A Very Shippable Houseplant Holiday Gift Guide
As the holidays draw near, our team at Pistils Nursery begins to feel like “houseplant elves” in our workshop. And so, we've compiled a list of our favorite houseplant gifts–and are especially excited to show you special and limited edition ones–as you create your own lists this year.
With the circumstances this year, the holiday might look a bit different – you might be sending more gifts than ever, rather than celebrating in person. This year we're putting the spotlight on those very shippable plants that can deliver a leafy green bundle of happiness in the mail, and we consulted with the experts– our shipping team – to put it together for you.
Thank you for shopping locally to make your holiday green and bright!
Shippable Houseplant Gifts - Picks from our Team
Gabby's Pick – Hand-Thrown Ceramic Planters
“For loved ones that collect plants, it is hard to know which ones they already have, but everyone always enjoys handmade pottery. Our Hand-Thrown Ceramic Planters have a classic charm and is functional for direct planting. It has drainage and an attached tray.”
Joshua's Pick – Christmas Cactus Cork Mount
“Jungle cacti are an easy to care for mounted plant. They don't need watering as much as a tropical plant or fern. They are easy to propagate and grow, and Christmas Cacti produce beautiful blooms.”
Jacob L.'s Pick – Leo Planter in Seafoam
“Our Leo planter has a distinctive, low profile that was inspired by shapes popular in mid-century design. Glazed in fresh, bright seafoam, it sits atop an unglazed, attached base that showcases the earthen color and subtle texture of Moroccan Sand clay. This Pistils pottery line fits nursery pots making it easy to change the plants out.”
Claire's Pick – The Earth in Her Hands
“In The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working the World of Plants, author and podcaster Jennifer Jewel introduces a group of inspiring women who have redefined our relationships with the natural word—working in wide-reaching fields that include botany, floral design, landscape architecture, farming, herbalism, and food justice. Our founder, Mégan Twilegar, happens to be among them! This book is a lovely gift for an inspirational woman in your life.”
Bee's Picks – Scindapsus ‘Exotica’ and Norfolk Pine Kokedama
“Most of my friends and family do not share the same green thumb that I have acquired over the years, so my choice is the Scindapsus ‘Exotica’ because it has big silvery leaves and is easy for beginners to care for. For a more festive and unique gift, I would suggest the Norfolk Pine kokedama because it is handmade with love. It is a cute, little holiday tree you can keep growing year after year.”
Jacob P.'s Pick – Anthurium clarinervium
“A rare and special plant perfect for collectors. Anthurium clarinervium is one of our favorite velvet aroids we've ever offered. It has dark, green velvety leaves with crystalline silver veins. The leaves are also perfectly heart-shaped, and makes the plant look almost like a cartoon. Pair a four-inch plant with the tree fern planter for an extra special gift.”
Lindsay's Picks – Modern Snips, Brass Mister and Brass Watering Can
“I love taking the time to slow down and check in on my plants. It feels special to have a garden tool dedicated to just that, and I know my plants appreciate it more than using something like craft scissors. Misters and watering cans make great additions to this idea.”
Jarrod's Picks – Plant Craft Kits
“Project gifts allow loved ones to craft their own art piece. Buy yourself one as well so you can craft together! You’ll love it even more because you created it. The houseplant puzzle is also a great gift for getting cozy by a fire with family and friends.”
Jesse's Pick – Fragrant Herb Duo
“Enjoy the fresh scents of lavender and rosemary with our limited edition fragrant herb duo. Growing these herbs indoors over the winter lets you get started on next year's garden now. Some believe that having these herbs close to home will bring wellness and good luck—not a bad way to start the new year. Make this or any plant extra festive by adding the “burlap kit” to wrap all your green gifts.”
What gifts are you giving your loved ones with green thumbs this year? We hope this holiday houseplant gift guide gives you some insight and inspiration this holiday season. From our family to yours, we wish you a happy holiday season and cheers in the new year!
By: Bee Oxford