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47 Cool Gardening Gift Ideas

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The best gifts for gardeners, including tools, clothing, funny mugs, and more!

Do you know someone who loves coaxing plants and flowers to grow? Perhaps they even talk to their plants a little or act like they have little plant personalities that need to be indulged?

If you’re looking for gardening gift ideas for people like this, and you have no idea what gardeners might like, fear not! We’re here to help you find the perfect gift.

From funny mugs and t-shirts that celebrate green thumbs to useful tools to beautiful decorations that help a garden shine, we have a variety of gifts for gardeners!


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47 Best Gift Ideas for Gardeners

The best gifts for gardeners, from beginner to expert.

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Tubtrugs Large Tub

  • All-Around Useful

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

These tubs make great gardening gifts and can be used for a variety of tasks! They can mix up potting soil, cart harvested veggies, toss weeds, carry compost, or use it to store garden tools or landscape materials. The tubs are sturdy and will hold up to lots of wear and tear as well!


Glass Birdbath/Birdfeeder

  • Attract Garden Friends

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Most gardeners are not only delighted with their plants, they love seeing birds, bees, and other critters enjoy the garden as well (except for pesky rabbits that eat growing plants!)

This glass bath works as either a bird feeder or a birdbath and blends beautifully with the colors and flowers in a garden! It would make a great present for anyone who loves working on their outdoor space.


Photo Box Storage

  • Seed Organizer

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

Since photos and seed packets are roughly the same size, many items developed for photo storage work perfectly to organize a garden as well! This plastic box has spaces that fit seed packets as well as pictures. The fact that it’s plastic means paper packets are protected from mud, dirt, water, and other weather hazards.


Typhon East Garden Apron

  • Protect Your Clothes

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing, Gear

This durable gardening apron is a great gift for men or women and even comes with knee pads for serious garden work! It’s waterproof and wear-resistant and has plenty of pockets for holding gardening tools, seeds, and anything else they need while working. A zippered pocket keeps cell phones safe from yardwork mishaps.


Flexi Hose with 8 Function Nozzle

  • Collapsible Hose

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

For many gardeners, long, unwieldy hoses snaking through the yard to water plants are annoying (and maybe some of us trip over them and fall on our faces. Who’s to say?)

The Flexi Hose is the perfect solution – it expands as it fills with water, and contracts when watering is finished. It’s much easier to corral and store, and a lot lighter and easier to handle than traditional hoses.


Plant Lady Hat

  • Plant Moms Unite

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing, Funny

This trucker-style hat makes the perfect gift for her! The bill keeps the sun and rain off her face while she works, and the elegant script spells out “Plant Lady” across the front. Give it to anyone who’s proud of her hard work as a plant mom!


Cocktail Herb Growing Kit

  • I Plant So I Can Drink

  • $$$$$
  • Planting

Sure, it’s fun to garden…it’s even more fun when you can take the fruits (or herbs) of all that gardening effort and toss them into a cocktail at the end of the day! This cocktail garden kit comes with pots, peat discs, and seeds that will grow into cucamelons, lime basil, hyssop, mint, and other herbs.


Self-Adhesive Small Envelopes

  • Print Your Own Packets

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

This set of 200 small envelopes is the perfect gift for gardeners to share their own seeds with others! They can print or handwrite their own design on the front, then fill each packet with seeds to share. This would also make a cute wedding or shower favor, or a great gift for the women in your life on Mother’s Day.


My Gardening Handbook

  • Track Your Plants

  • $$$$$
  • Planting

Many home gardeners find it helpful to keep a notebook of their gardening experiences over the years. They can track what plants grew well and where. They can make notes about things they want to try. They can even attach photos or drawings to help them visualize where things will go. The handbook also features a planner so they can schedule out garden tasks.


Sometimes I Wet My Plants Mug

  • Not Ashamed

  • $$$$$
  • Funny

Garden enthusiasts will get a kick out of this adorable mug. It features a cute drawing of a watering can and a hanging plant. But of course, the best part is the admission that “Sometimes, I wet my plants.” Help your gardening friend start their day with a laugh.

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Pollinator Garden (Set of 3)

  • Birds & Bees

  • $$$$$
  • Planting

Flower gardeners will love these seed sets, and they’re a whole lot of fun to plant, too! Gardeners just need to till a square foot of soil, then push the seeds out and scatter them across the garden.

Each push garden attracts a different pollinator – bees, butterflies, or hummingbirds. It makes a great gift for garden lovers and will leave them with not only a colorful flower garden but one that attracts lots of beautiful creatures!


