12 Thoughtful Terrarium Gifts (for the Terrarium Obsessed)

When you’re low on ideas, gift shopping can be a total chore.

Ironically, it can be hard to think of something thoughtful. 

But if you’re buying for a green-thumbed friend, family member, significant other, or weird coworker, I have you covered. 

Allow me to present you with the perfect terrarium-themed present picks.

Let me gift you the gift of terrarium gift ideas (last one, I promise).

Let’s go.

Terrarium Gifts

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Top 12 Gifts for Terrarium Lovers

1. Terrarium Candle

There’s no gift quite as well received as a candle, and there are a surprising amount of terrarium-themed ones available.

Ember and Ash Candle Co make some particularly dreamy and luxurious ones.

I don’t tend to buy home fragrances online, but I felt like I could smell these through the screen.

With scents like “Baja Cactus Blossom” and “Emerald Agave,” which consists of sea moss, melon, agave, passionflower, acai, aloe, coconut bark, teakwood, grass, and amber (drool), you can’t go wrong.

How awesome are these terrarium candles? (Image Credit: Ember and Ash Candle Co on Etsy).

πŸ‘‰ Shop terrarium candles on Etsy.

2. Propagation Station

Terrarium builders are all on a neverending propagation journey.

Building a new terrarium = needing cuttings to go in.

Propagation stations help them with their efforts and look super cute on a shelf. Win-win.

Propagation station with syngonium and pothos
I always have some cuttings on the go for my next project.

There are plenty of different styles: from macrame hangers to mounted shelves to concrete stands.

πŸ‘‰ Check out the propagation station options on Etsy.

3. Fancy Shmancy Glass Terrarium Container

If in doubt, you can’t go wrong with glassware.

Even I (whose life revolves around bloody terrariums) have never treated myself to a swanky container.

Usually, I grab a cheap piece from T J Maxx and get an acrylic lid cut to size. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but oh, what an indulgence a purpose-built glass piece would be!

Leadhead Glass and H Potter produce extra extra special pieces.

LeadHeadGlass terrarium on Etsy
How dreamy is this piece by Leadhead Glass? (Image Credit: LeadHeadGlass on Etsy)

And NCYP Garden does some lovely more budget-friendly options.

4. Terrarium Accessories

Nothing says “extra” quite like terrarium accessories.

And there’s plenty to choose from:

This terrarium tote is tote-ally lovely (and useful too). (Image Credit: FreyasPrints Glass on Etsy).

5. Terrarium Jewelry

Terrarium jewelry is a fabulous subsection of accessories…

There’s something for every style – everything from cartoon-style polymer clay terrarium earrings to dainty resin necklace pieces encapsulating dried botanicals.

Not to mention literal mini moss terrariums!

Terrariums on shelves is soo last year; we’re putting them in our ears these days! (Image Credit: ResinatingWNature on Etsy).

πŸ‘‰ Shop terrarium jewelry on Etsy.

6. Plant (Terrarium) Stand

What’s the only challenge with having tonnes of terrariums? Running out of good spaces to keep them!

Enter plant stands – the harmonious blend of function and beauty.

A gift that’s equal parts practical and gorgeous is always a safe bet.

I especially love the sets – you can create such a cohesive look, and it helps prevent the space from looking cluttered. (Image Credit: KimistyDesigns on Etsy).

πŸ‘‰ Shop plant stands on Etsy.

7. Terrarium Embroidery Kit

Okay, so this one is a little out of the box, but hear me out.

Most terrarium people are thrifty DIY’ers; the two naturally go hand in hand.

And when I was researching for this post, I came across a tonne of adorable terrarium design pdf templates for embroidery.

Then I found a kit and thought, why the hell not!

This complete kit comes so highly rated. It provides 6-8 hours of fun, and at the end, they have their piece of artwork to keep forever. (Image Credit: MontatelaShop on Etsy).

πŸ‘‰ Shop terrarium embroidery kits on Etsy.

(Be sure to check you’re buying a full kit, not just a pdf template)

8. Preserved Terrarium

You’d expect to see an actual terrarium at some point on this list, right?

Well, there’s one big problem – terrariums are notorious for not shipping well.

For this reason, it’s pretty tricky to find an artist who sells them online (they’ll typically need to be sourced locally). Still, notably, Doodle Bird Terrariums sells some fabulous diorama-like live mossariums.

If you’re set on gifting a living terrarium, you can see my guide to planted terrariums for sale.

You can, however, find plenty of preserved pieces that look like the real deal – but minus the care. 

You’d never know this preserved terrarium by Joe from Ome isn’t living. (Image Credit: omeshop on Etsy).

I recommend checking out Ome and Terra Living.

9. Terrarium Book

If the person you’re buying for is both terrarium obsessed and a bookworm, there’s one obvious direction to go in.

There are some great terrarium books out there.

From the informative to the gorgeous coffee-table hardback aesthetic.

πŸ‘‰ Shop terrarium books on Amazon.

Or, if you want a deeper look, head to our terrarium books article.

10. Terrarium Print/ Artwork 

Everyone loves a thoughtful piece of art.

If your loved one has every shelf and surface covered in plants and terrariums, why not help them take their theme to the walls?

I want this gorgeous terrarium print so bad. (Image Credit: AvyLovesLinoPrint on Etsy).

There are tonnes of artists making awesome stuff; I could do an entire post on the BEAUTIFUL terrarium art pieces.

In fact, I might. Watch this space…

πŸ‘‰ Shop the terrarium art options on Etsy.

11. DIY Terrarium Kit

If the person you’re shopping for is relatively new to the hobby, why not get them a terrarium kit?

That way, you’re gifting the whole terrarium experience.

You’d be surprised by how few good terrarium kits are available. Some are extortionate; some include incompatible plants.

But this kit by Beyond the Vine Terrariums is (in my expert opinion) absolutely great.

It has ideal, high-quality materials and is very reasonably priced! Image Credit: BTVTerrariumKits on Etsy)

12. Live Moss 

And last but certainly not least…

What better way to say “I love you” than with some gorgeous moss?

I’m deadly serious. We terrarium people love moss.

cushion moss chunk for a terrarium
Being gifted moss is every terrarium builder’s dream.

Live moss is by far the thing I buy the most. I’m always running out of it, and it never seems to go as far as I think. 

Cushion/Pillow Moss and Mood Moss are always safe bets, or you could grab a mixed selection for some texture.

πŸ‘‰ Shop live moss on Etsy.

What Did You Go For?

What gift did you go for in the end? Was it something from this list or something else entirely?

Let me know in the comments if I missed a trick!Β 

Or, check out our terrarium supplies guide if you need a practical gift?

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