Best Gifts for Gardeners of All Ages
The Best Gifts for Gardeners of All Ages
This page provides one-stop shopping for gardening and garden related gifts to fit every budget and season.
Gardening is a favorite hobby for people of all ages -- men, women, and children, and our house is no exception.
We grow fruit, vegetables and flowers, make our own mulch, and follow organic gardening practices -- and the products here are ones we personally own and use or would very much like to receive as gifts (such as the Mini Greenhouse below).
Great for seed starting and overwintering tender perennials. This one is on my personal Wish List.
So rest assured that the gift suggestions provided here are not random items generated by some algorithm but have been personally and carefully selected with much thought by a long-time gardener. I am sure they will bring a smile to any and every gardener on your gift list -- from the newbie to the most experienced horticulturalist.
I would rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck— Emma Goldman
Gift Ideas for the Gardening Woman
This is my wife's favorite gardening hat -- and she should know she has quite a few. She says it is cool, comfortable, and does the job. I say it looks great on her. Other colors are available.
The Best Gardening Gloves
My wife won't garden without these! She's had these for 2 years and they'll probably last at least another season. Since she would be outside gardening 24/7 if she could, you know they get a lot a use. They do run small, so order up in size. And check out the short video which explains the unique qualities of bionic gloves.
Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.— Francis Bacon
Pamper The Gardener in Your Life
Give a gift or pamper yourself with one or more wonderful items that are soothing and restorative and made specifically for the avid gardener.
Each is a delight for the senses with gentle garden fresh scents and a combination of the tried and true traditional ingredients combined with the latest innovations.
You will find them here:
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.— Charles Dudley Warner
Gift Suggestions for Gardening Men
These are great for garden chores that do not involve getting your hands into the dirt. The leather provides a good grip on tool handles and the mesh keeps your hands cool in hot weather and lets the sweat evaporate.
Tough Sounds Outdoor Headphones
Hearing protection headphones with Bluetooth and radio!
Chain saws. Lawn Mowers. Leaf Shredders. Blowers. Edgers. Trimmers. With a noise reduction rating of 23 decibels, these will protect your hearing from the even the loudest garden tools.
Plus, with Bluetooth technology built-in to the earmuffs, you can stream music wirelessly. you can even answer phone calls using the built-in mic. An AM/FM radio is also included. Skipping tracks, changing radio channels, or adjusting volume is quick easy, so you can dial in the big game or turn up the track and get back to work.
The love of gardening is a seed
once sown that never dies.— Gertrude Jekyll
Gardening Gifts for Children
There were just too many great gardening gifts for kids, so we
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Where You'll Find a Lot More Great Year-Round Gardening Gifts for Children
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
are in the seeds of today.— Indian Proverb
Tools of the Trade - Are Always Appreciated
These are some of my current favorites. I have a habit of losing pruning shears and other small tools so can never have too many.
Felco pruners have long been my favorites. Blades are strong and sharp plus it is very comfortable to use. (My wife uses their smaller F-6 model.) They also make a left-handed version.
As I get older, I find ergonomic tools help minimize the aches and pains.
The Stainless Steel Transplanter, shown below, also eliminated the blisters I'd get from using a traditionally handled tool. Long handled tools, like the Fiskars Weeder are time savers as well as back savers.
Soil testing is important and I've included one here that is easy to use and extremely affordable. These are the ones in my gardening tool set and should be in every gardener's bag.
Easy to use litmus type of test for pH, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium levels. Includes 40 tests and is easy to use. No serious gardener should be without this. Includes instructions for amending soil and a list of required conditions for more than 100 plants.
Though an old man,
I am but a young gardener.— Thomas Jefferson
My aging back sure does appreciate this tool. So do my hands and wrists. The steel shaft is about 42" long and it comes with a lifetime guarantee.
The Earth Laughs in Flowers.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
From tasteful to tacky, you're sure to find the perfect garden accent to add interest (and maybe even a sense of humor) to your garden or as a gift for someone else.
Don't have a garden yet? Garden statuary and décor can also be used indoors or on apartment balconies.
Whimsical Garden Statues Make Fun Gifts
Gnome garden statues date back centuries. First used in Renaissance Gardens in Europe, gnomes are said to be powerful protectors of earth and plants. These Guardians of the Garden typically have human features, with exaggerated noses and ears. They usually wear a pointed hat and are believed to bring good luck.
