Gardening has become a hobby-turned-lifestyle for those who have really dedicated themselves to it. Some choose to start off easy with tending to a small herb or plant garden, while others lean toward growing all of their own produce (and maybe even selling it).
Regardless of how big or small a garden is, there are essential tools and accessories that all gardeners may need at one point or another. Some may include gloves or goggles to avoid getting any dirt, debris or soil on your skin or in your eyes, while others may include hanging outdoor string lights or decorative furniture to spruce up your space.
We’ve rounded up 20 of the best gifts for your favorite gardener, below, that will be sure to make their gardening experience easier and more enjoyable.
If most of your time gardening is spent tending to, and checking on, the soil, you definitely need this soil tester from SONKIR.
What’s great about this tester is that it doesn’t need batteries, and can be easily inserted into 2 to 4 inches of soil. It will test the soil’s moisture, light, and pH to ensure your plants and produce are growing properly (and healthily).
Avoid candles, flames and bug spray with this bug repeller from Thermacell. It’s a scent-free alternative for topical bug spray, and instantly refills in 12 hours.
Keep your hands clean and cool with these bamboo gardening gloves. What’s great about the bamboo material is that it absorbs perspiration, so they’re naturally breathable and won’t stick to your hands while you're gardening.
Plus, they’ll mold to your skin, so that you don’t have to worry about any dirt or debris getting stuck on your hands.
Have all your tools close by and ready to use with this canvas gardening apron. There are several pockets that lay right around the waist area for easy access to all gardening tools. Even more, it ties behind the neck and back for great adjustability.
Put your gardening skills to use from the comfort of your home. This Click and Grow Smart Garden grows herbs such as cilantro, basil and lavender, just to name a few. You can even try the seedless plant pods to watch herbs grow on their own!
Track any and all weather systems and changes with this tool from WeatherFlow. It reports temperature, solar radiation and UV, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, dew point, lightning strikes, rainfall and more. Basically, with this tool, you can become your own at-home weatherperson.
Make your next cocktail stand out with extra ingredients from this cocktail grow kit. Fixins include thyme, lavender, Thai basil, mint, lemon balm, and blue borage. Once they’re fully grown, add them to your already made cocktail and enjoy!
Make your backyard fun for feathered friends with this vibrant, decorative bird feeder. It comes with a mounting or anchoring kit so you can easily hang it on a hook by your patio or garden. It holds approximately one cup of birdseed, so be sure to stock up!
This extended reach hoe and cultivator was designed for working in raised bed gardens, small gardens, and tight access locations. The ComfortGEL grips reduce any tension or straining while gardening, and the 36-inch length of the tool is perfect for long reach and balance.
Turn your backyard garden into the most sought-after hangout with these string lights. The 100 incandescent glass bulbs last for up to 1,000 hours (and four spare bulbs are included just in case). They’re also dimmable for when you want to adjust their brightness.
House your newly grown plants in this ceramic and metal pot planter. It comes in white or gold to perfectly match the interior (or exterior) of your home. Plus, if you have any succulents that may need to be potted, this would be the ideal accessory for them to be planted in.
Your air plants need love, too! This nourishing fertilizer is perfectly suited for the unique needs of air plants, and makes watering them easy—especially for hanging plants or terrariums.
Keep hedges and bushes clean, shaped and trimmed with these hedge shears from Tabor Tools. The precision cuts of these shears will preserve any hedge’s or bush’s health, as the wavy design of the blades cuts all the way to the tip, resulting in smooth, crisp cuts. And the shock-absorbing bumpers on the grips reduce arm and shoulder fatigue while working.
Keep all your gardening tools in one place with this stainless steel set from GardenHOME. The kit includes a weeding fork, cultivator, weeder, transplanter, trowel, a folding stool and a tool bag. The folding stool is the perfect accessory for making gardening more comfortable and less tiring.
This herb garden is the perfect size for a small garden, patio or balcony. It’s designed at an ideal height for harvesting an assortment of herbs, without needing you to bend over to check on them. A liner and herb divider are also included so that you can space out all of the herbs that you’d want to grow.
Easily store all of your produce from harvesting in this wire mesh basket. Even better: You can hose everything off in the actual basket before taking it inside your house!
This 100-foot garden hose is lightweight, durable and flexible, allowing you to easily water all parts of your garden. It has a nine-function spray nozzle, ¾-inch solid brass connectors, a holder, and a storage bag. It’s made of polyester, rubber, and latex, and can be easily stored in a shed.
Looking to start your at-home fermenting journey? Then this is the perfect kit for you. Simply fill the Mason jars with vegetables and salt and top it off with the air locking lid. The kit has step-by-step instructions for how to fulfill the process, and before you know it, you’ll be fermenting your own produce!
The ergonomic design of this watering can make it easy to carry and pour over plants and produce. It’s able to maintain its 1-gallon capacity so you can conveniently water your garden without having to constantly refill it.
Keep your garden (or lawn) free of any excess dirt, debris or leaves with this garden rake from Pottery Barn. It’s made of forged steel with an ash wood handle, and features flexible rubber tines. It also comes with a clear varnish sealant that protects the handle while it’s stored in the shed.