Do you need a gift for the plant lover in your life but don’t want to get them ANOTHER set of hand tools? Especially if you don’t enjoy the hobby yourself, it can be difficult to come up with a garden-related gift that the recipient doesn’t already have.
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If they’re experienced enough that you thought to get them a gardening gift, they’ve probably got all the basics.
So we’ve gone beyond the basics with these gift ideas for gardeners. We’ve got something for everyone from small space planter gardens to a big yard full of veggies and flower beds.
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Best Gifts for the Gardeners in Your Life
“Plants Get Me” Socks
Want to acknowledge their beloved hobby with your gift but don’t know enough about their gardening style to pick out a gift for their actual garden?
These fun socks will do just that. And “Plants get me” is a sentiment I’m sure pretty much any gardener truly understands and relates to. Plus all the reviews say these socks are super comfy which is a great gift on its own in my opinion!
Adjustable Garden Kneeler and Seat
Working in a garden means spending a lot of time on your hands and knees. Give your gardeners’ joints a little boost with this sturdy but comfortable kneeling pad and bench combo.
It easily folds up for small storage spaces and has pockets on the side for their hand tools.
Gardener’s Log Book
This logbook is a combination garden planner and log, to keep track of a garden’s growth and plan out what plants you’d like to place in each section.
It’s especially useful for vegetable gardeners and anyone with big flower beds.
Natural Bee House
Save the bees! Anyone who is into gardening knows how important the bees (and other pollinators) are for the success of your plants – especially flowers and produce.
And since not everyone wants to be a full-fledged beekeeper, this natural bee house is a perfect way to give their garden a little boost.
Angel of the Garden Figurine
Maybe you want to give your gardener a gift for their indoor space as a nod to their outdoor hobby. (Especially if they live somewhere that gets cold in the winter!)
This Angel of the Garden figurine is a perfect gift for anyone who adores their garden but can’t be out in it all the time.
Large Brim Floppy Sun Hat
Outdoor hobbies like gardening mean getting a lot of sunshine. Help your gardener friend keep their skin and eyes safe with this big floppy sun hat. And bonus! It comes in lots of fun prints so there’s something for everyone’s style.
Bud Vase Centerpiece
If you’re shopping for someone who is especially proud of their flower garden, you may want to consider a nice vase so they can bring their beautiful handiwork inside to enjoy and to brighten up their indoor space.
This bud vase centerpiece will let them display several kinds of flowers at once without needing to prune a whole plant to fill a regular vase. It also comes in several color schemes to fit their particular style.
Microfleur Flower Press
In the same vein, this microwave flower press is an easy way to preserve flowers for making wall art and even resin jewelry if they’re into that sort of thing. Then they can enjoy their beautiful flowers for even longer!
There are lots of options out there for preserving flowers but this method is one of the most beginner-friendly, by far.
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Speaking of preserving, I have to imagine every vegetable (or fruit!) gardener has imagined having an entire canning cellar filled with preserved produce fresh from their own garden.
But canning can be a daunting process when it’s your first try. Botulism? No thanks! Ball’s Canning books take a lot of anxiety out of the process with their instructions and canning process information. And they release a new book of recipes at least once a year! This is one of the latest versions.
Canning Jars with Lids
And if they’re just getting started canning, (or even if they’ve been at it a while) do them a favor and grab a box of canning jars to go with it.
The jars are by far the most expensive part of preserving your own food and I’ve never seen a gardener who cans turn down a mason jar!
Outdoor Potting Station
This is a great accessory for gardeners who do a lot of potting or just have not-so-great joints. It’s got storage space and hooks to help keep your gardener’s tools organized and a nice big metal workspace on top for repotting, pruning, or whatever else a gardener needs to do!
Birds and Blooms Magazine Subscription
A gardening magazine is a great low-cost gift for gardeners that keeps on giving for an entire year!
There are lots of different ones to choose from like Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Gardening, or even a local subscription if there’s one based in your area. But I’ve always loved Birds and Blooms the most for the beautiful images and it’s definitely the one I’d recommend.
Extendable Fruit Picker Basket
This fruit picker basket is handy for harvesting fruit from tall trees without a ladder. And to be honest, it’s just plain fun! This particular one comes with an attachment to make it longer for those beautiful out-of-reach fruits hiding at the top of the tree.
Waterproof Rain and Garden Shoes
Let me just say, gardening is certainly not easy on the shoes. If you’re doing it “right”, you’re usually stepping in a lot of wet dirt.
Regular tennis shoes just don’t stand up to that kind of use. Rubber shoes on the other hand keep the water out and don’t get damaged from being wet and dirty all the time. And just look at how cute these are!
Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers
Most hobbies come with a lot of information to learn in order to truly master them. Gardening takes that to a whole new level. Not only do you have to learn how to care for a plant, but then come to find out every plant needs something different!
The Encyclopedia of plants and flowers has tons of great information about different types of plants and their needs. It’s a great resource for any gardener to have in their home.
Shepherd Hook Solar Lanterns
Solar lights are a great addition to any garden but some gardeners just don’t like the way they look. These shepherd’s hook lights fix that problem with a more traditional look.
The lanterns also come off of the hooks so that they can be hung on existing fixtures if that fits the recipient’s space better.
Portable Mini Greenhouse
If your gardener lives in a climate where spring takes its time coming back, they’ll likely be itching to start planting long before their plant babies would be able to survive outside.
A seed-starter greenhouse is a perfect solution for that. This one is portable and has three shelves so that lots of baby plants can fit together in a nice warm space and get off on the right “root” (…Sorry).
Grow Light Indoor Light Strips
Don’t forget the grow lights if the mini greenhouse is going to be living indoors! These lights are made specifically for helping plants grow in low-light settings and are used for finicky houseplants as well as starting seeds before transferring outdoors.
Stacking Vertical Planter Set
These vertical stacking planters are a great gift for small-space gardeners or those with potted gardens. They are designed to stack straight up with room for three plants on each tier. This kind of planter is especially good for plants like strawberries.
The term “squirrel-proof” may hit a nerve with some gardeners, as I don’t think there has ever been a truly squirrel-proof bird feeder.
Nevertheless, this one does have some features that help keep squirrels away and some pretty good reviews in that respect. If your gardener likes having birds around, this is a good choice of gift regardless.
If you’ve been looking for a gift to give your gardener friend or loved one, this list of unique ideas might be just what you were looking for! These items will make any green thumb happy.