Gardening Gifts

Gifts for Gardeners

‘Tis the season of gift giving. Since colder weather has many of us stuck inside instead of in the dirt, we figured this holiday season is the perfect time to find the best in gardening gifts including gear, decor, reading – and of course, don’t forget some of those extra homesteading specialties.

We’ve compiled over 70 of the top gardening gifts to share. For easier browsing, we’ve added some simple categories:

Gifts For Gardeners:

Garden Tools & Gear

Gardeners always need tools, but these gifts are the gardening gear that you don’t just need, but actually want. Find the latest, greatest gadgets in digging, planting, testing, and watering.

Hori Hori Garden Knife

Hori Hori Garden Knife
A hori hori knife is a must have for the avid gardener. This item works great as a gift, including a leather sheaf and whetstone all in an easy-wrap gift box.
Buy it on Amazon

Multi-pocket Garden Caddy

Multi-pocket Garden Caddy
This bucket-style caddy is designed to carry anything, from small to medium tools, or even plants or dirt. Check out all the different pockets and latches.
Buy it on Amazon

Gorilla Carts Garden Dump Cart

Gorilla Carts Garden Dump Cart
These dump carts are an amazing alternative to your typical wheelbarrow that tips over so easily. There’s a special release in the handle that lets you dump your cart load whether it’s hundreds of pounds of mulch or soil, or a big batch of firewood. It’s rated for 1200 pounds (!) so this thing can handle some big projects.
Buy it on Amazon

EcoFarms Organic Heirloom Vegetable Seed Kits

EcoFarms Organic Heirloom Vegetable Seed Kits
These seed kits are not only beautifully packaged, they’re entirely organic and GMO-free! Each set contains seeds for corn, carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, artichokes, celery, onions, and eggplants.
Buy it on Amazon

Recycled Rubber Kneeling Pad

Recycled Rubber Kneeling Pad
Reminiscent of your old summer inner tube, this recycled kneeling pad is also filled with a polyester felt padding. The circular shape and recycled rubber make this a spacious and durable gardening addition.
Buy it from The Spotted Door

Kneeling Pad with Washable Cover

Kneeling Pad with Washable Cover
This Etsy crafter adds a custom slip cover to compliment your standard kneeling pad. Made from a water and dirt resistant UV linen with a vinyl back, you can keep your kneeling area clean without the sticky feel of synthetic padding.
Buy it from HomegrownHandmade on Etsy

Classic Hand Pruner

Classic Hand Pruner
Hand pruners are a must for any garden enthusiast. These classic pruners don’t boast many bells and whistles, but instead offer simplicity and quality as seen in their many reviews.
Buy it on Amazon

Tool-Holding Portable Stool

Tool-Holding Portable Stool
Consisting of a stool, bag, and 5 hand tools this package has a little bit of everything. A standout feature for homesteaders is the ability to combine or separate these tools as needed. And check the product listing, this little stool has a solid weight rating, as evidenced by the description and pictures of this item piled with cinder blocks.
Buy it on Amazon

Premium Garden Hose

Premium Garden Hose
This is one helluva hose! With 500 psi burst pressure, the hose material can withstand temperature ranges from -25 to 160 degrees. And if that wasn’t impressive enough just check out that craftsman warranty.
Buy it on Amazon

Gardener’s Multi-Tool

Gardener's Multi-Tool
Multi-tools are a lot like pallets – they work everywhere. This tool is specially designed for the garden with strong clippers and a serrated blade. Don’t forget the convenient bottle opener in case you’re in need of garden refreshment.
Buy it on Amazon

3-in-1 Soil Tester

3-in-1 Soil Tester
Every gardener has asked, “Why is my plant dying?” at some point in time. The answer could be in your soil. Test it with this “put a fork in it” simple digital tester to find what nutrients may be missing.
Buy it on Amazon

Rain Barrel Barrel

Rain Barrel Barrel
A rain barrel that actually looks like a barrel. Note the handy water spigot at the bottom.
Buy it on Wayfair

