Best Gifts For Gardeners


If you are shopping for a gardener, then you will find some help here. These are some of my favorite gardening things. If you are a gardener, then you may already have some ideas in mind, but I invite you to glance over this guide. It is a nice mix of the beautiful, the practical and enjoyable gifts that are sure to please. And, you might just find something that is a must have for yourself.

Maybe there is someone on your list that is interested in gardening or would like to get started? So, I’ve included a few helpful items, that will get them off to a great beginning.

(And, if you are looking for gardening tools, then check out my favorite recommended tools guide.)

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There is an award-winning book that every Texas gardener can use. Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac is a month-by-month guide for gardeners. It provides basic information for the “not so much into gardening” person, that the author refers to as “yardeners”.  Yet, the book includes sufficient advanced material to meet the needs of a green thumb gardener. Science-based, reliable information at your fingertips, this is a handy resource.

Butterfly Gardening for Texas author and native plant expert Geyata Ajilvsgi shares a wealth of practical information about all kinds of butterflies, the flowers and other plants that are important to their life cycle. This is a beautiful and practical book for a Texas gardener or any butterfly enthusiast.

This 3-piece Garden Tool Set is heavy duty, cast aluminum so no worries about rusting. The soft rubberized handle reduces wrist and hand pressure. A depth measurement scale on the transplanter makes it convenient to transplant seedlings. A nice, well-made tool set for any gardener.   

A moisture meter takes the guesswork out of watering. XLUX Moisture Sensor Meter is a small hygrometer that measure soil moisture content. Even experienced gardeners use moisture meters. This is easy to use and takes the guess work out of growing. 

A watering can is what every plant enthusiast needs. This Hammered Copper Watering Can is brilliant. Easy to fill, generous 3-quart capacity, easy pour spout and ergonomic handle makes this a beautiful, long-lasting gift.

Glass terrariums have been around for ages and are once again a trending garden item.

Potter Wardian Planter Case is a small version of the classic glasshouse. It is perfect for growing ever popular succulents, baby ferns or miniature plants indoors. A removable planting insert is convenient and humidity is easily managed with the hinged roof piece.

Every gardener needs gloves, actually a lot of gloves. The Foxglove Original Gardening Glove is a favorite for light gardening. Made of soft, high-tech sports fabric, they are durable and the long cuff style provides arm protection. Lots of pretty colors and washable, too.

Rose gloves are a classic gardener’s friend so those rose prickles do no harm when pruning. The Magid Rose Gloves are made of a synthetic leather that breaths, with flexible elastic wrist and a dual cuff to protect from sharp thorns.  

Sunscreen is an essential part of skincare for gardeners. La Roche-Posay Tinted Sunscreen for women is a SPF 50, Ultra-Light Fluid Broad Spectrum, with Titanium Dioxide Mineral Face Sunscreen that is Oil-Free. This is natural, lightweight and one of the most dermatologist-recommended brands.

Of course, men need sun protection, too. Neutrogena Sport Face with SPF 70 is oil free and provides superior sun protection. It is also highly recommended by dermatologists.

I can’t garden without twine and this company in Scotland has been producing twine since 1922. So, they know a thing or two about it. Nutscene Botanical Twine is high quality. And, the colored ones have all sorts of uses for crafting, gift wrapping and more.

I cherish my Christmas ornament collection. It reflects my gardening interests, places I’ve traveled and a some whimsey. The Old World hand-crafted ornaments are beautifully made and detailed. The cardinal bird, the monarch butterfly and greenhouse ornament are exquisite and would be welcomed gifts.

No-Bite-Me All Natural Insect Repellent is a great stocking stuffer for a gardeners. It smells good and works. Trust me. I’ve tried so many repellents because Texas has lots of insects, especially mosquitoes. This is one of the better natural repellents I’ve used, 

Every gardener needs a place to keep seeds. I’ve tried a number of methods and find this Plastic Container Storage Box to be ideal. While it is intended for photos, the box holds 80-100 seed packages. The individual cases conveniently store seeds by type. A snap tight closure and handle makes for convenient handling. And, they conveniently stack – I have 2.

When gardening indoors is the best option. Grow herbs and microgreens with the indoor Hydroponic Aerogarden. No soil needed, just add water and the kit has everything you need. This is almost foolproof with a grow light, fertilizer and herb seed pod kit. My friend has this and grows all the greens. A lady at my church keeps the Aerogarden in her office. It grows beautifully.

A handcrafted basket is easiest and best to carry vegetables or cut flowers from the garden. This Wicker Gathering Basket is individually woven of natural, hand dyed rattan and finished with a sturdy wooden handle. A basket of this type makes a special and lasting gift.

Most gardeners are bird lovers. Dutch Crafters Hanging Birdfeeder tics all the boxes for taking care of our feathered friends. American made from recycled poly, stainless hanging wire, with removable sides and a flip top for cleaning, this bird feeder is built to last.

Garden boots are must haves for any season. Muck Boot Rubber Gardener Boot is my go-to brand for comfort, easy on and off, high traction and keeping feet clean and dry. They are comfortable, durable and lasting. Both men’s and women’s sizes available in a nice selection of patterns.

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