10 gifts for plant lovers
Do you want to give a more practical and sustainable gift this year? We’ve created several gift guides that will make your holiday shopping more accessible than ever. Whether you are shopping for your parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, or friends, we make sure to only list products we genuinely believe are making a difference in the world and treating the planet and makers the way they should be - with love & respect.
WHAT MAKES A GIFT SUSTAINABLE?
We look for several things when deciding if a product should be listed in our sustainable holiday gift guides.
1) What is the gift made out of? The gift we add must be made from eco-friendly materials that are easy on the planet. 2) Who made the gift? The maker behind the item is just as important and should be compensated fairly for their time. 3) Does the brand implement sustainability within its entire business? We don’t want surface-level eco-friendly products; we want brands who genuinely care about sustainability and enforce it throughout their business wherever they can - from shipping to giving back. 4) Is the gift practical & something they can use for many years? We’ve all been given gifts we could have done without, but we find every gift we add to these lists are practical and going to be loved for a very long time.
This gift guide was particularly fun to make because plants make for a very sustainable gift. We added a few other items which might not necessarily fit a plant in it but would still be of interest to any plant lover!
Now, the best holiday gifts for plant lovers:
A more convenient and travel-friendly alternative to traditional lotions, this skin-soothing body balm is infused with plant-based ingredients like lemongrass oil, rosemary, and jojoba. Plus, it’s got sustainably sourced beeswax, which helps to keep endangered pollinators buzzing back and forth on our favorite plants. Most of these ingredients are organic, Fair Trade, and/or ethically-produced in Zambia, Africa. This body balm will leave your plant lover’s skin feeling and smelling so fresh!
code: SUSTAINABLYCHIC15 for 15% off your entire order (one use per customer)Shop Zambeezi
2) Katelyn Petal Earrings from Laura Elizabeth Jewelry
These gorgeous earrings are made out of REAL petals! The petals are sustainably cast in Los Angeles using 100% recycled brass and 14 karat gold/sterling silver. You won’t find anything like nickel, cadmium, or lead in LEJ’s jewelry, making it low toxic. Plus, these stud earrings come with even more good vibes because they are inspired by and named after a very important woman in the designer’s life. A friend, business owner, and mother, Katelyn represents unconditional love and support.
code: Sustainablychic15 for 15% off your orderShop Laura Elizabeth Jewelry
3) Plant Subscription from The Sill
The gift that keeps giving throughout the year!
The Sill has two different options to choose from - you can either go with the pet friendly plant subscription or the classic.
You even pick the planter - cream or black - which are all made by a women-owned pottery company.Shop The Sill
4) Swan Hurricane from Shades of Green
This hurricane is hand-crafted from Iraca palm leaves by artisans in northern Columbia. It comes with a glass liner making it great for candles and floral displays.
Shades of Green offers us carefully curated products that stand the test of time without sacrificing aesthetic. You can trust all of their products are made with people & planet in mind.Shop Shades of Green
5) Hanging Stoneware Planter from Made Trade
The perfect addition to any plant lover's home! This lovely stoneware planter features a hole in bottom for drainage, and is handmade in Portland, Oregon. Katie Mudd - the owner - only uses materials sourced from local small businesses in the Pacific Northwest to ensure high quality and reduce her company’s carbon footprint.Shop Made Trade
6) Sisal Baskets from Obakki
These versatile baskets are handmade by Obakki’s artisan partners in Kenya using natural dyes and locally sourced sisal fiber. Sisal is a species of flowering plant that creates a stiff fiber making it a great use for rope and other household items. You can easily use these baskets as a blanket holder or catch-all in your living room or a beautiful woven plant pot!Shop Obakki
7) Birth Month Flower Grow Kit from Uncommon Goods
A more symbolic plant gift to give!
Such an easy way for your plant lover friend to grow beautiful flowers in their home. This kit comes with seeds, a glass bottle to grow them in, soil-less growing medium, instructions, and info about what their flower symbolizes. Even better, they can wash the grow bottle and use as a vase when they are done - plus, the cork lid doubles as a coaster!Shop Uncommon Goods
8) Indoor Herb Garden Grow Kit from Etsy
Made for the chef & green thumb - but this kit is really easy enough for anyone who loves herbs! And growing food from home is always an amazing sustainable alternative.
This set comes with Non-GMO Heirloom seed for Cilantro, Parsley, Chives, and Basil, biodegradable pots, bamboo plant markers and recipes!Shop Etsy
9) Plant Mug from Etsy
Etsy is one of my favorite places to support small businesses, and this mug I find hilarious!
Not only is this saying ‘Yes, I really do need all these plants’ completly accurate for all the plant lovers in my life, but the text is made from eco-friendly and lead-free inks!
This Etsy shop has a ton of plant lover mugs to check out.Shop Etsy
10) A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants from Better World Books
For the new plant lover, this book will help keep their house plants healthy & happy. & best part is, you can purchase this book secondhand! Better World Books has donated over 26,502,000 books, $28,430,000 for literacy and libraries, and has recycled and reused over 320,019,000 books!Shop Better World Books
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