gifts for gardeners in the winter
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Gardeners are people who love to work alongside nature and enjoy the joys of outside life. However it can be challenging to find ideal gardening gifts in winter they can actually make use of!
There is much new research showing that spending time gardening all year can be good for both your mental and physical health.
The combination of being exposed to the elements and nature while participating in robust, physical activity makes gardening the ultimate feel good activity.
It has often been noted that you very rarely meet a grumpy gardener. This is because they are full of good endorphins brought on by physical exercise and appreciate the simple things in life.
When birthdays or Christmas comes around the best winter gifts for gardeners are ones that make winter gardening easier. Some gardeners love a perfect lawn, some love flowers while others are into growing fruit and vegetables.
Choosing the best gifts for gardeners in winter however does not need to be a complicated process. If a little research is done on your gardener friends personal gardening tastes it should be easy for you to find the perfect gardening gift.
One thing is for sure with all the benefits gardening brings all year long it is important to encourage it at any opportunity.
Gardeners skin care hamper
If there is one thing a gardener makes good use of its their hands. The continuous digging, pulling, raking and other intricate tasks do expose them to all weathers and constant abrasion. This is particularity so in the middle of winter.
Most gardeners will tell you however that they love the feeling of the soil running through their fingers! There is no doubt that gardeners love a little bit of hard graft and don't mind getting a little dirty also.
This is all well and good but it has to be realised that this can eventually take a toll on their skin. For this reason one of the best winter gifts for gardeners is this fantastic gardeners skin care hamper.
GARDENERS SKIN CARE HAMPER
Funny gardening sign
If there is one thing that can be noticed about gardeners they always seem to have a great sense of humour. All of regular exercise and time spent out in the fresh air and sunlight can be very positive for their well being.
Gardeners always seem to have a smile on their face even on chilly winter days. Perhaps it is because they are constantly surrounded by the miracles of nature! The seeds which all germinate after a week of care, the birds singing and the butterflies dancing across the yard.
Why not capitalise of your gardening friends light hearted nature with this humorous garden sign. This can make a great winter gardening gift raising their spirits and showing them you care.
FUNNY GARDENING SIGN
Pink oyster mushroom growing kit
Most gardeners have a knack for making things grow and grow well no matter how hard the challenge. On the other hand winter gardeners will tell you not all endeavours will work out well.
Very commonly it is simply trial and error which makes for successful cold weather gardening. In fact some of the best gardening gifts are the ones which push green fingered gardeners to the limits of their abilities.
Gardeners always enjoy trying new things and simply love a challenge. This Pink oyster growing kit makes a fantastic winter gardening gift as it doesn't have to be grown outside.
This novelty present can be grown in the kitchen or even living room providing tasty oyster mushrooms for the whole family.
PINK OYSTER MUSHROOM GROWING KIT
Foldaway garden kneeler
Gardening although fun can be challenging in the winter months. As well as providing great exercise and enjoyable time outside it can take its toll on their bodies too.
A very typical movement when gardening is bending and kneeling. This can eventually become hard on the knees and lower back especially in colder weather. For this reason one of the best gardening gifts can be one of these Foldaway garden kneelers.
This cool garden gadget will allow the gardener in your life to undertake various gardening tasks with ease. Its foldaway nature makes it perfect for easy access and storage every time its needed.
FOLDAWAY GARDEN KNEELER
Boozey gardeners gift box
One thing that makes gardeners enjoy their hobby so much is when they have completed their hard graft for the day they can enjoy the fruits of their labour.
This can be simply having a nice meal or drink while looking out over their work. One of the best gifts for gardeners is one that capitalises on this gardening down time. If your gardener friend loves a drink what better way to treat them than with this Boozy gardeners gift box. What better way to blissfully get rid of those winter blues!
It comes with herb seeds such as Mint and Lemon Bergamot perfect for making your own cocktails! The gift set comes with 15 drinks recipes so they will never be without their favourite tipple.
