The Best Gifts for Gardeners

A Selection of Useful, Quality Gifts for the Serious Gardener

I've hand-picked this selection of best gifts for gardeners based on their usefulness, quality and durability. From the greenhouse of her dreams to the best pair of pruners he'll ever own, these gifts are all things I either own myself, or would like to receive or give as a gift. (The greenhouse is on my own Santa list!)

BEST GIFTS UNDER $20.

Paper Pot Maker
Never buy seed-starting pots again! Newspaper pots can be planted straight in the ground where they decompose quickly.Fun to make on  winter evenings in front of TV. $19.95.
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Herb Drying Rack
A handy and beautiful way to dry herbs, garlic or peppers. Harvest herbs when they are at their peak, prior to flowering, and just hang 'em up! $19.95
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The Intelligent Gardener
Compost alone is not enough to grow truly nutrient dense food. Learn how to organically fertilize for optimal nutrition. $15.25
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Herb Scissors
Very handy and speedy for snipping fresh herbs into stews,  or onto plates before serving. Sharp and fun to use, they'll make you want to run out to get fresh herbs to serve with every meal. $14.95
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Nitrile Gardening Gloves
My favorite gloves, even against more expensive ones. No seams, very comfy, come in lots of colors. Also available totally coated in nitrile, for working in the wet. $5.95
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Snuggle Socks
Okay, so they don't have anything to do with gardening, but I couldn't resist! Just the thing for snuggling up with a good gardening book or seed catalog next the fire on a cold winters night. $17.95
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BEST GIFTS FOR GARDENERS $20 - $50

Hori Hori Knife
Hori hori means "diggy diggy" in Japanese, and it's my #1 most used tool for almost everything: weeding, planting, dividing, working in containers and more. 
Truly indispensible. 
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Stainless Steel 
Compost Pail
Won't pick up odors and is just the right size for the kitchen counter. Carrying handle makes it easy to dump out every time you head out back. $39.95
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Tomato Grow
Bag Kit
Everything you need but the seed. Fun for patios, balconies or even on your front porch, this garden in a bag will brighten any sunny spot. $26.95
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The Resilient Gardener
The best book ever on how to grow food and calories (including protein) as sustainably as possible, with minimal inputs. Taught me A LOT. Highly readable. $23.34 
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Teaming With Microbes
A great winter read!
Healthy plants need soil microbes. Learn to make actively-aerated compost tea, which is teeming with good soil microbes.$22.41
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Self-Watering
Vegetable Planter
Lets you grow container vegetables without having to water them every day. The reservoir of water in the bottom wicks up to water plants as they need it. Great for peppers,  tomatoes. lettuce or herbs $39.95
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Truly Squirrel-Proof 
Bird Feeder
Weight of a squirrel tips the feeder forward, knocking squirrel off, while little doors close to prevent spilling seed. Ingenious! $39.95
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Seed Saving Kit
This sweet little box made of recycled steel has tins and labels for saving seeds, as well as glassine envelopes for sharing or trading seeds. Instructions for seed saving included. $25.95
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Vertical Gardening
Woolly Pocket
Guaranteed to keep the wall dry and can be used indoors! I think they are gorgeous on a patio wall spilling over with herbs. $39.95 Other sizes too.
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BEST GIFTS FOR GARDENERS $50 -$100

Mortise & Tenon Raised Bed 
The best design I've ever seen. Solid red cedar for durability and beauty, assembles in seconds without tools. Single tier 2'x4'x8' size $79.95. Many other sizes.
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Half Moon Hoe
AKA "Swan Neck" hoe. Very sharp, cuts weed roots off just below the surface. Used standing upright, it saves the back and is easy to maneuver around crops. Lifetime warranty. $79.95
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Worm Factory
Let earthworms eat your kitchen scraps! They'll turn them into the richest,  homemade garden fertilizer available. I keep mine right in the kitchen! Odor-free. $99.95
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Felco Pruners
Felcos will be the last pair of pruners you'll ever need to buy. The favorite of professionals everywhere. Fit the hand well. I've used my Felco #2s for 30 years. $54.95 to $64.95
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Pickling Crock with Lid and Weights
 DELICIOUS homemade sauerkraut has 10 times the probiotic value of pills or "yogurts" for a fraction of the cost. $69.95 for the 1-gallon kit.
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Traditional Top-to-Bottom Composter
Yard waste and kitchen scraps go in the top, compost scoops out the bottom. Great for smaller quantities of compost. $99.00
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Solo Stove
The coolest backpacking or emergency stove EVER! Burns twigs, boils a quart of water in under 10 minutes! $69.95
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BEST GIFTS FOR GARDENERS $100 - 500

Compact 2-Tier
Sunlite Garden
Perfect for starting seeds in smaller spaces. Lights are easy to adjust up and down, and the perfect spectrum for growing healthy seedlings indoors. $319.00
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Jora Dual Batch Compost Tumbler
Built to last, easy to turn even when full. When one side is full, leave it to finish and use the other side. Insulated so works in winter too. $399.95 Other sizes available.
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EZ Wizard
Compost Tumbler
Rests on a roller base for easy turning. When compost is finished, just roll it off the base and out to the garden to unload. 
$163.95
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2' x 4' Rolling
Patio Planter
A raised bed on wheels! This sturdy red cedar planter is big enough to keep you in fresh salad greens, radishes, tomatoes herbs and more. Other sizes too. $249.95
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Excalibur 5-Tray Food Dehydator
The easiest, lowest-labor way to preserve the harvest for later use in soups or snacks. Excalibur makes the best quality dehydrators in the world. $234.95 Other sizes available.
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All American
Pressure Canner
The best and safest canner on the market. This 15.5 qt model holds 7 quart jars for putting up lots of tomatoes or applesauce. Many other sizes available. $249.95
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BEST GIFTS FOR GARDENERS > $500

3 Tier Sunlight Garden
This is the best indoor seed starting setup of its size available anywhere. Lights are the ideal spectrum for plants, & easy to adjust as plants grow. $599.00
Other sizes available.
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Riverstone Monticello
Greenhouse
Quick set up, built to last with twin-walled polycarbonate panels. Grow greens year-round and grow your own starts. 8' x 8' x 7'6" $2499.00 & free shipping. Larger sizes available.
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Riga V Commercial
Grade Greenhouse
9'8" x 17'2" x 7'9", twin-walled polycarbonate panels insulate and allow you to grow greens & roots all winter. Snow-shedding design. $4,559.00 & free shipping. Smaller sizes available.
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