Concrete windowsill pots

The Succulent Lovers’ Wish List

Recently updated! I couldn't resist adding six more "finds." ;+) ~ DLB

I ran across these while shopping online for succulent-specific tools and special gifts for friends. They're worthy of any succulent lover's wish list, including my own! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Note: Many links are affiliate.

Plush Succulent Pillow

Plush 3-D succulent pillow

Plush 3-D succulent pillow

Made of soft "micro plush" material, this three-dimensional rosette succulent pillow makes a beautiful, super cushy accent piece. Hand-sewn and flat on the underside. Weighs 1 lb.; size is 14 x 11.8 x 8.5 inches.

Three-panel succulent scenes

Succulent three-panel wall art

Succulent three-panel wall art

I plan to borrow this idea using my own images to sell at Succulent Chic, my online store. But no way can I beat this price: three stretched canvas prints, each 12 x 16 inches, $30. Comes with hooks, ready to hang. Total weight 2 lbs.

Also check out this 16 x 24-inch Agave americana trio for $50 ~

3-panel agave scene

3-panel agave wall art

Succulent Plants and Accessories

Succulent sampler gift box

Succulent sampler gift box

Nine perfectly packaged succulents arrive ready to go into individual pots or to combine in a floral-style container arrangement. $28 from Mountain Crest Gardens.

Be sure to check out Mountain Crest's selection of Unusual Succulent Varieties too.

Set of Six Ceramic Pots

White ceramic pots for succulents

White ceramic pots for succulents

Each is 3.15-in. diameter. These have drain holes and come with bamboo trays to protect windowsills and countertops. A bargain at $16.

Concrete Succulent Pots

Concrete windowsill pots

Concrete windowsill pots

This eye-catching trio juxtaposes a silvery-gray industrial material with patterns that are sleek and contemporary. Perfect for a windowsill in an upscale home. $17 for the set, each 3 x 3 x 3.2 inches. Yes, they drain!

Bag of Horticultural Pumice

Horticultural Pumice

Horticultural pumice

A thoughtful gift to accompany plants and/or pots, pumice serves as top-dressing that gives containers a finished look. And when added to soil, it enhances aeration and absorbs excess moisture. 2 dry quarts, $14.

My Book: Succulent Container Gardens 
Book: Succulent Container Gardens

If you'll be giving plants, pots and pumice, consider including my book, Succulent Container Gardens. Want a signed, personalized copy? Order a book plate from me for $2.50/ea. (Free to newsletter subscribers who mail me an SASE.)

Succulent Fashions by Dyana Hesson

Succulent sleep mask

Succulent travel sleep mask by Dyana Hesson

I'm over the moon about Dyana's paintings, and happy that some of her work is now on scarves, tote bags and more. (If she were to do a succulent calendar, I'd go whimpering into a corner.) I'm asking Santa for this succulent sleep mask ($30)

Succulent Socks

Succulent socks

Succulent socks

A friend gave me a cute pair of succulent socks that I wear often and that invariably get compliments. So when I saw these, I had to have them! $10, fit women's shoe sizes 5-10.5. Also in tan.

Cactus weeder


Cactus weeder

Cactus weeder

This inexpensive tool---actually a fish-hook extractor---makes a super stocking stuffer. Btw, it's what The Ruth Bancroft Garden uses to groom spiny succulents. $8 on Amazon.

Cactus Gloves

Cactus gloves

Cactus gloves

Thorn Armor Gloves have three layers of exceptionally tough, durable fabric. No wonder Arizona artist Jim Sudal wears these when creating his yearly 7-foot holiday tree out of cactus pads. 

Succulent dog collar and leash

Succulent dog collar

My Jack Russel-mix doesn't need a new collar and leash...or does he? This set would be a great conversation-starter with other dog-walkers here in the 'hood. (And he'd look so cute.) Six-foot, half-inch-wide leash and medium-sized collar, $16/ea.


Next up in Part Two of my Holiday Gift Guide, I'll show you new-for-'19 gift items from Succulent Chic, my own Zazzle store. If you're curious, go ahead and...

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  1. Mike Zander on November 22, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    What a game changer.Tried the fish hook remover as a weeding tool .Brilliant. I will have to buy another one to replace in my tackle box.Those Thorn Armour Gloves look like they should have my name on them also.

    • Debra Lee Baldwin on November 23, 2019 at 9:54 am

      I know, right? ;+)

  2. Pat Roach on November 23, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Great ideas! We use the fish hook remover to weed at the greenhouse at CSUF!

  3. Arlene on November 25, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Thank you for recommending Succulent Gardening Nursery. I wish they were not closing. Their website has so much information and so many varieties of succulents it’s mind blowing! I ordered succulents and they were very generous with the cuttings and succulents arrived in excellent condition. Thank you for all the wonderful information that you disperse in your newsletter. Here in Hawaii we don’t get to see many of the Dick Wright Echeverias. Your video with Dick Wright is priceless. 🤗

    • Debra Lee Baldwin on November 25, 2019 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you, Arlene! To clarify, Arlene is referring to Tina Zucker’s mail-order nursery in San Diego, not Succulent Gardens Nursery near San Francisco.

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