These Are the Gifts Gardening Lovers Will Actually Want This Year
Whether you're a beginner to the green thumb lifestyle or a seasoned gardener, taking care of plants is a 24/7 job. In many cases, it requires a lot attention and passion if you want to keep your plants thriving. If you have a loved one whose ultimate hobby is planting and harvesting, they'll appreciate these gifts for gardeners. And though summer is long gone, the TLC of their plants never stops for the gardener in your life.
In fact, it's the perfect chance to get ready for next year's harvest and continue their love of all things horticulture. (Ps. If you have a plant lover in your life, you should also check out our curation of plant subscriptions which make amazing gifts, too.)
No matter if you have an outdoor garden or a small patio with a planter box, there's always an opportunity to plant and harvest some beautiful perennials and delicious herbs and produce. To help that became a reality, below we've rounded up some of the best gifts for gardeners to enjoy both in and out of harvest time.
Most unique gardening gifts
Looking for a decor piece that’s both stylish and functional? This herb drying rack, made of pine wood, has got you covered. Featuring four metal clips, the RawRutes rack will allow you to hang your herbs and dry them out evenly.
Keep an eye on your potted green babies with this birthstone-theme watering globe. Made in Rhode Island, this little orb helps keep your plants hydrated for up to seven days. As a bonus, each globe comes with a card that explains the significance of your birth month’s stone.
Originally $65, now $46
If the person you know already has enough plants and seeds to last them a lifetime, consider this Adolphe Millot Fleurs throw blanket. Made with sherpa fleece, this blanket is great for bundling up on a chilly night and as a decor piece to show off your love for all things floral.
To help set a cozy mood in your gardening space, these solar LED lanterns are here to the rescue. They last up to six hours fully charged and cast a warm white light, which is perfect for late night kickbacks out in the patio. Line them up along your backyard steps or by your patio walkway to help create a relaxed vibe.
Best handy gardening gifts
Tired of dealing with stubborn weeds? This tool may be the solution you need to save your precious plants. With over 5,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, the Grampa’s Weeder is a fan-favorite for control weed growth in your garden space. It has a four-claw design that’s effective on different soil, including after a rainfall.
For the times you want protect your feet from dirt and wet soil, these shoes are a safe bet. Made of rubber and featuring insulation, this pair is waterproof and will keep you warm and dry when temperatures turn brisk.
Give sparrows and neighborhood morning birds a place to call home in this hanging bird cottage. Made of wood, this planter serves as a safe space for feathered friends and small potted plants. It’s perfect to hang above your porch or patio.
Originally $22, now $21
Plants can often attract a lot of insects, including a lot of mosquitoes. To help keep these bloodsuckers away from your precious greens—and from biting your skin—this Thermacell Mosquito Repellent lantern has got your back. It puts up a 15-foot shield of protection against the tiny insects and uses a natural repellant often found in many plants.
Originally $25, now $13
If you’re always hunched over on your knees to prune your petunias, you can use this kneeling pad to eliminate some of the stress on your joints. The Red Home Club gardening pad has a cozy foam cushion that measures 1.5 inches thick. Use it to guard your knees from concrete and hardwood surfaces both inside and outside your home.
Best garden tool sets
If you like to spend hours on end pruning, cutting and weed whacking, this tool kit may be just want you need in your green thumb arsenal. It comes with two trowels for digging, one rake for cultivating and one weed remover. There’s even a storage bag for you to hide your tools and other gardening knick knacks. And when you get tired, just plop down on the foldable stool to take a beat.
This tool kit has everything you need to get your flower garden started. It comes with all the essentials including gardening gloves, a hand rake, a spray bag for watering, and one stylish tote bag to stash all your tools once you’ve finished planting your tulips.
One Amazon shopper said: “My mom was thrilled with this set I gifted her. It’s beautiful, sturdy, and has all the tools she needs for her vegetable garden.”
When it comes to must-have gardening tools, it doesn’t get any better than this kit. It features one trowel for digging, one transplanter for planting seeds, one hand rake for cultivator to remove weeds and break up soil. and a weeder. Plus, you can add a personal touch by engraving a special message on each of the handles.
Whether you’re a beginner or someone loves to garden, this gardening set is here to help unleash your inner green thumb. It has one hand fork for breaking up soil and cleaning up waste in addition to one trowel, one weeder, one hand rake and one transplanter.
