25 Budget-Friendly Buys You Didn't Know You Needed for Your Garden

Add a special touch to your outdoor space with these beautiful and functional finds under $50.

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April 01, 2024

Everyone knows that it takes a lot of time and patience to cultivate the perfect garden. Even after installing those raised beds, sowing rows of vegetables, adding an idyllic wood trellis or laying down a flagstone path, you might still feel like there's something missing or like there's room for improvement.

The good news? We're stepping in with 25 beautiful and budget-friendly products that will help you put those finishing touches on your dream garden. Scroll on to shop our favorite garden signs, chimes and more for under $50.


Celebrate the change in season and call attention to your beautiful blooms with a decorative garden flag. Beneath the cheerful text, you'll find a collection of painterly tulips, roses, globe alliums and coneflowers. Best of all? The double-sided design is printed on weather- and fade-resistant polyester, so you can enjoy the image for years to come. When hotter days come around, swap the garden flag for this summer-themed one. (The flag pole is not included.)


Welcome monarchs, swallowtails and other lovely winged creatures to your home by way of this butterfly biome. The simple A-frame structure includes a drop-down feeding station and five hibernating partitions, so you can adequately care for your tiny visitors in every season. You'll also receive a butterfly identification and life cycle guide with your purchase.


Why shout across the lawn to family and friends when you could let one of these sweet signs do the talking? This particular plaque is made from powder-coated iron in a brilliant green finish and gently informs visitors that, "We're in the garden." The sign is also outfitted with three threaded holes, so you can hang it anywhere from the side of the house to a fence post.


You'll eagerly check the temperature on hot sunny days when you have this elegant vintage-inspired thermometer in your periphery. The round, copper accent measures a wide temperature range (from -40 degrees to 120 degrees), features weatherproof glass and comes with an adjustable mounting bracket for easy installation.

$31.95 (Set of 6)

Watch your plants and your mood perk right up every time you use these gorgeous glass-blown watering globes. Each sphere provides the perfect amount of water to the roots of your potted plants, so you can see them flourish without lifting a finger. The globes are also conveniently suitable for use indoors and outside.

$42 (Sold Separately)
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We dare you to find more beautiful stepping stones. Create a dreamy walkway through your garden with these celestial pavers. Each piece is made from a combination of sand, concrete and galvanized metal, then finished off with a special pigment to capture the look of shadows and craters. And since the stones are sold separately, you can recreate a full lunar cycle or choose the images that speak most to you.

$19.99 (Set of 20)

Cast your garden in an enchanting glow at night with help from these whimsical mushroom landscape lights. The solar-powered caps capture sunlight during the day, and then use their charge to illuminate your bushes, flower beds or flagstone path. Each set comes with 20 mini mushrooms. Mushrooms not your thing? Also choose from bees, hummingbirds or dragonflies.

$36.99 $25.99

An afternoon of pulling weeds and planting flowers will feel even more therapeutic with some ambient music. Treat yourself to many melodious tunes by hanging these rainbow wind chimes from your patio or favorite tree branch. The chimes consist of 14 aluminum alloy tubes connected by heavy-duty nylon string and finished off with an S hook.

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We love a pretty birdhouse around here. This one is hand-crafted from natural seagrass and recycled saris in a delicate raindrop shape, so it will enhance your garden and appeal to the local wildlife. The medium-sized cavity is perfect for small garden birds who roost alone or in pairs.

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If you or your loved ones love checking (and predicting) the weather, then you'll love this copper rain gauge. Available in a patio-ready tabletop version or on a garden stake, the tube in the gauge rises as its base fills with water thanks to Archimedes' Principle.

$50 $41.62

You and the bees will both benefit from this clever "condo." The stunning hive is made from sustainably sourced wood and features stacked "floor" openings to lure in super pollinators (which is so great for your garden). Be sure to hang it in a sunny spot to catch that morning light.


Set a peaceful tone for your garden and show visitors which way to go with this natural river stone cairn. The stack consists of five smooth rocks carefully balanced and held in place with a concealed metal rod. You can purchase a stack of three and seven as well.

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Help the local birds find shelter in your backyard by hanging up this wool nest starter. Simply fill the center with wool scraps, then sit back and wait for your feathered friends to collect their material. And in the winter? You can swap the fabric for seed balls to feed the birds flying south.

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