I’ve always appreciated how well Father’s Day is timed with the summer growing season. My dad has always had a green thumb, lovingly caring for our yard, flower beds, and our vegetable garden. Tools and other gardening gifts have always been perfect for Father’s Day. If your dad also loves to sink his hands into the dirt and spend hours creating the perfect garden oasis, he’d love a gardening gift for his special day. Here are some practical, fun, and creative gifts for your gardening father. They’re also great for birthdays, anniversaries, and even Christmas.
Gardening Gifts for Dad
1. 24 Volt Power Assist Wheelbarrow
Whether your dad is getting a little slower in old age or you just want to give him the gift of easier yard work, this power assist wheelbarrow is a fantastic gardening gift for Father’s Day. Your dad can haul loads up to 200 lbs. with ease thanks to the battery operated drive system. It has easy to use pushbutton controls for forward and reverse movement.
Haul dirt, gravel, and heavy plants with ease. Your dad will love it if you spoil him with the awesome wheelbarrow.
2. Personalized Rustic Planter Box
If your Dad also enjoys cooking, he probably appreciates growing his own fresh herbs. Now he can grow them year-round in this gorgeous, personalized planter. Etsy seller North Idaho Concepts handcrafts these rustic window boxes that are perfect for growing herbs in a kitchen windowsill.
When you order, you can have the planter customized with any name or message. Creating a meaningful gift for Father’s Day that your dad will enjoy for years to come.
Check out more herb garden gift sets.
3. Columbia Sportswear Sun Hats
Help your dad avoid sun burn and get a little extra shade with this attractive hat from Columbia Sportswear. Perfect for those long afternoons spent mowing the lawn or weeding the yard, this comfortable hat provides shade and 50 UPF UV protection. The omni wick sweat band helps him stay cool in hot weather and the chin strap keeps the hat firmly in place no matter how windy it is. This is a thoughtful and practical gardening gift for dads.
Available colors: navy, fossil/tan, grill/gray, sage, steel, white
4. Ames Stand-up Garden Weeder
If your dad is always battling weeds and dandelions in his garden, he’ll really appreciate this gift. A stand-up weeder is the easiest way to permanently remove weeds without using harmful chemicals. Just place the claw around the weed, press it in with your foot, pull back and it yanks the weed and its roots from the ground.
This is great to use in vegetable garden beds as it takes care of the weeds without disturbing your plants. Dad will appreciate how easy it is to use, plus it prevents back pain since he can stand up to use it.
Learn more about how to get rid of dandelions.
5. Dad’s Garden Sign
This is a fun gift for gardener dads to claim what’s theirs. 81 Metal Art makes a variety of garden signs from rusted steel, that have a rustic look that changes with time.
Customize the garden with your Dad’s name, or choose from “Dad” “Papa” and “Grandpa.” Available in three sizes, you can find the perfect one to match his garden size.
6. Pruning Shears
There are so many tools that make gardening easier. If your Dad doesn’t have a nice set of pruning shears, you should buy him some ASAP! Pruning shears are perfect for pruning plants, harvesting tasty veggies and herbs in the garden, and trimming off dead leaves and branches.
These professional pruners can cut branches up to 3/4″ in diameter. They’re perfect to add to your father’s tool collection.
Check out more common garden tools and their uses for more Father’s Day gift ideas.
7. Personalized Garden Tools
If you think regular garden tools are too impersonal, you can get your Dad something really special instead. All About Impressions makes personalized garden tools with engraved handles. This set comes with a hand trowel and a cultivator, the perfect tools for any traditional garden bed or even container gardens.
These tools have steel heads with a hardwood handle that is laser engraved with your special message. Personalize it with your dad’s name, an inside joke, or just messages of love and appreciation.
8. Hanging with my Hoes Gardening T-shirt
This funny gardening t-shirt is the perfect gift for dads with a sense of humor. It says “Hanging with my Hoes” and features an illustration of a garden tool rack.
This shirt is cheeky and perfect to wear for an afternoon working in the garden. 100% cotton.
9. Carhartt Men’s Suede Work Glove
A nice pair of work gloves make yard work and gardening so much easier. All dads will appreciate this affordable Father’s Day gift. Made with a suede cowhide palm and palm patch, these gloves provide a firm grip while protecting your hands from cuts and calluses. The knit cuff protects your wrists and keeps debris out of of the glove.
