1) Give the gift of growing mushrooms for the first time with an Oyster Mushroom 'Spray and Grow' Kit!
Really, anyone who’s curious about fungi will be awestruck watching mushrooms emerge on their kitchen counter. Using one of these kits is super easy and fun, all it needs is a little spritz! In two weeks or less, beautiful clusters of mushrooms will burst from the box, doubling in size each day. When they’re big enough, just pluck mushrooms off the box and cook ‘em up! Most kits get 2-3 flushes of mushrooms. Pretty impressive, huh?
2) Keep your loved ones healthy with Chaga Tea!
This superfood is a great gift. It can be made hot in the winter and iced in the summer making it a year-round treat for the foodie, wellness enthusiast, or morning beverage connoisseur in your life!
Four medicinal mushrooms: reishi, shiitake, chaga, and hen of the woods are combined in this balanced blend to support a body through the daily grind and in times of stress. We take Immunity Blend every morning with our coffee or tea, and load up on extra ahead of travel and flu season. It can even help with allergies!
3) Make sure they're prepared for the big haul with an Opinel Mushroom Harvesting Knife!
1. Give them a beginner-friendly mushroom Spray & Grow Kit!
Spray & Grow countertop kits are hands down the best-selling mushroom gift. They are perfect for the gardening fanatic, your foodie friends, or wellness enthusiasts interested in making their own tincture. And curious kids love them too becuase they're so easy. (You can even buy one for that friend who’s bakes through the holidays and could use a little company in the kitchen!) Mushroom kits are truly the go-to gift for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or any other gift-giving holidays throughout the year.
Anyone who’s curious about fungi will be awestruck watching mushrooms emerge on their kitchen counter. Using one of these kits is super easy and fun, all it needs is a little spritz! In about two weeks, beautiful clusters of mushrooms will burst from the box, doubling in size each day. When they’re big enough, just pluck mushrooms off the box and cook ‘em up! And most kits get 2+ flushes of mushrooms!
2. Give them a folding mushroom foraging knife!
Is your pal a farmer or gardener in need of a trusty blade for slicing shiitakes off logs or wine caps from beds? Or do you know a backcountry trekker with eyes for Morels, Chanterelles, or Porcini? Maybe a culinary adventurer looking to explore outside? An Opinel Mushroom Harvesting Knife is an essential companion for any mushroom lover.
The folding Opinel Mushroom Foraging Knife has a curved blade suitable for easy slicing, a ridged spine for scraping stubborn dirt from stems, and a brush for cleaning forest duff from mushroom caps and gills. Anybody who loves mushrooms would love receiving this unique gift. The French knife maker has been at it since 1890 and has perfected the art of simple functionality. Truly, a masterpiece to behold and to hold. Heck, Pablo Picasso himself used an Opinel for his sculptures!
3. Give them an outdoor log growing kit!
Do you know a tinkerer, someone who enjoys tactile crafts, or likes to invest in long-term projects like beer brewing? Maybe a family member with a cabin in the woods, or is pretty resourceful? Growing Shiitakes on logs is one of the easiest and most satisfying ways of growing edible mushrooms at home. Logs live outdoors in shady parts of the garden (eat your heart out you finicky tomato beds!) and will produce mushrooms in flushes after rainfall for multiple years.
Our outdoor mushroom log kits have everything your loved one needs to produce one or two Shiitake logs. Kits contain a voucher for mushroom plug spawn (think seeds for mushroom growers) that the receiver can redeem when they are ready, a drill bit, wax for sealing the log, and detailed instructions. This is an excellent gift for late winter and early spring, during what we call spawn season or the prime window for log inoculation.
4. Give them a book on foraging or mushroom growing!
There is nothing as satisfying for a fungi fanatic as sitting down and geeking out with a book written by one of the pioneers of mushroom cultivation like Paul Stamets, or one of the new guard like Peter McCoy or Tradd Cotter. Our collection of mushroom books are wellsprings of knowledge that have influenced generations of mushroom farmers, foragers, and enthusiasts.
In this silicon age, it’s almost difficult to escape from screens here in the US. Returning to the profound power of the written word can make a genuine and heartfelt impression. Books aren't quaint, they're a foundation, and shouldn't be overlooked as a gift!
5. Give them a wellness mushroom tincture!
Show someone you care by helping them take care! Do you know anyone who is always hustling or prone to burn out? What about a teacher, healthcare professional, or parent? Really, anybody whose body is sometimes just run down. Mushroom tinctures are a great gift for wellness enthusiasts, folks who are always on the go, or anybody who could use an extra boost!
