Green-thumbed pals can be tricky to buy for—what else can you gift them other than more plants? Well, it’s time to think outside of the pot. Below, our favorite maintenance tools, floral decor, and botanical books for plant lovers.

Gifts from Colorado Hand-Painted Columbine Glass Coffee Mug

Gifts from Colorado Hand-Painted Columbine Glass Coffee Mug
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There may be no better way for a gardener to begin their day than by sipping on a warm cuppa from this locally made floral coffee mug ($29.95). Inspired by Colorado’s state flower, the artist renders a series of vibrant blue Columbine flowers that wrap around all sides of the mug. It may be winter, but these high-alpine natives will get you thinking of sunshine and spring in a hurry. Available online

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Crocs Classic Clog

Crocs Classic Clog
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You’ll never find a better gardening shoe than the style icon herself: good ol’ Crocs ($25–$49.99). This Broomfield-based business hits the footwear sweet spot for horticultural tinkerers: lightweight, washable, and easy to slip on and off. Plus, your loved one can customize their clogs with any number of the floral charms, adding more pizazz to these already-sweet kicks. Available online and and in various retailers

Colorado Hardy Plants Youth Gardener Package

Colorado Hardy Plants Youth Gardener Package
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Tucked away on the Western Slope, Colorado Hardy Plants is a native-plant nursery that wants to inspire the next generation of budding plant lovers. That’s why they’ve put together a starter package for kids that includes three cold-tolerant and well-rooted landscaping plants for kiddos to learn and grow with. The variety depends on availability, but here’s the best part: It’s totally free. You just pay for shipping. Available online

Denver Plant Delivery Plant Club Subscription

Denver Plant Delivery Plant Club Subscription
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Located in a warehouse in Centennial with hundreds of plants to choose from, Denver Plant Delivery has built its business on bringing healthy and unique houseplants right to your front door. For plant aficionados who enjoy the element of surprise, the Plant Club Subscription ($39–$65) makes a great gift. Every month (or quarter), a new plant and planter arrive at your giftee’s home. Denver Plant Delivery changes up the variety so subscribers don’t ever get the same ones, and they often secure unique varietals like Monstera Swiss cheese. Bottom line: This is the plant gift that keeps on giving. 8200 S. Quebec St., Centennial; 720-255-2653

Mountain Mudworks Colorado Ceramic Pot

Mountain Mudworks Colorado Ceramic Pot
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Houseplants need pots, so why not gift one that is dripping with home state pride? Designed and crafted by Colorado Springs–based Mountain Mudworks, this four-inch ceramic container comes with drainage holes and a color-coordinated plant tray ($28). The raised Colorado C adds a bit of dimension to the design. While MudWorks notes that the container could be used outside thanks to its durable glaze, we think it’ll be happier indoors. Available online

Made in Colorado Aspen Leaf Lace Charm

Made in Colorado Aspen Leaf Lace Charm
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All Coloradans love gilded aspen leaves, but plant parents may love them a little more. Why not gift such a person a literal gilded aspen leaf? Crafted by one of the artisans at Made in Colorado, this aspen leaf is plated in 24-carat gold or silver to complement a variety of preferences. This one ($15.50) clips on to an existing charm bracelet, so your favorite gardener can watch it glimmer in the sunshine while working among the weeds. Available online

Denver Plant Delivery Macrame Hanger with Metal Bowl

Denver Plant Delivery Macrame Hanger with Metal Bowl
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At some point, your favorite plant lover will run out of shelf space for their green beauties. When that happens, it’s time to go aerial with hand-crafted plant hangers like this woven macrame option ($25) from Denver Plant Delivery. In addition to the knotted hanger, this gift includes a 6.5-inch metal bowl at the base, which creates a beautiful all-in-one selection for trailing plants or air plants. 8200 S. Quebec St., Centennial; 720-255-2653

The Essential Guide to Rocky Mountain Mushrooms by Habitat

Essential Guide to Rocky Mountain Mushrooms by Habitat
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Mushroom hunting is booming and this guide is a great place to start for anyone looking to begin their foraging journey. Not only does the book ($24) include full-color photos to easily reference, but it also details descriptions and tips for identification including species’ edibility, odor, and taste. Plus, it includes ’shrooms from all over the Rocky Mountain region, so the fun continues beyond the Colorado state line. Available online

GiftsThatBloom Colorado Wildflower Seed Garden Shaker Can

GiftsThatBloom Colorado Wildflower Seed Garden Shaker Can
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Colorado’s growing parameters are tough with the high altitude, scorching sun, alkaline clay soil, lack of humidity, and windy-as-all-get-out conditions. That’s why it’s important to opt for native flowers like those found in this shaker can ($10.95) from GiftsThatBloom. The seeds cover up to 150 square feet of dirt and promise to draw in lots of butterflies, too. With a variety of blooms included, your recipient is sure to love this colorful gift come springtime. Available online

Bonnie Brae Flowers Inc. Create-Your-Own Terrarium Kit

Bonnie Brae Flowers Inc. Create-Your-Own Terrarium Kit
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Once winter hits, Colorado’s growing season disappears—outdoors. That’s why these terrarium kits from Denver-based Bonnie Brae Flowers Inc. make such a great holiday gift: They keep the green energy flowing through the chilly months. There are three kits to choose from ($59.99–$79.99) and each includes a glass container and bags of soil, moss, and drainage stones. The smallest kit includes two succulent or foliage plants; more plants are included as the price increases. 5595 E. Evans Ave., Denver; 303-744-1091