Top 10 gifts for gardeners

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(Updated December 2015)

Whether you’re gift hunting for a new gardener or a seasoned one, these top 10 ideas are sure to be appreciated.


This includes a bin for mixing soil, vented shelves, slots for gardening tools and wheels for portability. This cart is a handy workstation for $74.88.

This decorative fruit fly trap is easily disguised on a countertop, but effectively traps fruit flies with a non-toxic lure. One trap and three packets of lure cost $19.95. Additional lure is sold in sets of three for $5.95.


Dry herbs cut fresh from your garden with this rack. It can be hung in the kitchen, giving cooks easy access to the herbs they need.

 This pea sheller attaches to a kitchen countertop or table and can be used for fresh peas and shelled beans. At $47.95, the Pea Sheller Jr. is sure to make things easier for someone who loves to freeze their garden’s peas and beans.

Promising a kink-free design and “lay flat technology,” this 50-foot, ⅝-inch garden hose is lightweight and easy to coil. For $34.97, this hose comes with a lifetime warranty.


A birdbath adds a finishing touch to any garden. This one is 15 inches wide and 22 inches tall.


Gardeners can use this gift right away to prepare for spring planting. Included in the kit are: 24-cell GrowEase Seed Starters, 9 quarts of Germinating Mix, 24 wooden seedling markers easy grow fertilizer. Priced at $44.95, this kit has everything needed to jump-start the outdoor growing season

Compiled by the American Horticultural Society, the New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques is especially useful for new gardeners. Complete with illustrations, step-by-step techniques and a helpful index, this guide is a must for as little as $14.

Birds frequently visit gardens, so why not give your gardener a hummingbird feeder for his or her backyard? Priced at $17.78, this feeder has an antique look and features four perches so several bird can feed at the same time.

Gardeners will appreciate a small, countertop composter for food scraps and coffee grounds while the weather is cold and the compost bin is in the far corner of the backyard. This compost pail will keep food scraps for up to six months without odor.


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Katie Woods grew up in Columbiana, Ohio. Katie likes reading, writing, enjoying the outdoors and DIY projects.



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