The Best Gifts for Gardeners and Plant Lovers of All Types
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.