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The thought of starting your own garden can be exciting. Unfortunately, that thought often gets shelved away for later. That ‘later’ slowly stretches from days and weeks to months and years. For some people, it’s just the busyness of life that gets in the way. Others are just not sure where or how to start their own garden and still others use lack of yard space as justification. These indoor gardening gifts have been carefully chosen to overcome all three of the above reasons.
Know someone who would love to grow their own herbs, vegetables, or flowers but doesn’t have the time or space? They’re sure to love one of these pretty and practical indoor gardening gifts.
All of the indoor gardening kits you’ll find below are super practical and easy to use. Each one is a compact, self-contained kit with everything that’s needed to get started with growing herbs, vegetables or flowers.
Many of them have seed quilts or coir as their growing mediums for minimum mess. Setting up takes a couple of minutes at most, with another couple of minutes spent on watering the plants in the days following.
The best part? Each of these indoor gardening gifts is pretty as a picture. The compact kits are set up in pretty containers that anyone would be proud to place on their kitchen countertop or windowsill.
With a continuous harvest that’s within arm’s reach, these indoor gardening gifts are truly gifts that keep on giving. And if you scroll to the bottom, you’ll also find a Fairy Gardening Kit that’s great for kids.
It’s hard to beat this Garden-In-A-Pail collection when you’re looking for a pretty and practical gardening gift.
Each Garden-In-A-Pail includes a beautiful-looking pail, seeds, growing medium, and coconut husks for drainage. A detailed instruction leaflet makes these indoor gardening kits easy to set up and use.
The pail is made from recycled US steel. It is leak-proof and measures 5.5″ in height and 6″ in diameter. Each one has a huge decorative bow in a color that matches the color of the produce. The size, décor, and design make them just perfect for placing on a windowsill or even the kitchen table without worrying about unsightly leaks.
You can choose from a variety of Garden-In-A-Pail themes, depending on what you want to grow indoors – lavender, tomato, strawberry, sunflower, or herbs. The herb mix theme includes seeds for basil, garlic chives, and parsley.
Hamama Microgreens Growing Kit
This is among the most fascinating of all the indoor gardening gifts on this list. The Hamama Microgreens Growing Kit has a unique concept. Instead of a growing medium, it comes with a seed quilt. You pour water into the tray and place the seed quilt into the tray. That’s it.
The basic items in each kit are a reusable grow tray measuring 12.5″ x 6.5″ x 2″and three seed quilts of your choice.
You can choose from a black plastic tray and white ceramic grow tray. The rustic bamboo frame is optional but definitely enhances the look of the kit.
Each kit comes with three seed quilts. You can choose from any combination of these:
Super Salad Mix
Spicy Daikon Radish
Make this truly a gift that keeps on giving by gifting them additional seed quilts for the next 3, 6, or 12 months. Shipping is free.
Read my detailed review of the Hamama Microgreens Kit.
Mini Fruit & Vegetable Garden Kit by Urban Leaf
Encourage your recipient to transform their windowsill into a mini garden with this Mini Fruit and Vegetable Garden Trio from Urban Leaf.
This Mini Fruit and Vegetable Garden Kit includes all of the items below for a surprisingly low price of less than $30:
- Reusable planter made from fast-growing renewable timber
- 3 coco coir pots (suitable for transplanting)
- Expanding soil discs that include worm castings and water-retaining crystals for long-term plant health
- 3 packets of seeds – Tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries
- 3 Bamboo labels
That’s everything they need to get started right away. The tomatoes and peppers take about 1-2 weeks to sprout. Strawberries take about 2-3 weeks to sprout. The Mini Fruit and Vegetable Garden Kit comes with detailed instructions and tips for a bountiful harvest.
Urban Leaf also has a Mediterranean Garden Trio Kit. All items in the kit are the same as the Mini Fruit and Vegetable Garden Kit, except for the seeds. This set includes seeds to grow 3 Mediterranean herbs – Oregano, Rosemary, and Chives. The third offering by Urban Leaf is the Culinary Garden Trio Kit. With this kit you get seeds for 3 popular herbs – Basil, Parsley and Cilantro.
AeroGarden Bounty Basic Indoor Hydroponic Herb Garden
This is the most expensive indoor gardening kit on our list but when you see what it includes, you’ll agree it’s totally worth it.
