10 Perfect Gardening Gifts for Dads

If the dad in your life loves to spend his time outdoors, here are some gardening gift ideas he will really use.

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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 flower potVia Plow & Hearth

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 prunersVia Spring Hill Nurseries

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.

 

Yellow Labrador sculpture holding a solar lanternVia Wind & Weather

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 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 ($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 kitVia Urban Leaf

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.

 

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 ($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.

 

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

Tractor Scoot

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.

 

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  ($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.

Man wear work gloves while pruningVia Amazon.com

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.

Canvas Gardening Tool BeltVia Gardener's Supply Company

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.

Jill Staake
Jill lives in Tampa, Florida, and writes about gardening, butterflies, outdoor projects and birding. When she's not gardening, you'll find her reading, traveling and happily digging her toes into the sand on the beach.