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Since it’s very likely we all have a plant lover or two (or three or four) in our lives, we put together this sweet & simple roundup of plant presents that we’re either buying for a friend — or for ourselves! From adorable tiny planters to floral reusable totes — here’s a list of gifts for plant parents that will inspire their love of greenery and nourish their plant-loving hearts.

30 gifts (under $30!) for all the plant parents in your life

1. Tiny Planters

These tiny handmade planters from Julie Richard Ceramist are irresistibly charming. The designs range from colorful lemons to vintage radios, and depending on which you choose, the price is generally under $30. But we will warn you, once you get one for one friend, you’ll fall in love with it so much — you’ll want to keep it for yourself! (They’re THAT cute!)

2. Plant Pins

Hemleva’s Etsy shop is a plant-lover’s dream. While we’re partial to the pins, she also has adorable keychains and stickers, all in the $4-$20 range. PS, if you’re looking for a burst of plant joy in your feed, her Instagram @Hemleva  is also a must-follow!

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Thank you to everyone that read my post yesterday, that are helping to redirect the discourse surrounding #ChallengeAccepted and sharing information on the Femicide that has been happening in Turkey. I want to share more about what I’ve learned. The Istanbul Convention is currently happening and it is a “convention on preventing combating violence against women and domestic violence”. Use the tag #istanbulconventionsaveslives I will be sharing a story slide from @auturkishculturalclub that succinctly explains what is happening in Turkey. My first question after I learned about this was “what can I do to help?” Sharing may seem small but it is powerful. A recent case involving a woman named Pinar Gultekin has seen headway because of the extensive social media attention that it has received. So it doesn’t matter how many followers you have. Talking about what’s going on, using the hashtags and keeping your friends and family informed is so powerful. There are also a few women’s shelters in Istanbul that are suggested (@morcati_vakfi @small.projects.istanbul @tapvakfi @ucansupurgee) that you can donate to, but Turkey does not use PayPal. Morcati is highly recommended, and Small Projects can take a US CC without you having to open a foreign bank account. I will be sure to update this post and add to my stories as I learn more. I want to take the time to say that this is not exclusive to Turkey. It is happening everywhere, including here in the US, and quarantine and the Pandemic have only escalated the situation for many victims who have no where else to go, and have a slew of other concerns when it comes to going to shelters during a pandemic. I truly believe that if we can help raise awareness in one space, we can open up the dialogue and therefore the legislation needed to protect those who need it. So thank you to everyone that shared my post in your stories & encouraged people to read, that quoted my post & thank you to everyone that decided to update their captions. As my all time favorite quote from Helen Keller goes, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” #WomenEmpoweringWomen #BlackAndWhiteChallenge #Hemleva

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3. Plant Decorations

Ever wanted to see a pangolin –or sloth or owl– hanging on your ZZ plant? We do now! Truly, these little plant decorations from Another Studio are everything we never knew we needed. At $8ish, you’ll get a dose of extra cheer every time you see your happy plant with its new little buddy!

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Pangolins! Love these creatures, they walk how I imagine a mini dinosaur would (if you haven't seen them move, go Google them and you'll see what I mean 😊). They look prehistoric, carefully balanced on their back legs and they effortlessly climb trees to catch more insects. Apparently an adult Pangolin can eat 70 million inspects each year. 70 million!!! Unfortunately these adorable animals are one of the most trafficked (if not the most) animal in the world and it's also been suggested they might be the cause of covid-19. I mean, give them a break! Poor things, if only all humans could leave them be and let them live a quiet life. . . #pangolin #savethepangolin #plantanimals #anotherstudio #plantlady #plantgang #houseplantlove #ihavethisthingwithplants

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4. Inspire Kindness Pouch

Meet this sweet little pouch for friends who love plants and also want to stay organized! Our Inspire Kindness pouch is great for organizing essentials — from chapsticks to chargers– and adding a burst of color to your everyday. It’s also made with natural hemp fiber & it’s the perfect size to stash in your purse or easily store in your drawer. Oh, and it’s on sale right now for $14!

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5. Plant Necklace

This dainty Monstera necklace from The Vintage Acorn adds the perfect touch of greenery every look for less than $20. The collection also features a Wildflower necklace which is equally minimalistic and beautiful.

6. Leaf Rings

For gorgeous, dainty plant pieces, we love Chloryphyll Jewelry. The handmade minimalist jewelry is made with real plants and in the $20-$40 range. Also, the packaging is just a sweet and special as you’d hope it would be! It’s the little things.🌿

7. Floral tote bag

Give the gift of zero-waste living with a floral tote! Our reusable Bee Kind tote ($17) is super comfy on the shoulder for any adventure –and it’s made with natural and recycled cotton. Plus, you can feel good knowing that 10% of profits go to animal rescue and environmental organizations, so your gift truly gives back while spreading kindness and cutting single-use plastic waste. Win, win!

