Gifts for the Gardener

Do you have a gardener on your holiday gift list? Are you wondering what would be the perfect holiday gift for the ‘gardener who has everything’ or perhaps a gardening ‘newbie’? I’m delighted to provide a few suggestions to assist you!

Books: I love my gardening books, some that I have had for many years and still refer back to. And there are always new publications to enjoy. Paging though a book with information and photography can be a favorite pastime for gardeners during the winter months. Here are my top suggestions this year:

  • ·         The Intimate Garden by Gordon Hayward & Mary Hayward
  • ·         Gardening With Water by James VanSweden
  • ·         Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs by Michael A. Dirr
  • ·         Making the Most of Shade by Larry Hodgson

Tools: Who doesn’t love receiving a new gadget as a gift? There are tools that have been around for years that every gardener should have, and there are some new items available every year. Here are my ideas for gardeners:

  • ·         Classic Soil Knife (aka Hori-Hori knife)
  • ·         Felco Bypass Hand Pruners
  • ·         TubTrugs (in many sizes!)
  • ·         Gloves, so many types for different garden chores, but don’t skimp on quality!

Magazines: I love my garden magazines. And a magazine subscription is a gift that keeps on giving! These are my favorites:

  • ·         Fine Gardening
  • ·         Organic Life
  • ·         Horticulture Magazine
  • ·         The American Gardener


I hope these ideas make your holiday gift giving just a bit easier!