11 No-Fail Gifts for Gardeners

We love gardens at HGTV, so we went on a hunt to find the perfect presents for the plant-lovers on your list this holiday season.
By: Kimberly Tchang

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Hen & Chick Growing Kit

This cheeky pair of ceramic planters comes complete with the easy-care succulent sempervivum, also known as the "hen and chicks" plant. Artful and elegant, these amusing decorative containers are sure to bring some welcome whimsy to a sunny spot along a table or windowsill. $59.95

Rose Gloves

Not just for roses only, these flexible, padded, sturdy gloves are a gardener’s best friend. Designed with protection in mind, the extra-long length shields arms against thorns, poisonous vines—even bugs. Made of nylon and supple, durable synthetic suede, they’re flexible and breathable, and won’t crack, stiffen or shrink—even after machine-washing. 15 ½" long. $36.95

Live Succulent Garden

Richly textural desert succulents in hues of muted blues, greens, oranges and reds are the centerpiece of this subtly spectacular wooden planter, suitable for both indoor and outdoor display. Package comes complete with redwood box, soil and assorted succulents, including Aeonium "Kiwi" or Tricolor and, exclusive to Pottery Barn, the Perle von Nurnberg. Planter measures 12" square, 4" deep, and has 2 hooks on back on opposite sides. $149

Gathering Basket

Sturdy yet lightweight, this functional wood-and-wire basket makes the perfect gardener’s companion. Oblong shape is just the right size for gathering up the fruits of your garden, or toting along your weeding tools. The galvanized metal basket allows excess dirt and debris to easily escape. Features thick, arched Paulownia wood handle and sides. $39.95


Simple greetings turn into stunning statements with these grow-anywhere, mini-garden greeting cards. Just pop open the card, water the base, and sprinkle the enclosed seed packet on top. Sprouts start to grow in 2 to 3 days, and last up to 2 weeks. Available in two architectural designs: City or Botanical Garden. $12.50 each

Country French Hens Kalanchoe

The relaxed feel of the French countryside is perfectly rendered in this rustic, Provencal-styled tin planter. The reusable, cream-colored container features a handle and a vintage French hen design, and comes complete with two easy-maintenance kalanchoe plants, which arrive in bud form, ready to burst into fiery red blooms. $49.99

Apple Tree-To-Be Kit

This is one gift that truly makes a lasting impression. Beautifully packaged kit contains seeds harvested from Ralls Janet heirloom apples, which are medium to large size, with thin, greenish-yellow skin covered with dark pink and red stripes. Gift set includes soil, planting seeds, burlap bag, pot, and an aluminum tag, for placing a personalized inscription on the tree. $22

Flower and Cottage Felt Birdhouses

Bright and cheery, these charming yet functional birdhouses add a fun, decorative touch either inside or out. The 1.25” openings are just the right size for smaller birds like chickadees, titmice, and bluebirds; or you can easily enlarge them for bigger birds. Crafted by skilled, fair-trade artisans in Kathmandu, Nepal, from hand-felted wool and hand-dyed woolen yarns. Felted wool is naturally water-repellent, and can be air-dryed if rain-soaked. $25 each

Hanging Garden Signs

Clever and irreverent, these handmade stone signs make a point of adding some unexpected humor to a garden, front porch—or even your home or office. Choose from "Wit’s End" or "Path of Least Resistance." Crafted of clay and faux leather, these high-fired, weatherproof pottery designs can be left outside year-round. Will not crack in the snow or fade in the sun. $12

Botanical Slate Stepping Stones

These etched slate stepping stones feature graceful, natural designs. They’ll bring a decorative touch whether used to accent a garden landscape, create a garden pathway—or even artfully displayed along a patio or porch wall. Choose from floral, swirl or tree designs. Each about 12" diameter. $14.95

Violet Terrarium

The Victorian tradition of terrariums blooms again, with this trio of flowering violets displayed in a tabletop glass-and-metal planter. The enclosed terrarium not only showcases the flowers, but also provides the perfect growing climate for them to thrive. Violets arrive in full bloom, with a light purple, dark purple and pink assortment. $94

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