15 Perfect Gifts for Gardeners

For those on your list with green thumbs, we've rounded up a list of ideas that are sure to inspire some nature-loving activities.

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November 14, 2019

For many of us, gardening is the last thing we think of during the cold months of winter. However, your plant-loving friends and family are already dreaming of getting their hands dirty again. Get them in the mood for spring with these garden-ready gifts, including a few they can enjoy even in the dead of winter.

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 you dirt doesn't make it inside.

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Dry winter air and rough soil are hard on gardeners' hands. This highly-rated lotion is specially formulated to lock in moisture with its infusion of Shea and avocado butters. This intensive formula is made to nourish skin and help it feel noticeably smoother after each use — so, pretty much a must-have for your friend who is always pruning and planting.

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These handy herb scissors are made with five blades to quickly snip fresh-from-the-garden chives, parsley and other herbs. The included comb conveniently swipes the blades free of debris for easy clean up.

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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-fries, risottos, and pasta dishes.

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Select from a list of beloved herbs or have these markers custom printed for your gardener. Each garden stake is made of solid copper so it'll last forever, gaining a beautiful bronze tarnish over the years.

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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.

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After working hard on growing fresh herbs for mouthwatering recipes, your gardener wants to enjoy them all year long. Simply suspend bundles of fresh herbs upside down from this circular rack to be used even in the dead of winter.

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Every garden needs a friendly gnome. Not only are gnomes considered symbols of good luck, but they are just plain fun to have around. This almost two-feet-tall sculpture is made of resin with a hand-painted finish.

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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.

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Before spring arrives, most gardeners are itching to get their hands in the dirt. This seedling starter allows them to begin the process indoors before the temperatures are ready outside. They only need to refill the water about once a week and the terracotta surround keeps the right amount of water in place to get their seeds started.

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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.

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Guide their way through the landscaping with these natural stepping stones. The multicolored river rock is set on a PVC backing so they can be laid almost anywhere: on grass, mud, sand, mulch and wet areas.

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For ones that are happiest when surrounded by nature, send a mix of lush green foliage and a blooming flower. The wooden handled box makes for a pretty container they can use over and over again.

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For a quick-and-easy slip-on-and-go shoe, it's hard to beat the rubber garden clog. Upgrade a gardener's well-loved pair with this classic, sturdy set from Hunter. Ringing at just under $100, it's a special gift that'll last an avid planter many years.

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Shake up someone's Christmas with a scatter can of flower seeds. This mix of wildflowers will help feed and shelter endangered native bees, butterflies and other garden pollinators. Just remove the top and sprinkle.

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