47 Gifts for Gardeners and Plant Lovers Alike

Whether your giftee is the proud owner of a Sienna Miller–esque English garden or always tending to a robust collection of indoor plants, there are great gifts for gardeners that support any botanical hobbies or blooming horticultural passions. In our opinion, the green-thumbed are an especially fun group to shop for. After all, the right product can make tending to plants or showcasing a particularly fertile friend all the more joyful. From necessary tools to a show-stopping decorative plant pot, we’ve included practical gardening necessities and some unique finds to delight anyone who likes to put their hands in some dirt. Below are the best gifts for gardeners both in and outside the home.


Decor

Net-a-Porter Loewe Home Scents

This splurge-worthy candle from Loewe will bring any plant lover back to their beetroots, if you will. We especially love this candle for its sturdy vessel that could even double as a pot once all the wax is gone.

Otherland Homestead Collection Tomato Terrazzo

For your favorite gardener—who can’t wait to get back in the dirt once spring hits—this candle from Instagram-friendly candle brand, Otherland, has notes of heirloom tomatoes, celery salt, and leafy vines. Peak tomato season may not be for many months, but at least this candle will burn for 50 hours in the meantime.

Piecework Tall Poppy 500 Piece Puzzle

You don’t have to have a green thumb to complete this stunning 500-piece poppy puzzle. It’ll make for the perfect activity on a dreary January day when your gardener is missing their blooms.

SSENSE Henry Holland Studio Exclusive Green & White Planter

The green and blue stripe pattern on this planter is so cute, it could even draw the eye away from a dying ivy.

Target LEGO Orchid 10311 Plant Decor Building Kit

Nothing like building a Lego to bring out your inner child. Orchids can be finicky flowers, but this realistic Lego one from their Botanicals Collection lasts forever!

Baggu Hand Towel Set of 2

This set of hand towels adds a pop of design to a bathroom while still keeping a neutral palette.

Flamingo Estate Garden Essentials Hand Soap

Everything from Flamingo Estate is garden goals—like this Clary Sage, Australian Eucalyptus, Mediterranean Rosemary, and California Lavender soap that’s inspired by the very estate! The unique formulation includes ingredients to prevent frequently washed hands from drying and cracking (critical for anyone spending a long day in the dirt), not to mention the National Forest Foundation will plant one tree for every product sold.

SSENSE Curves by Sean Brown Multicolor Teebs Edition Flower Rug

This perennial flower blooms year-round, sans water.

Gardening

Amazon Fiskars 384490-1001 Ergo Garden Tool Set, Regular Package, Black/Orange

Perfect for the aspiring horticulturist on your list, this starter pack of gardening tools includes one trowel, transplanter and cultivator, so you’re ready to dig, loosen soil, aerate, plant, weed, and more.

Amazon Nisaku NJP650 Hori-Hori Weeding & Digging Knife, Authentic Tomita (Est. 1960) Japanese Stainless Steel, 7.25″ Blade, Wood Handle

If you’re looking to purchase one tool for a new gardener’s set up, a hori-hori should be it. This one, under $30 from Nisaku, is made to last and has over 6,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Rejuvenation Wheeleasy Foldable Garden Cart

Here’s a brilliant product for the seasoned gardener. From collecting weeds to spreading bark, this collapsible wheelbarrow makes light work out of many yard tasks.

Amazon FELCO F-2 068780 Classic Manual Hand Pruner

Pruners come in handy more often than you think (I use mine at least once a month to trim fresh flowers I harvest from my local bodega). This set has five-star ratings from over 13,000 reviewers on Amazon.

Amazon Worm Factory 360 Black US Made Composting System for Recycling Food Waste at Home

Helping someone kick off their vermicompost journey is a very eco-forward gift. Plus, your recipient will be extra grateful when they have a fine compost full of nutrients for their garden (which they’ll then hopefully share).

Amazon IM4000 Dual Chamber Tumbling Composter (Black)

If digging and mixing a compost pile by hand is off the table, this composter is great for beginners. With two compartments, it can create an uninterrupted flow of rich, healthy compost.

Amazon EPICA Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1.3 Gallon-Includes Charcoal Filter

While the gift of compost may not be the chicest of all time, it really shows you’re invested in your loved ones’ green friends. This small stainless steel bin sits on the kitchen counter so there’s no excuse to be throwing away food scraps.

Amazon Joyce Chen Red Original Unlimited Kitchen Scissors Handles, Pack-1

Excellent for more precise cuts and snips, these scissors could be used to help shape a bonsai tree or prep more delicate fare from the garden like tomatoes and herbs.

Terrain Pine + Maple Garden Carry-All

This harvest basket is the perfect gardening carry-all for collecting blooming flowers and bringing veggies from the yard to the kitchen.

KonMari Set of Japanese Heirloom Vegetable Seeds

Some splurge-worthy seed packets from Japan’s Kansai region are the perfect excuse to start a vegetable garden.

Food52 Steele Canvas Garden Utility Tote Bag

Steele Canvas was founded over 100 years ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has mastered making quality, durable home wares. This utilitarian tote with eight exterior pockets is the perfect catchall for keeping gardening tools organized and in one place. Plus, it doubles as the perfect bag to take to the farmers market on weekends.

Pots and Planters

SSENSE Frizbee Cermaics Multicolor Terrazzo Planter

A fun decorative pot makes such a great gift. This multicolor one is from an artist-run brand based in Brussels.

Design Within Reach Story Planter

The Story Planter from Design Within Reach is an iconic vessel solution for those needing a space-saving footprint.

