Looking for a gift for plant people? We’re here to help with some of the best gardening gifts on the market. We’ve selected those for every grower and plant enthusiast, and every space. Check out our top picks for a last-minute gift idea, or explore our full list to help you find something perfect for your favorite person.
If the plant lover in your life has all the passion, but could use some help on the practical stuff, consider sending this complete guide to indoor gardening for beginners their way. For many reasons, growing plants or herbs in an indoor garden is typically considered a better way to bring gardening into someone’s life. If they’re more of a professional in the garden, we have gift ideas for them, too. Let’s dig into (pun intended) our top picks for gardening gifts and then 25 gift ideas for novice and seasoned gardeners alike.
Gardening gift ideas for everyone on your list (our top picks!)
What is the best gift for a gardener? If the planting season is quickly approaching and you need something now, here are our top picks for all types of gardeners.
- Best gardening gift for beginners: AeroGarden Sprout with Gourmet Herbs Seed Pod Kit
Best gardening gift for mom: Muck Boot Women’s Muckster II Mid Rain Boot
- Best gardening gift for dad: The Vermonter Work Glove
- Most unique gardening gift: Lomi Home Composter
- Best gift basket for gardeners: Indoor Herb Garden Kit + Planter
25 practical gifts for the gardeners in your life
Gifts for a gardener are the best. Not only do they provide your friend or family member with something they’ll truly enjoy, but these gifts are great for our planet, too! Some of these provide compost and others help someone grow their own food—but they’ll all put a smile on someone’s face when unwrapped.
Perfect for an urban gardener who wants to utilize inside space with an indoor herb garden, this kit provides everything they need. It provides a sleek space to grow up to 3 plants at a time and includes seeds for basil, dill, and parsley. There’s nothing as rewarding as growing one’s own produce—especially when it can happen in the kitchen!
Why we recommend it: AeroGarden’s included plant spray provides essential nutrients to start seeds and keep them growing—no soil or watering required!
Ideal for: A green thumb with limited space, foodies, or gardeners with limited mobility
If you gift a gardener a Lomi, you’ll be joining more than 100,000 households who have taken advantage of this smart composter for themselves or their loved ones. And for good reason! At just the push of a button, the Lomi takes care of food scraps, leftovers, and Lomi-approved bioplastics.
Not only does this significantly cut one’s household garbage, but unlike a traditional compost system, it does so in a mess-free, odor-free way! Like conventional compost, it still provides something that can go into the garden—nutrient-rich Lomi dirt!
Why we recommend it: The electronic composter reduces organic waste while transforming it into a fertilizer, nutrient-rich dirt. This can be mixed into soil in the yard or used to support houseplants.
Ideal for: Environmentally conscious people, households that have a garden and want constant supply of compost, or people that do not have space to compost outdoors (and don’t want to deal with a mess!)
Combining durability and a breathable, flexible, 100% waterproof fabric, these women’s boots are a must have gift for that gardening friend who spends more time with weeds than she does wearing business casual. They come in several different colors, including a veggie green print, and can be rolled down to ankle height.
Why we recommend it: The rubber soles can handle any season and any activity—planting, clipping, digging, picking, bed building, and beekeeping. They’re equipped with an odor-controlling and moisture-minimizing footbed.
Ideal for: Most gardeners who spend a lot of time in the soil, those who need footwear with a little support, or seasoned gardeners who work in the garden year-round
For the gardener in your life who’s taken a keen interest in its inhabitants, what better gift than a pair of binoculars? Most likely, a diverse range of birds and animals have become attracted to their plants and flowers, and this can help your gift recipient get to know who they share their garden with.
Why we recommend it: The binoculars are made with eco-friendly and arsenic-free glass. They provide a wide field of view and are lightweight, waterproof, and fogproof.
