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.

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May 16, 2023

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.


Made from lightweight steel, this garden stool is both a comfy seat and a tool bag. With spacious side pockets, the super-functional workstation will hold everything he needs as he mulches flower beds, prunes bushes and takes on those pesky weeds.

Give Dad a hand with the weeds. Made with an ergonomic stainless-steel blade and walnut handle, this Japanese design has a razor-sharp edge that quickly removes weeds from just under the soil.


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.

$32.99 $24.99

Everything Dad needs to grow four beautiful bonsai trees comes in one, sleek box. Plus, there's no green thumb needed (just follow the easy step-by-step instructions), so Dad can be confident he'll get it right from the beginning.


Keep Dad in the rest of the family's good graces by gifting him a boot pull that will prevent him from tracking mud all over the house. This clever device is made from wood and can be used to remove both regular and oversized boots.


Save his back and get the weeds at the roots with this easy-to-use weeder. The old-school design has a long handle that allows him to remove weeds without bending, pulling or kneeling.

$15.99 $11.99

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.

If Dad loves checking (and predicting) the weather, then he'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.


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.


Those who enjoy being outdoors usually love the animals they share nature with — as long as those creatures stay away from the garden. Give feathered friends a place to land and eat with this squirrel-proof tube bird feeder.


Acorn tree in the backyard got your father feeling a little nutty? The sleek Nut Gatherer sweeps up all of nature's little messes, from nuts and seeds to pinecones and small fruits like apples and oranges.

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.


After he's spent the afternoon chopping wood, Dad will so appreciate having this log carrier. The bag is crafted from durable, easy-to-clean waxed canvas and boasts two thick handles, so all he has to do is lift and transport to the fire pit.


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.

$220 (Set of 2)

Each set of two raptors includes one small and one large, making them a fun gift for a dino-loving dad or anyone who wants to add a little Cretaceous creativity to their outdoor decor.


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.


The gift he didn't know he needed until now, this ENO DoubleNest Hammock will encourage Dad to catch some Zs after he's mowed the grass. He can use the carabiners and nautical-grade line to secure the hammock to his favorite tree and then take a nap.

$36.99 $19.59

Anyone who loves being outdoors needs these warmers to keep hands extra toasty. Lighter than a phone, the palm-sized, pebble-shaped design will fit right into your dad's hand and has three settings to instantly heat up.


Highly versatile and easy to maneuver, this stainless-steel wheelbarrow promises to be your father's new best buddy. He'll love using the tool as an extended dolly, a flower pot transporter, trailer mover, bag holder and more.

Dad will love this partly tongue-in-cheek, partly recycled stainless-steel gauge to measure his grass's growth and know when it's time for a trim.


A hot day out in the yard requires a cooler full of water and electrolyte-adding beverages. The compact design that's intended for a road trip also makes this cooler perfect for hauling around while Dad is working in the garden or doing lawn work.

$56.48 (Pack of 6)

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.

$179.99 $159.99

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.


For the father who spends a lot of time on the back patio, we suggest snagging some tumble torches. The wick is crafted from fiberglass, so it gives off a strong flame that lasts well into the evening.


Snag this copper can for the dedicated Plant Dad. He'll love the sleek design and easy-to-carry handle, not to mention the thin spout that lets him water his plants with precision.

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.

$19.99 $18.15

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.

Give your dad the chance to show off how much care he puts into his amazing lawn by hosting an outdoor movie night — even if it's just for his kids or grandkids. This full-size theater screen is weatherproof and easy to assemble and take down.

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