21 Perfect Gardening Gifts for Dad

Updated: Aug. 08, 2023

If Dad 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.

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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 dad will brighten his day.

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Mushroom Growing 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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Vintage Camper Bird House Scale Model

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

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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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Solo Stoves Portable Fire Pit

Looking for a gardening gift idea for dad that doesn’t blow smoke? Solo Stoves basically reinvented fire pits. These fire pits burn with logs, but the patented technology means a beautiful flame without any smelly odors, ash or smoke. These fire pits are portable, so Dad can enjoy them in the backyard or on a camping trip.

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Harley-Davidson Garden Gnome

If your dad or husband is a motorcycle rider, this whimsical 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 pointy hat.

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Garden Subscription Box

Give gardening gifts for dad all year long with a garden subscription box. You can find a subscription box for any type of gardening that dad is into, from succulents and houseplants to vegetable seeds.

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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 Power Planter auger to his drill and power through the soil to plant bulbs, annuals or perennials. It’s also useful for mixing mortar or paint. And it’s made in the United States.

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Petite Knock Out Rose Plant

Roses can be notoriously tricky flowers to grow, but the Knock Out rose is practically a fool-proof gardening gift for your dad. This special mini Knock Out variety is the perfect size for containers and small garden spaces.

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NectarGUARD Hummingbird Feeder Kit

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

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Copper Rain Gauge

How much rain fell in that big thunderstorm 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 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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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 dinosaur sculptures out in the open or have them stalking stealthily through the bushes.

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Juniper Bonsai

Your father can get in touch with his inner calm by pruning this stunning bonsai. The tiny tree will arrive planted in a ceramic pot with drainage holes. These tiny trees will make great gardening gifts for dad! Psst—Check out this Serissa Bonsai for another excellent pick.

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Gardening Tools

New tools make a great gardening gift for dads! We love these sturdy cast aluminum garden tools from Garrett Wade. You’ll definitely want to borrow them, so should probably buy a set of your own. Psst—these are the tools Dad secretly wants for Father’s Day.

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Deck Mounted Bird Bath

Bird-loving dads can enjoy a close-up view of water loving songbirds with a deck mounted bird bath. It’s easy to clean and is simple to install on the railing.

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Fish Garden Stakes

If your father enjoys fishing, catch this set of metal fish garden stakes. They will make him feel like he’s casting a line at the lake—even if he’s just hanging out in the front yard.

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Microgreens Gardening Trio Kit

This is a great gardening gift for Dads that have a small space. Even if Dad is downsizing from a big backyard into a condo, he can still enjoy his favorite hobby with this Microgreens Garden Kit from Urban Leaf. Each kit includes radish, kale, rainbow mix, mustard, spicy mix and broccoli seeds, grow trays, grow mats, and a guide book.

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Bald Eagle Wind Spinner

If your dad is filled with American pride, give him this Bald Eagle Wind Spinner. 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 birding binoculars and field guides.

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Deluxe Tractor Scoot

Help Dad do all of his outdoor chores in comfort with this rolling garden seat. This heavy duty, steerable cart will reduce stress on his back and knees. And it includes a basket, so he can harvest ripe fruits and veggies, pull weeds or haul supplies.

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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 like cardinals will snack on the bird seed.

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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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