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Best Gifts for Gardeners of All Ages

Updated on April 20, 2015
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Chazz is an Interior Decorator/Consultant/Retailer, amateur photographer, cook, gardener, handyman, currently restoring an 1880 Victorian.

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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).

Gardman R687 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse, 27" Long x 18" Wide x 63" High
Gardman R687 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse, 27" Long x 18" Wide x 63" High

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

Sunday Afternoons Women's Sundancer Hat
Sunday Afternoons Women's Sundancer Hat

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.

They also make other types of gloves. To read a review of the Bionic Rose Gardening Gloves, see Basic Gardening Essentials.

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:

Gardener Soaps, Lotions And Hand Therapies


What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

— Charles Dudley Warner

Gift Suggestions for Gardening Men

BDG 70-1-520-L Men's Leather Mesh Back Garden Glove, Large
BDG 70-1-520-L Men's Leather Mesh Back Garden Glove, Large

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.

Order Yours Now at Brookstone

The love of gardening is a seed

once sown that never dies.

— Gertrude Jekyll

Gardening Gifts for Children

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Great Garden Gifts for Kids

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 F-2 Classic Manual Hand Pruner
Felco F-2 Classic Manual Hand Pruner

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.

Luster Leaf 1601 Rapitest Soil Test Kit
Luster Leaf 1601 Rapitest Soil Test Kit

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
Radius Garden 200 PRO Ergonomic Stainless Steel Transplanter
Radius Garden 200 PRO Ergonomic Stainless Steel Transplanter

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

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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.

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Whimsical Garden Statues Make Fun Gifts

Garden Gnomes

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.

Just like people, gnomes have different personalities. Here we have a collection from what I consider the best source of gnomes (and since a family member is an avid Gnomie, I have some experience with that). See following section for more info.
Just like people, gnomes have different personalities. Here we have a collection from what I consider the best source of gnomes (and since a family member is an avid Gnomie, I have some experience with that). See following section for more info.

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

Direct Garden Décor at GardenFountains.com

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.

Gnomes Deluxe Collector's Edition
Gnomes Deluxe Collector's Edition

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?

Consider

Gazing Balls For The Garden

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
Gathering Pansies, 1902-03 by Laura Teresa Alma-Tadema
Gathering Pansies, 1902-03 by Laura Teresa Alma-Tadema | Source

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.

Above, top to bottom, l to r: Plum Garden, Kameido by Ando Hiroshige,; Gertrude Jekyll's Garden, Munstead Wood by Helen Allingham; Irises, Saint-Remy by Vincent van Gogh; Garden at Giverny by Claude Monet; Farm Garden with Sunflowers by Gustav Klimt
Above, top to bottom, l to r: Plum Garden, Kameido by Ando Hiroshige,; Gertrude Jekyll's Garden, Munstead Wood by Helen Allingham; Irises, Saint-Remy by Vincent van Gogh; Garden at Giverny by Claude Monet; Farm Garden with Sunflowers by Gustav Klimt | Source

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.

Worm Factory 360 WF360B Worm Composter, Black
Worm Factory 360 WF360B Worm Composter, Black

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

Can't Decide?

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?

BUY A Gardener's Supply Printed GIFT CARD NOW

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)

Foldable Potting Bench
Foldable Potting Bench

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."

 

The Classic Barbados Hammock
from Brookstone

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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© 2011 Chazz

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      annmackiemiller 2 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      glad I found this for my gardening gifts pin board

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Great selection of gifts for gardeners but I don't see a green thumb as a gift, ha! I love watering cans and seem to have started a collection of such which I didn't realize until now... I spy a few new garden watering cans here, too!

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      marisun 5 years ago

      besutiful lens!

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      poutine 5 years ago

      I enjoyed the quotes. Nice seleciton of gifts for gardeners.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      There's some nice gifts here, but I think I will pass on the garden gnomes :)

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      The quotes are lovely. Thank you.

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      gemjane 5 years ago

      Nice lens. I love your quotes! Some here I had never heard before.

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      Very interesting gift ideas for gardening enthusiasts.

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      Awesome Lens! They just get better and better! Wonderful ideas! Bookmarked for my next shopping trip! and of course...Blessed! Congrat's on FP!

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      wormwood80 5 years ago

      I happened upon this lens at just the right time! So many great ideas :)

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      KRaj_DST 5 years ago

      I love gardening and as you rightly said.. its for all the ages :) thanks for the great lens..

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Great gardening gifts :) Blessed!

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      IYenForZen 5 years ago

      Great lens!!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This is a great lens I like the information and will be coming back to read more of your work.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great ideas. Thanks.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      This is another brilliant idea. Great info!

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      seojyo 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      It is almost time to put on the clogs and gloves and start gardening. Thanks for the fun lens with your seeds of wisdom.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great time to read about gardening.

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Nothing teaches patience better than gardening, and you are never too young or too for gardening. I hope to spend many more years tending to my garden

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I enjoy your gardening lenses, and find good ideas.

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      juliet765 5 years ago

      Great gift ideas.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wonderful Gifts for Gardeners and brilliantly created lens.

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      emmaklarkins 5 years ago

      Great list! I love the idea of getting kids into gardening early on.

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      Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      awesome list and lens!

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      wolfie10 5 years ago

      lots of nice ideas here.

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      Gerald McConway 5 years ago

      Love the quotes and some great gift ideas! Nice job!

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      Jack-in-the-Box 5 years ago

      I like that quote from Laura Ingalls Wilder. So true.

      Great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lovely quotes and a beautiful lens!

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      TheCheshireCat 5 years ago

      I love all of the quotes and will be back to shop for my mom for Christmas.

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