Hilton Carter’s gift guide for plant lovers

Published on: November 13, 2022 7:24 PM EST|Updated on: November 15, 2022 1:17 PM EST

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I’m a card-carrying plant lover. Some might even say I’m a plant hoarder.

To the masses, I’m the author of three best-selling books on plant care and plant styling, co-owner of green neighbor, a plant shop located in Hampden, and a plant stylist on a series on the Magnolia Network called, “Guide to Houseplants”.

So yeah, if you’re looking for a gift for that plant lover in your life, I might have a good sense of what might be on their wishlist.

The list I’ve put together here ranges from the best plants, planters and accessories that a plant lover needs to the items I personally would want in my own collection. As the owner of a plant shop and a creative with my own line of products, there will be a few items on my list from green neighbor and my site. But of course I’ve included items from local shops and makers that I think will make the perfect gifts for that plant parent on your list.

Here are 10 gifts for that plant lover in your life:

Planted by Cay Cermaics
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Planters by Cay Ceramics

Price: Starting at $45

I love everything that Caylynn creates and having the ability to request a custom planter from her is worth it. Of course you’re paying more for a custom job but it’s something that will separate the look and feel of your home from others out there.

Where to buy: Cay Ceramics


Maple Cove Cradle
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Maple Cove Cradle

Price: $75

The Maple Cove Cradle is the perfect vessel for propagating your favorite plant cutting in style. Handmade in Baltimore from local maple trees.

Where to buy: Things by HC


Ferm Living hourglass planter
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Ferm Living’s Hourglass black planter

Price: $315

I love how sleek and modern these metal planters are. They are perfect for giving a plant more height in a room and yes, they have drainage. What I absolutely love is that either end of the planter can we used, depending on the look you’re going for.

Where to buy: green neighbor


La Vie Botanique’s Astra Potting Tarp
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La Vie Botanique’s Astra Potting Tarp

Price: $60

When caring for plants, it’s important to repot your plants to help them grow larger and thrive. Having a space where you can contain the mess is just as important. These amazing tarps keep your potting station clean and cool.

Where to buy: green neighbor


Wild at Home by Hilton Carter
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Signed copy of Wild at Home

Price: $30

This is my very first book and is a great source for plant novice just learning about plants and ready to get their hands dirty.

Where to buy: Things by HC


Campo De Flori terracotta planters
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Campo De Flori terracotta planters

Price: $92

These moss-aged terracotta pots are great indoors or outdoors. It’s a classic look that many plant lovers will go wild over.

Where to buy: Hedgerow


Emmanuel Keravec ceramic planters
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Emmanuel Keravec ceramic planters

Price: $270

I love these small handmade ceramic planters. They will add a unique look to your plant collection while making a plant more of a featured part of it.

Where to buy: Lottie's Place


Epipremnum Pinnatum & Totem
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10″ Epipremnum Pinnatum & Totem

Price: $200

These rare beauties are for the plant collector in your life that loves variegated plants. Its unique mix of green and white foliage will create an instant statement in your home.

Where to buy: green neighbor


Dogabi coffee hand dripper
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Dogabi Coffee Hand Dripper

Price: $340

OK, hear me out. Yes it states that it’s for making coffee, but I’m thinking outside the box, better yet, outside the pot. These incredible ceramic vessels could be used as a watering can.

Where to buy: Hedgerow


Asé Design Studio’s handmade maple plant stands
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Asé Design Studio’s handmade maple plant stands

Price: $1,400

These plant stands, made in Baltimore, are perfect for the modern home. The can be used to prop a plant higher in a room, r used as a side table and can also be broken down so that the top can be used as a tray. Versatility always wins the day for me.

Where to buy: Lottie's Place


Hilton Carter is a Baltimore-based plant and interior stylist. He is also the co-owner of green neighbor, a plant store in Hampden.