LoopDesignStudio Self Watering Large Planter

I love having plants in my home, but I'm not the best at remembering to water them. Enter this chic planter that not only looks beautiful, but has a genius watering system built in. -Jennifer Davidson, Digital Deputy Editor,
Real Simple

To Buy: $64;

Read: 5 Types of House Plants Every Home Should Have


Via Citrus Calamondin Tree

There are a gazillion benefits to growing your own citrus including the fruit you get (yum) and the blossom smell (healing), but it's also a really satisfying piece of home decor. Having a wee citrus tree in the dead of winter is such a spirit lifter and conversational point (I won't shut up about mine)—the calamondins make delightful preserves, baked goods, and drinks. Just cook them with the peels on, or muddle them in a cocktail glass. -Kat Kinsman, Senior Editor,
Food & Wine

To Buy: $65;

Read: Calamansi Rickey Cocktail Recipe


Lettuce Grow Farmstand

​​This is like having a tiny, adorable farmer’s market in your home! The Farmstand is self-watering, self-fertilizing, and grows everything from herbs and lettuces to fruits and veggies (like tomatoes, strawberries, and cucumbers). Trust us, this will pay itself back in delicious fresh produce in no time. -Martha Upton, Associate Editor,
Real Simple

To Buy: $348;

Read: 30 Salads You’ll Want to Make Forever


Hori Hori Carbon Steel Knife

I’m never without my hori hori knife in the garden. It’s my everything tool: I use it to plant and also to weed—the serrated edge comes in handy for tough roots. -Melissa Ozawa, Features & Garden Editor, Martha Stewart

To Buy: $25;

Read: 7 Major Weeding Mistakes That Make Gardening Much Harder


Wild Creations by Hilton Carter

If you like your plants with a side of how-to, this is the book for you. Plant stylist Hilton Carter is a master of creating sophisticated, chic spaces that celebrate and center on plants of all kinds. Wild Creations is filled with 25 step-by-step DIY projects and tons of plant hacks that inspire and inform. And since each space featured is so pretty, and the photography is so strong, even if you never DO a single thing, you'll want this book on your coffee table anyway. -Melissa Inman, SVP Digital Lifestyle Content Strategy & Operations

To Buy: $18;

Read: Black Florist and Plant Pros You Should Be Following on Instagram


The Sill Garden Kit

My Brooklyn apartment might be filled with plants but after trying to re-pot a spiky cactus recently, I realized I was seriously lacking the tools I needed to be a good plant parent. This kit comes with a steel trowel and durable garden gloves that can be stored in the handy canvas utility pouch—the perfect set for someone who doesn’t have a garden or a shed. -Kylie Gilbert, Digital Senior Lifestyle Editor,

To Buy: $95;

Read: How to Successfully Repot Your Houseplants


Propagation Station

As any greenthumb knows, propagating your own baby plants is a great way to surround yourself with more green—without spending more money. These handcrafted propagation stations come in different sizes, and in a variety of wood finishes to match any decor. You can order one that's ready for hanging on the wall, or choose one that can rest on a window sill or shelf. -Melissa Inman, SVP Digital Lifestyle Content Strategy & Operations

To Buy: $19;

Read: How to Propagate Plants in Water


XLUX Soil Moisture Meter

This is a great gift for any new or aspiring plant parents. It takes the guesswork out of whether or not the plant needs watering, which is really half the battle of keeping plants alive—at least for me! -Karen Chen, Editorial Producer,
Travel + Leisure

To Buy: $13;

Read: 6 Signs Your Houseplants Aren’t Very Happy


Léon & George Organic Black Soap Spray

Made from just four foliage-friendly ingredients, this organic spray promotes healthy leaves for your most beloved plant babies. It’s so easy to use, too—simply spray and wipe clean to keep dust, insects, and fungus at bay. Just a few spritzes left my Bird of Paradise looking shiny and new. -Rachel Sylvester, Senior Editor
, Real Simple

To Buy: $24;

Read: 7 Plants That Can Help Repel Bugs Naturally


Hexagon Air Plant Holder with Air Plant

This adorable air plant holder is handmade from reclaimed wood. You can customize the finish and color so it fits any style. I love giving these to my friends for birthdays, holidays, or even work promotions, because the Air Plant is super easy for even non-plant people to manage. -Emily Elveru, Health Editor,

To Buy: $18;

Read: How to Grow and Care for Air Plants


Modern Sprout Seed Ball Kit

Planting your own seeds for oregano, cherry tomatoes, basil, and arugula is a super family-friendly activity because kids will love the process and adults will get excited about the results. Who wouldn’t love growing their own ingredients, especially when it can lead to pizza? -Cassie Hurwitz, Assistant Lifestyle Editor,

To Buy: $16;

Read: Garden Seed Expiration Dates, Explained


The Overstory, by Richard Powers

This Richard Powers Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection, where the protagonists are the trees and the humans are bit players, will stir your soul and, as Bill Gates commented, "change the way I look at trees." -Liz Vaccariello, Editor in Chief,
Real Simple

To Buy: $18;

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