You are here: Home Homestead Living Art Gardening Gifts Gardening Gifts by Kane Jamison November 28, 2017, 2:41 pm 6 Comments ‘Tis the season of gift giving. Since colder weather has many of us stuck inside instead of in the dirt, we figured this holiday season is the perfect time to find the best in gardening gifts including gear, decor, reading – and of course, don’t forget some of those extra homesteading specialties. We’ve compiled over 70 of the top gardening gifts to share. For easier browsing, we’ve added some simple categories: Gifts For Gardeners: Garden Tools & Gear Hats, Gloves, & Garden Boots Birds, Bats, & Backyards Planters & Potting Gifts Unique Garden Decor Furniture Best Urban Homestead Reading Garden Gifts For Apartment Dwellers Garden Gifts For Children Gifts For Chicken Keepers Gifts For Beekeepers Garden Tools & Gear Gardeners always need tools, but these gifts are the gardening gear that you don’t just need but actually want. Find the latest, greatest gadgets in digging, planting, testing, and watering. Hori Hori Garden Knife A hori hori knife is a must-have for the avid gardener. This item works great as a gift, including a leather sheaf and whetstone all in an easy-wrap gift box. Buy it on Amazon Multi-pocket Garden Caddy This bag-style caddy is designed to carry anything, from small to medium tools or even plants or dirt. Check out all the different pockets and latches. Buy it on Amazon Gorilla Carts Garden Dump Cart These dump carts are an amazing alternative to your typical wheelbarrow that tips over so easily. There’s a special release in the handle that lets you dump your cartload, whether it’s hundreds of pounds of mulch or soil or a big batch of firewood. It’s rated for 1200 pounds (!) so this thing can handle some big projects. Buy it on Amazon Sproutbrite Organic Heirloom Vegetable Seed Kits These seed kits are not only beautifully packaged, they’re entirely organic! Each set contains seeds for corn, carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, celery, onions, and radishes. Buy it on Amazon Fiskars Kangaroo Gardening Bag Perfect for the gardener who always has way more leaves than they know what to do with in the fall. And when you’re not collecting leaves, this kangaroo bag easily collapses and stores away for the rest of the year. Buy it on Amazon Eucalyptus Wood Deck Box What do you buy for the gardener who has every tool they could possibly need? Well, a deck box to store them all of course! Related Post: Best Cedar Pergolas This eucalyptus deck box is not only aesthetically pleasing but will keep all of their tools safe and dry from the elements. Buy it on Amazon Fiskars 25-Inch Bypass Lopper Cutting through unruly brush has never been easier with this 25-inch lopper. Your friends and family will be thanking you when their garden is clear of weeds and ready for the spring! Buy it on Amazon Giantex Cold Frame Perfect for keeping plants warm during those frosty winter months, cold frames are a great addition to your special someone’s garden arrangement. Even better, the frames are portable and can be used for years to come. Buy it on Amazon Recycled Rubber Kneeling Pad Reminiscent of your old summer inner tube, this recycled kneeling pad is also filled with a polyester felt padding. The circular shape and recycled rubber make this a spacious and durable gardening addition. Buy it from Lehman’s Kneeling Pad with Washable Cover This Etsy crafter adds a custom slipcover to compliment your standard kneeling pad. Made from a water and dirt-resistant UV linen with a vinyl back, you can keep your kneeling area clean without the sticky feel of synthetic padding. Buy it from HomegrownHandmade on Etsy Classic Hand Pruner Hand pruners are a must for any garden enthusiast. These classic pruners don’t boast many bells and whistles, but instead, offer simplicity and quality as seen in their many reviews. Buy it on Amazon Tool-Holding Portable Stool Consisting of a stool, bag, and five hand tools this package has a little bit of everything. A standout feature for homesteaders is the ability to combine or separate these tools as needed. And check the product listing – this little stool has a solid weight rating, as evidenced by the description and pictures of this item piled with cinder blocks. Buy it on Amazon Premium Garden Hose This is one helluva hose! With 500 psi burst pressure, the hose material can withstand temperature ranges from -25 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. And if that wasn’t impressive enough just check out that craftsman warranty. Buy it on Amazon 3-in-1 Soil Tester Every gardener has asked, “Why is my plant dying?” at some point in time. The answer could be in your soil. Test it with this put-a-fork-in-it simple digital tester to find what nutrients may be missing. Buy it on Amazon Rain Barrel Barrel A rain barrel that actually looks like a barrel. Note the handy water spigot at the bottom. Buy it on Wayfair Rain Barrel Diverter Kit A barrel alone is not enough. Attach a