If you’re looking for gifts for someone who loves plants and gardening, this list is for you! This list will give you a set of ideas on how to choose the perfect gift for a gardener or provide some inspiration to kickstart your next shopping trip. Hopefully, by the end of this list, you’ll have the perfect gift in your online cart! Here is a list of 29 great gifts for gardeners.
Best Gifts for Gardeners
1. Butterfly Puddler
Butterflies make any space more magical and gorgeous, and butterfly puddlers help attract these amazing creatures. One of these will look great in any outdoor space, and will also give butterflies a nice place to rest for a moment.
- These puddlers are made out of stone and ceramic.
2. Floral Mug and Spoon Set
Talk about fairytale vibes! This mug and spoon set is adorable and brings a taste of the great outdoors to the indoors.
- Glass mug and metal spoon set that comes decorated in flowers and butterflies.
- It holds 12 ounces of liquid.
Sample customer review… This is actually my second glass cup purchase with similar designs. I’ve been giving them to my Grandma for Christmas, and she seems to really love them. This year I purchased the tall glass with red flowers and a spoon, which arrived in a re-giftable box which I thought was super convenient. Overall, I would recommend it as a gift for someone who would be into something of this nature. Also, for anyone who may be wondering, these are not microwave safe due to the handles on the cups being metal. Hope this is helpful. Thanks for reading!Read more reviews on Amazon.com
3. Custom Garden Sign
These are super cute signs that any gardener can add to their space to make sure everyone knows who is in charge!
- This sign comes in a different set of sizes and can include up to two lines of text.
- They are made to order because each one is made to whatever specifics are provided.
Sample customer review… Our order was perfect! We had a sign made for the kids’ grandparents. It was quick to arrive and exactly as described. Material is sturdy and rustic for their little country garden. We also ordered the markers for the garden vegetables too. Very pleased with the product and would highly recommend it!Read more reviews on Amazon.com
4. Aero Garden Set
Aero gardens are amazing pieces of technology. They allow people to grow plants indoors that might only survive outdoors. This gift is great for someone who has limited outdoor garden space, or an apartment-dweller that loves gardens but has no room to do so. They are a bit pricey, but they will make any plant-lover happy.
- Plant bed that can hold up to six plants
- Allows them to grow up to be about a foot tall
- It comes with seeds, a control panel, and LED lights.
Sample customer review… Awesome, my wife loves it, she is very experienced, she has a huge rose garden and many house plants. This gives her the opportunity to grow and care for plants thru the winter. She also can start seeds growing to move outside later. It’s very simple to use but high tech, I see her checking out her plants multiple times a day even though she doesn’t need to, she really enjoys using this item and she doesn’t like technology, new phones, or computers, worth every penny.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
5. Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are helpful for people who are low on space, or want to avoid pesky animals eating their plants. Depending on the size and style, some come with shelves attached to make storage a lot easier.
- Planting box is 37-1/2×15-1/2×8
- Holds about 2.5 cubic feet of soil
- Galvanized steel
- Has wheels to make it easy to move
Sample customer review… I was a bit intimidated to assemble this. The metal pieces are sturdy & weighty. I am 66yrs old & today this grannie decided to give it a try. Delighted to say it to me about 40 min. to assemble. Every hole was engineered to line up perfectly. The stay-tight nuts are excellent. Once I got it together, there is no wobble, even while it’s empty. Every piece of the box has an overlapping lip, to ensure the soil stays in the planter box. The most difficult part was trying to get the 4 pegs on the wire shelf to line up when the 4 loops on the legs. I love my raised garden. The wheels turn smoothly. The handle makes it easy to maneuver. My best advice is to follow the directions, exactly. While inserting the last piece I realized if I had not followed the directions, it would not all fit together, nice & snug with no gaps or wiggle. I love the depth of the box. To keep the drainage hole open, I am lining the bottom with garden stones & covering it with a tight weave window screen, then a layer of bark then soil. I will have enough depth for an evergreen bush at one end. If I had a larger patio, I would buy a 2nd one.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
6. Plant-Themed Forever Stamps
Stamps might seem like a lame present at first, but they can be helpful! Stamps are an annoying thing we have to buy sometimes, and these are cute and will give your gardener a way to add their flair to their postage.
- This pack includes two books of 20 forever stamps each that are decorated with flowers and plants.
Sample customer review… Used these for my wedding invitation stamps, they’re gorgeous. Just like the pictures.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
7. Field Notes Notebook
Gardeners are always learning more about how to best take care of their plants, whether it be through research or trial-and-error. These notebooks are cute and durable, so your gardener can create their guide on how to best take care of their plant pals in these notebooks.
