These little plastic pendants from Wear It Mini Plants contain actual, living succulents and cacti. Wear one, and feel like a planet, or at least some sort of Gaia-esque earth spirit. (Click on an image to go to the product's shop page.)
What makes these kid-friendly, besides the obvious appeal of having a tiny pet plant you can wear, is the price: a mere $8! That price includes the ball chain shown in these photos; if you want fancier chains, they offer a nice range to choose from for a few bucks more.
Eventually, hopefully, your baby plant will outgrow your little necklace capsule, and at that point you can merely repot it into a bigger container. Click on each image to go to that plant's etsy page, and you can read exact care instructions for each. These people know (and care) about plants!
If the sea entices you more than the desert, try their sister shop, Wear It Mini Beach. These glass orbs are a little bit more expensive, but where else can you get a wearable, living, aquatic moss ball for under $20?
The sands and shells are taken from beaches all over the world: Bermuda, Japan, Hawaii... Each underwater terrarium is a little vicarious vacation in a pendant. Lovely!
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.