Solar Flower Lights

  • Light The Night

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Solar flower lights make great gardening gift ideas for anyone who wants to continue enjoying their yard and garden after the sun goes down! The delicate lights look like tiny flowers on miniature trees, dotting the yard and providing a charming ambiance. Your gardening loved one will have a space that looks like it’s lit up by tiny fairy lights!


Nature's Way Bird House

  • Feed The Birds

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This simple birdhouse proves you don’t need anything complicated and elaborate to attract feathered friends! It’s elegantly made with cedar and stainless steel hardware, and the door makes it easy to clean.

The size of the hole means this birdhouse is perfect for attracting wrens and small birds while keeping out sparrows and larger birds. Gardeners will love attracting more color and life to their garden!


I’ll Be In My Office T-Shirt

  • Outside All Day

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing, Funny

This shirt makes the perfect gift for gardeners celebrating retirement! Help them announce that they’ll no longer be in an indoor office, but outdoors gardening and enjoying the day. The shirt is unisex, so it’s perfect for a dad or mom who loves being outside.


Clear Glass Spray Bottles

  • Pretty Plant Care

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

Indoor gardeners will appreciate these glass bottles for cleaning and spritzing plants that live inside! The bottles are a step above cheap plastic spray bottles and look like they’re part of the room decor rather than something that needs to be hidden away when not in use.

This set comes as a pack of 2, so gardeners can keep them in separate parts of the house to use on different plants.


Thick Kneeling Pad

  • Easy On The Knees

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

Gardening can be tough on the knees! Help your favorite gardener work in comfort with a thick kneeling pad to cushion them. This one comes in a variety of colors, so you can pick their favorite. This is one of the best gifts for gardeners to help them enjoy working outdoors.


Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

  • No Squirrels Allowed

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Most of us love watching birds flock to our feeders, but we don’t want to make that food accessible to squirrels, mice, and other rodents! Your gardening buddy can keep their food for birds only with this squirrel-proof feeder.

Birds are able to access the food by perching on the feeder, but squirrels and mice will be too heavy and unbalanced to get any treats. This is a great gardening gift to hang in front of a window so people can watch the activity all day!


LED Self-Watering Multi-Herb Garden

  • Indoor Herbs

  • $$$$$
  • Planting

Whether you know beginner gardeners who want to start small, or gardeners who want to grow plants indoors during cooler months, this herb container makes the perfect gardening gift idea!

It comes with everything a gardener needs to set up a kitchen garden on a windowsill or counter. The kit includes soil, a water tank, LED grow lights, and plant capsules with basil, parsley, chives, and thyme.


Metal Potted Plant Stand

  • Stand Up

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

A great way to add interest to a garden or home (and pack more plants in!) is with a multi-level plant stand. This stand features two levels, so it can hold at least two plants.

Gardeners can set it outdoors to hold flower or vegetable plants or use it for indoor plants. The stands come as a set of 2, so it’s a great gardening gift for someone who wants space for at least 4 plants.


Wildlife World Bee House

  • Bring The Bees

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Help gardeners attract pollinators to their garden and do their part to save the bees with this cozy bee house! The house is designed to attract nesting bee species that will pollinate flower and vegetable plants and bushes.

The lid lifts off the house, so curious cultivators can peek inside and see what their worker bees are doing in there. And they can do this all while knowing they’re also helping the environment by helping the bees.

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Fiskars Pruning Shears

  • Good Old Standards

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

Sometimes, the best products aren’t fussy or elaborate, or new-fangled! Fiskars pruning shears are inexpensive but work great and would be a wonderful and useful gift for gardeners.

They’re ergonomically designed to be comfortable to use. The blades are coated with a nonstick surface to make cutting and trimming easier. The shears also last a good long time so gardeners can use them for years.


Hanging Glass Plant Terrarium

  • Plant Display

  • $$$$$
  • Decor, Planting

This terrarium makes a wonderful gardening gift idea for several kinds of plant displays! Growers can either clip some pretty flowers or branches from their garden, or they can propagate new plants and let them grow in the vases in this display. Either way, they’ll have a colorful bit of nature brightening up a room of their house!


Muse Garden Hummingbird Feeder

  • Hummingbird Heaven

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

A blown glass hummingbird feeder does double duty! It both attracts colorful birds to the garden and acts as a bit of garden decor itself. This beautiful glass feeder features blue and red glass and is a lovely way to invite birds into the garden.


All New Square Foot Gardening

  • Garden Book Club

  • $$$$$
  • Books

Whether you know new gardeners or serious gardeners who have been doing this a long time, this book will be a huge help! The best-selling gardening book in North America, this book features planting charts, growing tips, and helpful information on growing vegetables in less space.


Telescopic Folding Rake

  • Easy Storing

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

Get rid of unwieldy rakes that grab onto everything else in the garage and are hard to store with this telescoping model! The telescoping feature means gardeners can set it to whatever width they need for the work they’re doing. It’s perfect for raking leaves and cleaning up the yard!


