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While, at first thought, shopping for a plant lover may seem pretty straightforward – picking them up another plant to add to their collection seems like the obvious option – there are plenty of great plant-related gifts that you can buy to mix things up, from DIY terrarium kits to propagation stations.
And just because someone’s a plant lover, doesn’t mean they need a gift directly related to their hobby, either – plant-themed prints, jewellery and edible treats are all fun ways to nod to their passion, too.
So, to help you sort through all the wonderful potential gifts out there, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite gifts for plant lovers for Christmas 2021 – perfect for surprising your green-fingered friends.
Leafage Big Mama Terrarium Kit
This DIY terrarium kit from Leafage contains everything they need to create their very own self-sustained miniature garden from home, including three tropical plants, moss and a care guide.
Not only will they add three more plants to their collection, but they’ll also be able to get creative while getting their hands dirty, too. What’s not to love about that?
Bloom & Wild x Sculpd House Plant and Pottery Kit
Give them something to do during the period between Christmas and the new year with this houseplant and pottery gift set from Bloom & Wild and Sculpd.
Each kit comes with everything you need to make your own plant pot, including Sculpd’s easy air-drying clay – all you need to do is pick from the five different plants on offer.
Bubblegum Stuff Ltd Plant Life Support
Going away on holiday can be stressful when you’re a plant parent, but this ingenious watering gadget from Bubblegum Stuff Ltd makes life a whole lot easier.
Simply fill up the water bag, set up the flow and hook it into the soil and it’ll keep a plant hydrated for up to seven days. The fact that it’s incredibly adorable is an added bonus.
Dyke & Dean Plant Mister
As stylish as it is functional, this plant mister from Dyke and Dean is proof that plant care items don’t have to be boring.
Perfect for boosting the humidity levels around their plants (something that’s key for keeping them happy and healthy), this mister comes in a variety of colours, including copper and gold.
Mind The Cork Planter
This beautiful planter from Mind The Cork makes the perfect gift for a plant-loving friend looking to minimise their impact on the environment.
Not only does the harvesting of cork not require the trees to be cut down (maintaining wildlife diversity as a result), it is also biodegradable, renewable and recyclable, so you can buy in the knowledge that this planter is both eco-friendly and eye-catching.
Another Studio Houseplant Care Cards
Give the gift of happy plants with this set of houseplant care cards from Another Studio.
With tips ranging from the ins and outs of watering and navigating light levels to preventing root rot and identifying common problems, these cards have all the info they’ll need to grow happy plants.
Plantsmith Houseplant Care Bundle - Mist and Tonic Set
Get them ready for growing season (March to September) with Plantsmith’s Houseplant Care Bundle. Designed to help feed and protect indoor plants while they grow new leaves and flowers, this bundle consists of two products – a Fortifying Houseplant Tonic to boost and nourish growth, and a Perfecting Houseplant Care Mist to revitalise and protect.
It’s the ideal gift for any plant parent looking to take their plants to the next level.
Patch Plants Elephant Ear Plant
This eye-catching elephant ear plant from Patch Plants would make a great addition to any houseplant collection.
With its zebra-striped stems, huge leaves and easy-care nature, any plant lover would be happy to unwrap this baby.
Haws Green Watering Can
Every plant lover needs a good watering can, and this beautiful one from Haws ticks all the right boxes.
Handcrafted and built to last with a non-drip spout, the glossy sage finish on this one-pint version makes it the perfect accessory for anyone with a growing houseplant collection.
The Kato Vase
Perfect for the plant lover who is fascinated by the growing process, the Kato vase from House Of Kato is designed to provide growers with a window into the early stages of the life of an avocado tree.
Not only is it a great opportunity to learn more about growing, it also serves as a beautiful piece of living art – all you need to do is add an avocado seed next time you’ve got one lying around!
Bam Botanics String of Hearts with hand painted pot & saucer
Pots don’t come any prettier than this hand-painted geometric number from Bam Botanics, which comes with a string of hearts plant.
The string of hearts’ easy-care nature makes this the perfect gift for someone looking to start a houseplant collection.
Canopy Plants Subscription
Give them the gift which keeps on giving with this classic plant subscription from Canopy Plants.
