11 Best Gifts for Plant Lovers

best gifts for plant lovers
From misters and watering cans to more tools plant parents need, these are the best gifts for plant lovers. BLOOMIST

If your friend or a family member has a budding romance with plants, then shopping for them this holiday season should be pretty easy—and pretty green. After all, plant-lovers require a ton of fun items to make sure their gardens—both indoor and outdoor—stay growing. After all, water and sunlight aren't all a plant needs in order to survive. From quirky watering cans and cool misters to pruning shears, a true-blue plant lover can never have too many tools in their arsenal.

Keep reading for the 11 best gifts that plant lovers will love. As always, the prices listed may fluctuate over time.

11 Best Gifts for Plant Lovers

1. The Floral Society Copper Watering Can

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What's chicer than a copper watering can? BLOOMIST

With copper-coated stainless steel, this durable, rust-free watering can is hand-finished. It holds about 2.5 liters of water, making it an invaluable tool for all indoor and outdoor gardening watering. The design is modern and functional with an easy-to-grip, curved handle and an extended spout. A collaboration with The Floral Society, it's important to note that with all copper products, oxidation will occur (so be sure to store it indoors!), creating a darkened patina over time. But no worries—both versions of copper are oh so gorgeous, in our humble opinion!

Buy at Bloomist for $114.

2. Modern Sprout Kitchen Harvest Gift Set

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The Kitchen Harvesting Set from The Sill has everything cooks need to harvest their herbs and then use them in the kitchen. THE SILL

The Kitchen Harvesting Set from The Sill is a standout gift for the herb-growing botanist who moonlights as a chef. It includes everything growers and chefs need to cultivate the countertop herb garden of their dreams: a passive hydroponic grow kit, organic Genovese basil seeds, rust-resistant pruning shears, a 100 percent cotton tea towel, a herb pull and pinch dish. Once those sill-side herbs—some of our favorites include basil, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, thyme and mint—are harvested and ready to go, they can be used in all kinds of culinary dishes to add an unparalleled freshness.

Buy at The Sill for $65.

3. AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden

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The AeroGarden White Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden has more than 13,000 reviews and 4.7 stars Amazon.com. AMAZON

With more than 13,000 reviews and a stunning 4.7-star rating on Amazon.com, the AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden is beloved by plant enthusiasts everywhere because of how easy it is to use. Up to six plants can grow at a time—up to 12 inches tall—in this indoor garden that uses water rather than soil to feed its plants. It also features high-performance LED grow lights with full-spectrum 20 watts designed to maximize photosynthesis and speed up the process of natural growth. Not to mention, the AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden comes with a gourmet herb seed kit featuring Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil and mint—plus a 3-ounce bottle of plant nutrients, allowing indoor gardeners to grow fresh herbs and veggies all year long, no matter the season.

Buy at Amazon for $99.87.

4. Rooted DIY Potting Kit

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Rooted's DIY Potting Kit is a customizable plant present that lets you choose from three different best-selling, pet-friendly plants, plus three different hues for the pot. ROOTED

There is nothing plant fans enjoy more than a full-fledged planting kit featuring all the items needed to pot. The DIY Potting Kit from Rooted is a curated, customizable kit featuring one of the brand's best-selling, pet-friendly plants—which you can choose!—a Terracotta Perfetto Cache Pot (in your preferred color), Organic Potting Mix and Lava Rocks. For the actual plant to be potted, pick from small-medium flora like Gabriel, Drake or Jane; for the pot, choose from graphite, terracotta or blush.

Buy at Rooted for $35.

5. Microfiber Dusting Gloves

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Get your hands dirty by wearing the Microfiber Dusting Gloves to clean plants' leaves. BLOOMSCAPE

Here's a gift even the most seasoned nature-lovers may not have known they needed. Microfiber Dusting Gloves from Bloomscape make dusting off and shining leaves easy work—all without the disgusting smell of Neem oil! Instead of spraying oils or using a too-big duster to clean off plants, wear the Microfiber Dusting Gloves and use your hands to wipe each leaf. Pro tip: Cleaning debris off of plants isn't just aesthetically pleasing and clean-looking. It's actually healthy for your plants! That's right—removing dust allows leaves to absorb more sunlight, ultimately improving plant health and increasing growth!

Buy at Bloomscape for $15.

