Gifts for Gardeners
Published on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 9:43am
What a gardener really wants for Christmas
Are you looking for holiday gifts for gardeners and homesteaders? To generate some excitement from the gardeners on your gift list, consider giving a gift of tools, accessories and even footwear that can be used in the yard and garden.
Cool tool for weeding a garden
Good gardeners want well-made tools that make gardening easier. A new hand tool called the CobraHead “mini” Weeder and Cultivator is the perfect tool for precision weeding in garden beds. The sharp, tempered steel blade cuts through even the toughest clay, and it makes short work of cleaning weed-choked gardens. The CobraHead “mini” Weeder is smaller and lighter than the original CobraHead Weeder, so it’s easier to use in tight spaces. The comfortable, ergonomically designed handles made from a mix of recycled plastic and wood fiber and fits perfectly in smaller hands—women and seniors love it. The handle is molded around the unique blade to ensure it can never work loose. The CobraHead “mini” Weeder and Cultivator hand tool sells for $21.95 directly from the manufacturer at www.cobrahead.com.
Tools for snipping and pruning
The Perennial Gardener Tool Set offers the perfect balance of precision, craftsmanship and visual appeal. The set includes two pairs of scissors (small and large) that can be used to cut flowers from a garden for use in a lovely vase arrangement. The scissors are also great for snipping fresh herbs from a kitchen garden for a delicious home-cooked meal. Also included is a high-precision pruner that’s perfect for shaping shrubs and perennials. A handy roll of twine and some wooden plant stakes completes this elegant gift. Each tool is crafted from quality materials for years of reliable use.
The tools come packaged in a handsome, handmade pine box to make a great holiday presentation (and the attractive wooden box can be used for a multitude of purposes while the garden tools are making garden tasks easier). The Perennial Gardener Tool Set sells for $112.95 from www.WaysideGardens.com.
Grow 10 heirloom vegetable and flower varieties
It’s never too soon to start dreaming of next year’s garden. To help avid gardeners and beginners alike, Park Seed has assembled 10 of the most popular and best-producing heirloom seed varieties in one amazing seed collection.
The Heirloom Favorites Collection contains seeds of seven vegetable and three flower varieties, and it truly is the “best of the best” when it comes to heritage varieties that have stood the test of time. The Heirloom Favorites collection includes California Wonder Organic Bell Pepper, Mountaineer White Half Runner Beans, Hale’s Best Organic Cantaloupe, Silver Queen Okra, Cherokee Purple Organic Tomato, Rainbow Blend Tomato and Moon and Stars Watermelon. It also includes three flower varieties: Love-Lies-Bleeding, Marigold Tiger Eyes and Sunflower Russian Mammoth. This is a great gift for anyone who appreciates the delicious taste of homegrown vegetables and the beauty and fragrance of homegrown flowers. The Heirloom Favorites Collection of seeds sells for $23.95 exclusively from www.parkseed.com, (800) 845-3369.
Waterproof footwear is perfect for outdoors
Nobody likes wet, cold feet. That’s why Sloggers makes outdoor shoes and boots in a wide variety of colorful patterns that make waterproof footwear fun. The new Goat Prints Collection from Sloggers features a pattern of playful goats on a background of either blue or green. With a pair of goat-inspired shoes or boots on your feet, doing chores in the yard or barn, working on DIY projects and walking the dog in the rain can all bring a smile to your face. Also available are shoes with a colorful hummingbird print, equestrian-themed shoes and boots, flower patterns—and more. Sloggers footwear is made from odorless, medical-grade materials. The deep-lug treads give the made-in-America shoes excellent traction in water and mud. The boots and shoes slip on easily because there are no laces to tie or clips to fasten. Clean-up is easy—just hose them off! Women’s shoes and boots are available in full sizes from 6 to 10. Sloggers shoes sell for $29.99 and boots sell for $39.99 in garden stores and online at www.sloggers.com.
Enjoy the taste of fresh Italian herbs
The Italian Herb Jar Kit brings the taste of Tuscany to any kitchen. This delightful trio of vibrantly colored, self-watering jars will keep your kitchen stocked with basil, parsley and oregano, while adding an attractive and aromatic flair a home’s decor. Just select a sunny spot, fill the reusable jars with water, add the included plant food and wick, and watch the beautiful and fragrant herbs grow. The self-watering system in the attractive glass jars delivers exactly the right amount of water and nutrients. The Italian Herb Jar Kit contains everything needed to grow three varieties of Italian herbs—basil, oregano and Italian parsley. The colorful reusable jars, herb seeds, net pots, plant food packs, water-distributing wicks and growing instructions are all included. The Italian Herb Jar Kit makes a great gift for cooks and gardeners—and it sells for $54.00 from www.WaysideGardens.com, (800) 845-1124.