Rain Barrel Diverter Kit

Rain Barrel Diverter Kit
A barrel alone is not enough. Attach a diverter kit to your existing downspouts to direct water from your roof into your barrel, and eventually into your garden.
Buy it on Wayfair

Fake Wall Rain Barrel

Fake Wall Rain Barrel
If you want to save water and reduce storm drainage, but aren’t into the look of traditional barrels and buckets this is the rain collector for you. This fake wall style rain barrel holds 105 gallons and comes with a brass spigot and diverter kit.
Buy it on Wayfair

Hats, Gloves, & Garden Boots

We’re guessing you don’t garden in your work clothes, although the Nifty Homestead crew has made that mistake a few times. Check out our favorites hats, gloves, and boots for your backyard.

Honey Badger Digging Gloves

Honey Badger Digging Gloves
In case the title wasn’t enough to get you excited, these gardening gloves kick it up a notch with built -in digging gloves on the left hand.
Buy it on Amazon

Muck Boots Chore Boot

Muck Boots Chore Boot
Gardening can get muddy, especially in the cold and rainy seasons. This high-end unisex work boot is available in a variety of sizes. Standout features include a waterproof base and breathable mesh upper, as well as the ability to work in a large range of temperature conditions from sub-freezing to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Buy it on Amazon

Muck Boots Gardening Clog

Muck Boots Gardening Clog
A lighter option for those who don’t want full work boots, these gardening clogs have a rubber waterproof exterior and stretch to fit top. The unisex shoe features the TracTol outsole and can withstand the same wide temperature variance of the heavy duty Muck boots.
Buy it on Amazon

Atlas Nitrile Garden Gloves

Atlas Nitrile Garden Gloves
These affordable and versatile gloves are the top choice in gardening gloves from Sweet Home. Standout features include solid hand protection without sacrificing flexibility and grip.
Buy it on Amazon

Afternoon Adventure Gardening Hat

Afternoon Adventure Gardening Hat
This hat from REI won the editor’s choice in sunhats by Outdoor Gear Lab. The hat boasts a UPF 50 rating and comes in cream and sand colors.
Buy it from REI

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
Chosen as Top Pick by Outdoor Gear Lab, this hat may look a little funny but it sure gets the job done. From the makers at Outdoor Research, this cap has a removable cape and rates a 10 out of 10 in comfort and protection.
Buy it on Amazon

Birds, Bats, & Backyards

When speaking of backyards, homesteaders know that an ecosystem goes beyond a few plants. Find gifts for the everyone on your homestead including the birds, bats, and your backyard.

Humane Backyard Pledge & Sign

Humane Backyard Pledge & Sign
Pledge to create a humane backyard by providing basic needs for local wildlife including water, food, and shelter. This pledge applies to locations large or small. Donations benefit the Humane Society of the United States, and as a bonus, you’ll get a frame-able pledge, backyard sign, and gardening gloves.
Donate at the Humane Society

Certified Wildlife Habitat

Certified Wildlife Habitat
Give the gift of habitat this holiday, by becoming a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Not limited to backyards, your workplace, balcony, container garden or roadside space can help support the declining habitat for local pollinators, birds, and amphibians. A $20 application fee supports the National Wildlife Federation’s programs, state affiliates, and gets counted towards the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. By meeting the challenges of certification, you’ll also be rewarded with a certificate and magazine subscriptions, plus some cool gear discounts.
Donate to the National Wildlife Federation

VW Bus Birdhouse

VW Bus Birdhouse
Whether you’re just looking to give the backyard birds some style, or gift-hunting for a really awesome old hippy- this VW bus-shaped birdhouse provides a unique look in all weather.
Buy it from CountryTimber on Etsy

Salvaged Barn Wood Bat House

Salvaged Barnwood Bat House
Reclaimed materials and eco-friendly pest controls are standout features of this embellished barn wood bat house. Recommended for a small family of 3-4 bats.
Buy it from nelotcram on Etsy

