The best gifts for plant lovers in 2020

Posted On Mon, December 7, 2020 By

Posted On Mon, December 7, 2020 By In 6sqft gift guide, Features, Shop

Image courtesy of The Sill.

Plants don’t just make our rooms look great, they also purify indoor air, reduce stress (especially important in 2020!), and add liven up even the smallest apartments for a relatively low cost. Even if plant care and feeding lie just outside your skillset, faux foliage, like the life-like specimens from The Sill, has come a long way. Plants and everything you need to nurture them can be easy and convenient to order online, and plants and accessories make great gifts for both experienced “plant people” and newbies. See our guide below for some great green thumb gift ideas.

All of these products have been hand-selected by team 6sqft. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these affiliate links. All prices reflect those at the time of publishing. 

For Beginners


This “Beginner Bundle” comes with everything you need to become a plant parent–choice of a best-selling houseplant, a bag of potting mix, lava rocks, fertilizer, and a watering can.

$99 or $120 at The Sill

For that friend who loves to cook, this herb garden set includes nine varieties–dill, basil, chives, thyme, parsley, oregano, cilantro, sage, and mustard. You’ll get the seeds, reusable pots, nine bamboo markers, and nutrient-rich soil discs.

$39.99 on Amazon

Not only is this DIY Terrarium Kit great for beginners, but it’s also a fun activity. It’s based on The Sill’s popular terrarium-making classes.

$68 at The Sill

Live plants

Add these sweet ceramic pops from The Sill to any plants you gift for an added pop of cheer.


$5 at The Sill

Succulent Collection, Set of 12 This collection of 12 adorable succulents is a great starter kit for someone just getting introduced to greenery, or to add to the menagerie of an already converted lover of these easy-care plants.

$58 at Terrain

Sansevieria (snake plant, or mother-in-law’s-tongue) is one of nature’s best air purifiers, and easy to care for. This one from Costa Farms via Amazon is 2-3 feet tall.

$37.99 on Amazon

Monstera Deliciosa (“Swiss cheese plant”) is a lush, tropical houseplant that’s having a moment. These perfectly sized versions come in a variety of pot colors and stlyes at The Sill. (Or Gift this big, beautiful specimen for maximum impact).

From $59 at The Sill

Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant, Jute Pot This fiddle-leaf fig tree comes gift-ready in a jute pot.

$74 at Terrain

Giant Tillandsia How cool are these extra-large air plants?

$60 at Terrain

Pots, planters, stands, and hanging baskets

Fiber Concrete Barrel Pot These fiber concrete pots from Terrain make a modern, rustic, shapely statement in any room. They come in three sizes and five colors.

$24-$108 at Terrain

This mid-century-modern wood plant stand comes in a variety of sizes and gets your foliage up off the floor (pot not included).

$39 on Amazon

Terrazzo Cylinder Planter This planter is a great way to work some trendy terrazzo into your decor.

$28 at Terrain

Who wouldn’t love to display their succulents on this smart owl tree?

$28.99 at Amazon

No floor space? No problem! Hang ’em high with these boho macrame hangers.

$8.99 on Amazon

These Umbra geometric wall planters come in a variety of sizes and in a desktop version.

$11.97 on Amazon

If macrame isn’t your thing, put your ceiling to work with this cool cutout ceiling planter.

$32.98 on Amazon

For that person on your list whose green streak goes way beyond their thumb, let them design their own living wall with these vertical garden planters.

$39.99 on Amazon

Grow herbs right in your kitchen in every season with the AeroGarden kit that includes seeds to get you started.

$149.95 on Amazon

Plant care

This sculptural minimalist watering can from IKEA is a collectible-in-the-making.

$18.50 on Amazon

Haws Mini Watering Can This Haws professional long-reach watering can is a classic. We’re partial to the copper, but it also comes in moss or dark green.

$68 at Terrain

A little more understated, this stainless steel watering can is perfect for the kitchen or office.

$17.99 on Amazon

Grow Bar No window? No problem. This LED Grow Bar from Terrain lets the light shine on whatever you’re growing.

$110 at Terrain

Overwatering is the most common mistake in house plant care. This simple soil moisture sensor meter will keep you from doing it.

$9.99 on Amazon

For worry-free vacations, these terra cotta plant-watering stakes are like a nanny for your plants. Just fill a wine bottle with water, turn it over and go.

$15.99 on Amazon

These pretty glass watering pods are as good at caring for your plants as they are at stuffing stockings.

$14.99 on Amazon

Wrap house plants in these battery-operated LED String Lights for ethereal, festive holiday sparkle.

$7.64 on Amazon

Go faux

This set of three faux plants will instantly green up any shelf, even in the darkest corner.

$27.50 on Amazon

Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant, Jute Pot Faux plants don’t grow, so you might as well start off big. This faux fiddle-leaf fig tree from the Sill’s artificial plant collection towers to six feet on arrival.

$300 at The Sill 


Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on December 13, 2019, and has been updated with new products and pricing.

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