Father’s Day Gifts For Dads Who Dig Gardening
Father’s Day is quickly approaching, so it’s time to stop procrastinating and take care of the dad, grandad, or father figure in your life. If your man digs gardening, we have Father’s Day gift suggestions to suit every budget. Here are our recommendations for Father’s Day Gifts to help you quickly assume your role as Dad’s favorite:
Gardening gifts for Dad don’t have to be expensive to be memorable and appreciated – here are four of our favorite gifts available for under $30:
Garden Dibber – Hand crafted by Andy Chapman of Stumpdust, the Dibber is based on a traditional English design, this is the ideal tool for sowing seeds, small bulbs or transplanting. Each dibber is marked in 1″ increments to take the guesswork out of planting. No more hunting for a pencil or using a finger! Dad can keep one dibber in the greenhouse and a second in his tool bucket.
“Epic Tomatoes” – This book offers Dad everything he needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes – from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. It also offers a comprehensive guide to the various pests and diseases of tomatoes and explains how best to avoid them.
Hori Hori Gardening Knife – This Japanese inspired multi-tool acts as a soil knife, spade, twine cutter and more. It is sure to become Dad’s favorite all around gardening tool, as he will be able to use it for cutting open bags of compost, digging into plant veggie starts, cutting through root balls of container plan, cutting out weed roots, and planting your summer and fall bulbs. All now done with a big smile on his face!
Oyas – Oyas are a low tech, high efficiency, self watering system. Your special Dad will save a significant amount of water (up to 70% water savings from surface watering), save his valuable time (water only once a week!) and turn tough gardening tasks into enjoyment (less weeds, less guesswork, better plants), which can only benefit the whole family! Our very own Guilty Gardener has installed this product in her raised beds – if you need a personal recommendation, you’ll find it here.
Four more favorites that will make Dad a happy gardener for years to come – all for under $60:
The Original Little Burro – The Little Burro is a tool holder, garden item organizer and more, that fits over Dad’s wheelbarrow and keeps everything organized, and near at hand as he works in your garden! The multi-use organizational tray has the ability to carry one or two long-handled tools, plus has compartments for smaller tools, plants, a bucket, and a covered compartment for his cell phone, wallet or keys. The only thing it’s missing is a drink holder for Dad’s beer – WAIT, it’s got one of those, too! This is truly the perfect tool, and currently features free shipping.
BeeHut Spring Kit – Looking for a Father’s Day gift that will create a buzz? This basic bee kit features a durable BeeHut house, 8mm EasyTear™ nesting tubes, spring bee accessories and mason bees. Designed for Dads new to gentle bees, this complete pollination kit is perfect for the bee enthusiast looking to increase spring pollination.
Rustic Dog Garden Stakes – Handcrafted by the artisans at Rustica Ornamentals, these Rustic Dog Garden Stakes will quickly become Dad’s best friend in the garden. Most dog breeds are available, including Companion Dogs, Herding Dogs, Hound Dogs, Terrier Dogs, Sporting Dogs, and Working Dogs. Whether a wonderful homage to a departed family friend, or a decorative addition that won’t eat much, you can’t go wrong with this choice.
Copper Boot Tray – This multi-purpose boot tray is as versatile as it is attractive! Raised-relief designs help items dry faster and will match any interior decor. Use it as a boot tray for an entryway, mudroom, or any other area of the home to keep floors neat and clean, and to keep muddy-footed Dad out of the dog house! Additionally, use it as an attractive home for potted plants or a neat, no-mess zone for favorite furry friend’s pet bowls! The possibilities are endless, and everybody wins.
Because Dad is well worth a splurge:
Bell Bird Feeder With Polished Copper Roof – This high quality, gorgeous bell shaped bird feeder with it’s polished copper roof will be a delight to behold for years to come! The base is made of a solid cellular vinyl, a wood alternative that provides the look and feel of wood, with little maintenance. The end result is an architecturally pleasing structure that looks like wood, but lasts like vinyl. The copper top ages over time to a natural patina, or if Dad’s an impatient sort you may choose a verde roof that will give him the patina look right out of the box!
Worm Factory 360 – Worm composting makes it easy for your environmentally-sensitive Dad to recycle kitchen scraps, paper waste and cardboard into nutrient-rich fertilizer for your plants, creating a more sustainable lifestyle. The worms work 24/7 to efficiently produce highly beneficial, rich compost packed with microbes and water soluble plant nutrients. Surprise him with worms – a gift he will never expect!
Hand Crafted Bat House – You’ve probably driven your dad batty at one time or another, so why not return the favor? These Hand Crafted Bat Houses are made from 5/8″ plywood and are primed and painted to order. Each bat house is approximately 24″ W x 27″ H and 2″ D which includes a 6″ grooved landing area. Your Bat House will come with a list of fun facts and instructions on how and where to hang your bat house. Available in Black, Forest Green, Red and or Purple.
Polished Copper Garden Torch – These gorgeous Garden Torches come in either Polished Copper or a beautiful Blue Verde Copper finish! Dad will enjoy the ambiance of these torches in his garden and patio area all season long. A great way to extend nighttime entertaining into landscaped areas, he will think of you every time he becomes enlightened.
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