Gift Guide: Plant Parenthood

Standing Flower Bubble Vase

$52

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From Denmark-based Studio About (helmed by architect Mikkel Lang Mikkelsen), the Standing Flower Bubble is an elegant and illusory vase, appearing as if the circular vessel (balanced atop a clear base) is floating mid-air. While visually delicate, the mouth-blown glass bubble is made from durable, scratch-resistant borosilicate glass and comes in a range of hues (amber, cyan, blue or green) and different tube heights (tall …

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The BOA III is a whimsical, design-forward way to provide structural support to plants. Made from powder coated steel, the stake (which comes in lilac or blue) weaves and curves to mirror the flow and growth of vines—a delightful visual that doubles as playful home decor. Price is in Australian dollars.

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The founder of Cleveland-based Pattern Play Glass, Jordan Fine imbues joy and whimsy into her textured, color-forward glasswork. For her Blue Crush Flower, Fine sculpts one-of-a-kind pellucid green stems with blue petals, flecked with a mesmerizing pattern that evokes the marbled sunlight on the ocean floor. No two are alike—and the flowers range from eight to 11 inches in length.

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Terracotta + Sage Check Planter

$55

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Australian designer and horticulturalist Lauren Brown crafts handmade cotton canvas planters using water-based paint and local materials for her eponymous online shop. From it comes the Terracotta + Sage check planter, a playful and functional way to house greenery and cover up unsightly pots. Available in sizes large (25 by 25cm) and small (20 by 20cm), this patterned holder enriches and brightens any space. Price …

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Crafter Trouser Pro

$139

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From two-year-old Swedish company Garphyttan, the Crafter Trouser Pro are durable, practical work pants made from a water-repellent and flexible fabric blend of cotton, polyester and elastane. With plenty of pockets for tools and sleeves for inserting (and holding in place) knee-pads, these pants are perfect for gardening, household chores and camping. They’re available in five colors, but our pick is the green.

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The Fillmore Hoodie in Sunflower Embroidery

$110

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Designed in collaboration with the beloved Ron Finley—aka Gangsta Gardener, the horticultural activist who aims to transform food deserts through a concept he calls guerrilla gardening—The Fillmore Hoodie in Sunflower Embroidery is part of Taylor Stitch’s Dig In collection. The French terry hoodie has been crafted from 100% organic cotton and promises a comfy fit and vintage look. Embroidered with a sunflower, this hoodie has …

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Edible Flower Garden Kit

$120

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The Edible Flower Garden Kit from Plantgem comprises 15 young plants, representing five varieties: cream troika nasturtium, cats white viola, strawberry blonde marigold, black and white nigella and potomac lavender snapdragon. Capable of growing anywhere in the US, these flowers can be planted outside (after the last frost) where there’s decent sun and will be ready to bloom in the summer—when they can then be …

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“Ikebana Practice #1” Print

$30

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Just as ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, emphasizes observing and appreciating the beauty of nature, Lauren Doughty’s “Ikebana Practice #1” print celebrates the forms and shapes of bouquets through warm yet lively hues. Printed on Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper with a matte finish, this London-based illustrator’s giclée print is packed and signed by the artist and comes in protective cardboard. Price is in …

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Part of the Welcome to the Museum series published by Big Picture Press, Fungarium is an imaginative foray into the world of fungi for middle grade readers. Written by Gaya Ester, with illustrations by Katie Scott, the hardcover book ventures from the humble mushroom’s place in the supermarket to the category’s role in the history of medicine. Sure to empower the next generation of mycologists, …

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Microgreens Grower Kit

$33

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Complete with soil, seeds and a tray, the Microgreens Grower kit comprises everything needed to start a mini indoor farm. Simply pour the soil to a one-inch thickness in the tray, sprinkle the microgreen seeds, water them thoroughly with a spray bottle and cover with the lid for the first three days. With watering daily, the seeds will begin to sprout and, after two weeks, …

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Decorative yet functional, these mini plant stakes support the growth of cuttings and small plants while adding a touch of whimsy to little gardens. The set of four stakes is made in Poland from recycled aluminum, so they’ll never rust. They also come in different, looping designs—all of which are elegant and charming in either the black or gold color option. Price is in Euros.

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Emerald Green Avocado Vase

$40

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From the imaginative plant enthusiasts at London-based Ilex Studio comes the newest iteration of their beloved root-magnifying vessel line: the Avocado Vase in Emerald Green. From the clarity of its minimal design to the simple nature of the growth process it supports, the Avocado Vase can enable anyone with an interest in sprouting a bit of flora at home. Price is in Pounds.

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