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Ah, gift giving. It’s such a tough thing. I love shopping for presents but agonize over what to get everysingletime. We want our gift to speak our love, be friendly to our wallet and of course, we want our beloved gardener to love it!
Since I am somewhat of a minimalist, I personally like presents that I will use or can consume (You know, like chocolate chip cookies or wine or both). I know I am not the only one which is why I am presenting to you my list of useful gardening presents for women!
And gardeners always need something! Whether that be a new journal to record her growing season and its challenges, updated or new tools (like the garden kneeler below), fun potting containers or maybe a new container vegetable garden book.
The gifts listed below are gifts I either do or would use to garden.
A couple books I was gifted with this year and LOVE are Trowel and Error: Over 700 Organic Remedies, Shortcuts, and Tips for the Gardener. This little book not only has 700 tips on how to garden organically but it is beautifully illustrated! The other is The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Food in Harmony with Nature. The author has learned how to balance gardening with the animals and insects that are attracted to her fruit and veggies. This book too is beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written. *If you decide to get Trowel & Error, I totally recommend you get it in paperback. I just cannot see those gorgeous illustrations standing out as much in Kindle.
Gardening Presents for Her
1. Garden Kneeler and Seat
I received this from my new daughter in law for Christmas. LOVE IT! Not only can I use it is as a seat but I can turn it over and kneel on it. The handles are helpful for those of us who need a little assistance getting off the ground. It also comes with a little pocket on the side to hold our tools.
Since it folds up so compactly, I cart this all over my yard with me. It has doubled as a gardening bench, knee saver, seat and tool holder. My daughter even took it over as a chair for herself when she last came to visit her mama!
2. Gardener’s Tool Tote
This cute canvas tool tote is super handy for not only containing tools but has a nicely sized center pocket to hold things like gloves and seeds. I am forever forgetting the right tools when I go wander out into the yard or my garden. This tote would prevent me from having to walk back to my greenhouse to pick up the one I forgot (which I end up doing multiple times!). It is 8” x 6” x 4”.
3. 5-Blade Herb Scissors
These herb scissors are SO nifty! In fact, I just received a pair for my birthday. Have you ever tried to cut herbs with a pair of normal scissors or chop them with a knife? Ugh! Takes forever or in some cases, exercise in total futility (looking at YOU rosemary!)
They cut my basil LIKEABOSS!! Takes half the time and they end up in nice little strips to top on our soups and beans.
I totally recommend these as part of my gardening gift ideas for women.
4. Gardener’s Tool Belt
Are you starting to catch what I am throwing here? Are you seeing all my suggestions for carrying tools around? This gardener’s tool belt is another way to hold tools-AND we stay hands free.
This particular garden belt has a pocket for a kindle or cell phone.
The belt is 2.5” wide and the waist will adjust from 31” to 53”.
5 & 6. Adult Coloring Book
Coloring books for adults is definitely a popular trend right now. I can see the attraction. Coloring is a fabulous way to step away from life, relax and let your inner girl come out. This would be a very sweet gift to give any friend who seems a little stressed or overwhelmed to you.
7. Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit
Do you have a mushroom fan in the family? These fun mushroom growing kits are an excellent way to grow organic mushrooms right at home. This particular kit even comes with a 3lb mushroom log. Definitely a conversation starter!
Does your gardener have kids or grandkids? What a fun way for her to introduce them to the coolness of mushrooms! Detailed instructions make the whole process easy peasy. The company promises 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
8 & 9. Garden Journal, Planner and Log Book
Gardening journals are quite important as they allow your gardener to record important events such as when seeds were planted, what worked in the garden, what didn’t. Did she have problems with pests? What months? Which plants did they bother? Etc.
The Garden Journal, Planner & Log Book allows your gardener to plan up to four years (and is very attractive I might add). This is especially nice if she rotates her crops. Several log pages are included so she can log things such as the weather, cultivation, wildlife sightings, etc. This is definitely one of the best gifts for vegetable gardeners.
I have the Week by Week Guide Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook and love it. It has pages for record keeping AND is chock full of gardening tips. For example, page 149 tells me how to ripen my green tomatoes. Important!
10. pH, Moisture, Light Soil Test Meter
Are you making a gardening gift basket or stuffing a stocking? Then add this meter to the mix!
