Whether you are shopping for a backyard gardener, farmer or hobby gardening enthusiast, we have compiled a list of some very unique gift ideas for gardeners that anyone with a green thumb is going to love.
What kind of gardener are you shopping for? we have gardening gift ideas for:
- the planting season
- seed gifts
- indoor gardeners
- harvesting gift ideas
- aeroponic gardeners
- food preservation from the garden
- and more
This gardening gift ideas list is a truly unique list that comes from our own wish list alongside our own experience in the backyard garden and with gardening tools in the house (for growing, preparing and preserving grown food).
This list is not based on anyone else's list out there so you will appreciate how well researched or tried and tested each of our items are.
And whether your gardening gift ideas are for an avid gardener, seasoned gardeners or a gardening newbie, we have the perfect gardening gift for anyone. We will leave the links for each item so you can easily click and compare the prices of everything we share with you.
These are great as holiday gift ideas or anytime gift ideas. We hope you enjoy reading through it.
Let's get into it!
Gifts For Gardeners | Ideas
Here are the best gift ideas for gardeners and garden lovers alike. We have organized this list according to which activity your gardener needs a gift for! Check out the categories:
- Gifts for in the garden (the actual planting season)
- Seed gardening gifts
- Indoor gardening gifts
- Gifts for harvesters
Here they all are:
Gifts For In The Garden (Planting)
These gift ideas are for gardeners who spend time getting the garden ready outside, getting their fertilizer and seeds and then plant to their hearts content.
1. A Personalized Garden Tote
This is a thoughtful gift for a gardening friend. I am always misplacing things when I am in the garden and it drives me crazy. Especially during planting season when I am taking my gloves on and off, looking for the seed packets, my trowel, a measuring tape for spacing my seeds, any additives for my soil, my seed markers... You get the point.
This garden tote would be so incredibly handy for this reason, and would be super thoughtful with the personalization of your gardeners name!
What's nice, is that this tote is made from a durable polyester canvas, and it even comes with garden tools in the bag.
2. A Rolling Garden Cart Stool
Here is another extremely handy gardening gift that I bet the gardener in your life wishes they had, but don't! This rolling garden stool is made to alleviate back and knee pain from bending over and weeding or planting seeds. It has beefy wheels to roll easily over dirt and is lightweight so it can easily be picked up and placed at another section of the garden.
The manufacturer has this to say about it: "The rolling wheels and lightweight build provide exceptional portability around the yard, while the durable plastic and stainless-steel construction stand up to harsh weather and long-term use. This garden accessory features an added tool tray underneath the seat to keep tools organized and at your fingertips, making it ideal for both kids and adults with green thumbs!"
This specific garden cart stool is an excellent price, but you can compare it to the other garden cart stools on Amazon right here.
3. A Garden Kneeler Seat
For anyone who wants a garden seat that is not on wheels, this heavy duty garden kneeler seat can be moved around to where you are working in the yard, provide a soft seat just slightly above the ground, and it has handles to help you get up. Over the handles you have pockets to store your garden accessories!
This garden bench can actually be folded up so it can be easily carried around and moved to other garden sections. It is also heavy duty so the bracket (made of iron pipe) can hold 330lb.
It also comes with a pair of gardening gloves for the pockets!
Seed Gardening Gifts
These are gift ideas for gardeners who can't wait to get those seed catalog's in to start their seed shopping! It is the planning of the future garden that gets them excited, and so will these gift ideas.
See all the seed sellers on Etsy here
4. Emergency Vegetable Survival Seed Package (Non GMO)
For the gardener who likes to grow food and can and preserve what they grow, they would appreciate having this seed catalog! These are non-GMO seeds giving you all the basic vegetables for storing from heirloom varieties.
Shop owner Chris (based in Delaware) has this to say about their seed package:
"The vegetable seeds included in these kits are specifically chosen to provide you with a garden that is easy to plant, maintain, and harvest. For instance some seed kits include pole beans, which are fine, but require more effort to maintain.
We select bush style beans which produce high yields and require almost no effort to establish and maintain."