6. Bloomist Brass Frogs

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A trio of Brass Frogs ensures that all the plants in the house are sturdy, standing upright. BLOOMIST

Made of solid brass, this bundle of brass frogs works with vases and containers of all kinds—even Mason jars! New to frogs? A fan-favorite amongst plant enthusiasts, frogs, are an alternative to non-biodegradable plant foam that works by providing stability to your plant, so it stays upright. It's especially ideal for propagating wobbly cuttings that can't quite stand on their own without support or for arranging bouquets. Frogs also encourage bulbs and branches to bloom quicker!

Buy at Bloomist for $28.

7. Theory Beyond Design Oak Solo Ring Stand

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No frills here! The Oak Solo Ring Stand from The Sill is naturally beautiful and displays cuttings aesthetically. THE SILL

Speaking of propagating cuttings, fans of propagation need the Oak Solo Ring Stand in their lives! As pretty as it is practical, the Oak Solo Ring Stand from The Sill pragmatically displays cuttings while growing their roots in water. This set includes three handmade propagation vases, all 6 inches by 1 inch in diameter, designed for indoor use. These vases have natural beauty featuring oak ring stands and polished brass bars any tree-hugger will appreciate.

Buy at The Sill for $44.

8. ACG Electric Plant Mister

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ACG Electric Plant Mister sprays plants with a two-second hold of a button. AMAZON

As every plant parent knows, it's important never to underestimate the power of misting! Yes, plants need to be watered. And they need sunlight, too. But for greenery that requires a little extra humidity, misting is crucial. Enter the ACG Electric Plant Mister with an adjustable copper spout. No finger-activated trigger is necessary as all you need is to press a single button to water! It's got a premium copper spout that rotates and is adjustable, evenly spraying plants with water with various spray patterns. (Just twist the nozzle to change the spray pattern). This electric mister can hold up to 34 ounces of water and, on one quick charge, can mist for up to eight hours. It also has more than 1,000 reviews and 4.5 stars on Amazon.

One Amazon.com reviewer wrote, "This device is amazing. I put filtered water and some air-plant fertilizer in it, and I can spray my 6' hanging air-plant collection, watering it in 15 seconds, which, by hand, took 10 minutes of pumping and a sore hand. The nozzle can be turned to make it spray out a line, or a mist. I use the mist."

Buy at Amazon for $23.99.

9. Opinel Hand Pruning Shears

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Opinel Hand Pruning Shears cut through stems as thick as 3/4 inches. FOOD52

Snip, snip! While some plant lovers are hesitant to prune, veteran caretakers know that pruning is crucial to properly maintaining and caring for plants. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use, the Opinel Hand Pruning Shears have stainless steel blades that effortlessly slice through stems as thick as 3/4 inches. It never hurts your hand either—thank you, comfortable beech handle—and features a simple locking mechanism on the side to keep pruners closed when not in use. Even Oprah approves of these shears!

Buy at Food52 for $59.

10. Botanicum by Katie Scott and Kathy Willis - Hardcover

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Botanicum is a beautifully illustrated hardcover book with loads of information about the many different varieties of plants. AMAZON

Recognized by many as the ultimate companion guide to various plants, Botanicum is a hardcover book curated with stunning illustrations and information about one of the greenest wonders of the world. Illustrated by Katie Scott and written by Kathy Willis, Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, plant-lovers will find fascinating factoids about fungi, plants, algae, and trees. Botanicum is akin to a museum in coffee table book form, highlighting plants' biodiversity. In fact, it's so beloved by readers, it has 1,555 reviews and 4.9 stars on Amazon.com. One Amazon reviewer wrote, "This is a beautiful book! It is 'oversized...' The book includes factual/scientific information, as well as the gorgeous drawings. I highly recommend this book!"

Buy at Amazon for $28.99.

11. Organic Lava Rocks

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Lava Rocks from The Sill are a game-changer for plant people who find themselves without drainage holes. THE SILL

If you're not obsessed with Lava Rocks, are you even a plant person?! Just kidding. All jokes aside, there are lots of different ways to pot correctly, but in the absence of a pot with draining holes, lava rocks might just be your new BFF. And, it's the perfect stocking stuffer! Simply cover the bottom of any planter with lava rocks, creating a place for excess water to pool and then drain—away from your plant's roots! Lava rocks are also highly porous, so they slow-release extra moisture, making them a favorite amongst frequent planters.

Buy at The Sill for $15.

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