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Creative Gifts for Gardeners


In many cases, Gardeners are a little difficult to buy for. Are you shopping for a family member or a friend with a green thumb? Are you looking for the best gardening gifts for gardeners who have it all? Or, are you looking for gift that is well-thought-out and unique? Whether you’re shopping for an avid gardener or beginner gardeners, this is the shopping list for you! Most of us gardeners have lots of tools and gloves, although I’m never opposed to receiving more. The gift ideas for Gardeners that I’m sharing are not your run-of-the-mill garden tools, they are unique and creative gifts for gardeners, and some are even handcrafted.

Many of these gifts are priced under $20 and are perfect for those of us on a tight budget. Oh, and it’s totally fine if your favorite gardener is you; if you catch my drift. I won’t tell.

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Personalized Gifts for Gardeners

Personalized items make the perfect gift! It means you actually put some thought into the gift and went to the effort of ordering it early enough for personalization.

Etsy has some of the most unique, personalized gifts for gardeners. With these metal garden signs, you have a choice of various materials – like rust or galvanized.

Personalized Garden Sign from Etsy

Anything that’s says “Nana” pulls at my heartstrings, like this cute garden stone. There are lots of garden stones with grandparent sentiments at Etsy. These make great Christmas gifts, Mother’s Day gifts or Father’s Day gifts!

For more gift ideas, check out Gingham Gardens’ Shop on Amazon!

Handmade Gift Boxes or Baskets for Gardeners

A gift basket makes a very thoughtful gift! Put together a basket of items that any gardener would love. Here are some items you can include:

The items listed above also make great stocking stuffers or the perfect small gift.

Here are some fun done-for-you gift boxes and seed kits from Etsy:

I think pretty much any gardener would love this gift set. 

Here’s a super fun gift – Succulents & Cactus Seed Starter Kit for a gardener when they can’t get outdoors.

Succulent & Cactus Seed Starter Kit
  • WHAT’S INSIDE: 4 packets of non-GMO seeds, 4 soil disks, pruning shears, 4 burlap grow bags, 4 bamboo plant markers, and a wooden gift box that doubles as an indoor planter.
  • WHAT YOU’LL GROW: You’ll find 2 succulent seed packets containing a mixture of seeds, including: Mesembryanthemum species, Argyroderma, Lithops, Carpobrotus, Cheiridopsis, Crassula, Gibbaeum, Lithops, Faucaria, Fenestraria, and others. You’ll also find 2 cactus seed packets containing a mixture of seeds, including: Gymnocalycium, Mammillarias, Notocactus, Rebutia, Lobivia, Blossfeldia, Frailea, Melocactus, and others.
  • TAP INTO OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS: Register your seeds to gain access to our team of gardening experts and horticulturists available to answer questions, our Grower Help Bot through FB Messenger, detailed instructions, a private FB Grower Community, and instructional videos.
  • NON-GMO & HEIRLOOM: Our cactus and succulent seeds are all Non-GMO, Heirloom (when available), and tested for germination.
  • THE PERFECT GIFT: These succulent garden kits make for the ideal gift for the novice gardener, the planter pro and everyone in between. Give the gift of a greener windowsill.

Plant Markers Make Unique Gifts for Gardeners

Plant tags or plant markers are a wonderful gift choice. I’ve always wanted to make something like these custom Herb Garden Markers. I’ll never get around to making them, so I’m adding them to my Wish List.

Most flower gardeners love fancy plant tags to keep track of their favorite plants. Plant tags are good in a vegetable garden too. Don’t forget the paint marker to go with the tags.

Jewelry for Gardeners

What about jewelry for gardeners. These are so cute!

Love the bracelet too.

For more gift ideas, check out Gingham Gardens’ Shop on Amazon!

Creative Gifts for Gardeners – Clothing

No gift guide would be complete without some clothing items for your special gardener.

T-shirts are always cool gifts for gardeners. 

Here’s one for your favorite male gardener.

That's What I Do I Garden And I Know Things
  • I Garden And I know Things T-Shirt Great Garden Shirt
  • Gardening Shirts Make Great Gifts For Gardeners
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

I get so many comments and compliments on this cute “Garden Hair Don’t Care” hat.

KATYDID Garden Hair Don’t Care Baseball Cap - Trucker Hat for Women - Stylish Cute Sun Hat Gray
  • PERFECT OUTDOOR HAT: The high quality curved bill design will keep the sun out of your eyes so you can spend more time in the vegetable garden and less time with a sunburn!
  • ONE OF A KIND STYLE: Fully embroidered, high visibility, distressed design that can be paired with any outfit!
  • ONE SIZE FITS MOST: Easily loosen or tighten with the adjustable Velcro strap to ensure a secure fit.
  • COMFORTABLE ALL DAY: Whether you’re using it as a running hat, gardening hat, or casual, fashion hat– the lightweight, breathable mesh back allows for maximum comfort.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS: High quality materials (80% cotton, 20% polyester) for long term wear.

