6 Affordable Garden Gifts to Give (or Receive!)

Gardeners love receiving a useful gift—these six simple garden gift ideas are affordable and sure to please!

CobraHead® “Mini” Weeder and Cultivator ($21.95)

This useful, ergonomic tool helps make weeding more efficient, freeing up time for more of the fun stuff! CobraHead’s Mini Weeder was the recipient of the 2018 Green Thumb Award from the Direct Gardening Association. I’m not exaggerating when I say this is my most-used tool!

Fiskars Pruning Shears ($11.98)

A good pair of pruning shears is every gardener’s must-have tool. If you’re able to spend a little more, Felco is an option, yet Fiskars are reliable and generally more affordable.

The Wren: A Biography (Hardcover – $24.95)

For bird lovers, this little book will delight them when they open their gift. Named one of the best books of 2018 by The Guardian, The Wren: A Biography documents the fascinating secret life of the wren, accompanied by beautiful illustrations throughout.

Womanswork Garden Gloves ($17.99)

A gardener can never have too many gloves! While all-leather gloves can be expensive, these micro-suede gloves from Womanswork keep the thorns and bristles at bay at a more affordable price.

Everlast Plant Markers ($17.90)

Even the most careful gardeners can sometimes forget what they planted where! Plant labels are a practical gift that gardeners can use season after season. Paw Paw Everlast and DooHickey are two affordable brands. And don’t forget to include a writing utensil that won’t rub off or fade! A paint marker from Sharpie, Markal and Sanford is a great choice.

Further reading: Plant Marker Ideas

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