Ideal for: Ecology enthusiasts (even those wearing glasses), a person who spends a lot of time outdoors, or families with learning kids
As one of the most unique gift ideas on this list, this one makes use of your favorite gardener’s recycled wine bottles. They can simply be washed and filled with water, then inserted in the secure terracotta wine bottle stakes. Slowly releasing water, the terracotta stake will automatically release more or less water when needed—making it a perfect gift for an avid gardener who has to go away often.
Why we recommend it: The deep design of the terracotta stake delivers water to exactly where it’s needed: the roots.
Ideal for: Gardeners living in hot climates and could use some self-watering support, a person who drinks a lot of wine, or someone interested in circularity and upcycling projects
If the gardener in your life grows their own food, help them treat their veggies right with non-toxic water. Unfortunately, conventional garden hoses are made with plastic that contains a slew of dangerous chemicals.
Not the one from Heritage! The USA-made hose is made from toxin-free polyurethane and rust-proof fittings. Your loved one won’t have to worry about spraying their produce with lead, BPA, and phthalates.
Why we recommend it: The lightweight hose is also resistant to leaks, cracks, and kinks. It comes in a variety of terrain-exclusive colors.
Ideal for: Gardeners growing their own produce, a person who feeds pets from the garden hose, or those worried about exposure to potential toxins
Give your loved one a thoughtful gift and a place to store their garden tools with this handmade waxed canvas gardening belt. It features a waterproof pouch with two pockets, and the cotton webbing belt is adjustable to fit all gardeners.
Why we recommend it: In addition to deep pockets that hold your friend or family member’s favorite tools, there are also 2 loops for carabiners. The tool belt is made of waterproof canvas that is thick enough to protect against any sharp objects that may be carried.
Ideal for: Someone who always loses their gardening tools, a gardener with limited storage space, or someone looking for a more convenient way to take care of their garden space
Plant markers can make it easier for your favorite plant lover to easily spot and harvest their own homegrown produce. The plant markers come in packs of 20 (larger orders are available, too). An oil-based paint maker is included, which means they can customize each one to list what types of plants are in a specific space.
Why we recommend it: Main with copper-coated stainless steel, these plant markers are designed to stand the test of time. Not only does the included marker ink hold up well outdoors, but the plant markers themselves should last through multiple harvest seasons.
Ideal for: An avid gardener who has a lot of different types of plants, or who wants a more organized garden
The Farmstand is one of the best gardening gifts for those who want to grow their own produce, but could use a little help. This self-fertilizing, self-watering indoor herb and produce grow kit uses 95% less water than traditional gardening. It includes plant food that can provide essential nutrients to more than 130 plants—leafy greens, herbs, strawberries, eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, and more.
Why we recommend it: With both indoor and outdoor Farmstand models and the option to add a grow light, this is a fantastic gift for anyone hoping to grow their own food. Even better, for every 10 Farmstands sold, one is donated to someone in need.
Ideal for: Both beginner gardeners and experienced gardeners, food sustainability enthusiasts, home chefs, or environmentalists
Seed packets are some of the best gifts for gardeners—especially if it’s 144 of them! This Premium seed vault from Victory Gardens includes not just a carry case to store the seed packets, but also 144 non-GMO, heirloom varieties of produce. From radish and squash seeds to carrots and cantaloupe, your loved one can bring a lot of life into their garden.
Why we recommend it: After they start seeds, your loved one will be impressed with quick sprouting and high germination rates. The heirloom seed varieties are suitable for all hardiness zones and can be stored long-term in the included ammo can.
Ideal for: Home gardeners, homesteaders, preppers, survivalists, herbalists, or food gardeners interested heirloom varieties
With all those seed packets, your favorite gardener might need some inspiration for how to put their produce to good use. This book features a delicious range of seasonal recipes, guides for how to turn nearly all veggies into tasty meals, appetizers, and desserts. Broken down into spring, early summer, midsummer, late summer, fall, and winter, this book is THE perfect gift for year-round food meal planning.
Why we recommend it: We’re not the only ones who love this book; it won the prestigious James Beard Award and has been recognized as a Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, Eater, and more.
