10 Unique Gardening Gifts For The Gardening Gal
When you think back on your most favorite gifts of all time, chances are very good that the majority of them are favorites because they came from a gift-giver who knew something personal about you, and found a gift to match. Whether you are in the market for a holiday gift, a birthday gift, a housewarming gift, or another type of gift, if you have a gardening gal on your shopping list, we’ve got you covered – here are 10 unique and memorable gardening gifts sure to make any female gardener giddy:
1. Gardening Books:
Digitized information at your fingertips is quite fantastic, but there’s still just something wonderful about receiving a book as a gift, isn’t there? There’s no shortage of beautifully written and illustrated gardening books that focus on every aspect of gardening you can possibly think of – from Fairy Gardens to Cactus Gardens to Garden Photography to, well, pretty much, you name it! If you’d like some GardenBunch recommendations for gardening gifts, we invite you to take a look at our Book Reviews section.
2. Gardening Gloves:
Ask any gardener who spends a fair amount of time in the dirt, and she’ll tell you she can never have enough pairs of gloves (much like shoes and bags, but that’s another story). If you’re going for a thoughtful but inexpensive gardening gift, gardening gloves are a good bet. In many instances, you can purchase a handful of gloves for one very low price, providing the object of your affection with seasonal variety!
3. Floral Footwear:
If your gift recipient is a gardener, there’s a very good chance she loves flowers, and what better place to see them than on her feet! Floral footwear is a very personal choice, and shows your gardening gal that not only do you pay attention to her hobbies, you also know her shoe size! Sure, she can wear these while she’s putzing around her garden, but many of the styles are just too pretty for dirt, and would be the perfect accessory for a casual night out or garden club meeting.
Birds need to eat all year around, and since most garden lovers are also bird lovers, you can’t go wrong with a decorative bird feeder for a gardening gift! If you haven’t been bird feeder shopping in a while (or ever), you might be a bit surprised at the limitless variety of feeders from which to choose.
5. Online Gardening Courses:
As much as we’d all like to have the luxury of enrolling in local gardening classes and getting hands-on instruction, most of us don’t have the time or a schedule that allows us to commit to an ongoing “show up in person” course. Fortunately, the Internet provides us with the ability to attend courses online, at our convenience, in our pajamas! And if you’re looking for the very highest quality online gardening courses, we highly recommend taking a look at the many online gardening courses that Craftsy has to offer. Craftsy currently offers the following gardening courses from which to choose: Stunning Succulent Arrangements, Designing Elegant, Edible Gardens, Vegetable Gardening: Small Techniques for Plentiful Results, and Bonsai Design Techniques. If you’re not sure which class to choose, Craftsy makes it simple – you can purchase a gift certificate and leave the difficult decision to your gift recipient!
6. Garden Gnomes:
If your gardening gal is a fun-loving sort, there’s no better way to make her (and your garden guests) laugh than with a special garden gnome. Although you can opt for a straight-laced gnome theme (as straight-laced as a gnome can be), garden gnomes are known for their irreverent approach to life, so if you’re looking for a Zen Gnome, a Motion Sensor Whistling Gnome, a Disney Garden Solar LED Bashful Gnome, or many other kinds of wholesome
and not-so-wholesome gnomes, you’re in luck!
7. Watering Cans:
There’s something romantic and just a bit magical about a simple watering can. Maybe it brings back memories of a childhood garden, perhaps it’s the fact that its function is so vital to the health and growth of the garden, or it could be simply due to its sleek and lovely lines. Whatever the reason, your gardening gal is sure to regard your gardening gift of a beautiful watering can as a very special and personal gesture. Watering cans come in all shapes and sizes, but our favorites are the ones that harken to a simpler time, before automatic sprinklers and programmable this and that.
8. Herb Kits:
One of the best gifts you can possibly give a gardener is . . . a garden! This is an especially thoughtful gift for gardeners who enjoy cooking, and/or those who live in areas with harsh winters, as it’s torture for a gardener to be forced to wait until spring to tend to her plants. There are many herb kits on the market, but we highly recommend that you take a look at the wide variety of kits offered by Urban Farmer. Available in several types of attractive and fun containers (we love the chalkboard and the rustic metal looks!), you can personally select the herbs that suit your gift recipient’s tastes, giving a gardening gift that truly does keep on giving.
9. Solar Planters:
Looking for a gift that will literally light up the life of your gardening gal? Consider a solar planter. By day, these frosted white planters add a contemporary accent. When dusk falls, the magic begins as these elegant planters illuminate from within and cast a magical glow. You can choose color-changing mode or select a single color. Best of all, these innovative and contemporary planters are solar-powered so you can display them anywhere — no outlets or extension cords needed!
10. Modular Wall Planters:
If you’ve not yet seen the beauty of a modular wall planter, you owe it to yourself (and your gardening gal) to take a look. Easy to install, easy to water, and easy on the eyes, modular wall planters instantly turn a plain wall into a work of art! This gift suggestion requires a bit of an investment, but if you’re looking for an unusual conversation-starter that will be appreciated for years to come, this may be exactly what the gardener ordered!
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