The Best Gifts for Gardeners and Green Thumbs

Give the special gardener in your life a little love this holiday season with one (or more!) of these unique gifts that they can use to flex their green thumb.

  1. Sow Many Options

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    Take the guessing game out of holiday shopping. If you have someone on your list who is always flipping through seed catalogs, doesn't mind a little dirt under their nails, or is just starting to flex their green thumb, then these are the gifts for them. From nifty tools to cool kits, this gift guide has a little of everything for those with a budding interest in gardening.  

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  2. Burro Buddy

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    wheelbarrow organization

    This smart little storage shelf is compatible with most 4, 5, and 6 cubic feet wheelbarrows. It has a water-resistant compartment for electronics and two cup holders, to go along with its slots for small tools and long-handled tool carriers. Lightweight and durable, it’ll make the day’s chores more convenient for any gardener. Available from Amazon; $37.95.

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  3. Gardening Gloves

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    Gardening Gloves

    The ultimate in gardening gloves, these elbow-length, thorn-proof, goatskin gloves will be treasured by the gardener on your holiday gift-giving list whether they’re a veteran or a novice. Perfect for heavy duty pruning for men or women, they come in 4 colors, and adult sizes XS to XL. Available on Amazon; $25.79.

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  4. Yule Tree Grow Kit

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    You could give the hostess a potted plant that will die soon after or you could give them this Yule Tree Grow Kit that they can cultivate and care for. Contained in a sleek glass jar, this Scottish Pine will be truly festive as part of a table setting or mantle decoration. Available from Terrain; $24.

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  5. Stacking Solitary Bee Hive

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    Bees are an incredibly important part of any backyard ecosystem. They pollinate flowers, as well as vegetable and fruit plants. This stackable bee habitat, made from sustainably sourced wood, will attract the busy pollinators to the backyard. Every gardener will appreciate the help from these buzzing assistants. Available from The Grommet; $39.95.

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  6. Salsa Garden Seed Kit

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    Salsa Garden Seed Kit

    Grow all the makings needed for fresh salsa right in the backyard with this salsa garden kit. Tomato, onion, pepper, cilantro, and tomatillo seeds come complete with soil pellets and coco fiber pots to start them in, along with plant markers to easily identify them as they grow. Available on Etsy; $23.50.

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  7. Seed Starting PotMaker®

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    Seed Starting PotMaker®

    With the Seed Starting PotMaker®, your favorite gardener can maker their own seed-starting pots out of eco-friendly newspaper. This little, solid-maple mold will help them craft pots that they can plant straight into the garden. They’ll never buy, wash, or have to store another seed tray again. Available from Burpee; $19.95.

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  8. Ceramic Planter

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    No gardener can have too many pretty little pots. These stoneware, textured botanical planters are the perfect gift for someone who already has everything. It will be a cheerful addition to their home all year long. Available from Terrain; $14 each. 

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  9. 6-Piece Garden Tool Set

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    Garden Tool Set

    Everything a gardener needs for a day in the yard comes in this 6-piece Garden Tool Set from Apollo. An apron, with room for the included trowel, claw, and pruner, accompanies the 2-in-1 kneeler/seat, which will be a life-saver for the knees. Available at The Home Depot; $50.37.

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  10. Butterfly Garden Seed Kit

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    Butterfly Garden Seed Kit

    This kit has everything needed to start a butterfly garden, sure to attract all sorts of pollinators—bees and butterflies alike. With seed varieties of Zinnias, Poppies, and Cosmos, the gardener you love will get a burst of color from newly started plants this spring. The seeds, soil pellets, markers, and coco fiber pots all come together in a hand-stamped muslin bag. Available on Etsy; $23.50.

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  11. 3-in-1 Soil Tester

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    3-in-1 Soil Tester

    Get this 3-in-1 Soil Tester Kit for the gardener who’s just getting started. It measures soil moisture, pH value, and sunlight intensity, so the novice gardener can confidently choose the best plants for their yard and know the best spots for them. Available from Amazon; $14.98.

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  12. Air Plant Mounting Glue

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    Air Plant Mounting Glue

    Air plants have become increasingly popular in home decor. Get the home gardener in your life the perfect stocking stuffer: Tilly Tacker, air plant mounting glue. It will hold plants securely to nearly any surface without degrading over time. Available from Terrain; $8.

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  13. Survival Garden Kit

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    Survival Garden Kit

    For the one on your list who loves to be prepared: the Survival Garden Kit from Open Seed Vault. It comes with a whopping 15,000 seeds, including heirloom varieties of tomato, corn, peas, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, beans, and more. Packaged to have a 15 year shelf life, full planting and harvesting instructions are also included. Available on Etsy; $15.95.

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  14. Potting Bench

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    Potting Bench

    A potting bench is the perfect place to perform all sorts of gardening tasks. This wooden model has a large workspace, open shelves, a storage drawer, and a recessed plastic bin to catch all the debris. Available at Target; $109.99.

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  15. GE Grow Light

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    GE Grow Light

    Every serious gardener needs a grow light. Seedlings started indoors in winter will be nurtured by the balanced light spectrum in this high-tech, but affordably priced light bulb by GE. A practical delight to find in the stocking, it also is more attractive than typical grow lights. Available on Amazon; $9.89.

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  16. Seeding Square

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    The Seeding Square takes the guesswork out of seed depth and placement, and makes quick work of planting rows. It’s the perfect gift for first-time gardeners who want a little guidance. The tool will help them plant their garden in a perfect grid, maximizing yields in small spaces. Available from The Grommet; $24.95.

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  17. Seed Storage Tin

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    Seed Storage Tin

    Help your gardener get their seeds organized with this charming seed storage tin. The powder-coated steel container with leather handles makes a stylish addition to any shelf. As an added treat, you can fill the tin with a collection of plant seeds. Available from Terrain; $38.

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  18. 5-in-1 Garden Multi-Tool

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    Know someone with too many tools in the shed? Consolidate their gardening supplies into one. This long-handled 5-in-1 garden tool replaces the hoe, fork, rake, scraper, and hook. Its hardened steel head is rust resistant, and a hinge mechanism rotates 180 degrees to adjust to the most comfortable angle for use. Now your friend will free up space for these great gardening gifts. Available from The Grommet; $59.95

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  19. Give the Gear

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    Presents for Gardeners and Green Thumbs

    Every gardener will appreciate these great finds. 

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