As someone who enjoys gardening myself, I always love getting anything garden based as a gift! Right now, I am hoping someone might get me new gardening gloves, because I have just about worn out the tips of the ones I got! 😀
As you might know, gardening has become one of the most popular hobbies, and you probably know a gardener or two that would love a gardening gift for their upcoming special occasion.
There are hundreds of gardening gifts to buy for both the beginner and expert gardener, and the great thing about gardening gifts is they can be bought just about anywhere: online, nursery, feed store, farmer’s market, even your local Wal-Mart or grocery store. I found some of the cutest air plant holders with air plants at my local Sprouts!
If buying a gardening gift for a beginner, an instructional or informational book is always a good idea. If they just bought a new home and don’t care for the plants growing in their yard, a book or two would be a wonderful gift! Gardening books that will give tips on how to eliminate gardening nightmares like disease, insects, and weeds. They will tell gardeners which kind of plants thrive in different climates, as well as how much sun, water, and nutrients various types of plants require. I even have a book on how to grow air plants, so yes there is a book on just about anything you can grow indoors or outdoors. 😉
Books like this can be purchased at nurseries, online, or at your local bookstore. If your gardening friend is a “computer nerd”, a gardening information CD might be a better gardening gift for them than a book. If they read their books on Kindle? There are a TON of books available, so many, you be surprised what you can learn! 😉
Whether giving to a novice or expert professional, a plant is always a great gardening gift. If you got someone who lives in an apartment? Why not give them a gift of a herb growing kit they can grow indoors? IF you got someone who loves to cook? Even better!!
Whether buying the traditional gift, like a poinsettia at Christmas, or just some random plant random, like moss, a plant is sure to be greatly appreciated and enjoyed. Just remember that poinsettias are not good for animal owners. They can make a cat or dog sick if they are to eat any of it. Another idea is to buy seeds or just a bulb for someone to transplant. Giving a perennial would be a gift that keeps on giving.
Theme gardening gifts using plants can also be loads of fun. A herb can come with an attached card including a recipe using that herb. A plant that produces nectar and will attract butterflies can be coupled with a book on butterflies.
Possibly the best, and most common, gardening gift is gardening tools. Better yet, get them a bag tool gift set, with all the tools they would need and all you have to do is pick one out! This can be anything as simple as a hoe or rake to something more high-tech like an electric blower or vacuum. These are good for removing debris, leaves, or grass from driveways and side walks. Other favorites are gloves, hedge trimmers, and sprinklers.
In fact, I have a gardening tool bag like this:
Isn’t that the prettiest gift ever!! I LOVE having all the tools in a bag, so when I go looking for them? I know right where they are!!
An excellent gardening gift that is rarely thought of is a calendar. Calendar’s can serve dual purposes; it can be decorative with beautiful gardening themes, or can be used to keep up with the moon phase that affects most all plants.
A farmer’s almanac is also a good idea, it is full of information regarding the weather, moon phase, when to plant, when to prune; it is the best guidebook to gardening there is.
The ultimate gardening gift is for any gardener is a gift certificate to a nursery or store where gardening tools or plants are available. This way, your friend can get any tool they do not have in their collection, or any kind of plant their heart desires.
Anyone know where I can find one of these? Asking for a friend 😉 Ok, I want one!!
Gift giving is a difficult task at best, but if you have gardeners for friends, a gardening gift is an easy way out and makes your gift buying simple. Gardening gifts can range anywhere from tools to actual plants, and with gardening gifts you have a wide range of costs to choose from. You can give a cheap pair of gloves or an expensive power tiller.
So the next time you go gift shopping, think about a gardening gift for your friends with green thumbs!