21 Perfect Gardening Gifts for Dads

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If the man in your life loves to spend his time outdoors, we can help. Here are some of the best gardening gifts for dad that he will use and enjoy.

Father’s Day is right around the corner! Whether your father or husband is a do-it-yourself kind of guy, or he just enjoys spending time in the yard, these gardening gifts for dads will brighten his day.

soil test kitVia Amazon.com

Soil Test Kit

Anyone who loves their lawn will dig this soil testing kit. It’s a unique and useful gardening gift for dads. Included, you’ll find a sample jar, nutrient absorbing capsule and a soil scoop. Just mail the sample in the prepaid envelope. In about a week, results will show if the soil is lacking in any vital nutrients. Dad will also get customized fertilizer recommendations.

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gardening gift for dad, garden gnomeVia Wayfair.com

Knucklehead the Harley-Davidson Gnome

If your dad or husband is a motorcycle rider, this garden gnome will add a touch of fun to the backyard with his biker jacket and sunglasses. The Harley-Davidson logo is printed on the gnome’s hat.

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garden augerVia Amazon.com

Power Planter Garden Auger

If Dad is a power tool guy who loves to plant flowers, this is the perfect gift! He can attach the auger to his drill and power through the soil to plant bulbs or perennials. It’s also useful for mixing mortar or paint. And it’s made in the U.S.A.

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brewer's hop kitVia Uncommongoods.com

Brewers Hop Grow Kit

Maybe he has already tried to brew his own beer, but this gardening gift for Dads will take his hobby to new heights. Each box contains the seeds and growing medium he needs to raise his own common hops.

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hummingbird feeder kitVia Etsy.com

NectarGUARD Hummingbird Feeder Kit

This kit includes everything you need to turn your own recycled glass bottle into a custom hummingbird feeder. You’ll get the NectarGUARD feeding flowers, a suction cup, hanger and instructions. Include a copy of the sugar-water recipe or a bottle of premade hummingbird nectar for a complete gift.

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Vintage Camper Bird House Scale Model

This retro camper wooden model kit will look great displayed indoors. Or Dad can hang it outside and see if a tiny bird family moves in! He can paint and customize the camper to make it his own!

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fork and trowel thermometerVia Brecks.com

Fork and Shovel Thermometer

Weather watching dads can always know the temperature with these cast iron thermometers. They’ll add a charming, rustic touch to the back porch or potting shed.

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copper rain gaugeVia Uncommongoods.com

Copper Rain Gauge

How much rain fell in that big storm last night? Dad will never have to wonder again with this scientific measuring gadget. The tube rises as the base fills with water. Choose from a tabletop version or a garden stake.

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salsa grow kitVia Uncommongoods.com

Salsa Grow Kit

If Dad never misses Taco Tuesday, give him the seeds to grow a spicy salsa garden! Inside the kit he’ll find six seed packets, for tomatoes, jalapeños, tomatillos, cilantro and scallions, plus plant stakes and growing instructions. If you father’s more of a mixologist than a chef, check out the cocktail grow kit.

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Three-Pound Golden Oyster Mushroom Grow KitVia Etsy

Golden Mushroom Grow Kit

Imagine how fun it would be for Dad to grow his own mushrooms that he can eat! In just a matter of days, he can start to see the growth begin, and he’ll be harvesting (and enjoying mushroom and swiss burgers) in no time.

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Velociraptor Garden Sculpture SetVia Uncommongoods.com

Velociraptor Garden Sculpture Set

Dinosaurs might not roam the Earth anymore, but with a little imagination they can still visit Dad’s backyard. Place these handmade steel sculptures out in the open or have them stalking stealthily through the bushes.

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dwarf juniper bonsaiVia Williams Sonoma

Juniper Bonsai

Your father can get in touch with his inner zen by pruning this stunning bonsai. The tiny tree will arrive planted in a ceramic pot with drainage holes. A Chinese elm bonsai is also available. Both make great gardening gifts for dad!

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Stainless steel prunersVia Spring Hill Nurseries

Stainless Steel Pruners

New tools make a great gardening gift for dads! We love these sturdy stainless steel pruners from Spring Hill Nurseries. The pruners come packaged in a gift box and will hold up to years of use. Maybe you can even inherit them someday. You should probably just buy a set of your own. Psst—these are the tools Dad secretly wants for Father’s Day.

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Yellow Labrador sculpture holding a solar lanternVia Wind & Weather

Dog Sculpture with Solar Lantern

Dog-loving dads can light up a garden path with the help of man’s best friend. A trusty yellow Labrador holds a solar lantern. This would also be a fun decoration for a front porch.

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Fish garden stakes in grassVia Gardener's Supply Company

Fish Garden Stakes

If your father is a fisherman, catch this set of three Fish Out of Water Garden Stakes from Gardener’s Supply Company. They will make him feel like he’s casting a line at the lake—even if he’s just hanging out in the backyard.

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Herb garden trio kitVia Urban Leaf

Herb Garden Trio Kit

This is a great gardening gift for Dads that have a small space. Even if Dad is downsizing from a big yard into a condo, he can still enjoy his favorite hobby with this Culinary Garden Trio Kit from Urban Leaf. Each kit includes basil, parsley and cilantro seeds, a reusable planter, soil discs and bamboo plant labels. If Dad likes tomatoes, you could also try the mini fruit and vegetable garden kit.

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Decorative Bald Eagle Wind Spinner for the GardenVia WInd & Weather

Bald Eagle Wind Spinner

If your dad is filled with American pride, give him this Bald Eagle Wind Spinner from Wind & Weather. As the breeze blows through the large metal wings, our national bird will soar in a circle. For bird-watching dads, check out our picks for the best binoculars and field guides.

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Man Uses Tractor Scoot in the gardenVia Gardener's Supply Company

Deluxe Tractor Scoot

Help Dad do all of his outdoor chores in comfort with the Deluxe Tractor Scoot from Gardener’s Supply Company. This heavy duty, steerable cart will reduce stress on his back and knees. And it includes a bucket carrier that holds a pail or planter, so he can harvest ripe fruits and veggies, pull weeds or haul supplies.

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Bird feeder that looks like a red barnVia Amazon.com

Country House Bird Feeder

Dads who grew up on a farm will be charmed by Perky Pet’s Country House Bird Feeder that looks like a little red barn, complete with a matching cardinal weathervane. Plus the feeder is squirrel proof, so only songbirds will snack on the bird seed.

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Man wear work gloves while pruningVia Amazon.com

Bamboo Work Gloves

Pine Tree Tools’ bamboo work gloves are breathable and durable, so Dad won’t break a sweat while pruning or planting. And they’re touchscreen compatible, so he won’t have to take them off to answer the phone when you call to wish him Happy Father’s Day.

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Canvas Gardening Tool BeltVia Gardener's Supply Company

Gardening Tool Belt

This Canvas Gardening Tool Belt is a useful gardening gift for dad. He can carry his pruners, seed packets and water bottle along with him, while leaving his hands free to transplant plants and haul larger tools. Pockets are removable so he can customize the belt for his needs.

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Lori Vanover
Lori Vanover is the senior digital editor for Birds & Blooms. She has a bachelor's degree in agricultural and environmental communications from the University of Illinois. Lori enjoys growing vegetables and flowers for pollinators in her backyard gardens. She also is an avid bird-watcher.