Tag Archives: gardening/yard oasis

Gardening Gift Ideas Are Blooming

Gardening Gift Ideas

gardening gift ideas: spring-quote
Photography credit: Erika Gidley Photography

Spring is here and it has me thinking about the perfect gardening gift ideas. I myself have what they call a black thumb, if I’m not forgetting to water my plants, then I’m over-watering them. But I do have many loved ones with very green thumbs. I’m in awe of their beautiful gardens and often enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of their labors. They were my inspiration, I wrote this list thinking about gifts that they would love and that I would really enjoy gifting to them. From very special garden teas and seed bon bons to high quality tools, there is something on this list for every gardener and every occasion.

16 Gift Ideas for Gardeners

1. Harvest Basket

gardening gift ideas: harvest basketA-tisket a-tasket a sturdy harvest basket. This stylish, utilitarian basket reflects the very best of Maine’s long tradition of functional art and craftsmanship.

Available from Maine Garden Products: Pike’s Original Maine Garden Hod

2. Farmer’s Toolbelt

gardening gift ideas: farmers-toolbeltThis handmade leather tool belt was custom designed for the florists at Floret. They love it’s utility and design so much that they are making it available on their website.

Available from Floret: Brown Leather Farmer-Florist Toolbelt

3. Gloves For a Green Thumb

gardening gift ideas: gardener glovesLightweight and durable these colorful gloves keep hands dry, clean and safe from thorns.

Available from Gardener’s Supply Company: Nitrile Gloves

4. Soil Scoop

gardening gift ideas: soil-scoopI love this tool’s leaf shaped scoop. It has a solid birch handle with a stainless steel soil scoop and serrated edges for excavating dense, root-filled soil.

Available from UncommonGoods: Birch Handle Classic Soil Scoop

5. English Gardening Tool

gardening gift ideas: Wood-Garden-Dibber-Row-Marker-SetThis nifty tool seems to be much more common in an English tool shed than on this side of the pond. It’s so clever and functional, surely any gardener would love this timeless tool. It’s designed to ensure planting seeds in straight lines and at a consistent soil depth.

Available from Scoutmob: Wood Garden Dibber & Row Marker Set

6. Heavy Duty Soap

gardening gift ideas: gardeners_soapDesigned to get the grimiest gardening hands clean with bits of pumice and coffee grounds for scrubbing power. Rich moisturizing properties for hardworking hands with coconut and olive oils included in the all natural ingredients.

Available from Irish Twins Soap Company: Gardener’s Rustic Handmade Soap

7. Waxed Canvas Tote

gardening gift ideas: Garden-ToteWaxed canvas gives this tote heavy duty construction that’s water resistant. A multitude of pockets keep tools organized and at easy reach. The stunning craftsmanship and design means it also works great for quick grocery store runs or even as a diaper bag 🙂

Available from Frost River: Crosby Garden Tote

8. Hardcore Tool

gardening gift ideas: weeding-toolHeirloom quality garden tools, handmade in Holland with a lifetime guarantee. This is a hardcore weeding tool that gets the job done and will keep getting the job done season after season.

Available from Garden Tool Company: Hand Cultivator by Sneedboer

9. Framed Print

gardening gift ideas: print“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”

Avid gardeners and artists, Suzanne and Edgar Cabrera turn drawings from their personal sketchbooks into custom prints like this potted jade cutting paired with a lovely gardening quote.

Available from Etsy: Audrey Hepburn Quote Print by An Open Sketchbook Design Studio

10. Bird House

gardening gift ideas: birdhouseA unique birdhouse or bird feeder is a wonderful gift for a gardener. I love this handmade birdhouse crafted from vintage yardsticks and tart tins!

Available from Etsy: Yardstick Birdhouse by Junk Whisperers

11. Florist’s Knife

gardening gift ideas: florist-knifeThe #1 item for anyone harvesting fresh flowers from their garden.  Trust me on this one, thanks to having a professional florist for a mother-in-law, I am a converted scissors-abuser when it comes to arranging fresh flowers.

Scissors crush the end of the flower and they can’t drink water efficiently. A nice clean cut with a florist knife makes for happy flowers!

Available from Amazon: Victorinox Florist Grafting Knife

12. Kneepads

gardening gift ideas: kneepadsComfortable knee pads that stay in place and most importantly don’t cut off your circulation!

Washable, waterproof and durable.

Available from Wildflower Seed & Tool Company: Kneelon Knee Pads

13. Plantable Pencils

gardening gift ideas: pencilsI knew pencils were an important part of a gardener’s toolkit, but who knew they had this many uses?!