Ideal for: Foodies, home produce growers, vegetarians and vegan, urban gardener, healthy eaters, sustainable food enthusiasts, and frequent cooks
What’s a better gardening gift than garden tools? Personalized gardening tools, of course! This stylish kit from Etsy includes a stainless steel trowel, transplanter, hand rake cultivator, and weeder. The wooden handle can be engraved with a name or phrase; so the gardener in your life will always think of you while their hands are deep in the soil while they are planting seeds or taking care of weeds.
Why we recommend it: These tools make it easy for the green thumb in your life to take care of weeding, loosening soil, planting, digging, pruning, aerating, and transplanting. Finger grooves provide a comfortable grip for teens, adults, or elderly gardeners.
Ideal for: Both avid gardeners and beginner gardeners, or a person with outdoor and house plants
This durable garden scooter is a great place to store tools. It also makes it easier for a person up to 300 pounds to take care of gardening tasks. The rolling tractor garden chair is height-adjustable and can rotate 360°, giving a gardener access to their plants—without resulting in sore, dirty knees!
Why we recommend it: The garden scooter is made of heavy-duty, durable steel. It is waterproof and rust-resistant.
Ideal for: Gardeners with mobility issues, a person with ground-level garden beds, or seasoned gardeners with difficult-to-reach plants
Good things come in small packages—and this is definitely the case for this box of flowers from Uncommon Goods. A thoughtful gift for anyone who wants a splash of color in their garden, the box contains seeds for 36 ravishing varieties of unique flowers, which is better than they’d get with a flower subscription! Some of these include plum-colored sunflowers and cosmos that look like cupcake wrappers.
Why we recommend it: Like having their own flower subscription, these ones are easy to grow and suitable for hardiness zones 2-11. Instructions for how to start seeds can be found in each seed tube.
Ideal for: Lovers of flowers or gardeners with a large yard or outdoor entertaining areas
If the gardener in your life likes to show off their plant babies, then this steel frame shelf from Uncommon Goods is one of the best gifts around. The shelf can be lined with pots and has an integrated grow light. It’s like a picture, but for living house plants instead!
Why we recommend it: The integrated full spectrum, white LED grow light can be customized with different timers and lighting intensities—all from the connected smartphone app.
Ideal for: Plant parents, new homeowners, art enthusiasts, or people with a lot of indoor plants
As one of the most essential gifts for gardeners, an eco-friendly garden journal can help the green thumb in your life set up their planting space, document the progress of their plants, monitor soil and weather conditions, and record their harvest. These notes will make them an even better gardener!
The clothbound hardcover garden planner uses recycled paper and eco-friendly, offset ink—based on renewable materials and vegetable oils. It is designed to be 100% recyclable and compostable.
Why we recommend it: The garden planner includes an annual planting calendar and monthly calendar. There are also plant profiles for 40 common plants and tips for essential information.
Ideal for: Gardeners growing their own veggies, people with a lot of different plants, families with kids helping out in the garden, or a gardener working in city gardens
A nice pair of gardening gloves will make a handy gift (pun intended) for your favorite gardener, especially if they’re made with quality materials in an eco-friendly way. That’s exactly what your recipient will get with these work gloves. They’re made from 100% goat leather, making it perfect for daily wear—over the span of decades. Available in six sizes, these gloves are suitable for men and women, and all tasks.
Why we recommend it: These gardening gloves are hand sewn and made in a net zero factory in Vermont. Depending on where your gardening friend lives, you can opt for a warm wool glove liner or beeswax waterproofing.
Ideal for: All gardeners, homesteaders, and builders, or a person establishing a new garden
This go-to summer women’s hat would be a great gift for a plant lover who spends a lot of time in the sun. This one has style! It’s made with pliable raffia, which means that it’s light and versatile. After your favorite gardener wears it while tackling weeds, it can be worn to brunch or a shopping date.
