Gift Ideas for the Beginning Gardener

We love it when someone we know takes a sudden interest in gardening. Those first tentative tries frequently meet with limited success, but that doesn’t seem to squash their enthusiasm.

If the beginning gardener holds a spot on your holiday gift list, read on for some brilliant gift ideas. (Find gift ideas for the experienced gardener here),

 

Gloves

Atlas Nitrile Tough Glove

While no one pair of gloves will meet every gardening task, we think these are ideal and pretty close to “all purpose.” So inexpensive you might end up purchasing a pair for yourself too! Buy them at Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

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Vremi 9 Piece Garden Tools Set with 6 Ergonomic Gardening Tools

Every gardener needs a set of sturdy hand tools and this set includes the basics: weeder, digger, trowel, rake, pruners, gloves, sprayer and transplanter in a cute tote bag. It’s a best-seller at  Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

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Premium Garden Kneeling Pad

Bending over in the garden becomes tedious so gift your budding gardener with a back-saving kneeling pad. We like this one because it’s extra-thick and easy to clean. Find it in green, pink or blue at Amazon.com.

 

 

 

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One Touch Rain Wand

Lightweight yet durable, the One-Touch rain wand from Dramm is ideal for both earth and container gardens. Get it at Amazon.com.

 

 

Books

 

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“The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible”

A must-have if your newbie gardener intends on growing vegetables. It’s probably the most comprehensive book on vegetable gardening on the market today. Buy it at Amazon.

 

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“Plants you Can’t Kill”

Think back to your first days puttering in the garden — and that nagging fear that you were going to kill everything you touched. This is the ideal book to give self-confidence to the beginning gardener. It’s available at Amazon.

 

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“Beginners Illustrated Guide to Gardening”

With step-by-step instructions and lots of photos, your gardening giftee will learn everything from how to read plant tags at the nursery, how to start seeds, how to mow a lawn and even how to prune. This guide is indispensable for the new gardener and available at Amazon.