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A gift for every occasion

When to Give Gifts to Gardeners

What Holidays do You Give Your Favorite Gardener a Gift?

First off, let’s get something straight: Any time is the right time to give a gardener a gift!! We are loving, accepting people with an affinity for fun stuff. But seriously, I asked myself a question the other day during the Mother’s day gift run, and thought about what days/occasions are perfect for garden gift giving. So, here is a list:

Holidays

New Years – what better way to start off the year in anticipation of a whole new gardening season in spring. Great garden gifts here: Hori Hori, tool maintenance kit, new garden tool set, garden scissors, etc.

Groundhog Day – Not your traditional, but a cute idea to give your favorite gardener a gift on this day.

Valentine’s Day – What better day to adorn your sweetheart than with a gardening gift they will cherish for years.

St. Patrick’s Day – in our Celtic tradition, the green holiday is perfect for garden themed gift giving.

Easter – Our favorite holiday, the harbinger of spring blooms, is a time to celebrate all that is beautiful in the garden.

Mother’s Day – if your Mom loves gardening, then gift giving on this special day should always include a garden gift.

Earth Day – need we say more. Sustainable, earth loving gardening gifts are always a big hit on this day, even if it is just a small thought.

Father’s Day – What father wouldn’t love a Hori Hori Garden Knife? There are a ton of great gardening gifts for men that will please any father on this day.

July 4th – going to a party on the 4th? A gardening gift is great for any host or hostess, and can bring great joy on this occasion.

Halloween – Pumpkins, gourds and others are the harbingers of fall. And fall bulb planting gifts, like a dibber/dibble, can be a great gardening gift.

Thanksgiving – By thanksgiving, gardeners are in planning mode for winter and spring, and a journal or planner is a great gift for gardeners.

Christmas – Garden gifts bring light to the dark ages of winter, and stocking stuffers are a great way to bring a smile to any gardener.

garden watering wand or lance

The Garden Water Wand (Lance)

Ok, I’ll admit, I love new garden tools, and I recently ordered a watering lance for certain areas on the farm that aren’t yet on irrigation. This one is a winner, and its fun and functional.

Garden Watering Challenges

We have a fairly diverse garden and planting area with all types of soil, density and coverage. With an array of pot sizes and planting strategies, watering with just the hose tip or a store bought nozzle can be challenging. With the water lance, reaching all the plants in a particular planting area is a breeze. The one I purchased is right around 3 feet long, so it extends my watering radius to get to those hard to reach planting areas.

You can also control the flow rate with the valve, so you don’t flush out those seedlings or small plants in pots or trays.

My only challenge with the one I purchased is that the valve is cheap plastic. I think I will head to Home Depot and upscale my valve setup and all should be good. So in a nutshell, any serious gardener would love a water lance as a garden gift, or self-gift. Here is a summary of the benefits:

  • Extend your reach for wide beds or planting areas
  • Control the flow with the valve
  • Acts as an endless watering can
  • Soothing and stress releasing while in use 😉

best gifts for gardeners women and men

Gifts for Gardeners

Our Garden Shop contains a wide variety of unique quality gifts for the gardener. We pride ourselves in only choosing the best items, and pick from those we use on a daily basis on our farm. These unique garden gift ideas will please even the most discerning gardener.

So, what makes the best gift for a gardener? How do you get gift ideas for that friend or relative that has a passion and love for growing? Here are some ideas on how to find the perfect gardening gift through some questions:

  • What do other gardeners or farmers use and enjoy?
  • What can make the hard garden tasks easier or simplified?
  • Is there a tool that can make a gardener more productive?
  • What do experienced gardeners/farmers use in their gardens that are unique and special?
  • Are there specific gifts for female gardeners?
  • Are gifts for male gardeners different?
  • After a long hard day in the garden, what would be enjoyable?

Where do you start? Enter our shop to see our choices for the best gifts for gardeners based on the questions above.



Gardening Gifts for Women

Gardening Gifts for Women

She loves to garden, and you want to find that perfect, unique gsrdening gift. Here are some of our best choices in the “gardening gifts for women” section of our store.

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Gardening Gifts for Men

Gardening Gifts for Men

The garden is where he is happiest, and you want to find that perfect gift. See our “gardening gifts for men” section to find that perfect gift for him.

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Garden Tool Sets

Garden Tool Sets

Gardening tools make the best garden gifts, but you want to make sure you are buying high quality tools. Our Hori Hori Garden knives and stainless tool sets are our most popular garden gifts, and part of our hand-picked collectiom

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