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Gifts for the gardener

Are you shopping for gifts for the gardener in your life? Well I’m glad you’re here because I have the perfect gifts for you!

All of these gifts are sure to grow your special someone’s affection for you in no time, or just simply put a smile on their face.

Gift ideas for the gardeners in your life.

The holidays are officially upon us! October is here, the stores are presenting their Christmas lights and mistletoe, and my social media feed is filled with pictures of beautifully grown pumpkin patches.

Some of my Facebook friends have been looking for the best gardening xmas gifts, since everyone started growing their victory garden this year!

You and I both are wondering what we’re getting you, and you, and you for Christmas this year and wondering how we’re already almost through with 2018. As a “new-serious” gardener of 3 years, I have a few items that I truly love and just couldn’t live without on my homestead.

7 gifts for the gardener

This wagon

I’ve written about my wagon before because I think it’s one of the best tools a homestead could have. After 3 years, it is still in my Top 3 tools that I use almost every single day.

Honestly? It turns out it’s the best gift I’ve ever given myself! It was pretty easy to assemble and it’s also multi-use, which is a must on the homestead.

Living in Florida, the summers get hot, hot, hot and pushing a wheelbarrow full of dirt eventually gets mighty tiring. That’s where my wagon comes in!

I also lug bags of pine chips or big cubes of straw to mulch with. This wagon is a back AND time saver.

The Gorilla Cart Dump Wagon is sure to be a hit for both typical gardeners and a wonderful idea for gifts for landscape gardeners!

Camelbak backpack

Friends, it is a site to see when I’m outside doing yard work because I look haggard. Okay, and maybe I’m listening to Haggard, too.

I discovered the beauty of using a water backpack both in the garden and my general yard over the summer one day. The Florida sun was burning down, as it does, but the grass still needed a good cut.

I strapped my trusty ole’ Camelback on (full of water AND ice) and knocked out my yard in no time!

Pull-on a camelback, fill it with ice and top it off with water and you have easy access to cold water while sowing your seeds or mowing the garden area. Best quick water fix EVER.

Also, you can use a camelback for so many other uses also, such as running or hiking! Making this gardener gift multi-use and helpful at any time.

My stainless steel water bottle

This comes in as a quick second to the camelback. If I’m doing an evening harvest in the humidity, I fill my stainless steel water bottle up with ice water and carry it on out to the garden.

The water stays nice and cold, there’s no condensation to pick up dirt from your hands, and you don’t have to worry about dehydrating.

Bonus tip? Fill this bottle up with hot tea or coffee for your morning waters or evening harvests in the cooler months!

Pick those thawing carrots with some hot chocolate alongside your youngins’ as a holiday tradition and be a star-gardener!

I bring this big water bottle everywhere. And a perk? It doesn’t only come in black! Love a cute water bottle. Am I right?

An LED grow light

I grow fodder for my livestock once our Florida grass starts to die back. Since I keep my fodder in a shed and I needed a grow light to give it a little extra push.

This light has been quite wonderful for my purpose and I’ve even used it for vegetable seedlings!

Whether your fellow gardener is sprouting seedlings or fodder, this light is a great gift at a great price. I might be buying a second one in order to expand my fodder operation!

Heat mat for your seedlings

The new gardener in your life might also need a heat mat for their seedlings!

If your gardening friend or significant other lives in the cooler, more Northern states and enjoy starting seeds for their Spring harvest, a heat mat is a perfect gift for them.

The optimal germination temperature for most vegetable seeds is between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, so you want to keep certain seed nice and toasty.

Heck, I think I’ll even get one for my little fodder shed!

A knee pad

What garden doesn’t need a knee pad for kneeling whilst harvesting those delicious vegetables! If you have mulch or pebbles around your gardens, this product is for you.

Although the majority of my gardens are now roughly 3 feet deep (modern hugelkultur gardens)

These are sold at places like Tractor Supply or Amazon. It can be the perfect, inexpensive “go-to” gift or stocking stuffer for your fellow gardener.

Gardening stool with wheels

I’ll admit I don’t have this one yet but it’s on my wishlist! I’d use a knee pad for harvesting usually. But for weeding and planting, I’d love a swivel stool!

Sowing seeds can be a very enjoyable but tedious task. Bending over for extended amounts of time is sure to kink your back up. So why not just roll down your gardening aisles in fashion?

I love being connected to the Earth, spending time outside and getting my hands dirty. I really just hate the backaches I’m left with from some of my low-lying garden beds.

I’ll be gifting myself a swivel stool with wheels soon to save my back. I can not wait…maybe I’ll just order it now!

These super cute pocket snippets

When I finally bought myself a pair of pocket hand shears, I was amazed I went 4 years without them. No more grabbing the kitchen scissors when headed out to the garden for a harvest!

These little shears are great for harvesting delicate salad greens, overcrowded pepper plants or disease-vulnerable tomato plants.

Equipped with a lock when not in use, your harvesting sessions will never be the same again. Maximum happiness here, folks.

The perfect gift ideas for the gardener in your life

I hope these ideas serve you well! I’d love to hear what you’ve gotten your gardening gals and guys in the past, or what you plan to gift them this year. Drop a line in the comments below and let’s have a chat. Happy holidays!

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