Batman Comic Bat House

Batman Comic Bat House
If you’re being bothered by mosquitoes, you better call Batman! Or, at least call your local bats. Thank them with this deluxe comic-themed bat house, able to hold up to 20 bats.
Buy it from SuperNerdyBirds on Etsy

Natural Mossy Bird House

Natural Mossy Bird House
This bird house is made of hemp, wood, pine needles, moss, and sticks.The natural look will fit right into your existing habitat, providing an inviting point of interest for bird watchers.
Buy it from bearpawrustics on Etsy

Adirondack Chair Squirrel Feeder

Adirondack Chair Squirrel Feeder
This one is sure to get a laugh. The NiftyHomestead crew is already fans of Adirondack chairs, so we figure everybody else must love them too. By everyone, we mean squirrels-it’s just so silly!
Buy it from Doctors Foster and Smith

Planters & Potting Gifts

Not all plants will go straight into the garden. Treat your favorite homesteader right by helping them expand their garden into these great planters and pots.

Crushed Computer Plant Pot

Crushed Computer Plant Pot
Created by TerraCycle, this plant pot is made entirely from e-waste (think computers and fax machines). The crushed waste items are recycled into a light weight and durable (and pretty attractive) 8-inch pot.
Buy it from DwellSmart

Recycled Drink Pouch Plant Caddy

Recycled Drink Pouch Plant Caddy
Plants can get heavy, especially with larger containers. Cart your planters around with this eco-friendly plant caddy. The wheeled platform is made from recycled juice pouches. In addition to keeping items out of the landfill, TerraCycle donates 2 cents per pouch to charity.
Buy it from DwellSmart

Woven Willow Raised Bed Kit

Woven Willow Raised Bed Kit
For raised beds that go beyond wood planks, check out this woven willow raised bed kit. The kit includes 8 willow panels, cedar stakes, and wire ties.
Buy it from Mastergardenproducts on Etsy

Rattan Puppy Planter

Rattan Puppy Planter
Rattan is renewable, and puppies are well-puppies. Need we say more about this adorable planter?
Buy it from Mastergardenproducts on Etsy

Recycled Rubber Hanging Pouches

Recycled Rubber Hanging Pouches
Created from 100% recycled tire inner tubes, these hanging pouches are durable. Ideal for vertical spaces such as fences, railings, and apartment balconies, these handy pouches also have pre-made holes for drainage.
Buy it from The Spotted Door

Ceramic Pouch Planters

Ceramic Pouch Planters
Adding an upscale touch to hanging planters, these ceramic pots attach to your desired location using zip ties.
Buy it from Pleinware on Etsy

Ceramic Stump Planter

Ceramic Stump Planter
For the beauty of nature without the tendency to decompose, this fake stump ceramic planter fits in naturally on a wooden lawn.
Buy it on Wayfair

Roman Ceramic Rain Barrel Planter

Roman Ceramic Rain Barrel Planter
This dual use planter is also a ceramic rain barrel capable of holding 66-95 gallons of water.
Buy it on Wayfair

Handmade Concrete Planter

Handmade Concrete Planter
Concrete provides a simple and durable design, and we love these geometric shapes. Just remember, these planters should stay indoors.
Buy it from No41Supply on Etsy

Mason Jar Terrarium Kit

Mason Jar Terrarium Kit
Just in case your loved one didn’t have enough mason jar projects, check out this cute mason jar terrarium. Also included in the kit: vintage figurine, moss, pebbles, charcoal, and soil.
Buy it from notedbylindsay on Etsy

Vertical Succulent Planter

Vertical Succulent Planter
Succulents require different care than traditional leafy plants. Show that uniqueness with a different kind of planter like this vertical wall frame.
Buy it from OregonWoodWorks on Etsy

Geometric Glass Terrarium

Geometric Glass Terrarium
Called the “Cuboctahedron”, this indoor geometric planter combines metal and glass. Choose your finish in black, silver, rustic or bright copper.
Buy it from Waen on Etsy

Coconut Bamboo & Rice Husk Pot

Coconut Bamboo & Rice Husk Pot
Recycled from natural fibers, this plant pot is 100% biodegradable. The tan color comes from rice husks, bamboo, and coconut fibers. In addition to being biodegradable, the rice husks that are repurposed are saved from waste in the massive global rice processing industry.
Buy it from DwellSmart

Unique Garden Decor

Almost every gardener loves unique decor, but it’s often something we forget to buy for ourselves. Here are some of our favorite picks in garden decorations.

