Help a loved one enjoy their time in the garden with a practical and useful gardening gift this holiday season.
My Top Gift Choice For Gardeners
Gardening is a wonderful hobby to get into, as it's great for your mental health, gets you outside into the fresh air, and keeps your body fit and strong.
And it's so satisfying to watch all your hard work come to fruition as your garden blooms.
Not to mention being able to enjoy some freshly grown fruit and vegetables with your family.
So, if you have loved ones who enjoy spending time in the garden, getting them a gift to encourage them further is a great idea.
And to help you I've put together the following list of gardening gift ideas, which includes many items that all gardeners will find good use for.
1. A New Pair Of Gardening Gloves
Even hobby gardeners go through plenty of gardening gloves, so a new pair is always going to be a welcome gift.
And a good pair that will serve them well are the Pine Tree Tools gardening gloves.
As these gloves are both comfortable and breathable, and allow your fingers to have the sensitivity to be able to manouevre and feel what they are doing.
And they are durable and protective too, so will serve a gardener well.
2. A Pair Of Rubber Gardening Boots
Keeping your feet dry and comfortable plays a big part in staying happy while gardening, as you'll often be outside in wet and muddy conditions.
So how about getting your favourite gardener a pair of supportive garden boots?
As not only are the Muckster II rubber garden boots super comfortable to garden in.
They also do a fantastic job of keeping water out, and cushioning your feet to ward off muscle pain and fatigue developing in your legs and lower back.
So they're the ideal gardening boots and make a really welcome gift.
3. A Gardening Knife
Every gardener needs a sharp and reliable garden knife for tasks such as weeding, digging, planting, and cutting.
So these make really good gifts to give, with my choice being the Nisaku stainless steel weeding knife.
As this knife both a straight edge and a serrated edge, and a wooden handle that makes it comfortable to use all day.
While the sheath makes it safe to store and easy to carry around with you.
4. Pruning Shears
Another essential garden tool that all gardeners need to have is a pair of pruning shears.
As these 'garden scissors' are invaluable for making small work of snipping and pruning trees, shrubs and plants, which keeps them healthy and gives them the space to grow.
So a good pair of pruning shears is always going to be a top gift choice for a gardener, with a popular option being the Felco F2 hand pruners.
As these pruners have an ergonomic design that make them easy and comfortable to use, while the hardened steel blades are tough and long lasting.
5. Other Essential Garden Hand Tools
While we're on the subject of essential garden hand tools, here are three more for you; a fork, a trowel, and a cultivator.
And with this 3-piece garden tools gift set from Dewit you can find all three in one place, which will allow them to plant, weed, and dig to their heart's content.
So this is an ideal ready made gift to give, and one that will add some super useful tools to their garden tool kit.
6. A Bag For Their Gardening Tools
Now they have plenty of gardening tools on hand, they'll need a tool bag to carry them around in.
Which means the Workpro garden tool bag can make for a very useful gift.
As this has outside pockets for easy access to their hand tools, and opens up on the inside so they can store everything else they need.
Meaning they should always have the tools they need on hand, rather than having to trudge back and forwards to the shed.
7. A Garden Hose
Having a good garden hose can make a gardeners life so much easier.
As it gives them an easy way to water the plants and wash things down, and also saves their body the stress of carrying around a heavy watering can.
So getting them a good one such as the Flexzilla garden hose as a gift is a really nice idea.
As this hose is lighter and more flexible than most, so it's super easy for them to use.
8. A Gardening Seat And Kneeling Pad
Bending over and kneeling down on hard ground or concrete while gardening can really take it's toll on a gardeners knees and back.
So how about getting them the gift of a garden seat and kneeler to help save their body, such as the one by TomCare above.
As they can use this seat when potting and bedding plants at a lower level, rather than bending and crouching.
And by flipping it over, they can take advantage of the knee pad to cushion their knees when working at ground level too.
9. A Garden Dump Cart
A big cause of muscle pain and injuries in the garden is carrying around plant pots and loads that are heavy and awkward to carry.
So help a gardener avoid this pain by buying them the gift of a garden cart instead.
As they can use this to shift plants, soil, rocks, or whatever else around the garden with the minimal amount of stress or fuss.
And a great choice is the Gorilla Carts garden dump cart.