diverter kit to your existing downspouts to direct water from your roof into your barrel and eventually into your garden. Buy it on Wayfair Fake Wall Rain Barrel If you want to save water and reduce storm drainage but aren’t into the look of traditional barrels and buckets this is the rain collector for you. This fake wall style rain barrel holds 105 gallons and comes with a brass spigot and diverter kit. Buy it on Wayfair Hats, Gloves, & Garden Boots We’re guessing you don’t garden in your work clothes, although the Insteading crew has made that mistake a few times. Check out our favorite hats, gloves, and boots for your backyard. Honey Badger Digging Gloves In case the title wasn’t enough to get you excited, these gardening gloves kick it up a notch with built-in digging gloves on the left hand. Buy it on Amazon Muck Boots Chore Boot Gardening can get muddy, especially in the cold and rainy seasons. This high-end unisex work boot is available in a variety of sizes. Standout features include a waterproof base and breathable mesh upper, as well as the ability to work in a large range of temperature conditions from sub-freezing to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Buy it on Amazon Muck Boots Gardening Clog A lighter option for those who don’t want full work boots, these gardening clogs have a rubber waterproof exterior and stretch-to-fit top. The unisex shoe features the TracTol outsole and can withstand the same wide temperature variance of the heavy duty Muck boots. Buy it on Amazon Atlas Nitrile Garden Gloves These affordable and versatile gloves are the top choice in gardening gloves from Sweet Home. Standout features include solid hand protection without sacrificing flexibility and grip. Buy it on Amazon Afternoon Adventure Gardening Hat This hat from REI won the editor’s choice in sunhats by Outdoor Gear Lab. The hat boasts a UPF 50 rating and comes in cream and sand colors. Buy it from REI Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap Chosen as Top Pick by Outdoor Gear Lab, this hat may look a little funny but it sure gets the job done. From the makers at Outdoor Research, this cap has a removable cape and rates a 10 out of 10 in comfort and protection. Buy it on Amazon Birds, Bats, & Backyards When speaking of backyards, homesteaders know that an ecosystem goes beyond a few plants. Find gifts for the everyone on your homestead including the birds, bats, and your backyard. Humane Backyard Pledge & Sign Pledge to create a humane backyard by providing basic needs for local wildlife including water, food, and shelter. This pledge applies to locations large or small. Donations benefit the Humane Society of the United States, and as a bonus, you’ll get a frameable pledge, backyard sign, and gardening gloves. Donate at the Humane Society Certified Wildlife Habitat Give the gift of habitat this holiday, by becoming a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Not limited to backyards, your workplace, balcony, container garden or roadside space can help support the declining habitat for local pollinators, birds, and amphibians. A $20 application fee supports the National Wildlife Federation’s programs, state affiliates, and gets counted towards the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. By meeting the challenges of certification, you’ll also be rewarded with a certificate and magazine subscriptions, plus some cool gear discounts. Donate to the National Wildlife Federation VW Bus Birdhouse Whether you’re just looking to give the backyard birds some style, or gift-hunting for a really awesome old hippie – this VW bus-shaped birdhouse provides a unique look in all weather. Buy it from CountryTimber on Etsy Salvaged Barn Wood Bat House Reclaimed materials and eco-friendly pest controls are standout features of this embellished barn wood bat house. Recommended for a small family of three to four bats. Buy it from nelotcram on Etsy Simple Western Red Cedar Bat House Looking for a simpler, traditional design? Check out this bat house made of Western red cedar and made in the USA. Buy it on Amazon Farmhouse Style Birdhouse Now isn’t this just the cutest little birdhouse for a homestead?! Made of wood and metal, this birdhouse will certainly add a splash of color to any garden. The design features a sliding door in the back for easy clean-up. Buy it on Amazon Natural Mossy Bird House This birdhouse is made of wood, pine needles, moss, bark, and sticks. The natural look will fit right into your existing habitat, providing an inviting point of interest for bird watchers. Buy it from bearpawrustics on Etsy Adirondack Chair Squirrel Feeder This one is sure to get a laugh. The Insteading crew is already fans of Adirondack chairs, so we figure everybody else must love them too. By everyone, we mean squirrels – it’s just so silly! Buy it from Doctors Foster and Smith Planters & Potting Gifts Not all plants will go straight into the garden. Treat your favorite homesteader right by helping them expand their garden