15 Gifts for Plant Lovers (Besides More Plants)

Arch Propagation Kit
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The best gift for plant lovers isn't always a new plant. It can be hard to find a suitable specimen to complement their urban jungle unless you are intimately familiar with a person's plant collection. If you have a plant lover on your gift list this year, consider these fun and practical gifts and accessories that any plant parent is sure to love.

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Houseplant Party by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Houseplant Party

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, aka The House Plant Guru, shares her knowledge of indoor plants and hands-on projects to help beautify your home with plants in her book, Houseplant Party. The book features 15 step-by-step instructions to create fantastic plant projects, including a test tube wall planter, knotted plant hanger, Japanese moss ball, and more. It's the perfect gift for our creative, hands-on plant-loving friends.

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Aerogarden Sprout

Aerogarden Sprout

Not everyone has the right environment to grow edible plants indoors. Thanks to tabletop hydroponic systems like the Aerogarden sprout, though, anyone can grow delicious herbs, greens, and even tomatoes right on their desktop. The basic Sprout package comes with everything you need to get started, including your choice of an herb, greens, tomato, or flower seed kit. Upgrade the gift by adding on a seed starting kit that will allow the recipient to get seedlings started for planting outdoors in the spring. The Sprout makes indoor edible gardening easy and it's truly a gift that keeps on giving.

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Rainwater Urn

Rainwater Urn, 65 Gallon

Collect all the chlorine-free rainwater for your plants in this stylish rainwater barrel. The rainwater urn is made of UV-stable, scratch- and chip-resistant polyethylene, features a matte textured finish, quality spigot, and a 5-foot hose with a shut-off valve. It's the perfect splurge gift for your favorite plant lover.

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Hirt's Curated House Plant Box

Hirts Botany Box

While most plant lovers already have a bountiful collection, they are not likely to say no to more plants. If you have no idea what to get, let the pros put together a gift box for you. Hirt's, a premier online greenhouse, offers monthly curated plant gift boxes. You can get a single monthly gift or a 12-month subscription. The botany boxes feature a 6-inch gift-wrapped house plant or multiple smaller rare house plants, a description sheet with care facts, and surprises like extra plants, a ceramic pot, and even plant-specific fertilizer.

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Fiskars Garden Hori Knife

Fiskars Hori Knife

Fiskars iconic orange-handled gardening tools are recognizable all over the world, and their Hori knife is the toolmaker's version of the popular Japanese soil knife. This multipurpose tool is perfect for digging and cutting, and it features a dual-edged blade: one precision-ground edge for multipurpose cuts and a serrated edge for sawing through the thick growth. This tool is a must-have for the friend who wins Yard-of-the-Month year after year.

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Fiskars Non-Stick, Micro-Tip Pruning Snips

Fiskars Miro Snip sheers

A good pair of snips is a must for any plant lover. This set of two micro-tip pruning snips are ideal for shaping, repetitive trimming, and intricate snips. They work well for indoor and outdoor plants. (The set of two makes a wonderful gift, but it's perfectly acceptable to keep a pair for yourself, and gift the second pair with the Hori knife.)

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Arch Propagation Kit

Arch Propagation Kit

Most plant lovers love to propagate cuttings. This stylish propagation kit by Bloomscape is an attractive and practical way to create new plants. Each kit features a concrete terrazzo stand, glass tube, rooting hormone, and step-by-step propagation instructions. Best of all, it looks great on a tabletop or shelf.

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Galison Succulent Garden Double-Sided Puzzle

Succulent Garden 500 Piece Double Sided Jigsaw Puzzle

Succulent lovers will adore this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle that celebrates the popular plant. The puzzle features double-sided pieces so they can create two different designs: one side is matte and the other is glossy, so there's no chance of confusing the parts between the two vibrant images. It's the perfect gift to keep plant lovers entertained in the depths of winter.

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Rose Pruning Gloves

Rose Pruning Gloves

A durable pair of gloves is a must when pruning, but these 100-percent natural goat grain garden gloves can be used for more than just rose bushes. The leather gloves with full hand and arm protection keeps skin safe from scratches and punctures while working with any thorny shrub. Bonus: they're available in four colors and sizes.

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Gardening Under Lights by Leslie F. Halleck

Gardening Under Lights

Leslie Halleck is a certified professional horticulturist who can breakdown complex gardening techniques into digestible information. Her book, Gardening Under Lights, details everything you need to know in order to use artificial lights to grow a garden inside. Halleck makes the science simple and gives you actionable tips to grow just about anything indoors successfully.

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GE Lighting Grow Light

GE Lighting Grow Light

If you are gifting Gardening Under Lights, add GE's Grow Light in the box. Not every room gets the quality of light necessary to keep an indoor plant thriving. GE's full spectrum grow light provides the perfect high-quality plant light that will allow your indoor plants to flourish. Best of all, it fits into most light fixtures, so there's no need to purchase clunky and unattractive grow lights to keep your plants happy indoors.

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Mkono Plant Waterer Bulbs

Mkono Plant Waterer Bulbs_2

These plant watering stakes are an attractive and practical way to keep your plants watered. Each bulb holds 8 ounces of water and will keep the soil at the correct moisture level for up to two weeks. The glass bulbs are in the shape of a bird and work with practically any decor. Pair the stakes with an attractive planter to complete the gift.

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Tahitian Gardenia Paint-By-Number Kit

Tahitian Gardenia Botanical Paint By Number Kit

Botanical prints make a lovely piece of framed artwork. If your artistic skills are lacking, this paint by number botanical print is the perfect way to get the look with minimal effort. The Tahitian Gardenia paint-by-number kit comes with a 12.5" x 19" template, eight colors, and two nylon brushes—everything needed for creating a custom painting.

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All Seasons Hemp Canvas Apron

All Seasons Hemp Canvas Apron

A sturdy but stylish work apron makes a wonderful gift for indoor and outdoor gardeners. Made from durable yet breathable hemp canvas, this all-purpose apron requires no breaking-in to get that soft, pliable feel. The unisex design is available in two colors, coriander brown and ink black.

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O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream

O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream

O'Keeffe's Working Hand Cream makes the perfect stocking stuffer for gardeners who prefer not to wear gloves. The hand cream heals, relieves, and repairs dry, cracked hands, and it also creates a protective layer on the skin's surface to help prevent further moisture loss.

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