Sow Many Options
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.
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; $39.95.
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 four colors, and adult sizes XS to XL. Available on Amazon; $24.49.
Christmas Tree Growing Kit
Stacking Solitary Bee Hive
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 Amazon; $29.99.
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.
Carrot Design Newspaper Pot Maker
With the Carrot Design Newspaper Pot Maker, your favorite gardener can make their own seed-starting pots out of eco-friendly newspaper. This little, solid-wood 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 on Amazon; $18.99.
Earth Fired Planter
6-Piece Garden Tool Set
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; $24.
3-in-1 Soil Tester
Air Plant Mounting Glue
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; $49.95.
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; $14.98.
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.
Seed Storage Tin
5-in-1 Garden Multi-Tool
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 Amazon; $49.95
Give the Gear
Every gardener will appreciate these great finds.
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!