Our Immunity Blend mushroom tincture is made from 100% fruiting bodies for maximum potency, using the highest quality ingredients. It’s sure to bolster the immune system and can be used year round as a daily tonic. Four medicinal mushrooms: Reishi, Shiitake, Chaga, and Hen of the Woods are combined in this balanced blend to support a body through the daily grind and in times of stress. (We take Immunity Blend every morning with our coffee or tea, and load up on extra ahead of travel and flu season. It can even help with allergies!)
6. Give them wild chaga mushroom tea!
Chaga is considered a super-food, packed with antioxidants that help boost immunity, stimulate the production of natural energy, and support overall health. Among the numerous health benefits found in wild chaga, probably the most important medicinal compound is betulinic acid, which has been studied for its natural anti-inflammatory, anti-fatigue, and immune boosting effects.
Our wild chaga tea features wild chaga foraged from local forests in Maine that we air dry and hand grind. When the chaga has hardened and lost its moisture content, we prepare it using a turn-of-the-century food mill, then hand package it. All of our chaga is ethically wildcrafted so as not to deplete the ecosystem from which it was harvested.
7. Give them a set of log inoculaton tools!
Know somebody who grows mushrooms on logs using sawdust spawn? Help them plus up their growing game with tools to make inoculation a breeze.
Thumb-press log inoculation tools are for injecting sawdust spawn into holes drilled on logs. They feature a sturdy ergonomic hand grip and a spring-loaded thumb press for single hand use, allowing the other hand to steady the log during inoculation. With regular cleaning and proper storage, it should last for many years.
Angle grinder adapters increase the speed of the log inoculation process 4x by allowing you to use our specialized mushroom drill bits on an angle grinder. (Angle grinders run at much higher RPMs than hand drills!) And specialized stainless steel drill bits are used to drill holes into logs prior to inoculation with mushroom spawn. In addition to speeding up the process, they also ensure that each hole is an identical size and depth.
8. Give them a monotub indoor mushroom growing kit!
The monotub tek method is where most indoor mushroom cultivators get their start. It's easy, fast, and doesn't take up much space or require high-tech humidity or ventilation systems.
Our monotub kits make mushroom growing easy. Created by mycologists, our starter kits are equipped with everything you need to begin. (All that's required is a spore syringe or liquid culture!) The monotub is designed with airflow and humidity controls and requires no high-tech additions. And the manure-based sterile substrates, injection port bag, and coco coir provide mediums for colonization, incubation, and growth.
We've also included self-adhesive filters and black micropore tape that fit over holes on the monotub lid and base. These are designed to keep out foreign spores and other contaminants while maintaining proper humidity, airflow, and gas exchange.
Is your pal a farmer or gardener in need of a trusty blade for slicing Shiitakes off logs or wine caps from beds? Or do you know a backcountry trekker with eyes for morels, chanterelles, or porcini? Maybe a culinary adventurer looking to explore outside? An Opinel Mushroom Harvesting Knife is an essential companion for any mushroom lover.
4) Help them make a shiitake log in their yard!
Give the gift of healthy, delicious mushrooms for years to come with a DIY mushroom log kit!
Do you know a tinkerer, someone who enjoys tactile crafts, or likes to invest in long-term projects like beer brewing? Maybe a family member with a cabin in the woods, or is pretty resourceful. Growing shiitakes on logs is one of the easiest and most satisfying ways of growing edible mushrooms at home. Logs live outdoors in shady parts of the garden (eat your heart out you finicky tomato beds!) and will produce mushrooms in flushes after rainfall for multiple years.
5) What about a well respected and informative book on cultivation or foraging?
9) Give them a fully-automated indoor mushroom grow tent!
Perhaps the best gift for an avid mushroom grower interested in scaling up their grows is our fully automated, customizable, easy to set up BoomRoom Automated Martha Tent Kit. It comes with our BoomRoom tent, a humification and air exchange system, as well as a Spore Floor base to prevent excess moisture from leaking out.
We've done all the work for you - this kit is designed to yield the best flushes of mushrooms from fruiting blocks, trays, jars, and more. And best of all, it can be set up in a kitchen, garage, basement, closet, and really anywhere that your loved one would like to grow mushrooms. What a great way to give the gift of consistency in their mushroom grows!