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Gift Guide: Top Picks for Plant Lovers

From a not-so-traditional pot for their newest addition to plant-inspired crafts to accessories for their favorite frond, these unique gifts will wow any plant parent.

Best gifts for plant lovers on Etsy
Photo by: Muddy Mood Studio

Their home looks like a botanical garden, they’ve learned all the Latin names of their potted flora (or personally named each one), and now you have to find the perfect gift for the plant lover in your life. You could purchase yet another live plant for their collection, but if you’re unsure of the lighting needs and their “want” list, these gift ideas will give you some inspiration no matter the occasion. Whether it’s their birthday, a secret Santa party, or you just want to give them a little pick-me-up, these are the best gifts for plant parents in every stage of plant parenthood.

Best birthday gifts for plant lovers

They’re celebrating another year around the sun, so give them a gift that brings in the sunshine and is rooted in love. Try out these birthday gifts for plant parents that are both stylish and practical.

1. A classic minimalist planter

Planter from Etsy SHOP: Minimalist indoor planter from Tabiea Designs, from $42

A fun planter may seem like an obvious gift for a plant lover, but when you find one that is handmade and elevated like this 3D-printed curvy wood planter, it’s always a winner. Add a drainage hole to ensure their plant babies won’t get too soggy.

2. An elegant glass terrarium

Glass terrarium from Etsy SHOP: Hand-blown glass terrarium vase from Avolie Glass, $45

This unique, hand-blown glass terrarium is sure to be their next go-to spot for propagating cuttings or permanently housing their favorite succulents or air plants. With their delicate design shaped like an oversized water droplet, this hanging vase is a stunner however they decide to style it.

3. The best earrings for plant lovers

Hoop earrings from Etsy SHOP: Gold fern hoop earrings from Mica Peet, $32

For your loved one who prefers to spend their time in the forest, these fern-shaped earrings are going to be their new best frond. Gold plated and delicate, these hoop earrings make a great bridesmaid gift, birthday gift, or a sweet “just-because” present.

4. The best gift for the plant lover in a small apartment

Macrame plant hangers from Etsy SHOP: Macrame plant hanger from Macrame Gardens Norway, $75

Good things come in threes. Exhibit A: This handmade tapestry boasting three separate macrame plant hangers that rest alongside their walls. Made using foraged driftwood and other natural materials, this clever plant hanger is designed to maximize their smaller space and keep their shelves clear—for more plants, of course.

Unique gifts for plant lovers

A personalized flower press. A cottagecore toadstool earrings set. A leafy dog bed customized with their best friend’s name. These unique gifts for plant parents are unexpected and oh-so-special.

5. A gift for the outdoor plant lover

Personalized flower press from Etsy SHOP: Personalized flower press from STUDIO KARAMELO, $53

Help their bouquets last all year long with this personalized flower press. Simply place the blooms between the blotting sheets of paper, tighten the screws so they are pressed flat (no more pile of textbooks!), and they’ll have gorgeous flora to enjoy no matter the season.

6. The best plant gift for dog people

Personalized dog bed from Etsy SHOP: Personalized dog bed cover from Wren Bird Lane, from $47

There are dog people, there are plant people, and there are a lucky few who get to be both. This botanical printed, personalized dog bed cover can be screenprinted with their pup’s name, so you’ll be celebrating their love of plants and their fur baby all with one extra-special gift.

7. The best gift for the stylish plant parent

Press-on nails from Etsy SHOP: Reusable dried flower press-on nails from Jane Safarian Studio, $57

Make their manicure pop with these petal press-on nails. Buyers love that they are easy to apply, custom-shaped, and have a crystal-clear base.

8. The best cottagecore gift for plant lovers

Cottagecore earrings from Etsy SHOP: Mushroom and pressed flower earrings from Soul Forest Collection, $45

For your favorite mushroom forager, cottagecore earrings like this set put the “fun” in fungi. Made with real tiny mushrooms and pressed flowers, this miniature forestscape will accompany your loved one on their next hike through the woods or around the block.

9. Best gift for the plant-loving host

Screen printed linen napkins from Etsy SHOP: Blue sea linen napkins from julie peach, from $28

Turn any supper into a sophisticated, chic event with these linen dinner napkins. Block printed with a coastal sea plant pattern, these deep ocean-blue napkins will make your favorite host’s next dinner party a (sea) breeze.

