30 Best Gifts For Gardeners and Plant Parents

November 18, 2021 by

Dig into our annual curated list of the best gifts for gardeners and plant parents. We’ve got everything for seed to harvest with heritage tools and collector-worthy gardening accessories to experiences that teach and inspire.


Niwaki Herb Snips

Modeled after traditional Nigiri Basami sewing snips, a stainless steel ergonomic tool designed for small-scale pruning or herb snipping. The box alone is gift-worthy.





Recycled Glass Self-Watering Planter

Designed in partnership with the Eden Project in the UK, this self-watering planter is crafted from mouth-blown, recycled glass. Defined by two sections, one for filling with water and one for your plant, with a wicking rope that draws water from the reservoir to keep the soil moist.




Kitchen Windowsill Herb Garden

Cultivate organic herbs right on your kitchen windowsill. This easy-to-use kit’s got everything you need to grow basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley and thyme.




heirloom hori hori gardening tool for gardeners

Heirloom Hori Hori Tool

An heirloom-quality cross between a knife, trowel, and saw, perfect for cutting roots or digging out weeds, dividing or potting plants. Its got a sustainable bamboo handle, metal pommel on the end for pounding stakes, and a durable nylon holster to leave hands free.




Herb and Edible Flower Seed Gift Box

For the kitchen gardener, a set of seeds and zinc garden markers with plant names on them. The Herbs Set includes Hera Dill, Sage, Winter Thyme, and Genovese Basil; the Edible Flowers Set includes Calendula, Marigold, Bachelor’s Button, and Viola.




vegetable garden ornaments for gardeners set of 12

Vegetable Garden Glass Ornaments (Set of 12)

Plant a glass veggie garden on your tree.




flippedupside down terracotta planter

Flipped Upside Down Planter

Yep, I flipped for this one. The outer body of this playful planter functions as a water reservoir to supply moisture to the plant for up to a month while its water reservoir also regulates the amount of water fed directly to plant roots.





Indoor Plant Subscription

Make someone a plant parent with a subscription for easy-care indoor plants, a pot, and potting mix delivered monthly right to their door.



wood garden dibber with steel tip

Wooden Dibber with Leather Loop

A multifunctional tool for sowing seeds or planting bulbs. Handcrafted of hardwood with a stainless steel tip engraved with depth measurements with ergonomic T-shape for comfort, and attached lanyard for hanging.





Izzy Self-Watering Glass Planter

Featuring a rounded ceramic vessel that sits on a glass watering basin, this unique self-watering planter irrigates plants as they need it. Choose green or clear glass.



self-watering seedling starter

Self-Watering Seedling Starter

Start your vegetable patch from seed. Add soil and water, then place the self-watering seedling starter on your kitchen window. The porous terracotta wicks water from the reservoir to give seedlings just the right amount of moisture so you only need to refill it about once a week. They’ll grow into healthy starter plants, ready to transplant and mature. Handmade responsibly in California by designer Anne Fletcher. (Seeds not included.)




brass-handmade botanical floral dessert spoons

Set of Handmade Floral Spoons

Set of four hand-crafted botanical-themed brass dessert spoons from pressed brass. Food safe, but wash by hand.




farmstand smart vertical vegetable garden

Farmstand Indoor Vertical Vegetable Garden

A smart personal farm for growing your own food. The self-watering, self-fertilizing Farmstand vertical vegetable garden system comes complete with water pump, grow cups, plant food for 130+ plants, timer, and a pH testing kit. Choose from a wide variety of non-GMO seedlings (additional) including leafy greens like kale and lettuce varieties to favorite herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and more. Reference a seasonal guide for maintenance and seedling information, helpful tips, and recipes. Place the planter in an outdoor spot with six+ hours of direct sunlight, or in an indoor spot using the optional Glow Rings.

$348-649 for 12 to 36-inch tall planters. Optional Glow Rings $200-500



green scoot-n-do rolling gardening seat

Green Rolling Scoot-N-Do Garden Seat

Gardening can be challenging for some but this rolling garden seat makes it accessible for many who might not otherwise garden. Its soft pneumatic tires and swiveling tractor seat means fewer ups and downs and less strain on the back. The steering mechanism makes it easy to pull and maneuver and a metal mesh tray and rear removable basket offer places for toting tools and more.




vase cast from paintbrushes

Paintbrushes Vase

Artist Harry Allen casts natural forms inspired by the beauty of everyday objects and transforms them into objects with new uses, such as this vase cast from paintbrushes. Includes a glass insert to hold water for cut flowers. Available in chrome (shown) or white.




gardening tools maintenance kit in wood box gardening gift

Garden Tool Maintenance Kit

A maintenance kit with all the essentials: scouring block to clean resin, grime and rust from blades, Camelia oil to protect tools from corrosion, and a stone for everyday sharpening.




