Gardening is a pursuit that accommodates all skill levels and all budget levels. This holiday season, get the gardener in your life something special that won’t break your budget.
Before you begin, consider ages and stages. Are you shopping for someone newly married or with a new home? Or perhaps someone who has downsized and wants to start over with small space gardening?
Refine your shopping list with these ideas:
Gifts up to $20
Begin with good quality tools like the Ames Ergo Gel Grip Hand Trowel and the Ames Ergo Gel Grip Hand Transplanter. A comfortable and durable hand trowel will get a workout every gardening season. Pair it with a transplanter to handle delicate tasks like moving seedlings from trays to pots.
Upgrade your favorite gardener’s game with bypass pruners. The Fiskars PowerGear II Softgrip Bypass Pruners power through branches up to 3/4 inches in diameter.
Loppers help when trimming small tree and shrub branches and a well-designed pair of loppers makes easy work of a difficult task. (Fiskars Softgrip Handled Bypass Lopper).
Bring green to a small space like an office or apartment with a cactus collection. This trendy trio comes in galvanized tins.
Protect your most important gardening tools, your hands, with a great pair of gloves. Check out these Kobolt Goatskin Leather Gloves.
For pounding stakes or building benches, every gardener needs a hammer. This Husky Fiberglass Claw Hammer is a solid choice.
New tools need a nifty tool bag like this Husky Tool Bag. Keep everything organized in the 14 external pockets.
Give your gardener the equipment they need to start vegetables and flowers for early spring planting, like this Burpee Seed Starting System.
Display succulents and air plants in a terrarium. These hanging teardrop terrariums are just priced right, so you can add plants, rocks and moss and make several for friends.
A utility knife is handy for opening bags of potting mix and mulch. Add this pack to your gardener’s stocking so they can keep one in their tool bag and one in reserve.
Gifts Up to $50
Never underestimate the power of a quality rake. The Dual Tine Poly Leaf Rake comes with a detachable hand rake for small jobs, or perhaps for a small helper.
Overwinter ferns and bromeliads in style with a wicker planter stand. This all-weather resin wicker stand can move outside with your plants when the weather warms in spring.
The ancient art of bonsai is the ultimate small space garden. Get started with a Dwarf Hawaiian Umbrella tree in a water pot.
Looking for a comfortable way to garden? Get a raised garden planter for a balcony or patio and fill with herbs, vegetables and annuals. This planter can be broken down and stored when not in use.
Gardeners fill up the dark days of winter with DIY projects like building raised garden beds or the Garden Club’s custom potting bench. A circular saw like this 14-Amp 7 1/4-inch Ryobi with laser guide makes the job easier.
Get a garden growing with a self-contained herb, flower or vegetable bed. Seedsheets are weed-barrier fabric embedded with pods of non-GMO seeds. Start with the herb seed sheet for basil, parsley, cilantro and dill.
Gifts Up to $100
Build relaxation into your garden with a hammock, just right for those lazy (post-mowing) weekend afternoons. This one comes with its own steel stand, Algoma 11 ft. Rope Hammock and Stainless Steel Stand.
Make the work of hauling bags of soil and mulch so much easier with a yard cart. This Gorilla Carts Poly Model can hold up to 600 lbs.
Start seeds and overwinter tender plants with a greenhouse. This model includes three shelves and folds again for storage.
A versatile tool like a reciprocating saw can help in the garden, as well as the workshop. The ONE+ 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw powers through small tree limbs.
Consider a handy all-in-one outdoor power tool that blows leaves into a pile, then vacuums and shreds them for mulch. Toro Leaf Blower/Vacuum/Mulcher.
For carting plants and bags of potting soil around, a wheelbarrow can’t be beat. This True Temper Wheelbarrow with a no-flat tire is a champ.
Prices may vary.