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    31 Of The Best Gardening Gifts For The Plant People In Your Life

    Because there's no thyme like the present to start shopping for gardening gifts.

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    1. An exotic veggie grow kit for someone in your life who's always flirting with the idea of growing their own vegetables. It comes with everything they'll need to get started, from seeds and soil to trimmers and a recipe booklet.

    The entire kit and everything that comes with it is displayed

    Each kit comes with four packets of exotic vegetable seeds, four burlap grow bags with waterproof lining, four potting soil disks, four bamboo plant markers, gardening shears, and a lined wood box that doubles as a planter. The seeds included are for non-GMO romanesco broccoli, dragon carrot, rainbow Swiss chard, and lemon cucumber.

    Promising review: "This is the cutest darn thing for garden lovers! I ordered the  set for my retired brother and sister-in-law and it was a hit! I decided I wanted one too and when the vegetable one came out I ordered it right away. It’s the 'Cat’s Meow'! It’s very attractive in comparison to the regular ole hunter green, plastic seeding trays that don’t fit anywhere but on the floor and leak every time they’re watered. The snippet tool is a sweet bonus. I will be buying more of these as gifts." —Tom J.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90.

    2. A personalized garden tool set that comes with a heavy-duty steel trowel and raking/weeding tool. You can get whatever you want engraved on the wood handles, even hearts and other small symbols. The set comes in a cloth bag, so no awkward gift wrapping required.

    The tools are shown with the handle engraved with Gram's Flowers
    Lasting Impressions / Etsy

    Lasting Impressions is a small business based in Indiana making custom engraved wooden goods.

    Promising review: "Great quality garden tools, nice and heavy, exceeded my expectations. The customizing and engraving is just like the pictures. Highly recommend!" —Kaleigh Bale

    Get it from Lasting Impressions on Etsy for $28 (available in four font options). 

    3. A chic basket for collecting produce from the garden. It's also waterproof, so if any veggie gets squished at the bottom (we're looking at you, tomatoes) they can easily wash and wipe off without damaging the bag.


    Promising review: "I gave this as a gift for my sister to gather produce from her garden. She loves it and uses it every day!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $35.98 (available in olive green and denim blue).

    4. A gardening MasterClass by guerilla gardening guru Ron Finley, perfect for those cold winter months when the outside world is frozen but you still want to hone your skills. From his widely viewed TED Talk to his absolutely breathtaking garden in Los Angeles, Finley has gained a reputation as one of the coolest gardeners out there.

    Ron Finley poses in his garden

    Get a subscription from MasterClass for $15+ (payment scale depends on subscription plan).

    5. A pair of supportive, waterproof clogs, for someone who always tracks mud into the house after spending time in the garden. When they're done outside they can just wipe 'em down or hose 'em off.

    Reviewer's black clogs with green leaves and red flowers are shown on a deck

    Promising review: "The insoles are removable so you can use your own insoles in these — added bonus. Also the heel area underneath the 'factory' insole is built up some to provide extra cushion in that area.

    "I bought these to use outside in the garden when it is a little too wet so I don't mess up my better shoes. They are a smooth design that should keep my feet clean for quick times outside, yet are a solid design so as to not allow my feet to get dirty and need a foot bath before coming in the house. As well, these shoes will spray off easily when dirty."jamieLeigh

    Get them from Amazon for $26.35+ (available in women's sizes 6–10 and 25 different colors/patterns).

    6. A handmade bamboo bee house so the gardener in your life can become a parent/landlord to a hive of tens of thousands of nature's best pollinators. Bamboo — which is actually a grass and not a wood — is a preferred material for wet areas and outdoor spaces because it deters water way better than most woods.

    a reviewer photo of a wooden hexagon with many round crevices for bees hanging from a tree

    Promising 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, it is 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!" —Linda H

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    7. A trio of of bulb vases for propagating plants in style. It's great for cuttings, but also can be used as a vase or even terrarium.

