed next to foliage, looking for all the world like they’re stretching their necks to reach the juiciest leaves.
Whether they’re into Feng Shui or just love tropical-looking greenery, the money tree will make a great gift for plant lovers. The unusual braided stem adds interest and texture, while the vibrant leaves add a summery vibe to any indoor space, and who knows…it may bring them good fortune, too.
Mini Plant Pot Naughty Gnomes
These four naughty gnomes will make the perfect gift for anyone with a smutty sense of humor. Miniature-sized to be enjoyed indoors, these little folk aren’t for the easily-offended, as each one has a very bad habit, like smoking a joint, flipping the bird, and even mooning at any onlookers.
Apple Tree To Be Kit
A beautiful gift idea for someone very special, this Apple Tree To-Be Kit will make them think of you every time they take a bite from its juicy fruit. With everything needed to produce their own tree, this gift will grow and grow, eventually producing crisp, sweet Ralls Janet heirloom apples.
Philodendron Heartleaf Houseplant
Low maintenance and the perfect choice for fledgling indoor gardeners, this beautiful vine plant needs little looking after to thrive. With adorable heart-shaped leaves, this vibrant trailing plant will look stunning placed on a shelf so it can grow its way downwards.
This set is like two great gifts in one, and is a very sweet idea. With 8 delicious flavor combinations, such as strawberry and basil, and sage and marshmallow, once the lollies are gone the sticks can be planted and will go on to grow various flowers and herbs to further enjoy.
Perfectly Watered Plant Pot
Even someone who is notorious for killing plants will have a thriving indoor garden with these Perfectly Watered Plant Pots. Made from hand-blown glass, these planters allow the roots to drink as much water as they need, without the possibility of overdoing it, so growing becomes totally fool proof.
Felt Succulents Kit
Crafting is such a relaxing hobby, and when it results in something as beautiful as this one does, it makes it all the more enjoyable. With enough felt, cardboard, and other pieces needed, this set will let any crafter produce 18 stunning and colorful felt succulents to dot around the home.
Dracaena Warneckii Indoor Plant
Is there a dark, empty corner in their home that desperately needs filling? If so, this is the house plant for them. Standing at between 44” and 54” tall, this plant likes the quiet life and doesn’t like attention, so even the most forgetful of owners will still keep it alive.
Sunflower Garden Grow Kit
Sunflowers are the most cheery flowers ever, and add instant sunshine to even the darkest days. This kit will delight growers as it contains seeds for six different varieties of sunflowers, including the Dwarf Sungold and Velvet Queen, along with everything else needed, including the recycled egg carton planter.
Prickly Pear Cactus Plant
Any sunny windowsill will be perfect for this attractive cactus plant. With paddle-shaped ‘leaves’ which grow on top of each other, the 13” – 20” Prickly Pear is a low maintenance plant which just needs sunshine and warmth to remind it of its warm desert roots.
Left-Handed Potting Trowel
Built to last and attractive in design, this potting trowel has been specially designed for left-handed gardeners. Ideal for using in tight spaces, the trowel features a Cherrywood handle and a stainless steel blade to give years of gardening pleasure.
Gardener or not, everyone knows the importance of bees and butterflies in the natural world – without them to pollinate the earth, our food supply will die out. Keep them coming back for more with this set of three wildflower starters, each one designed to attract bees, butterflies, and also hummingbirds.
Birth Month Flower Grow Kit
Give someone the pleasure of watching their very own birth flower coming to life before their eyes. This kit contains a glass planter, seeds, and enough OMRI soil to grow one of twelve different flowers, and once they have bloomed the planter can be used as a vase for more flowers.
Bedside Smartphone Vase
It’s not the best habit to have, but most of us keep our phones at the side of the bed. The least you can do is make it attractive for someone you know who does this, with a smartphone stand which doubles as a vase for some pretty fresh flowers.
Frame Storage Plant Stand
Lots of pot plants look lovely when well-placed, but can look untidy if not arranged properly. This Kellie Frame Storage Plant Stand includes two shelves for standing plants on, and a handy rail at the top for hanging beautiful baskets brimming with vibrant blooms.
