Some people take their roles as plant parents very seriously. But if you haven’t been blessed with a green thumb, shopping for a plant lover can be pretty challenging. Do they want another Monstera to add to their collection? Is a cute watering can actually a good (and useful) gift? We had some questions, so we turned to the experts—plant-obsessed PureWow staffers. Here, 35 gifts for plant lovers that are sure to go over well.
35 Gifts for Plant Lovers (and No, They’re Not *All* Plants)
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1. the Sill Hoya Heart Plant
This little succulent is ideal for a more laid-back plant mom or dad (or a first-timer), since it only requires watering every three to four weeks. PureWow’s audience development strategist Ali Brown says hers really brightens up her WFH setup. The heart shape makes it perfect for gifting your SO or a loved one, she adds.
2. imee Mini Rose Gold Watering Can
Apparently, watering cans are a good gift for plant lovers—especially when they’re as chic as this one. “I love the way it looks perched on my plant stand,” explains director of audience development Mary D’Alessio. It’s functional too: The long, thin nozzle makes it easy to water right at the base of the plant (and not the floor alongside the pot).
3. aerogarden Indoor Hydroponic Garden
Shopping for someone who’s really into gardening? Opt for this indoor garden, which will allow them to grow their favorite herbs on their kitchen counter. The kit includes seeds for Genovese basil, thyme, parsley, dill, Thai basil, and mint, plus an LED grow light designed to maximize photosynthesis. And don’t worry about buying soil to go with it—this garden is hydroponic, meaning the plants will grow in water.
4. modern Sprout Brass & Glass Plant Mister
Some vegetation, including orchids, zebra plants and philodendron like to be misted, which means it’s a good idea to have a spray bottle on hand. This one lets out a light mist and will look pretty sitting on their windowsill when it’s not in use.
5. bloomscape Zygocactus
Nicknamed the “Christmas cactus,” this pick is about as festive as you can get. And given its seasonal nature (it blooms in late fall to early winter), you can almost guarantee this is one breed your plant enthusiast doesn’t already have. According to Bloomscape, it’s a pretty low-maintenance variety that will last for years to come.
Buy It ($65)
6. potey Cement Planter
We love this suggestion from managing editor of branded content, Rachel Gulmi: If you really want to go the extra mile, consider gifting a plant in an actual planter instead of a standard nursery pot. This way your recipient won’t have to worry about rehoming it within the next month or so. This adorable 4.8-inch cement planter has a 4.9 out of 5-star rating on Amazon, so we’re pretty confident it’ll be a hit.
7. the Little Book Of House Plants And Other Greenery By Emma Sibley
“I gave my friend this little book as a housewarming present and she loved it,” says associate managing editor Catrina Yohay. It contains info on the 60 most popular houseplants and how to help each of them thrive. Plus, just think how cute it’ll look displayed on her coffee table.
8. mercury Row Lofgren Round Multi-tiered Plant Stand
Trust us, a stylish stand can make all the difference in displaying your plant collection...but the really nice ones are a bit of an investment. Needless to say, your mom will be excited to find this one under the tree. Just check that her pots are under 10 inches in diameter to ensure that they’ll fit.
9. vogek Plant Grow Light
Fewer hours of sunlight in the winter isn’t just hard on those of us with seasonal affective disorder; it can impact our indoor greenery, too. Help the plant lover in your life keep their collection healthy by gifting them one of these grow lights. It mimics sunlight and can be set for three, six or twelve hours depending on the amount of natural light available.
$30 at Amazon
10. 1-800-flowers Fiddle Leaf Fig Floor Plant
Fiddle leaf figs are so popular, they’re currently sold out on multiple sites. So gifting your BFF one to put in the corner of her living room will likely earn you some major brownie points. Want to go above and beyond? Get her a humidifier too, since this plant prefers a humid environment.
