For many people, gardens are a place of beauty and tranquility; providing a safe environment for a variety of species to grow and thrive because of your nurturing is rewarding. These people can spend hours a day working in their garden and perfecting the space visually and quality-wise. Naturally, gardening gifts are an excellent idea for these people. But with all the options out there and all your loved one’s knowledge of gardening, how to do you choose something they will actually want and use? We’ve compiled a list of the best garden gifts for your green-thumbed loved one.
Gardeners use a variety of tools to keep their gardens looking great and in good care. You’ve likely seen them wielding one of these tools but had no idea what it does. To give them a gift they will use, go to any outdoor home and garden store and find the gardening supplies aisle. Here, look for the upgrades on all the necessities they likely already have but haven’t replaced with better versions. There’s the Fiskar’s All Steel Bypass Pruning Shears for keeping bushes and trees shaped and tamed. Or, the Nejiri Gama Hoe is an excellent tool for churning soil and mixing in fertilizer.
Garden décor is also a great idea if you know the giftee’s personality really well. They may have an affinity for garden fairy figures or gnomes which makes gift shopping quick and easy. However, if you aren’t sure what they’d like, or you haven’t noticed any garden décor in their yard, choosing a small décor piece is better than a large one. Garden stones with inspiring words are small enough and easy enough to place (they could have words like “create” or “grow” on them to relate to the garden-theme), as are decorative garden gems and crystals. You could also consider a decorative flower pot or vase to house their gorgeous flora.
If the person you’re shopping for loves gardening, why not take them to the mecca of gardening? A botanical garden conservatory! Here they’ll see a wide array of plant species in person, tour the garden, and learn more about taking care of these plants. It can be the awesome gift of learning about their passion and spending time with you. Conservatories often teach about the history of the plant species, how to take care of them today, and what kinds of insects and animals interact with them. It could inspire them to incorporate more species into their garden at home, or it could even inspire you to give gardening a go!
If you’re shopping for a perfect gift for a gardening-enthusiast, rest assured that there are lots of options to choose from. You could do with a practical gift like a gardening tool, a visually appealing gift like garden décor, or you could give them the experience of learning more about their passion. You shouldn’t be intimidated by not knowing much about gardening yourself, just remember to consider what the person wants, needs, and would enjoy receiving from you.