into these great planters and pots. Crushed Computer Plant Pot Created by TerraCycle, this plant pot is made entirely from e-waste (think computers and fax machines). The crushed waste items are recycled into a lightweight and durable (and pretty attractive) 8-inch pot. Buy it from DwellSmart Recycled Drink Pouch Plant Caddy Plants can get heavy, especially with larger containers. Cart your planters around with this eco-friendly plant caddy. The wheeled platform is made from recycled juice pouches. In addition to keeping items out of the landfill, TerraCycle donates 2 cents per pouch to charity. Buy it from DwellSmart Set Of Owl Planters Perfect for the person in your life who is just totally obsessed with succulents! These little planters are perfect for one plant a-piece and are sure to bring color and joy to any room they occupy. Buy it on Amazon Woven Willow Raised Bed Kit For raised beds that go beyond wood planks, check out this woven willow raised bed kit. The kit includes eight willow panels, cedar stakes, and wire ties. Buy it from Mastergardenproducts on Etsy Ceramic Tiered Hanging Planter Why have your indoor plants sitting on a table when they could be displayed in a hanging pot? This planter takes hanging plants to a whole new level. With four different individual pots, this is sure to become a centerpiece. Buy it on Amazon Raised Garden Bed Planter Perfect for the gardener in your life who is dreaming of fruitful garden beds, this raised garden bed planter is easily accessible and gorgeous. Assembly is easy, and durable hemlock wood is bound to last through plenty of weathering. Buy it on Amazon Rattan Puppy Planter Rattan is renewable, and puppies are well, puppies. Need we say more about this adorable planter? Buy it from Mastergardenproducts on Etsy Recycled Rubber Hanging Pouches Created from 100 percent recycled tire inner tubes, these hanging pouches are durable. Ideal for vertical spaces such as fences, railings, and apartment balconies, these handy pouches also have pre-made holes for drainage. Buy it from Lehman’s Ceramic Stump Planter For the beauty of nature without the tendency to decompose, this fake stump ceramic planter fits in naturally on a wooden lawn. Buy it on Wayfair Roman Ceramic Rain Barrel Planter This dual-use planter is also a ceramic rain barrel capable of holding 66-95 gallons of water. Buy it on Wayfair Handmade Concrete Planter Concrete provides a simple and durable design, and we love these geometric shapes. Just remember, these planters should stay indoors. Buy it from No41Supply on Etsy Mason Jar Terrarium Kit Just in case your loved one didn’t have enough mason jar projects, check out this cute mason jar terrarium. Also included in the kit: an air plant, coral sand, bark chips, moss, twine, and a spray bottle. Buy it on Amazon Vertical Succulent Planter Succulents require different care than traditional leafy plants. Show that uniqueness with a different kind of planter like this vertical wall frame. Buy it from KelseyGetsKrafty on Etsy Geometric Glass Terrarium Called the “Cuboctahedron”, this indoor geometric planter combines metal and glass. Choose your finish in black, silver, rustic or bright copper. Buy it from Waen on Etsy Coconut Bamboo & Rice Husk Pot Recycled from natural fibers, this plant pot is 100 percent biodegradable. The tan color comes from rice husks, bamboo, and coconut fibers. In addition to being biodegradable, the rice husks that are repurposed are saved from waste in the massive global rice processing industry. Buy it from DwellSmart Unique Garden Decor Almost every gardener loves unique decor, but it’s often something we forget to buy for ourselves. Here are some of our favorite picks in garden decorations. Resting Hippo Lawn Sculpture This happy hippo is 27 inches long and created from concrete and fine-grain sand. If you think he’d be lonely resting in your grass, check out his 17-inch friends available too. Buy it from martsart on Etsy Copper Garden Poppies Your garden will bloom even when flowers aren’t in season with these handcrafted copper poppies. Buy it from TwoCarrotStudio on Etsy Wine Bottle Wind Chimes Turns out wine really can make things beautiful. These recycled wine bottles attach to a chain as they chime in the breeze. Buy it from BottlesUncorked on Etsy Mother Hen & Chicks Country Garden Sculpture Set Chicken keepers need garden decor too! Made of metal, this sculpture set is under a foot tall and will be the talk of the garden. Buy it from Amazon Driftwood and Spoons Wind Chimes Fallen driftwood is harvested from streams in North Carolina to create the base structure for these upcycled wind chimes. The hanging fish are created from upcycled vintage silverware. Buy it from NevaStarr on Etsy Tiffany Solar Lantern Get that Tiffany stained glass look with an eco-friendly advantage in this solar patio light. Runs for about eight hours on a full charge. Buy it from Amazon Solar LED Stepping Stone These solar powered stepping stones come in sets of three at a little