One of the most important tools any gardener could have is a set of pruning clippers, and these are considered top of the line according to many avid gardeners on Amazon. Not only are they sharp and primed for cutting through tough stems and roots, but they also are light and easy to use, according to an Amazon customer. “This pruner is outstanding. Blades cut very cleanly and work very easily. Outstanding product,” they said.
Best gifts for gardening lovers
If you need a way to carry your newly sprouted tomatoes and bell peppers, consider this wooden basket to make collecting the harvest easier. Also, the sturdy pine and wire construction is great for transporting tools back to the garden shed when you’re finishing pruning your roses for the day.
Originally $34, now $32
Whether you’re a gardening pro or new plant parent, a mister is a must-have for helping keep your plants hydrated and well-nourished. It’s a common tool that helps provide plants with the humidity they need in order to naturally thrive in their environment. This one from Modern Sprout provides a light and even spray, which is perfect for indoor plants.
There’s nothing better than having a place for your budding spider plant and new cactus to display in your home. And these planters from West Elm not only provide a spacious pot for your greenery, but they also add a touch of style to your outdoor decor.
Just like its name suggests, this apron is designed to carry it all. From your gloves to your pruning shears, it has several pockets to store your most important gardening tools. Additionally, it has a special square pocket to stash your phone in case you want to enjoy some music as you pluck up the weeds.
While a bit pricey, this definitely may be worth the investment if you’re into low-maintenance gardening. Not only is this 4-foot green tower self-watering , but it’s also self-fertilizing and completely soil-less. All it takes is five minutes of weekly care and regularly watering (although far less watering than traditional gardens, since the hydroponic system recycles the water, leading to less waste) to see your seedlings start to thrive and blossom into tree-like plants.
For the times when you’re caught knee deep in the weeds, it pays to have a pair of kicks that you can get dirty. Made of natural rubber, these handmade Hunter boots are waterproof and designed to withstand the toughest wet climate.
When you use a lot of garden tools, it’s common to get blisters and callouses on your hands. However, with these Anthropologie floral gloves you don’t have to worry about that. The extra length in the forearm helps reduce the amount of scrapes, insect bites and dirt from getting onto your body. Not to mention, they’re pretty stylish, too.
Originally $30, now $23
Whether you’re a newbie to horticulture or a pro, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms provides great inspiration and guidance on how to have your floral garden look like a masterpiece. The author breaks down tips on growing flowers and gives step-by-step instruction on how to create the perfect floral arrangements.
Originally $165, now $100
Even if you don’t have an outdoor garden, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a gardener. Case in point: This indoor gardening system from AeroGarden. With it, you can grow up to six different herbs including Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil and min. The LED lights allow the seedlings to grow inside while the control panel alerts you when it’s time to feed and water your plants.
Originally $68, now $34
Instead of gifting them with more plants, you can celebrate their natural gift for horticulture with this gold-pleated necklace with a symbolic pendant that represents a green thumb. One customer was browsing for birthday gifts for their sister and said: “The style is beautiful, it arrived earlier than I expected it to, and I am so excited to gift this.”
There are sun hats, and then there are Solbari sun hats. For those who are constantly under the sun trying to keep their plants thriving, this hat is one to add to your rotation. It has UPF 50+ protection, which blocks UVA and UVB rays and helps keeps your skin from sun damage. Moreover, the chin strap is detachable and the brim is easily adjustable for peak comfort.
Water may not be the only thing your plant needs. Formulated with fertilizer compounds and water, this spray will keep your greens thriving and growing.
Best gifts for indoor gardening
For food or plant scraps, consider composting them, and this compost bin gets the job done. It boasts a smooth interior to prevent food buildup and a secure lid to lock in odors when things get funky. Amazon shoppers also rave about it in the reviews. “We’ve had various compost bins on our kitchen counter for decades, and this one is the absolute best! It’s big enough to hold several days of kitchen scraps, it’s so easy to clean, and it never smells,” one Amazon customer said.
These grow lights help you up the stakes on your gardening. Equipped with red and white LED lights, this grow light helps your foliage flourish indoors.
If you’ve got loved ones looking to germinate your plants, consider gifting this seed starter. It comes with 12 slots and has adjustable vents for temperature regulation. The product has amassed happy Amazon customers. One said: “They are easy to use, and I already have seeds sprouting. Holds and adjusts humidity easily. All my cuttings are still green and thriving.”
Seed shortages happen, so it’s best to come prepared. With the Gardeners Basic Kit, you’ll have access to 16,000 seeds, from carrots to eggplant to cantaloupe.
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