It tests the pH, moisture and light in soil with 100 percent accuracy! Incredibly handy for a gardener. I use my meter heavily to tell me if the soil is too moist or not. Soil in Northern Florida just does not dry like it does in other states. I have not lost a plant yet to overwatering since I bought mine! (which, I confess was a major issue before.)
P.S. This meter does not require a battery or electricity to run.
11. Cocktail Garden Kit
Now THIS is the way to earn some brownie points!
This Cocktail Egg Carton Garden Kit gives your mom/wife/sister/friend/you name it, the start of her very own fresh herbs for cocktail making!
It comes with heirloom seeds for thyme, lavender, basil, mint (mojito anybody?!?), lemon balm and blue borage. It also comes with soil, growing instructions AND cocktail recipes. Seriously, can it get any more fun than that??? This HAS to rank as one of the top gardening gifts for her!
12. Amish Wagon Garden Planter
I imagine this adorable wooden wagon garden planter would be appreciated by anybody who had it. I am picturing changing it out based on the season. i.e. poinsettias and garland for Christmas, flowers and greens for summer, etc.
It comes in three colors: red, blue and green. It is 44.25” long x 14.5” wide, 15.5” high. So fun!
13. Reclaimed Barnwood Mini Herb Garden Kit
This fun herb garden kit covers all the bases. It comes with basil, dill, oregano, cilantro, thyme and parsley seeds! And the pretty handmade barnwood planter will fit any décor.
It is 15” wide so plenty of room for all those herbs to flourish!
14.Trowel and Error: Over 700 Organic Remedies, Shortcuts, and Tips for the Gardener
As I mentioned in the beginning, I received this wonderful little treasure as a birthday present. It has beautiful illustrations as well as some really clever tips and tricks on gardening organically. It is definitely a cannot go wrong kind of gift.
15. Kitchen Compost Bin
A compost bin in the kitchen is the ultimate in convenience for someone who doesn’t want to waste all those leftover potato peelings and carrot ends.
This particular compost bin is 1.3 gallons, larger than most of the other countertop bins. It is dishwasher safe even. If your gardener has talked about composting but never gotten around to starting one, I can definitely see her appreciating this gift.
Include some 6-liter compost bag liners (they are compostable too) so she does not have to wash the bin out after emptying it.
16 & 17. Garden Cart with Seat and Bucket Basket
When you are shopping gardening presents for her, these garden carts are great! Does she complain about back problems? If so, you are taking good care of her by picking up one of these.
Take note, the green does not have the wagon wheel handle. (I can see that coming in handy though.)
18.Handmade Hanging Rope Hammock Chair
Everybody loves hammocks, right? This cotton macrame swing chair is not only gorgeous but has a social cause attached to it. It is made by physically disabled people in Nicaragua using organic cotton and local, sustainable wood. You could add the story behind it to your gift and really give your present some wonderful meaning.
It can be used indoors or outdoors so could be hung outside in your loved one’s garden so she can admire her handiwork after a long day of weeding or harvesting. Comes in black, cream or off-white.
19. Miracle Grow AeroGarden
The Miracle Grow AeroGarden is pretty nifty stuff! It is basically a small hydroponics planter. i.e. the plants grow in water versus soil. It has a grow light and an LCD panel that tells you when it is time to water or fertilize.
This particular model will hold six plants at a time. An herb kit comes with although you can also buy other seed pods such as cherry tomatoes or salad greens. Fun, yes?
20. Elevated Garden Bed
I have a Gronomics Elevated Garden bed. It is great for many reasons. The biggest reason I love it so much is I do not have to bend down or kneel to tend to my veggies-which makes elevated beds one of the great gardening gift ideas for mom ever! My back thanks me profusely every day.
Consider getting her this treated wood elevated garden. It has a lot of great features. Self-watering (I am ALL about self-watering planters!). On casters so she can roll it in and out of the sun easily-or in winter she can move it inside. The lower shelf can hold either more plants or tools.
Oh, and it is quite attractive and perfect for small spots around the house or yard that require plants in them! It is 33.5in. x 13in x 11.5in.
Of course, your gardener will love anything you buy for her. However, finding her something that speaks to her passion AND will help cultivate it (pun intended, yessirreeitwas!), now that same every day present has turned into something really special! I am sure amongst all of the gardening presents for women presented here, you will find something perfect for her.
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