Antique Outdoor Garden Bird Bath

  • Birdy Spa

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This birdbath has a vintage garden feel that makes it a lovely addition to a front or backyard! It features antique-looking metal and scrollwork and if gardeners keep it filled with water, it will attract all sorts of feathered friends. It resists weathering due to rain, water, and temperature extremes and is easy to set up as well.


Gardening Gloves for Women

  • Protect The Hands

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

These rubber gardening gloves protect hands from thorns and other prickly dangers, while also allowing a good grip on stubborn weeds. The long, flexible cuffs keep dirt out of the insides of the gloves. This set comes with 6 pairs of gloves, and the gloves are machine washable and easy to care for.


UMORNING Rain Chain

  • Save Water

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

A gardening friend can replace their regular old gutter with a lovely bronze rain chain to collect water for the garden. It’s easy to install and the lovely copper flowers mimic the flowers in the garden. This makes the perfect gift for garden lovers that’s functional and beautiful!


Stand Up Weed Puller Tool

  • Save Your Back

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

Gardeners will love this tool that pulls weeds without hurting their backs! The weed puller gets rid of stubborn, pesky invasive weeds and plants without requiring gardeners to bend over or strain their backs, necks, and knees. It can be operated while people are standing upright and makes a great gardening gift idea for anyone who’s ever strained to clean out their yard.


Gardener's Harvest Basket

  • Harvest In Style

  • $$$$$
  • Clean Up, Gear

This gorgeous garden basket, which is often also called a hod, is great for vegetables gardners to collect their harvest, or for holding cut flowers. The mesh bottom and sides mean gardeners can hose off their harvest before bringing everything inside. The basket is also roomy and ready for use any time they have more to harvest. It can also be used as tool storage or to hold other outdoor items.

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Bee Drinking Garden Ball

  • Bee Fun Time

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This small garden ball was designed especially with bees in mind! It’s textured and created so that it can hold water from a garden hose. Gardeners can simply hit it with the hose, and it will be left with just the right amount of water to attract thirsty bees, busy after a morning of pollinating.


WORKPRO Garden Tools Set

  • The Right Tools

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

Gardening tools make a great gardening gift for those who have everything and need a refresh, or for beginning gardeners as well! This set is made of stainless steel and won’t rust or corrode.

It includes pruning shears, 2 trowels, a hand fork, a weeder, a cultivator, and more. It also includes gloves and a storage tote bag for easy carrying. It would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for garden lovers!


Copper Watering Can

  • Happy Plants

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

This gorgeous watering can is the perfect gardening gift for keeping indoor plants green and healthy! Its sleek design means it can sit out on a table or shelf even when it’s not in use, and while it may not hold enough water to keep outdoor plants happy, it’s perfect for inside.


Gardener's Tool Seat

  • Sittin’ Pretty

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

A tool seat combines form and function for an efficient gardening gift idea for those who love to work outdoors! This one is easily portable and easy to set up. It features several pockets on the sides for carrying tools, plus a seat to make gardening easier.


Floral-Printed Weeder Glove Spa Gift Set

  • Pamper Them

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing, Clean Up

Gardening is hard on the hands! Fortunately, this set pampers and protects hands from the harsh demands of working outdoors. The gloves protect hands while gardeners work outside, and the hand soap helps gardeners get clean afterward. This is the perfect stocking stuffer or small gardening gift idea for anyone who loves to play in the dirt.


Worm Compost Bin

  • Delicious Compost

  • $$$$$
  • Planting

Worms are great for gardens! This worm compost bin gives them a happy little home, where they can feast on household compost all day long, turning it into great dirt for the garden. This bin comes with instructions for how to create the perfect worm apartment for the gardener’s squirmy little critters!


Fiskars Softouch Micro-Tip Scissors

  • Snip Snip

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

If you know someone who grows their own herbs, these scissors are perfect for harvesting them! The micro-tip scissors are precision cutters that will get exactly the herbs gardeners want, without any they don’t. They also have an award from the Arthritis Foundation for their ease of use so they’re great for people who have a hard time with fine motor skills.


Raised Wood Garden Bed

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

  • $$$$$
  • Planting, Gear

A raised wood garden bed is a creative gardening gift for anyone who doesn’t have a traditional yard and still wants to garden! It’s also great for people who have trouble with their backs – this allows them to garden without too much bending over and straining themselves. This garden bed is extra long and features plenty of drainage so plants stay healthy.


