Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Botanist
November 29, 2021 • 2 min read
For the botanist in your life, help them get their gardening on with gifts that celebrate the plants they so love. We’re sharing sustainable gift ideas for the botanist, that have been curated and hand-selected for the highest quality and ethical & environmental manufacturing processes. The botanist in your life is sure to appreciate a gift that benefits others in a positive way, and one that is socially-responsible. Whether you choose to surprise them with a stunning new watering can, a beautiful hand-made vase for their delicate botanicals, or a donation to a growers collective, support sustainable gifting during the most indulgent time of year.
1. The Floral Society, Edible Flower Seed Kit, $51 USD
For the flower-loving botanist who moonlights as gastronomy enthusiast, this edible flower seed kit from The Floral Society will be the perfect gift to connect them to nature in the garden and in the kitchen. These seeds are perfect to fill the garden with stunning colour, not to mention just the thing to garnish a cocktail, liven up a salad, or decorate a cake. Reconnecting ourselves to the things we consume is a deeply mindful process, and the botanist in your life will love seeding this gift bloom.
2. Haws, The Rowley Ripple Green Watering Can, £44.99
This exceptionally well-made watering can will be a game changer for the gardener in your life. This multi-purpose metal watering can is elegant, versatile and perfectly balanced. Its long-curved spout helps to pinpoint accuracy and therefore less water wastage. Haws was established in 1886 and is the world’s oldest manufacturer of watering cans. Delight the botanist in your life with this gift that will help their garden thrive.
3. The Drunken Botanist, $33.95 CAD
For the botanist who loves relaxing with a good cocktail, this book will be just the gift for them. The Drunken Botanist explores the greatest drinks of the world and how they came to be. Sake began with a grain of rice, scotch emerged from barley, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Amy Steward turns her lens towards the array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have transformed into alcohol, sharing more than fifty drink recipes that will inspire and excite the botanist in your life. Bottoms up!
4. The Abermoray Garden Collective, Donation, $25-$750 CAD
For the gardener who loves to give, instead of a material gift this year, donating to a garden collective in their name is one of the most giving and meaningful gifts you can give. The Abermoray Garden Collective gives back to families with young children in need by providing access to local nutrient-dense food grown using organic practices. With an importance placed on human health, regenerative farming, ecological diversity, and food security, the co-founders of this initiative want to give children a chance to thrive through food. You can give a donation in the name of your botanist friend, or sponsor an entire garden bed – either way, this is a gift that keeps on giving! (try to find local alternatives in your own city).
5. Jak Natural Designs, Wooden Vases, $100 USD +
Built out of a love for creating, sustainability and a need for purposeful products made with care, Jak Natural Designs is a quietly beautiful ode to the natural world around us, and how we can mindfully bring nature indoors. Made from reclaimed and salvaged wood, the botanist in your life will enjoy arranging their flowers and nature walk finds in these charming, minimalist vases. We just know that they wood love this gift!
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