Here's a list of some of my very favorite and super affordable gardener gift ideas your friends and family will love.
I thought I'd share with you a few of my favorite things to buy for your gardener friends or even for your own stocking this year.
This time of year can be overwhelming and I know that we all want to give special gifts to all the wonderful people in our lives.
I am always looking for the unique and practical gifts that my family and friends will love. So I hope you enjoy my small list of gardener gift ideas and that they inspire you this holiday season.
Gardener Gift Ideas
The Best Garden Gloves
I used to hate to wear gloves. I felt like I couldn't feel what I was doing when planting. The gloves seemed bulky and I just couldn't be bothered until I bought Nitrile Gloves. They have just right amount of protection and give; almost like a second skin.
They come in a variety of colors and sizes. At less than $10 they make a great addition to a basket of goodies for someone you love.
Someone gave me a pair of floral sheers for my birthday a few years ago. I thought, "These are nice." Something you wouldn't buy for yourself. Maybe you use your pruners or standard household scissors for all your cutting needs but I find that I come back to this pair time and again.
They are perfect for cutting herbs from the garden. Their slim arms make it easy to cut just the stems you want. They are also great for when you cut flowers for a centerpiece and you need to trim them up before arranging them in the vase.
Some places call them herb snips, grape scissors or even bonsai shears.
Plastic Garden Tubtrugs
These have been out for a few years and I have always thought they were great. Basically indestructible with two sturdy handles in a bunch of cute colors and sizes. So many uses; garden clean-up, weeding, cutting flowers, keeping all your tools in and much more.
They too are available everywhere from your local hardware store to Amazon for about $8-40 depending on the size. I like to buy the small ones and use them as a gift container.
Anyone can find a use for them. They don't have to be interested in gardening. Pack up a few boxes of good pasta, your favorite jarred sauce, a loaf of Italian bread and maybe a nice bottle of Chianti, or two and you have a perfect inexpensive Italian dinner in one tidy place for someone on your list.
Collapsible Garden Waste Bag
This garden waste bag just may be my most favorite garden tool ever. I know that it gets used and abused by me every time I go into the garden. It's really light-weight so it's easy to drag around the garden. Even when it's full of weeds and trimmings it's sturdy enough to drag over to our compost area. As the name suggests it collapses down to nothing for easy storage in the garage.
Hori Hori Garden Knife
Lastly is the Hori Hori Garden Knife. This is relatively new to me but I absolutely love it. Great for digging in the garden. Especially if you are like me and have older garden beds. It really digs through the soil, breaking up any wayward roots from old shrubs or weeds. Perfect for digging out weeds or quickly scraping them while you are planting. A bonus when you are planting bulbs, the Hori Hori knife has the etched markings so you will know exactly the depth of your planting hole.
Every gardener I know loves plants so why not simply give them a houseplant. The image above is a succulent called Senecio rowleyanus or String of Pearls. I planted it in a teacup and made a simple twine hanger so that it can bask in the sun.
Other Popular Houseplants:
- Sansevieria trifasciata aka Snake Plant
- Monstera deliciosa aka Swiss Cheese Plant
- Pilea peperomioides aka Chinese Money Plant
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia aka ZZ Plant
- Ficus lyrata aka Fiddle Leaf Fig
These are just a few gardener gift ideas I'm thinking about right now but the season has just started.
❤️all of your ideas, Patti!! I purchased one of those collapsing garbage bins last year and it’s made weed picking so much easier! No more heavy bins to lug around!! I don’t usually wear gloves in the garden but those u recommend might just end up in my stocking this year!😜
I know! Aren't they great? It may even be my most favorite item on the list.
Great gift ideas for the gardeners in our lives (or us!) Pinning, friend!
What a great list and love the idea of those floral sheers. They look awesome and perfect for quick snipping. I love how you mentioned buy for your own stocking because that sounds more like it around here. Robert and I don't do gifts anymore, instead we just go out and enjoy a good meal together or go to a movie if something good is playing. Those sheers though that might be a good gift to myself.
You definitely deserve them Carole!
I love my trub and really like the mesh insert I got with it at gardeners.com. I can pull veggies, rinse under the hose and lift out the insert with the veggies. Then I use the water in the trub to water plants. Great combination.
That's a great idea Jan. Thanks for sharing!