The perfect option for anyone looking to grow their plant collection, the Canopy Plants subscription comes in a range of different options and frequencies, meaning you can tailor their subscription to suit your budget.
Kate Sampson Houseplant Print
This beautiful houseplant print from artist Kate Sampson would make a great addition to any room.
Featuring illustrations of popular houseplants including the rubber plant, cast iron plant and devil’s ivy, this print is the perfect gift for the plant lover who seems to have everything.
Beards & Daisies Monstera Deliciosa
If there’s one plant every plant lover needs in their collection, it’s a swiss cheese plant (or monstera deliciosa, if you want to be fancy).
Famed for its fenestrated leaves and bright green colour, this small plant from Beards & Daisies provides them with the opportunity to watch their leafy friend grow.
Prick Terracotta Pot
This classic terracotta pot from London-based plant shop Prick would look great in the corner of a desk or perched on top of a shelf.
Whether you pick out a plant to go with the pot or leave it on its own, this is a gift which is sure to bring a smile to any plant lover’s face.
Biscuiteers Cactus Letterbox Biscuits
For the plant lover that’s already got everything, these cactus and succulent biscuits from Biscuiteers are a fun and tasty twist on the plant-themed gift.
The biscuits are lemon flavoured and come presented in a hand illustrated gift box, where they’ll remain fresh for up to three months (if they last past Christmas day, that is).
Conservatory Archives Mix Of Rare Succulents
This unique selection of rare succulents from independent plant shop Conservatory Archives is a great place to start if you’re not sure which plants they own.
Choose from a mix of five or eight plants and the shop will send you a curated selection of rare and eye-catching succulents for them to enjoy.
The Leaf Supply Guide To Creating Your Indoor Jungle
This book from Australian plant shop owners Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan is jam-packed with stunning photographs and useful tips to help anyone transform their home into an indoor jungle.
Alongside being a useful source of information for any plant parent, this beautiful book would make a great addition to any coffee table.
Leaf Envy Propagation Station
If your green-fingered friend is interested in learning more about the growing process, they’ll love this propagation station from Leaf Envy.
Available in white, black and pink, the kit comes with a glass test-tube for them to pop in their plant cuttings and a how-to guide with step-by-step instructions on how to propagate.
Papaya Plants Textured Pot With Stand
The minimalist design of this textured plant pot from Papaya Plants makes it a truly versatile gift for any of the plant lovers in your life.
Available in two different sizes, we think this would look great on the top of a shelf with a trailing plant nestled inside.
Needle And Stem Monstera Embroidery Kit
Keep your friends busy with this plant-themed embroidery set from Needle and Stem.
Not only does the kit come with everything you need to create the pictured design – including a bamboo embroidery hoop and felt for finishing off the back – it also includes a design-specific guide and exclusive access to the Needle and Stem YouTube channel, which boasts a selection of tutorials and tips for getting more out of your kit.
The Terracotta Herbs Company Starter Kit
For a plant-related gift with a difference, try this adorable kit from the Terracotta Herbs Company, which comes with everything they’ll need to grow a selection of herbs for use in cooking.
Although the kit comes with three terracotta pots, each set comes with a selection of 6 different types of herbs (basil, parsley, coriander, dill, chives and peppermint), so you can take your pick of which ones you want to grow or buy three more pots to complete your herb collection.
Short Style Plant Hanger
Add a new dimension to their plant collection with this unique handmade plant hanger from Sarora Knots.
Styed against 70s macrame and designed to fit a medium sized pot, this hanger is the perfect opportunity for them to upgrade the look of one of their existing pots.
The Little Botanical Begonia Maculata
Easy to care for and fantastic to look at, the begonia maculata (or polka dot begonia, as it is also known) would make a great addition to any houseplant collection.
We love how the eye-catching polka dot detail on the leaves contrasts with their red undersides to create a look that’s suitably festive.
Mica Peet Gold Monstera Leaf Necklace
Immortalise their love for all things botanical with this gold monstera leaf necklace from Mica Peet.
Also available in both hoop and dangle earrings, we think this design would make the perfect addition to any plant lover’s jewellery collection.
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As Stylist’s digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and women’s issues. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time. You can find her on Twitter at @laurenjanegeall.