30 Gifts for Garden-Loving, Outdoorsy Dads

Dad doesn't need another tie; find the perfect garden-centric gift that he'll want to use year-round.

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November 19, 2021

Somehow dads tend to be one of the hardest people to buy for, but if the dad on your list loves gardening and being outdoors, we've got this year covered. From handy tools that make his tasks a little easier to techie gadgets that bring music and piping-hot coffee to his long days, we have a list of top-notch gifts to show your love and appreciation — at every price point.

Made from lightweight steel and nylon, this garden stool is both a comfy seat and a tool bag. With 21 pockets and a large catch-all interior, this super-functional workstation will hold everything he needs as he mulches flower beds, prunes bushes and takes on those pesky weeds.

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Take the hassle out of dad having to tussle with the hose. This ultraslim version is extremely lightweight and flexible, while also being durable to last through any weather conditions. Made from pure polyurethane, it doesn't kink or crack.

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Give dad a hand with the weeds. Made with an ergonomic stainless-steel blade and walnut handle, this Japanese design has a razor-sharp edge that quickly removes weeds from just under the soil.

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Microgreens are packed with nutrients. Give dad extra vitamins and a new gardening hobby with this microgreen growing kit. The terracotta self-watering pot is designed to house the four included crops: arugula, beets, komatsuna and radishes.

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With its high-carbon stainless-steel blade and sleek bone handle, this hand-crafted lockback knife will make quick work of all those odd jobs on your dad's to-do list.

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There's nothing quite as annoying as dropping a screw or drill bit right in the middle of a project. This wristband is embedded with 15 super-strong magnets to keep all the little pieces right on dad's wrist as he works on home improvement and outside DIY projects.

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If Dad loves checking (and predicting) the weather, then he'll love this copper rain gauge that's available in a patio-ready tabletop version or on a garden stake.

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Help Dad clean up the yard and create mulch at the same time with this electric chipper. He'll love tossing branches and twigs into the top and watching them instantly turn into nutrient-rich soil. Don't forget to pair your gift with a stack of yard waste bags, so he can get started ASAP.

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Those who enjoy being outdoors usually love the animals they share nature with — as long as those creatures stay away from the garden. Give feathered friends a place to land and eat with this copper-roofed tube bird feeder.

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Anyone who loves being outdoors needs these warmers to keep hands extra toasty. Lighter than a phone, the palm-sized, pebble-shaped design will fit right into your dad's hand and has three settings to instantly heat up.

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Acorn tree in the backyard got your father feeling a little nutty? The sleek Sweet Gum Ball Picker Upper sweeps up all of nature's little messes, from nuts and seeds to pinecones and small fruits like apples and oranges.

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If he spends hours weeding, digging and tending to the flower beds, then your dad definitely needs a quality sun hat. We love this one from L.L. Bean because it features UPF 50+ fabric, has adjustable snaps and uses No Fly Zone technology to keep insects away.

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Each set of two raptors includes one small and one large, making them a fun gift for a dino-loving dad or anyone who wants to add a little Cretaceous creativity to their outdoor decor.

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We have no doubt that your eco-conscious dad will get good use out of this 37-gallon composter. Since it's so compact, the bin will fit neatly in the corner of his yard and easily turn kitchen scraps like eggshells and vegetables into nutrient-rich soil. Just fill it up, give it a few turns every couple of days, and Dad will have a nourishing batch of compost for his backyard or garden.

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Instead of dealing with citronella candles and heaps of bug spray, Thermacell devices emit repellent undetectable to humans to create a small zone around you where bugs won't want to go. This ultra-portable model weighs 11.2 oz and is ideal for creating a mosquito-free zone around your campsite.

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Yardwork doesn't end when the temperatures start to drop. Whether he's raking leaves, shoveling snow or pruning, dads are still out taking care of the home's exteriors. Grab him this Bluetooth beanie so that he can listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks without having to wear additional headphones under a hat.

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Rumpl blankets are the ultimate in keeping your father comfortable and cozy, and they're now available with his favorite NFL team's logo. The portable, packable design is perfect for toting outdoors for a relaxing evening by the fire pit.

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Dad will love this partly tongue-in-cheek, partly recycled stainless-steel gauge to measure his grass's growth and know when it's time for a trim.

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If you ask us, a handyman could always use a high-quality waist belt for all his tools. This leather apron will do just fine, made from durable buffalo leather and pockets to hold his essentials. You can even get it personalized for an extra $10-$12.

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Snag this stainless-steel can for the dedicated Plant Dad. He'll love the sleek design and easy-to-carry handle, not to mention the fact that it's available in three cool, neutral hues.

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For the father who spends a lot of time on the back patio, we suggest snagging some tumble torches. The wick is crafted from fiberglass, so it gives off a strong flame that lasts well into the evening.

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Encourage small cavity dwellers like wrens, finches and chickadees to take up residence in Dad's backyard with this delicate, raindrop-shaped birdhouse. Together, you and your dad can hang up the porcelain house and then admire all the birdies that use it as a safe haven.

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The gift he didn't know he needed until now, this ENO DoubleNest Hammock will encourage Dad to catch some Zs after he's mowed the grass. He can use the carabiners and nautical-grade line to secure the hammock to his favorite tree and then take a nap.

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Keep Dad in the rest of the family's good graces by gifting him a boot pull that will prevent him from tracking mud all over the house. This clever device is made from oak and will make a lovely addition to the foyer, back porch or mudroom.

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After he's spent the afternoon chopping wood, Dad will so appreciate having this log carrier. The bag is crafted from durable, easy-to-clean polyester and boasts two thick handles, so all he has to do is lift and transport to the fire pit.

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For the man who's meticulous about cleaning his tools, shop this special maintenance kit. Inside the birch box, he'll find a silicon-carbide whetstone and brass bristle brush to remove resin and rust, a bottle of linseed oil to protect tools from corrosion and a soft polishing cloth to condition wooden handles.

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Highly versatile and easy to maneuver, this stainless-steel wheelbarrow promises to be your father's new best buddy. He'll love using the tool as an extended dolly, a flower pot transporter, trailer mover, bag holder and more.

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A hot day out in the yard requires a cooler full of water and electrolyte-adding beverages. The compact design that's intended for a road trip also makes this cooler perfect for hauling around while dad is working in the garden or doing lawn work.

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Everything Dad needs to grow four beautiful bonsai trees comes in one, sleek box. Plus, there's no green thumb needed (just follow the easy step-by-step instructions!), so Dad can be confident he'll get it right from the beginning.

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Give your dad the chance to show off how much care he puts into his amazing lawn by hosting an outdoor movie night — even if it's just for his kids or grandkids. This full-size theater screen is weatherproof and easy to assemble and take down.

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