Best Gifts for Gardeners
Gifts for Garden Lovers
Gardeners are some of the most resourceful people, waving their magical green thumbs over dirt and seeds and sunlight and water, turning them into works of art, into delicious produce, and into spaces of peace and sanctuary. But all the things that we love about the gardeners in our lives, their resourcefulness and their ability to make a lot out of a little, can make them some of the most difficult people to find gifts for.
But, even though our plant-savvy counterparts may not need much, we’ve compiled a list of items that anyone would love to receive. This list is made up of something for every type of enthusiast, from beginner to advanced, and quirky to budget-friendly, organized in the categories; fun gifts for New Gardeners and Inexpensive Gifts.
Getting into working with your soil and plants is an exciting time for a person with aspirations of a green thumb, but acquiring all the equipment can be daunting. Help beginners get started by gifting them some of the essentials.
Beginner’s Guide to Gardening
Learning how to start landscaping for the first time is a whole other can of (compostable) worms. Set your loved one up for success with this Beginner’s Guide to Gardening book.
Why Grow a Garden?
Once you know why you want a garden, figuring out the who, what, when, where and how will follow naturally. Our job at Pond Market is to help make everything easier, including figuring out your reason ‘why’.
So what are the personal whys and benefits of growing a garden?
Maybe for you it is:
- To get more physical exercise. Digging, planting, maintaining, and harvesting will certainly burn some calories.
- To relieve stress. Something wonderful happens when you stop to smell the flowers, but every step from creation to maintenance is found to have profound effects on our souls.
- To add sensory creativity into your life. Affect all of your 5 senses… and maybe your 6th sense too!
- To fuse carbon and water together while creating oxygen… a clever way to say that plants produce better oxygen to breathe.
- To increase the value of your house. So many people fix up their yards before they sell to add curb appeal… but why wait? You can enjoy that beautiful garden while you live every day of your life.
- To create a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment, aka create an ecosystem!
- To grow your own healthy food. You get to eat amazing organic foods, create an ecosystem for the bees, butterflies, birds, and critters, and your friends will love you when you bring fresh salsa to their next barbecue!
The benefits are endless and once you start digging, you will likely come up with a much longer list than the one above. Now that we know why one might want to grow a garden, lets figure out what type of landscaping to grow. Now we get to have some fun and do some dreaming. This is where you might get lost, so just to get you started, here are 3 really great types to consider
Types Of Gardens
Grow an organic garden
Flowers are beautiful and often fragrant and while you can cut them and enjoy them inside and out, you usually cannot eat them. Organic Gardens attract butterflies, honey bees, and other beneficial insects! Organic vegetables, herbs and fruits are the sustenance for our bodies and for this amazing ecosystem. Chances are, the food you grow will be far more nutritious than the unknowns you are getting at the store. Knowing this ‘why’ makes plant selection much easier and depending on how many people you are wanting to feed will determine how big your plants needs to be.
Grow a Tranquility Oasis
If you decide that this is your yard type, chances are you will be focused on water features, sitting areas, shapes of plants, colors, garden buddha, fragrances, sounds, and elements of peace. Perhaps there is a comfortable place to read a book or enjoy a cup of tea, or another area for meditation and reflection. When you’re digging in your garden and your hands feel the earth, the stress of life hits the back seat on this joy ride! Knowing this ‘why’ determines that this is your design much more easily.
Grow a Space for Entertainment
Part of this type is a little more about who you are. A social backyard says that you enjoy the company and yard may have more lawn area, a fire pit, a gazebo, a barbecue, and lights. Maybe you are planting hops climbing up your fence or you have a few raised garden boxes filled with lettuce and tomatoes for your burgers! Perhaps you have some shade trees and a picnic bench. Your reason ‘why’ is because you are social and want to throw parties!
So now that we have covered “what is your ‘why’?” and touched on a few types, it is time to get inspired and consider your design.
Designing Your Garden
Yard Tools and Equipment
Yard Furniture, Fixtures & Decor
Add Ambiance With Waterproof LED Outdoor String Lights
Best Garden Tools
Digging in the dirt is made easier with this 3 piece hand tool set. With large, form-fitted handles, and blades of rust-resistant aluminum, this trowel, transplanter, and hand rake combo will be sure to please.
Green thumbs don’t come without getting your hands dirty, but protecting your skin is important. Get your new gardener covered with a pair of these fun, functional gloves.
Hand shears are essential for pruning branches, stems, twigs, and more, making this comfortable, durable, and ergonomic pair a gift that’s most certainly a cut above the rest.
Classic Watering Can
Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, this classic watering can is a staple for any novice gardener building up their equipment repertoire. With its removable rosette and easy-to-use rounded handles, your loved one is sure to shower you with gratitude after receiving this gift.
Essential for hauling materials from planting day to harvest time, this wheelbarrow is a staple for setting up a backyard paradice (and its tender) for success.
Adjustable Garden Rake
Make grooming easy by gifting this adjustable rake, with its extendable handle reaching up to 63 inches, and an adjustable head perfect for both tight spaces and wide. A present this good? You better be-leaf it.
Something every new gardener will love, this rain wand will save on water, assist in getting to those hard-to-reach plants, and turn a chore into a breeze.
Arguably one of the most important items in the toolshed, this spearhead spade combines the cutting power of a traditional spade with the efficiency-scoop of a shovel. Also featuring the cushioned D-shaped handle and reinforced fiberglass, this a tool anyone could dig.