Garden clogs or sun hats are also good choices.

Puzzles for Gardeners

Puzzles are perfect for rainy days, or for days when a gardener can’t be in their garden. 

Garden Signs are creative gifts for gardeners and handmade ones are even better. We love gardens signs so much that we have an entire post dedicated to them. Check it out when you’ve finished up here.

Welcome To My Garden Barn Wood Sign
  • 6" by 12" wood sign
  • hand stenciled
  • painted with acrylic paint

Solar Lights

Solar lights make great gifts for gardeners. Solar lights add so much character and charm to garden beds. Below are some of my favorites.

These lantern style solar lights add so much whimsy and ambience to the garden. They can be hung on tree branches, on shepherd’s hooks or used on a table top. Check out The Best Rustic Solar Lights for more solar lighting ideas.

Whimsical Gifts for Gardeners

This sweet little Sophie statute has had a place in my gardens for several years now. Her skirt can be filled with water or bird seed too.

Design Toscano SH38101213 Sophie in her Sundress Garden Statue Bird Bath Feeder, 21 Inch, Antique Stone
  • Hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high quality designer resin
  • Each piece is individually hand-finished by our artisans
  • Exclusive to the Design Toscano brand and perfect for your home or garden
  • Design Toscano Statues - Exclusive to the Design Toscano brand, this Sophie in her Sundress garden statue is a beautiful representation of carefree youth for home or garden display, it also makes a wonderful gift
  • Our Sophie in her Sundress garden statue measures 10.5"Wx10.5"Dx21"H and weighs 11 lbs.

I love this adorable Frog Solar Light and it’s on my wish list this year. There’s a super cute, matching Snail Solar Light too.

Most gardeners don’t like seeing real rabbits in our gardens, but we all love a bunny statute and these little guys are so cute together!

The standing bunny.

Design Toscano QM200681 Hopper The Bunny Standing Rabbit Outdoor Garden Statue, 6 Inches Wide, 6 Inches Deep, 11 Inches High, Full Color Finish
  • Its so adorable! - Our cute standing bunny figurine is sculpted with such detail that you'll want to give its furry little pink nose and fluffy white tail a great big hug!
  • Give Easter Bunnies - No need for an expensive rabbit hutch, fresh hay or messy clean up when you bring home our pet bunny rabbit accent statue as an educational spring time animal gift
  • High Quality Animal Sculpture - Hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with durable designer resin, our country style lawn ornament bunny is topped with a UV resistant multicolored finish
  • Design Toscano Garden Decor - Exclusive to the Design Toscano brand, this bunny rabbit statue will seemingly hop along your patio stepping stones, through the back yard, and into it's rabbit den
  • Our Acorn Hollow Collection shy baby bunny decoration measures 6"Wx6.5"Dx11.5"H and weighs 2 lbs., the perfect size for tucking under an outdoor flower or garden plant

And, the sitting bunny.

Design Toscano Bashful The Bunny Lying Down Rabbit Outdoor Garden Statue, 5 Inches Wide, 10 Inches Deep, 7 Inches High, Full Color Finish
  • Hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high quality designer resin
  • Each piece is individually hand-painted by our artisans
  • Exclusive to the Design Toscano brand and perfect for your home or garden
  • Ideal for any garden

The standing bunny and the sitting bunny are available as a pair also.

Add personality to a garden with this hilarious tree face.

Old Man Tree Hugger Tree Face Decor Statues Bark Ghost Face Facial Features Decoration Whimsical Sculpture Garden Peeker Tree Face Decor for Outdoor Funny Yard Garden Art for Easter Creative Props
  • Exquisite design: the decoration has a unique shape, exaggerated facial expressions, similar colours to those of the trees, adding life to the quiet wood, fine workmanship, perfect colour and texture, making the decoration of the statue very realistic.
  • Fun garden: decorate your garden with these fun sculptures to make the trees more lively, the garden more interesting and bring happiness to your children. This really is a fun garden decoration.
  • Material: Made of high precision sculpted resin, very durable and resistant to the outdoor elements.
  • Easy Install: Our wooden garden gift is easy to hang from your favourite tree with keyhole brackets on the back of each hole. Simply use nails or screws through the mounting holes to secure large outdoor tree surfaces. Ideal for many occasions, forest parties, fantasy movies and more.
  • Excellent service: If you have any questions about the product, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will get back to you within 24 hours to help you solve your problem.

