Gifts For The Gardener
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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Special Printable Cards for the Gardener
Practical Gifts for the Gardener
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.
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.
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 if you'd rather. 30 gallon size
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
Just strap these on your knees and be protected against damp ground and rough terrain when you are weeding or planting.
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
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....