    Reviewer's trio of glass bulbs have plant stems propagating in them

    Promising review: "This is the cutest thing and definitely easy to assemble and display. I wanted something to hold the plants I am propagating while also acting as decor. This does the trick and is a great price! I think it would be a really cute gift, too, for housewarming or something similar." —Kary

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    8. A pair of waterproof garden gloves with claws for taking dirt digging to the next level. Yes, they're perfect for weeding and planting, but the real fun is running around the yard doing your best Wolverine cosplay.


    Promising review: "I have been tearing through garden beds with these. I love them and use them a lot. They have been amazing for picking out rocks and getting to roots that inhabited my beds. As a 30-year-old adult, I catch myself making angry dinosaur noises as I bury the claws in the dirt and pull up. Gosh darn, I love these these gloves. They are also amazing when you get that one itch you always get when you have gloves on...they make a great scratching tool LOL." —Toxic Fox Designs

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three colors and as multipack).

    9. A pack of food spikes for fertilizing every type of flowering and foliage houseplant. Each stick provides up to two months of food for plants — eliminating the need to constantly fertilize and check the soil for nutrients.

    finger pushes green chalky stake into soil

    For best results, replace spikes every 30 days in spring and summer; replace every 60 days in winter and fall.

    Promising review: "I swear by these plant food spikes!!! The package says they are for indoor plants, but I actually use them for all of my outdoor plants, especially my herbs. I first tried these after planting some basil and other herbs that seemed to be taking an eternity to grow. I figured I'd give them a try since they were so inexpensive and wow!!!!! Within just a few days, my plants had grown more than double what they had grown in the previous several weeks!! One of my friends (who also enjoys gardening) came over to my house and was in awe of how big and healthy all of my herbs were. When I told her about these spikes, she went straight from my house to purchase some and had the exact same growth results." —GatorDO17

    Get a pack of 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.79.

    Read our full review of the Miracle Grow plant food spikes.

    10. A mid-century modern–inspired cement planter with leaves carved into it. Terra-cotta and neutral ceramics are very common when it comes to planters, so try something a little more unique when it comes to gift giving.

    Reviewer's pink planter with etched leaves has a leafy plant in it

    Promising review: "I was regretting spending a little more than my usual but I loved this design and color. I’m so happy I got it. I regret nothing. First the packaging was perfect! It screams quality. Once I’ve put my beloved little plant in its new awesome home what could go wrong? All is right with the world. A fine purchase indeed. It’s art." —Bonnie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    11. A gathering tote that doubles as a colander. Step outside to collect the fruits and veggies, carry to a water source, clean, and — bam! — the bounty is ready for consumption. This is especially good if someone you know planted root crops, because no one needs a kitchen sink full of dirt.


    Promising review: "I have several fruit trees (orange, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, pomegranate, and persimmons) and so I decided to try out this colander/basket to make the job of collecting fruit a little easier. It does its job well and allows me to easily hose off the fruit after collection. I can’t fill it more than halfway with fruit, though, or else it gets too heavy. It’s also useful to tote the fruits to my workplace and share them with everyone." —Melody R.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.92+ (available in four colors and two sizes).

    12. A pair of breathable bamboo gloves that keep hands cool in the summer and warm in the winter because of the unique fibers of bamboo.

    Reviewer's hand wearing the glove is shown trimming a tree

    Promising review: "Snug fit, very dextrous. I feel very protected from wet soil and yard debris (probably not thorns — haven't pushed it). I really love these gloves for gardening and even for light construction, like sanding wood. Grip's really good and helps me get my hands dirty when I don't really feel like it. No need for a nail brush after gardening with these gloves." —Delayed Gratification

    Get it on Amazon for $11.04 (available in five sizes). 

    13. A set of pretty gardening gloves and a matching bar of hand soap that's specially formulated to help get dirt off while keeping hands moisturized. Because dry, cracked hands and unhappy cuticles are often the plight of the gardener.

    The gardening gloves and hand soap are shown
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Gloves are comfortable and functional. Soap smells amazing! A touch of elegance while you garden." —Annabelle

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24 (available in small, medium, or large).

