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Gifts for Gardeners

Unique Gifts for Gardeners

Need a unique gift for a gardener?  Want that special gardening gift that someone will love?  We have a great, broad and unique set of gardening gifts to delight any gardener on the planet.  From Hori Hori Garden Tools to Garden Snips, Scissors and Secateurs, Pruners, Aprons, Garden Tool Sets and more.  The best part? We use what we sell on our 2 acre flower farm to produce beautiful flowers.    Here are some of our categories:

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Gifts for Gardeners

Best Gifts for Gardeners

What are some ideas for gardener gifts?

As a gardener and farmer, there is nothing better that a fantastic garden gift. But with soooo many choices online, and a ton of junk, how do you pick the one that would be the best for your gardener friend or family member? Here is a list of my favorites, hopefully one sounds good to you:

  1. A Gardening Apron – you don’t realize what you are missing until you wear a gardening apron with pockets out in the garden. It’s like bringing your shed with you. If you are like me, I spend more time going back and forth to the garage and shed than I do in the garden. A couple of things to look for: several pockets, waxed canvas, double-stitched apron pockets and adjustable straps. Here is a great apron: Gardening Aprons
  2. A Hori Hori – The Japanese garden tool, named with the Japanese term “Hori Hori” which means “dig,dig”, is an amazing friend in the garden. The Hori Hori can be used to dig, weed, cut, scrape and measure. With roots back to the Samurai forges in Japan, this gardening sword will be a favorite for any gardener on your list. You can read up on the features in a quality Hori Hori here: The Best Hori Hori Tool
  3. The Garden Tote – a garden carryall for tools, fertilizer, bulb packs, seeds and more, can be a great partner for the gardener. Our time gardening is limited, and having all you need a foot away can insure your time out there is saved for garden duties.
  4. The Dibber (Dibbler) – having its roots (no pun intended) with the first gardener’s way back in time, a dibber is a tool for making holes in the soil for seeds and bulbs. The handy tool makes quick work for gardening tasks, and modern dibbers are an attractive wood and stainless steel tool any gardener would love.
  5. The Garden Tool Holder – pruners, scissors and clippers, also called gardening sharps, are difficult to carry and can damage standard carriers. A thick and solid leather or heavy canvas tool roll can give any gardener a safe place to store their gardening tools.
  6. Bonsai Scissors/Clippers – garden scissors are an excellent gift for the discerning gardener, and have become quite popular for many reasons. These sharp gardening tools provide many functions out in the garden, and stainless steel scissors will last forever.

So, hopefully this quick list of gardening gift ideas can provide you with the best gift for the gardener in your life (or a gift for yourself).

Garden Dibbler Dibber

What is a Garden Dibber/Dibbler?

The Garden Tool Used For Centuries

We’ve all used many different things to make holes in the ground for seeds or bulbs. I know I have. Nothing has been off limits: a stick, screwdriver, dowel, shovel handle, and yes, even a finger. But a dibber, also known as a Garden Dibberdibbler or dibble, is a garden tool made for this very purpose. Its first recorded use was back in roman times, usually made from old tool handles, and its design has not really changed.

What Should I Look For When Buying A Modern Dibber/Dibbler?

Today, many of the dibbers on the market are made in China and have a metal tip, and are made of low quality wood in the form of a “T”. High quality dibbles have the following features:

  • Made of hardwood (maple, mahogany, etc)
  • Hand turned, handmade
  • Inch marks and quarter inch marks
  • Flattened tip for solid seed contact
  • Ball or grip handle
  • Specifically made for seeds or bulb
  • Finished with Linseed Oil to protect

Find a shape and size you like, and add a nice handmade dibble to your garden tool kit.

Are Dibblers Just Used For Seed Planting/Starting?

There are two different types of dibblers, those for planting seeds and those for planting bulbs. Bulb dibbles are typically longer with a fat body and point to create a large hole. They have a flat point to create a firm contact point for the bottom of the bulb, and lines at one inch intervals for reference.

Seed dibbles on the other hand, are typically skinny and pointy, and create a small hole for starting seeds. Quality dibblers will have quarter inch marks, and then inch increments. These dibblers also have a flat tip for solid seed contact in the soil.

How Are Wood Dibbers Made?

All natural wood dibbers are made through the process of wood turning on a lathe. Here is a time-lapse video of a seed bidder being turned in our shop.

What is a garden dibble? A seed/bulb planter. Here is a video of one being made in our shop.

What Are Dibbers Made Of?

Dibbers are made of all different types or materials, including wood, metal and plastic. It is all a matter of preference which one you would like in the garden. I use a wood dibber garden tool for my outdoor bulb planting, and a nice small plastic one for inside seed planting. Here are the attributes of a quality dibber in the modern age, and one any gardener would appreciate:

  • Dibbers are made of a solid hardwood (maple or mahogany) and weather the elements quite well
  • A solid wood dibber handle for leverage in making deep holes or penetrating hard soil.
  • A pointed tip to keep going and going
  • Turned wood handle for aesthetics
  • Thick wood for a solid grip

Are There Different Types of Dibbers?

The Plastic Dibber

The Plastic Dibber

This small dibble is great for seed tray work, or working with small seeds. They are relatively cheap, and will last as long as you dont leave them in the sun. Call me a traditionalist though…I like my wood turned dibber 😉

The Steel Tipped Dibble

The Steel Tipped Dibble

Ah, the modern dibber. This dibber is a low cost option for those with hard soil or small hands. Its steel tip wont get worn down over time, and it provides a great set of uses out in the garden. Click the image for more info.

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The Wood Turned Dibber

The Wood Turned Dibber

The wood turned dibber is popular for its aesthetics and durability. Typically made of hardwood (maple or mahogany) it is crafted to be an heirloom, and be passed down to generations of gardeners. We make our own and use these on our farm and in our garden. Click the image for more info.

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What is the purpose of a Dibbers/Dibble?

I know we use ours on the farm constantly (I just used it for planting Ranunculus and Anemone today), and after a 1000 bulbs, i am thankful for this handy tool. Dibbers have a wide variety of uses. Here are all the uses for a dibber:

  • To make holes in soil for seed planting
  • A hole-maker in soil for bulb planting
  • You can break up potted plant roots as you plant them in the garden
  • For cleaning dirt from tubers
  • For leverage in propagation with large roots.
  • To aerate the soil around a plant
  • For creating deep water holes for plants in hot climates

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 unique items, and pick from those we use on a daily basis on our farm and in our gardening chores. 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:

  • Does the person appreciate unique gardening gifts?
  • 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?
  • Are you looking for a gardening gift for dad?
  • Are you looking for a gardening gift for mom?

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

 

Aprons

Handmade Garden Gifts

Garden Gift Ideas

Our Charcuterie Collection

Quality Garden Tools

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Unique, Quality Gifts for the Gardener

Unique, Quality Gifts for the Gardener

See our selection of unique, high quality garden gifts that are tested and used on our flower farm at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.

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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, unique garden 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 and unique garden gifts, and part of our hand-picked collectiom

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Cool Garden Gift Ideas

Cool Garden Gift Ideas

Want to give a unique and special gift to your favorite gardener? Just looking for a new toy in the garden that’s unique and cool? We have a great selection of quality, special gardener gifts sure to get noticed and let you step out of the same old garden gift ideas.

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Hopefully this gives you a broad idea of the types of unique gardening items that would make the best present for a gardener in your life, or for you. You can find more information and more gift giving ideas for the garden in our shop and on our site.

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