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The Best Gifts for Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs

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Most of us have that one friend or family member who just can't walk by a plant sale without bringing home a new living thing to join the multitude of other living things. If you're looking for a gift for the plant enthusiast in your life, you're likely to find the perfect choice among these options. 

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Plant Lover T-shirt
Etsy

Plant Lover T-shirt

$24 and up from Etsy
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Plant person tees abound these days, but we love the designs and sayings — not to mention 100% ring-spun cotton — offered by Etsy seller NinetoNone, which include this one: "Sometimes I Wet My Plants."

Vintage Succulents Puzzle
Uncommon Goods
'Wild At Home' Book
Amazon

'Wild at Home'

$13 from Amazon
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Warning: This photo book of beautifully styled house plants will make any plant lover want to run out and buy more plants. But it also offers great advice on topics like where to place those plants for optimal health, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and more.

Glass Bottle Plant Mister
Amazon

Glass Bottle Plant Mister

$22 from Amazon
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Every good plant parent has a mister, but not every plant parent has one this stylish. Purism Style's plant mister will moisten those succulents, orchids, and ferns with flair, and comes in eight different color combinations.

Organic Potting Mix
The Sill

Organic Potting Mix

$12 from The Sill
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There's nothing that'll take the air out of a plant lover's sails faster than getting a new plant home and finding no soil for repotting. A bag or two of this fertile mix — packed with compost, pine bark, coir, worm castings, and perlite — will ensure that doesn't happen on your watch.

Lunarly Plant Subscription
Lunarly

Lunarly Plant Subscription

$50 per month from Lunarly
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There are lots of plant subscription boxes out there, but every plant parent worth his or her weight in potting soil knows that self-care is part of the appeal. Each Lunarly box includes a thoughtfully selected houseplant, a hand-poured candle, and curated wellness items.

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Valley Cruise Press Plant Lover Throw Blanket
Urban Outfitters

Valley Cruise Press Plant Lover Throw Blanket

$125 from Urban Outfitters
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We don't know a plant lover alive who would not appreciate this 100% cotton, machine-washable fringed blanket that displays the motifs of some of the plant world's favorite species.

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Multi-Tiered Plant Stand
Wayfair
Perfectly Watered Plant Pot
Uncommon Goods

Perfectly Watered Plant Pot

$48 from Uncommon Goods
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Finicky plants can present a challenge for even the most dedicated of plant parents. This glass and terracotta pot combo helps solve that by providing the plant with only the amount of water it needs to keep it healthy.

Blooming Lollipops
Uncommon Goods
Plant Notebook
Etsy

Plant Notebook

$18 and up from Etsy
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The more plants you have, the more you need to keep detailed notes about which ones need what amount of sunlight, water, fertilizer, and so on. This sweet little journal lets those dedicated plant parents keep track of all those details and more.

Dinosaur Planters
Firebox

Dinosaur Planters

$40 from Firebox
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This U.K.-based retailer has a ton of fun gifts, including many in the plants and planters wheelhouse. These dinosaur-themed pots — Plantosaurus, Plantosaurus Rex, and Tricerapot — are minimalist, chic, and fun.

Monstera Enamel Pin
Etsy

Monstera Enamel Pin

$9 from Etsy
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If there were an "official" houseplant of Instagram, it would no doubt be the monstera, aka the Swiss cheese plant, so named for the holes that naturally occur within its leaves. Monsteras can grow to be massive — hence the name — so maybe your plant lover's space is more suited to this adorable pin.

Peropon Drinking Animal Planter
Firebox

Peropon Drinking Animal Planter

$15 from Firebox
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This retailer calls these the "Gene Simmons of the ceramic animal plant pot world," and we can't stop giggling. These little cuties only need someone to keep their water dishes filled, and they'll thrive. Available in cat, dog, panda, and frog versions.

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The Growing Candle
Amazon

The Growing Candle

$34 from Amazon
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These 100% soy wax candles have a secret: After they've burned fully, they don't need to be tossed. The label that surrounds the candle contains wildflower seeds, so the container the candle comes in can be reused to nurture another little green being into the world.

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Moisture Meter
Amazon

Moisture Meter

$14 from Amazon
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If you've got a really dedicated plant lover in your life, it's a good bet they already have one of these. It's also a good bet they've got plants all over the house, meaning they could always use a spare. This handy gadget can be used to test soil moisture, pH value, and sunlight level.

Metal Watering Can
Etsy

Metal Watering Can

$34 from Etsy
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Sure, watering cans are functional, but there's no reason they can't be pretty, too. This sleekly styled version is made of plastic and stainless steel and comes in three colors: white, pink, and minty green.

Propagation Station
Amazon

Propagation Station

$20 from Amazon 
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Sure, this can be used as a propagation station, but when not in use for that, it makes a lovely spot for fresh-cut flowers and other cuttings.

Plantopedia: The Definitive Guide to Houseplants
Amazon

'Plantopedia: The Definitive Guide to Houseplants'

$40 from Amazon
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This book won't be released until October, but we're betting it's a hot item on many plant lovers' holiday wish lists. It will contain detailed care information on more than 130 plants, including foliage plants, succulents and cacti, and lesser-known species of the plant realm. The photos are also striking.

'I Like Plants …' Mug2
Amazon
Bloomscape Gift Card
Bloomscape

Plant Website Gift Cards

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Not sure what your favorite plant parent could use in their leafy life? You can't go wrong with a gift card. Bloomscape offers them in $50, $100, and $200 denominations. For more pricing options, check out another great botany-focused site, Horti