Why we recommend it: The hat’s gently washed ribbon allows the wearer to tighten it to a perfect fit.
Ideal for: A plant lover who spends a lot of time in the sun, or someone looking for a multi-purpose hat that can be worn in the garden and for everyday use
This unique wooden gift box will allow your loved one to grow four types of bonsai trees. It includes everything they’ll need: four seed packets; four planters; four peat soil disks; four plant markers; pruning shears; and a growing guide. The seed packets include four varieties of bonsai trees: Colorado Blue Spruce; Siberian Elm; Flame Tree; and Brazilian Rosewood.
Why we recommend it: The seeds in this gift box are 100% non-GMO, grown in the USA, and open pollinated. Perfect for beginners, they have a high germination rate, too.
Ideal for: Families wanting to educate kids about the natural world, someone with limited growing space
A storage rack for their harvest is one of the best gardening gifts you can get a plant lover who’s growing their own veggies. This one is made out of untreated Chinese fir and is designed to keep apples, potatoes, squash, and other food fresher until it can be consumed. It can be used to dry herbs, too.
Why we recommend it: The wooden storage rack is designed to provide adequate air circulation to veggies. The drawers can be removed to create more space for larger items, like pumpkins and squash.
Ideal for: A gardener growing a lot of their own fruits, herbs, and vegetables
This gorgeous glass terrarium is a thoughtful gift for anyone wanting to take a trip to a Royal Horticultural Society garden, but can’t make it to London. You can help them create their own miniature botanical garden!
Why we recommend it: The birdcage terrarium is suitable for many small plants, including cacti, ferns, mosses, succulents, tillandsia, Venus flytraps, and more.
Ideal for: Someone wanting to bring life into a living room, bedroom, or office
With organic seed packs, soil disks, biodegradable growing pots, plant markers, and a how-to manual, this kit is a perfect indoor gardening gift for a plant-loving urban gardener. Once the plants have reached maturity, they can be transplanted into the wooden herb planter, which looks great in a windowsill. Everything in this eco-friendly gift is made sustainably, free of single-use plastic, and recyclable.
Why we recommend it: Perfect for beginners, this kit can help someone without a green thumb turn a sunny indoor space into a herb-producing growing area.
Ideal for: A home chef that would benefit from having basil, chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary, cilantro, dill, oregano, mint, and arugula on hand
These bright, solar powered string lights are perfect for a gardener who wants to show off their yard while having a barbecue or outdoor dinner party. The soft white light is courtesy of LED lights and the detachable solar panel with an on/off switch.
Why we recommend it: The commercial-grade ambient lights can withstand winds up to 50MPH. They’re also waterproof, heatproof, and shatterproof.
Ideal for: A person who spends a lot of time in their outdoor sanctuary
This garden nozzle fits all standard hoses and can provide seven spray settings. Most gardeners need a watering pattern that’s different for all plants and flowers and this nozzle can deliver. They can choose between angle, center, cone, flat, jet, mist, and shower.
Why we recommend it: The garden nozzle is made of high-quality zinc alloy that’s resistant to rust, corrosion, leaks, and wear.
Ideal for: Anyone looking for an easier way to water the garden, wash the car, or shower a pet
The gardener in your life deserves to show off their space; and what better way to do so than with a personalized garden sign? One of the best gardening gifts for mom, this one is made of a long-lasting hybrid metal that can withstand outdoor elements. It can be hand painted to include a name or short phrase.
Why we recommend it: The lightweight sign is also designed with outdoor-rated inks so that it can withstand sun and rain.
Ideal for: Ideal for any gardener who’s proud of their outdoor area
When you give a thoughtful present to a gardener, you’re providing them with an easy way to be sustainable, connect with nature, and spend more time doing an activity they enjoy.
Why not support your loved gardener with one of the most unique gardening gifts—a Lomi electric kitchen composter!? It will help them reduce their waste while producing natural-fertilizer that can support soil and plants. There’s no greater gift than that.
Written by: Heather Seely