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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: 10 Ideas for the Nature Lover In Your Life

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: 10 Ideas for the Nature Lover In Your Life

December 6, 2021

Consider yourself lucky if you’re shopping for someone who loves to garden. Like runners, knitters, foodies, and other hobbyists, there are entire stores devoted to their interest, which can make the task of finding a suitable present rather easy. This year, give yourself a slightly harder assignment—and buy them a garden-themed present from a small store or maker. (Bonus points if it’s local to boot.) Below, some ideas.

In every pouch of small-batch tea company Leaves & Flowers&#8\2\17; Sleep Tea are California-grown botanicals that soothe and relax; \$\17.
Above: In every pouch of small-batch tea company Leaves & Flowers’ Sleep Tea are California-grown botanicals that soothe and relax; $17.
Made of \100 percent recycled plastic (even the rope), this Bird Silo (available in three colors; pictured is Camp Green) is best suited for small songbirds and woodpeckers; \$65 at Portland&#8\2\17;s Canoe.
Above: Made of 100 percent recycled plastic (even the rope), this Bird Silo (available in three colors; pictured is Camp Green) is best suited for small songbirds and woodpeckers; $65 at Portland’s Canoe.
Plasticana&#8\2\17;s water-proof Gardana Clogs are made in France from a mix of hemp and recycled plastic; \$6\2 at Salter House in New York City.
Above: Plasticana’s water-proof Gardana Clogs are made in France from a mix of hemp and recycled plastic; $62 at Salter House in New York City.
A minimalist, modern take on the Watering Can from one of our favorite makers, the Floral Society; \$\1\10 (also comes in copper).
Above: A minimalist, modern take on the Watering Can from one of our favorite makers, the Floral Society; $110 (also comes in copper).
Above: If you’re visiting or living in Hudson Valley, New York, consider a stop at the Quiet Botanist, an apothecary and dried flower shop, for your holiday shopping needs. If you’re not nearby, check out their site for gift ideas, like these artfully dried stems of Banksia ($22) and Single Palms ($12).
Japanese-made Niwaki gardening accessories are sold at many of the more discriminating gardening stores—for good reason. They&#8\2\17;re well-made and exceedingly stylish. This year, we&#8\2\17;re particularly keen on its Kojima Work Jacket; \$\269.
Above: Japanese-made Niwaki gardening accessories are sold at many of the more discriminating gardening stores—for good reason. They’re well-made and exceedingly stylish. This year, we’re particularly keen on its Kojima Work Jacket; $269.
A great stocking stuffer, Sow Seed&#8\2\17;s Pollinator Garden tin contains open-pollinated, non-GMO, untreated seeds for flowers that welcomes bees and butterflies into your garden—including bee balm, hyssop, milkweed, sunflower, echinacea, borage, and corn poppy mix; \$7.95 at Echo View Fiber Mill in Weaverville, NC.
Above: A great stocking stuffer, Sow Seed’s Pollinator Garden tin contains open-pollinated, non-GMO, untreated seeds for flowers that welcomes bees and butterflies into your garden—including bee balm, hyssop, milkweed, sunflower, echinacea, borage, and corn poppy mix; $7.95 at Echo View Fiber Mill in Weaverville, NC.
Woven by artisans in Ghana, Baba Tree&#8\2\17;s Drum Baskets come in three sizes; \$70 to \$\1\25 at Goodee, a Canadian-based home goods retailer committed to championing products that are made sustainably and ethically.
Above: Woven by artisans in Ghana, Baba Tree’s Drum Baskets come in three sizes; $70 to $125 at Goodee, a Canadian-based home goods retailer committed to championing products that are made sustainably and ethically.
Native Botanical Hand Soap from LA&#8\2\17;s Flamingo Estate is completely plant-based and safe for the environment; \$\29.
Above: Native Botanical Hand Soap from LA’s Flamingo Estate is completely plant-based and safe for the environment; $29.
Place Botanopia&#8\2\17;s Germination Plate on top of a glass, jar, or vase and watch your seed or cutting grow. The plates come in two hole sizes; the smaller one is good for small flower bulbs and tree seeds like acorns or chestnuts, and the larger for avocado seeds and narcissus bulbs; \$\24 at Bloomist.
Above: Place Botanopia’s Germination Plate on top of a glass, jar, or vase and watch your seed or cutting grow. The plates come in two hole sizes; the smaller one is good for small flower bulbs and tree seeds like acorns or chestnuts, and the larger for avocado seeds and narcissus bulbs; $24 at Bloomist.

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