over a foot square. Each stone is equipped with four LED lights for a customized light show or dusk to dawn lighting. Stones can hold up to 250 pounds of weight and also feature a battery backup. Buy it on Wayfair Spoon Garden Markers Garden markers are created from hammered silver-plated spoons, then stamped with labels: cilantro, oregano, dill, thyme, and basil. Sold in pre-marked sets of five. Buy it from EveOfJoy on Etsy Magic Fairy Doors Complete fairy gardens need a door to the magic realm. Help your favorite fantasy fan with this ceramic decor. Buy it from TheCaterpillarQueen on Etsy Copper Garden Labels Customize your own labels with these 9-inch copper garden stakes. If you’d prefer a different look, brass and aluminum are also available. Buy it from HarrisonBond on Etsy Furniture Unfinished Adirondack Chair This comfy chair, made from fir, comes unfinished so your giftee can stain or paint it however they’d like. (Or, go the extra mile and offer to do it yourself.) Buy it at Wayfair Wide Hammock Chair Know someone with a tree, porch, or patio? This capacious hammock can hang in any of those places. Buy it on Amazon Bamboo Recliner An eco-conscious gardener will love getting this chair made with natural materials – rather than another hunk of plastic destined to spend 10,000 years in a landfill. Buy it on Amazon Aluminum Tulip Bistro Set Not only is this bistro set aluminum and incredibly sturdy, but the tulip design is a perfect match for the garden. An antique copper finish brings a rustic feel to the set. Buy it on Amazon Best Urban Homestead Reading If you can’t get outside, you can still plan for spring. Check out our favorite homestead and garden reads. The Urban Homestead Described in full as, “The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City” this book is a part of the Process Self-Reliance Series. Buy it on Amazon The Weekend Homesteader The “Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency” provides monthly projects to add to your urban homestead all year long. Buy it on Amazon Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on a Quarter Acre This #1 best-selling book provides tips and advice for dwellers on standard-sized city lots (1/4 acre). The book describes ways to provide 85 percent of your family’s food on these small farm plots. Buy it on Amazon Going Off The Grid Author Gary Collins shares his experience of going off the grid and outlines steps for how you can do the same. Buy it on Amazon Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving Canning experts from Ball provide canning advice and handy recipes for chutneys, jams, jellies, pickles, preserves and more. Buy it on Amazon Self Sufficiency For The 21st Century Focused on reducing waste, growing your own food, and transitioning to solar and wind power, this book is a good manual for anyone who is interested in sustainable living. Buy it on Amazon Practical Permaculture An ideal permaculture guide for those new to sustainable agriculture, this guide provides technical references and eliminates guesswork. Buy it on Amazon Garden Gifts For Apartment Dwellers For those gardeners who don’t have a larger space, these garden gifts for apartment living can come in handy. Enjoy these space saving ideas for urban gardeners. Deluxe Kitchen Sprouter Proof that you don’t need space to eat fresh, this 4-tray seed sprouter is small enough for any apartment. Add these tasty alfalfa sprouts to salads, sandwiches, and soups. Buy it on Amazon 8-Pocket Vertical Garden Planter Give the gift of a balcony garden with this vertical 8-pocket planter. While described as an option for vegetables too, we’d recommend sticking with flowers and herbs on this one. Buy it on Amazon The Edible Balcony: Growing Fresh Produce In Small Places While it may be difficult to have a full vegetable garden at an apartment, having a smaller balcony garden is certainly more reasonable! This book will help all the apartment-dwellers in your life gain some self-sufficiency. Buy it on Amazon Pendant, White LED Grow Light Not all apartments come with gardener-friendly windows. Don’t leave your friend in the dark, instead, buy them this grow light to provide their plants with the full spectrum needed for photosynthesis. Buy it from SoltechSolutions on Etsy Easy Reach Plant Pulley Combine this gift with your favorite hanging basket for your local loft-dweller. In apartments that have more vertical than horizontal space, this pulley will ensure their plants get watered ladder-free. Buy it on Amazon Stackable Food Dehydrator Hamilton Beach offers this highly rated food dehydrator for the best DIY snacking around. For those without larger gardens, this is a great way to bring home and preserve produce from the local farmers market. Buy it on Amazon The Dehydrator Bible What’s even better than a food dehydrator as a gift? Knowing how to use it. Make sure to include this 400-recipe-strong reference in your kitchen gift package. Buy it on Amazon Garden Gifts For Children Gardening gifts