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8. Floral Face Masks 

For a practical gift, these floral Sustainable Face Masks from Christy Dawn come in a 5-pack for $25. They’re non-medical grade masks that can be reused and washed for multiple uses. (And as a regular wearer of them, I get compliments on them so often, they’ve actually helped me bond with my neighbors!).

9. Succulents

Of course, no round-up of gifts for plant lovers would be complete without actual plants. The collection from Brown Plant Girls features everything from mini succulents to larger indoor plants that are mostly under $30. We also love getting inspiration from the two founders’ Instagram accounts: @BrownPlantGirl and @MiamiHousePlants

10.  Ferns Print

Jen Hewett’s shop is full of beautiful prints — it was hard to choose which one to feature! But for the purposes of this blog, we’re partial to the Ferns: A Love Story Print (as seen below). It’s whimsical & peaceful with just the right amount of color — and depending on the size you pick, the price ranges from $28 – $58. Plus, it’s worth noting all the prints come signed, which makes every piece feel extra special. Be sure to check out Jen Hewett’s Instagram — @JenHewett for a glimpse at more of her work.

11. Gift Message Pops

These Gift Message Pops from The Sill add an extra special touch of joy to any plant. And if you’re looking for a plant to go with your pop, they have a gorgeous collection of live plants and faux plants.

12. Houseplants Book

We love this book written by Danae Horst, the founder of Folia Collective — a gorgeous plant shop in Los Angeles. For $20, you’ll have a beautiful book filled with lovely pictures of plants + helpful tips to make your plants as happy as can be.

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It’s finally here! Today Houseplants For All is officially out in the world and I’m still in a slight state of disbelief. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to create this book and there are so many people who helped make it happen! There are more than I can fit in this caption, but here’s my best attempt. Thank you to @girlfridayproductions for seeking me out for this project and @hmhbooks for trusting me with it. To my team at Folia- @arianatanabe, @jacfue, @lndsylntz, @mayasonico, @mindypainterlove, and @skyelofish for assisting on shoots, hand modeling, keeping the shop running, and just being awesome in general. To @foliabill for never ending patience and support and for putting up with all the chaos that these shoots brought to our home. To all of the plant people who allowed me to include their homes in this book (even sending their own photos when the budget didn’t allow for long-distance travel): @plot.twist.interiors, @popannemarie79, @dabito, @habitpattern.sf, @mrcigar, @dinexdesign, @thevictorianatlanta, @workhardplanthard, @earthwindandcactus, @mila_jestcafe, @whitneyleighmorris, @christyneal, @ohhihome, @studioplants, @6thanddetroit, @arianatanabe, @theplantcorner, and @best.fronds.forever. I’m honored to have your lovely homes in this book! To @hiltoncarter, @nsetropicals, and @jenssuccs for contributing your soil ‘recipes’. To @heartswellco- your illustrations are the perfect beautiful finishing touch/ thank you for sharing your talents! To my mom @alynlouise, my original plant lady, without whom I wouldn’t be the plant lover I am today! Last, but not least- thank you to all of you who have supported me and Folia, ordered the book, sent encouraging words, prayed for me, and helped spread the word- I appreciate you all so much! If you haven’t ordered and want to, all books ordered through Folia are shipping signed by me. If you pre-ordered and want yours signed, there are signed bookplates available in the Folia store for just the cost of a stamp- since we don’t know how soon we’ll be able to have a signing event. If you’re interested in carrying it, or have other questions, feel free to DM me! (Links in bio).

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13. Prop Tubes

Turn one plant into multiple plants with these glass propagation vessels in mahogany blocks. They’re designed by Sharina Tallada and available at the lovely shop, Wyldbnch Plants.

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What a week it’s been… And it’s only Tuesday! In times of grief and sadness, let’s do our best to practice self-care and be there for each other, because tomorrow isn’t promised. Let your loved ones know how much you love and appreciate them. Root for each other. ❤️🌱 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To everyone who stopped by the bake sale fundraiser for the Philippines this weekend, thank you so much! There are so many things needed by the people affected by the eruption: food, shelter, clothing, medication, masks to help them breathe through the ash, etc. The money we raised will surely go a long way. Again, thank you, and we hope you enjoyed the Filipino pastries we prepared for you! ❤️🇵🇭

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14. Rainbow Planter

Need more rainbows in your life? Well, this little planter from Little Leaf Shop in D.C. is about as cute as it gets. It’s $18 and made out of reclaimed wood in Los Angeles. And it’s made so well — it just feels so good told hold in the hand!

15. Being Kind is Cool Cap

The perfect match for sunny rays & messy hair days, our eco-conscious Being Kind is Cool Cap shows off your love of plants and keeps your face shaded. And be sure to check out the full cap collection for more plant-inspired designs.

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16. Monstera Ornament

Ready for the holidays? You’ll love Pauline Stanely Studio, which is home to so many gorgeous ornaments ranging from a monstera leaf to cactus ($15). Her website also features so many unique designs for plant-lovers — we’re talking leaf hair pins, poppies wall art, and eucalyptus wall hanging kits. So much beauty in one place!

