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The 30 Best Gardening Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

These unique and useful garden gift ideas are sure to please every gardener on your shopping list! We found gifts for any occasion that gardeners will love.

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A mug sitting next to hydrangea.Via Etsy.com

Plant Mug

This large coffee mug proudly states what most over-active gardeners think: “It’s not hoarding if it’s plants.” We’ve never agreed more! This is one of the most fun gardening gift ideas.

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gardening gift boxVia Etsy.com

Gardening Gift Box

This adorable gift box includes everything a gardener needs to grow and arrange fabulous bouquets, including poppy seeds, pruning snips, garden gloves and a decorative garden stone.

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Tiny Trowel Earrings

Gardeners can share their passion, even if they’re going out to dinner or shopping (hopefully for more new plants!) Just put on these handmade pewter earrings that are shaped like miniature hand trowels.

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plant lady tshirt, gardening gift ideasVia Etsy.com

Plant Lady Shirt

With this shirt, plant ladies can proudly show off their favorite hobby to the world. This comfy t-shirt is an especially adorable choice for indoor plant moms. Choose from a wide variety of colors.

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Personalized Garden Apron

Gardeners love to dig in the soil and plant new flowers. But of course, this can get messy. A personalized apron will help keep their clothes clean and it features a pretty floral design. Plus there’s a large pocket to carry hand tools and seeds.

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Garrett Wade Hand Tools, gardening gift ideasVia Garrett Wade

Polished Cast-Aluminum Trowel/Cultivator Set

We think the best gardening gift ideas are beautiful and purposeful. These gorgeous (and functional!) garden tools from Garrett Wade will truly stand the test of time. They’re durable enough for any gardening job, from flowers to veggies. This is an ideal starter set for a new gardener or for anyone looking to upgrade to a new set of hand tools. For an extra special gift, throw in a garden pouch and pruners.

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hummingbird stepping stoneVia Wayfair.com

Hummingbird Stepping Stone

We’re always looking for new plants and sugar water feeders to attract more hummingbirds to our garden. This hummingbird stepping stone is a unique way to show your hummingbird love to all who admire your flower beds. Plus, it sparkles in the sun just like real hummingbird feathers! Group a few together for a pretty pathway.

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garden basketVia Williams-sonoma.com

Gardening Basket

Use this wire and wood basket to harvest everything from fresh cut flowers to tomatoes. Gardeners will love this functional gift that they can use for years to come.

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garden weeding robot, gardening gift ideasVia Tertill.com

Tertill Garden Weeding Robot

This garden weeding robot is a fantastic gardening gift idea! Pulling weeds is one of the least enjoyable garden chores. With Tertill, which was developed the inventor of the Roomba robot vacuum, you can spend more time relaxing, entertaining and enjoying your flowers. Tertill is weatherproof and solar powered, so you never need to worry about a surprise rain shower or charging it.

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Three-Pound Golden Oyster Mushroom Grow KitVia Etsy

Golden Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

For the gardener that has it all, give them a unique project they can grow indoors or out, and eat the harvest. The golden oyster mushroom grow kit is already seeded with spores. Just soak and wait for the mushrooms to appear. Some gardeners have seen mushroom growth in just a few days!

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garden notebookVia Amazon.com

Rite in the Rain Spiral Notebook

The best gardening gift ideas won’t let a little rain and weather stop them. The Rite in the Rain spiral notebook features weatherproof pages for making notes, sketching landscape designs, recording plant ideas, or just journaling in the great outdoors. Plus, the gift includes a fabric cover and a waterproof pen. Field notes will last a lifetime, and so will a gardener’s gratitude for this unexpected gardening gift.

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gardening gift for dad, garden gnomeVia Wayfair.com

Harley-Davidson Garden Gnome

Knucklehead the garden gnome will definitely put a smile on your face! If you’re shopping for a man who loves to garden, or know someone who loves to ride a motorcycle, this is a unique, whimsical garden gift idea.

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Teal and green gloves offer extra comfort when gardening.Via Home Depot

Digz Adjustable Wrist Garden Gloves

Prepare your hands for any tough task, indoors or outdoors, with these Digz grip foam gloves. The adjustable wrists allow for an ideal fit and spandex offers some breathability. Garden gloves are one of the gardening gift ideas they’ll use for years.

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garden wind chimeVia Amazon.com

Garden Time Wind Chime

Add this gardening themed wind chime to any outdoor space that could use a touch of tranquil peace and retro design.