Practical Gifts for Gardeners

No matter their skill level, every gardener would enjoy receiving a useful gardening tool or the best set of hand tools. You can never go wrong with new tools. Here is a list of Essential Gardening Tools, if you’d rather buy tools for your gardener. The tools that made the cut in this post are just a few of my personal favorites and are highly rated by other gardeners who have purchased them.

A rain gauge is a great choice for all garden lovers.

This is a goofy looking stool, but I love mine. I wouldn’t get it for someone that has balance issues and it does require some leg strength, but it’s perfect for a gardener that can’t kneel anymore.

Vertex Deluxe Garden Rocker with Comfort Cushion and Cover | Gardeners Work Seat Stool for Weeding Planting Tool | Made in USA | Model GB1223
  • MOVES WITH YOUR BODY: The garden rocker gardening seat with cushion and cover features a patented contoured rocking base to work with you while you are weeding, planting or just perform chores and utility tasks around the home.
  • COMFORT CUSHION: The height adjustable contoured comfort seat with a foam cushion and cover helps support your body while you twist and turn, making it an essential tool for every day gardeners, professional landscapers and trade professionals.
  • BACK & BODY SOLUTION: A true multi-purpose utility seat that reduces strain on knees and back to reduce stretching during any project where sitting or kneeling is required in a project. When used while kneeling, the Garden Rocker gardeners tool helps you reach while providing stability to your upper body.
  • MULTI-USE: More than just a garden tool stool, as the Garden Rocker works excellent as an auto detailing seat, mechanics chair, painting stool, crafts, pet care and any other project where working low is required.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & DURABLE: Weighing just over 3lb while supporting up to 250 lbs, the Garden Rocker is the ultimate gardeners’ tool while you weed, plant, cultivate or are just getting your garden project rolling!

This kneeling pad looks amazing. I’m pretty sure it’s going on my wish list.

KneelyPad Extra Thick Kneeling Pad, Supportive Soft Foam Cushioning for Knee, Water Resistant Construction for Gardening, Bathing Baby, Workout Supplies, Lightweight, Garden Work Gifts
  • THICK KNEELING PAD: Revolutionize Your Gardening Experience with 2D Comfort Technology. Portable Comfort from Extra Thick Memory Foam Enclosed In Our Durable Neoprene Cover!
  • BABY BATH KNEELER PAD: Moms/Dads, Must-Haves - Knee Pad For Bathing Babies! Kneel Longer Without Discomfort Or Irritation, Reducing Strain On Knees And Lower Back. Gain The Ultimate Comfort And Peace Of Mind During Bath Time. Get Yours Today!
  • YOGA KNEE CUSHION FOAM PADS FOR EXERCISE: Perfect For Yoga, These Firm Yet Lightweight Pads Provide Unparalleled Support. The Water/Sweat Resistant, Breathable Neoprene Cover Ensures Maximum Comfort. Great For Gym Moms On The Go!
  • EASY TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN: The Memory Foam Yoga Knee Pads Are Durable Enough To Handle Everyday Use And Maintain Its Form. The KneelyPad Kneeling Pad is Machine Washable For Quick Cleanups. The neoprene cover is NOT removable.
  • VERSATILE AND MULTI-PURPOSE: Our foldable kneeling pad for gardening is suitable for plumbers, gardeners, office workers, painters, etc. or can be used as a bath kneeler, exercise pad, yoga pad, yoga block, meditation cushion, and even for household chores to make kneeling comfortable.

No matter the age of your gardener, you can’t go wrong with a garden kneeler.

Many gardeners are also bird lovers. Check out this list of the best gifts for backyard bird watchers. It includes lots of ideas, like bird feeders, or bird houses and many more ideas. 

More places to find gifts for your gardener:

Gift Ideas for Sunflower Lovers

Rustic Garden Decor Ideas

Plants Make Great Gifts – the perfect guide for giving new plants to plant lovers.

For more gift ideas, check out Gingham Gardens’ Shop on Amazon!

I hope you’ve found my Creative Gifts for Gardeners ideas helpful. What gardening items are on your wish list this year? Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your visit and your comments!


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  1. Joanne,
    I make winter containers in 2 urns flanking my front door but they always seem to be missing something. I love your b
    Upright logs and curly willow suggestions and red berries(weather proof).Like summer arrangements mine need a thriller.
    Also I have potted up my amaryllis and need to start some paper whites which I try to start every couple of weeks. Great gifts for surprise guests.
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

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