Let’s face it, it’s been a crappy year. Don’t know about you, but I desperately want to celebrate something. So for whatever and whomever you celebrate, indoors or out, here is my holiday gift guide with handpicked stylish, functional, and just plain fun home and garden gifts for grownups and kids– including my favorite gardening subscription boxes–the gifts that keep on giving and growing all year-long.
Walnut Garden Scissors
Shear style with these comfortable stainless steel ambidextrous handles inlaid with walnut.
Succulents Monthly Subscription Box
Succulent varieties in specially selected containers with potting mix and everything needed for successful plant parenting. Assemble an amazing collection in no time. Includes hand-illustrated care instructions.
My Garden Subscription Box
Creative and crafty garden collections delivered to your doorstep. Includes live plants and everything else you need to grow a garden.
Organic Herb Garden Box Subscription
Monthly urban garden themed herb collection containing 6 different organic, non-GMO, untreated, high quality seed varieties plus detailed growing instructions, tips, and more for growing indoors or out.
Airplants Monthly Subscription Box
Every month you’ll get a minimum of four fresh, handpicked moderately sized air plants that will include a variety of clumps, blooming plants, single larger plants, and rare/uncommon plants.
Italian Herb Hand-Cast Pewter Napkin Rings (Set of Four)
If we’re going to be home for a while, let’s do it in style. From real botanicals, New York City artist Michael Michaud hand-casts these four pieces in pewter with an antiqued bronze finish.
$88.00 (set of four)
Adopt an Olive Tree Subscription Gift Box
Adopt a tree subscription arrives in a handmade wooden gift box of fresh extra virgin single-harvest olive oil pressed by farmers on family run organic farm in Puglia, Italy. The subscription gift box includes a ceramic olive oil cruet with funnel and 3-liter tin of olive oil every 3 months thereafter, for a total of four 3-liter tins and an adoption certificate detailing origin of your olive oil tree.
The one time option (above) comes in same wooden box with a 3-liter tin of olive oil and ceramic olive oil cruet with funnel.
Ditch the Dirt Book+ Hydropod Planter
Super easy soil-free countertop hydroponic farming set features Ditch The Dirt: Grow Edible Hydroponic Plants at Home and frosted glass hydropod (hydroponic planter.) Learn the basics of growing plants hydroponically in water: how to set up and care for edible plants and cook a meal using the harvest. Author Rob Laing is the founder of Farm.One, an urban hydroponic farm producing herbs and edible plants for New York City’s top restaurants.
Ditch the Dirt Book $20
Aquaphoric Countertop Self-Watering Hydroponic Herb Garden Tub Planter
Just place this soilless planter on your windowsill or countertop and it grows fresh herbs almost by itself.
Diamond Ring Bird Feeder
Bring on the bird bling! Made from matte brass with an acrylic glass diamond, this feeder may mark the beginning of a lifelong relationship with your feathered friends. Remove the “diamond” and fill with bird seed; the seeds will flow down to the bottom of the ring where the birds can feast on them. Bird feeder is attached to an adjustable brass chain with drainage holes at the bottom to help dry the bird seed after rain and snow.
Pure New Wool Polo Picnic Rug
Made of the finest indulgently soft pure wool with a practical waterproof reverse side. Has two leather straps and a handle to easily pack up and carry off to sunset on the beach or big family gathering in the park.
Cork and Concrete Planter
Loving the textures of this sleek natural concrete and cork planter for indoor/outdoor use.
Coolest set of two boho, rustic terracotta bookends that double as vases, bringing some bloom to the room.
Cheese Plant Monstera Deliciosa in Decorative Planter
A natural air freshener, this climbing shrub comes planted in lightweight white and natural decorative planter. Thrives in rooms with bright light but indirect sunlight, can also tolerate low-lit rooms. Grows 2 to 3-feet tall.
Spade-to-Fork Indoor Herb Garden Kit
A complete indoor kitchen herb garden starter kit containing certified 100% USDA organic non-GMO potting soil, peat pots, 5 herb seed varieties including basil, cilantro, parsley, sage, and thyme.
Tabletop Aquaponic Ecosystem Garden
Self-cleaning fish tank aquarium grows lush organic microgreens on top. In this ecosystem, fish waste fertilizes the plants and the plants clean the water. Fish coupon included. (Kids love this.)
Alen BreatheSmart HEPA Air Purifier
Having been in lockdown for a while, I appreciate that my house plants help freshen the air in each room of my house, but that’s not enough. I use this gorgeous Alen BreatheSmart HEPA air purifier with medical grade filter to purify the indoor air. Its super quiet sensor detects and captures 99.97% of airborne particles and almost silently cleans 800 SqFt every 30 minutes, circulating air up to 5 times an hour. The sleek design fits neatly in a narrow space beside my bedroom dresser, but it’s good-looking enough to be a design focal point. Comes in eleven panel colors–I chose the luxury marble finish.
