13 of the Best Gifts for Gardeners
Looking for the best gifts for gardeners? We've rounded up some of the cutest (and most practical) gifts for all those green thumbs out there.
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It’s important to protect yourself from the elements when you’re outside working in the yard all day. This sun hat from Duluth Trading Company ($30) has UPF 50 coating to shield you from the sun. It’s also packable, so it can stand up to being crushed, folded and tossed about. And if this hat gets dirty, it can go right in the wash.
Why it made our list: It’s the perfect gift for any gardener or outdoorsy gal.
After taking all that time to plant, you can bet there will be a lot to harvest. This wire-bottom basket ($50) is perfect for collecting the fruits of your labor and easily rinsing them of dirt. If you’d rather, take them to the farmers market for all those goodies (and then make these amazing recipes).
Why it made our list: Take this basket on a summer picnic, too.
Gardening can be relaxing. It also can mean trudging through mud, getting wet and just plain getting dirty. Don’t wear your favorite sneakers outside. Instead, get some comfortable gardening boots that can be hosed off at the end of the day. We love these from BOGS ($130).
Why it made our list: This durable pair will last for years.
What’s a gardener without her seeds? Whatever you and your green thumbs love, stock up on those for planting (and gifting!). This collection ($20) contains some of our favorite windowsill garden picks!
Why it made our list: This collection is perfect for making herbal teas.
Gardening is hard work and weeding, planting and trimming can all put a lot of strain on the ol’ body—especially the knees. Treat your gardener friends (and yourself!) to a super cushy knee pad ($12) to make all that hard work just a bit easier.
Why it made our list: You can use it for other household chores, like painting, too.
Help the avid gardener in your life attract birds, bees and butterflies to her yard with a gardening book ($14). This informative resource features beautiful photos, creative ideas and expert advice.
Why it made our list: All of the info is compiled from the editors of Birds & Blooms magazine.
Every gardener knows that pollinators are important to a blossoming garden and a healthy environment. Encourage bees to linger with this bee habitat ($23). With a place to stay, they’ll be likely to keep visiting your garden and keeping those flowers, fruits and veggies going.
Why it made our list: This house is made from natural bamboo.
Potting plants is messy business. This fun apron ($36) is the perfect way to keep clean while getting elbow-deep in the dirt. And when planting season is over, we wouldn’t blame you if you wore it in the kitchen, too! Or, keep one of these adorable aprons inside year-round.
Why it made our list: Dirt stains? No problem. This apron is machine washable.
Help your garden-loving pal bring even more life to the outdoors by attracting dainty hummingbirds. This Mason jar-inspired feeder ($23) is super cute and just the right style for any rustic yard. For even better luck, arm yourself with the best foods to attract backyard birds.
Why it made our list: The large capacity will keep your birds fed for days.