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With the vast majority of the population spending more time at home over the last few years, it is not surprising that there has been a notable increase in the popularity of gardening. This humble hobby not only enables enthusiasts to fill their homes with energizing greenery and magnificent blooms but offers the opportunity to grow fresh fruits and vegetables as well as flavorful herbs. Finding the perfect gift for the gardener in your life might be daunting, especially if you are much of a plant lover yourself, but, fortunately, we have made it super simple by curating the ultimate gardening gift guide. Jam-packed with unique ideas, useful gadgets, and thoughtful gifts, you are guaranteed to find something perfect for your green-thumbed loved one to make playing in the dirt an absolute pleasure.
By Lisa Blake • Published Feb 8 2022
Whether you are looking for a gift for a budding newbie or a green-thumbed master, a subscription to Amateur Gardening magazine is a great pick. This weekly British publication is a practical guide to help and inspire gardening enthusiasts with top tips and encouraging ideas all year round.
Every gardening lover needs a decent set of pruning shears, and we love this 4-pack as it includes a hand pruner for every type of plant. Whether your favorite gardener needs more precise snips for indoor pruning or study shears to cut through stubborn branches, this set has it all. The high-quality stainless steel blades will deter tarnish and rust, and the ergonomic handle design puts less stress on wrists for maximum cutting comfort.
Another great gift idea for both indoor and outdoor plant lovers is propagation vessels. We love this set of three vessels as they boast a stylish glass design with a functional natural cork lid to gently hold clippings above the base of the container while roots start to develop.
Many gardening enthusiasts will agree that there is no better company than the happy chirping of wild birds while they work. A bird feeder is a great way to encourage these little visitors into the garden, and this beautiful hanging mason jar design can even be hung on a balcony to bring wild birds to smaller garden spaces.
While we are on the topic of inviting feathery guests to the garden, a birdbath is another must-have. Besides providing smaller animals and pollinating insects with hydration during warmer days, wild birds will often enjoy a happy little splash around in the water, which is always a delight to watch! We love this option as the metal design is beautiful, sturdy, and rust-proof, promising many years of joyful bird song.
What is a gardener without a reliable set of gardening tools? A garden tool set is the perfect gift for the gardener who is just starting out, and this gift box is our top pick as it comes with four solid steel tools, each finished with a beautiful ash handle. Boasting a standard trowel, a hand fork, a transplanting trowel, and a weeding fork, this high-quality set not only includes everything that a newbie gardener needs but is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Another great gift choice for bot novice and experienced gardeners is a set of plant markers. Perfect for labeling plants and recording important details, these natural bamboo markers are durable, eco-friendly, and fully recyclable.
With 35 different veggie seeds, this kit is the ultimate gift choice for the vegetable garden enthusiast! All the seeds are heirloom, non-GMO, non-hybrid, and open-pollinated, meaning that the plants will produce seeds that can be saved for future harvests. Boasting everything from aubergines to zucchini, the seeds are individually packaged in professional paper envelopes, have a 25-year shelf life, and include detailed instructions and growing guides for each plant.
Not every plant lover is blessed with large garden beds in which to grow their greenery. For gardeners with smaller spaces, a vertical planter makes a great gift. We love this option as the five stackable pots can hold up to 15 different plants, including flowers, herbs, veggies, succulents, and everything in between. Made from high-quality polypropylene, this planter is stylish, lightweight, durable, and can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors.
For the more experienced green thumb who needs to lug around their assortment of gardening tools, a gardening tote is a necessity. Boasting water and soil resistant waxed canvas, this option has eight exterior pockets to keep garden tools organized and accessible.
A grow light is a great gift choice to ensure that plants get the required sunlight all year round, even during those long winter months. We love this option as it boasts a timer function with multiple settings, a strong clamp that can be attached to any surface, and two energy-efficient LED lights with flexible Gooseneck allowing for maximum reach.
Indoor gardens often have poorer yields with fruit and veggie crops, as pollinating insects are less likely to make their necessary visit. A pollinating tool makes a great gift as it allows indoor gardeners to manually pollinate their crops, ensuring better yields and increased fruit size.
For the ultimate in indoor gardening, a hydroponic system, or smart garden is the way to go. Ideal for growing the perfect herbs all year round, this compact system uses no soil, so it can be set up inside for mess-free growing. Our top choice includes everything you need to get started immediately, and boasts an automatic timer system, LED grow lights, and all the bells and whistles to grow up to eight plants at a time.
With an indoor composting system you can transform table scraps and food waste into rich, fertile compost. Gift your gardening enthusiast with one of these Bokashi systems and they will thank you forever! The clever design means zero waste and no odor. Plus, it converts scraps and leftovers into compost in less than half the time of conventional composting methods, and the liquid that accumulates at the bottom of the bucket can be used as a nutrient-rich fertilizer for all plant types.