- 48 dotted pages inside
Sample customer review… These are exactly the quality you would expect for a Field Notes notebook. The added benefit of these is the use of waterproof paper. Having never used them before, I was a little concerned about how hard it would be to write on the pages, but those concerns were quickly a memory. The paper writes very smoothly whether I’m using a pen or a pencil. I keep one of these with a Fisher a Space Pen or a Rite in the Rain pain in a couple of my outdoor kits. Nice notebooks.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
8. Copper Watering Can
Watering cans are a must for anyone with plants, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish! This copper watering can is modern, sleek, and gets the job done.
- Stainless steel with a gold and copper finish
- Holds 1.3 gallons of water
Sample customer review… I bought this for my mom and she loved it. This is perfect for watering plants, as it is very easy to use and light. This can be used on big plants, and it will still be great. The most important thing is that spout is very long and thin so it can reach each space and the leaves instead of it all pouring out. It is also very aesthetic and pretty. It always looks new after many months of use. We love it!Read more reviews on Amazon.com
9. Cucumber Trug
Does your gardener want to live out a dream of living in the countryside, harvesting produce from their gardens like in Beauty and the Beast? These little baskets can come in a lot of different sizes, shapes, patterns, and materials. Carrying one of these around while harvesting your vegetables not only makes the task easier, but can make your gardener feel like the main character in their movie!
- Colander style bottom to allow for any drainage
Sample customer review… Purchased as a gift for Mother’s Day for my mom, an avid vegetable gardener. Would totally recommend it as she uses it to wash root veggies before they come into the house and for large left veggies like chard and kale. Cheaper option to wire harvest baskets. Totally recommend!Read more reviews on Amazon.com
10. Nitrile Touch Gardening Gloves
One main criticism of regular gardening gloves is the gardener loses the sensation of touch, which makes it difficult to distinguish between weeds and regular plants. These gloves protect your hands, but also are thin enough to where you can still feel things. These will be your gardener’s next favorite set of gloves!
- Women’s medium size
- Nylon coating with a foam interior to protect the fingers of the gardener
Sample customer review… These are the best gardening gloves I’ve ever purchased. I’d been buying all-cloth or mostly-cloth gloves for years, mostly because they are inexpensive and I don’t wear leather, but those gloves didn’t protect my fingernails from getting dirt underneath them, didn’t keep my fingers from getting wet when pulling in-the-dirt weeds on damp ground, and the fingertips became worn and torn after just a few uses. I took a chance on these after the price for my go-to gloves kept going up. This product provides 6 pairs of gloves for about what 3 pairs of my old gloves cost now. I’ve been wearing one pair since I received these. After ~ 1 month of using the same pair – wearing them for a total of probably 15-20 hours of yard work, including lots of weed pulling and some work with thorny plants – there are no tears, no holes, and they are still going strong. I pull a LOT of stubborn weeds that require really getting down into the dirt to get at the roots. These gloves get pretty dirty from the way I use them, but afterward, I usually hose them off, squeeze out the excess water, and let them dry in the garage. They are always ready to go again by the next day. Two or three times, when the dirt has gotten really ground into the fabric parts, I’ve gone inside and squirted some laundry detergent onto my still-gloved hands, working the detergent into them as I ran my hands under warm water, then removed them and let them dry. They look almost good as new, with lots of life still left. I’ve provided a couple of photos to show how they look after the first month of use. I’m glad I found these gloves!Read more reviews on Amazon.com
11. Backyard Gardening by Peter Greenfield
Is your gardener still learning and loves to read? This might be your best bet. It is an informative read that your loved one will surely reference when any of their plants is sick or in need of help.
- This book is about how to grow your own garden and how to avoid consuming pesticides from produce at the grocery store.
Sample customer review… For someone who is digging deeper into the world of gardening, I found this book refreshingly different as it explored an organic vegetable garden in its entirety. If you are looking for information to start an organic vegetable garden this book will serve very useful. The book contains important insights on significant topics like types of soil tests and crop rotation, information on composting, disease control, comparison planting, weed management and control, and harvesting different types of vegetables. The information is presented in a simple, easy, and pragmatic method even as it amalgams the science of gardening, creativity, and health rather well. An interesting book to understand how to choose seeds and vegetables, and also emerge as an organic gardener.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
12. Culpeper’s Complete Herbal by Nicholas Culpeper
This is another great book for gardeners. It has been in print for over 300 years and is still relevant today. This book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone who loves plants!
