Gift Ideas for Gardeners
Gardening has become one of the most popular hobbies, and you probably know a gardener or two that would love a gardening gift for their upcoming special occasion. There are hundreds of gardening gifts to buy for both the beginner and expert gardener, and the great thing about gardening gifts is they can be bought just about anywhere: online, nursery, feed store, farmer’s market, even your local Wal-Mart or grocery store.
If you don’t know anything about gardening yourself, try buying yourself a gardening magazine to read through. It’ll let you know about all the latest and best gardening products, and may even have a section of recommendations for different budgets. Maybe you could even buy your friend a subscription to the magazine itself!
A plant makes a great gift for anyone, not just a gardener. Make sure you pick something that will fit in with their existing garden, and preferably something that will not require wildly different care to what they have already. You can either buy a plant, or a packet of seeds that they can grow themselves.
Themed gardening gifts are gathering popularity by the day. For example, you may be able to get a selection of herbs, which comes with a recipe card showing some recipes you can make with each one. A plant that attracts birds or butterflies may include an information booklet about them.
One of the most common gardening gifts is new tools. Anyone who does gardening regularly will tell you how quickly their old ones can become worn out. This can range from something as simple as new gardening gloves (there are now many styles and colors to choose from) to a new lawnmower. There’s bound to be something to suit your budget.
Consider a gardening calendar. This is even something that you (or your child) can make yourself! Each page can display a plant that grows in that season, with information about the plant and any special considerations to be taken during that season. It’s always there, and will get regular use, making it one of the best plant guide books there is.
If you’re really stuck for ideas, most garden centers will allow you to purchase a gift certificate, which will let your friend choose their own gift – this would work well if they knew more about gardening than you, or you were truly out of ideas.
Buying a gift for a keen gardener may seem stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Try talking to your friend about what their garden needs, and use that to make your decision. Research it on the internet, and talk to garden center assistants and you can’t go wrong.