If you’re looking for a meaningful, useful gift for a gardener but don’t want to overspend, shop these 15 gardening gifts for under $75. Whether it’s a stocking stuffer, birthday gift, Mother’s Day gift or just a little pick-me-up, any green thumber is sure to love these thoughtful, budget-friendly gardening gifts.
1. A Pretty Gardening Journal
Help your gardener keep track of their plantings, plan for the future and wax poetic about their beautiful landscape with a journal that includes three years’ worth of pages.
2. A Roo Apron Bundle
Available in four colors and patterns, there’s a Roo Apron, kneeling pad and trowel for every taste. This comprehensive kit makes gardening cleaner, easier, more efficient—and if you ask us, more fun.
3. An Appropriately Named Candle
Infused with scents like tomato and honeysuckle, this gardener-scented (yes, it’s really gardener, not garden) candle is sure to evoke the feeling of a rewarding day spent digging in the dirt. Gift it in the winter months to transport your gardener to warmer days ahead.
4. A Joey Apron Bundle
If the gardener in your life lives in a warmer climate or has a smaller space, the belt-style Joey Apron may be the perfect fit for them. Help make their harvests handier with a Joey, kneeling pad and coordinating trowel.
5. A Fun Yet Functional Hat
Nothing takes the fun out of a day in the garden like a sunburn. Shield your gardener in style with a “Garden Life” baseball hat they’ll love wearing everywhere they go.
6. A Wow-Worthy Coffee Table Book
Give a book filled with gardens to not only gawk at but also seek inspiration from. We love books that depict ecologically minded landscapes, such as Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes, by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, but you can browse bookstores for a topic your gardener is passionate about.
7. A Beautiful Seed Storage Container
Anyone who’s ever planted seeds without a system knows that at the end of the day, the ground is littered with half-used packets—and nowhere to put them. Make seed collecting and storing fun and beautiful with a hand-carved box with divided compartments for easy organization.
8. A Fresh Pair of Gardening Gloves
Avid gardeners can burn through a pair of gardening gloves just partway through the growing season. Replenish their stock with a new pair, available in a variety of sizes and colors.
9. A Self-Watering Planter & Propagation Station
The perfect gift for a houseplant aficionado, this three-in-one planter does it all: It lets gardeners grow a plant, water it and start a new one all at the same time.
10. A Growing Gourmet Botanical Gift Box Set
For gardeners who double as foodies, give them everything they need to grow and harvest their own hydroponic basil, along with a playful tea towel.
11. A Botanical Garden Membership or Pass
Give the plant lover in your life unlimited access to green spaces with a membership to their local botanical garden, or simply a ticket to visit for the day. Many botanical garden memberships come with perks like class and gift shop discounts, so your gift can keep on giving.
Prices vary; visit publicgardens.org to find a location
12. A Houseplant Delivered to Their Doorstep
Send a far-away gardener a houseplant gift through an online-only plant shop, such as The Sill. Choose from a myriad of plants and coordinating containers so you can find the perfect combo for their skill level and style.
Prices vary; thesill.com
13. A Do-It-All Hose Nozzle
While perhaps more utilitarian than some of the other gifts on this list, hear us out: A good hose nozzle can make watering a peaceful, almost meditative task. A bad hose nozzle, on the other hand, can turn it into a frustrating, messy chore. Give your gardener the former with this classic from Dramm, which features nine different spray patterns and comes in a host of bright colors.
$14-16 (prices vary by color); amazon.com
14. A “Pot it Like It’s Hot” T-Shirt
This clever T-shirt in super-soft fabric is versatile enough to wear while gardening or for every day. Create a collection by pairing it with a “Fresh Foodie” T-shirt and our “You Grow Girl” T-shirt.
15. A Garlic Grow Bag Kit
This garlic-growing kit makes the ideal gift for veggie gardeners who are out of space or just want to try something different. If you’re lucky, they’ll share their harvest with you.