The 14 Best Gardening Gifts of 2020

Help them plant the harvest of their dreams

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Our Top Picks

Best Gloves: Leather Gardening Gloves at Williams Sonoma

"These gloves provide protection without sacrificing dexterity and they’re specifically made to fit a woman’s hands."

Best Tool: Original Weeder & Cultivator Garden Hand Tool at CobraHead

"Weeding a chore that no one enjoys, but this hand tool makes the process more bearable."

Best Tool Set: Pure Garden Folding Garden Stool and Tools Set at Kohl’s

"This set is great for the gardener who needs a stool or someone who wants to get their tool collection started."

Best Repellent: Greenwood Solar Mole and Gopher Chaser at Harbor Freight

"Say goodbye to annoying pests with this solar powered repellant."

Best Notebook: Gardening Journal Notebook at Amazon

"This gardening journal is an inexpensive, but thoughtful gift for the gardener who wants to keep track of their progress."

Best Watering Can: Hydrofarm 9L Watering Can at Wayfair

"This watering can is made of durable plastic, holds a lot of water, and you can even customize the water flow."

Best Tote: Puddle-Proof Tote at Gardeners

"This durable canvas tote has all the pockets you could need to keep tools organized and secure."

Best Basket: Harvest Basket at Uncommon Goods

"This handmade pine and wire basket is the perfect way to wash and haul your harvest."

Best Markers: Hand Stamped Garden Stakes at Etsy

"This vintage silverware has been repurposed as hand stamped markers that any gardener would love."

Best Wheelbarrow: Medium Supply Cart at Gardeners

"This wheelbarrow carries up to 400 pounds and distributes weight evenly, making it less strenuous to move heavier items."

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    Best Gloves: Leather Gardening Gloves

    Williams Sonoma leather gardening work gloves

    Courtesy of Williams Sonoma  

    An obvious, but great gardening gift should be a pair of gloves. However, you want to find the right gloves 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.

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    Best Tool: CobraHead Original Weeder & Cultivator Garden Hand Tool

    CobraHead Original Weeder garden tool

    Courtesy of CobraHead

    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. There are a lot of weeders on the market, but this one rates well with gardeners. 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 and the health of a gardener’s hands and wrists.

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    Best Tool Set: Pure Garden Folding Garden Stool and Tools Set

    Garden Folding Stool Kit

    Courtesy of Kohl’s

    This lightweight gardening stool has a built-in handle, which makes it easy to move from place to place. The best part, however, is that it comes with a detachable storage bag with seven pockets, which allows a gardener to easily bring their supplies along. It also comes with five basic tools, including a weeder, fork, trowel, cultivator, and transplanter, so it’s a great gift for someone who is just beginning to garden or someone who needs to freshen up their collection. It’s perfect for anyone with a lot of ground to cover.

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    Best Repellent: Greenwood Solar Mole and Gopher Chaser

    Greenwood Solar Rodent repellant

    Courtesy of Harbor Freight 

    Along with annoying weeds, pests have to be one of the most frustrating parts of gardening. Luckily, this repeller can help keep annoying critters away. It uses sonic tones every 30 seconds to drive away moles, gophers, and voles. It’s solar-powered, so no batteries are necessary, and it’s a safe and humane form of pest control. To install, simply place it in the ground. The single repellant has a 6,000 square foot area of coverage.

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    Best Notebook: 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. The journal is 8.5" x 11" with 96 pages and a pretty floral cover.

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    Best Watering Can: Hydrofarm 9L Watering Can

    Hydrofarm 9L Watering Can

    Courtesy of Wayfair 

    Not all watering cans are created equal, and this one blows the others out of the, well, water. With most watering cans, a gardener may face one or two common problems: having to refill often or the water spills out when being transported. This Hydrofarm watering can carries a solid nine liters and the high neck and bottle actually keeps the water in. Also, the markings on the side make it easy to see how much water is being filled up and eventually used.

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    Best Tote: Gardener’s Puddle-Proof Tote

    Gardener’s Puddle-Proof Tote

    Courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company

    Whether they're a gardening pro or starting to think about planting their first seeds, this tote makes it easy to keep everything organized. The tote is comprised of canvas material, suede trim handles, and the bottom is made of waterproof rubber. Also, it’s easy to keep gardening tools accessible, but secure. The exterior pockets are outfitted with elastic so there’s no fear of a gardener’s precious tools slipping out. Gardening can make anyone parched and the exterior mesh pocket easily fits a water bottle.

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    Best Basket: Harvest Basket

    Gardeners Harvest Basket

    Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

    Hopefully your gardener will actually reap a harvest and they’ll need something to haul it off in. This basket is functional for a variety of reasons. The pine wood is sturdy and can hold up for years, but it’s the wire bottom that can come in handy. The openings makes it easy to wash any produce off before bringing it back into the house. The handle provides easy carrying and the 16 quart basket comfortably holds 20 pounds.

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    Best Markers: Hand Stamped Garden Stakes

    SycamoreHill Hand Stamped Garden Markers

    Courtesy of Etsy

    Though some produce and greenery is pretty distinctive looking, it can be quite easy to forget what was planted where. These garden markers are a chic way to label everything. The hand stamped silver markers (which used to be spoons) make it easy to separate the chives from the cilantro and the tomatoes from the carrots. You just order the quantity, from one to a dozen, and then specify which herb or vegetable name you’d like on the marker.

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    Best Wheelbarrow: Medium Supply Cart

    Garden Supply cart wheelbarrow

    Courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company 

    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.

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    Best Sign: Personalized Plasma Cut Steel Sign

    MyMetalWorks Personalized Garden Sign

    Courtesy of Etsy 

    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 cut out 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.

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    Best for Indoor: Click and Grow Smart Garden 3

    Click and Grow Smart Garden 3

    Courtesy of Click and Grow 

    Not everyone has a green thumb and some people lack actual space to plant a proper garden. If that’s the case, then the Click and Grow Smart Garden is an absolutely genius gift idea. It requires minimal space and is beginner friendly. The indoor garden, which takes up mere inches, 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.

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    Best Knee Pad: Kneelo Kneeling Pad

    Kneelo Kneeling Pad

    Courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company 

    Kneeling in the dirt, especially for extended periods, can become uncomfortable for anyone. The gardener in your life either needs a knee pad or they probably need to replace their current one. This Kneelo pad is composed of shock absorbing memory foam that’s easy on the joints. It can also be used for sitting. The neoprene material is waterproof and the cut out hole makes it easy to pick up and go from one location in the garden to the next.

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    Best for Kids: JustForKids Garden Tools Set

    JustforKids Kids Garden Tools Set

    Courtesy of Target

    Gardening doesn’t just have to be for adults. Get the kids involved by gifting this JustForKids Garden Tools Set. The colorful rainbow tote comes with a shovel, hand rake, and trowel which can be stored in the outside pockets, leaving tons of room on the inside. Kids will love having a set of tools that are just for them and parents will love tools that are safe and lightweight for little hands.