aren’t just for adults. Cultivate a love of things that grow with these gardening ideas for children. Toysmith Deluxe Root Viewer Generate garden excitement for your kids before spring arrives. The Deluxe Root Viewer lets children plant and grow indoors providing both fresh produce and a neat learning experience through the clear root viewer. The kit includes seeds for radishes, carrots, and green onions. Buy it on Amazon Wildlife Habitat Seed Bombs These urban gardener-themed seed bombs are an innovative way to involve kids in habitat creation. Choose from: Edible flowers, salad greens, and herb projectiles. Buy it on Amazon Kids Gardening Wagon We really see this as a multi-use product that can be enjoyed by the whole family whether gardening or simply having fun. What makes this specific wagon garden-friendly is the offroad style tires and the slatted sides for easy dirt removal. Buy it on Amazon Herb Sample Kits Each kit comes with 10 seeds, a peat pellet, and a 2 1/2 inch ceramic pot for the beginning gardener. Choose from a wide variety including cumin, rosemary, chives, marjoram, basil, cilantro, oregano, dill, and more. Buy it from happyhopemade on Etsy My First Garden Kit Featuring organic, non-GMO daikon radish seeds and soil mix, this first garden kit for kids truly is a garden-in-a-box! This kit will give your kids a great introduction to gardening and teach them that patience will pay off. Buy it from MaggiesMicrogreens on Etsy Oh Say Can You Seed What kid doesn’t like Cat In The Hat? Children will learn all about the concept of starting seeds, at a level that they will understand. Buy it on Amazon Organic Mushroom Farm Described as a gift lasting months “for kids, families, foodies, and chefs,” this mushroom kit will produce organic oyster mushrooms in just 10 days. The simple process just needs a little misting and you’re already started. Buy it on Amazon Gifts For Chickens Keepers Going beyond the garden we had to add an urban homesteading twist by making sure to list some great gifts for chickens – and their owners too. Cracked Corn Chicken Snacks Made in South Dakota, these natural cracked corn chicken treats are sure to add some warmth for your backyard flock. Milled at a family farm, these morsels are made to please even the pickiest hen. The treats also come in a reusable mason jar as a bonus. Buy it from ChickenSnackShack on Etsy Backyard Chicken Emergency Kit Made exclusively for chickens, so you’ll never get your gear and bathroom supplies mixed again. This carrying case includes handy items such as gauze, exam gloves, emergency chicken instructions, and a wheat treat chicken lollipop. Buy it from ChickenSnackShack on Etsy Chickens At Play Warning Sign There’s really no description needed for this one – it speaks for itself. Buy it on Amazon Chicken Whisperer’s Guide Fully titled, “The Chicken Whisperer’s Guide to Keeping Chickens: Everything You Need to Know… and Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Backyard and Urban Chickens,” this book has everything. Authors Brigid McCrea and Andy Schneider will teach your favorite chicken hobbyist about coops, runs, brooding, and ‘eggspecting’. Buy it on Amazon Extraordinary Chickens 2018 Calendar And for that really dedicated chicken lover in your life, a 2018 calendar of some of the most gorgeous chickens they’ve ever seen! Buy it on Amazon Chicken Alfalfa Wreaths The Chicken Chick has a great option if you’d prefer to add that personal touch and make your own gift. Mold some alfalfa cubes, mealworms, bananas and other chicken delicacies into a festive holiday wreath with this recipe. Make it with this recipe from The Chicken Chick Presents For Beekeepers As we understand the importance of pollinators, it’s clear that beekeepers deserve some extra attention. Check out these great presents for bee lovers. Beekeepers Journal This handy journal is an efficient way to organize the inspections of your hive and track health, observations, and more. A great gift for someone who wants to record their hive and keep their thoughts, illustrations, and ideas all in one place. Buy it on Amazon Bee House For the people in your life who are dreaming of one day being a beekeeper, this bee house is perfect. Introduce bees to the property without the commitment of full-on beekeeping. Buy it on Amazon Bee Feeder Provide your own mason jars to attach to this setup of four feeder caps and stands. Laser cut wood and laser-perforated holes in this bee-keeper created and tested kit. Buy it from HouseintheHole on Etsy Beekeepers Bible Authors Richard Jones and Sharon Sweeney-Lynch produced this #1 best-seller to provide the ultimate guide to the practical essentials of beekeeping. This comprehensive guide is described as, “part history, part handbook, and part book cookbook.” Buy it on Amazon See more Previous article Homestead Stories: Secret Gardens Next article Electric Fireplaces Written by Kane Jamison Kane is the founder of Insteading. 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