It’s here, folks: Shopping season is in full swing. But what does the garden lover get for their family and friends who want to make their thumbs a littler greener?
Luckily, I’ve got you covered this holiday season. Read on for the best gardening gifts in the world!
Felco #2 pruners
The gold standard of pruners. Don’t settle for less! This pruner is extremely durable, it stays clean, and it has an ultra-comfortable grip.
You simply can’t have too many pairs of gloves. Look for good-quality garden gloves with reinforced palms rather than the cheap ones.
The ultimate gift. Buy many. It never hurts to have a few spare plants laying around in case of a last-minute party invite!
Hangers are cool, and huggers are even cooler. Gift this minimalist accessory to the chicest people you know. Go leather for a touch of modern class, or you can customize the huggers with positive affirmations for your plant friends (it helps them grow)!
This one’s a treat whether you like to build or buy. Birdhouses are a wonderfully unique gift for neighbors, friends, and family alike. Give it a nice paint job–perhaps even add a personal monogram!
Because it’s literally impossible to narrow down all the incredible gardening books, here’s a good start:
- The Well-Tempered Garden
- The Dry Garden
- Planting: A New Perspective
- We Made a Garden
- Down the Garden Path
- Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City
- A Garden from a Hundred Packets of Seeds
- A Gentle Plea for Chaos
- The Education of a Gardener
A live Christmas tree
I’m dreaming of a green Christmas, full of live trees that smell of delicious pine and fir. Did you know it’s possible to replant a live Christmas tree in the backyard to use again the next year? No plastic trees for serious gardeners!
A digging fork
Digging forks are essential for those with loamy and sandy soil. This is a perfect gift for someone looking to plant potatoes and other root veggies.
Leather tool/cell phone holder
Don’t text and prune! A nice phone/tool case helps every modern gardener stay connected and productive. It’s a great way to get teens involved in the garden, too!