So this would even be a great starting off point for a new gardener.
5. Seed Paper
See your choices from this seller here
For someone who loves spreading love and joy, get them recycled fiber seed paper hearts! These are hearts that they can leave anywhere and they will grow gorgeous flowers including Snapdragon, Petunia, Beardtongue, Daisy, Thyme, Poppy, Catchfly, Maiden Pinks, and Chamomile.
This little shop has absolutely gorgeous ideas in it. Not only can you get seed hearts and other shapes, but you can get wedding invitations, boxes, cards, thank you notes, gift tags and more out of this beautiful seed paper!
About this shop:
"Who are we? In business since 1995, we are just like many of you: we like things to look a particular way, often our tastes reach beyond our budget. That doesn’t stop us though. We work to create what we want by rolling up our sleeves to make our own paper. We also tear cards by hand, hand dye silk ribbon, print and assemble invitations and we get earth under our nails as we plant and press our own flowers. We work hard to make beautiful things and we have created opportunities for you to make those same beautiful things with our do it yourself options."
If you want to read more about how this company was made, they have a great back story about their founders, Kevin and Lori (who has a BA in fiber arts!) which you can read on their about us.
6. Seed Saver Boxes (Personalized)
This is a really unique gift that any gardener will love. Gardeners always want to keep their own seeds. The end of the growing season comes, and lots of plants have gone to see. We gardeners have the best intentions of keeping those seeds for the following year (because, let's face it. Buying all new seeds can be expensive!). So what better way for the to stay organized than with a seed saver box?
There are a number of boxes available at a given time, and because these are from a handmade seller, no two will be the same, so you will have to see what is available in this shop at the time of your reading this.
And if you are an eco-conscious shopper, you are going to want to read how shop owner Anthony makes these beautiful boxes:
"Our seed savers are a true heirloom , constructed from recycled window glass and wood. All products are individually made by hand with beauty and quality as our first objective. I'm pretty much a workaholic, but is it really work when you are loving what you do?".
7. Medicinal Seeds Collection
See them here (find it under collections - kits)
If your gardener is totally in tune with nature and loves making teas and salves for personal use, this is a fantastic gift for your favorite gardener.
Created by shop owner Joanne in Athens, Georgia, she has this to say about this specific collection:
"This collection is designed for use now and in the future. They are delivered to you in a sealed metal can, that can be kept indefinitely in your freezer. Because the seed packets are resealable you can use some now to establish your medicinal herb gardens and save the rest of each packet for another time. The booklets also include great recipes for creating all types of lotions, salves, horticultural sprays, insecticides (homemade), and much more."
These seeds are not genetically engineered (GE), genetically modified (GMO). They are open pollinated and include the following:
- Sweet Annie - Artemisia annua
- Boneset - Eupatorium perfoliatum
- Calendula - Calendula officinalis
- Catnip - Nepeta cataria
- Costmary - Tanacetum balsamita
- "Joe's Long" Pepper - Capsicum annuum
- Chamomile - Matricaria recutita
- Chicory Root - Cichorium intybus
- Comfrey - Symphytum officinale
- Cumin - Black - Nigella Sativa
- Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea
- Evening Primrose - Oenothera biennis
- Tulsi - ‘Rama’
- Feverfew - Tanacetum partenium
- Hyssop - Hyssopus officinalis
- Lavender - Lavandula officinallis
- Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis
- Lemon Grass - East Indian - Cymbopogon flexuosus
- Marshmallow - Althaea officinalis
- Valarian - Valarian officinalis
- Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
- Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis
- Prairie Sage - Artemisia ludoviciana
- White Sage - Salvia apiana
- Asclepias tubrosa - Pleurisy Root
Joanne says about the seeds included: "You are more than welcome to choose the varieties that you would prefer. Just contact [them] to talk with Joanne about your choices and preferences, and she will make a special order for you, Substitutes are welcome.".
Indoor Gardening Gifts
For the gardener in your life who loves to enjoy greenery and fresh herbs for cooking all year long. These gifts can be enjoyed inside.