Resting Hippo Lawn Sculpture

Resting Hippo Lawn Sculpture
This happy hippo is 27 inches long and created from concrete and fine grain sand. If you think he’d be lonely resting in your grass, check out his 17-inch friends available too.
Buy it from martsart on Etsy

Wood Spirit Sculpture

Wood Spirit Sculpture
A friendly garden spirit can channel your homestead’s local dryads. Made of cedar, this hand carved decoration in about 9″x5″.
Buy it from NorthWindCarvings on Etsy

Copper Garden Poppies

Copper Garden Poppies
Your garden will bloom even when flowers aren’t in season with these handcrafted copper poppies.
Buy it from TwoCarrotStudio on Etsy

Vodka Bottle Wind Chimes

Vodka Bottle Wind Chimes
Turns out vodka really can make things beautiful. These recycled sapphire bottle rings attach to a steel wine barrel ring as they chime in the breeze.
Buy it from The Spotted Door

Driftwood and Spoons Wind Chimes

Driftwood and Spoons Wind Chimes
Fallen driftwood is harvested from streams in North Carolina to create the base structure for these upcycled wind chimes. The hanging fish are created from upcycled vintage silverware.
Buy it from NevaStarr on Etsy

Tiffany Solar Lantern

Tiffany Solar Lantern
Get that Tiffany stained-glass look with an eco-friendly advantage in this solar patio light. Runs for about 8 hours on a full charge.
Buy it from Amazon

Solar LED Stepping Stone

Solar LED Stepping Stone
These solar powered stepping stones come in sets of 3 at a little over a foot square. Each stone is equipped with 4 LED lights for a customized light show, or dusk to dawn lighting. Stones can hold up to 250lb of weight and also feature a battery backup.
Buy it on Wayfair

Glass Ladybugs

Glass Lady Bugs
We’ve always heard ladybugs are good for the garden, and these glass creatures can surely do no harm. Sold in sets of three the glass part is 1/2″ long and glue to a toothpick.
Buy it from FairyRingsTinyThings on Etsy

Spoon Garden Markers

Spoon Garden Markers
Garden markers are created from hammered silver-plated spoons, then stamped with labels: sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and parsley. Sold in pre-marked sets of 6.
Buy it from MonPetitChouBoutique on Etsy

Magic Fairy Doors

Magic Fairy Doors
Complete fairy gardens need a door to the magic realm. Help your favorite fantasy fan with this ceramic decor.
Buy it from WaWasGarden on Etsy

Copper Garden Labels

Copper Garden Labels
Customize your own labels with these 9-inch copper garden stakes. If you’d prefer a different look, brass and aluminum are also available.
Buy it from HarrisonBond on Etsy

Furniture

Unfinished Adirondack Chair

unfinished adirondack chair
This comfy chair, made from fir, comes unfinished so your giftee can stain or paint it however they’d like. (Or, go the extra mile and offer to do it yourself.)
Buy it at Hayneedle

Wide Hammock Chair

Know someone with a tree, porch, or patio? This capacious hammock can hang in any of those places.
sunnydaze hanging hammock chair
Buy it on Amazon

Bamboo Recliner

bamboo recliner
An eco-conscious gardener will love getting this chair made with natural materials—rather than another hunk of plastic destined to spend 10,000 years in a landfill.
Buy it on Amazon

Best Urban Homestead Reading

If you can’t get outside, you can still plan for spring. Check out our favorite homestead and garden reads.

