25 gifts for the home & garden enthusiast

This holiday season, provide comfort and joy to your loved one's sanctuary

Terrarium

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Terrarium

Give gardens under glass—diamond-shaped terrariums made in Sacramento from upcycled window glass. Glass Diamond containers from $65 each; mooreaseal.com

 

Wool throw

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Wool throw

For friends dreaming of a holiday getaway but stuck with a staycation: a checked woolen throw that whispers “you’re in a secluded cabin!” Vintage throw, $120; 52 by 78 in.; schoolhouseelectric.com

 

Bee house

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Bee house

Peace on Earth, goodwill to pollinators (and the people who love them). All will enjoy this stylish home for solitary bees, which settle in small cavities. Bee house, $26; diggardensnursery.com

 

 

Pet portrait

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Pet portrait

The best way to go to the dogs: Present proud owners with a hand-cut silhouette of the family pooch. Available in 38 breeds and 2 sizes (5 by 7 in. and 8 by 10 in.); custom portraits on request. Dog silhouettes from $15 each; linenworkshop.com

Trowel

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Trowel

This extra-wide rustproof copper trowel is as useful as it is beautiful. Castor trowel, $58; shopterrain.com

 

Slippers

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Slippers

Who wouldn’t enjoy easing into soft, warm slippers at the end of a hard, cold day? Really—we want their names. Luxe faux-fur scuff slippers, $24; restorationhardware.com

 

Planters

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Planters

We love that these glazed stoneware planters from Petersen Pottery Company were inspired by the interplay of sand and fog. Nantucket pots from $30 each; 3 1⁄2 to 10 in. diameter; pottedstore.com

 

Pitcher

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Pitcher

Pitcher perfect: the recently reissued iconic vessel created by Russel Wright, who brought modern design to the masses. American Modern pitcher, $80; bauerla.com

Flannel pajamas

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Flannel pajamas

We’re big fans of  flannel pj’s, and this pair from NorCal company Coyuchi is just as comfy-cozy as it looks. Heather pajama set for women or men from $212; coyuchi.com

Ceramic vessels

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Ceramic vessels

Inspired by quartz crystals, a ceramic vessel from L.A.’s HomArts can hold fruit or flowers—or just sit and look pretty. Quartz-faceted ceramics from $24; areohome.com

 

Watering can

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Watering can

It’ll be hard not to keep it: a copper watering can elegant enough to use as a vase. X3 watering can, $120; shophorne.com

 

Return-address stamp

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Return-address stamp

This hand-lettered return-address stamp—in the shape of the sender’s home state—will earn you a thank-you note. Home State personalized return-address stamp, $60; paperpastries.bigcartel.com

Gardening gloves

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Gardening gloves

Our garden editors love these washable, easy-to-work-in gloves—and so will your favorite gardener. Atlas nitrile gloves, $23 for 6 pairs; amazon.com

Rosewater body scent

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Rosewater body scent

Let a special someone wake up and smell the roses (to mix exhortations) with an energizing organic rosewater spray designed in Santa Monica. Rosewater uplifting spray, $32 for 1.7 oz.; beautycounter.com

Seed keeper

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Seed keeper

Seed packets slip right into the binder for easy organization, with room for notes to make next year’s planting a breeze. Seed Keeper, $19; chroniclebooks.com

iPhone gramophone

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iPhone gramophone

Hit a high note with the audiophile on your list with this iPhone-ready gramophone that requires no electricity or adaptor. $249; restorationhardware.com

Nature photography book

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Nature photography book

joSon: Intimate Portraits of Nature (Graphis Press, 2013) bursts with stunning shots of Western gems like tulips from the Skagit Valley and Dahlias from Golden Gate Park. $75; josonstudio.com

Bath salts

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Bath salts

Infused with clary sage, vanilla, and lavender, Dead Sea Bath Salts turn a regular bath into a trip to the spa. $46 for set of 3; herbivorebotanicals.com

Composter

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Composter

This one-of-a-kind compost container, hand-thrown in Salem, Oregon, is an elegant alternative to industrial-looking versions. Kitchen Composter from $30, mudpiegallery.com

Magnets

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Magnets

These mighty (and mighty cute) magnets are very fridge-worthy—strong enough to hold a dish towel. Horseshoe magnets, $14 each; areaware.com

 

Beekeeping starter kit

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Beekeeping starter kit

This kit is equipped with nearly everything you need to start a backyard hive—just add bees. Backyard Beehive Starter Kit, $180; williams-sonoma.com

Candle holders

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Candle holders

The handmade wood Color Dipped Candle Cups light up the winter nights. No two are alike. $20 for 4; poketo.com

Huntington Library membership

Huntington Library membership

At the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, your giftee will find 120 fabulous acres. From $120; huntington.org

Portland Japanese Garden membership

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Portland Japanese Garden membership

Anyone in search of a peaceful spot for wandering and contemplation in the heart of the city will love the Portland Japanese Garden. From $55; japanesegarden.com

Denver Botanical Gardens membership

Denver Botanical Gardens membership

The tropical conservatory at the Denver Botanic Gardens offers a model of drought-tolerant landscaping and a respite from winter’s chill. From $55; botanicgardens.org

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