Amazon Mkono Wall Hanging Glass Planter Plant Terrarium Modern Flower Bud Vase in Wood Stand Rack Tabletop Terrarium

A perfect gift idea for the zealous plant lover in your life who is always asking if you want a propagation. This planter can either act as a vase, perfect for a windowsill, or can be hung on a wall for some biophilic decor.

Urban Outfitters Anna Mesh Planter

For your plant-collecting loved one who’s run out of shelves, counters, and tables for another leafy friend: This tall planter features a cylindrical mesh basin, making a Large Bird of Paradise even that much more of a focal point in a room.

Urban Outfitters Areaware Tall Stacking Planter

Personally, I’ve always had my eye on this status plant pot from Areaware that couples design with functionality.

Crate & Barrel Canali Travertine Square Planters by Athena Calderone

The Athena Calderone collection for Crate and Barrel is still living rent-free in our heads. This pot makes a statement while still being minimalist.

Nordstrom Self Watering Planter

This pot has a similar vibe of the Areaware planter, but is perfect for houseplants that need to drink from their roots (or the friend that gives their leafy greens too much love by overwatering them).

The Sill Modern Sprout Uplift Planter

No natural light, no problem: This minimalist pot with an attached grow-light arm is perfect for those dark corners or small apartments that only have windows facing another wall.

SSENSE Polymorf Navy Large Gudrun Planter

And this plant pot from Polymorf is an absolute show stopper.

Food52 Tortuga Modern Terrazzo Platform Planters

You can always use another pot and this sculptural design adds some extra decor to a space. It’s made of weather-friendly concrete and natural stone—perfect for indoor or outdoor plants.

Urban Outfitters Layla Small 2-Piece Tube Planter

Brings in some ’70s decor for under $30 with UO’s speckled Layla planter. It’s complete with a coordinating tray that’s perfect for bottom-watering your buds, or catching excess water.

Apparel

REI Sunday Afternoons Sun Guardian Hat

This hat is my personal fave for when I know I’m going to be outside all day. Besides providing tons of coverage, it has an adjustable cord that helps it stay put when you’re moving about.

Amazon Satiis Gardening Hat Wide Brim Beach Sun Protection Breathable Cotton Summer Hat with Fold-Up Brim

And if you’re searching for a hat of the cotton variety, this one is a thoughtful gift for someone always doing yard work. Available in a few neutral colors, this hat is wide enough to provide full coverage, equipped with a wired brim for adjustments, and a windproof cord to rest on the neck.

Shopbop Lola Hats Ironing Board Hat

Looking to live out your Nancy Meyers fantasy? This woven straw hat with a ribbon tie chin strap looks like Meryl Streep could have sported it whilst out in her luscious garden in It’s Complicated. Now all they’ll need is a trug—see above.

Growing up, these were the clogs my mom was always wearing while she was out in the yard gardening because they check all the boxes when it comes to what a gardener needs. They come in a variety of colors and are made from water-resistant and dirt-repellent polyurethane, plus they are easy to slip on and off when going in and out of the house. She was definitely onto something.

Food52 Garden Works Bamboo Fit Gardening Gloves

A pair of gloves that looks out for their hands makes a great gardening gift. These are covered in a latex base to protect from thorns, tough soil, and all the other rough elements in the yard. The lighter color also helps them stand out in the dirt.

Food52 The Floral Society Essential Workshop Apron & Garden Glove Gift Set

This 100% cotton garden apron has pockets and fits all body types. Pair it with gloves and your favorite gardener will be the talk of the bees and worms in the vegetable garden!

Indoor Gardening

Amazon AeroGarden Sprout with Gourmet Herbs Seed Pod Kit – Hydroponic Indoor Garden

Not everyone has access to outdoor space, which makes this hydroponic indoor herb garden perfect for the urban gardener. It takes the guesswork out of over or under watering and is small enough for the kitchen counter. This one comes with genovese basil, curly parsley, and dill to get you started.

Food52 Greenery Unlimited Monitor Brass Soil Probe

This is an incredible tool for anyone who keeps hosting funerals for their dead plants. A soil probe helps to determine if they’re under or overwatering their greenery, making it easier to determine thirst levels.

Amazon Galvanized Metal Watering Can with Long Spout, 1L Small Retro Design Watering Can for Outdoor Indoor House Garden Plants

No plant-lovers gift guide would be complete without mentioning a watering can. This one is perfect for a smaller space and remembering to feed those indoor plants.

This little ram is not your average trellis. It gives indoor plants something to lean on while adding a bit of extra decor to the space.

Rosy Soil Earth Positive Indoor Potting Mix

This brand makes soil with a carbon-negative footprint and contains all natural ingredients, meaning no fillers or peat. It even comes in a cute bag that looks nice sitting out.

More Fun Stuff

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Membership

This is definitely a unique gift for the burgeoning botanist on your list. A membership to a local botanical garden can be a source of inspiration or just an extra place to relax. Plus, most offer discounts, special members-only hours, and fun events.

Amazon Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

This book is a thoughtful gift about environmental justice. The author is both a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a trained botanist, giving the unique perspective of Indigenous wisdom and science.

Amazon BLACK+DECKER 20V Max Handheld Vacuum, Cordless, Grey (BDH2000PL)

Critical for any serial re-potter or the friend who keeps complaining how their cat knocked over a Pothos again, a small handheld vacuum makes fast work of cleaning up the dirt.

Goodee Berea College Whisk Broom Natural

This artful broom doubles as both cottagecore decor and a lo-fi option to quickly clean up a mess.

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