Bottle Stopper Garden Kit
Make use of empty wine bottles with this clever Bottle Stopper Garden Kit. The special stopper holds the seeds of your choice, and within a few days to a few weeks, you will notice roots reaching down into the water and leaves appearing as the basil, dill, or lemon basil grow.
Made from mouth-blown glass and with very sturdy bottoms, this pair of vases are designed to grace any bookshelf. Fill them with fresh flowers (or faux if you prefer) and use them at either end of a stack of books to bring a beautiful look to any collection.
These planters are brilliant, and have been thoughtfully designed to complement any style of air plant. The campfire planter would look great with fiery red foliage, while a tall one would be a great substitute for water coming out of the whale’s blowhole. Made from matte ceramic, they’re modern and fun.
Hedgehog Aloe Indoor Plant
Every home should have an Aloe plant sitting on their windowsill, as they’re brilliant for soothing burns and skin irritations. This Hedgehog Aloe is small and spiky, and when placed outside in the summer months might even attract hummingbirds who adore the sweet nectar contained in the coral-colored blooms it produces.
Unwind Lavender Gift Set
Lavender is well-known for its soothing properties, and this gift set makes a thoughtful choice for anyone who needs to de-stress in a natural way. The set comes with seeds to grow their own crop in the plant pot provided, and a number of sleep-aids to help them while they wait.
Arch Plant Propagation Kit
For a contemporary twist to growing plants, this arch propagation kit will make a welcome choice. Available in three colors, the concrete terrazzo arch stand holds a glass tube, which can be used to nurture new plants, helped along by the rooting hormone included.
Balance & Tranquility Grow Kit
Growing plants is, in itself, a relaxing hobby, but this kit dials up the relaxation tenfold. With six different seeds, all known for their ability to enhance our well-being, this recycled egg carton will be home to the seeds until they’re ready to be transplanted into the garden.
Self-Watering Lavender Grow Kit
Lavender is such a wonderful flower; not only does it attract bees and butterflies to the garden, but it also helps with relaxation and sleep, too. Get started with this fabulous self-watering grow kit, which includes a pot, seeds, plant food, and a soilless growing medium.
Plant Hanging Animals
Add some fun to their foliage with these cute creatures. Made from brass plated stainless steel, they come in either Jungle Creatures or Aussie Friends varieties, and their paws can be easily bent to make them grip on to any stem or branch for a little animal magic.
Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
Mason jars look great in the kitchen, and never more so than with these indoor herb gardens. Using a passive hydroponic system, seeds can be grown without soil into one of six delicious herbs, including organic basil, organic cilantro, and non-GMO common mint.
Recycled Metal Giraffe Planter
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The ideal gift for plant lovers with an eye for the unusual, these giraffe planters are amazing. Made using salvaged metal pieces such as washers, nuts, and bolts, these planters come in two sizes and look incredible when filled with succulents and other small plants.
Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest
Why give someone one plant when you can give them an entire forest? This kit contains all they will need to grow and cultivate a mini forest of Dawn Redwood trees from seed all the way through to fully grown – they even change color with the passing seasons.
Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit
This is a truly unusual gift idea for those who love mushrooms, or just someone who enjoys quirky gardening. These logs come pre-loaded with shiitake mushroom spores, which, when regularly soaked and kept in a cool, dark place, will provide an abundance of woody, smoky mushrooms for years to come.
Cocktail Grow Kit
Herbs play a big part in some of our favorite cocktails, so if you know someone who likes to indulge in a mojito or a basil-ica, this is the gift for them. With seeds for six delicious herbs, this kit contains all they will need for an abundance of each.
Dracaena Marginata Open Weave
The ideal plant for those who aren’t exactly green-fingered, the Dracaena Marginata Open Weave is as fun to look at as it is easy to maintain. With its spiky foliage sitting on top of a long, woven trunk, it can reach an impressive 56” while also cleaning the air.
