Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gifts For Gardeners- A Suggested List!

The holidays are around the corner and if you know anyone who is an avid gardener they would surely appreciate a thoughtful gardening gift.  

Friends ask me all the time "What can I get for someone who is a gardener?"  I always have so much fun helping them out that I figured I'd share some ideas.  Here is a list of gifts a gardener could love! 

If you can think of any others please add them along!   Let's see how many we can come up with!

Also check out the wonderful poem that I just ran across.  Written by MARIANNE BINETTI it is every gardener's dream!  Thank you Marianne!

Gardening Book-Dirr's or American Horticultual Society are Excellent!
Gardening Tool Kit
Gardening T-Shirt/Sweatshirt
Holiday Plant (Christmas Cactus, Paperwhites, Amaryllis)
Gardening Gloves
Gardening Clogs or Boots
Basket of Gardening Supplies
A Garden Doll
Garden Art
Table Top or Outdoor Fountain
Gardening Related Jewelry
Loppers! (different types)

More Loppers...can't have enough!
Prunning Shears
Garden Statue
Hummingbird Feeder
Subscription to a Gardening Magazine  
Plant of the Month (Plant Delivered Each Month of Year)  
Porcupine Boot Brush
Kneeling Pad
Plant Markers
Chia Pet!
Gardening Ornament

See...shopping for gardeners can be fun and easy!  I am sure there are other items out there that I don't have on the list.  If you have any other suggestions I would love to hear from you. Also check out this great poem.

Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald Columnist
December 13, 2010 · 12:21 PM

(After writing this column for more than 25 years, this is still the most requested reprint, so as a gift each year I repeat this tradition and offer the column so it can be used and shared copyright-free).

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the yard,
not a gift was given, not even a card.
The tools were all hung, in the carport with care,
with hopes that St. Nicholas soon would repair,

The shovel with blade all rusty and cracked,
the pitchfork still shiny, but handle it lacked.
When out on my lawn, (it’s brown and abused)
I could see poor old Santa, looking confused.

No list had been left for Santa to see,
no gardening gifts were under the tree.
But wait there’s still time, it’s not Christmas yet,
and gardening gifts are the quickest to get.

You can forget the silk tie, the fluffy new sweater,
give something to make the garden grow better.
If she wants a gift shiny, then don’t be a fool,
it’s not a dumb diamond, but a sparkling new tool.

If fragrance is listed you can forget French perfume,
it’s a pile of manure that’ll make gardeners swoon.
Give night crawlers, not nightgowns, the type of hose that gives water.
(Anything for the kitchen is not worth the bother.)

Give a great gift that digs in the dirt,
it’s better than any designer-brand shirt.
Now look quick at Santa, this guy’s not so dumb,
under his glove, he hides a green thumb.

His knees are so dirty, his back how it aches,
his boots stomp on slugs (he gives them no breaks).
Santa only works winter,
you can surely see why,
The rest of the year
it’s a gardening high.

Elves plant in the spring,
pull weeds merrily all summer,
in fall they all harvest,
but winter’s a bummer.

And so Christmas gives Santa a part-time employment,
Till spring when the blooms are his real life enjoyment.
So ask the big guy for garden gifts this year,
Seeds, plants and tools, Santa holds them all dear.

You see malls may be crowded,
vendors hawking their ware,               
but visit a nursery,
stress-free shopping is there.

Now Santa’s flown off,
to the nursery he goes,
and his voice fills the night
with loud Hoe! Hoe! Hoes!


As Always...Happy Gardening!

Author: Lee @A Guide To Northeastern Gardening Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.


  1. You've thought of quite a bit, and these are all great ideas! I want the Plant of the Month! :)

  2. They also have the herb kits for the kitchen windowsill and how about a decorative watering can! LOVE the poem!

  3. Do you have any brands of garden tool kits that you like? I got one as a gift several years ago that had heavy-duty trowel, fork, short hoe and two types of clippers with an extension piece that I just cannot locate anywhere online. Any thoughts where I might find something similar and good quality?

  4. Any garden tools with the name Fiskars on it are usually good qualtiy. The Fiskars Garden Bucket Caddy is a nice one that I have been using for years. It has a trowel, fork and clipper. You can also purchase additional clippers to put into the pockets. :)

  5. Wow, thanks for the great suggestions--I might have to buy some of them for myself. ;-) So glad we found each other in the blogosphere!

  6. Great,If you are planning to present gardening books to gardener then it should be a valuable gift for them because books guide them suitably in making their garden attractive. I really enjoy this article.


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