17. Plantable Cards

Combine a sweet message with seeds! These cards from Cute Root are made with 100% recycled post-consumer material “mashed down into a pulp and sprinkled with plant seeds from vegetables, herbs, or flowers.” So cool! We love everything on the site, but especially the “just because” collection.

18. Poetic Prints

“And somehow after everything, she still bloomed in the way she was meant to.” These words – and many others from Morgan Harper Nichols — make for beautiful artwork that will become a cherished part of anyone’s home. You can shop her prints, along with stickers books, and tapestries at Garden 24 and while you’re at it also check out MorganHarperNichols.com.

19. Growing Candles

Every once in a while, we stumble upon such a cute gift, we want to shout from the rooftops how much we love it. Hyggelight Growing Candles are one of those gifts. First off, the candles are vegan, cruelty-free and yummy smelling. But the best part is: once the wax is gone — the really fun part just begins! Here’s why: the candle’s label has seeds embedded in them, so you can grow flowers out of the candle/container. Some of the candles are in the $40-ish range, but the Edith, Astrid, and Willow Candle are $30. (So it’s not exactly under $30, but we couldn’t help but include it on this list!)

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Headed to @ikea to get a big girl bed for our big girl. Adelyn's birthday is in a week, so don't mind my crying over here because she is growing up too fast. 😩 On a happier note, WE ARE HAVING A SALE!! Head over to our website to snag either a Christmas Thyme (an amazing winter fragrance), or an Apple + Cinnamon (classic) Growing Candle for 40% OFF! Once they are gone, they will be gone until next fall/winter. 📷: @annarecycles #hyggelight #thegrowingcandle • • • • • • • • • #hygge #hyggehome #myhyggehome #plantlady #crazyplantlady #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #reducereuserecycle #lesswaste #wasteless #earthinspiredhome #planteriordesign #mybohoabode #eclectichome #jungalowstyle #urbanjungle #livingwithplants #ihavethisthingwithplants #flauntyourleaves #houseplantclub #greenhome #greenliving #plantparenthood #plantsmakemehappy #talkplantytome #livingwithplants #handmadecandle

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20. Monstera Coasters

Practical, cute, and perfect for plant parents! Monstera Coasters from Finest Imaginary’s Esty shop come in a set of 4 for $22.99. They’re even more lovable in person & they’re very easy to clean, which is an added perk.

21. Felt Succulent Magnets

These $4 felt succulent magnets from Hello Fox and Fields will be forever favorites in your home. Each piece is hand-made, and they come in three colors: light green, dark red, and light blue. PS, if you have a jewelry lover in your life, be sure to check out the selection of necklaces, chokers, and other accessories on the site.

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Felt succulent magnets from Hello Fox & Fields

22. Garden Coloring Book

At only $2, our planet-friendly printable coloring book is full of beautiful Earth-themed designs. You can print the pages out and shade them in with your favorite pencil crayons, or keep it digital and get creative on your tablet. It also makes for a perfect addition to a “just thinking about you” gift set (if we may say so ourselves!).

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23. Cactus Garland

Add a pop of plantiful color to your fireplace or any other spot in your home with this Felt Cactus Garland from the Nivas Collection Etsy shop. It’s $25, 44-inches long, and full of earthy, rustic vibes!

24. Cotton Tea Towel

This lovely handmade tea towel from The High Fiber is made with cotton + is machine washable. We love the bright design & at $14 — it’s a lovely eco-conscious alternative to paper towels. Looking for more zero-waste essentials? Check out this post.

25. Flower Paper Clips

For less than $5, these cherry blossom paper clips from Kawaii Pen Shop make for the most adorable special something. The site also has plant-themed stamps and stickers, which would make for an adorable gift package, especially for the students in your lives.

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26. Succulent Puzzle

Hello, game night! This 1,000 piece Cacti & Succulents puzzle from Cavallini Papers (sold via Uncommon Goods for $20) is a lovely way to unwind while looking at beautiful plant pieces & learning about a variety of succulent varieties. Happy puzzling!

27. Plant Stickers

Line and Paper’s sticker collection on Etsy is cute, comical, and pure joy! The “Plants Not Pants” sticker *seen below* is $4 and sure to make anyone smile + her other pieces include gorgeous minimalist artwork and beautiful cards that honor Mother Earth.

28. Concrete Crystal Planters

These concrete & crystal planters from Plant One On Me Designs are so unique & fun. They range from $23 – $45 — and that includes the air plant, which is a HUGE added bonus!  (PS, don’t miss her super quirky dinosaur planters!)

29. Pressed Flowers Bookmark

Any book-lover will be grateful for this bookmark meets piece of art. This Pressed Flowers Bookmarks from Cartofleur is $7 and adds a gorgeous floral touch to every reading experience. The collection also features beautiful hanging artwork and cards that are equally lovely.

30. Still Growing Tee

Our Still Growing tee ($29) is one of our most-loved designs. Between the kind message & simple, colorful style — it’s one of those tees that feels like a hug to the heart. Like always, you can feel good knowing that 10% of the profits go to wonderful organizations we’re so honored to support.

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