Brass Succulent Mister
Give someone the means to water their succulents the expert way with this sweet plant mister. Made from brass, this little can will deliver an even, light mist of moisture to ensure plants receive the perfect drink, and over time will develop a pleasing patina.
Space Invader Hanging Planter
Perfect for cacti lovers with a real sense of fun, this UFO planter will add an unusual touch to their indoor plants. Made from strong but light borosilicate glass, this little space craft can hold small succulents while suspended from the ceiling, curtain pole, or other overhead anchor.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Indoor Plant
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is an impressive plant by anyone’s standards, and will flourish with just a little care and attention. With huge, violin-shaped leaves, this distinctively-veined plant can grow up to 58” tall, and will add a wonderful outdoorsy feel to any home.
My Neighbour Planter
Whether they use this pretty pot as a planter or a vase, it will look awesome on their desk or bookshelf. Made from ceramic, this little ‘guardian of the forest’ will look after their plants or flowers, and will make an unusual alternative to the standard planters and pots.
Don't Forget to Water the Plants
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A fun gift for anyone who loves gardening, this 18” x 14” print will provide a handy reminder as to which plants need watering and when, as well as some invaluable hints and tips. Alive with cute drawings in pretty muted colors, it can be delivered framed or unframed.
Garden Knife Gift Trio
This sweet gardening tool kit will make a delightful yet handy gift for anyone who loves to grow. With three folding implements designed for sawing, weeding, picking, and pruning, these colorful tools can be stowed safely away when they’re not in use.
Succa for Plants Sweatshirt
We all have that one friend who loves cacti and other succulents, and this sweatshirt will keep them warm as well as make them smile. With ‘I’m a Succa for Plants’ across the front, it’s a nod to their love of all things green and prickly.
Gardener's Tool Seat
Gardening can be tough on the knees, not to mention the back, with all that bending and stooping. Save someone’s joints with this remarkable Gardener’s Tool Seat, which comprises a comfy folding stool and incorporates a multi-pocket tool bag which can be removed and used independently.
Parlor palms are a classic way to add greenery to the home, and this one is a perfect specimen. Medium-sized at 15” to 22”, it requires very little nurturing and will quite happily sit in a corner with little light and still provide plenty of vibrant greenery.
Monstera Indoor Plant
Monstera by name and monster by nature, this indoor plant has huge green leaves which develop natural ‘Swiss cheese’ holes as it grows. Ideal for filling a large, empty spot, this plant requires lots of room but very little care, so is an excellent choice for the non-green-fingered friend.
Porcelain Dinosaur Planters
Anyone who likes dinosaurs will adore these dino-designed planters, which are just the right size for holding succulents. Made from porcelain, there’s a choice of three different creatures – the Plantasaurus, Tricerapot, and the Aplantasaurus – which each hold a plant on their back, keeping it safe from any predators.
My Neighbour Plant Pot Gnomes
Fans of the Japanese ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ will be delighted with these little plant pot dwellers. With three ceramic figures included, their only purpose is to bring joy and make someone smile as they grin inanely out from beneath whatever foliage they’re under.
Plant the Packaging Floral Candles
Give them a wonderful sense of relaxation with this soy candle, which burns with a beautiful floral scent for approximately 60 hours. But that’s not all; the packaging is infused with poppy or sunflower seeds, which can be buried beneath the soil for a stunning fresh flower display several weeks later.
Growlight Frame Shelf
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Combining art with nature, this ingenious frame houses real, living plants instead of painted ones. Beautiful to look at, it comes with a concealed light inside which features a timer to deliver the optimum amount of low to full light in accordance with the seasons.
Bird of Paradise Plant
The Bird of Paradise is as beautiful as its name suggests. Adding an exotic feel to any room, this tall plant stands at between 43” and 53”, and features large, banana-shaped leaves which look absolutely stunning. Native to South Africa, it’s easy to grow and requires little maintenance to flourish.
