Nine Unique Gifts for the Gardener in Your Life
With less than two weeks before Christmas, you might be frantically trying to finish up your shopping. This fact is especially true if you have a friend or family member who loves gardening but seems to have everything! Below are nine unique gifts to consider for the gardener in your life (click the header on each one for some of our favorites). If you hurry, you might be able to skip the rush charges and take advantage of standard shipping!
Unique Gifts for Gardeners
Growing vegetables from seed has become more popular for gardeners, especially over the last year as we’ve all spent more time at home. But these seeds aren’t just any old seeds; they’re heirloom seeds. Heirloom seeds have been carefully cultivated and collected for generations, and they grow the most delicious fruit or vegetables. These seed packs make great unique gifts for the gardener in your life.
Every gardener loves a garden sign. These metal, personalized garden signs are the perfect way to name your garden or show off the fruits of your labor. Many gardeners prefer to include an animal on the sign, such as a rabbit, dragonfly, rooster, or gnome. Online reviewers note attractive signs as one of the best unique gifts to consider.
If your gardener enjoys a cocktail, this unique gift will help them grow ingredients for delicious cocktails. They’ll get the seeds to develop various cocktail recipes, including seed packets for thyme, lavender, Thai basil, mint, lemon balm, and blue borage. This creative gift comes in a recycled egg carton that serves as the bed for the seedlings.
4 – Garden Cloche
There’s nothing worse than planting a garden and watching your plants get destroyed or eaten by animals. Gardeners will love a fun, unique gift cloche to guard their produce and flowers. They come in a variety of materials, from willow to chicken wire to glass. And if your gardener doesn’t need them for their garden, the cloches also make an excellent base for a tabletop display with vintage charm.
How do you carry an armful of flowers or harvested fruits and veggies back to your house? In a hod, of course! A hod is another term for a gathering basket meant to help gardeners collect their produce and flowers. These baskets are beautiful! Artisans often craft them of white pine and maple wood or an easy-care polypropylene, and you can wash your produce right in the basket. As a bonus, this attractive unique gift works well as an indoor container or for hauling treats from your local farmers’ market.
6 – Gardener’s Soap
Gardening is rough on your hands. At the end of a long gardening session, a nice soap can help leave hands feeling clean, soothed, and supple. These artisan gifts feature a signature line of all-natural & handmade Castile soaps, soy wax candles, and vegan body care products.
This beautiful coffee table book is a great unique gift. It features photos of the 21st Century’s most beautiful gardens across six continents and represents 50 professional garden designers’ work. The book is educational as well, with academic essays accompanying the photos.
If you want to go big for your special gardener, consider a Bulb of the Month subscription. They’ll receive an attractive container pre-planted with bulbs every month for a year (there are 6-month or 3-month subscriptions as well). This is the gift that keeps on giving, as your gardener can store the bulbs and plant them again next season!
Any gardener would love to have expert care guidance at their fingertips. And with PlantTAGG, you can! Make a card, print a screenshot, send an email, or share the love via social to get your friend or family member signed up on PlantTAGG. There’s nothing to download or install, and it’s free to use — a win for the gardener in your life and your pocketbook! Text “PLANTS” to 46376 to get started.
Finding the Right Gift
With a little extra planning, you can select a gift that shows thoughtfulness and care. If you’re still looking for ideas, check out your local garden center. You often can find unique gift ideas that aren’t always at the Big Box shops. Whether it’s a gift card for flower planting services or tree installation services, pottery, exciting home or garden decor, how-to books, or even a new plant to brighten the day, whichever gardening gift you choose is sure to be well received by the green thumb in your life!