I was inspired to write a blog post with gift ideas for gardeners after I signed up for Tara's seed exchange at her blog, She's Rooted Home. If you want more info, head on over to her page and sign up; the more the merrier and partners are paired up twice a year in the fall and in the spring. I was paired with a sweet gardener in my area and I've been shopping like crazy so I thought it would be fun to share some of my finds with you!
Personally, I tend to be a quality over quantity type person and I love getting gifts that I wouldn't typically purchase for myself. So that is the approach I took for most of the gift ideas included here but I realize that some people like to give multiple gifts and "multiply" the fun! So I have both personalities covered.
First up, a great hat. I love wearing a hat not only to protect my skin from the sun but because I don't have to do my hair! It's a win win and just because we are getting dirty doesn't mean we can't look cute doing it. My favorite hat and the one I wear all the time is from Carly Jean LosAngeles. It is the Ventura Hat.
Don't be discouraged if they are out of stock; just enter your email and they will send you a notification when they are restocked. I got mine a couple years ago and it is a staple for them. I've put this hat in a suitcase and it has held its shape nicely. I love it! I'm going to buy the light tan one next...or maybe the black...or both. If you are in a hurry and can't wait for them to restock the Ventura, check out their other cute styles!
A good pair of scissors always comes in handy and I have multiple pairs because I always misplace mine. I love this pair of stainless steel scissors (left). Simple. Well-made. You can enjoy them for years...if you don't misplace them! haha If you are looking for a budget friendly version, and aren't quite ready to splurge on the stainless steel, head to Etsy and search for garden sheers. They have a lot of cute options in the $10 range! To the (right) I found these mint green sheers. The color is oh so fun and I like the thumb catch.
Next up, a scoop! Time to trade in the red solo cups or shallow hand shovels we've been using and upgrade to a practical tool that many gardeners forget to source for themselves. This scoop is on my personal wish list. Last but not least in the tool department, a square hoe from Magnolia. Efficiency is key in the garden because there is always so much to get done and this hoe will help gardeners get their plants in the ground quickly and in style.
Well there couldn't be a "seed exchange" without seeds! Lately I've been learning more about heirloom seeds and I've slowly been starting my collection. If you want to know more about seeds, check out my friend, Tiffany's, post at Down a Cow Trail. There are a lot of great seed sources but a couple of reputable online vendors you can check out are Seed Savers and True Leaf Market.
- Colander Trug - This trug is a practical basket that is budget friendly. The plastic material has drain holes for rinsing your harvest and it is a nice size. This is a popular basket online and it took me some time to find one in stock at the right price.
- Wire Basket - I liked this basket because it is practical for the garden and easy to clean but can also be great to store harvest goodies on the counter. Dual purpose for the win!
- Woven Basket - This basket comes in two sizes. I kinda like the little one for berries and cherry tomatoes and it is a great basket to give your little ones to help them enjoy the harvest experience and feel like one of the big kids. *Wink*
- Harvest Apron - I thought this was a fun spin on a harvest "basket" and might be a great option for mamas who have their hands held by little helpers or are harvesting fruits and veggies that are a little higher up. Anthropologie has the half apron version.
This tote by Martha Stewart is a gardener's briefcase. Keep all your hand tools, twine, scissors, gloves, sunscreen and salt and pepper shakers in one place. Come to think of it, really cute salt and pepper shakers would be another fun gift idea. Please tell me I'm not the only one that eats tomatoes like apples.
I'm really into copper accents right now and love the glitz this watering can offers the home or garden. You could use it for watering potted plants and herbs or watering starter seeds. I love beautiful pieces that serve a purpose.
Well I hope some of these gift ideas for gardeners proved helpful for you. If you decide to gift any of of these items or maybe order a gift for yourself, I'd love for you to tag me over on instagram at the CountryYuppie and show me how you are putting these items to good use.
If you happen to be harvesting any strawberries or spinach right now, check out my Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe.
Happy gardening my friends!