- This book is about how to best grow, gather, and prepare herbs written by a renowned herbalist.
Sample customer review… Every entree has a picture of the plant, modern uses, where it’s found in North America, in addition to Culpeper’s description; government and virtues. The pages are large (9 3/4 X 7 5/8″). The cover is thick plastic which should stand up to lots of use. Print is large. This is a very practical and useful updated edition of Culpeper’s Complete Herbal. I highly recommend this edition.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
13. Leaf-Themed Pillowcases
These pillowcases are really cute and the theme is super trendy! This would make a great gift because it has a nod to their love for plants and gardening, as well as practical use in their daily lives.
- Cotton linen
- Prints of green leaves on a neutral background.
Sample customer review… I love these pillows so much I’m having a hard time deciding where I want them. Purchased for my living room but moving them outside, to my bedroom, front room, etc…I’m like ah they look good everywhere! Highly recommend!!Read more reviews on Amazon.com
Bee houses are so cute and would make such a great addition to any outdoor garden! Not only do they look interesting, but they also support the local bee population. Bees are vital to the survival of plants and humans, and they generally support the Earth. A hot topic issue is how alarmingly fast the bees are dying, so a bee house like this will help save the bees, look cute, and attract more buzzy friends to your garden to help your flowers flourish.
- Use tunnels to create bee homes
- Comes with a string to hang it from
Sample customer review… This is the first bee house product I’ve ever ordered, and I am so happy with it! It is definitely high quality at a reasonable price. Not only is it an eye-pleasing design, but it is also sturdy and should last outdoors for a good two years at least. You can hang it anywhere. I am turning a little patch of dirt in my garden into a flower bed, and it will take a place of honor among the blooms. Hopefully the sweet buzz of bees will once again come drifting in from my garden!Read more reviews on Amazon.com
15. Ceramic Mushroom Statues
Gardens are magical places, and these adorable mushroom statues add a little extra magic to any space. These will look great in any garden, and will make life feel more like a fairytale!
- Four inches tall
- Painted ceramic
Sample customer review… These mushrooms are so adorable to put in potted plants. I like that this lot comes in a variety of colors. I gave some away as part of a gift and I kept one for myself. They stand out in a pod and you can see them because of the long stem. I was really happy with the quality. Professionally shipped.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
16. Foldable Rake
These rakes are a space-saver and useful! Normal rakes can take up a lot of space in a shed or garage, and that can be a big deal for people who don’t have a lot of space to begin with. These rakes are sure to help your gardener remain organized!
- Folds down smaller
- Aluminum alloy
- Sturdy and lightweight
- 7.5×19 when folded up
- Rubber handle to make it easier to grip.
Sample customer review…What do I like about this rake you ask? EVERYTHING!! It is lightweight so you can rake areas without ripping out something you want to keep, it opens wide so you can rake a bobber area or goes small for smaller places. Or very narrow for corners. Or between shrubs. Opens wide and closes down easily. Even has a hole in the handle to hang it up when done for the day.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
17. Pruning Set
For people who love to make amazing designs in their hedges, or just generally want to keep their plants at a manageable shape and size, pruners are the way to go.
- Comfortable and ergonomic handles to ensure that cutting will not hurt the user’s wrists or muscles.
- They can cut anything from flower stems to one-inch thick branches
- After each cut, they automatically open again to reduce fatigue on the user’s end.
Sample customer review… My wife received the garden clippers for Mother’s Day. Today, she uses them and was very pleased. Also, the claw gloves were a hit. I would recommend them without reservation. We plan to give additional ones to family members for Christmas gifts.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
18. Worm Composter
Buying mulch or fertilizer can be pricey, so why not just learn how to compost so you can save your wallet and the planet at the same time? This worm composter is a bit expensive, but will certainly pay itself off in the long run.
