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The 25 Best Gardening Gift Ideas

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.

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

A mug sitting next to hydrangea.Via Etsy.com

Plant Mug

This large, fun mug proudly states what most over-active gardeners think: “It’s not hoarding if it’s plants.” We’ve never agreed more with a mug. What a fun gardening gift!

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Cutting Garden Gift Box

This adorable gift box includes everything a gardener needs to grow fabulous bouquets, including flower seeds, pruning snips, plant markers and garden gloves.

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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 giftsVia 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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driftwood wind chimeVia Breck's

Driftwood Wind Chime

This handmade wind chime is a colorful piece of garden art, made from fallen wood and recycled glass. Hang it on your patio to enjoy a gentle musical song with the spring breezes.

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garden hod basketVia Burpee

Garden Hod 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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rain proof birders notebookVia Amazon.com

All Weather Spiral Notebook

The best gardening gift ideas won’t let a little rain and weather stop them. The Rite in the Rain All Weather spiral notebook features 64 weatherproof pages for bird watching notes, sketching landscape designs, recording plant ideas, or just journaling in the great outdoors. Field notes will last a lifetime, and so will a gardener’s gratitude for this unexpected gardening gift.

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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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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. These garden gloves are a gardening gift idea they’ll use for years.

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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 markersVia Etsy

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 creamVia Amazon.com

Working Hands Hand Cream

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 flower gardener in your life.

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Maye+hummingbird+capri+rain+gaugeVia Wayfair

Maye Hummingbird Capri Rain Gauge

This hummingbird 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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bumblebee stampVia Etsy

Tiny Bee Rubber Stamp

This tiny bee rubber stamp set is a fantastic gardening gift idea! Okay, so they won’t use it in the garden but most gardeners love bees—let them share their gardening shine with a beautiful bee stamp on cards, letters, and stationary. Cute!

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hand forged garden toolsVia Etsy.com

Hand Forged Garden Tools

We think the best gardening gift ideas are beautiful and purposeful.  These gorgeous (and functional!) garden tools are hand-forged by Fisher Blacksmithing in Montana. They will truly stand the test of time and are durable enough for any gardening job. The handles are crafted of American black walnut wood.

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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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Bloom BinVia Cratejoy

Gardening Subscription Box

Give the gift of gardening every month—straight to their door. The Bloomin’ Bin gardening subscription box comes with seeds, fruits/vegetables, or both. You customize the box and get a garden upgrade! 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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butterfly gardening bookVia Amazon

Got a bird or butterfly fan in your life? Gift them with this book about planting a flower garden to attract these pollinators. The illustrated book makes it easy to learn how to easily create wildlife habitat in your own backyard, with more than 250 expert plant picks.

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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.

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