Handmade Succulent Tealight Candles
Sweet set of six handmade candles that won’t need watering.
Eco-Friendly Single-Use Biodegradable Grill
Instant, single-use and simple to set up lightweight grill for an easy cookout. Just bamboo, cardboard, and lava stones. Surface stays hot for an hour with plenty of time for grilling. Completely biodegradable, discard after use.
16-Piece Enamelware Dishes Set
Set of sixteen white enamelware dishes with red rim are perfect for entertaining outdoors or pack them for an indoor picnic.
Portable Rechargeable LED Lantern
Stylish lightweight easy-to-carry lantern with stainless steel handle that you control with its little remote. Rechargeable with micro USB cord.
Marble and Mango Wood Serving/Dipping Tray
Serves up everything in style.
Organic Shaped Set of Brass Trivets
Designed to mirror the organic movement of moving water, this brass trio can be intertwined as one or used as three separate trivets.
Face Planter Pot
Whimsical planter adds a little fun to any corner of your indoor space.
Flower Pot Bread Making Kit
A fun family activity! This set includes four terracotta baking pots plus all the dry ingredients to make our flower pot bread and lavender butter. Ingredients: wheat flour, granulated sugar, coarse salt, yeast, lavender. (Additional items required: butter, parchment paper.)
Scented Cactus and Poppy Terrarium Candles
Miniature lifelike soy wax cactuses and poppies scented with premium fragrance oil in pine and vanilla (cactus) and jasmine and white tea (poppy). Hand-poured in Vancouver, Canada.
Plantable Blooming Lollipops
Enjoy eight all-natural botanical flavors like lavender-lemongrass and strawberry-basil, then plant the seed-filled sticks to grow one of the ingredients in the lollipop. Handmade in California.
Plantable Wildflower Wish Cards
Whimsical and fun–write a wish, dream, goal, or prayer on the card, then plant, water and watch it grow. 12 cards packed with annual and perennial wildflower seeds.
Socks for Gardeners
Yep, that’s what they are.
Desktop Dog Park (Conor Riordan)
Attention dog lovers: I couldn’t resist this cute little desktop dog park and mini book–especially the little Dachshund. Comes with five tiny resin dogs of various breeds, tiny fire hydrant, felt lawn, and 32-page mini book exploring the neighborhood dog hangout. Woof.
Child’s Gardening Toy Set
Pretend gardening for budding gardeners before they do the real thing outdoors. Set features an itty bitty doll-sized broom, metal pail, sponge, brush, dust pan, clothes pins, cloth, and a clothesline.
Child’s Real Metal Garden Wheelbarrow
Just like the grownups have but sized for kids!
Woodlands Nesting Doll Set
An animal version of traditional Matryoshka stacking dolls, this Shima wood set includes five colorful woodland creatures in nested sizes so one fits adorably inside the other.
Child’s See Through Garden
Deluxe root viewer lets kids see how vegetables grow–a great year-round indoor life science experiment.
We Are the Gardeners (Joanna Gaines)
Joanna and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden, from their failed endeavors, obstacles to overcome, and all the knowledge they’ve gained along the way.
Creating Your Indoor Jungle (Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan)
Stunning guide to creating the very densest of jungles right in your living room.
The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly (Kylee Baumle)
The Monarch showcases this magnificent butterfly with captivating photos, fun facts about a monarch’s life cycle and things to know about the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystem.
The Story of Gardening (Penelope Hobhouse)
Consider this gorgeous cultural history of famous gardens from around the world an heirloom. The book charts the fascinating evolution of gardening over thousands of years, bringing to life the world’s most beautiful and magnificent gardens.
Bloom: A Coloring Book (Alli Koch)
Tap into your inner child with 30+ floral illustrations on premium, high quality paper with iridescent foil cover. Pages are perforated and removable so you can frame your finished artworks.
My Gardening Handbook
Novice to experienced gardeners will love this planner and journal. A place to keep track of seasonal tasks and add inspirations and ideas. Has plant database area to enter photos, drawings, observations, and notes on what worked or didn’t, and it’s also filled with handy tips and secrets.
Private Gardens: Design Secrets to Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces (Kurt Schaus)
Nearly forty phenomenal gardens and outdoor living spaces from around the world profiled in detail, each beautifully photographed. Well-established designers guide readers with stunning diagrams, sketches, and plans to showcase optimal design strategies and concepts.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections On Nature (Dale Chihuly and Tim Richardson)
Artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptures are grand and delicate, colorful and curious. He revolutionized the Studio Glass movement and is credited as helping to elevate blown glass from craft to fine art form.
Planting the Natural Garden (Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen)
Internationally acclaimed garden designer Piet Oudolf ushered in a revolution in landscape design: the New Perennial Movement. The High Line in New York City and the Lurie Gardens in Chicago are among his many projects.