BOOZEY GARDENERS GIFT BOX
Finger tip claw gardening gloves
Gardening requires patience, skill, knowledge and a whole lot of intensive physical work. Much of this involves intricate tasks with the hands and fingers. Planting, sowing and clearing soil can be a messy business and abrasive at that.
To often gardeners hands become a little beaten and bruised during a busy season. This is why when considering a great winter gardening present one that protects the hands can be an excellent choice.
These finger tip claw gloves allow the hands to become effective tools perfect for carrying out multiple gardening tasks. Digging, planting, and clearing ground is a doddle with these genius pieces of kit! They will keep your hand dry and warm too!
FINGER TIP CLAW GARDENING GLOVES
Electric heated propagator
There cannot be one gardener that does not love and cherish the process of sowing and germinating seeds. There seems no end to the enjoyment of watching new plants poking through the soil surface due to your own love and care.
Some seeds can take days to sprout while others can take many months. When sowing seeds it is important to have a stable growing environment with adequate warmth, humidity, light and moisture.
This Electric propagator is perfect for sprouting new plants in late winter and will fit perfectly on any window seal or work surface. Regardless of the time of year your gardener friend will be able to germinate their seeds whatever the weather is doing.
Want to know more about propagators? Check out our propagator article here!
ELECTRIC HEATED PROPAGATOR
Funny gardening mug
Gardening is not just about tending to the garden when it is at its best. Gardeners not only have to tend to their patch in the summer they also have to put in the work during the colder miserable winter months.
Their are many essential jobs such as digging the soil and clearing ground during this part of the calendar. This can be rather unglamorous work and not for the faint hearted.
Most of the time all a hardened winter gardener needs is a warm cup of tea, a little laugh and a giggle to get them through the day. Some of the best cold weather gifts for gardeners satisfies their belly and sense of humour.
This funny gardening mug will help you do just that meaning there will never be a miserable winters day gardening ever again.
FUNNY GARDENING MUG
Robot lawn mower
There are hardly any gardeners out there who are familiar with the chore of mowing the lawn. This necessary evil generally comes with the territory when being a keen gardener.
Lawns provide many gardens with extensive, soft and multifunctional spaces perfect for a wide array of outside activities. The fact is in order to benefit from a good lawn in the garden you simply have to put in the time maintaining it.
Well not any more! Robot lawn mowers will automatically mow your grass so you don't have to! Not only that it will cut the lawn often creating a wide spreading, thicker and healthier lawn.
Robotic mowers are more expensive than conventional mowers but do save you so much time! This means you can spend more time with the people you love!
ROBOT LAWN MOWER
Thermal garden weeder
Weeding can be a pain! Lets face it there are very few gardeners or homeowners for that matter who do not absolutely loath weeding.
If there is any crevice or gap in the garden with the slightest amount of moisture or debris you can be sure a weed will sprout. What is even more annoying about weeds is they do not just have to be removed once.
Its guaranteed that weeds will have to be removed multiple times every year making the task even more monotonous. A great way to treat your gardening friends is to select a gift which can do the weeding for them and with minimal effort.
This thermal weeder blasts weeds with an extremely hot pulse of heat killing them down to the root. This weeder is perfect for patios, driveways and flowerbeds in fact anywhere where weeds try to become established.
THERMAL GARDEN WEEDER
Bonsai growing kit
Gardeners are always experimenting with new and exciting garden projects. Most gardeners have a strong, general understanding of plants which makes them naturally gifted in dealing with anything which has leaves.
Bonsai is a practice of growing trees in miniature by growing them in small shallow pots. This restricts the roots and enables the tree to take on the habit of an established, mature tree in miniature.
Some specimens can be hundreds of years old and look absolutely stunning! In order to be successful at bonsai growing bonsai's require daily watering and regular pruning to keep them at their best.
