If one of your family members or friends has a green thumb, find a gift that supports their love of gardening. Read our guide below to learn about some of the best gifts for gardeners.
Whether you have a friend who maintains an entire vegetable garden or know of a family member who tends to a few flowers on their front porch, you’ll want to find the perfect gift for the gardeners in your life. To help you with this, the This Old House Reviews team has scoured the internet for tools, accessories, and other products that will make gardening easier and more enjoyable. Here are 17 of the best gifts for gardeners.
Hutzler Garden Colander
When it comes time to harvest your fruits, vegetables, and herbs, you can carry this basket around your yard and collect all of the items ready for picking. Once you’re back inside your home, you can run the plants directly under the kitchen faucet to wash off any dirt or pesticides and the dirt and debris will filter right through the bottom.
Gorilla Grip Original Premium Thick Kneeling Pad
Every gardener has experienced the pain of sore knees after kneeling in the grass or on concrete while planting flower beds or tending to plants. This mat from Gorilla Grip is made of high-density and durable foam, providing you with a cushioned pad to kneel on and protecting your knees as you work in your garden.
Sullivans Small Ceramic Vase Set
This set of vases from Sullivans allows your family members and friends to decorate their homes with the flowers they grew themselves. This set includes three vases of varying heights, allowing you to display both short and tall flowers on your counter or kitchen table.
TACKLIFE 6-Piece Garden Tools Set
This set of gardening tools has a matching trowel, transplant trowel, soil scoop, weeder, cultivator, and pruning shears, allowing you to complete any planting or maintenance tasks around your garden. It also comes with a carrying bag so that you can carry all of the tools at once instead of making several trips back and forth to your garage or shed.
Nature’s Hangout Window Bird Feeder
Birds help keep your garden healthy by eating unwanted pests and spreading seeds. To help attract more birds to your yard, consider investing in this bird feeder. Made from high-transparency, see-through acrylic, this bird feeder attaches to a window using suction cups, allowing you to bird watch without needing binoculars.
TBI Pro Bug Zapper
Not only do mosquitoes and other insects prevent you from sitting outside and enjoying your yard, but they also eat away at the leaves on your plants. This pest trap has a non-toxic bug attractant and a 20W high-intensity ultraviolet lamp that zaps any bug that gets too close to it, cutting down on the number of insects that circulate in your yard.
AeroGarden Indoor Hydroponic Garden
This hydroponic herb garden makes growing plants easy. It comes with six seed pods that are placed in the planter. The planter tells you when to add water and nutrients and automatically turns off its grow lights when the herbs need a break, making it a great gift for the friend who is new to gardening.
COOLJOB Gardening Gloves
Every gardener needs a pair of gloves to keep their hands clean and protected while digging up the soil. This six-pack of gloves can be shared with other people or act as back-ups when the other pairs of gloves wear out. These gloves have rubber on the fingers and palms, which helps you grip tools while performing a variety of gardening tasks.
Homarden Copper Watering Can
This watering can has a retro design with its copper color and rounded shape. It can hold 1.3 liters of water, making it the perfect size for watering a small outdoor garden or a few indoor plants. It even has a cap that you can place over the tip when it’s not in use to prevent spilling water.
HOMENOTE 60 Pieces Bamboo Plant Labels
These plant markers allow you to label the plants that are growing in your garden so that you remember what they are when the seeds start sprouting. With this set, you get 60 bamboo tags and a black marker, giving you enough to label at least one season’s worth of plants.
Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion
After a long day of gardening, your hands will likely be sore even if you wore gardening gloves. This repair lotion uses macadamia nut oil and other oils to hydrate your hands and encourage restoration so that you’ll be healed in a few hours, just in time for another day of yard work.
Black Duck Brand Set of 40 Assorted Vegetable & Herb Seeds
Help your friend decide what they want to plant in their garden this season with a set of 40 seed packets. These packets have seeds for a variety of herbs, fruits, and vegetables, including pumpkin, watermelon, cantaloupe, and basil, and they all have a quick germination period of seven to 14 days.
Oxford Cloth Work Apron
Not only will an apron keep your clothes clean while gardening, but it will also store gardening supplies so that you don’t have to walk back and forth to your shed or garage every time you need a new tool. This apron has 10 pouches that vary in size to store both large and small tools and features an adjustable strap to accommodate any body type.
The Gardener’s Logbook by Peter Pauper Press
This gardening journal helps you plan out your garden and keep track of your plants. It has grid pages to help you decide the layout of your plants, logs to track the growth of each individual plant, and gardening tips like when and how to water your plants and what types of plants will grow in your region of the United States.
Worx Aerocart 8-in-1 Wheelbarrow
This wheelbarrow can also be converted into a cart, bag holder, dolly, extended dolly, cylinder carrier, rock/plant mover, and trailer tote. The versatility of this product allows you to carry fresh soil to the plants you’re planting or bricks to the flower bed you’re lining and makes heavy-duty maintenance tasks around your yard easier.
Greenworks Cordless Brushless Hedge Trimmer
Hedges like Nellie Stevens holly mostly take care of themselves, requiring little water and surviving in both sunny and shady areas. However, they do require occasional trimming to stimulate growth. This hedge trimmer from Greenworks will help you maintain the hedges around your yard with its powerful, 80-volt engine and two-handle design.
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