‘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

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

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

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

Fiskars Kangaroo Gardening Bag

fiskars kangaroo 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

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!

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

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

Classic Hand Pruner

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

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

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

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

Rain Barrel Barrel


A rain barrel that actually looks like a barrel. Note the handy water spigot at the bottom.

Buy it at Wayfair

Rain Barrel Diverter Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simple Western Red Cedar Bat House

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

Cuckoo Cottage Birdhouse

bird house

Anyone loving a creative take on things will appreciate this cuckoo cottage. The best part is that the birds inside won’t wake you up every hour on the hour.

Find it at Wayfair

Farmhouse Style Birdhouse

cottage style bird house

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

Adirondack Chair Squirrel Feeder

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 at Amazon

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.

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Planter

mid-century modern planter

For many of us, indoor plants aren’t just plants, they’re decorative, too! This mid-century modern planter is available in green, black, salmon, and white and will give your plants the home they deserve.

Buy it on Amazon

Ceramic Hanging Planter With Geometric Details

ceramic hanging planter

A bit on the smaller side with a diameter of 3.5 inches, this ceramic hanging planter is best suited for a small succulent or cactus. Hand-formed and hand-glazed, this planter is designed for indoor use.

Buy it at 10FingersArt on Etsy

Set Of Owl Planters

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

Leather Hanging Planter

leather hanging planter

The Etsy seller describes this product as clean, simple, and modern. I’d have to say I agree! Made out of natural cotton and real leather, this hanging planter will add a bit of class to your home decor. If you go with this option, though, be sure to rotate the planter every once in awhile to avoid darkening of the leather from the sun over time.

Buy it at WHEEgoods on Etsy

Woven Willow Raised Bed Kit

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 on Amazon

Ceramic Tiered Hanging Planter

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

Roman Ceramic Rain Barrel Planter

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

Galvanized Metal Hanging Planter

galvanized metal hanging planter

These rustic-style galvanized planters have a unique shape that makes them a good fit for backyard porches and balconies.

Buy it on Wayfair

Handmade Concrete Planter

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

Vertical Succulent Planter

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

Rattan Hanging Planter

rattan hanging planter

Supported by a strong, galvanized steel frame, this rattan hanging planter is lined with plastic to allow for indoor or outdoor use. A fern would be especially well suited for this planter!

Find it at Wayfair

Geometric Glass Terrarium

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

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.

Modern Garden Stakes

Resting Hippo Lawn Sculpture

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

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

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

mother hen and chicks sculpture

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

Tiffany Solar Lantern

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

Spoon Garden Markers

Garden markers are created from hammered silver-plated spoons, then stamped with labels. Choose from 38 different plant labels.

Buy it from TheRusticStamp on Etsy

Copper Garden Labels

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

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

sunnydaze hanging 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

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

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

Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City


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


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

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

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

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

self sufficiency in 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

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

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

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

the edible balcony

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 LED Grow Light

plant with grow light on kitchen counter


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 on Amazon

Easy Reach Plant Pulley

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

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

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

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

Set of 8 Seed Bombs

seed bombs


These urban gardener-themed seed bombs are an innovative way to involve kids in habitat creation. This 8-pack seed bomb set includes Italian Garden, Bee’s Feast, Wild Herbs, Summer Meadow, Daisies, Sunflowers, Butterfly Delight, and Cornfield in Bloom.

Buy it from DieStadtgaertner on Etsy

Kids Gardening Wagon

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

My First Garden Kit

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

oh say can you seed book

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

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

chicken in snow with 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

Chickens At Play Warning Sign

chickens at play sign

There’s really no description needed for this one – it speaks for itself.

Buy it on Amazon

Chicken Whisperer’s Guide

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

Chicken Alfalfa Wreaths

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

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

Beekeepers Bible

Bee Keepers 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

Written by Kane Jamison

Kane is the founder of Insteading. He lives on his own urban homestead with his family in West Seattle.

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