Best gifts for indoor plant lovers

Treat that houseplant hero in your life.

Best gifts for indoor plant lovers

by Piper Huxley |
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If you know someone who has become a houseplant hero these past few years, take a peek at our guide to the best gifts for indoor plant lovers. As a nation, we're all spending more money on indoor foliage than ever before, according to a poll of 2,000 people commissioned by Miracle-Gro, which states it's around £300 a year per person.

Bringing some greenery indoors isn't a bad idea for those who lack adequate garden space. Houseplants enhance the overall appearance of your home - whether you're adding greenery to the bedroom or bathroom. In fact, some studies have shown they boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress and eliminate air pollutants. Imagine a healthier, happier you.

Best gifts for indoor plant lovers at a glance:

Best indoor plant bundle: Patterned Bundle - View on Prickle Plants
Best for houseplant care: Plantsmith Houseplant Gift Set - View on John Lewis
Best plant book for gifting: Little Book of Big Plants - View on Amazon UK

Plus - we don't need to remind you of the therapeutic nature of caring for plants. They look good and have the potential to make us feel good, too. With that in mind, we've put together the essential gift guide for a loved one who likes an indoor houseplant; that person who has windowsills to die for, talks to plants and or has been observed stroking fern fronds wistfully in B&Q. This is for that person.

Best gifts for indoor plant lovers

Best indoor plant bundle

Sometimes those who aren't that green-thumbed want to catch the indoor plant bug - and that's perfectly doable. Luckily, there are fantastic bundles to get them started. Here, Prickle has this beautiful bundle of striking, patterned plants that'll be a welcome addition to all areas of the home. These, in particular, are recommended for the living room or kitchen, and there are other bundles available too.

Best indoor flower pot

Gift your loved one with an illuminating, raised flowerpot. This will be perfect for houseplants with billowing over-hanging foliage like the unusual Senecio rowleyanus. Made from hand-glazed ceramic, this pot boasts a pretty sponged, speckled saffron glaze. We couldn't think of a prettier pot to display an indoor houseplant.

Best indoor plant stand

The best way to show off your plants? Oliver Bonas has the answer with this natural rattan, three-tiered plant stand. Isn't it gorgeous? It's perfect for putting your indoor foliage on show and this stand is a real statement piece.

Customer review: "Beautiful, much bigger and better better than the photo. Excellent quality, I really love it."

Best whimsical gift

Plant Personality Magnet Set
Price: $6.99

Let your loved ones' plants express themselves with magnetic sunglasses or googly eyes. Each plant magnet decoration is equipped with a magnet and a backing magnet, you just need to place the magnet on the plant's leaves and then stick the backing magnet in the corresponding position to hold it firmly

Customer review: "Cute and strong magnets. perfect gift."

Best for houseplant care

This is a smart buy for your indoor plant-obsessed loved one. With this set from Plantsmith, they'll keep their plant leaves gleaming. The spray can condition leaves, providing anti-fungal protection. Whereas the 'tonic' has 13 essential nutrients that will help to encourage stronger, glossier leaves and the growth of more beautiful, longer-lasting flowers.

Customer review: "Bought this as a Birthday gift for keen gardener/plant lover, and he loves it. What a lovely bottle which can be reused over and over again."

Best indoor watering can

Stylish and unusual-looking, this plunge watering can has a comfortable grip and narrow spout. We love it.

Best for dark homes

If a plant needs some extra light, why not choose this as a gift? After all, It can be tricky to keep plants when you have a dark home. Created with nature in mind, this is your personal plant assistant - with the ability to programme light cycles. Plus, the light is made of highly efficient LED that will stand the test of time, using less than 10W.

Best for style and substance

Does your loved one need a cute little greenhouse for their plant friends? We thought so. This beautiful mini greenhouse from La Redoute has easy daily access with a smart and popular metal frame finish.

Customer review: "Super green house perfect for a living room and make more sunny the rainy months of august!!"

Best for bringing the outdoors, in

Zwitscherbox in Oak
Price: $69.99
Alternative retailers
Walmart$60.00View offer

This handy little gadget has a motion sensor primed to play gentle birdsong whenever you pass by. Here, you will feel like you're deep in a forest - at one with nature - away from modern life. Experience a little outdoors from your kitchen.

Customer review: "Such a lovely product, my house is filled with Birdsong, placed it on the landing windowsill, and every time we walk up and downstairs it really lifts our spirits! Highly recommend, and visitors are surprised and love it, too!"

Best plant mister

Keep your indoor plants happy with this vintage-style plant mister from Sass & Belle. It's a delight.

Customer review: "Such a beautiful deep colour and looks perfect set on shelf in bathroom, beside my plants."

Best plant pot decoration

Orangutan Pot Hangers (Set of 2)
Price: £9 (was £10)

Another from La Redoute, this set of charming orangutan pot hangers has so much character. Simply, hang your new friend on the rim of your plant pot - and enjoy! It adds a little extra touch to your plant collection.

Best plant book for gifting

Little Book of Big Plants
Price: $9.05

If your loved one lacks a green thumb, why not gift them this book? Here, you can learn to care for houseplant giants that require a little more work than your average cactus. Perfect for those who want to grow their collection.

Customer review: "Bought this book for a birthday present & LOVE it. Very informative with some wonderful artwork. A joy to read."

What are the best gifts for indoor plant lovers?

Indoor plant lovers will appreciate any gift that feeds on their passion for gardening, complements their indoor greenery, or adds to their overall plant care experience. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas for indoor plant enthusiasts if none of our suggestions take your fancy:

Houseplants: They may already have a large collection, but consider gifting them a special or rare houseplant that they may not already have. Even if it's small, like a succulent, they'll likely find a place somewhere in their home to house it!

Decorative pots and planters: It goes without saying, but indoor plant lovers enjoy displaying their green friends in beautiful pots and planters. Look for unique designs that match their overall style.

Plant care accessories: Help them care for their plants with plant care accessories like watering cans, plant mister bottles, plant labels, or indoor plant fertilisers.

Indoor plant experience: Their love for plants doesn't need to be limited to the home. Gift them a local workshop themed on their love of plants, such as a class on plant care, making macrame plant hangers, or terrarium-making. Alternatively, treat them to a visit to gardens that have a greenhouse so they can see rare and unique plants in abundance.

Botanical-themed decor: Help them celebrate their love of plants with tasteful home decor. For example, botanical art prints or illustrations that can be framed and hung on the wall spring to mind.

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Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Modern Gardens Magazine, an all-rounder. When she’s not writing about houseplants, she’s tending to her own growing collection…

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