The Bounty Basic Hydroponic Herb Garden by AeroGarden is a hi-tech indoor garden system with advanced features. A high-resolution control panel allows users to stay in complete control of their garden, while energy-efficient 30-watt LED Grow Lights deliver the optimum spectrum for faster growth & bigger harvests. Smart garden technology automatically turns lights on & off and reminds you when to add water and liquid plant food.
The kit includes 9-Pod Gourmet Herb Seed Pods nurtured by specially formulated Miracle-Gro liquid plant food that’s enough for a full season of growth. Herb varieties include Thyme, Curly Parsley, Italian Parsley, Mint, Thai Basil, Chives, Genovese Basil (x2), and Dill.
Getting started is easy. Just drop in the non-GMO, pre-seeded pods, and watch them grow. Sprouts in days,
The planter can hold 9 plants, up to 24″ tall in this indoor garden. Plants grow in water with this hydroponic growing system so there’s no soil and no mess. The
Sleek and compact, the AeroGarden Bounty Basic Hydroponic Herb Garden is an attractive addition to any modern kitchen. It is available in Black and White.
Barnwood Planter Organic Culinary Herb Garden Kit by Urban Leaf
The Barnwood Planter Organic Culinary Herb Garden Kit is better suited for kitchens with more rustic décor.
The kit includes a rustic Barnwood style planter, drip tray, compressed soil, instructions, and selection of 4 certified organic, non-GMO herb seeds. The planter is made from Western Red Cedar and finished with Clark’s Food Safe cutting board wax with an orange fragrance. It measures 15″ by 6.5″ and is 3.5″ high. The inner dimensions (growing area) measure: 14.5″ by 4.75″ by 2.75″ deep.
Also included with this Barnwood Planter Herb Garden Kit are a clear drip tray, 3 wonder soil pucks that measure 3” each, and an assortment of 4 certified organic herb garden seeds for growing Basic, Cilantro, Oregano, and Sage. Includes detailed planting instructions so they can’t go wrong.
Sectional Hydroponic Microgreens Starter Kit
This looks like one of the more basic indoor gardening gifts but it’s truly a case of looks can be deceiving. The Sectional Hydroponics Microgreens Starter Kit includes everything that’s required to grow up to 8 different varieties of microgreens hydroponically on the kitchen countertop.
Here’s everything that’s included in this hydroponics starter kit:
- 2 Sturdy, Re-usable Drip Trays measuring 20” x 10”. The trays double as both, a drip tray and a blackout humidity dome.
- 48 Tray Inserts measuring 5” x 5”. The tray inserts have drain holes and are designed to be nested inside the drip trays.
- 48 Micro-Mat Hydroponic Grow Pads measuring 4” x 4”. The micro-mat grow pads expand to fit the base of the trays perfectly. Extra grow pads are available separately.
- pH Test Strip Kit, Spray Bottle
The kit also includes an assortment of Microgreens Seeds with enough seeds in re-sealable pouches for several plantings. Seed selection includes:
Basic Salad Mix
Spicy Salad Mix
Red Streak Mizuna Mustard
The Sectional Hydroponics Microgreens Starter Kit is the perfect gift for someone who loves their microgreens but prefers smaller quantities and a wider variety. The kit is soil-free and super easy to use.
The Garden-In-A- Bag style of indoor garden is the epitome of ‘pretty and practical’.
Each Garden-In-A-Bag contains:
• Packet of seeds
• Growing medium
• Coconut husks for drainage
• 7″ tall x 6″ wide Leak-proof plant bag
The bags take up more vertical space and only minimal table space, making them ideal for smaller kitchens. And because the bags are leak-proof, they can be placed anywhere without worrying about water stains. Each bag has a pretty label with the name and image of the plant inside.
There’s a wide assortment of Garden-In-A-Bag kits you can choose from so you every gift will be unique.
- Herbs– Lavender, basil, cilantro, thyme, oregano, chives, mint, dill, sage
- Flowers– Mini-Snapdragon, Marigold, mini sunflower,
- Fruit – alpine strawberry
These Garden-In-A-Bag kits make excellent budget-friendly gardening gifts. For less than $10, you can gift a complete indoor gardening kit.
Bottle Garden Kits
At less than $20 each, a Bottle Garden Kit is another interesting and budget-friendly indoor gardening gift idea.
Each kit includes 3 bottle garden inserts, 3 packets of seeds, labels, and clear stickers for coverage. These gardens are self-watering. The water added to the bottle during setup is sufficient for the entirety of the plant’s growing period.