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mushroom ornaments, gardening gift ideasVia Etsy.com

Mushroom Terrarium Ornaments

Featuring preserved moss and lifelike (but not real) botanicals, these handcrafted mushroom terrarium ornaments require no care to look cute.

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Bird Legs Plant Stand

Showcase indoor foliage in a quirky way with this bird leg plant stand. It’s 19 inches high and 12 inches across, with a larger size available.

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Pet-Peromia Plants

Grow some greenery that is safe around furry friends. This pet-peromia collection includes three pre-potted houseplants that are safe for dogs and cats.

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08 Giftguide Bbdj22 ButterflygardenVia Etsy.com

Butterfly Garden Kit

Start a butterfly garden with this seed kit. It’s stocked with a variety of seeds, soil pellets and more. You’ll be attracting more beautiful butterflies in no time!

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A decorative container and puzzle pieces.Via Uncommon Goods

Vintage Succulents Puzzle

Treat your favorite plant parent to this artful vintage-style succulent puzzle. Its 1,000 pieces are sure to keep gardeners busy through the slow winter garden season and might even lure them indoors in the summers.

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garden markers, gardening gift ideasVia Etsy.com

Eco Friendly Garden Markers

File this gardening gift idea under: they’re going to love it! These eco-friendly garden markers are handmade from natural wood and give aesthetic and organization to the herb garden, flower box, or living room plant collection. Don’t see your favorite veggie or name label? Simply request it.

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riverstone bird bathVia Etsy

Riverstone Bird Bath

Gardeners love bird baths! This riverstone bird bath option is ideal for small garden spaces, or even a balcony or fireplace. Each stone is unique and beautifully shaped. Simply add water and watch the birds take a bath!

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working hands cream, gardening gift ideasVia Amazon.com

Working Hands Hand Cream

Want a gardening gift idea and a luxe beauty treatment all in one? Gardeners know that working in the yard can be tough on hands. Enter: O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream. It’s a concentrated hand cream that heals, relieves, and repairs extremely dry, cracked hands. Expect results in just one use, and a request for a second tube. 

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Succulents hang in four colorful, small pots.Via Wayfair

Ceramic Hanging Planter

Add some southwestern color and charm to your home with this festive hanging planter. Pair the set of four together for an interesting vertical arrangement. It’s the perfect size for succulents and cacti. Hanging planters are always one of the best gardening gift ideas.

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bogs gardening shoesVia Zappos

Bogs Slip-On Water Rose Shoes

Looking to gift ultra soft rubber rain clogs that are 100 percent waterproof and feature a darling rose print? Right this way to Bogs slip-on shoes. They’re sure to be a favorite gardening shoe for the rose gardener in your life.

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hummingbird rain gaugeVia Wayfair.com

Hummingbird Rain Gauge

This rain gauge is not only beautiful but it’s practical, too. Use it to decorate your garden and to see when you need to water your plants. Two gifts for the price of one!

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Rabbit Ear Succulents

Psst, gardeners love getting seeds as gifts! And what’s more perfect than a packet of rare rabbit ear-shaped succulent seeds? These little babies will sprout plants that mimic a bunny’s ears. Adorable!

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Bring the beach to your garden with a rare dolphin succulent.

oriole feederVia Amazon.com

Clementine Oriole Feeder

This gardening gift idea uses an orange and jar of jelly to attract orioles. The simple design on this clever bird feeder gives you a clear view of your feathered friends as they feast. The feeder also attracts other jelly eating birds like tanagers and gray catbirds.

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Succulent Plant Subscription BoxVia Cratejoy

Succulent Subscription Box

Give the gift of gardening every month—straight to their door. The succulent gardening subscription box comes with plants, containers, growing medium and instructions. This is gardening gifting at its easiest, and most appreciated.

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gardening for birds facemasksVia Etsy

Sunflower and Cardinal Face Mask

This pack of two fabric face masks is the perfect gardening gift idea. Give the give of health, and let them show off their love of cardinals and sunflowers. The nose wire insert prevents glasses fog.

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sun hat visorVia Zappos.com

Sun Hat Visor

Keep the sun off your face and your head cool with this genius sun hat visor. The open top fits over ponytails and top knots, and the adjustable back fits any size head. This sun hat is perfect whether you’re trimming hedges or taking a nap in a lawn chair.

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Rachel Maidl
Rachel Maidl is a senior editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. She enjoys bird-watching in her urban backyard and local state parks, gardening for pollinators and researching new plants. Her favorite backyard visitors are the bumblebees that visit her sedums.