    14. A set of two handmade avocado tree sprouters for the person in your life who eats avocado toast like it's their job.

    The two avocado sprouters are shown, one with an avocado pit already in it with roots growing in the water
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I love that there are two spouters included so that we can have fun sharing and comparing the results as the avocado seeds grow!" —Peachy

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $34.

    15. A plant daddy hat for a pal who's always outside in the garden. Make sure they keep their head protected from harmful UV rays without sacrificing style.

    A dark green hat says "plant daddy" on it
    Towne9 / Etsy

    Towne9 is a small business based in Seattle making plant-inspired gifts for the home.

    Promising review: "Literally one of the best purchases I’ve ever made on Etsy. This is the cutest hat and it was shipped SO FAST OMG. Way before the expected date. The seller even included an adorable sticker and thank you note! The hat has a buckle on the back inside the band to allow for adjustments without being uncomfortable. I love it I would 110% recommend!!" —Azerana13

    Get it from Towne9 on Etsy for $24.95.

    16. A pack of the 20 most popular vegetable seeds to surprise an experienced gardener with a gift that keeps on giving. From beets to cucumbers, there's enough seeds to grow plenty of produce year after year.

    Each pack includes 1,300+ seeds consisting of zucchini, eggplant, beet, pumpkin, butternut squash, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower, broccoli, rapini rabe, celery, cucumber, kohlrabi, radish, bell pepper, cayenne pepper, okra, Brussels sprout, beefsteak tomato, and cherry tomato.

    Promising review: "I purchased it for my mother as a gift and I absolutely love the product. Huge variety and very affordable price! The package looks great and each seed bag is individually labeled along with a QR that takes you directly to all the information you need pertaining to that type of vegetables. Love it." —V. G

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. An enamel pin that tells a story and sparks conversation. Get this for a friend who can pin it to their jacket to let everyone know what they're about.

    A hand holds up the enamel pin
    Coco and Seed / Etsy

    Coco and Seed is a Black- and woman-owned small business based in Arizona making plant-inspired home goods.

    Promising review: "i absolutely adore this pin. so so cute, I love the packaging and the cute note 💚 thank you so much!!!!🌿🌿" —Ingrid Norquist

    Get it from Coco and Seed on Etsy for $10

    18. A set of three tea towels adorned with pretty herb illustrations to give to the person in your life who loves to grow their own food. (Or someone who just appreciates pretty things.)

    Uncommon Goods

    Get a set of three from Uncommon Goods for $45.

    19. An at-home, all-natural spa kit specifically designed for hand repair. Each kit comes with almond milk hand cream, shea butter hand repair cream, and lemon butter cuticle cream, plus one pair of cotton gloves if they want to do a treatment overnight.

    The kit is shown with all the supplies it comes with

    Promising review: "Had really bad dry patches on the top of my hands from washing my hands/hand sanitizer, lotion just wasn’t cutting it. After ONE night with the gloves and the ‘Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream,’ the dry patches are 90% gone! It’s been a few days of just the regular hand cream and they’re 100% gone and my hands are amazingly soft/moisturized! The scents don’t bother me and with the gloves on I didn’t notice the scents at all. Completely recommend it and am buying a couple more sets for family and coworkers for Xmas!" —Mo

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96.

    20. A grow kit that has an assortment of edible flowers and herbs. From focaccia to cocktails, the opportunities will be endless.


    Promising review: "This is a great seed kit that includes an interesting assortment of flowers and herbs, many of which I'm not very familiar with. I've never tried edible flowers at all, but I've seen some recipes, so I'm looking forward to trying them. The packaging for this kit is charming and I think it would make a very thoughtful and unusual gift for someone that likes gardening. Overall, this kit seems well worth the current price of $17.97, and I think I will have a lot of fun growing these seeds. I'm glad I found them..." —SuLu

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    21. A hand-poured cactus candle that is a great gift for anyone who loves cactus and poppies and scents like pine and vanilla or white tea and jasmine.

