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2021 gift guide: Gifts for the gardener who has everything

We all have that friend who’s hard to buy for; they either have everything they need or won’t ask for anything. If you don’t have a friend like that, you’re likely that friend. So here, we’ve created a list of gifts for the gardener in your life who has everything. These are unique, fun, and creative gifts that are sure to bring a smile to your favorite gardener’s face, even if it’s your own!

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Plant shirts

There’s nothing better than finding a fellow plant lover while out and about, but how can you spot them? Shirts are a great way to express your love of plants while also opening the door to unforgettable conversations with other plant lovers. We love this one on Etsy by the maker NextGenerationWear. It has a simplistic design with cute graphics of plants. Or you could go for the classic dictionary definition trend and get this shirt by the maker Trendon Shelf. It’s funny, relatable, and sure to get a few comments from friends and family. Both shirts are less than 20 dollars and are perfect gifts. Just be sure you know the correct size before ordering. Reviews say the shirts fit as described and the feel of the shirt is comfortable.

Pollinator hotels

There are lots of ways to invite more pollinators to your yard. You can grow a pollinator garden, offer a water source for pollinators, or even raise your own bees. Another great way to invite a wider variety of pollinators is by providing them with habitats and homes on your property. These pollinator hotels, by the maker GardenOutsidetheBox, are excellent examples of that. Hang these on the trees around your yard, and you’ll notice a wide range of bees making homes and sticking around. Not only will you be doing good for some lovely pollinators, but you’ll also love the looks of these adorable tiny homes. The seller affectionally calls them “Air Bee&Bees,” which we find very cute! Buy one or more for your friends, family, or yourself. These even make for excellent gifts for kids.

Plant-themed mugs

Many of us plant parents find it a soothing routine to wake up Saturday morning, make a cup of coffee, and check on all our plants. So why not provide your plant lover with an appropriate mug for plant care days with this “Plant Lady” mug by the maker ShelbySellsCo on Esty. It’s shaped like a small terra cotta pot and the words “Plant Lady” are on the side in pretty white lettering.

If the terra cotta pot isn’t your style, you might prefer this vintage ’70s style mug by the seller localcollectivela. Reviewers say the packaging is well done, kept the product safe, and the mug is high quality. So get one for your crazy plant lady friend and one for yourself!

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Plant animal decorations

Ever wish you could put jewelry on your house plants? Think that monstera could use some gold details? These tiny plant animal decorations by the seller AnotherStudio are to die for! Some of the 26 available options are koala, meerkat, monkey, orangutan, owl, pangolin, parrot, praying mantis, raccoon, sloth, snake, and squirrel. So no matter what your favorite animal is, you’re bound to find a little friend who’s perfect for hanging off your plant leaves. You could even buy your friends their Harry Potter Patronus! These brass animals are delicate but sturdy, so they won’t be too heavy for smaller plants, but they’ll also hold up over time. Reviewers say they arrive as expected, and they go over well with friends and family.

Plant daddy hat

We’ve, of course, covered the plant ladies in our lives, but what about the plant daddies? Don’t worry; we’ve got something for them as well. This plant daddy hat, by the seller Towne9, is adorable and perfect for a gift. It comes in six color options, or you can buy it as a beanie. Reviewers are obsessed with this hat and rave about its high-quality craftsmanship, as well as the seller’s responsiveness to questions. The cap has an adjustable latch in the back, making it easy to customize the hat to your ideal size. If you love the hat but want it in a mom version, the same seller also has this option.

There’s something for everyone on this list, and you’re sure to find a gift your plant lover friend doesn’t have. And hey, don’t forget to get yourself a little something too!

Rebecca Wolken
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Rebecca's has written for Bob Villa and a Cincinnati based remodeling company. When she's not writing about home remodeling…
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