2021 Gift Guide - Find the Best Gifts for GardenersLooking for gift ideas for the avid gardener in your life? Go beyond stepping stones with these books, pottery, tools and more they’ll love.
Finding a thoughtful gift for a loved one can be a challenge, but we’re here to help! Here are our favorite gardening gifts—curated by the Garden Design editors.
Twist 'N Plant Gardening Augers
Save time and plant more with Twist N Plant gardening augers! These high-quality augers are a great choice over using a trowel—especially where roots are involved. You'll be changing out garden beds left and right! Three sizes available: REGULAR (3" x 12"), JUMBO (5" x 15"), & EXTENDED (3" x 24").
Cut and Hold Pruners
These unique pruners feature a gripping mechanism that holds up to 10 pounds. Available in multiple sizes including extended reach.
Perfect for bringing in flowers or veggies, this basket will come in handy for the gardener in your life. Plus, you can use this as the base of a gift basket filled with other thoughtful items!
Proven Winners Online Gift Certificate
Give the gift of plants and flowers! Perfect for that person who is hard to shop for, but you know loves to garden. You can select the dollar amount ranging from $5 to $500.
Fish Garden Art
Maine artist Tyson M. Weiss makes these unique ceramic fish sculptures that appear to lazily cruise through pristine plantings. A school of three is ideal for conveying the impression of movement. They can stay outdoors all year and come with garden rods. The Medium Salsa Fishie is shown, but there are other sizes and colors available.
Garden-Inspired Cards, Journals, and more
Featuring fun and garden-inspired art prints, greeting cards, journals, totes, and more, artist Olga Akbarova always has something fresh to give. You may even recognize her art from our Day Trip maps!
Strawberry Fields Jigsaw Puzzle
The beauty of flowers and enjoyable pastime of putting together a puzzle comes together in this one gift.
Proven Harvest Seeds
Perfect for a stocking stuffer or something to enclose with your holiday cards, these seed packets are a delicious addition to gift giving! Available together as a collection or individually.
Designing Abundant Containers Online Course
Gift this online course and help someone special learn how to design and plant beautiful garden containers from professional designer, Karen Chapman. Add a beautiful container with some potting soil as well, so all they'll have to do is add plants.
Set of Floral Notecards
A thoughtful note is always nice to receive-even better when it arrives on a beautiful card! Each notecard set comes with 5 blank cards and envelopes; available in horizontal or vertical format. The garden and flower images are from Kerry Ann Mendez, many from her own garden.
20 oz. Yeti Tumbler
Keep hydrated while working in the garden with this 20-oz. Yeti tumbler made from durable stainless steel.
Waterproof boots that are easy to slip on and off are invaluable for gardeners. These Crocs come in 6 colors, including classic Navy (shown) and bright Lemon.
This infuser can be used to create cocktails, oils, teas, dressings, lemonade, coffee and more. For spring and summer, we think a lemon and lavender infused water sounds wonderful! Durably constructed of stainless steel and tempered glass.
Give the gift of a top quality, self-watering, ceramic planter that outperforms any other on the market. With high-quality finishes, trendsetting colors, and multiple sizes, there is an AquaPot that will fit any garden, patio, or outdoor space.
Kick your feet up! For nearly 20 years, Dan Benarcik has been building and refining the design of this garden chair. It’s made of red cedar and/or Douglas fir, so it can withstand the outdoors.
Terra Cotta Minis
Includes 6 mini terracotta pots with seed packs, growing medium, and instructions. Great for a stocking stuffer or host/hostess gifts.
This home for insects would be a wonderful gift for those who love to observe the little creatures that keep our world going.
Know someone who loves flowers as much as they love the beach? This lightweight, fast-drying towel will bring their two passions together. Plus, you'll be supporting sustainable products and marine conservation.
Rustic Cauldron Style Fire Bowl
Extend time spent outdoors in the evening by gifting this attractive cauldron-style fire bowl.
The Proven Winners Garden Book: Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect Plants, and Expert Advice for Creating a Gorgeous Garden
Expert plant knowledge and creative design ideas from America’s #1 plant brand. The Proven Winners Garden Book contains simple garden plans, including a welcoming entryway, pollinator garden, flower garden, shady summertime retreat and deer-resistant garden. It also has 25 container recipes to add color to a patio, porch or balcony. The authors share lessons on garden prep, design choices, and how to buy the right plants.
The Gardens of Mackinac Island
Who better than Jack Barnwell (Mackinac's premier landscape architect) to share nearly 100 public and private, humble and grand gardens of the island, along with interwoven narratives, poetry, history, and horticulture.
A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Six Seasons of Beauty, Bounty, and Blooms
David Culp knows gardens, and Rob Cardillo never disappoints with his garden photography, so you know this book something to look forward to! If you've been looking to be inspired by nature and everything your garden gives you, you'll be enriched to learn the tips and wisdom presented in this book.
The Layered Garden—Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage
Take a tour through David Culp's personal garden, Brandywine Cottage in Pennsylvania, and learn step-by-step how to create a garden that masters the art of layering: how to choose the correct plants so they will peak at different times, understanding how plants grow and change seasonally, and how to maintain it. All illustrated beautifully through the gorgeous photography of Rob Cardillo.
The New Gardener's Handbook: Grow a Beautiful & Bountiful Garden - Everything You Need to Know
This handy resource from Daryl Beyers, gardening expert and instructor at the New York Botanical Garden, will be something gardeners refer to again and again. From soil and mulching, to plant selection and watering tips, you'll feel confident in your garden and excited for what you can accomplish!
For those with the common problem of deer eating their plants, this book has the answers! Karen Chapman explores intentional garden design solutions and plants to use (there are zones listed, so you know they'll work in your garden!), all while showcasing beautiful gardens across the country—each with its own story of trouble and triumph.
The Right-Size Flower Garden
Do you know someone who is overwhelmed at the task of maintaining their garden? Help them enjoy gardening more with this book from gardener, writer, and teacher Kerry Ann Mendez. She shares simple design changes that make smarter use of space, along with tips on choosing the best low-maintenance plants for your garden.
Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
Landscape and garden expert Jan Johnsen provides inspiration and instruction with over 100 unique techniques to transform humble gardens and yards into magical outdoor spaces. Her tips are illustrated, specific and easily applied. She suggests simple changes and design strategies that can have big impact, such as accenting curves and cascading trimming techniques. Over 100 color photos bring her book to life and help readers see just what is possible in their own yard or garden.
If you know someone who is looking to get into gardening (or if you know someone who you want to get into gardening!), this is a nice starter set. It comes with 11 basic tools plus a kneeling pad and tote bag.
The HERShovel was built to make the most of a woman’s stature and strength, but the company has also received positive feedback from men who have used the shovel. Its steel blade with extra-large step and its two-handed grip reduce shoulder and back strain while digging.
Serrated Farmer Dagger
With its thick, highly sharpened teeth and nearly unbreakable boron steel blade, this knife by Dewit could be as useful in a dark alley as it is in the garden. It’s incredibly sturdy; a hammer can be used on the flat top of the handle to drive the tip of the knife through hardpan or rocky soil. It can be used right- or left-handed. For gardeners working in hard soil, it’s indispensable.
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