These pencils are doubly perfect for any gardener because the sustainably harvested cedar wood body also holds a water activated seed capsule. Once it’s served it’s purpose as a pencil and has been sharpened down to a stub, this pencil gets new life in their herb garden.

Available from Amazon: Sprout Pencils

14. Seed Bombs

gardening gift ideas: seed-bonbonsThe perfect treat for any gardener! These gourmet seed bombs look like chocolate delights, but they are for planting, not eating. So bonus, calorie free! 🙂

Each handmade seed bon bon includes clay, organic compost and seeds. Boxed treat varieties include: italian herbs, edible flowers, cocktail garnishes, herbal teas and more.

Available from Etsy: Garden Bon Bons from Moulton Gifts for the Garden

15. Authentic Manure Tea

gardening gift ideas: manure-teaPremium soil conditioner teas bring the power of manure without having to handle that stinky goodness. To brew Authentic Haven Brand “Moo Poo Tea”, steep the bag in a bucket of water and let it brew in the sun for 1-3 days. Not your Momma’s sun tea!

Available from The Manure Tea Shop: Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew Tea

16. Gardener’s Apron

gardening gift ideas: apronA handmade100% heavy duty linen utility apron with double pockets for extra storage. Available in 7 fabrics with optional monogramming.

Available from Etsy: Linen Utility Apron by BicoEstonia

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

T-minus 10 days until Mother’s Day and you’re starting to sweat aren’t you? We’re sorry that giftbug isn’t here yet to help you pick the perfect gift for your Mom or your wife, but let us see if we can help this year with a few suggestions…

1. The Sweet Tooth

jeni's ice cream

What a beautiful world we live in with decadent luxuries like gourmet ice cream delivery, yes that’s right GOURMET ice cream DELIVERY! If you can’t be with her on her special day, send her something as sweet as she is from the flavor artists that have hand crafted batches of ice cream with names like Goat Cheese With Red Cherries and Brown Butter Almond Brittle. They’ve even created a special collection for Mother’s Day that includes flavors like  Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet, however seeing as none of the collection includes a very important ingredient called chocolate, for my Mom and Mother-in-law I’m thinking Roxbury Road and Queen City Cayenne are what’s called for here.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

2. The Wine Lover

picnic gift - Sangria Pitcher

Spring is here, and what better way to toast Mom than out on the patio with a cool pitcher of Sangria in Mom’s beautiful new Sangria pitcher. This cheerful pitcher is handmade and hand-painted in Toledo, Spain and each one is unique. As an authentic Sangria pitcher it has a lightly pinched spout to keep the fruit and ice in it’s place, pouring out only the refreshing, homemade cocktail. (Remember part of this whole beautiful scene we’ve painted here involves you making the sangria and serving Mom…)

Sangria Pitcher from La Tienda

3. The Coffee Lover

Aeropress Coffee Maker

Anyone who loves a great cup of coffee, REALLY loves a great cup of coffee and they are going to REALLY love this. The AeroPress is basically two pieces of plastic that fit in a purse, briefcase or diaper bag and with just hot water and some great coffee grounds they can brew a pretty fantastic cup of coffee in just 30 seconds. Professional tasters/coffee snobs are praising the smooth rich flavor and you can’t beat the convenience and portability. Have great coffee grinds, will travel.

The Aero Press from Seattle Coffee Gear

4. The Gardener

Hummingbird Feeder

Anyone that I know who loves to garden or landscape, loves their hummingbirds. This is a really fabulous feeder that is unique, handmade and recycled. It will be a great statement piece in the garden for flying visitors as well as the two-legged kind. I love how original and colorful it is and I’m sure your gardening Mom will as well.

Flower Hummingbird Feeder from Uncommon Goods

5. The New Mom

Rockabye Baby Lullabies: Dave Matthews Band

For the new Moms who wouldn’t trade a minute of their new normal, where sleep is a rare extravagance, speed showering is an Olympic sport and grown-up time in general has been traded in for the best job they’ll ever have; this is the perfect gift to merge a little piece of their old life with their new one. Plus, it’s never too early to introduce their mini-me to what great rock and roll sounds like.

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Dave Matthews Band

From Pearl Jam and Bon Jovi to U2 and Guns N Roses there are more than a dozen bands who have made their music available to their future fans.  “Rockabye Baby transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies. Guitars and drums are traded for soothing mellotrons, vibraphones and bells, and the volume is turned down from an eleven to a two.”  Sooo…all I’ll say about this unique version is that it also doubles as an awesome name that tune drinking game when Mom finally does get that much needed night out.