We all have that friend with a green thumb who seems to be constantly growing and harvesting something new from their garden. But what are some of the best things to gift them? Whether you’re looking for gifts for grandma and her famous rose garden or shopping for a friend who’s just planted their first vegetable patch, here are seven gift ideas for the gardening enthusiast in your life.
Seeds or Sprouts
One of the most obvious gifts to give a garden lover is a plant. This can be in the form of seeds or a sprout to add to their patch. Or, you can find a lovely decorative plant that they can enjoy indoors or outdoors. Before you get something to add to their garden, check what they already grow and do a little bit of research about the kinds of plants that can actually grow in their garden based on the sunlight, temperature, and water conditions. So, no matter who you’re buying a gift for, you can be sure that your favorite garden enthusiast will appreciate a few new additions to their plant collection.
Bring the Garden Indoors
A great gift idea for the gardening enthusiast that seems to always be outdoors is to bring part of the garden indoors for them to enjoy at home. There are great kits for growing a small, specialized garden inside, such as a kitchen herb garden or a propagation station for those sprouts that need some extra attention and care. That way, your friend – and their friends and family – can enjoy the garden inside their home.
Gardening is a hobby that requires a lot of equipment, and every good gardener knows the value of quality tools. One way to brighten the day of your favorite gardening enthusiast is to give them a high-quality and personalized gardening apparatus. This will show them that you recognize their big role in raising the plants in their care, while also giving them something personal and fashionable to use throughout that process.
Décor for the Garden
If your enthusiastic gardener loves to decorate their spaces, you should consider getting them something that can spruce up their garden space. Some popular garden decorations include gazing balls, small statues, or solar-powered fountains. Interesting lighting options can also bring a special atmosphere to the garden after the sun goes down. Help your favorite gardening enthusiast create a special space among their plants with some tasteful garden décor.
Décor for the Home
If your friend loves plants, then they probably also appreciate leaf and plant motifs in their interior decorating. You can get them some home décor that draws on this love for the natural and features garden colors and shapes. For example, there are plenty of options for prints, throw pillows or knick-knacks that speak to the love of gardening. If your friend keeps plants in the home, you can also give them a macramé plant hanger or a decorative pot to help incorporate their plants into the décor of the space.
You can help your gardening enthusiast friend bring the joys of their garden with them wherever they go when you gift them jewelry that draws on plant and garden themes. For instance, many necklaces and earrings feature flowers and leaves. Simply find their favorite plant and give them jewelry that plays on the motifs of the flora that inspires them. Best of all, there are plenty of local jewelers who specialize in bespoke pieces so that you can offer a one-of-a-kind gift.
Books for Gardening
No matter how knowledgeable or experienced the gardener in your life may be, they’re probably excited to learn more about plants. That’s why giving a book about gardening can be a great way to help them grow alongside their garden while learning more. There are books about gardening in general and also for specific niches; figure out your friend’s favorite aspects of gardening and find a book that tickles that interest.