The Urban Homestead

Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
Described in full as, “The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City this book is a part of the Process Self-reliance Series.
Buy it on Amazon

The Weekend Homesteader

The Weekend Homesteader
The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency provides monthly projects to add to your urban homestead all year long.
Buy it on Amazon

Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on a Quarter Acre

Mini Farming Self-Sufficiency on a Quarter Acre
This #1 best-selling book provides tips and advice for dwellers on standard -sized city lots (1/4 acre). The book describes ways to provide 85% of your family’s food on these small farm plots.
Buy it on Amazon

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Canning experts from Ball provide canning advice and handy recipes for chutneys, jams, jellies, pickles, preserves and more
Buy it on Amazon

Practical Permaculture

Practical Permaculture
An ideal permaculture guide for those new to sustainable agriculture, this guide provides technical references and eliminates guesswork.
Buy it on Amazon

Garden Gifts For Apartment Dwellers

For those gardeners who don’t have a larger space, these garden gifts for apartment living can come in handy. Enjoy these space saving ideas for urban gardeners.

Deluxe Kitchen Sprouter

Deluxe Kitchen Sprouter
Proof that you don’t need space to eat fresh, this 4-tray seed sprouter is small enough for any apartment. Add these tasty alfalfa sprouts to salads, sandwiches, and soups.
Buy it on Amazon

8 Pocket Vertical Garden Planter

8 Pocket Vertical Garden Planter
Give the gift of a balcony garden with this vertical 8-pocket planter. While described as an option for vegetables too, we’d recommend sticking with flowers and herbs on this one.
Buy it on Amazon

Pendant White LED Grow Light

Pendant White LED Grow Light
Not all apartments come with gardener-friendly windows. Don’t leave your friend in the dark, instead, buy them this grow light to provide their plants with the full spectrum needed for photosynthesis.

Buy it from Hotmilk400 on Etsy

Easy Reach Plant Pulley

Easy Reach Plant Pulley
Combine this gift with your favorite hanging basket for your local loft-dweller. In apartments that have more vertical than horizontal space, this pulley will ensure their plants get watered ladder-free.
Buy it on Amazon

Stackable Food Dehydrator

Stackable Food Dehydrator
Hamilton Beach offers this highly rated food dehydrator for the best DIY snacking around. For those without larger gardens, this is a great way to bring home and preserve produce from the local farmers market.
Buy it on Amazon

The Dehydrator Bible

The Dehydrator Bible
What’s even better than a food dehydrator as a gift? Knowing how to use it. Make sure to include this 400-recipe-strong reference in your kitchen gift package.
Buy it on Amazon

Garden Gifts For Children

Gardening gifts aren’t just for adults. Cultivate a love of things that grow with these gardening ideas for children.

Toysmith Deluxe Root Viewer

Toysmith Deluxe Root Viewer
Generate garden excitement for your kids before spring arrives. The Deluxe Root Viewer lets children plant and grow indoors providing both fresh produce and a neat learning experience through the clear root viewer. The kit includes seeds for radishes, carrots, and green onions.
Buy it on Amazon

Bee Balm Seed Bombs

Bee Balm Seed Bombs
Seed bombs let children have some extra fun with planting. Support your local pollinating bees and butterflies with the bee balm bombs.
Buy it on Amazon

Wildlife Habitat Seed Bombs

Wildlife Habitat Seed Bombs
These urban gardner-themed seed bombs are an innovative way to involve kids in habitat creation. Choose from: Edible flowers, Wildlife habitat, and Cat & Dog friendly projectiles.
Buy it on Amazon

Hand Tools and Apron Gardening Set

Hand Tools and Apron Gardening Set
When you have a kid who loves digging in the dirt, it’s best to give them the right tools. This beginner gardening set comes with an apron, rake, trowel, and shovel.
Buy it on Amazon

Kids Gardening Wagon

Kids Gardening Wagon
We really see this as a multi-use product that can be enjoyed by the whole family whether gardening or simply having fun. What makes this specific wagon garden-friendly is the offroad style tires and the slatted sides for easy dirt removal.
Buy it on Amazon

