Gardening Gifts

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 9, 2016)

Do you have a friend or family member that needs a gift soon? Do they love to putter around in the garden or enjoy a day working on the lawn? If so, then the perfect thing to get them would be some gardening gifts. Choosing a gift for anyone who enjoys gardening may seem extremely simple, but in order to avoid getting a gift that seems thoughtless, use these simple guidelines. They can help you choose some great gifts that will show that you have actually given some thought.

  • Gloves. One of the most appreciated gardening gifts can actually be gloves. There are all kinds of tasks accomplished in a garden that will require gloves. You don't want to simply purchase a few sets of cheap cotton gloves, though; rather, get a selection. That selection should include some cotton gloves for light work around the garden, heavy leather gloves that will help protect the hands from roots, wire, and other dangers in the garden, as well as some winter work gloves. By providing a selection of gloves, the gardener in your life can continue their hobby year round.
  • Tools. No gardener has all of the tools that they will ever need. Spend a little time around the gardener and figure out what kind of gardening they really enjoy doing. Picking out a tool that appeals to their particular style of gardening can be one of the most thoughtful gardening gifts you can get. Some great ideas would include a tote or bag that can carry a variety of tools for light gardening. Perhaps you could purchase a new set of shears or pruners to help them keep their bushes under control. Or you could also get a small indoor "greenhouse" kit that the gardener could use to start their plants off to a healthy and productive life.
  • Books. For gardening gifts, you can never go wrong with books. There are all kinds of books that a gardener can use, and may not even know that they need. A perfect example would be a book that can help them understand their growing zone better, or perhaps a book about their favorite kinds of plants, one which would help them take better care of them. Does the gardener in your life like to experiment? If so, then you may want to get them a book about creating their own variants of flowers.
  • General supplies. One type of gardening gift that no one ever really thinks about, but is always appreciated, is general supplies. Believe it or not, getting a person who loves to garden some potting soil can be a gift that is greatly appreciated. Some other ideas for general gardening supplies would be things like pots, planters, or even a "shopping spree" at their favorite nursery. For further ideas, you can always talk to the gardener's close family to see what they need the most.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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