The Best Gifts for Gardeners and Plant Lovers of All Types

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Gifts for Gardener Guide
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My family has been gardening for generations. My paternal grandmother spent nearly every day in her vegetable "gardy," as she lovingly called it, while my other grandmother was always working in her flower beds. My parents passed on their love for the earth by raising me to know and appreciate the different flowers, fruits, vegetables, and crops we grew on our farm. I respect fellow gardeners because I know the patience and care they put into their work. So when it's time to celebrate them, finding the best gifts for gardeners takes a little time.

Most gardeners have the tools they need but might be too conservative to opt for the best pair of work boots, or perhaps they haven't gotten around to upgrading their kneeling pad that's seen better days. That's when a unique gardening gift is most appreciated. While they might not think to buy it for themselves, folks that love to garden would be delighted to receive a new sunhat or even a small gift that helps them enjoy prolonged time outdoors, like an inexpensive hummingbird feeder or a top-of-the-line wind chime.

My grandmothers and I might not have the exact same gardening needs, but we both cherish a thoughtful gift from someone who's looking to share our love for plant life. Every gift on this list is something I'd buy for myself or someone in my immediate family to elevate their love of gardening.

Read on for the best gifts for gardeners, no matter their age, skill level, or experience.

COOLJOB Rubber Coated Gardening Gloves

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COOLJOB Rubber Coated Gardening Gloves

Amazon

Whether repotting philodendrons or pulling up carrots, a good pair of gloves is essential. What makes a great pair of gardening gloves? Breathability, free range of movement, and a rubber-coated palm to repel water. It's even better when you have a clean pair or two on standby.

MEEMA Waist Apron with Pockets

MEEMA Waist Apron with Pockets

Amazon

This gardening half-apron has pockets to store tools and gloves, a tie-waist to fit multiple sizes, and an ivory and gray pattern that's forgiving toward inevitable dirt stains.

L.L.Bean Original Duck Boot

L.L. Bean Boot

L.L. Bean

A good set of work boots are a must for anyone spending time in the dirt, and why not gift your gardener the best? These 8-inch Thinsulate L.L.Bean boots for women will keep their feet warm while working, hiking, and running about town. Check out great options in L.L.Bean men's boots as well.

Felco Leather Pruner Holster

Felco Leather Pruner Holster

Home Depot

When pruning plants, if you don't have an apron or gardening bag on hand, a leather pruner holster is the minimum requirement. Put away your quality shears easily with this clever gardening accessory.

Home Grown Wildflower Seeds

Home Grown Wildflower Seeds

Amazon

There's nothing quite as joyful as a patch of wildflowers growing alongside the road. Gift your favorite gardener a blooming surprise with this 3-ounce bag of colorful perennial wildflower seeds. Help them scatter the seeds freely and enjoy the blooms in six to 12 weeks.

Corinthian Bells Copper Wind Chime 27 Inches

Corinthian Bells Copper Wind Chime 27 Inches

Amazon

A garden or country patio is not complete without a quality wind chime, and Corinthian Bells makes the best of the best. Your gardener is sure to love this 27-inch copper wind chime as its melody plays with the breeze. To complete your gift, add on a hook so that's it ready to hang and enjoy immediately.

Livingston Wide Brim Straw Visor

Livingston Wide Brim Straw Visor

Amazon

Working in the garden calls for sun protection, and this wide-brim straw visor will help them stay safe. Visors not their thing? You can also go with a Stetson straw cowboy hat or a drawstring straw hat to shade out those summer rays.

CALIFORNIA PICNIC Garden Seat and Tool Kit

CALIFORNIA PICNIC Garden Seat and Tool Kit

Amazon

This gardening stool and tool kit is a one-and-done gift for a garden lover. They can enjoy a place to sit while they work as well as easy tool access. They can even detach the tool bag if they'd rather do without the seat.

Leapom Gardening Tools for Kids

Leapom Gardening Tools for Kids

Amazon

Let your little one discover the joy of gardening with this gardening kit for kids, complete with an apron, tools and tool bag, gloves, and even a small watering can. For under $25, this is a fun way to introduce the love of the land to aspiring gardeners and children.

Exemplary Gardens Rose Pruning Gloves for Men and Women

Exemplary Gardens Rose Pruning Gloves for Men and Women

Amazon

Every rose has its thorn, so protect your garden-loving friend by buying them a good pair of rose pruning gloves. These goat-grain gloves keep your skin prick-free, and the design makes for easy pruning.

TCBWFY Auger Drill Bit for Planting

TCBWFY Auger Drill Bit for Planting

Amazon

When it comes time to plant the season's flowers and vegetables, work smarter, not harder. This drill bit attaches to your power drill and drills a hole directly in the soil that's perfectly sized to drop your bulb in. Not only does this save time and energy, but it's also quite fun to use.

