25 Perfect Gifts for Gardeners
For those on your gift list with green thumbs, we've rounded up a list of ideas that are sure to inspire some nature-loving activities.
If your friends and family love getting their hands dirty in the garden or spend most of their time in the yard, give them a thoughtful gift to support their hobby. Whether they're a master gardener or a novice, make their day with one of these garden-ready gifts.
Sturdy yet lightweight, this functional wood-and-wire basket makes the perfect gardener’s companion. The oblong shape is the right size for gathering up a garden harvest or for toting weeding tools. The wire mesh interior allows you to easily hose off everything so your dirt doesn't make it inside.
Rough soil is hard on gardeners' hands. This highly-rated lotion is specially formulated to lock in moisture with its infusion of Shea butter and avocado. This intensive formula is made to nourish skin and help it feel noticeably smoother after each use, so it's pretty much a must-have for your friend who is always pruning and planting.
Sure, they may excel at growing tomatoes, but what about mushrooms? Expand your gardener's crop of edibles with this innovative, giftable log. Each hand-cut hardwood log is inoculated with spores that will sprout organic phoenix oyster mushrooms — a sweet, mild variety perfect for stir-fry, risotto and pasta dishes.
While gardening can be a great form of exercise, it can also lead to unwanted aches and pains, especially for less mobile folks. Gift a lightweight, portable stool so the gardener in your life can take a well-deserved rest when they need it, especially if they have a large garden or yard. This sturdy chair has a detachable bag and five essential tools to make it easier to complete garden chores without bending over.
Give super pollinators a place to call home with this wood and bamboo habitat. About 140 species of native bees look for preexisting insect holes and woodpecker drillings, so they're drawn to the bamboo tubes of this house. They can pollinate several thousand blooms a day making this a win-win for insect and gardener.
If you don't want to spring for a whole kit of tools, there are a few inexpensive ones you'll reach for over and over again like this soil scoop. Not only does it work as a small shovel and trowel for weeding and transplanting, but the serrated sides allow you to saw through stubborn stems and roots, too.
For when you don't want to mess with a separate tool, let your gloves be your tool. Durable and puncture-resistant to protect your hands, these gloves prevent cuts and blisters and offer flexible, ergonomic design for handling small objects. This pack of four comes with two sets of gloves with claws and two sets without.
Emulating the gardening queen herself by using the garden tools she uses. In her HGTV show Martha Knows Best, Martha Stewart uses this set from her line of garden tools to demonstrate the importance of soil prep. This essential trio of gardening tools is perfect for lots of garden and yard tasks: like digging trenches, aerating soil or breaking up piles of compost. Made of sturdy stainless steel and 40-inch green handles, this set includes a garden fork, shovel and spade.
Let plant-lovers show off their love for gardening with these heart-shaped planters. Handmade of cast stone cement with a Verde finish, the planters are a charming addition to any garden. Their shallow bowl makes them great vessels for displaying succulents.
Not only for use with roses, but these sturdy gloves are also flexible and padded — a gardener's best friend. Designed with protection in mind, the extra-long length shields arms against thorns, poisonous vines and even bugs. The padded palms and reinforced fingertips make them puncture resistant.
Instead of letting one hummingbird commandeer a single-spout feeder, gift the Hummerbar to your garden-loving, bird-loving friend. Since it's two feet long, this piece allows 22 birds to sip at once. If your friend is an avid birdwatcher, this innovative spin on the usual feeder should thrill them to no end.
If they live in a small apartment with limited space for outdoor gardening, help them dip their toes into hydroponic gardening with one of these mason jar kits from Coco and Seed. Choose from one of three sets: Superfoods, Cocktail or Garden Pizza.
The "it" plant in interior design right now is undoubtedly the olive tree. While not as adaptable and forgiving as other popular houseplants, if the person you're shopping for has the appropriate conditions (six hours of direct sunlight, dry climate in a 60 - 68 degree space) and is up for the challenge of caring for this Mediterranean plant, a potted olive tree would make a great thoughtful gift for your trendy, plant-loving friend. If their conditions aren't right for an olive tree, Plants.com sells tons of other potted plants to choose from like Meyer lemon trees and Monstera plants.
Help them put their food scraps to good use with a living composter that won't be an eyesore. This worm farm can process about two pounds of food waste each week. Drop in the scraps to feed the worms, then scoop out the compost to feed the plants — it's that easy!
Lettuce Grow's self-watering, self-fertilizing Farmstand is a splurge-worthy hydroponic growing system that offers a solution to common gardening woes like a short outdoor growing season, lack of space and limited time, to name a few. Available in five sizes, the kit works outdoors or in (with the addition of their grow lights), makes it easy to grow veggies, herbs and leafy greens at home, using 95 percent less water than traditional gardening, and looks like a sculptural piece of art. Plus, we live for good gardening puns. For more information on how this innovative system works, check out our full review from Kelly Smith Trimble, HGTV's senior editorial director and master gardener.