Holiday shopping can be tough if you have to get a gift for a gardener and you don’t have a green thumb. Well, girlfriends, I have you covered with 6 gardener holiday gifts that they will dig. I know since I am “one of them.” We live and breath gardening and bore people to death with pictures of our plants.
Now, so you know, this post isn’t just for black thumbs. You too may be a gardener and would love to buy something for yourself for the holidays or before gardening season. I am always curious what other gardeners love.
So let’s get this dirt party rolling!
Six Gardener Holiday Gifts that Will Lead to a Prosperous Season.
#1 General Every Day Garden Gloves
You can’t have enough garden gloves. So gloves are my #1 must have on my list for gardener holiday gifts.
Seriously. I lose mine all the time. Or for some reason the right or left hand is missing.
Only get gloves that are tight and feel like your skin.
I have a dozen of these nitrile garden gloves. They do eventually wear thin around the fingers over time.
I also love Foxgloves since they are so comfortable and feel like a second skin. They are made of Invista SUPPLEX® nylon with the four-way stretch of Invista LYCRA® elastane.
I can’t stress enough. Gloves (and lots of them) are a must have so add one to your possible gardener holiday gifts.
#2 Garden Gloves for Roses and Thorny Shrubs
I have roses. And I won’t lie, the thorns hurt like a son of a b*tch. When I am done pruning the roses (and I forget my gloves,) it looks like I was in a fight with a cat and the cat won.
I now have rose gloves that I bought from Gardener’s Supply. (Pictured above.) They are washable.
If you are looking for something even more durable, these leather gloves get glowing reviews. However, they aren’t washable. You would have to clean them with a damp rag.
Wear these type of gloves when tango-ing with any thorny bush. I would not use them to pick raspberries or blackberries since the fingers are too thick and will mush the berries.
So if you know a gardener who fights with thorny vines, be sure to add rose gloves as one of your gardener holiday gifts.
#3 Tool Belt
I can’t live without my tool apron belt. I wear it like a builder wears his tool belt. Low and fierce!
I stuff seed packets, tools, cell phone (for pictures of course,) and even small fruit when I forget to bring a bowl.
It can be washed in the washing machine too. However, don’t separate the pockets from the belt. I did and it was extremely hard to get the pockets back on the belt.
Some people like tote buckets. I don’t, since I move quickly and forget to bring the bucket with me. I can’t forget my tool belt since it is snugly around my waist.
This belt is a plus for anyone you know who loses just about everything. (Me waving my hand.)
Sometimes I forget the belt is on me and I walk around all day like a crazy plant lady with my belt.
Good tool belts and well fitting bras are hard to find. I just solved one of your problems.
So, add it to the list of possible gardener holiday gifts.
#4 Good Set of Tools
I have a series of tools that I use.
- A small tool to cut flowers and herbs. (Get two. Us gardeners misplace tools too. Okay, well, this gardener does.)
- A larger pocket pruner my plants, and cut herbs, pictured above. I have at least 2 of these. Bright colored tools are a must. Why? So you can see them.
- A pruner for someone who has small hands. Note, this pruner is not limited to someone with small hands. The ratcheting action makes it easier for someone with small hands to prune branches. I have the weakest hands and I can prune with this pruner.
- then a huge one to cut branches.
- And a telescopic ones for high branchs.
Most of my tools come from either Gardner’s Supply, Fiskers, or Better Garden Tools. I like tool companies that stand behind their products.
Fiskers offers replacement parts on their site if you break a piece.
Add them to the list!
#5 Raised Beds
If you want to splurge or create a group gift, almost every gardener I know would like a waist high raised bed. (You can buy either a 2 foot by 8 foot one or a 4 foot by 2 foot one. I like the 2 by 8 foot one since you can grow more in the bed.)
Stooping stinks. My back kills every day from stooping around my garden.
One of my friends just tore up his garden and built waist high raised beds.
I am not that handy. So, I would buy either of the above waist high raised beds since not only is one beautiful but very useful.
Yep. Another winner to the list of gardener holiday gifts.
#6 A Good Garden Salve
My hands look they went through the wringer during garden season. I am constantly washing them and yes, I forget to wear my gloves.
Every gardener will tell you they need a garden salve, which can double through the winter for dry skin.
Anna Lee Herb’s skin healing salve is just what the gardener ordered with healing organic cocoa butter, local beeswax and organic herbs infused olive oil. I use calendula and comfrey from my garden.
With any beeswax product, do not take this salve out in the heat. It will melt.
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Photos courtesy of Gardener’s Supply (except the gardening salve.)