Stainless Steel Counter Compost Bin

  • Zero Waste

  • $$$$$
  • Clean Up, Decor

Help your gardening friend make their own wonderful garden soil by composting food, coffee grounds, and other materials! This kitchen counter composter allows them to collect scraps in a container that won’t smell, thanks to a charcoal filter.

It’s cute enough to sit on top of the counter, or under the sink, and is a convenient way to recycle things and get them back into the earth to help another cycle of life.


Soil Testing Kit

  • Soil IQ

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

Although soil testing seems like a luxury to many gardeners, it’s actually an inexpensive procedure that can help immensely in determining what gardeners can grow and how. This kit doesn’t require a battery and can test soil moisture, pH value, and sunlight in a location.

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Ceramic Plant Pots

  • Pretty Plant Pots

  • $$$$$
  • Gear, Decor

This set comes with three plant pots – a large, a medium, and a small pot. Each pot also has a matching saucer. The pots are decorated with minimalist paintings of plants on the outside. They would look lovely grouped as a set outdoors, or scattered around a house with indoor plants inside.


Sun Hat for Men/Women

  • Stay Cool

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing

This sun hat makes the perfect gardening gift idea for someone who loves to spend all day in their yard! It’s a unisex hat that shades the face, neck, and even shoulders from the sun. The hat is even water repellent so it can keep the rain off as well. Mesh panels along the sides of the hat ensure that air circulates and the wearer stays cool in warm weather.


Bamboo Plant Labels

  • Name That Plant

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

Plant labels are an important gift for gardeners! Help your garden-loving friend remember what seeds or seedlings they planted, and where, with these labels, they can stick in the ground. Although the bamboo markers are simple, they’re elegant wood labels. They come with a marking pen so gardeners can customize their labels however they want.


TomCare Garden Kneeler Seat & Bench

  • Garden In Comfort

  • $$$$$
  • Gear

This kneeler is multi-functional – it can not only be used as a gardening kneeler, but as a seat while gardening, fishing, reading, or doing other outdoor activities. It comes with 2 tool bags, one on each side of the bench. Pockets in each tool bag mean gardeners have plenty of room for storing tools, seeds, and even a cold drink or a book when they want to take a little break.


Women's Waterproof Garden Shoe

  • Stay Dry

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing

This gardening shoe will help women who love to garden to keep their feet warm and dry while they’re out working in the mud and dirt! The lug sole features excellent traction while they’re trekking through the garden, and an “all-day comfort” insole keeps feet happy. The shoes are also easy to clean – simply hose them or wipe them off with a wet cloth when garden chores are finished.


Milani Womens Large Brim Summer Bucket Hat

  • Stylish And Useful

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing

This trendy bucket hat is perfect for keeping the sun off while gardening, but it’s stylish enough to wear for non-gardening activities as well! It offers sun protection of SPF 50+, comes in several colors, and has an inner drawstring so the wearer can ensure a perfect fit!


Portable Wooden Greenhouse

  • Longer Growing Time

  • $$$$$
  • Gear, Planting

Those of us who garden in colder climates know the challenges unique to these areas! One of them is that by the time it’s warm enough to grow certain vegetables outdoors, those veggies don’t have time to fully develop before cold weather sets in again.

Help gardeners get a jump on the growing season with a cold frame like this one. It allows them to protect delicate seedlings and fragile flowers but still lets those plants grow earlier than if you simply waited for warm weather.


Gifts for Gardeners FAQs

What Does Every Gardener Need?

Every gardener needs a good sturdy set of tools, including a spade, pruners, and thick gardening gloves. A rake and a weeding tool are also important tools for getting started gardening. Gardeners will also want to make sure they have good quality soil, plus plant food or fertilizer. Some gardening books for beginners are also a great idea for new gardeners.

What Is a Good Birthday Gift for a Gardener?

Avid gardeners always appreciate new plants to grow! You might also consider getting a beautifully crafted flower pot, or a decoration for the garden like a rain chain or birdbath.

What Is the Best Christmas Gift for Garden Lovers?

Good Christmas gifts for gardeners depend on where they live. If your gardening loved one lives somewhere where they can grow things outdoors year-round, you could get them a new plant or garden tool.

If they live in a cold-weather area, they may appreciate a birdbath or bird feeder to help birds through the cold winter. They may also like indulging their green thumb with an indoor plant while they wait for things to thaw outside.

What Are Some Good Gifts for a Beginner Gardener?

A beginner gardener needs a lot of things! A few good gifts for a beginner gardener include a quality set of gardening tools, a book explaining gardening basics, some seed packets and growing instructions, or even a gift card to a local nursery.

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About the Author

Laura Falin

Laura Falin is a freelance writer from Colorado. She worked in TV news for more than ten years, and since then has written for publications and websites including BabyCenter, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Parent. She loves being outdoors and reading.