Available in sizes small, medium, large, x-large, and xx-large.
If your dad likes to use technology while he gardens, check out these touchscreen gloves for gardening.
10. Snow Joe Electric Wood Chipper
This electric wood chipper and shredder makes a fantastic gift. I love it because it provides two benefits: it helps your father clear the yard while creating free mulch for his garden. This chipper can shred branches up to 1.5″ thick and is easily portable for any location in your yard.
Easy to operate it comes with a 2 year warranty.
11. Sloggers Garden Clogs
These waterproof garden clogs are perfect for all of Dad’s favorite outdoor activities. Easy to slip on, it keeps dirt and garden messes outside the house while it’s comfort lined for a day of hard work.
Available in men’s sizes 9 to 12.
12. Dad Pun Plant Markers
If your father enjoys cracking Dad Jokes, he’ll really appreciate these plant markers. These wooden plant markers are laser engraved with garden themed puns. Each set comes with six markers in a gift box. You can even add a personalized engraved gift tag to make it even more special.
13. Rolling Garden Tool Rack
If your father or grandfather is short on storage space but has lots of gardening tools, this is the perfect gift for him. This rolling garden rack can store up to 40 tools and is perfect for garages and sheds. Keep everything you need together and even roll it down your walkway so you have all your tools easily within reach.
14. Salsa Garden Kit
Foodie Dads will enjoy this garden kit, which includes everything they need to grow all the ingredients for a delicious salsa. The kit comes with non-GMO seeds for a variety of peppers, heirloom, tomatoes, and herbs. It also includes peat pots, peat pellets, and plant markers. Use the included instructions, and Dad will be making his own fresh salsa in no time!
15. Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket
Gardening can be hard on the back, especially for older dads and grandpas. A tractor scoot is the perfect way to work in garden beds from a seated position. Take a seat to avoid bending over. use the bucket basket to store tools or collect your harvest.
16. Dual Chamber Compost Tumbler
If dad wants to dip his toes into composting without the big commitment of setting up compost piles, a compost tumbler is a great gift to help him get started. This dual chamber compost tumbler will help him recycle food and garden waste into “black gold” compost to use in his garden. This model comes with a cart for easily transporting the finished compost.
Check out more backyard compost tumblers.
17. Copper Rain Gauge
Rain is a precious resource for gardeners. It helps the plants grow and means they have to spend less time watering. This rain gauge is cooler than the plastic ones you find at the store. It features a copper tube that looks awesome tucked in a garden bed with your plants.
18. Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller
One of the worst parts of gardening in the summer is dealing with the mosquitos. Dad won’t have to worry about getting bit with this portable mosquito repelled. Instead of wearing bug spray, this repeller creates a 15 foot zone around you to easily work without skeeters buzzing around your head.
19. Garden Hod Basket
This is a stylish way for fathers to collect their vegetable garden harvest and show it off. A garden hod was originally used by New England clam diggers to carry and clean their catch. The design has perfectly been adapted by gardeners for their veggie “catch.”
20. Rain Barrel
Save money by collecting rainwater to use to water your garden. This awesome 50 gallon rain barrel looks like a whiskey barrel so it’s a cool accessory in your yard. Available in four different colors to match your home exterior.
21. Garden Kneeler
Make gardening more comfortable for dad or grandpa with this combination garden kneleer and seat. The foam pad is adjustable up and down for sitting or kneeling and the tool pouch keeps the trowel and hori hori knife close at hand.
22. SHARPAL All-in-One Sharpener
To work efficiently, Dad needs to keep his garden zools sharp. This multi-sharpener will help dad maintain his mower blade, pruner, loppers, hedge shears, axe, scissors, and more.
23. Biker Garden Gnome
Many dads think garden gnomes are lame, but this one is cool! This biker garden gnome had a leather jacket, chaps, and hat, along with sunglasses. He’s ready to get on his Harley and hit the road.
24. Garden Dibber Set
This classic garden tool is a must have for planting seeds and bulbs. Handmade in the US from American Maple, the dibblers are hand turned and finished in linseed oil. This set includes a 6″ seed dibble and 11″ bulb dibble, each marked with 1″ lines for the perfect planting depth.
25. Rose Garden Neck Tie
For the fashionable dad who enjoys growing flowers. This tie is a burst of spring color with a beautiful design of flowers and roses.