I would argue that gardeners are an easy bunch to buy for, but sometimes it’s tough to find a gift they don’t already have. That’s where I come in! With over 12 years of gardening experience under my belt and every tool under the sun, I’ve created a list of the top 11 unique gifts for gardeners in your life.
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Top 10 Gifts For The Gardener In Your Life
HISEA Waterproof Ankle Boots
No product on this list is more necessary than footwear. As a basic requirement for any gardening task, the perfect shoe can make gardening fun and fashionable. I stumbled upon HISEA boots a few weeks ago and I am obsessed. I started out with waterproof deck boots and this all-season shoe has become a daily essential for everything from apple picking and shrub pruning to running to the grocery store.
These shoes are waterproof, very comfortable, and (perhaps my favorite feature) SO easy to slip on and off. With a wide variety of styles and sizes (men’s too!), this is the perfect option for any gardener. Find your perfect boots here!
Build-Your-Own Greenhouse Kit
For the true plant enthusiast in your life, can you imagine a better gift than their very own greenhouse?! Greenhouses can extend the growing season well into the winter months, and offer excellent protection for overwintering some of our hardier potted plants. Avid gardeners can start their seeds as early as February or March, giving them a major head start in areas with shorter growing seasons.
Give your friends and family the gift of gardening year-round with these all-in-one greenhouse kits by Bootstrap Farmer. With a wide variety of sizes and styles, there’s a greenhouse to fit the needs and space of any avid gardener. We own 2 of the 40 foot greenhouses from Bootstrap Farmer and have been thrilled with their quality and performance. I love to grab a book and head out to the greenhouse in the fall months, enjoying the beautiful colors while being surrounded by warmth and humidity.
Tabletop Hydroponic System
This is one of the coolest new products to hit the shelves in 2023! This tabletop hydroponics growing system has absolutely everything your gardener needs to start their very own hydroponic garden! Take the guesswork out of hydroponic gardening with this all-in-one kit that is integrated into a single unit. The grow light, oxygen pumps, water reservoir and net pots are all combined in an easy-to-assemble kit that fits on any countertop or table top!
This gift is great for gardeners who are just getting started with hydroponic gardening, but can also be used by experts because of their compact size and efficient use of space. We are avid hydroponic growers who love our tabletop hydroponics system by InBloom because it easily fits on kitchen countertops and gives us easy access to any hydroponic herbs or leafy greens that we grow. (Oh, and it looks sleek and modern too!)
Gloryfox Claw Gardening Gloves
Claw gardening gloves are the perfect gift for a gardener because they combine hand protection with convenient digging tools, allowing the recipient to easily plant and weed while keeping their hands safe from scratches and dirt. These gloves not only streamline gardening tasks but also make for a unique and practical gift that any gardener would appreciate.
We love these claw gloves by Gloryfox because of their durability and stretch. These gloves are very comfortable and hold up to any task around the garden. They come in a convenient 2 pack so one pair can be in the wash while the other is in use!
Indoor Clamp Grow Light
Winter is notorious for its gloomy, short days. This can make growing plants difficult indoors. To combat this, we use this convenient and compact indoor clamp grow light by GooingTop for all of our indoor plants. This compact light is easy to use and very energy efficient.
An indoor clamp grow light is the perfect gift for a gardener as it enables them to extend their growing season, nurture plants in low-light environments, and cultivate a wider variety of plants indoors. It’s a thoughtful and functional gift that empowers gardeners to have greenery thriving year-round, regardless of outdoor conditions.
A Pineapple Plant!
Yes, you read that correctly! Pineapple plants are surprisingly easy to grow and can fit in a relatively compact container. These tropical plants will produce pineapples 18-32 months after being planted. Some plants will also produce offshoots that can then grow into new pineapple plants.
We recommend the sugarloaf pineapple for its sweet taste and minimal care requirements. This is a compact variety of pineapple that will thrive in a 3-4 gallon pot. Pineapple plants are a fun and unique gift that can help bring more positive energy into a space.
Hedge Trimmer/Grass Shears Multi-Tool
This multi-purpose tool by Saker was top on my list when I first learned about how compact and lightweight it was. My fall pruning can often last upwards of 6 hours, and I needed something I could easily handle for that amount of time.
I put this tool to the test on my fall cleanup tasks around our 7 acre plant nursery and event venue. These tasks included fall pruning, tall grass trimming, shaping shrubs, removing small stems, and general fall trimming. Learn more about how this compact tool held up to my fall tasks with this full product unboxing, demo, and review!
This stool folds completely flat and will easily store in a shed or basement. It is sturdy and low enough to the ground that it makes tasks like planting and weeding much easier on your back and hips. This convenient accessory is also great for camping, gatherings, and just keeping inside your home for additional seating. Talk about a versatile gift!
Monthly Succulent Subscription
Do you know someone who is obsessed with succulents? (Don’t worry, so are we!) Succulents and cacti are wonderful indoor plants that require very little maintenance to thrive. Because of this, they make a great gift for indoor plant enthusiasts of any skill level. We love the monthly subscription to Succulent Box because it delivers a variety of plants – including succulents, air plants, and cacti – right to your loved one’s door each month.
A Succulent Box is the gift that keeps giving! Schedule your gifted box to arrive a few months after the holidays for a sweet surprise down the road. Every box comes with new and different plants that can easily fit homes in small spaces like apartments or condos. This unique gift is sure to delight any houseplant lover!
This gardening cart is a dream come true for gardeners of all ages. Rubber wheels make for a smooth ride, even on bumpy terrain. A swivel seat makes switching from one flower bed to the next a breeze! And 2 handy storage areas mean room for all your favorite gardening tools. We love this gardening cart by Sunnydaze for its craftsmanship and easy rolling features!
A gardening cart is the perfect gift for a gardener because it provides a convenient and efficient way to transport tools, plants, and soil around the garden, reducing strain and fatigue during gardening tasks. It’s a practical and versatile gift that enhances the gardening experience by offering storage space and mobility for essential equipment, making it an invaluable addition to any gardener’s toolkit.
Treat the Gardener In Your Life
All of these gifts are unique and memorable for the gardener in your life because they cater to their specific needs and enhance their gardening experience in distinctive ways. These gifts go beyond generic options, showcasing your consideration and thoughtfulness, making them memorable additions to any gardener’s toolkit.
Anna is one of the owners here at Bright Lane Gardens, and our resident plant and garden expert. Anna started gardening from a young age and has continued to grow her knowledge in the horticulture realm over the years. With a keen interest in sustainable gardening through organic gardening practices and the use of drought tolerant and native plants, Anna is committed to spreading this knowledge through blog posts and Bright Lane Garden's YouTube channel.