8. Glass Propagation Vase Bulbs
This is an absolutely beautiful gift that is useful and adds to any décor as well. These are for propagating your favorite plants. So if you have a gardener in your life constantly taking cuttings from other plants, or they are making little baby plants from plants they love, they are going to truly appreciate this beautiful gift.
Made from glass and wood, these look great on a desk or dresser, on an windowsill, countertop or anywhere else that gets some sunlight!
They also have really gorgeous watering cans. Check this one out in rose gold!
9. Indoor Herb Garden Kit (Wood)
This is a really beautiful indoor herb garden that comes with everything you need for a decorative and useful gift idea. Most gardeners enjoy growing herbs, and herbs are something you can grow beautifully on the shoulder seasons and through the winter, indoors.
This kit makes it incredibly easy to start seeds and have your own culinary plants anytime of the year.
About the herb growing kit:
"The herb garden starter kit comes with biodegradable pots that are designed to go back into the Earth to make it easier to grow herbs and make transplanting your seeds into your outdoor garden or larger ports quick and effortless. For transplanting, we added a wooden herb planter so you add the biodegradable growing pots. Few weeks after they sprout you should transplant them to grow big and strong. Just you need to add potting soil mix to the window sill planter indoor".
In this kit, you get seeds to grow: mint, thyme, oregano, chives, wooden window planter, herb clippers, biodegradable growing pot, cilantro, dill, parsley.
See all of the gorgeous growing vases here
10. An Aerogarden
Aerogardens are so popular since they makes it so easy to grow seeds from novice gardeners to expert gardeners. These sit on your counter and grow right in water, no soil (and no mess) required.
They come with a high-performance, full spectrum 20-watt LED, high efficiency lighting system which is tuned to the specific needs of plants to maximize photosynthesis. This results in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests.
With over 17,000 sales and almost perfect reviews from their customers, this indoor garden is sure to be the perfect gardening gift.
Here is what the company has to say about it:
"Want garden fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter? How about beautiful petunias for months on end with no florist fee? Meet the AeroGarden Harvest, an indoor garden system that allows you to grow up to 6 different herb, veggie or flower varieties year-round - no sun, soil or green thumb required. The indoor garden's grow light hood contains 20W of white, red, and blue LED lights, giving your plants the full spectrum of sunlight they need to grow, and grow quickly. How quick, you may ask? 5x faster than a traditional outdoor garden!
The automatic timer makes sure the lights go on and off at exactly the right time, and the backlit buttons remind you when to add water and plant food. The Harvest is compact and adjusts for up to 12" of grow height. Not to mention, it sets up in minutes.
So, why wait for the perfect weather? Make everyday a great gardening day with AeroGarden Harvest indoor garden".
11. Herb Growing Starter Kit
Cultivate flavorful indoor plants with ease using your beginner-friendly kit. Your USA-sourced herb seeds sprout into a beautiful mini-garden on your porch, windowsill, or shelf. Enjoy an indoor garden that heightens your home cooking with fresh, aromatic flavors. Plant oregano, thyme, lemon balm, parsley, basil, curled chervil, cilantro, and rosemary
Everything is included in this kit so you can get started right with everything you need to grow with your indoor herb garden kit. Your complete kit has 8 types of herb seeds, pots, saucers, plant markers, peat, nutrition packs, and a detailed grow guide.
Compare with all of the herb growing kits available here
Harvest Gifts For Gardeners
Every gardener strives to make their own food to enjoy fresh, and to preserve for over the non-gardening months. There are several ways to preserve food from the garden, and the main ones include:
Let's talk about some gifts you can give to help with harvest time.
12. A Dehydrator With Stainless Steel Trays
Check price of the one we recommend here
Many years ago, we upgraded our dehydrator from a plastic, cylindrical model to a stainless steel tray model where the fan is at the back (for a more even drying).
This would make a really great gift, and we talk about this model both in our YouTube channel and in our article, The Best Dehydrator For Jerky.
We are huge fans of this beautifully designed dehydrator. We love that it doesn't have plastic components that make contact with our home grown food, and I can easily put the trays in the dishwasher if I wanted to make jerky or something else on.
