The 15 Best Los Angeles Gifts for Plant Lovers
WWe all know that person whose passion for plants makes the world a greener and greener place.
For the leaf lovers in our lives, check out these garden-adjacent gifts that are guaranteed to be rated with two green fingers.
1. Juan Gabriel Terra Cotta Bowl
The 6-inch terra cotta bowl, designed and painted at Latinx With Plants, is priced at $40, honoring the late Mexican pop star who sold more than 100 million albums during his career. It doesn’t come with a plant, but you can pick one up at the store in Los Angeles for about $8-$20.
2. Self-watering disco ball planter
Can you feel the retro vibes? This self-watering plant from Plantitas in Long Beach does all the work, and you’ll enjoy the results. (Just fill the self-watering chamber.) There’s a detachable chain for hanging, and a flat bottom if you prefer to place your plant pot on a shelf. “Tip: Leave your disco ball dish in an area with direct sunlight and watch your space sparkle with fractals of light…it’s the perfect mood maker.” Perfect for a 6 inch potted plant, so why not buy one to match. Plantitas has plenty to choose from.
3. Green thumb sticker
Also from Plantiitas, a little sticker perfect for placing inside a holiday card for your favorite plant parent, is $3.
4. Brush for cleaning houseplants
Take care of large-leafed houseplants (think: yucca, monstera, fiddle leaf, etc.) by dusting with natural goat hair bristles held between stainless steel tongs and oiled pear wood, $49. Inspired by the brushes used on orange farms centuries ago, the modern equivalent is available at BYO Long Beach, a “bring your own container” store that specializes in helping us reduce waste at home.
5. Peace vase
Gardeners need a container that has as much character and beauty as the flowers they grow. Enter the $79 Peace Vase on Los Angeles-based designer Justina Blakeney’s Jungalow website.
6. Decorative hook pillow
Also from Jungalow: This Mary Jane hook pillow for $59. (Blakeney’s website states that for every product purchased, two trees are planted.)
7. Geometric bean bowl
Beautiful pots and planters elevate an interior design and contribute to personal style. This geometric bean bowl is $35 at Los Angeles-based The Juicy Leaf
8. DIY “juice” kit
Also from The Juicy Leaf: Encourage creative plant owners to make something special. Each “Juicy” kit comes with your choice of size, planter shape, soil mix and succulent, priced between $39.95 and $49.95.
9. Dogwood woodblock print
Artworks that focus on flowers are always in bloom. Handmade woodblock print of Dogwood, 29.25 x 23.25 inches, framed, $180, from Los Angeles-based Block Shop.
10. Sage wheat straw hat
Look stylish while digging in the dirt (and protecting your skin from the sun). The Sage Boat Hat features an extra wide brim, and a simple drawstring to keep it close at hand. Available in Long Beach at homewares and lifestyle store Twig & Willow for $88.
11. Plant spa kit
Think: a spa day for plants. The $57 We The Wild Gift Set features houseplant care that fertilizes soil, micro-fermented concentrates and oil designed to shine and protect pampered leaves. Available only in-store Rolling Greens, a plant-based lifestyle brand with locations throughout Los Angeles
12. Hanging terrarium workshop
Also on Rolling Greens: Give the gift of experiential learning surrounded by gorgeous greenery in a small group setting. Rolling Greens workshops, including the Hanging Terrarium workshop shown here, are scheduled regularly and can be given as a gift via a certificate. Prices start at $40 for small workshops, and go up to more elaborate workshops, including a wreath-making workshop on December 9 for $180.
13. Hydration monitoring device
Help plant parents gauge whether their lush green plants need more water – or less! Garden Hydrometer, $10, is available at the Huntington Shop at the Huntington Library and the San Marino Museum of Art and Botanical Gardens.
14. Glass mushroom hummingbird feeder
Also from the Huntington Store: “Hope is the feathered thing that perches in the soul,” according to author Emily Dickinson. We think it was inspired by hummingbirds. Hand-blown glass hummingbird feeder, $50.
15. The little bee house
Save the bees! The Little Bee House, priced at $15, attracts a variety of bee species and supports safe, protected nesting sites and biodiversity in the park. Also in the Huntington store.
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