Gardeners are a creative bunch, and while giving them anything growing in a pot will light them up, buying them something a little bit different can pose a challenge. Guys are especially tricky, as many gardening gifts are geared toward women, but the online world is rife with plenty of sweet options for the guy who loves plants. We’ve created this list to help inspire you while you shop, and maybe to reveal that ideal “aha!” type of gift you’ve been looking for. The items below are ordered from most expensive to least expensive to make things easier.
We would be remiss if we didn’t appeal to the lawn enthusiast right off the bat. If he doesn’t have a cordless mower yet, it’s time to get him upgraded. This awesome mower comes in different deck sizes to tackle any size lawn.
Beekeeping is a popular trend among gardening enthusiasts. We all know bees are dying in alarming numbers, and starting a hive in your backyard is a great way to keep the bees happy and healthy. Plus, you’ll get free honey as a bonus.
Men like their workspaces, and this potting bench will make the perfect station for him while he’s hard at work in the yard. Contains a cabinet, a drawer, and a rust-proof metal work surface.
One of the best ways to dispose of yard waste is to toss it into a compost bin with plant-based food scraps. The downside of many composters, though, is that you need to stir them frequently. Fortunately, this rotund dude comes with a tumbling device to make compost churning a breeze.
The best way for a man to enjoy his garden after a hard day’s work is by dangling in a comfy cloth chair. These large hanging hammocks are an excellent addition to any backyard.
A pair of lightweight pants is a godsend in the hot summer, especially when they easily convert into a pair of shorts. They come in several colors and sizes, too.
This manly case full of serious gardening tools is like a treasure box for any gardener. It contains 12 tools for getting serious with weeding, digging, and pruning, and a spray bottle to keep pesky spouses away.
The only thing better than enjoying your garden by day is finding fun ways to light it up at night. This set of four solar lights changes colors for a little ambient mood lighting. A great addition for patio parties or nights relaxing in the hammock.
The versatility of Crocs makes them an excellent shoe for gardening. He can get them filthy and clean them up easily, they’re fine getting wet, and they’re ventilated to feel good on hot summer days. They also come in every color imaginable.
This sleek kit contains everything a guy needs to start four different bonsai trees from seed. Any gardener will get a kick out of the delicate care required to make a bonsai thrive, although this kit is great for beginners, too. It’s like therapy in a box.
Growing food is a blast, but growing funky food is a kick in the pants. This awesome gift box contains everything your favorite gardener needs to grow five different unusual-looking vegetables. Start indoors or outside in a raised bed.
If your gardening guy is a dad, he’ll love this appeal to his epic gardening skills. It comes in various sizes and colors so you can find him the best fit.
A strong cup of coffee or tea is the perfect start to a hard day’s work in the garden. This mug will fill him with hot liquid and pride with its message of awesomeness.
Matthew Benson takes his readers through the story of his own farm-to-table operation, offering expert advice on how anyone can grow great food on their own. Includes beautiful photographs and a wealth of information any home gardener will appreciate.
Pruning can get a little hairy, especially where thorny plants are concerned. This stylish pair of cowhide gloves will protect his wrists from barbs and bugs while he gives his favorite plants a much-needed trim.
There’s nothing worse than being elbow-deep in your plants and not having a pruning knife when you need one. This handy wooden knife not only looks great, it’ll be his constant companion when he’s tending to the garden.
If he’s going to wear a sun hat, he might as well look good doing it. This wide-brimmed shade-caster will keep the UV rays off and his skin looking healthy. It comes in a variety of colors, too.
Let’s be honest, a lot of guys are obsessed with their lawns. This T-shirt will let them unabashedly fly their lawn-freak flag and show the world they mean business when it comes to grass.
As a gift for the lawn ornament enthusiast, this wry comedic book is filled with pictures and hilarious, Monty Python-esque writing. Killer garden gnomes are no laughing matter, but your gardener won’t be able to help himself.
Who doesn’t love bees? Well, maybe all those pesticide manufacturers. But if your guy is serious about his garden, then he’ll know the value of bees and he’ll appreciate the message on this cap.
That’s a wrap on the gifts, but the list goes on. Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to find that special something for the gardening guy in your life. Good luck with your search!
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