30 Gifts for Garden-Loving, Outdoorsy Dads
Dad doesn't need another tie. Find the perfect garden-centric gift that he'll want to use year-round.
Somehow dads tend to be one of the hardest people to buy for, but if the dad on your list loves gardening and being outdoors, we've got this year covered. From handy tools that make his tasks a little easier to techie gadgets that bring music and piping-hot coffee to his long days, we have a list of top-notch gardening gifts for Dad to show your love and appreciation — at every price point.
Take the hassle out of Dad having to tussle with the garden hose. This easy-to-maneuver version is extremely lightweight and flexible, while also being durable to last through any weather conditions. Made from hybrid polymer, it doesn't kink or crack.
With its stainless-steel blade and ash hardwood handle, this handy pruning knife will make quick work of all those odd jobs on your dad's to-do list. The compact design and ergonomic handle are perfect for grafting, pruning branches, removing sucker rods and pruning shrubs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 essentials. You can even get it personalized for an extra cost.
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 ultra-portable model boasts 15 feet of protection and is ideal for creating a mosquito-free zone around your campsite.
Microgreens are packed with nutrients. Give Dad extra vitamins and a new gardening hobby with this microgreen growing kit. The set has everything he needs to get growing including six seed packets, six compostable grow trays, six soil discs, six tray covers and detailed instructions.
Made of durable fir wood, this self-contained raised garden is a convenient way to grow edible plants and gives you greater control over soil conditions, as well as easier access to weeding, fertilizing and watering. It's also great for dads with smaller gardening spaces like patios or decks.
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.
There's nothing quite as annoying as dropping a screw or drill bit right in the middle of a project. This wristband is embedded with 10 super-strong magnets to keep all the little pieces right on Dad's wrist as he works on home improvement and outside DIY projects.