- 11 pounds
Sample customer review…This product is so amazing. It was my BEST EVER Mother’s Day gift! We started with a half-pound of worms locally and still are on the first bin. Our food waste is next to nonexistent – and that makes us happy since our city does not collect compostables. Setup is a breeze because everything is included! Hooray! I wish I had bought more worms to start, but I think the local worm farm wanted me to get the bin environment going before adding too many worms. The worms are happily multiplying and we have many babies and cocoons! I’ve had NO TROUBLE with flies or other pests. If you are having trouble, your bin is either too wet or you are feeding too much. Cover your bin with a few pages of newspaper and a couple of inches of shredded paper and cardboard. Amazon shipping boxes are just slim enough to fit into my paper shredder, so I also shred my cardboard. If you squeeze your paper and it drips, your bin is too wet! It should feel like a wrung-out, wet sponge. I mist my top layer of newsprint every couple of days. We’ve kept our bin in the kitchen for handy access since March! No smell, very clean. Our 65 lb. dog leaves it alone, so you don’t have to worry about your pets messing with it. My preference is to feed the worms about twice a week. Our food scraps get chopped and saved in plastic freezer bags. When they’re low on food, I take some of the frozen food and let it defrost before adding it to the bin. I’m so glad my family got me this bin – instead of making a DYI version. It’s AWESOME!Read more reviews on Amazon.com
19. Funny Gardening-Themed Mugs
Mugs are a classic gift to give to someone, no matter how old they are or how well you know them. There are a lot of great options out there, and if you want to make them laugh when they open it, this mug is the right choice for you!
- Made of ceramic
- Holds 12 ounces of liquid
Sample customer review… Nice coffee cup and the picture is very cute. Perfect gift for a gardener.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
20. Salsa Seed Set
These seed sets will allow your gardener to grow all of the necessary ingredients to make salsa, and that will be so rewarding for them once completed. It will give them the joy of gardening and a tasty snack!
- 13 USDA certified and organic seed packs to help grow the ingredients for salsa.
Sample customer review… So far I’ve only planted the cilantro and sweet basil. I live in southwest Florida and both are sprouting very well! I was so excited to see this. It seems everyone I planted is coming up strong. I used potted organic soil and put them outside.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
21. Modern Bird Feeders
If you have a garden, you probably have a bird feeder, or at least want one. Bird feeders attract all sorts of birds and depending on the style and feed, you can attract specific species of birds. Gardeners forge special connections with nature, so bird feeders will amplify that! Depending on the personal style preferences of your gift recipient, you can find a bird feeder that will suit their tastes. This bird feeder would make a great addition to any garden, no matter how big or small.
- Wood and metal to avoid rotting
- They come with a metal string to hang it from
Sample customer review… I was attracted to this feeder by its clean lines and geometric shape. It will likely be more accessible to smaller birds as larger birds won’t be able to get inside the open feeding area easily. It is made of good quality metal and the chain and hook seem sturdy. Looking forward to seeing which birds will come to feed! The first feeder arrived with a problem with the base having come off the frame during shipping and the brads getting bent so I couldn’t just nail them back in place. I contacted the seller and they assured me they would get another feeder shipped out ASAP. They were good to their word. My replacement feeder arrived in a reasonable time and is now hanging outdoors waiting for its visitors. I would definitely do business with this seller in the future as they stand behind their product and did an excellent job to get me a replacement quickly.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
22. Gardening Clogs
These shoes are super helpful for gardeners who don’t want their favorite sneakers to get dirty and ruined by the excessive time they spend outside in the dirt. These shoes are durable, comfortable, and come in a few different colors and patterns, so you can make the best choice for your gardener!
- Comfortable foam and rubber soles
- Removable interior
Sample customer review… The VERY best garden clogs I ever owned. I bought one pair in the meadow design for gardening and they were so comfy & lightweight I got another pair with tulips to wear as house shoes. As a 74-year-old gardener, I have owned several pairs of clogs and I can honestly say these are the bomb. Well made, true to size, great support, and easy to keep clean. Thank you for a superior product.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
23. Wooden Planter with Trellis
This is a gift best for someone who has a large backyard or ample space to fit one of these. They’re really cute and allow for a lot of plants to grow in a small space. The trellis allows for vines to grow, or even just to decorate with lights or anything you can imagine.
- Four feet tall
- Made from wood of fir trees
- Drainage hole at the bottom to ensure there is no water logging of the soil
Sample customer review… Sturdy and made of good wood. Very attractive on my balcony. It holds my plants well. Does very well outside rain or shine.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
24. Terracotta Water Suppliers
These water suppliers are not only absolutely adorable but also functional and helpful. Whether you sometimes forget to water your plants, they need constant water, or you’re going away on vacation, these water suppliers blend functionality and fashion perfectly together!
- Painted terracotta
- Can hold 260 ml of water that will release over a 5-day period.
