It might seem a bit early for Christmas shopping. After all, it’s not even time for Halloween shopping yet. Still, we can all agree that this year has been a rough one. Sometimes a little bit of early Christmas shopping can be some much-needed fun. Who doesn’t love looking for special gifts for friends and family?
However, when it comes to finding a gift for that special gardener in your life, things get a bit complicated. There are so many stereotypical gifts out there, like gardening coffee table books or cheap gardening tool kits or socks with little trees on them. While cute, these get a bit old if you’re always the plant friend. So why not get a little adventurous and opt for a seriously unique garden-themed kit to wow your special gardener?
If you’re stuck on where to start, don’t fret. We found some incredible gifts for even the most niche gardener in your life. Check out these awesome Christmas gift ideas for gardeners!
The Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Gardeners
1. The Only Right Gift for the Avocado Lover
Who doesn’t love avocado? These delicious plants are a fan favorite, but they’re pretty mysterious when it comes to propagation and growth. This AvoSeedo Avocado Tree Growing Kit takes the mystery out of the avocado growing process. Complete with a unique pit grower boat and a complete guide to growing an avocado from seed, this gift will definitely impress the guacamole lovers in your life. All they’ll need to start growing their plant is an avocado pit and a large glass of clean water. Plus, this product comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
AvoSeedo Avocado Tree Growing Kit
An avocado seed starter that makes growing an avocado tree simple and easy.
2. For the Newbie Gardener
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. This is a pretty typical gardener gift. In fact, most people who mention they’re getting into gardening will get some variation of this kit in their life as a gift. However, a high-quality gardening kit is incredibly valuable to newbie gardeners who are just starting out. There are quite a few tools that are necessary to even start gardening. You could easily find cheap versions that will break down fairly quickly from use, but Scuddles’ 8-piece set will hold up to drops, scrapes, and dirt. It comes with all the basics– a trowel, weeder, cultivator, transplanter, and rake. Don’t forget the gloves and carrying bag! This product comes in a number of color variations that will suit almost any aesthetic.
Scuddles 8-Piece Garden Tools Set
Eight useful tools for the gardener who is just starting out. Comes with an elegant carrying bag.
3. For the Cacti Fanatic
We all have that one friend who has cacti all over their home and their Instagram. Now they can wear their pride with this adorable cactus T-shirt! This shirt displays adorable watercolor art of three different types of succulents with the caption “FREE HUGS!” displayed underneath. Made from cotton and polyester, this shirt is both comfortable and stylish with a very classic fit. This product comes in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can find the perfect version for your cactus-loving pal.
Free Hugs! Cactus T-Shirt
A spikey shirt for the cactus-loving big softie in your life.
4. For the Mushroom Fan
Have you ever considered growing mushrooms from scratch? Few people do– it seems like quite a strange and possibly difficult process that requires a lot of moisture, darkness, and maintenance. Luckily, Back to the Roots makes growing mushrooms easy with their Mushroom Growing Kit. This gift would be perfect for that person in your life who loves mushrooms and gardening! This “mushroom farm” requires little more than the kit itself, the cardboard box it came in, a knife, and plenty of water. It only takes ten days for this mushroom kit to flourish! Choose from regular mushrooms, mini mushrooms, or pink oyster mushrooms for your kit.
Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Growing Kit
Grow mushrooms with ease and learn about how fungi propagate and grow.
5. For the Instagram Gardener
If you have a beautiful garden or plenty of lovely indoor plants, why not show them off on Instagram? For plant parents that love posting photos of their gardens on a regular basis, this copper garden label kit could be an excellent gift. This product includes fifteen copper-plated rose-gold garden labels that can be used outdoors or for indoor plants. For an extra personal touch, the metal is soft enough to engrave with your own custom labels. How cool is that? This simple gift would be perfect for gardeners who want a touch of modern elegance in their garden. Plus, they photograph very well. A little glimmer of light reflecting off of the metal looks fantastic on camera.
Copper Garden Labels - Pack of 15
Fifteen chic rose copper garden labels. Fully reusable and comes with a black permanent marker.
