If you’ve ever wanted to grow your own herbs on a windowsill and use them in your daily cooking, these adorable dinosaur planters from Uncommon Goods help take the effort out of keeping indoor plants alive. While the herbs inside of them still need access to sunlight (so you’ll want to place them near a window), these planters have a unique self-watering design that makes them not just cute but super-practical, as well.
Since it’s inevitable that someone will space on watering their herbs at some point (or will have to be away from home for a few days), these planters only require that the dish that the dinosaur “drinks” from is filled with water; the planter does the rest, allowing the roots to absorb the necessary amount of water through the dino’s tongue when they need it. This also prevents you from over-watering the herbs, too.
Sold on Uncommon Goods for $14 each, all three of the brightly-colored ceramic dinosaur planters come with seeds to help start your herb garden off. Choose your favorite dino or collect the entire set: The orange Triceratops comes with sweet basil seeds, the green Stegosaurus contains lucky clover, and the red T-Rex comes with wild strawberry seeds.
According to reviews, these Japanese-made planters make a fun and quirky gift for the dinosaur-loving people in your life, especially kids. And just imagine the batches of pesto you can make with your own basil plant growing in your kitchen.
The items are currently back-ordered. If you buy one now, it will ship by July 16.
Not into dinosaurs? You can also find self-watering planters with more conventional designs on Uncommon Goods, like this modern planter made of handblown glass. The bottom of the planter acts as a water reservoir for the plant. You can have this for $48, but it’s also back-ordered and will ship by July 9.
Which self-watering planter do you like best: the dinosaur ones or the more modern glass planter?