What gifts should you get your favorite gardener for Christmas this year? You have lots of options, so lets look at a few ideas. (Some of the links below are affiliate links and if you use them, thank you! ☺ )
Gardening Gift Ideas!
Seeds are an awesome gift for any gardener. Whether they put food on the table of flowers in the vase seeds make every gardener get excited. I typically only get seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds or Renee's Garden. Both companies offer quality seeds at very reasonable prices. I don't have any affiliate relationship with Baker Creek but have been sent trial seeds from Renee's. I've been very pleased with the results from both companies. You can also order from Renee's Garden on Amazon if you prefer to do your shopping there. Get several types of seed and put them together into a collection of seeds or use them as stocking stuffers! Here are a few seed collection ideas: Spring Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Perennial Garden, Butterfly Garden, Herb Garden, or just a mixed Vegetable Garden.
Garden tools are a great gift for both new and experienced gardeners. A new gardener doesn't always know what they need for gardening so why not put together a collection of useful handtools with pruners, spades, cultivators, scissors, labels, gloves or anything else you think would be useful. Even experienced gardeners who already have that equipment can use updated tools. I go through 2-3 pairs of gloves each year so I know how great a present that they can be! Larger tools are good too but a little harder to wrap. (Here are some Garden tools from Amazon.)
What gardener doesn't like compost? Compost is an excellent garden additive that feeds the soil that feeds your plants. There isn't a better way to dispose of your kitchen waste!
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A rain barrel is a very nice thing to have. Keep in mind it only works if you have rain but it does allow you to use natural water rather than the tap for a longer period if you have drought conditions. A roof is a very large and non porous surface area that makes a great collector for rain so why not use it? I use a Fiskars Rain Barrel that has done a great job over the last few years. If the weather forecast calls for rain I empty as much as I can into milk jugs for storage then let the rain barrel fill up again. (Rain Barrels from Amazon)
Bird Houses and Feeders
You can easily make your own birdhouses with a just a little wood working skill. I've used cedar fence boards to make blue bird houses which make great gifts! Bird feeders can be homemade too. Most gardeners enjoy bringing wildlife to the garden and birds are a favorite. Finch feeders, hummingbird feeders, or squirrel proof feeders are all great options! (Bird Feeders from Amazon)
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If none of the ideas above sound just right consider a gift card to your favorite local nursery! What gardener won't enjoy that? Keeping it local is a great way to help your community too.
I hope this post has given you some useful ideas for your Christmas gift selections but I realize that if you are reading this then maybe you are the gardener! So share this with your significant other and be "surprised" this Christmas with the great garden gifts you might receive!