The 10 Best Gardening Gifts of 2021

Help them plant the harvest of their dreams

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There's something so relaxing and rewarding about a beautiful garden. But there's also a lot of work that comes along with it. Your favorite gardener will absolutely appreciate any gift that makes their harvesting process a bit easier.

Check out these top gardening gifts, from durable tools, baskets, and more.

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These gloves provide protection without sacrificing dexterity and they’re specifically made to fit a woman’s hands.
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A beautiful harvest needs an equally beautiful basket. And this handmade birch option can even be personalized.
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Not only does the pad come in 10 colors, but it's almost two inches thick and provides great support for knees.
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The bright, vibrant kit has all the essentials (shears, shovels, rake, etc.) for anyone entering the world of gardening.
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Weeding is a chore that no one enjoys, but this hand tool makes the process just a bit more bearable.
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This isn't just a foldable stool, but also a sturdy carrying tote for all of your gardening essentials.
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This wheelbarrow carries up to 400 pounds and distributes weight evenly, making it less strenuous to move heavier items.
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This gardening journal is an inexpensive, but thoughtful gift for the gardener who wants to keep track of their progress.
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This sign isn’t just personalized, but a cute way for a gardener to mark their territory and take pride in their harvest.
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Even if you don't have a green thumb, growing fruit, vegetables, or plants is as easy as can be with this automated indoor garden.
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Williams Sonoma Leather Gardening Gloves

Williams Sonoma leather gardening work 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.

PineconeHome Personalized Harvest Basket

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. 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.

Red Home Club Thick Kneeling Pad

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.

Jumphigh 10 Pieces Gardening Tools

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.

CobraHead Original Weeder & Cultivator Garden Hand Tool

CobraHead Original Weeder garden 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.

Anthropologie Canvas Carry-All Garden Stool

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.

Gardener's Medium Supply Cart

Garden Supply cart wheelbarrow

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.

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.

MyMetalWorks Personalized Plasma Cut Steel Sign

MyMetalWorks Personalized Garden 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

Click & Grow Indoor Smart Fresh Herb Garden Kit With 3 Basil Cartridges & Orange Lid | Self Watering Planter & Patented Nano-Tech Medium For Plant Growth

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.

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.

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