Herb Sample Kits

Herb Sample Kits
Each kit comes with 10 seeds, a peat pellet, and a 2 1/2 inch ceramic pot for the beginning gardener. Choose from a wide variety including Cumin, Rosemary, Chives, Marjoram, Basil, Cilantro, Oregano, Dill, and more.
Buy it from happyhopemade on Etsy

Vegetable Garden Sample Kit

Vegetable Garden Sample Kit
Similar to the Herb Sampler above, this kit is designed for kids to learn how to grow veggies. Each kit contains five peat pellets and a plastic pellet tray, with between 5-20 seeds. There is a large variety of veggies to choose from in types like cucumber pickles, pole beans, and sugar peas.
Buy it from happyhopemade on Etsy

Kids Garden Seed Kit

Kids Garden Seed Kit
If you’d like more than just seeds and starters, check out this garden starter set out of Walla Walla, Washington. The kit includes soil, spade, and starter pots. The handmade plant markers can help your child find identify their growing radish, carrots, sunflowers, and pole beans. Best of all, it comes with a handy storage tote to clear away any excess gardening gear.
Buy it from CountryBugCrafts on Etsy

Organic Mushroom Farm

Organic Mushroom Farm
Described as a gift lasting months “for kids, families, foodies, and chefs,” this mushroom kit will produce organic oyster mushrooms in just 10 days. The simple process just needs a little misting and you’re already started.
Buy it on Amazon

Gifts For Chickens Keepers

Going beyond the garden we had to add an urban homesteading twist, but making sure to list some great gifts for chickens – and their owners too.

Cracked Corn Chicken Snacks

Cracked Corn Chicken Snacks
Made in South Dakota, these natural cracked corn chicken treats are sure to add some warmth for your backyard flock. Milled at the sellers family farm, these morsels are made to please even the pickiest hen. The treats also come in a reusable mason jar as a bonus.
Buy it from ChickenSnackShack on Etsy

Backyard Chicken Emergency Kit

Backyard Chicken Emergency Kit
Made exclusively for chickens, so you’ll never get your gear and bathroom supplies mixed again. This carrying case includes handy items such as gauze, exam gloves, emergency chicken instructions, and a wheat treat chicken lollipop.
Buy it from ChickenSnackShack on Etsy

Chicken Whisperer’s Guide

Chicken Whisperer's Guide
Fully titled, “The Chicken Whisperer’s Guide to Keeping Chickens: Everything You Need to Know… and Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Backyard and Urban Chickens,” this book has everything. Authors Brigid McCrea and Andy Schneider will teach your favorite chicken hobbyist about coops, runs, brooding, and ‘eggspecting’.
Buy it on Amazon

Chicken Alfalfa Wreaths

Chicken Alfalfa Wreaths
The Chicken Chick has a great option if you’d prefer to add that personal touch and make your own gift. Mold some alfalfa cubes, mealworms, bananas and other chicken delicacies into a festive holiday wreath with this recipe.
Make it with this recipe from The Chicken Chick

Presents For Beekeepers

As we understand the importance of pollinators, it’s clear that beekeepers deserve some extra attention. Check out these great presents for bee lovers.

Beekeepers Journal

Bee Keepers Journal
Made with 100% recycled paper, this handy journal features an elastic strap for easy travel. An efficient way to organize the inspections of your hive and track health, eggs, honey and more.
Buy it from YonderBound on Etsy

Bee Feeder

Bee Feeder
Provide your own mason jars to attach to this setup of four feeder caps and stands. Laser cut wood and laser-perforated holes in this bee-keeper created and tested kit.
Buy it from HouseintheHole on Etsy

Beekeepers Bible

Bee Keepers Bible
Authors Richard Jones and Sharon Sweeney-Lynch produced this #1 best seller to provide the ultimate guide to the practical essentials of beekeeping. This comprehensive guide is described as, “part history , part handbook, and part book cookbook.”
Buy it on Amazon

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Author: Kane Jamison

Kane is the founder of Nifty Homestead. He lives on his own urban homestead with his family in West Seattle.

Website: https://www.seattlehomestead.com