6. For the Funky Gardener
Do you know someone who loves unique vegetables and plants? This funky vegetable kit could be the perfect gift for them! Plant Theatre is known for its unique and elegant plant kits, and this kit is no exception. It comes complete with a variety of unique and colorful edible vegetables, as well as everything needed to start the process of growing them from seed. A simple, easy, and unique gardening experience. This product comes in very modern packaging as well.
Plant Theatre Funky Veg Kit - 5 Vegetables
A full vegetable kit that includes Purple Haze Carrots, Yellow Courgettes, Striped Tomatoes, Red Delicious Brussels Sprouts, and Multi-Colored Brightlights Swiss Chard Sees. Also include planters, growing pots, and peat blocks.
7. For the Rugged Farmer
Every gardener knows that the constant kneeling when tending to plants can be a pretty big pain. In fact, not using the proper padding when working in the garden can cause injury to the knees, especially for gardeners who spend a significant amount of time out in the dirt. This can all be avoided with a high-quality padding solution. Ohuhu’s garden kneeler and seat provide the right amount of knee padding for gardening, as well as a spot to sit when things start getting sweaty. This product also comes with useful storage compartments to keep spray bottles, tools, and more.
Ohuhu Garden Kneeler and Seat
A two-in-one kneeler and seat for gardening. Prevents knee discomfort and injury from kneeling.
8. For the Herb and Spice Lover
Indoor herb gardens are fun and functional things to have in the kitchen. Nothing really compares to having fresh, delicious herbs available while cooking. This cute little herb garden is very aesthetically pleasing and comes with four herb varieties. It also comes with mini planters (complete with an herb garden logo), tags, and peat moss to start the process of growing quickly and easily. The wooden box it comes in also serves as a very cute holder that will fit most kitchen aesthetics. Overall, this is a simple and sweet gift for gardeners and culinary fans alike.
Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit
An herb-growing kit that includes everything a gardener needs to start indoor herb plants. Includes cilantro, parsley, thyme, and basil seeds.
9. For the Bee Lover
Save the bees! Whether your special someone is a huge bee lover or just an environmentalist at heart, this extremely unique gift will surely surprise and delight them. Kibaga’s Mason Bee House is a bamboo-based bee house that can be hung virtually anywhere in a garden. The unique tubular shape inside of this bee house makes it a hotspot for bee activity. Plus, having a colony of mason bees around will stimulate pollination in your garden. Kibaga also produces all-natural attractants and bee homes in other shapes and sizes as well.
KIBAGA Mason Bee House
This bamboo-based bee house encourages the migration and growth of bees. Stimulate pollination and attract an endangered species by simply hanging this planter in your garden.
10. For the Cheeky Friend
What do you get the gardener with a sense of humor for Christmas? Why not this amusing T-shirt? This shirt comes in a variety of sizes and colors and displays the heading “PLANT WHISPERER” with a sprout popping up from the letters. It’s a cute, simple gift that would be perfect for that one friend who never seems to kill their plants. This product is also made from cotton and polyester, so you know you’ll be getting quality and comfort in addition to some laughs.
Plant Whisperer T-Shirt
We get it, you don't kill your plants. (Lucky you.)
11. For the Hydro Homebody
Hydroponics has grown in popularity over the last few years, and it makes sense why. This soil-free method of growing plants has a ton of advantages, such as more efficient uses of water and the ability to grow more plants in a small amount of space. If you know someone who is into hydroponics or might just be interested in the process, this mini hydroponics station from AeroGarden would make an excellent gift. This neat little device includes six different types of herbs and can grow all of them in the same 10-inch space. All your gift-receiver would need to get it started is some freshwater. Glow lights are included!
AeroGarden Black Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden
A mini desktop hydroponic garden kit that comes with herb seeds and can grow up to six plants at once.
These are some incredible gifts! While many gardeners do love a good gardening book, it tends to be the most overused gift for plant parents. These unique gifts should definitely shake things up a bit and impress your plant-loving special someone! Drop us a comment below to tell us which gift you like the most.