For small-bulbed plants like buttercups and onions, opt for this size. For larger bulbs like tulips and irises, opt for this size.

Droll Yankees Window Mounted Hummingbird Feeder

Droll Yankees Window Mounted Hummingbird Feeder

Amazon

Part of the joy of gardening is watching the wildlife enjoy the outdoors, too. Watch the hummingbirds come and go when you entice them with this window hummingbird feeder from Droll Yankees. For under $20, this is a wonderful gift that will house joyful moments all season.

Professional EZ Travel Collection Adjustable Telescopic Folding Rake

Professional EZ Travel Collection Adjustable Telescopic Folding Rake,

Professional EZ Travel Collection

Anyone ready to get in the dirt is going to need a good rake. Short on space? With this foldable, adjustable rake, you can work the soil when you need to and easily store it away once you're satisfied with your work.

Sunnydaze Rolling Garden Cart

Sunnydaze Rolling Garden Cart

Amazon

While a good gardening stool or kneeling pad is enough for some, if your gardener is working with a lot of land, this rolling tractor seat will make things much easier for them. With the scooter's sturdy wheels and good-sized basket, they can quickly move down the row of their garden without exhausting their knees.

Truper 30002 Tru Tough Welded Warren Hoe

Truper 30002 Tru Tough Welded Warren Hoe

Amazon

It's likely your garden lover has a regular hoe, but a triangle hoe is a step up. It offers precision in a way that a regular hoe can't. You can use it straight on to accurately tackle weeds without harming your plants or run it along the soil sideways for a wider cut.

Midwest Products Co. Leaf Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

Midwest Products Co. Leaf Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

Amazon

Give the gift of a handmade stepping stone for a grandparent or loved one's garden. This kit includes a step-by-step guide as well as all the materials needed to make a mosaic hand mold stepping stone that is sure to make your recipient smile each time they see it on the ground.

Sagebrook Home Set of 2 Geometric Planter with Saucer

Sagebrook Home Set of 2 Geometric Planter with Saucer

Target

Target's affordable planter selection is one of the best-kept secrets among houseplant aficionados. They offer planters in various sizes, colors, and materials, as well as hanging planters and self-watering options. Want to impress your plant parent with your gift-giving skills? Choose planters with a drainage hole and saucer, like this set.

MUDEELA Bamboo Adjustable Plant Stand

MUDEELA Bamboo Adjustable Plant Stand

Amazon

Plant stands are always a good idea for houseplant enthusiasts, and this mid-century modern one is adjustable, so you can switch out various-sized planters as you please. This stand comes in four different shades to match a variety of décor styles, and it looks much more expensive than its $26 price tag.

Cavallini Papers & Co. Cacti and Succulents 1,000-Piece Puzzle

Cavallini Papers & Co. Cacti and Succulents 1,000-Piece Puzzle

Amazon

Tackle this puzzle with plant-loving friends over a long weekend or slowly piece it together on your own. Watch as popular succulents like haworthia and echeveria come to life as you complete this 1,000-piece puzzle.

June & December Botanical Flour Sack Cotton Napkins (Set of 4)

June & December Botanical Flour Sack Cotton Napkins (Set of 4)

Food52

Plant people delight in greenery wherever they can find it. Help your garden lover set their table in style with these super soft botanical napkins that are sure to bring joy to their space.

Carhartt Men's Duck Bib Unlined Overall

Carhartt Men's Duck Bib Unlined Overall

Amazon

Whether you're an avid gardener who appreciates Carhartt overalls for their durability or an urban gardener who loves the trending brand, a set of these overalls will surely bring a smile to your face if you receive them.

Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains

Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains

Amazon

Got a basket full of fresh peppers and aren't sure what to do with them? Inspire your favorite gardener with this best-selling cookbook from Tieghan Gerard: Half Baked Harvest: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains. Each page is filled with photos and mouth-watering recipes that'll bring out the best in your vegetables.

Crate & Barrel Blue Berry Box Colander

Crate & Barrel Blue Berry Box Colander

Crate & Barrel 

Whether you're washing and storing freshly picked blueberries or just transferring them from a store-bought container, this berry bowl will make that fruit look even more luscious. If you're a gardener yourself, sweeten the deal by gifting this with freshly grown treats inside.

Uncommon Goods Cocktail Grow Kit

Uncommon Goods Cocktail Grow Kit

Uncommon Goods

Grow kits are sometimes frowned upon by those with extensive green thumbs, but this cocktail grow kit is a fun exception to the rule. If cocktails aren't your thing, opt for a salsa or pizza grow kit instead. Cheers!

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