All of the Gnomes pictured here are just a few from the best source we've found in our search to add to a family member's obsession with the little creatures. Different finishes and patinas are also available on many of the statues. Please note that picture is not to scale. Measurements are given in descriptions below. To order or learn more, please visit the Gnome collection at
Meet the Gnomes Shown above:
The first three statues in the Top Row and the one in the Lower Right Corner are made of fiber-reinforced cast stone concrete and are designed to last a lifetime. They are available in your choice of 12 classic colors and distinct patinas, each applied by hand in a multi-step process that makes every piece a uniquely beautiful original. Unlike a painted finish, the finish on this statue does not prevent the natural aging process, and these gnomes will therefore weather naturally in an outdoor environment. FREE shipping on all cast stone concrete gnomes. Made in the U.S.A.
- The Gnome Ranger (riding his trusty Frog) is 9" tall, 7" wide, and 9" long, weighing 7 pounds.
Gnome Sweethearts are shown in the Alpine Stone finish. They are 13" tall by 8" wide by 12" long, and weighs 30 pounds.
The PC Gnome is busy typing away on his laptop. This little guy is sure to bring a smile to your favorite tekkie. 12" tall, 6.5" wide, 5.75" long and 14 pounds.
Small Storytime with Grandpa Gnomes are 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 4 inches long, and it weighs 2 pounds.
35th Anniversary Edition of the definitive work on gnome culture.
The only Gnome in a red hat is made of durable cast resin that will withstand harsh temperatures for years to come but is lightweight enough to move easily.
- Welcome to My Garden Gnome on Log measures 10.5" long, 4.5" wide, and 19" tall. It weighs just under 2 pounds.
The Gnomes wearing green hats are fiberglass with a realistic distressed finish. From left to right, top to bottom, they are:
Shoveling Gnome is a tall dwarf at 23" high by 10" long and 9" wide. He weighs 7 pounds.
Pondering Gnome (on round stone) is 22" tall, 12" long and 9" wide, weighing 6 pounds.
Chitter Chatter Gnome (seatedwith red bird) weighs 8 pounds and measures 18" high, 16" long, and 12" wide.
Welcome Gnome stands 22" tall. He is 11" long by 9" wide and weighs 11 pounds.
Prefer Something More Mystical than Mythical?
Fascinating facts of history of gazing globes (including their relationship to witches) illustrated by a variety of attractive artistic gazing balls to add another dimension to your garden or make a thoughtful gift for a gardener.
Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.— Sir Walter Scott
Art for the Garden and Gardener
These are some of my favorite garden paintings and prints.
Each of these (and more) are available in a variety of formats from posters to glicee prints, styles (mounted on canvas, framed, matted, etc), and price ranges.
Click the source link under each photo caption for additional information and to customize your selection.
In joy or sadness,
flowers are our constant friends.— Kozuko Okakura
Practical Gifts for the Serious Gardener
This is stuff I've bought for myself
It may not be pretty and might be difficult to wrap, but if you or your giftees are practical and earnest gardeners, you can't miss with these.
I've saved a lot of watering costs during the last two summers since I installed one of these, but more importantly, using rainwater conserves our natural resources.
What I like about this is that it can be expanded a tray at a time from 4 to 8 and refills are readily available. A great way to recycle and to enrich your soil.
Bread feeds the body, indeed,
but flowers feed also the soul— The Koran
Give a Gardener's Favorite Gift Card
A beautiful garden themed gift card in the amount of your choice is sure to please any gardener.
It is mailed in a garden-themed envelope and can be sent to you if you want to present it in person or directly to the recipient if you prefer.
Gardener's Supply features a tremendous selection of items for the garden and home. A copy of the current printed catalog will be included with your gift card. It doesn't get any easier than this! What are you waiting for?
We are stardust, we are golden,
and we've got to get ourselves
back to the garden.— Joni Mitchell
Here's What's On This Gardener's Wish List (Hint, Hint)
Features two tiers of ample shelf space and hanging bar accessory for hanging tools.Folds up flat for easy storage during the off seasons or to carry to different areas of the garden and work "on location."
Because after a hard day of gardening work, everyone deserves a little rest. This hammock is extra long and is designed to keep your back straight when you lie on it diagonally, "Brazilian style."
Did you ever think how a bit of land shows the character of the owner?— Laura Ingalls Wilder
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