As the leaves begin to fall, the weather turn colder and our garden goes brown, there are still some great gardening gift ideas for the gardener in your life. First off, its maintenance time, so we need to clean up our garden. Prune and cut back, dig up and get ready to plant our fall bulbs. Here is a short list of great gardening and housewarming gifts for men and women alike:
Quality Pruners – When Pruning back our bushes and perennials, nothing is valued more than a great set of garden pruners. The best garden pruners are made of stainless steel with aluminum handles, and are sharp and light. This is on the top of our “Gardening Gifts” list
Hori Hori – the Hori Hori Garden Tool is a must as we move into fall. We Use it to dig, divide, cut roots and weed during the fall season. It is handy, and makes gardening more enjoyable.
Bulb Planter – As we start to plant our tulips, hyacinth and daffodils, a bulb planter/dibbler is our best friend. This hardwood planting tool looks great, and making planting bulbs a breeze.
Fall Flower Bulbs – One of the best things about fall is the planting of fall flower bulbs. As we plant, the anticipation of what we will see in spring is invigorating.
Garden Sharpener Set – Sharpening garden tools without the right sharpener is painful at best, and a sharpener set is one of the top gardening gift ideas. As the seasons end, it is a required task to sharpen and oil your tools to have them ready in Spring.
Copper Garden Markers – If you are like me, you forget where you planted certain varieties. Never forget again by using copper garden markers to identify what lies beneath!
This is just a quick set of fall gardening gift ideas, and gardening gift items we have seen over and over. They will provide great utility and joy in the Fall gardening months. Shop our store for more great gardening gift ideas.
So how do you buy the perfect unique gardening gift for the female/woman gardener in your life? Quality gardening gifts for women can be hard to find in today’s marketplace. In order to find that perfect gift, that one that will please a female gardener, you need to identify what type of gardener they are, or how they approach their time in the garden. Over my lifetime, I have put the women gardeners I have met into three different gardening categories (by the way, the men fit into the same exact ones!):
The Serious Woman Gardener – not afraid to get dirt under her nails. She uses any garden weapon or tool. Plants relentlessly, and constantly changes her landscape. Will go at it with or without gloves. This gal will love anything gardening related, but will especially love garden tool sets, the Hori Hori or a gardening apron.
The Casual Woman Gardener – loves the outdoors and gardening. Lives for the stress free feel of the garden. Has others do the heavy labor, but does get dirty on occasion (my wife ;)). Occasionally plants and pots, content with pruning roses and doing light work. So any item that makes her gardening experience more pleasurable would be a great gift. Try stainless garden scissors, a great garden gift for the casual gardener. Would love one of our gardening gift boxes for women.
The Flower Lover – hands off with the exception of cutting flowers in the garden. Not a dirt lover like the serious gardener, but has a passion for the beauty and variety of plants. Garden snips or a gardening apron to protect clothing would be a great gift for this type. Mostly this woman gardener has an affinity for flower gardening, but she loves farm to table.
The Dreamer and Planner – Are you buying a gift for a creative soul? Gifts for female gardeners that are creative, and like to see their plans and dreams come to fruition typically treasure certain types of gardening gifts. A garden journal for her, or perhaps copper garden markers, will be gifts she will love.
The Garden Journal is a great gift for any gardener
So, I am certainly not saying that one remains in their category over a lifetime, and most drift in and out of different phases, like life in general. So how do you provide a long lasting gift for that special gardening woman that will last and provide years of use out in the garden?
Here are our recommendations for that unique gardening gift for any woman:
The Garden Journal (Diary) – gardening is a creative endeavor, and like an artist puts paint to canvas, writing in a garden journal can be a lovely experience. This is a special gift for any gardening woman, especially a fine leather garden journal.
The Gardening Apron – a unique, high quality gardening apron is appreciated by all, and will last years. We recommend a heavy grade cotton canvas with ample pocket space and adjustable size.
Hori Hori Garden Tool– for the serious female gardener, this Japanese garden tool has been used for centuries to cut, dig and scoop in gardens across the world. Hori Hori means dig in Japanese, and a gardener that receives this gift will do just that.
Gardening Tool Sets for Ladies – Nothing is better than a fine set of garden tools for the lady in your life. Our tool sets are perfect for women, and are made from quality materials to last.
Copper Garden Markers – Nothing adds more oomph to the garden than a touch of copper. Any female gardener would love this perfect gift for organizing and labeling the garden. We carry a great set of 30 quality copper garden markers.
This is just a short list, check out all our unique Garden Gifts for Females and Men in our gardening gift shop. The lady gardener will love anything you find!
A Quick Guide to Finding That Unique Gardening Gift
First off, what does unique mean to you? Is it that handmade garden dibble set, or a Japanese Hori Hori Garden Knife? Maybe it’s a lovely garden gift box? Read on for some tips on finding the best unique garden gift for the gardener in. your life.
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:
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
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.
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.