Gardening is a proven method of relaxation that can ease the stresses of daily life and provide a rich resource for giving homes a unique and colorful identity. If you know someone with a green thumb, consider these gift ideas that are sure to plant a seed of gratitude in the recipient.

1. Succulent Gardens Living Picture DIY Kit; $105

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Vertical gardening is a conversation-starter, and you can help a friend ignite one with this do-it-yourself kit. The redwood frame uses a thin layer of mesh to keep succulent plants—included in the kit—hanging in there.

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2. Burgon & Ball Coated Galvanized Steel Long Reach Indoor Watering Can; $42

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Sure, your loved ones could use an empty jug to water their plants—if they enjoy drowning the greenery. This watering can has a slender spout that prevents the needless mess that cans with wider openings can make. Plus, that longer spout makes it easy to get water to those hard-to-reach plants you may have hanging indoors.

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3. Rachio 8 Zone Smart Sprinkler Controller; $211

If you know someone looking to seize more control over their sprinkler system to help conserve water, the Rachio system is the one to beat. The module can replace virtually any existing central command center, connecting to the Rachio app and allowing for on-the-go control of the timer. Rachio will even sync the system to weather forecasts, easing up when it’s expected to rain.

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4. Gardener’s Tool Stool; $35

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This seat, which is foldable for storage, cures two of gardening’s most annoying demands: Not having a place to sit and not having the right tool nearby. This steel-framed stool saves wear on the knees, while the detachable canvas tool tote and five included gardening implements put everything within easy reach.

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5. Cacti and Succulents Poster; $25

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This 21-inch-by-29-inch poster of vintage horticultural illustrations will perk up any drab corner of your giftee's home. With the included hanging frame, it's even easier to care for than the real thing.

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6. Aerogarden Harvest Elite 360; $133

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If you know someone who wants to keep a fresh supply of herbs in the kitchen but gets lost in the details, AeroGarden's indoor growing system is a perfect solution. The soil-free bed can grow basil, parsley, dill, and other seasonings using a fool-proof on-board display that offers care instructions in real time.

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7. Hanging Terrariums; $15

This set includes two glass plant homes plus rustic jute rope for hanging them from the ceiling or window frame. And the flat bottom also allows them to sit on desk. Your giftee will need to supply the plants and other decor—may we suggest a couple of Tillandsia, a.k.a. air plants? They can thrive with almost no water or soil, making them ideal for these petite orbs.

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8. Bokashi Kitchen Composter; $55

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If making compost from food scraps sounds unappealing, it’s probably because you haven’t come across the right tool for the job yet. This Bokashi-style composter fits neatly under a kitchen sink and accepts food waste to mix with an all natural accelerator to create topsoil for gardens. The airproof lid guarantees no funky smell; the included spigot can also produce liquid fertilizer for houseplants.

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9. Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Work And Gardening Gloves; $14

The biggest inconvenience of gardening: trying to scrub the dirt off your hands. The second-biggest: dealing with the sweat produced by rubber-coated gloves. The solution? Bamboo, which allows the gloves to breathe, is naturally antibacterial, and ensures a snug fit.

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