Stacking Porcelain Planter With Drainage Saucer

Inspired by high voltage ceramic insulators found on power lines, it doesn’t get much cooler than this stacking planter with its smooth porcelain finish and integrated drainage saucer. Lifting the bottom ring reveals the saucer. Select Stoneware or Terracotta finish. (10% off when choosing the bundle with both the tall and short planters.)





Trio of Handmade Cheese Knives

An artisan-designed trio of cheese knives handmade from durable stainless steel with organically shaped rounded handles.




vintage-inspired copper indoor watering can gardeners gift

Elegant Copper Indoor Watering Can

With its elegant vintage-inspired design, this copper-plated stainless steel indoor watering can begs to be displayed. Perfect for watering hanging plants with its extra-long spout and curved brass handle for extended reach. In time, the copper will turn a beautiful antique color. An heirloom to be passed down. Also available in white.




designer bamboo filtered indoor compost bin

Design-Worthy Indoor Compost Bin

Dinner scraps turn to soil with this countertop compost bin that doubles as a decor piece. Made of biodegradable bamboo with a breathable lid, odor-blocking carbon filter, and stylish slim handle. Choose natural, black, or terracotta.




Plant Club Subscription Gift Box

The gift that keeps on growing. Featured plant arrives gift-packaged monthly with everything needed to assemble and care for each plant: a stylish container, soil, hand-illustrated instructions, name tag, decorative topper, and a few small surprise bonuses.



Monticello Farm and Garden Soap and Hand Balm Set

Locally handcrafted in small batches from Monticello-grown flowers and herbs, this set includes Rosemary Calendula Goat’s Milk Bath Soap, Citrus-Mint Exfoliating Soap, and Sweet Basil Hand and Body Balm. Jefferson would be envious.





Waxed Canvas Garden Tool Apron

With padded straps for comfort, twelve pockets plus zippered one for the phone, and loops for a trowel or hammer, everything’s within reach with this easy-to-clean waxed canvas garden apron.





An Airbnbee For Pollinators

Like an Airbnbee, this pollinator hotel invites beneficial insects bees, butterflies, ladybirds, and many others into the garden. They’ll check in on their own then rest, nest, hibernate, and lay eggs away from prying predators. Made of environmentally friendly materials with tubes and holes of various sizes and all types of materials.





Handmade Olive Wreath

Handmade with fresh olive leaves on a twig base, this botanical wreath will bring nature to a mantel, door or empty wall while filling the air with a beautiful scent. The branches will naturally dry and curl over time leaving you with a wreath that lasts for many months.




Gift an Experience


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Gardening Class With “Gangster Gardener”

Step into the virtual garden with famed community activist Ron Finley, the “Gangster Gardener” who teaches how growing one’s own food cultivates way more than fruits and vegetables. Masterclass’s $180 annual membership provides unlimited access to all classes and new classes as they launch and also includes access to their mobile and TV apps, high-definition videos, and downloadable class workbooks.




unsplash-online-gardening-classesPhoto: Unsplash.

Udemy Individual Gardening Courses

You may have trouble choosing from over 700 different on-demand courses for every skill level.

$15 and up



Armchair Gardening



New York Botanical Garden’s Five Year Planner

A weatherproof five-year logbook for wish lists, organizing, and recording crops and yields throughout the seasons. Lined pages for notes and sources, graphed pages for garden sketches, and tips on container gardening, composting, pruning, pest and disease control.




The Garden Chef

Over forty acclaimed chefs from around the world invite readers into their kitchen gardens to share their culinary philosophies and signature garden-to-table produce recipes.





The Heirloom Gardener: Traditional Plants and Skills for the Modern World

In an illustrated guide, garden historian, horticulturist, and ethnobotanist John Forti explores traditional and sustainable gardening practices and the plant lore that connects gardeners with their environment and each other.



Check out some collectible home and garden books!


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