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Maintaining a beautiful garden takes a lot of work, so your favorite gardener will appreciate any gift that makes the chore more enjoyable.
We researched top gardening gifts, evaluating attributes like quality, practicality, and value. Our top picks include the Pinecone Personalized Harvest Basket, the Hunter Gardener Clogs, and the Bloomscape Cutting Tool Trio.
Here are the best gardening gifts, from durable tools, baskets, and more.
PineconeHome Personalized Harvest Basket
What better way to contain your vegetable garden harvest than with a handmade birch basket? The long curved handle makes for easy carrying and the wire mesh shows off any fruits, veggies, or flowers, making this our top choice for a thoughtful gift. When your garden isn't in season, use the basket as a table centerpiece or produce holder on your counter. The wood finish is timeless and fits any aesthetic or taste.
The basket really stands out because it can be personalized on one end. Add up to 10 characters to truly make this a standout gift for yourself or the gardener in your life. The reviewers love the quality of the basket, earning this shop a perfect five stars.
Jumphigh 10 Pieces Gardening Tools
Some pro gardeners might just need one or two tool replacements, but for a newbie, this kit has all the essentials. The 10-piece set includes a range of shovels, a rake, spray bottle, shears, and a weeding knife. And the brightly colored carrying case keeps the tools organized and neatly tucked away when not in use.
Red Home Club Thick Kneeling Pad
Any gardener will tell you it's an activity that can take a toll on the knees or back. Ease some of that discomfort with a simple kneeling pad. It's an affordable option that provides great relief. Red Home Club's foam pad measures 18 inches long and almost two inches thick. There's also a convenient, ergonomic carrying handle so you can pick up and move on to the next task.
Anthropologie Canvas Carry-All Garden Stool
Everyone loves a good two-in-one product and that's what this carry-all from Anthropologie is. It's a stool that's super convenient when you need to take a seat for those long days in the garden. Also, it features a carrying tote that snaps onto the bottom of the foldable stool. Just remove the bag and it's the perfect carrying solution for any tools thanks to the deep exterior space and accessible exterior pockets.
Williams Sonoma Leather Gardening Gloves
An obvious but great gardening gift should be a pair of gloves. However, you want to find the right pair for your favorite gardener. There are plenty of options that are cute, with floral patterns or designs, but the functionality also has to be there. These leather gloves from Williams Sonoma are genuine leather with a suede finish and they’re specifically designed to fit a woman’s hands. They provide dexterity, protection, and the two-inch cuff keeps dirt out.
Gardener's Medium Supply Cart
For the gardener who tends to have a larger haul, they'll absolutely appreciate this wheelbarrow which will take a major load off their back and shoulders. This cart holds up to 400 pounds. It’s great for moving large plants, soil, fertilizer, tools, or any heavier item with ease. The large wheels make pushing the cart a breeze and the handle has a comfortable grip.
MyMetalWorks Personalized Plasma Cut Steel Sign
Maybe your gardener pal has a random gnome or figurine in their yard, but what about a personalized sign? Well, if you purchase this, then they will. Help them mark their territory and jazz up their pride and joy garden with this cutout steel sign. It stands close to 20 inches tall and can be personalized with the gardener’s name. Choose from a range of colors and you can even select a more rusted, rustic look.
Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden
If space is limited, then the Click and Grow Smart Garden is an absolutely genius gift idea. It takes up mere inches and is beginner-friendly. The indoor garden comes with plant pods that are inserted into the device. The LED lights and 40-ounce water work their magic to make the herbs, veggies, and fruit grow. The container garden comes with three basil pods, but you or the recipient can buy pods that range from chili peppers to arugula to marigolds and more.
The Sill Glow & Grow Herb Kit
A multifunctional product is something we can all appreciate. The Glow & Grow kit starts out as a candle and once it burns down, the vessel can be used as a planter. Just properly clean the ceramic pot and use the included non-GMO seeds, soil, and plant food.
Bloomscape Garden Cutting Tool Trio
The right tools are a must for any gardener. This set from Bloomscape includes three items for pruning and cutting. The four and eight-inch stainless steel tools are durable and the colorful handles are made of beech wood.
MCombo Greenhouse Wooden Cold Frame Greenhouse
Building an actual greenhouse can be expensive and time consuming, but here's a more wallet-friendly and space saving solution. The wooden structure measures 30 x 43 inches and can be assembled in about 30 minutes. The adjustable shelves house plants or vegetables and there's a convenient control top ventilation.
Gardening Journal Notebook
Gardening is a journey often filled with lots of trial and error and lessons learned along the way. This gardening journal notebook provides a great way to keep track of it all. It includes practical sections to stay organized, such as a monthly planning checklist, shopping list, and a grid plan. There are also record pages to note the plant's name, cost, picture, projected height and width, the date, quantity sown, and more. It’s a useful way to look back and see what has and hasn’t worked and attempt to figure out how to improve moving forward.
Cute Stone Kids Gardening Tool Set
If you don't want the littlest gardeners in the family to feel left out, this tool set is perfect for a family activity. It includes a 25-inch long wheelbarrow, hand rake, gloves, and a watering can. Also, there's an apron to keep kids clean-ish and store their handy gardening tools.
