Gardening Tips

These Are the Gifts Gardening Lovers Will Actually Want This Year

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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 most useful gifts for gardeners to enjoy both in and out of harvest time.

Most unique gardening gifts

Seed Paper Greeting Postcards — $25.00

Share your love of all things horticulture with your family and friends with these seed planting postcards. The cards are made of tri-herb seed paper that contain basil, oregano, parsley, which are perfect to plant in your small outdoor garden.

Herb Drying Rack — $63.00

Looking for a decor piece that’s both stylish and functional? This herb drying rack has got you covered. It comes with five metal clips for you to hang your herbs and dries them evenly with the perfect amount of air circulation.

Birthstone Watering Globes — $46.00

Keep an eye on your potted green babies with this birthstone-theme watering globe. Made in Rhone 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.

Adolphe Millot Vintage Fleurs Flower 1909 Throw Blanket
Adolphe Millot- Fleurs Throw Blanket — $42.00

Originally $59.99, now $41.99

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.

Solar LED Lanterns — $99.00

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 dad gardening gifts

Grampa's Weeder — $40.00

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.

Bogs Sauvie Slip-On Boot — $90.00

For the times you want protect your feet from dirt and wet soil, these shoes are a safe bet. They have a waterproof exterior and a special insulated lining to keep you warm and dry during low temperatures.

Hanging Planter Bird Cottage — $50.00

Give sparrows and neighborhood morning birds a place to call home in this hanging bird cottage. Perfect to hang above your porch or patio, this planter serves as a safe space feathered friends and small potted plants.

Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Patio Shield Lantern LED Light — $22.00

Originally $24.99, now $21.97

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.

Red Home Club Thick Kneeling Pad — $13.00

Originally $18.97, now $12.97

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

Picnic Time The Essential Garden Seat & Tool Kit — $82.00

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.

re.earthed 8-Piece Gardening Bag and Tool Set
re.earthed 8-Piece Gardening Bag and Tool Set — $82.00

Originally $120, now $82

This tool kit has everything you need to get your flower garden started. It comes with all the essentials including gardening gloves, one apron, one kneeler to help keep pressure off your joints, and one stylish tote bag to stash all your tools once you’ve finished planting your tulips.

Basic Tool Kit 2
Basic Tool Kit — $45.00

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.

Jardineer Garden Tools Set — $30.00

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.

ARS HP-VS8Z Signature Heavy Duty Pruner — $41.50

Originally $88.83, now $41.40

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.

Best gifts for gardening lovers

Mark and Graham GARDEN TOTE BAG
Mark and Graham Garden Tote Bag — $40.00

Originally $79, now $39.99

Made of durable canvas, this lightweight tote bag is the perfect place to stash all of your green thumb essentials. It has eight pockets with room to spare for gloves, pruners, sunscreen and much more. Plus, you can add a personal touch by engraving your initials on the outside of the bag.

Gardener's Harvest Basket
Gardener's Harvest Basket — $50.00

If you need a way to carry your newly sprouted tomatoes and bell peppers, consider this 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.

Modern Sprout Brass & Glass Plant Mister
Modern Sprout Brass & Glass Plant Mister — $32.00

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.

Bishop Indoor/Outdoor Pedestal Planters — $159.00

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.

The Carryall Apron - Julep
The Carryall Apron in Julep — $75.00

Originally $100, now $75

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.

Lettuce Grow The Farmstand
Lettuce Grow, The Farmstand — $499.00

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.

Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots — $160.00

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.

Long Floral Garden Gloves — $40.00

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.

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden
'Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms' — $21.00

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.

Aerogarden Indoor Garden
AeroGarden Black Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden — $100.00

Originally $149.95, now $99.97

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.

Gardener Necklace — $39.00

Originally $49, now $39

Instead of gifting them with more plants, you can celebrate their natural gift for horticulture with this gold-pleated necklace.

Holiday Sun Hat UPF50+
Solbari Holiday Sun Hat UPF50+ — $55.00

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.

Nourishing Air Plant Spray
Nourishing Air Plant Spray — $15.00

Water may not be the only thing your plant needs. Keep your greens thriving with this fertilizer spray.

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