Gift guide for gardeners

Can you believe that Christmas is coming up? I hope you have started your shopping. For those who haven’t, perhaps I can help out a bit. We all have people in our lives that can be hard to buy for. Perhaps it’s your uncle who owns two of everything already, or your neighbor has eclectic tastes. I can’t guarantee that I can help with them, but I can help with what to get for the gardeners in your life with this gift guide for gardeners.

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Gift guide for gardeners


Let’s start with an obvious gift, seeds. It’s amazing what a gardener can do with a packet of seeds. They can feed their families or beautify their front yards. There are hundreds of varieties of seeds to choose from. Perhaps they have been wanting to try growing a new flower or vegetable. Now is the chance for them to do that! Buy them a packet of those seeds and come spring they will be ready to go. Now, seeds can be a bit hard to find during the winter, especially in the more northern climates, but if you are lucky, you might be able to find some. If push comes to shove, you can give them a picture of the seeds you plan to buy them once they are available.

Garden tools

Though gardening doesn’t take a lot of tools, there are a few essentials for it. There is a chance the gardener in your life already owns most of them. But are they in good shape? Have you heard them mention that they could really use a certain tool? What better gift to give them than that? Be it a spade, garden fork, or pruners, there is likely something that they need for their gardeningĀ chores. Alternatively, a garden hand toolset is a great all-around gift, especially for those just starting out.

Another great idea is a wheelbarrow or garden cart. These aren’t the cheapest options, but they are such handy thingsĀ to have. There is a wide variety available to suit anyone’s needs.

Gardening books

A gardener is always looking to expand their knowledge of plants. This is why gardening books can be a great gift idea. They can provide plenty of information, covering planting depths, harvest times, and more. The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible is a great source of information. If they are looking for something to go beyond simply gardening, then The Backyard Homestead may be a good choice.


Much like seeds, they are the cornerstone of every garden. However, they may be hard to come by this time of year. If you are lucky, there may be a few indoor plants available. Indoor plants are a great gift, especially for Northern gardeners who can’t garden during the cold months but still want to tend to plants. Getting them an indoor plant or two would be a great way to allow them to garden year-round. Nothing makes a gardener happier than seeing lush green plants thriving.

Rain barrels

Watering a garden is a constant chore, especially if you live in a drier area. A rain barrel can be a great gift, just make sure that they are allowed in your area. These barrels range in size and price, but they are so handy to have. One or two good rainfalls and the barrel will be full, providing plenty of water for a garden, and any gardener will tell you, that rainwater is far better than tap water for growing a garden.


Some gardeners love gloves, and others only use them when absolutely needed. No matter which type of gardener you have in your life, a pair of gardening gloves can be really helpful. They come in a wide variety of colors and styles, so you are sure to find something that would suit them.

Helping hands

This isn’t the type of gift that can be wrapped, but one that most gardeners appreciate, and that is offering to help in the garden. Now, admittedly some gardeners are hesitant to allow others to help – I know I am because I want my garden just so. However, don’t let that deter you from offering your help. It may be just what they need.

Do you have a gardener in your life? This gift guide for gardeners is sure to help you find something they will love.


    1. Thanks. They are the main staple of a gardener’s needs.

  1. This are such great ideas; I don’t know why I have never thought to give gardening gifts! Maybe I will do that this year for friend’ birthday gifts….

    1. It’s probably because gardening items aren’t as readily available during the winter, especially in colder climates. They would make great birthday gifts as well.

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