Bottles are not included in the kit. Your recipients can grow their plants in any old bottles they have at home or you can buy signature Urban Leaf bottles and gift them along with a basic garden kit.
There are three different bottle garden themes to choose from:
Edible Flowers Bottle Garden Kit – includes seeds for Marigold, Zinnias, and Cosmos.
Culinary Classics Bottle Garden Kit – includes seeds for Dill, Sweet Basil, and French Parsley.
Hint of Citrus Bottle Garden Kit – includes seeds for Lemon, Lime Basil, Lemon Balm
Any of these Bottle Garden Kits will make a fantastic gift for loved ones or just to keep for yourself!
Hydroponic Indoor Herb Garden Kit – Multispectrum LED Desktop Growing Lamp Mindful Design
The Hydroponic Indoor Herb Garden Kit by Mindful Design is a passive gardening system. Just set it on your windowsill or kitchen countertop, fill the container with water and watch your plants grow. There are no pumps or complicated parts to tinker with.
The system is designed to make the most efficient use of self-watering, and prevent excessive evaporation and waste. A built-in alert will let you know its time to add some more water.
This indoor herb gardening kit features a multi-spectrum LED grow light built on an adjustable arm. The light intensity can be varied by moving the LED closer to the plant’s growth to provide a balance of cool and warm light that mimics the natural solar spectrum for optimum growth.
The grow medium that is provided in both containers is vermiculite. The container is compact and leak-proof so you can place it just about anywhere without worrying about water damage. The plant container measures 10” x 4.25”. The height is 3.5” and the adjustable light arm is 17” long. The planter pods measure 3.5″ x 3.5″. Seeds and plants are not included in this kit.
My Fairy Garden – Magical Cottage / Nature Cottage- Children’s Garden & Play Set
This one’s for the young ones on your gift list. My Fairy Garden – Magical Cottage is a toy and garden in one. With everything they need to plant, grow, and play, this magical garden playset is a great way to introduce kids to the joy of gardening. They will learn how to plant seeds and also watch their garden grow.
The setup of ‘My Fairy Garden – Magical Cottage’ is fascinating. The charming fairy cottage is the flowerpot. The soil and seeds included in the kit can be used to create a garden on top and along the bottom of the cottage.
This fairy garden set is made even more interesting with lots of little details such as moving doors, trickling water, a whimsical wind spinner, and an adorable bughouse. There’s even a little tea set for the kids to have a tea party with Isla, the resident fairy that comes included with the kit.
My Fairy Garden Indoor Gardening Kit is available in two designs – My Fairy Garden – Magical Cottage and My Fairy Garden – Nature Cottage. These are unlike any other children’s gifts. Every day is different as the various seeds begin to sprout. They’ll look forward to seeing what’s new every morning. It’s the best way to instill a love of gardening in children.
Indoor gardening kits are truly gifts that keep on giving. Family and friends will thank you every time they look at their pretty gardens sitting on the kitchen countertop or on the windowsill. You’ll find a few more interesting options in this list of Indoor Herb Gardening Kits.
Assorted Indoor Garden Gift Ideas
Looking to add some more items to the basic indoor gardening kit? You’ll find some cool ideas below.
Microgreen Garden – Indoor Growers Guide To Gourmet Greens by Mark Matthew Braunstein
The Microgreen Garden – Indoor Growers Guide To Gourmet Greens is a useful beginner’s guide to growing healthy microgreens. It covers everything you need to get started, from seed selection to light, water, nutrients, growth, harvesting, and more.
This 105-page guide focuses on both the soil-based approach as well as hydroponic techniques for growing microgreens, along with a detailed crop-by-crop breakdown of different microgreens and specific growing recommendations.
Gardener’s Seed Saving Kit
Seed saving is a smart and economical way to preserve special plants for the next season and even the next generation. This Gardener’s Seed Saving Kit includes everything that’s needed to save seeds.
- US recycled steel case (5.25″ x 7.5″)
- Seed tins with date/variety labels
- Glassine envelopes with labels to personalize and trade
- Harvest and processing chart
On the next gift-giving occasion, surprise your loved ones with one of these pretty and practical indoor gardening gifts.
Which of these garden gift ideas was your favorite? How did your recipient react when they saw what you had got them? Let us know in the comments below.