Whether the gardener on your list is a novice or an expert, we have suggestions for a gift he or she will appreciate. Suggestions in a wide range of prices.
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Tubtrugs are made of flexible, non toxic food grade material and sport two handles. Ideal containers for garden clippings and just about anything else. Choose from three sizes, from 3 to 10 gallons, and 10 gallon–and a variety of colors. Try the Jelly Bean color for a festive look. Available from Amazon.
The best pruner ever for just about everything. Easy to clean and maintain. Comfortable handgrip. You are sure to get your money’s worth from this universal gardening tool. Available from Amazon.
A look at the history of the White House gardens from plant-obsessed George Washington to the kitchen garden of Michelle Obama. Includes some Presidential family vignettes, such as Eisenhower’s putting green and Jackie Kennedy’s roses. Great for historians a well. A lovely read! Available from Amazon.
Keep your feet warm and dry this winter with the ideal garden clog. Wear them in the rain. Clean them with a hose. Easy to slip on and off. Available in different styles and a wide variety of colors. Try the polka dots: reminiscent of Christmas lights! Available from Amazon.
Want to know the soil pH before planting your lettuce and azaleas? Always striving to keep your soil moist but not wet? Take away the guesswork with one quality instrument that calculates soil pH and soil moisture without chemicals and batteries. Small enough to fit in a pocket! Available from Amazon.
Learn how to create sustainable, healthy gardens without pesticides or fertilizers. This Book will change the way you garden. If you haven’t read it, buy one for yourself as a gift. If you have a copy, buy another one and give it to a friend. A must read for serious gardeners. Available from Amazon.
Convenient garden apron for hands-free harvesting. Hold your garden tools, veggie harvest and kitchen paraphernalia in a versatile, durable, washable apron. Expandable. One size fits all. Available from Amazon.
The classic English watering can in British racing green. The superb design makes watering effortless and the removable brass rose delivers a perfect mist. Timeless. Available from Amazon.
Light weight nylon gloves with nitrile coating. Excellent for routine garden work, especially in warmer climates. Not for use with extremely thorny plants or heavy work. Great value and price with six pairs per pack. Available in fun colors. Put one pair in every stocking! Available from Amazon.
Give the gift of light! Light up the garden with vintage-inspired outdoor light strands. Waterproof and dimmable with a durable cord. And with LEDs, the carbon footprint increase is minimal. Available from Amazon.
For the gardener who has everything. These two and a half inch gold-plated earrings are modeled after the incomparable French haricot vert. What more needs to be said? Available from Orchard Jewelry.
Shown with Tubtrug sold separately.
Take it easy on your back and knees! The best tractor scooter on the market for the gardener who likes to work in a seated position. Seat swivels and adjusts in height. The Scooter also has “front wheel drive” with a tool tray and basket. Buy a Tubtrug to put in the basket and add your harvest. Available from Gardener’s Supply.
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