Sample customer review… I love these mushrooms! They are made of resin and terra cotta, the water is poured into the mouth of the mushroom and slowly leached through the terra cotta spike. They are truly adorable in my larger plants but are too large for pots under 10″ (in my opinion), they are heavy and well made but would easily break if ever dropped. The plants seem to suck up the water pretty fast so I have to fill them often, I do like that I do not have to remove them when I need to fill them out, they can stay right inside the soil so it makes it very convenient. Will be buying more once my plants get into bigger pots.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
25. Floral-Scented Candles
Candles are also a timeless gift to give to someone. These candles are soy candles and smell amazing. Your gardener can bring the gorgeous smells of their flower garden indoors with these candles so they never miss their garden.
- Set of four
- Soy wax
- Decorated holders
- Lavender, rose, gardenia, and lilac scents
Sample customer review…I really like these candles as they let off a lot of light for such a small candle and the scents are wonderful and not too overpowering. I can have an allergic reaction to strong scents and had no problem with these. They also last a long time. Perfect size for travel as well. I would recommend it!Read more reviews on Amazon.com
26. Brass Spray Mister
For indoor plants or plants that require a little extra care, these misters are helpful. Who says you can’t look amazing while misting your plants? These misters will make anyone look fancy and professional while going about their usual gardening routine.
- Brass throughout
Sample customer review… Pretty and small enough to sit on my kitchen counter to mist my ferns. Easily sprays a fine mist of water with one pump. It’s also good for giving my succulents a very small drink by placing the nozzle close to the soil.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
27. Bucket Hats
These hats are a must-have for anyone who spends a lot of time in the great outdoors. They help keep your face from being sunburned, they are adjustable, and sometimes they have a quick-dry material so you aren’t walking around with a sweaty head all day. These can be pretty cheap, and come in a lot of different colors and styles, so you can choose the best option to fit the fashion taste of your gardener.
- String on the bottom to secure
- Mesh siding for breathability
- Cotton and polyester
Sample customer review… I have lived in Hawaii for 4 years now. I have purchased many hats and this is the only one that I really like. It covers the face nicely in order to protect my face from the sun. Most of the hats I have purchased fly off of my head constantly because it is so windy here.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
28. Hori-Hori Weeding and Digging Knife
Why bother buying an entire gardening kit for the special green thumb in your life when you can buy a hori-hori? This knife is the perfect multi purpose tool for weeding, digging, and splitting perennials. It features both a sharp and serrated edge of the blade with inch measurements so you can be sure that your plants are planted at the correct depth.
- Material: Rust and scratch-resistant stainless steel blade with wooden handle
- Blade size: 7.5 inches
- Handle size: 5.25 inches
- Included: Faux leather sheath with snap loop to secure to a belt
Sample customer review… LOVE these knives! Where I live, we have the mother of all weeds, especially Canadian thistle, which has roots to the other side of the world! These knives work great (bought 2, then someone lost one, then bought one more). It is a gardener’s dream – just stab the earth close to the stem of the weed, going straight down (not at an angle), then with a bit of wrist motion, give it a good half twist, and out comes the weed, roots and all. Of course, it is easier when the soil is damp, but even in dry soil, it works great. Personally, I find it a fantastic alternative to undesirable weedkillers. The blade is strong, and will not rust, not even if you forget it in the elements for a while.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
29. Vegetable Scrub Brush
After digging root vegetables out of the ground, there is no better tool to get your produce table ready than this scrub brush. It features two bristle types, one for delicate vegetables and one stiffer type for harder veggies. The design of this brush ensures that your produce won’t end up bruised or damaged.
- Material: Untreated beechwood with Tampico bristle fibers
- Grip: Ergonomic handle that makes it easy to grip when cleaning wet foods
- Maintenance: After use, rinse bristles with lukewarm water and blot dry with towel
Sample customer review… So far, I’ve used this on russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and carrots. The brush is comfortable to hold and I don’t have to scrub very hard to clean the veggies. I’ve used the stiff side on a few tough spots on my potatoes, otherwise, the softer side is sufficient enough to gently scrub everything clean. I just rinse the bristles with very hot water when I’m finished using it, then set it bristles side-down on a towel to dry. I did use mild detergent once, but that’s because it was pretty dirty.Read more reviews on Amazon.com
Hopefully, this list of best gifts for gardeners was helpful for you! Any of these items will make a great gift, so hopefully your next shopping trip will be much less stressful. No matter what you get, your gardener will be thankful that you spent any time, money, and effort to get them something they’ll like, and that thoughtful gesture alone will make them feel the warm fuzzies inside. Good luck, and happy shopping!
Written by Amanda Fort and Sophia Schultz