10 Perfect Gardening Gifts for Dads
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If the dad in your life loves to spend his time outdoors, here are some gardening gift ideas he will really use.
Father’s Day is right around the corner! Whether Dad’s a do-it-yourself kind of guy, or he just enjoys spending time in the yard, these gardening gift ideas will brighten his day.
Vintage Truck Planter
For the old car enthusiast, these metal Solar Truck Planters ($49 each) from Plow & Hearth add a touch of antique charm to the garden. Fill the truck bed with flowers, herbs or succulents for the perfect gift. The truck’s headlights are solar powered for a whimsical touch.
Stainless Steel Pruners
Upgrade Dad’s gardening tools with these sturdy Stainless Steel Pruners from Spring Hill Nurseries ($49). 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.
Dog Sculpture with Solar Lantern
Dog-loving dads can light up a garden path or entryway with the help of man’s best friend. A trusty Yellow Lab holds a Solar Lantern ($149) from Wind & Weather.
Fish Garden Stakes
If your father is a fisherman, catch this set of three Fish Out of Water Garden Stakes ($39) 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. Check out what real dads want for Father’s Day.
Herb Garden Trio Kit
Even if Dad is downsizing from a big yard into a condo, he can still enjoy his favorite hobby with this Garden Trio Kit from Urban Leaf ($26). Each kit includes basil, parsley and cilantro seeds, a reusable planter, soil discs and bamboo plant labels.
Bald Eagle Wind Spinner
If your dad is filled with American pride, give him this Bald Eagle Wind Spinner ($99) from Wind & Weather. As the breeze blows through the large metal wings, our national bird will soar in a circle. For birdwatching dads, check out our picks for the best birding gadgets and gear.
Help Dad do all of his outdoor chores in comfort with the Deluxe Tractor Scoot ($99) 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.
Country House Bird Feeder
Dads who grew up on a farm will be charmed by Perky Pet’s Country House Bird Feeder ($29) from Amazon that looks like a red barn, complete with a matching cardinal weathervane. Plus the feeder is squirrel proof, so only songbirds will snack on the bird seed.
Bamboo Work Gloves
Pine Tree Tools’ bamboo work gloves ($14 on Amazon) 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.
Gardening Tool Belt
With this Canvas Gardening Tool Belt ($29) from Gardener’s Supply Company. Dad 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.