66 Perfect Gifts for Gardeners

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

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November 16, 2022

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, from small budget-friendly ideas to splurge-worthy gifts for big celebrations or holidays.

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Gifts for Gardeners Under $25

Any gardener knows good things come in small packages ... like seed packets! If you're looking for a small gift for someone on a tight budget or something you can pair with a larger gift, you can't go wrong with one of these under-$25 options, from a beautiful herb stripper for cooking prep that's availabe in multiple wood finishes to healing cream for the recipient's hardworking hands. Plus, you could even pair a few of these together and throw in a few seed packets to make a gardening gift basket if you can't pick just one.

Tools and Supplies for Their Garden Shed

For someone who is building up their tools, just moved to a house with a yard or wants to upgrade their supplies, this tool set is a great splurge gift. It comes with five stainless steel and wood tools inside a canvas and leather tote, which you could fill with other garden-related treats like seed packets, gloves and more to turn it into a full-on gardening gift basket. If you don't want to spring for a whole set, there are a few inexpensive ones they'd reach for over and over again like this soil scoop, garden shears or set of claw garden gloves. Or you could emulate the gardening queen herself. 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 trio of gardening tools is perfect for lots of garden and yard tasks: digging trenches, aerating soil or breaking up piles of compost.

Garden-Inspired Decor and Accessories

Bring their favorite place — their garden— indoors with thoughtful home accessories. Tomato candles have become all the rage in the last couple of years, and this Gardener scent from the popular candle brand Boy Smells is sure to leave the recipient dreaming of freshly picked summer produce, even if it's burning in the dead of winter. For a more traditional candle scent, this Crushed Mint candle is actually a two-for-one gift; the packaging contains plantable seed paper so they can grow the real-deal scent in their garden. (Pro tip: if the recipient is a beginner gardener, remind them to plant mint in containers, unless they're okay with it taking over their planting space.) Beyond garden-inspired scents, decor like tea towels, mugs, wall calendars, notecards and even a brass bee door knocker are all great gift options for gardeners.

Seeds and Seed Storage

An avid gardener can never have too many seeds, and if they've been at it for more than a year or so, they've probably already accumulated a collection that could benefit from some organization. This beautiful seedbox is something the gardener you're shopping for might not buy for themselves but would get a lot of use out of — the best kind of gift in our book. With five interior compartments, your gardener will be able to keep their seeds organized all season.

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Yard Accessories and Decor

For people who spend just as much time in their gardens as they do some rooms in their homes, consider presents that make it an even nicer place to be like bee hotels for their pollinator friends and bird houses for their morning choir. If they appreciate practical gifts, functional products that happen to be more stylish versions of what they might otherwise buy themselves will ensure they'll love the gift and use it frequently, such as a beautiful copper bin for hose storage or rain gauge.

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Gardening Gear and Workwear

Make sure they're comfortable and protected to tackle any garden task with some outdoor attire, from waterproof boots and clogs to gloves and sun hats. Gloves always make a great gift, and even if they already have ones they like, most gardeners could use a spare pair if, like me, they're often misplacing them. Kelly Smith Trimble, master gardener and senior editorial director at HGTV, is a big fan of Dovetail Workwear's overalls that are made by and for women and come with ample pockets for carrying the essentials. Read more about why she recommends this brand in her review.

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For the Herb Grower

Herbs are one of the easiest and mode rewarding things to grow. Help the gardener in your life get the most out of their herb harvest with practical items like an herb drying rack, herb preserver or herb scissors. If they're using popsicle sticks or the plastic markers that come from the plant nursery, upgrade their markers with these stylish copper garden markers for herbs.

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For the Eco-Conscious Gardener

If the gardener in your life prioritizes sustainability, gift them something with Mother Nature in mind. Felicia Feaster, a managing editor at HGTV, recommends the Lomi countertop composter in her recent review, and it'd make a great splurge-worthy gift, especially for a joint couple's gift. It turns your food waste into nutrients for your plants in a matter of hours! If you're not looking to spend quite that much, this worm farm composter is pretty cool, too, and more aesthetically pleasing than it sounds. If they're a vegetarian or just striving to eat plant-forward meals with in-season ingredients, cookbooks like Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables by Joshua MacFadden or The Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach are excellent choices that will keep them excited about vegetables. Lastly, help them avoid plastic with a bundle of silicone Stasher bags for food storage and prep or a stylish canvas market tote that's perfect for their farmers market haul.

Garden Kits and Growing Systems

Gardening kits are inherently giftable because they usually come with everything the recipient will need to get growing. Kits are great for beginners, young and old, but if they're really interested in growing indoors or extending their growing season, consider gifting a hydroponic gardening system, which allows you to grow plants without soil. Hydroponic gardening is ideal for anyone really but especially people with limited garden space, those who want reliable and consistent harvests for eating and cooking and gardeners with short or unpredictable growing seasons. Available in small countertop models for a handful of herbs or small greens all the way up to multi-level gardens where you can fit up to 36 plants in at one time. Several HGTV editors love growing hydroponically, and we like brands like AeroGardne, Lettuce Grow and Rise Gardens.

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