9 Gifts for Green Thumbs
Spring is here, and that means Mother Nature is spring-ing back to life right before our very eyes! If you’ve always been a green thumb, are looking to start or have someone special in your life who is, we’ve got just the essentials. Whether you’re a fan of decorative flower spring garlands or indoor gardens, these nine beauties make great gifts for anyone looking to boost their garden game. And they’re all urban-friendly to boot!
1. Brit + Co Sand Art Terrarium Kit ($29): Terrariums themselves are spectacularly great, but when you add some colorful sand art into the mix, they become next-level home decor. From glitter to confetti, there are so many ways to add a personal touch to the sand layers.
2. Kikkerland Brass Plant Mister ($24): If you’re a green thumb, it means you’ve got plants. If you’re keeping plants, you gotta keep ’em alive with some water now and then (aka always). This golden mister has an antique feel that will make feeding your plants lots of fun.
3. Cherie Marquez’s Succulent Gardening Online Class ($19): Learn everything you need to know about raising your very own succulent plants from this online class. It’s great for urban dwellers who are tight on space but still want some nature in their lives.
4. Seletti North America Ltd. Green Pantone Metal Box ($22): You’ve gotta keep your gardening supplies somewhere, and this green Pantone box is one of the best ways to store them.
5. Modern Sprout Garden Jar Herb Kit ($54): This three pack of basil, mint and cilantro comes in kit form and is all ready for you to assemble and start growing right on your window sill. Because everything is better when spiced with your very own herbs.
6. Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford ($16): This book celebrates the glory of all things green and nature-y in the best way possible: coloring book form! Even if you don’t want to add color, the illustrations themselves are frame-worthy loveliness.
7. Macrame Hanging Planter Kit ($25): Once you’ve got your plants assembled and ready to display, next you’ve gotta figure out just how you want to show them off. This macrame kit is one super colorful and fun way to do it — it’s definitely not your grandma’s planter.
8. The Juice Solution by Erin Quon and Briana Stockton ($23): If you’re raising your very own garden greens, one of the best ways to use them is in super healthy and mega tasty juice blends. This book will give you all the tips and tricks you need to make all kinds of tasty concoctions.
9. Modern Sprout Kraft Seed Starter Kits ($17): Not only do these beautifully designed capsules include everything you need to start growing your own spices, they come with easy to read, step-by-step instructions that ensure the process is as enjoyable as using them later.
What are your green thumb essentials? Share ’em with us on Twitter @BritandCo!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!