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Gifts For The Gardener

Updated on April 13, 2014

A collection of great gifts for gardeners

On this page I am featuring a selection of gardening gifts that I would love to receive, or that I have found so helpful, I am sure that other gardeners would love them too.

I guess I would class myself as a gardener, even though it's only been in the last 5 to 10 years that I've really gotten into it ...don't look at my front garden though! I especially love growing vegetables and herbs.

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Practical Gifts for the Gardener

Gardening Gloves

Garden gloves are one of those items that a gardener will always need. Used gloves always wear out and need replacing. I really am my mother's daughter and try to make things last as long as possible, but even I have to admit that gloves with holes in the finger tips (at least that's where I always get holes!) are pretty useless. Here are some gardening gloves for women and for men.

Garden Scoops

How handy would these garden scoops be! When I weed a garden patch, I usually just make a big pile of the weeds next to me. Then I need to scoop them up to transfer them to my compost bin or green waste bin. These scoops would be ideal. They would also be great for scooping up Fall / Autumn leaves, grass clippings, or twigs from light prunings.

Gardening Container

Here's another great way for transporting weeds, twigs and leaves. Just pop them into this big, light-weight container. Some customers have also used it for holding potting soil, making it easy to scoop from or for transporting fertilizers. And when its not in use, this container folds down to only 2-3" thick for convenient storage. This 10 gallon size means that the gardener could still carry it even when it's full. But there is a 30 gallon size if you'd rather.

Garden Hose Digital Water Timer

This garden hose water timer features a large-sized LCD for easy reading and a dial control knob, which leads you easily, step by step through the setup program. You get to choose the start time, how long (0 - 240 minutes in 1 minute intervals), and how often to water (every 6 hours, 12 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, or 7 days). This would be incredibly useful for those days when I'm feeling sick, lazy (confession - yes that does happen), or going away on holidays.

4-Tier Mini Greenhouse

This mini greenhouse is such a useful item. You can extend your growing season by starting seedlings protected from late frosts which could otherwise destroy frost-sensitive plants. Then when the chance of frost is over, you can transplant your seedlings into the garden. Living in Sydney, Australia, I don't use my greenhouse for long - we get a looong warm Spring-Summer-Autumn. But early every Spring, I start off seedlings in my greenhouse. I imagine that this greenhouse would get a lot more use in a cooler climate.

Greenhouse dimensions: 62" x 27" x 19" inches (h x l x w); each tier is 12-1/2" high

Fiskars 9418 Ultra Light Kneelers Knee Pads

Fiskars Ultra Light Knee Pads (9418)
Fiskars Ultra Light Knee Pads (9418)

Just strap these on your knees and be protected against damp ground and rough terrain when you are weeding or planting.

 

Decorative Pots

As a gardener, I can say, we can never have enough pots!

Decorative Watering Cans for the Gardener

These are just so sweet. They would make lovely features in the garden, even if they never got used. But I must confess that I still love using my watering cans.

Gifts for Enjoying the Garden

Timelapse Outdoor PlantCam - This one is definitely on my wishlist!

This is a gift which is practical and fun. You can watch your garden grow or find out what animals are eating your plants and where they are getting in. You can set the camera to take photos at different time intervals - immediately, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, or once a day. It takes still photographs or videos. You can also set it up to photograph close-up or landscape shots.

A quick view of the PlantCam

One PlantCam owner shows his camera set up

Folding Chair

One of the great things about gardening is being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. And what better way to enjoy it than relaxing on this seat in the midst of your plants. I can just imagine this set up in my back yard....

Can you suggest any more gifts for gardeners?

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      GardenIdeasHub LM 4 years ago

      Nice selection of gifts for gardener. I like the PlantCam.

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      ozylizzy 5 years ago

      how about a Kneeling pad - it is soft on the knees and keeps you cleaner!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      I used to love buying gardening gifts for my Mom, now she can't garden as much any longer...I am thinking it would be nice to get her something to grow plants on her porch. She is celebrating her 83rd birthday this week. Nice page:-)

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      Jennie Hennesay 5 years ago from Lubbock TX

      Great gardening gifts! I didn't know they made a hose timer. That would be specially great for starting seeds in this West Texas wind. it's really hard to keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate.

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great gift ideas.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I can't think of any other gifts for gardeners, you've done a nice job. I really want one of those PlantCams!!!

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I love that little collapsible container. I think the camera would be fun to have also. Nice lens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These are some really awesome gift ideas and this is an excellent addition to your gardening niche! I want that PlantCam!!!

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      I love the folding Adirondack chair. Have already pointed it out to my husband with a not too subtle hint.

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      Julia M S Pearce 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I would love any of these garden items in my garden!Good one!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      No, but I love these gift ideas! The PlantCam is a great invention! Most of my tomatoes this summer were eaten by a mysterious guest.

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      hamshi5433 5 years ago

      Cool stuff for those who enjoy gardening..I cant now as much as i would love to! But hey I really like the Bumble bee watering can and the Mini greenhouse! Beautiful and useful stuff.

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      bdkz 5 years ago

      Oooo, the PlantCam!

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      Teri Hansen 5 years ago

      cute ideas. I am with you I do enjoy gardening when I have the time, but for me who has enough for that.

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      Holley Web 5 years ago

      I love these gift ideas for the gardener. I could use 10-20 of them myself ;)