25 Garden-Inspired Gifts for Father's Day

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

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May 18, 2021

If the guy in your life spends more time outdoors than indoors, then your Father's Day gift should reflect that. Take a look at our list of the best Father's Day gifts for every budget, whether Dad is a gardener or helpful handyman.

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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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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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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$139 $129

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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$80

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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As much as he loves his work boots, we're willing to bet that Dad won't mind adding a pair of waterproof clogs to his gardening wardrobe. This classic style from the Hunter collection features a high-traction sole, soft rubber and a practical neoprene lining.

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$25

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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$106 $84

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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$25

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 portable model offers 12 hours of protection and is ideal for creating a mosquito-free zone around your campsite.

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Go ahead and protect Dad's green thumb with a set of leather gardening gloves. Crafted from supple leather, these durable gloves are a handsome, practical addition to Dad's garden shed tools.

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Don't let Dad's knees take a hit while he's working in the garden; instead, gift him this mobile work seat, which has a tool tray and basket for supplies. In addition to reducing any aches and strains, this cart will keep his clothes free from grass stains, too.

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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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Ensure that your father never loses his keys to the shed again with the help of this handy, closed-helix keyring. Made from heavy brass with two end-caps, the piece will keep his keys in one spot and fits comfortably in his front pocket.

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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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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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$32 (Set of 12)

Something tells us that your dad wouldn't mind if you replaced his old and rusty gardening tools with this heavy-duty set. The kit comes with 12 essentials, like a utility knife, folding saw and shears.

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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 gardening essentials. You can even get it personalized for an extra $10-$12.

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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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$70

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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$188

Hand-forged in Japan from carbon steel, this needle nose pruner boasts a clean cut that won't let Dad down while he's on the job. He'll love the comfortable wood grip and get a kick out of the special box that his new pruners come in.

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$200 $172

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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