6 Original Gift Ideas for Plant Lovers

We all have someone around us (besides ourselves 😉) who loves gardening or at least is trying!

On many occasions (whether it be Christmas, a birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day or any other holiday) you want to give her a gift but you don't want to “fall for the easy thing” and buy her a plant, you search and search why you want originality and create surprise! As I recently found myself in this situation, this post about Gift Ideas for Plant Lovers was born, which includes a selection of unusual products to seduce a garden enthusiast.

One of the characteristics of gardening enthusiasts (and I am sure you will agree with me) is that all, to a greater or lesser extent, are ablankets of nature and respectful with the environment, so do not forget to add to your present the detail of an envelope (which could well be a jute bag) or an eco-friendly manufacturing card. You can see many options on this website of ecological gifts

Original gifts for plant lovers

Whether you have a large patio or you like to enjoy your favorite hobby on your balcony or even in your apartment, here are some original and inexpensive gift ideas for plant lovers, so you can get a big smile from the recipient. .

1 EcoCube (Biodegradable Culture Cube)


This is a super original way to give a plant as a gift 🙂 It 100% Eco Friendly and immerses us in the wonderful experience of helping to create life. In addition, these eco cubes are offered with personalized messages to make your gift even more special. I found the original version in France, but they are available in Spain and via Amazon.

Basically it is a small cube (7.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm) made in biodegradable alder wood containing the substrate and the seed of the chosen plant, among the options there are:

  • Aloe vera
  • Giant bamboo
  • Dwarf bananas
  • Basel
  • Organic blueberries
  • Cactus
  • Rosa silvestr
  • Strawberry
  • Hop
  • Organic lavender
  • Daisies
  • Mint
  • Bird from paradise
  • Orchid
  • Palm tree
  • Habanero pepper
  • Organic calendula
  • Ecological sunflower
  • Four Leaf Clover
  • Violets

how are ecocubes used

You just have to water and provide good lighting, they also recommend creating a mini-greenhouse for it simply by placing a glass on top and wait for germination of the seeds, which depending on the plant we have chosen, can be in two weeks or in 6 or more.

You have to uncover it (remove the glass) at least one hour a day to aerate and prevent fungus from appearing.

As soon as they sprout, we will continue to care for it in the same eco-cube.

When it has grown enough, which can be in approximately 6 months or more depending on the species, it is transplanted, with a bucket and everything since it degrades and serves as fertilizer, in a larger pot.

I leave you a video (although in French) so you can see how simple it is. It could even be a great gift for children. The price is around € 15

2 Irrigation Balloons

watering balloon for plants

The watering balloons for plants they are a very practical invention. They are useful gifts for plant lovers who do not have much time to spend on watering, as well as for those who like to travel and do not have the possibility to care for their plants.

Thus, a watering balloon can literally save the life of our plants. Besides being useful, this gift for gardeners is also very decorative. What more could you want? Ah! Yes, you don't like its aesthetics very much? Well there are also other ways like for example, in crystal form, that the truth, it looks very delicate.

Prices are around € 15

watering balloon for plants

3 A Sun Jar (or Sun Jar)


This is another of the gifts for plant lovers that I loved in my search, because in addition, It is ecological since it uses solar energy.

This frosted glass jar with a hidden solar panel collects and stores sunlight during the day And it becomes a nice night light at night, glowing for up to 5 hours when fully charged.

It can be used indoors or in the garden. Very simple: just a solar panel, a battery and an LED light, all housed in a traditional jar.

This ecological and decorative gift will sublimate any exterior or balcony. Its price is between € 25 and € 28

4 A humidifier


Those of us who have plants in the apartment know how difficult it is keep moisture for our plants, so if you are looking for a gift for plant lovers that surprises and is infinitely appreciated, this is it: a humidifier.

And if you add a Indoor hygrometer (that is, a humidity meter), well there you can consider yourself loved for the rest of your days.

You have a really wide price range to choose from, from € 15 to more than € 100. There are ultrasonic, cold fog, hot fog and evaporative. The ideal would be an ultrasonic one for the experiences that have commented to me.

5 Peropon planting kit

Peropon planting kit

These are a real sweetheart, I found them available online and they were designed and made in Japan.

They are intended for aromatic cultivation such as basil, coriander, mint, etc., although they are obtained for other types of plants such as strawberries or clovers. They are similar to the ecocube in terms of purpose, but are made of glazed ceramic and have dog, panda or cat shape and the additional system self-watering through the tongue made of felt.

The pressed peat is included as a growing medium, the seeds and, of course, the instructions in Spanish.

They can be found in two sizes:

  • The smallest, 6 x 7 x 6 cm that around € 15
  • The largest, called "Papa Peropon" of 18.5 x 13 x 13 cm, which can be obtained at about € 30.

Peropon dog and cat

In the same style, I found these others that also seemed precious as details, ideal for a desk. Self-watering is provided in this case by the animal's tail 🙂


6 Garden igloo

Do you want to make a group gift or maxi gift? This garden igloo will be ideal for creating magic outside!

  • The person will be able to eat or sleep under the stars in a beautiful 10m² igloo.
  • Assembles quickly in just two hours and is waterproof in the event of rain.
  • It has capacity for 8 people seated and serves as an outdoor garden that can be used throughout the year.

Its price is obviously high, around € 900 but I thought it was something very nice if, as I said before, it is a group gift, or a wedding gift. As long as they have a space to place it, lest you create a problem for them!

garden igloo

And so far the list that I have made with which I have found original gifts for lovers of plants and gardening, I hope that they have liked and have been able to inspire you! Don't forget to share 🙂

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