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If you’ve scrolled TikTok or Instagram in quarantine, you’ve probably seen more and more dreamy pics of folks gardening, donning gorgeous prairie dress, knitting and going on picnics. But that’s not just a case of the quarantine hobbyist, it’s a hot new trend called “cottagecore.”

Cottagecore is an aesthetic dedicated to romanticizing “uncomplicated” country living. Thinking growing vegetables, sipping tea, and foraging berries, all with a dreamy vibe a la “Alice In Wonderland.” Here are some gift ideas for your “cottagecore”-obsessed friend:

  • House plants. Giving someone a houseplant is like a way lower-pressure version of gifting them a new pet, and it’s perfect for nature lovers. Shop around and you can find some discounted “house plant bundles” to really get your cottagecore friend’s collection started. Throw in a watering can, and you’ll complete the set!
  • Hand trowel and garden fork set. Cottagecore is all about plants and florals, so what better gift than some gardening tools? Hop on Etsy and find a hand trowel and garden fork with a nice design, and your friend’s cottagecore gardening will be on point for the ‘gram.
  • Green ivy vine string lights. If you don’t want to gift actual plants, some artificial green icy vine string lights will do the trick. It’s a great and stylish way to light up a room, and great for the cottagecore ‘gram.
  • A baking set. It’s not just cottagecore, just about everyone has dabbled in baking this year. How can you go wrong with a baking set? Find one with a unique floral design to really please your cottagecore pal!
  • An infuser teapot. Brewing tea has never been easier – or more fun to watch. There are some chic-looking infuser teapots on the market, so your loved one can enjoy their favorite loose leaf varieties on the stove… and watch the whole process if you buy a glass one. Throw in some loose-leaf tea and you’ll make their holiday!

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