As this can carry loads of up to 600 lbs and can be wheeled over any terrain you'll encounter in the yard without any problems.
10. A Wheeled Plant Caddy
A wheeled plant caddy is another handy addition to a gardeners backyard that will allow them to move heavy plants around without exerting or injuring themselves.
As by resting the potted plant on top of one these means it can be easily wheeled from one side of the patio to the other with lifting it.
So one of these would make for a really great gift for any gardener that likes to keep big pots in their garden, and my choice would be the Bosmere Down Under plant caddy.
11. A Raised Garden Bed
Tending to raised garden beds can be a preferred way of gardening for elderly gardeners, as it means less bending, kneeling, and crouching.
So you can help them to garden at a more comfortable and elevated level by buying them a raised garden bed, such as the one above from Greenes Fence.
And even better if you pair it with a garden stool too. Super easy!
12. A High Quality Cordless Lawn Mower
While almost every gardener will already own a lawn mower, my guess is that many will have had the same one for years (if not decades!).
And while it may still cut the grass, I'm sure it will also be hard to use and leave a lot to be desired.
So they'll love you for buying them a powerful new one, such as the Greenworks G-Max cordless lawn mower.
As this runs on battery rather than electric, which means there are no annoying cords to navigate.
And it has 5 different height cutting settings, a bag on the back to catch all your freshly mown grass, and wheels that are super easy to manoeuvre.
13. A Yard Chair To Take A Break In
One of the benefits of gardening is you end up with a yard you're proud of, and one that is a pleasure to spend time in.
So a gift idea that can help them take a break and appreciate all their hard work is to get them a yard chair.
As this way they can sit back, relax, and enjoy a cold beer after the days gardening exertions.
And a good choice for this is the GCI outdoor rocker chair, as this is really comfortable, has padded armrests, and even has a cup holder for their beer.
14. An Outdoor Time Lapse Camera
Watching things grow and bloom is one of the true joys of gardening.
However, this can be hard to really appreciate, as things grow gradually and the daily gains are not so noticeable.
So buying a gardener a time-lapse camera as a gift can be a game changer for them.
As they can then film their gardens constantly over the course of weeks and months, and really get to see these changes happening perceptibly in sped up time.
So if this sounds like a good gift idea, check out the Brinno TLC200 time-lapse camera.
As this one is easy to use and is built to be able to withstand the harsh outdoor weather conditions.
15. A Gardening Book To Sharpen Their Skills
No matter how long they've been gardening or how much of an expert they are, there will always be things they can learn.
So getting them a gardening book that can improve their skills and knowledge is the next gift idea on the list.
Now you can find books on all aspects of gardening, but one that comes highly recommended is The Vegetable Gardeners Bible.
As this is packed full of great tips and tricks on how to grow all kinds of fruit and vegetables, giving them all the skills they need for some homegrown goodness.
16. A Journal To Keep Track Of Their Garden Exploits
Keeping track of all the plants in their garden, and what they need to do and when, can be difficult for a gardener unless they write things down.
And rather than having scraps of paper all over the shop, it's much better to have everything documented in the one place.
Which makes The Gardener's Journal such a good gift.
As this journal is not only something they can use to stay on top of things, it's full of prompts to tell them what they should be making note of.
So they'll never let things slide once they get into the habit of using one of these.
17. A Seed Storage Container
It can be a challenge to keep all your seed packets safe and well organised in your shed.
So a gift idea worth considering for a gardener is to get them a seed storage container.
As they will then always be able to find what they're looking for, and the seeds will stay fresh and ready to use.
And a great choice for this is the Burgon & Ball seed packet storage tin.
As this one is air tight to keep their seeds dry, and will look the part in any gardeners shed with its cool design.
18. A Wide Brimmed Gardening Hat
No gardener should be without a decent wide brimmed hat to keep the sun off them during the warmer months.
So if you're looking for a simple gardening gift, check out the Sloggers wide brimmed sun hat.
As not only will this keep the sun off, it'll have them looking great in the garden too.
Gardening is a healthy hobby that is beneficial both to the gardener and the overall condition of your backyard.
So treating a loved one to a gardening gift to encourage them with their passion is a really nice idea.
And I hope you've managed to find something that suits among the list of gift ideas for gardeners that I've given you here.
As each of these will be useful to a gardener in one way or another.