Coconut Fiber Hedgehog Planter
Hedgehogs are adorable little creatures, but they only come out at night so can be pretty hard to spot. This chap will quite happily laze in the sun all day long, as he’s handmade from coconut coir fibers by artisans in the Philippines, and is designed to hold a 4” pot.
Baby Watermelon Grow Kit
Imagine the joy of having fresh, juicy baby watermelons right there in the garden. Complete with everything needed to do just that, this kit should be started off indoors and then transplanted (complete with its biodegradable seedling pot) into the soil when it’s ready.
In-house composters might be worthwhile but they don’t exactly look pleasing to the eye. This one is different. This biomorphic worm house features a wonderfully curvy, clean, and contemporary design which will turn all those food scraps into rich, fertile compost for the plants. Worms not included.
Window Plant Pod
This planter makes a unique and interesting gift for plant lovers who might not get that much natural light in the home. Holding up to 15lbs in weight, this clear abs plastic pod adheres to any window and can be filled with herbs or other plants for all-day natural light.
Salsa Grow Kit
Salsa is a wonderful condiment, but when it’s made with fresh ingredients, it’s sublime. When those fresh ingredients have been grown at home, though, it really can’t be beaten. This kit contains everything needed to grow tomatoes, cilantro, jalapenos, and three other essential ingredients for the perfect home-grown salsa.
Indoor Desert Grow Kit
Cacti are pretty effortless to grow, which makes them ideal for those without the time or the green-tinted fingers to nurture them. These kits make it even easier, though, because the terracotta planters self-water the aloe, cactus, or bonsai plants and allow the plants to grow without any soil.
Red Prayer Plant (Maranta)
If green on its own is a little too uniform for their tastes, this Red Prayer Plant will make the ideal gift. So called because the leaves fold in a ‘prayer-like’ formation in the evening, they display various shades of green with wonderfully bright red veins and stems.
Self-Watering Pepper Planter
This clever kit might look modern, but it uses ‘technology’ which dates back over 4000 years. With just one watering per week needed, the Olla pot will deliver the right amount of moisture to the roots in order to produce perfect chili peppers, which will be grown from seed.
Chinese Fan Palm Plant
Pet-friendly and with the ability to remove toxins from the air, this Chinese Fan Palm will add texture and interest to any spare corner of the house. Resembling paper fans, the leaves are large and impressive, and yet it requires very little in the way of attention.
Smart Garden Grow Kit
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This Smart Garden Grow Kit is literally the easiest way to grow herbs and fruits ever. The unit comes with pre-seeded capsules in basil, strawberry, tomato, or parsley which are inserted, and then all that’s needed is a quick water once a month, and electricity to let it do its thing.
Give someone the perfect conditions to keep their cacti thriving with the awesome Moon Terrarium. Made to sit on a windowsill, it traps the heat inside to recreate the hot, dry conditions found in the desert, and it features the coolest oil slick design for added decorative value.
Every home should have a llama, but it’s probably not practical to own a real one. This pretty white planter is textured to resemble a llama’s hairy coat, and has just enough space in its back to hold a succulent, Calla Lily, or other small plant.
Mason Jar Indoor Flower Garden
The only thing better than beautiful flowers is beautiful flowers you can eat. Grow some in a pretty mason jar with this handy kit, which comes with pansy, chamomile, or zinnia seeds along with recycled glass growing medium and a hydroponic wicking system for the perfect amount of water.
Avocado Tree Sprouter
Arguably one of the healthiest fruits you can eat, the avocado is full of good fats. Set the wheels in motion for a home-grown supply of these knobbly green pears with a couple of tree sprouters, which allow the stone to take root, ready to be planted again.
Plant Sitter Watering Stakes
Help a wine-loving friend to make use of their empty bottles with these terracotta plant stakes. All they need to do is fill the bottle with water, stand it upside down in the stake, and allow the plants to take the right amount of water, as and when they need it.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
The markings on this Sansevieria are truly remarkable, and resemble the patterns on a snake. Easy to maintain, the ‘Snake Plant’ purifies the air by removing toxins, and is a great producer of nocturnal oxygen, making it the ideal addition to any bedroom.
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