11. gonicc Professional Bonsai Scissors
These scissors might not look like anything special, but they have high carbon steel blades that are perfect for trimming away dead leaves or aerial roots. Director of audience development Sally Herrod says they’re a gift any doting plant parent would appreciate. They’d make a great stocking stuffer too.
12. anthropologie Triflora Hanging Planters
As long as your sister is cool with having to secure this bar to her wall, she’ll love this hanging planter. The 5.75-inch-wide pots will make a great home for her Hoya, Sansevieria or ZZ plants. Prefer to give it to her already full? Just repot these guys in the planters.
13. horti Plant Subscription
“A friend gave me a six-month subscription to Horti for my birthday. It’s a fun delivery to look forward to and an ongoing gift,” says senior account manager Emily Matson. Sign your recipient up for the ‘new to planting’ ‘pet-friendly’ or ‘Horti’s picks’ subscription plan and every month they’ll receive a new plant with detailed instructions on how to care for it.
14. the Sill Mini Preserved Living Wall
If your brother loves having a ton of greenery in his space, he’ll definitely be a fan of this preserved living wall. It’s made from naturally preserved moss and ferns in a reclaimed wood frame that’ll look great hung up in his living room. Just remind him not to try to water them, since they’re technically no longer living—despite what the product name suggests.
15. blumat Classic Plant Watering Stakes (set Of 9)
Need a present for someone who *almost* always kills their plants? Look no further. These watering stakes create an automatic drip irrigation system, making plants completely self-sufficient until the water supply you hook them up to runs out. Reviewers say they can help plants survive up to two months, just in case you’re shopping for someone who likes to take long vacations.
16. vivosun Wood Plant Stand
Your sister-in-law has a collection of plants that are overtaking her sunroom. But it’s about time she got a better way to organize them all—before they totally take over the room. Give her this multi-layer plant stand, which can be home to up to 12 planters. D’Alessio says hers has allowed her to free up some space in her living room—while still proudly displaying her plant babies.
17. houseplants For All: How To Fill Any Home With Happy Plants By Danae Horst
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a newbie plant owner or a seasoned pro, reviewers say you can’t go wrong with this book. It features beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow tips on how to turn your home into a plant paradise.
20. bloomscape Adobo Hot Pepper Plant
No matter how many cacti or ficuses Dad already owns, we’re pretty confident he doesn’t have an adobo hot pepper plant yet. Change that by ordering him one from Bloomscape. Have him place it in a sunny south or west facing window and before you know it, he’ll have enough peppers to make his very own hot sauce.
Buy It ($35)
21. growlight Frame Shelf
This steel shelf has a built-in grow light at the top which can be put on a timer to ensure that your fiancé’s plant babies are getting enough light. Psst, it’s a great gift for that friend who’s always complaining about the lack of natural light in their apartment.
25. bouqs Farmer’s Market Gift Trio
Maybe the plant enthusiast you’re shopping for actually prefers flowers. Then sign them up for a three-month flower subscription from Bouqs. Select your first delivery date and for three months, they’ll get a farm-fresh bouquet delivered straight to their door.
28. mkono Air Plant Holder
Bundle this geometric holder with an air plant for a secret Santa gift your work wife is sure to love. We wouldn’t be surprised if she likes it so much, she buys a few more for herself.
29. bloomscape Prickly Pear Cactus
Sure, your little brother is notorious for killing every plant he brings home, but according to senior commerce editor Bri Lapolla, this one is almost impossible to neglect. It’s rated as “carefree” on Bloomscape’s site, and Lapolla says the plant care instructions have been so helpful that hers is currently thriving.
30. plant Parent Gift Set
A crazy plant lady book, plant-covered socks, a mini ceramic planter and pruning shears, all bundled in a cute gift box. What more could a green-thumbed individual ask for?
Buy It ($60)
31. landofalicestudio Propagation Station
This pretty wooden design is ideal for someone who’s all about propagation. For the uninformed, that means creating baby plants from your already-thriving ones. When the roots grow a couple of inches long, you can move them from this propagation station into their own pot.