    The candles are shown light
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my girlfriend and she loves it. She is a fan of both scented candles and cacti, having visited cactus lands in the Southwest multiple times ourselves where we collected numerous cacti souvenir. It has a nice scent, great look, and reminds us of our long Arizona drives. Arrived quickly and packaged securely. Highly recommended." —Connor

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $26.

    22. A solid copper drip- and bee-proof stake hummingbird feeder a gardener can stick in any flower pot when a hanging one isn't an option. In no time at all their backyard will be a DIY aviary.

    CopperHummingbird / Etsy

    CopperHummingbird is an Etsy shop run by Nancy Higgins. In 2006, she invented a bee-proof, drip-free hummingbird feeder for use in the hummingbird aviary at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona, where she was a zookeeper for 22 years! After receiving so many nonzookeeper requests for her feeders she decided to open up a public-facing shop.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these hummingbird feeders. The cup is smaller — about two to three days' worth of feedings. This is perfect to keep the food from going bad by being outside in the heat, which is necessary to keep hummingbirds safe. I have two of the hanging-style feeders I bought last year. They are still in perfect condition. My most recent purchase was the flower stake feeder and I am loving it also." —haleygymcoach

    Get it from CopperHummingbird on Etsy for $35.

    23. A picnic table for the person who has a squirrel city in their yard, because what's cuter than a picnic for bushy-tailed buds? Each picnic table is handmade in Ohio using high-quality materials.

    a squirrel nibbling on corn on the cob while standing on a small picnic table that is screwed into a fence
    DelgadoHCTreasures / Etsy

    Delgado Handcrafted Treasures is a family-owned small business based in Akron, Ohio, making handmade woodcrafts and yard art.

    Promising review: "This is the most precious little picnic table I have ever seen! I smile every time I look outside my window and see my favorite squirrel having a buffet. Juan was unbelievably fast in making and sending this feeder to me. I am so pleased with the attention to detail and craftsmanship. Will absolutely be doing business with him again!" —Grace

    Get it from Delgado Handcrafted Treasures on Etsy for $35.

    24. A splurgey but worth it gift is this denim apron with leather details designed specifically for gardening. Designed by ~plantfluencer~ Hilton Carter, it has leather pockets for holding heavy and sharp tools like shears and a ring for holding a towel or mister/spray bottle.

    The apron is displayed with all the pockets filled with tools
    Things by HC

    Hilton Carter lives in Baltimore and is an all-around plant genius who has amassed over 500,000 followers on Instagram. He's also the author of three books about houseplants and plant styling.

    Get it from Things by HC for $100 (available in original or dark denim).

    25. A gold animal plant ornament to add a bit of decoration to houseplants. Gently fold the animal's hands so it can swing, climb, perch, or hug a leaf or stem.

    Another Studio / Etsy

    Another Studio is a woman-owned business based in London making laser-cut plant decorations.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my orangutan plant animal. I hung it on a long strand of my pothos and it looks completely ridiculous (in a good way). It makes me smile so much." —Stephanie

    Get it from Another Studio on Etsy for $8.58 (available in 24 animals).

    26. A pair of stainless-steel gardening shears for clipping cutttings and deadheading. Folks say they're lightweight and easy to use, plus they can trim flowers really well — perfect for arranging bouquets.

    Reviewer's hand holds the orange and black shears

    Promising review: "I needed something sharp and small enough for deadheading smaller blooms but that would also do well with any size of bloom. These are my new favorite pair. They're sharp and easy to use. The small push lock that keeps the blades locked closed is very easy to unlock and relock. I would highly recommend these to any gardener professional or hobbyist like me." —JoJo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in orange or blue).

    27. A pair of knee pads for comfortably gardening for hours on end. Gardening is so rewarding, but it can be really hard on the body, especially knees!