Roo The Joey Garden Apron
A long apron is great at protecting clothes while doing housework or gardening, but this waist apron is also quite useful. The canvas material is easily machine washable and it includes tons of pockets to hold any tools or a harvest. This can be pretty convenient when harvesting a small crop.
Etsy Herb Markers Set of 6 Spoon Handle Sticks
Herb markers are essential for a gardener who loves to plant greenery. And for a vintage vibe, these markers are made from spoon handles. The set of six markers has different herbs (rosemary, parsley, basil, bill, and more) stamped on them. No more forgetting what you planted!
Plow & Hearth Green Rolling Scoot-N-Do Garden Seat
Take some of the strain off your back with the Scoot-N-Do seat. It's made of steel with a rust-resistant finish and has an adjustable tractor seat. The wheels make it easy to maneuver through grass or dirt. There's also a tray and basket to hold essentials.
Hunter Women's Gardener Clogs
Having to experience muddy or soggy feet while gardening isn't exactly pleasant. Hunter is known for their quality boots and these clogs are specifically for gardeners. The exterior is waterproof rubber and it's lined with neoprene. These are easy to slip in and out of, so no more struggling to get them on.
Williams Sonoma Herb Drying Rack
Enjoying a few sprinkles of dry garden herbs like rosemary, thyme, or parsley can be the perfect finishing touch for a meal. This simple, but effective rack from Williams Sonoma comes with six hooks so you can hang and dry greens. It measures 14 inches in diameter and easily hangs in any space.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Citronella Lantern
Jazz up any garden or outdoor space and keep away pesky critters with this citronella lantern. Not only is it durable steel, but it can be personalized. Try adding a family name or maybe a word that has special meaning. The lantern stands 41 inches tall and includes a canister and snuffer.
Uncommon Goods Gardener's Seed Saving Kit
Organizing and storing seeds can be a bit tedious, but this kit makes the process easier and a bit cuter. The aluminum box includes steel tins and envelopes to store seeds, but there's also a useful chart with information on harvesting and preserving.
Williams Sonoma Vintage Bathtub with Stand
For a standout addition to a garden or even a small patio space, this vintage bathtub is a true gem. The porcelain basin comes with a sturdy stand. Fill this with your favorite herbs and watch them sprout. The tub has a few chips and distressing, which is to be expected of a circa 1930s find, but it's super durable.
Terrain Haws Watering Can + Plant Mister Gift Set
Here's a truly adorable, but also functional, set for a gardener. The watering can has the classic long spout and easy to grip handle and the mister is great for plants that need just a little spritz. The gold coloring has such an elevated feel and the set comes perfectly wrapped if you're presenting this as a gift.
Masterclass Ron Finley's Gardening Lessons
Whether a pro or beginner, all gardeners can benefit from Ron Finley's virtual lessons. The course includes 10 classes, totaling two hours, and covers everything from growing your own food to how not to kill your plants. The virtual lessons can be viewed from anywhere on desktop, mobile, or television.
UncommonGoods Bottle Stopper Garden Kit
No backyard space for an actual garden? That's not a problem, especially if you have old wine bottles. Before tossing the bottles in the recycling bin, they can be used to plant some herbs. This kit includes seeds for dill and two varieties of basil as well as biodegradable inserts and germination domes. In a few days or up to two weeks, the greens will sprout!
Arber Bio Fungicide
Healthy plants are happy plants, so this bottle of fungicide will really come in handy. It protects against common issues like fungus, mildew, and mold. It's certified for organic use and isn't harmful to pets. The 16 ounce bottle will go a long way.
TGeng 4 Pairs Garden Gloves With Fingertips Claws
Heavy duty gardening requires sturdy tools and this set of gloves isn't just any gloves, but they come with claws. The durable plastic tips are great for digging and really getting into the soil. The gloves are also waterproof, keeping hands nice and dry.
Bosmere Folding Wheelbarrow
This folding wheelbarrow is great for someone with limited storage space. It folds flat when not in use and opens to 32 inches long. The single wheel is great for maneuvering when hauling items and there are even three pouches to store small items.
HSP Nature Root-Vue Farm
Learning about growing vegetables will be fun, or at least interesting, with this acrylic planter box. It measures just 16 inches long and easily fits on a countertop. The set also includes three packs of seeds, grow mix, and plant markers. Kids will love watching their harvest grow.
Terrain Coil Garden Hose
Garden hoses can be heavy and even cumbersome to carry, but this coily option is lightweight. The 50-inch long hose has a flow rate of up to five gallons a minute and features lead-free brass fittings. Choose from a neutral gray or a fun peach color.
CobraHead Original Weeder & Cultivator Garden Hand Tool
Weeding isn’t typically high on a gardener's list of favorite chores, but this tool makes weeding such a breeze, it may get a bump up. Its blade is described as a “steel fingernail,” and it shows weeds no mercy. From small surface weeds to the pesky ones with deep roots, the weeder rips them out with little effort. The handle is made of recycled plastic and is ergonomically designed for comfort of a gardener’s hands and wrists.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. This roundup is a collection of well researched and top-rated products to assist gardeners of all levels. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.