As chosen by a houseplant lover.
Whether it’s a birthday or a calendar holiday like Christmas, choosing the perfect gift for the people in your life isn’t always easy. There are so many options, and yet somehow, not enough? But, if the person you are shopping for is a houseplant lover then you have come to the right spot. I’m here to make this process easy for you, because there are so many things that we houseplant lovers want (*cough* need) to keep our indoor jungles thriving. Here are the best gifts for houseplant lovers, as chosen by me – a diehard houseplant lover.
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1. Houseplants (of course!)
This one pretty much goes without saying but still had to be said. Make this gift extra meaningful by picking out a plant that your plant lover has had on their wishlist for a while. Although really, any plant will usually make us happy.
2. Plant Subscription
Did you even know plant subscriptions were a thing!? I didn’t until recently, but how cool is that? Just like other types of subscription boxes, plant subscriptions will deliver monthly planty boxes that you can customize based on your needs and preferences. As it turns out, there are a lot of options when it comes to plant subscriptions so do some research to figure out which is best for you (or your friend). To get you started though, The Sill has a pretty popular and well-known subscription option.
3. Repotting Mat
This was actually on my Christmas list last year and I’m so glad I got one. For years I had been using garbage bags to protect my floors whenever I repotted my plants so this was a major upgrade. A good repotting mat will be waterproof, easy to store, and have raised edges to keep the dirt contained. I received this one and so far I’m super happy with it!
4. Pots & Pot Covers
Buying pots and pot covers can add up over time which is why I always love getting them as gifts. Especially if they are stylish or expensive ones that I have been oogling but probably wouldn’t actually buy for myself. Get to know your plant friend’s style and choose out some nice pots for their plants – I guarantee they’ll appreciate it! When in doubt, self-watering planters are a great choice that will help take the guesswork out of watering.
5. Grow Light
This one may not be universal, but I can tell you that lots of plant enthusiasts won’t say no to a good quality grow light. However, this may be one that you want to check with your plant friend on first to make sure they would actually get good use out of a grow light. Look for full-spectrum LED and then work within your budget. I’ve heard great things about these little halo grow lights, and they’re super affordable too!
6. Macrame Hanger
You can’t really go wrong with gifting a macrame hanger (unless your recipient hates macrame I suppose). I will admit that I have gifted several macrame hangers over the years to various plant friends in my circle. This is made easier by the fact that I make my own, but regardless they are always appreciated and put to good use. If you are interested in trying to make your own they are super easy to make and there are lots of great tutorials out there. Otherwise, you can easily find people selling their own macrame hangers on Facebook Marketplace or Etsy.
7. Mini Humidifier
This is one of those low-cost items that almost every plant enthusiast could benefit from, but most don’t actually end up buying for themselves. I only just recently bought myself a mini humidifier from Amazon and it truly has me wondering why I didn’t get one sooner. Plus, if they don’t end up using the humidifer for their plants there are a ton of other ways they could use it. Win-win as far as gifts are concerned!
8. Moss Pole
Not every plant lover will benefit from a moss pole, but if you have a planty friend that enjoys growing climbing aroids like monsteras, pothos, philodendron, and more – they will probably love getting a moss pole as a gift! To get the best moss poles, it’s usually a good idea to purchase them from other plant enthusiasts. I’d recommend checking Etsy or Facebook Marketplace to scout out a seller.
9. Gardening Tool Kit
Gardening tool kits are pretty standard and easy to find and are always a good choice for your green-thumbed friends. Even if they already have a lot of the tools, it is super convenient to have multiples on hand. Plus, gardening tool kits are available at a range of price points from expensive and bougie to affordable and practical. Personally I don’t even know how many spades I have, but it’s a good thing I have more than one because I have always misplaced at least 2 to 3 of them at one time.
10. Plant Stand
Plant stands are another one of those things that are really handy to have but can add up over time. I have numerous plant stands but I almost never buy them – most of mine I found for free or purchased second hand and they aren’t always in the best shape. So getting a plant stand that I have been eyeing from my favourite shop as a gift is a big deal.
11. Watering Can
Okay, I know it may seem weird to gift someone a watering can but trust me on this, a stylish and functional watering can will not go underappreciated by the right person. My favourite watering can (yes, I have a favourite watering can) is one I got from IKEA a while back and has unfortunately been discontinued. Although this one by Oui looks pretty similar.
12. Plant Cabinet
If you have a generous budget available, a glass plant cabinet makes a fantastic gift for the plant lover in your life – particularly if they have a lack of natural light in their space. The DETOLF, MILSBO, FABRIKÖR and RUDSTA cabinets from IKEA are popular choices and can be easily transformed into DIY greenhouse cabinets should your plant-loving recipient so wish.
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2 responses to “The Best Gifts for Houseplant Lovers”
I love the idea of a repotting mat! I usually end up with soil everywhere, no matter how careful I am. Next time someone wants a gift list from me I can ask for one of these. 🙂
Definitely! I’ve really enjoyed mine 😊