    Promising review: "These are the best knee pads I have ever used, for sure. Nice and soft feeling. They allow me to stay on my knees for an extended period of time without getting uncomfortable. I have worn them for nine-hour working days without any issues with fit, adjustment, or comfort. If you put them in place they will stay in place. They have great cushioning and are very comfortable, but in my opinion what really makes them better than most other knee pads on the market is the fact that they have two adjustable straps with slip buckles instead of one of the straps being Velcro. You can attach them very easily and because you’re able to tighten them better than Velcro, they will stay in place. The straps are of good elasticity, so they won’t start hurting you even when they are really tight." —Shannon Huett

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99.

    28. A three-in-one soil test tool will check the moisture, pH value, and sunlight level of a plant's soil. This will help them understand when and how much water their plant needs.

    The meter sitting in the dirt

    This gadget has two needles to ensure accuracy and doesn't require batteries. Just push it 2 to 4 inches into the ground and select what you want to test for.

    Promising review: "This device is amazing. I bought it after my gardenia plant wasn't blooming. I came to realize that I was overwatering, and my plant never recovered. Since then, I’ve taken home two amaryllis plants from work that never ever grew. I replanted them and used this device to make sure that I was watering properly and my plants are thriving! It’s a real plant saver. I even got a monstera as well. And I should note, I usually don’t have a green thumb and kill plants easily!" —Roselle

    Get it from Amazon for $12.39.

    29. A weed puller tool for someone who can't seem to keep weeds out of their yard. It's the best selling weeding tool on Amazon, and for good reason! The same family-owned small business has been making them since 1913, and 11,300+ reviewers have given the product 5 stars.

    Grampa's Gardenware Co. is a small, family-owned business based in Oregon making tools for gardening.

    Promising review: "Oh my god, I friggin' love this tool. I bought this on a whim given we bought our first house and know nothing about caring for a yard. Boy has it come in handy. Our new house had a ton of weeds in the front yard and this tool helped me get most of them out in no time. In fact, the process of yanking out the weed was strangely satisfying! I don't think anyone can say that weeding is fun but this tool made it as close to fun as you can get, especially when you see a long root along with the weed you pulled." —JG

    Get it on Amazon for $39.99.

    30. A countertop Aerogarden Harvest hydroponic garden for the pal who wants to grow produce but lacks the outdoor space. I mean, who wants to *literally travel* all the way outside for fresh herbs anyway when they can just be at the ready on the kitchen countertop?!

    Aerogarden review photo full of herbs with five/five stars and text "fun and tasty! It's not often that my final result looks like the advertising photo, but the AeroGarden does"

    The grow lights are energy efficient (aka they turn on and off automatically), and it tells you when to water, making growing fresh herbs a breeze. The system comes with seed pods to grow Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, and Thai basil. You can grow up to six plants at a time.

    You can also swap out with other seed pods (hello, salad greens and heirloom cherry tomatoes) and use what seeds you like!

    Promising review: "I am very happy with my Aerogarden. I had purchased a similar one for my mother, and she had a nice time growing veggies and herbs in her kitchen, so I bought one for myself, and I am happy with how fast my seeds sprouted and how fast they grow. It's nice to have a gardening option even when it's cold outside or when you run out of garden space and you just want to have some nice little herbs for cooking or salad greens. I like the timer, and the setup was simple. This is a particularly good idea for people who live in an apartment or people who have a constant itch to garden even when the weather is not conducive. I was able to save my garden space outside for fruits and veggies and plant my herbs with the Aerogarden. This is a worthy purchase." —Primemama

    Get it from Amazon for $99.97+ (available in three colors).

    31. A set of vegetable, fruit, and herb markers so the farmer in your life can keep track of all the foods they plant each season. Each stick is sold individually and there are over 40 popular fruit, vegetable, and herb names to choose from. There's also a custom option at no additional cost if the name you need isn't listed.

    WoodNSparksCo / Etsy

    WoodNSparks Co. is a small business based in Montana making wooden garden markers.

    Promising review: "These were great! Perfect size and nice quality. Ordered a variety of different herb and vegetable sticks including some custom and they all came out exactly as ordered and described." —Lauren

    Get it from WoodNSparks Co. on Etsy for $1.75 a stick.

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