Here's our review of it:
Read our other full article on the best dehydrators for fruit here, and see why we wholeheartedly recommend this dehydrator.
13. A Canning Kit
This canning gift kit comes with everything your gardener needs for preserving home grown food for months to come.
Made from a durable, enamel on steel design, the pot holds 21 quarts of water to make a perfect water bath for about 7 jars. Here is what the company says about this kit:
"Granite Ware water-bath canners have been the standard for canning for over 100 years. The stepped design of our canners produces more even heat by allowing more boiling water contact with the top half of the jars. Used to elevate food temperature above 212-degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or more, which kills all the bacteria found in high acid fruits and vegetables.
The water-bath canner creates a vacuum seal when the jars cool, sealing out air and bacteria. This allows you to safely store preserves, jellies, pickles, relishes, salsas, chilies and more, without refrigeration. Canning is also a great way to create unique, personalized gifts for family and friends".
14. 3 Burner Outdoor Stovetop
This is a gift that is extremely useful for the gardener who does (or wants to do) major canning in the fall.
We recently processed 300 pounds of fresh tomatoes from the garden and had the whole neighborhood involved.
It was amazing, we had a table set up for taking the stems and any rot off of the tomatoes, and a multiple outdoor burner set up to boil tomato juice, and for a canners to prep the jars and a water bath for canning the jars.
Here are some of my photos from that so you can get an idea of how useful an outdoor burner was:
We kept saying over and over how handy the burners were to have, and how much time it saved us from having to wait for individual pots to boil. Your gardener will totally love this one.
15. A Digital Pressure Canner
This gift is for a gardener who likes to preserve more than just fresh food. Maybe your gardener uses their fresh food to make pasta sauce. Chili. Soups. If this sounds like the gardener in your life, they NEED a pressure canner.
A pressure canner will take the temperature much higher than a water bath on the stove will, allowing them to be able to safely can meals and food with meat in it.
Here is what Presto has to say about their canner:
"Finally, an automated electric canner for simple home canning! The Presto Precise canner is the first digital pressure canner that meets USDA home canning guidelines for safely processing low-acid foods such as meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, with no adjustments needed for high altitudes. It also doubles as an electric boiling water canner for preserving fruits, jams, jellies, and salsa.
Simply select the canning method and time and the digital interface guides you through the canning process. LED display icons illuminate each step from start to completion.
An innovative sensor automatically detects the exact processing temperature and holds it for the time required to safely preserve foods. The digital canner preheats the jars and keeps them hot until each jar is filled and ready to process".
16. Countertop Composter
This is the absolute perfect gift for a gardener for any time of the year. So this would be great for the holiday season as well. This is one of the best countertop composters you can get. You can put any organic food into this appliance and it turns it into fertile compost in hours.
I have seen this composter in action and it is absolutely incredible. Place any organic matter into it (carrot peels, apple cores, egg shells, plate scrapings from dinner even chicken bones) and it becomes dry, ground up fertilizer for your plants. A big bonus for the eco conscious friend!
I think this is amazing for many reason, including:
- helps you cut down your organic waste
- makes food for your plants
- is super practical
- helps if you have bears or raccoons at night (your garbage will no longer have food in it)
If your gardener wants to save the compost for the spring garden, then it is super easy to get a Rubbermaid container or another container with a lid and leave it outside. Just simply empty your contents ever day into it and let it build up until gardening season begins! (It also won't smell or attract animals. Once composted, the organic matter resembles dry coffee grounds - see the image below).
Well, I hope we were able to help you find a some fantastic garden gifts or creative gifts! There are more creative gardening gift ideas out there than gardening tools and house plants! If your partner friend of family has a green thumb, bookmark this page (because we are always updating with awesome new finds).
Get them a gardening gift that is unique that will be both beautiful, useful and practical. This gardening gift guide is great for both backyard and city farmers as there are some great indoor and outdoor gardening gifts.
If you are looking for more ideas, check out the links below:
Gardening gifts on Etsy: See them here
Gardening gift ideas on Amazon: See them here
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