With 50 feet of extension, this hose is perfect for your beginner gardener and their watering projects near and far.
For The Avid Gardener
Your experienced gardener may have everything they need to nurture a thriving yard, but we’ve found a few gifts that can hone their abilities, make their current projects easier, and expand their dirt-covered skill set.
These ultra-durable, tear resistant gloves come with clawed fingertips, making pruning, digging, and gripping easier than ever.
Great for jump-starting the season and for regulating humidity and temperature, propagation domes are perfect for your advanced gardener. We’ve got you covered.
Aero Herb Gardens
Give the gift of year-round fresh herbs with this indoor, aero herb garden. With its hydroponic technology and 3-pant capacity, it’s a gift your experienced gardener will absolutely love(age).
Drip Irrigation Kit
Help your gift-ee take their watering to the next level with a drip irrigation kit. This kit minimizes evaporation by dripping water directly and slowly, right to the base of the plants, proving a consistent water source worth rooting for.
Organic Gardening Hacks Book
Push your advanced gardener to ditch the chemicals by giving them the gift of organic tips, tricks, techniques in this Organic Gardening Hacks book.
Soil Testing Kit
Gift your guy or gal the perfect soil with this 3 in 1 ph, light, and moisture tester, ensuring the best conditions for lawns, plant care, and more. Because good soil is a big dill.
Rain Collecting Barrel
Save on energy and on the water with this rain collecting barrel. Complete with debris screen, hoses, thumb valve, and linking kit, this barrel is compatible with any of the tools your advanced gardener may already have.
Do you want to get the gardener in your life something great, but are working with a limited budget? Well, we think these inexpensive, thoughtful gifts under $15 are hard to beat.
Because a person can never have too many plant tags. Show how much you care by making labeling and organizing crops easy-peasy.
A present sure to have the gardener in your life smiling bright, these solar string LED lights can spruce up any type of backyard. WIth their waterproof exterior and fun honey bee design, these light are great for indoors and outside alike.
Ideal for weeding, aerating, and cultivating this inexpensive hand tool, with it’s durable and ergonomic grip, will prove invaluable.
Protecting plants from frost and unwanted elements is an ongoing struggle for early and late season gardeners. But when you gift this breathable, reusable, UV-permitting frost armor blanket, your thoughtfulness will hardly be missed.
Chapped and cracked hands are simply a part of caring for plants. But this industrial strength hand healer has a no-grease formula designed specifically for working hands, restoring your loved one’s skin in no time.
UV Protection Arm Covers
Because sun protection should always be a priority when spending time outside, gift your garden UV-protecting arm covers, to keep them cool and safe during their days in the sun.
This 7 pocket vertical hanging planter is perfect for maximizing space while growing herbs, flowers, berries, and more. And at only $11.99, we think it’s a gift some would kale for.
Up-Cycling Garden Guide
Full of tips and tricks for starting a garden on a dime, this upcycle-guide book has projects, fun and inspiring ideas, and a bounty of creative ways to achieve more while spending less.
Fun Gifts for Gardeners
Green spaces make us happy, but they require a lot of work to cultivate. The gardener in your life may have everything they need to create and maintain their beautiful, inspired spaces, but we’ve come up with a few gift ideas that are just plain fun, packing extra playfulness among the plants.
Exemplifying the soothing sound of rain with the charming aesthetic of miniature umbrellas, this alternative to a traditional downspout is as fun as it gets.
Garden Gnome Alternatives
A garden gnome statue to add some light and fun to your garden? Say Gnome-ore.
Solar Art Lights
Add color and vibrancy to the gardener in your life’s outside space with these stunning solar art lights. This three fiber optic, multi-color, LED butterflies will breathe fun and playfulness into anything they touch.
Fun for trees lining your yard, patio, or driveway, this quirky, old man tree face will show off your sense of humor, making your dreamy, whimsical space something to pine over.
For those gardeners that don’t take themselves too seriously, these one-of-kind distressed garden metal signs are guaranteed comedic re-leaf for even most dire days in the dirt.
Designed with nature in mind, this peacock and flower bloom inspired bird bath will add color and life to your loved one’s outside spaces.
Because the smells and sights are already covered, gift your loved one the sound of chimes tinkling with the wind. This hummingbird style is elevated with solar LEDs, creating a whimsical ambiance likely to blow you away.
Color-filled Wind Spinner
Metal and steel combine with crafted colored glass to make a truly beautiful wind spinner the gardener in your life will love.
There are just some things that all gardeners - green, advanced, fun, or serious - will find thoughtful, useful, or necessary. These are gifts all gardeners will love, no matter their style or season.
If you’ve spent time outside and in the elements, you know there is nothing worse than soggy feet, making these waterproof rain and garden shoes the perfect present for the outdoor-lover in your life.
Natural Insect Repellent
Ensuring mosquitos, flies, and bugs buzz off, these all-natural citronella incense sticks have a pleasant, lemony smell and burn for over an hour, no electricity required.
What good is a beautiful space without a way to kick back and enjoy it? Get your loved one this stunning garden hammock with its wooden curved arc stand. Now, that’s a gift worth dreaming over.
This garden tote bag doubles as a tool holder. Made from ultra-durable material and complete with 8 individual pockets, we think this gift is tote-ally worth a glance.
Made from eco-friendly bamboo, this geometric bee house will attract those non-stinging pollinators your gardener will love to bee around.
See? Gardeners aren’t so hard to shop for after all.