Cute gifts for plant lovers

Their homes are always carefully curated and they have a whimsical aesthetic, so these cute plant-inspired gifts will fit right in with all their adorable decor.

10. The best plant-inspired gift for her

Plant mama mug from Etsy SHOP: Plant mama mug from Aluna Design Co, from $28

Proud plant mamas unite in their love of this cute mug made just for them. Choose between an enamel campfire mug or an elegant glass cup to suit your favorite plant lover’s vibe. Not sure this design suits them? This seller offers customizable illustrations so you can choose their favorite flower and include their name to make this personalized gift in a league of their own.

11. A colorful and cute gift for plant lovers

Cute planters from Etsy SHOP: Colorful zebra planters from Plant and Color, $37

Add some whimsy and color to their home decor with these pretty pastel air plant holders shaped like their favorite jungle animal. This gilded zebra planter set comes with three air plants to match, so your friend doesn’t have to go on a safari to find a plant to fit these ethereal equine containers.

12. A summery planter

Strawberry vase from Etsy SHOP: Strawberry clay vase from Muddy Mood Studio, $60

This darling strawberry vase will make it feel like summer all year round, long after the ripest berries disappear from the farmer’s market.

13. A funky gift for their indoor forest

Plant decor from Etsy SHOP: Plant animal decorations for houseplants from Another Studio, $8 for one

We all love plant decor, but what about decor for your plants? These playful animal adornments will put a smile on their face every time they look closely at their leafy loves.

Gifts for plant lovers under $20

Looking to delight your plant lover friend with a gift, but are on a budget? Looking for a secret santa or white elephant gift that will delight your coworkers? These plant picks are the perfect way to celebrate your friends and colleagues without breaking the bank.

14. Best plant-inspired gift for for bookworms

Pressed flower bookmarks from Etsy SHOP: Pressed floral bookmarks from Kaylie reads, from $12 for one

Whether they’re a fan of fiction novels or more naturally inclined toward nonfiction, these gorgeous pressed floral bookmarks will fit in with both their library and plant collection. Even better: These bookmarks are customizable based on their favorite flower or color as they explore faraway lands in whatever book is on their nightstand.

15. Best last-minute gift for plant lovers

Embroidery pattern from Etsy SHOP: Ginkgo leaf embroidery pattern from cozyblue, $5

If your plant pal is also a craft queen, this ginkgo leaf embroidery pattern is the best of both worlds, offering a handy hobby to try while they wait for their potted plants to soak. If you’re on a short deadline, this downloadable pattern is instantly giftable and ready for action. Plus, the ginkgo tree is considered a “living fossil,” so you know this design will stand the test of time!

16. Best card for plant lovers

Plant greeting cards from Etsy SHOP: Four seasons blank greeting cards from kmpressed, from $18

These cards are inspired by each of the four seasons and the blooms that this Etsy seller collects from her garden. This set of cards are blank, so they’re good for any occasion and you can write them the words that matter most.

17. Best plant gift for newlyweds

Ring dish from Etsy SHOP: Fern clay ring dish from copper & clay, $15

Give them a spot to toss their ring as they’re doing the dishes or taking a shower with this earthy clay ring dish imprinted with a glittery gold fern frond. Add their initials to customize this gift so it’s made just for them.

Small gifts for plant lovers

Whether it’s a stocking stuffer or a small token of appreciation, good things come in small packages, like these charming gifts for the plant lover in your life.

18. The best air plant gift

Air plant hanger from Etsy SHOP: Geometric wall air plant holder from HEMLEVA, $20

Air plant collectors know that these epiphytic plants need to be kept in containers that offer a lot of air flow, and this minimalist wall sconce planter fits the bill. Made from brass and boasting a geometric shape that will add intrigue to any wall space, this gift will frame their plants like the works of art that they are!

19. The best no-maintenance plant gift

Terrarium ornament from Etsy SHOP: "Everlasting" terrarium ornament from gentle decay, $32

This “everlasting” terrarium features naturally dried flora to add to the spots of their home that don’t get enough light for live plants. The best part? No watering required.

20. Best housewarming gift for plant lovers

Pressed flower coasters from Etsy SHOP: Pressed wildflower coasters from Petals and Purls Co, $10 for one

Help them spruce up their new space with these pressed wildflower coasters featuring ferns and violets. The deep blue violets symbolize intuition and love, and the ferns represent new life and new beginning, so this housewarming gift is the ultimate addition to their next chapter.

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Mary Kinney

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