At the holidays gardening may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for gift ideas. But for the gardener in your life, planting is always top of the mind. And giving a garden-related gift shows you really understand the gift’s recipient.
Here’s a list of thoughtful horticultural gifts that can be used now or will be appreciated now and in the future.
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Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners
Gardening can be rough on the hands. Any gardener will appreciate the Burt’s Bees Christmas Gifts, 3 Hand Care Stocking Stuffers Products, Hand Repair Set. The set includes almond milk hand cream, Shea butter hand repair cream, lemon butter cuticle cream, plus 1 pair of cotton gloves. And Burt’s Bees products are made with natural ingredients including sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, and botanical oils. This collection makes a fantastic stocking stuffer.
Whether you need to identify seedlings or mark places where you want to plant in the fall, these Copper Metal Plant Tags Plant Labels are perfect for the job.
Gardeners can never have too many gloves (especially if they have a dog like mine that takes great pleasure in stealing and burying them). I love these Women Gardening Gloves with Micro-Foam Coating. I’ve spent most of my years resisting wearing gloves because I found them to be bulky and take from the tactile experience of getting in the dirt. But these are thin enough that you still have that sensation, but they also provide protection.
Practical and Handy Gifts for Gardeners
Muck Boots Muckster Ll Women’s Rubber Garden Shoes are my go-to shoes for working in the garden. They are comfortable. I personally wear the shoe, but they are also available in ankle boot. Additionally, they come in styles for both men and women.
This next item is something I didn’t know I needed until I had it. After watching me plant hundreds of spring bulbs last fall, my husband bought me an Auger Drill Bit Set for Planting and a Ryobi P215K 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver Kit with (1) 1.5 Ah Battery and 18-Volt Charger. A few weeks ago, I planted hundreds more and it was soooo much easier than the previous year. But I’ve used it for more than just planting bulbs. I had some planting to do in some particularly tough, packed soil. This combo made fast work of loosening the dirt. I’ve also used it for mixing potting soil and stirring together dirt and compost. It’s a handy tool sure to get plenty of use.
I’m over asking my husband to trim branches that are too large for pruning sheers and too small for the chain saw so I’m putting this item on my own Wish List. It’s the IMOUMLIVE Brushless Mini Chainsaw 8-Inch, Upgraded Handheld Electric Portable Chainsaw. This saw is battery-operated and rechargeable with a recharging time of just 60 minutes and the last-time of up to 50 minutes. Weighing only 4 pounds it is operable with one hand and has an ergonomic design. I think this one is a winner!!
Beyond the Backyard Gifts for Gardeners and Plant-lovers
What could be more delightful than a picnic lunch at a favorite botanical or natural garden?? Make it a reality with this Sunflora Picnic Backpack. This set includes everything necessary for a picnic including a blanket, flatware, a cutting board, a combination corkscrew and knife, goblets, melamine plates, and salt and pepper shakers. The backpack itself has a detachable waterproof wine sleeve and a roomy food compartment. A lovely and thoughtful gift for garden goers, outdoor concert enthusiasts, and even beach bums.
It may be winter, but there is nothing like fresh herbs when preparing meals. Keep the going throughout the year with this Hydroponic Indoor Herb Garden from AeroGarden.
Succulents have been all the rage for the last couple of years, and they just seem to keep gaining in popularity. And it’s no wonder since they are so easy to care for even those with a brown thumb can have success. (I can kill a houseplant like nobody’s business.)These pretty Greenaholics Succulent Planter Pots-3 Inch Small Ceramic Planters Plants Pots Mini Succulent pots with Bamboo Tray are a thoughtful gift for the plant-lover in your life.
Home and Garden Flags are a wonderful way to spruce up the front of your home and warmly welcome guests. Shop the complete collection of garden flags in the Bean, Bikes, and Blooms Shop. Banners are available in two sizes: the oversized large flag measures 36 X 60 inches and the smaller is 12 X 18 inches. Be sure to check out the holiday designs, too.
Die-cut steel signs can really zhuzh an entryway, patio, or even your home’s interior. View the entire collection of wall art. These signs are available in multiple colors and sizes and are made from durable powder-coated steel for years of enjoyment.
Through December 10, 2022, I am offering you a 10% discount on your entire purchase at the new Beans, Bikes, and Blooms Store. Simply use the Code BLOOMS10 at checkout. In addition to the 10% off, you will always receive FREE shipping on your entire order.
Membership to a local garden or Horticultural Society. Many large botanical gardens offer memberships that provide deep discounts for visits and often guests. Additionally, some include reduced entry to partnering exhibits. You can find similar offers with the local horticultural society. These organizations often off educational opportunities as well. You will need to research what’s available in the area where your favorite gardener lives. If you happen to be in the Philadelphia area, check out Longwood Gardens and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.