Fall is upon us, and winter is just around the corner. Unless you have a greenhouse or indoor garden, this sign pretty much marks the end of the growing season for most gardeners. However, winter will come and go soon enough, and before you know it, spring will be knocking on the door, begging you to come out and play in the garden once more.
With that in mind, we challenged some top-notch gardeners, both professional and amateur, to compile a list of some of their best garden gadgets and gifts. However, there were some requirements. These garden gifts had to be well made and also offer utility without having to get a line of credit from the bank to purchase them.
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Our friends were more than happy to help and gave us a comprehensive list of the best gardener gifts from which to choose. We whittled that list down to eight of our favorite gifts for the garden. We also ensured that these products were a good fit for our readers by reading through hundreds of customer reviews and choosing the products we felt offered the best all-around value. All of these products are under a $50 price point, while some are way under.
If you just can’t wait, here’s the full list of gardening gifts:
1) VonHaus Folding Garden Kneeler with Tool Bag
2) Jellas 3-in-1 Soil pH Meter
3) Keter 40 tool storage rack
4) Gardirect Insect Hotel
5) Weeding Wand Standing Weeder
6) Edwards Tools Bulb Planter
7) Fasite 7-pocket Gardening Belt
8) Scuddles Heavy Duty Gardening Tool Set
But, we describe each one below and let you know why we hand-selected each gift.
Give a Gift or Get a Gift
With a few holidays headed our way, now may be the perfect time to surprise your favorite gardener, or even yourself, with a cool gardening gift to make your life a little easier. Even without a holiday, receiving gifts from someone or giving gifts to yourself is always a good feeling, especially when it’s one you like! So, let’s get started.
The first item on the garden gift list grabbed our attention for a variety of reasons. We were thoroughly impressed with its concept, as well as its functionality, reasonable price, and quality reviews. By the way, this list of gifts is in no particular order.
Everybody Needs a Little Help: VonHaus Garden Kneeler
Anyone who works in the garden knows being down on your knees for any length of time can be painful. Older folks tend to stiffen up if they remain in one position too long and getting up can be just as tough. If this situation sounds familiar, take this recommendation as a sign to purchase one of these kneelers.
Here’s a smartly designed garden helper that makes those tasks much easier. Simple in its concept and yet wonderfully effective, our first product comes with compelling and positive recommendations from the people who own them.*
*Ironically, ours arrived just this morning, and my wife loves it! True story. Sign for the package and begin enjoying it immediately.
Trust me. This item is easier to use than it is to pronounce.
A folding garden bench that easily transforms from a sitting bench to a cushioned kneeling pad.
All Dirt is not Created Equal: Jellas Soil pH Meter
A neutral pH level is 7.0. Above that, it is alkaline, below that number, acidic. Perhaps even more important than having the best soil is having the correct soil with the proper pH level for your plants. Some plants, such as blueberries, require acidic soil, while other plants, such as clematis, require an alkaline medium. A plant with yellow spots can be a sign of low pH, while a growing deficiency can be a sign of high pH.
For the price, we adore the
Measures the moisture, light and pH levels of your soil.
Garden Tool Organizer
Many of us are familiar with the phrase, “Get the right tool for the job.” While that’s definitely true, after you do, where do you put all those new tools and gifts for gardening and yard work? Organic Daily Post examined numerous handy tool holders and chose the Keter 40 tool storage rack. It is more stable than many other models, holds more tools, and comes with a better price tag.
A Room at the Inn: Gardirect Insect Hotel
Attractive and functional, everyone loves this little insect hotel that attracts a host of beneficial bugs to your garden.
So many of our little winged friends offer immeasurable benefits to help our gardens and plants that we cannot list them all here. It’s a tough world out there, and sometimes they could use a little help from us. Well now, returning the favor couldn’t be easier with the Gardirect Insect Hotel.
Extended Weed Puller: Weeding Wand
Weeding is a labor-intensive endeavor. You bend, stoop, and pull until your back aches and your knees hurt only to look down and see how little you have accomplished. Fortunately, weeding the old fashioned way is no longer necessary.
Next on our list is not only functional, but it is easy to use and can save you a lot of bending. It is best when the ground is softer or wet, and coming in at an angle helps.
We had to go with the Weeding Wand Standing Weeder.
Hand Held Bulb Planter
We all enjoy the beauty of a tulip or the majesty of a bearded iris. Who doesn’t? That aside, planting them or any bulb for that matter can be laborious and time-consuming. This situation is no longer the reality with the Edwards Tools Bulb Planter.
This hand-held garden tool is simple to use, effective, and inexpensive. Those factors combined make it our top pick.
Made of reinforced steel that resists bending.
Hands Free & Handy
Next up is a simple, wearable garden pouch that will come in handy more often than you would think. It may seem like a simple idea, and it is, but that doesn’t diminish the value of its utility. Great for carrying tools, holding cut flowers, or for toting weeds you’ve just pulled, this multi-functional garden helper is the FASITE 7-pocket Gardening Belt.
Something Special for Her
Spring is a time of renewal. There is no better time to renew her old garden tools with a new set of high-quality ones designed to make working in the garden easy on the body and pleasant on the eyes. These tools and gloves come in an attractive and rugged carrier bag decorated with a lovely floral print she’ll appreciate. Lightweight, good looking and durable, this bag comes with a complete set of garden tools, as well as gloves, containing everything she’ll need to maintain the garden or to start a new one.
Rounding out our best gifts list is the Scuddles Heavy Duty Gardening Tool Set.
This garden tool set is the perfect gift for the beginner or experienced lady gardener.
Bonus Gift Idea
This idea falls into the bonus category because few models are under our $50 price limit, but another great gift idea for gardeners is an AeroGarden. It allows you to garden indoors all year round, and there’s even a version for kids.
Well, this wraps up our great gardening gifts list. We know you’ll find something on this gifts list that is sure to please that special gardener in your life, even if it’s you!