Protect your favorite gardener's hands while they play in the dirt with an essential pair of gardening gloves. We love this option as it includes six pairs of lightweight and breathable gloves that have thickened rubber finger tips for non-slip grip.
Another must-have for indoor gardeners is a plant mister. The gorgeous glass and brass design makes our top pick a stylish addition to any home, while providing a gentle shower to keep house plants, terrariums, and succulents happy.
Kneeling on the hard ground while tending to garden beds can be tough on the knees. One of the best gifts you can give a gardener is a thick kneeling mat to keep them comfortably off the ground while they're planting, weeding, harvesting, or caring for their precious flora.
A hanging planter is always a great gift choice as it can hang outdoors when the sun is shining and be moved indoors when it gets cooler, keeping plants happy no matter the weather. We love this set of two ceramic planters available in three gorgeous different designs.
Keeping track of how much water an outdoor garden can be tricky, especially during the rainy season. A rain gauge can help to measure rainfall to let your favorite gardener know whether their plants have received enough hydration. This option measures up to 5 inches of rain and offers a magnified view for easy reading.
Whether for toting tools, collecting flowers, removing weeds, or harvesting fruit, vegetables, or herbs, a garden trug is an essential for any gardener. We love this harvest basket as it comes in two different sizes, and the pine, maple, and metal design make it functional and stylish for both indoor and outdoor use.
There are few gardening tools as versatile as the Japanese Hori Hori garden knife. This heavy-duty blade is ideal for digging, cutting, and removing weeds with ease. Spoil your gardener with this gift box from Truly Garden, including the extra sharp knife, a thick leather sheath, and a sharpening rod, as well as a 5-year warranty, instructional videos, and complete customer care and support.
There are few things as satisfying as being able to harvest your very own fresh herbs to boost flavor in home cooking. If your gardening fanatic doesn't yet have a herb garden, they will love this DIY grow kit. Boasting organic seed tubes for ten of the most popular herbs, biodegradable growing pots, organic soil discs, plant markers, and a detailed instruction manual; this kit includes everything needed to get started immediately.
Another useful and unique gift idea for gardeners is a garden apron. Made from high-quality, durable, and water-resistant Oxford cloth, our top pick has 14 handy and easy-to-reach pockets, perfect for carrying all their garden tool essentials.
Help your plant lover to care for their houseplants with an automatic self-watering device. We love this stylish globe design, and the terracotta stone base helps to create a continuous and gradual water supply to keep indoor plants happy and perfectly hydrated.
A decent pair of gardening clogs will help to keep your favorite gardener's feet well cared for while they trudge through damp soil. Lightweight and breathable, these rubber clogs have drainage holes to ensure quick and easy drying, and the design cushions the sole for all-day comfort.
Whether an indoor or outdoor gardener, no plant lover can resist a beautiful planter to display their favorite flowers or greenery. This ceramic and wood design is available in four visually appealing colors and can be used both inside and outside, making it the perfect gift choice.
Some plants are trickier to grow than others, requiring the perfect pH, nitrogen, phosphorous and potash soil levels. A handy soil testing kit makes a clever gift for both beginner and experiences gardeners to help identify where their soil is lacking to get the perfect growth results every time.
A watering can is a practical essential for every gardener, and we love this handmade, traditional design for being both functional and beautiful. Made from high-quality galvanized steel, this watering can is sealed, treated, and powder coat painted to ensure maximum corrosion protection. Available in either black or green, this watering can will make a gift that is sure to last a lifetime.
There are few feathered visitors as charming as the little hummingbird, and these beautiful delights can be encouraged into the garden with a specially designed hummingbird feeder. Our top pick is this gorgeous antique-style glass and brushed nickel design with four bright red feeding ports to attract the tiny birds. Not only is it a pleasure to witness these little specimens hover and dart throughout the garden, but they play an essential role in plant pollination, so your gardening enthusiast will love having them around.
For the air plant or succulent lover, you can't go wrong with a glass terrarium. With the right design and proper care, a terrarium can be transformed into a self-sufficient eco-system, perfect for decorative indoor displays.
If your gardener spends hours down on their knees while tending to their precious plants, they will love this multi-functional stool. Made from lightweight and durable materials, it can be adjusted to cushion knees while digging in the dirt, or serve as a comfy stool while pruning or harvesting. The clever design includes two convenient tool pouches and folds away for easy storing.
Finally, the ultimate gift for any houseplant lover is a monthly plant box subscription. Select from 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month plans of thoughtfully curated plant kits, including not only an indoor plant but key information on how to care for it and a hand-painted pot and saucer. We love that there is an option for pet-friendly plants to ensure that no fur children are harmed by the greenery.