Gardening is a way of life, so when it comes time to shop for holiday gifts for the gardener in your life, getting them something related to their green thumb is a no brainer. Sometimes you need a gift that is small and affordable for Christmas, maybe even something to tuck into their stocking. These stocking stuffers for gardeners feature tons of cheap and affordable gift ideas for gardeners. These gifts are perfect to give for Christmas, birthdays, and even office gift exchanges. They range from practical garden-related gifts to fun presents that will make them smile.
Small Gifts & Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners
1. 3 in 1 Soil Meter
This is a handy gift for gardeners that takes a lot of the guesswork out of gardening. This soil meter is perfect for traditional garden beds and container gardens. No batteries required, you just stick it in the soil and it gives you readings for moisture, light, and pH levels. Great to diagnose issues with struggling plants and provide fruits and veggies with the perfect growing conditions. Plus, it’s the right size to tuck in someone’s stocking.
2. Pet Brussel Sprout
TinofBeans is an Etsy seller who makes adorable little vegetable and fruit “pets.” These mini-pets are handmade from polymer clay and come in a beautiful display bottle, perfect for gift giving. These tiny gifts are perfect for gardeners to keep on their desk or display on a shelf. Options include peas in a pod, carrots, avocados, pineapples, pumpkins, tomatoes, and more.
3. Heart Shaped Cucumber Mold
This is a romantic gardening gift to give to your love. This cool mold is a safe and easy way to grow heart shaped cucumbers. Once a baby cucumber has started growing, you simply fasten the mold around it and it will form into the heart shape as it grows. Once it’s done growing, you just harvest and eat like normal. This is one of the most fun and creative stocking stuffers for gardeners.
4. I Wet My Plants! Garden Tag
This is a funny gift for any gardener or plant lover. The Burn Boutique makes these hilarious plant tag signs perfect for display indoors or outdoors. Choose from a variety of funny phrases like “Kind of a Big Dill” and “You Grow Girl!” Each marker measures approximately 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ with a 2 1/3″ stake.
5. Garden Socks
Socks are a classic Christmas gift and while they’re primarily practical, these socks are a ton of fun too. This two-pack of socks feature a fun garden print of tools, flowers, and leaves. And the best thing about these socks? They’re perfectly sized to fit in any stocking.
6. Metal Herb Garden Marker Set
This is a classy and useful gift if you’re searching for stocking stuffers for gardeners. This set of plant markers comes stamped with the names of five common herbs: basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and sage. The markers are handmade from aluminum so they’re sturdy to brave the elements as they won’t tarnish or rust. Perfect for in the garden or potted herbs.
7. Wildflower Playing Cards
This is a gift any gardener would love to find in their stocking. Add some fun to any card game with this beautiful deck that features wildflowers on each card. With an antique style and gorgeous botanical illustrations, these cards are perfect for playing poker, go fish, or even solitaire.
8. The Gardener’s Bed-Book
If your favorite gardener is also a bit of a bookworm, they’ll really love this gift. The Gardener’s Bed Book is a collection of essays meant to be read in bed after a long day of gardening. Ranging from practical garden advice to humorous musings, all gardeners will enjoy this book.
9. Gardening Knee Pads
This is a gift any gardener that spends a lot of time weeding will appreciate. Garden knee pads are a perfect way to cushion the knees while working in ground-level garden beds. Whether planting seeds and young plants or maintaining the garden, these water-resistant pads will help protect your joints and stay with you as you move around. This is a great alternative to garden kneeling pads.
10. “SillySeed” Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
A gardener can never have enough seeds and this set of heirloom vegetable seeds is perfect for gift giving. These “SillySeeds” are set apart from other seed sets because of their fun designs. They have cute messages on them like “You look RADISHing” and “Love you from my TOMATOES.” The seed packets are also perfectly sized to fit in a Christmas stocking.
11. Digz Touchscreen Garden Gloves
Garden gloves are an essential accessory for most gardeners, but often the tech incompatibility of the gloves can be frustrating. For gardeners who listen to music on their phone while they work or like to easily answer calls, these gloves from Digz are perfect. These gloves are durable with polyurethane palm reinforcements to protect against injury and blisters. They also feature touchscreen compatible fingertips so you can use your smartphone without removing the gloves. Practical and affordable, this is a slam dunk stocking stuffer for gardeners.
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12. Garden Goddess Bracelet
If you’re looking for a romantic or sentimental gift, this gorgeous bracelet is a great choice. Handmade by The Craftista, this stainless steel bangle comes with a shovel charm, a watering can charm, and a quote charm engraved with the words “Garden Goddess.” You can personalize the bracelet further by adding initial charms or birthstones. Great gift for mom, sister, daughter, girlfriend, or wife.
13. Chill Pal Ultimate Microfiber Cooling Towel
This is the perfect gift to help a gardener chill out during summer weeding. The Chill Pal is a microfiber towel that you wet with cool water and wrap around your neck. It helps keep you cool in hot weather by lowering your body temperature. Compact and easy to use, the gardener in your life will love this practical gift.
14. 3 Piece Garden Tool Set
Beginner gardeners need tools to help with their work. This three piece hand tool set is perfect for urban gardeners, container gardeners, and regular gardeners alike. Made from durable aluminum, this set includes a trowel, hand rake, and hori hori knife.
15. Gardener’s Gold Soap
A long day in the garden can leave hands dirty and tired. Gardener’s Gold Soap is perfect to revive and refresh hard-working gardener’s hands. This 100% natural soap is made from coconut oil, olive oil, sustainable palm oil, castor oil, carrot juice, and rosemary, with the essential oils geranium, lavender, and grapefruit to add a fresh scent. This travel sized soap comes in a tin that is perfectly sized to tuck into a Christmas stocking.
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