One of the best winter gifts for gardeners is one which provides them with a green fingered challenge all year round! This Bonsai growing kit can be the perfect gift for your gardening friends even when its frozen outside.
BONSAI GROWING KIT
Gardening tool case
One thing that surprises many people is the shear amount of tools gardeners need to effectively do the various annual tasks around the garden.
There are tools for hoeing, cutting, weeding and digging to name a few. The best thing about about selecting tools for gardeners is we know there is always a new tool or gardening gadget to be had.
One of the biggest problems with gardening tools however is they can get accidently left around the garden and even buried from time to time. This is especially the case with hand tools!
For this reason one of the best gardening gifts can be a gardening hand tool gift case. It contains all of the gardening hand tool essentials and more making the perfect present.
GARDENING TOOL CASE
Secatuer gifts set
To be a successful gardener there are many skills which need to be acquired over time. One of these many skills is pruning.
Know when to prune certain species and at what time of year can be the difference of no fruit, flowers or even the death of some plants. Sometimes the best way to know exactly what your doing is to get a good book on the subject combined with some trial and error.
The best way to ensure any gardener is successful at pruning is to make sure they have professional and sharp secateurs. This enables a clean cut and less chance of any fungal infection getting to the plant.
This makes a secateurs gift set an absolutely perfect gift for the gardeners you know. Pruning is generally carried out during the dormant months so make a perfect winter gift.
SECATUER GIFT SET
Gardeners potting table
Gardeners are experts at raising young plants in controlled conditions until they are strong enough to be planted into their final growing conditions.
This usually involves starting seeds in a greenhouse or potting shed where there is less risk of pests and winter frost damage. Seedlings are separated and potted on multiple times during this process until they are ready for the outdoors.
Normally potting up young plants is a slow and meticulous process. Great care is taken not to damage the roots and ensure the plants are planted firmly and watered.
Due to this sometimes taking many hours it is useful to have a specific potting area or potting table. This potting station allows your gardener friends to pot up wherever they wish in an orderly fashion!
GARDENERS POTTING TABLE
Digital soil tester
One of the most critical parts of becoming a successful gardener is understanding your gardens soil. Most gardeners have a good idea of what their conditions are but surprisingly do not always know crucial data like what is the soils exact PH.
This information can be the difference between plants thriving or just doing 'OK' . Some of the best gifts for gardeners are ones that help boost a gardeners performance.
This digital soil tester will allow your gardener friends to test their soil at multiple locations around the garden. This will enable them to get a new insight to what areas favour certain planting types.
This garden gadget also enables gardeners to monitor the soil year after year so they can effectively develop their plot. It will also allow you to monitor your soils winter temperatures. This is crucial for knowing what you can plant out when in early spring.
DIGITAL SOIL TESTER
Garden scare crow
Whether your gardener friends believe in working with nature or not there will always be times when some unwanted wildlife visits.
One of the best ways to avoid hungry pests in the garden is to achieve some form of ecological balance. This can involve providing homes for wildlife which actually eat your pests.
Working with nature does seem a great idea but sometimes you simply have no choice but to deter animals from the garden. One of the best ways to do this is to not use chemicals but go for a traditional scare crow!
This happy and quirky garden gift will add character and humour to the garden as well as scare larger birds and mammals.
GARDEN SCARE CROW
The best gardening gifts for winter are ones which help to expand knowledge. During the short cold days gardeners can get their daily dose of gardening from the comfort of their arm chair.
The best way to do this is with an in depth gardening book. The gardener’s encyclopaedia features hundreds of trees, shrubs and perennials. It also contains loads of interesting information and horticultural tips.
This encyclopaedia makes a great Christmas or birthday gift to browse away those winter blues.
Even in winter there are always days of brilliant sunshine and high pressure. This is particularity the case in February and March when the sun is getting higher in the sky.
These days however are often crisp and cold especially in the late afternoon. What better way to treat your gardening friends than with this fantastic patio heater?
It will pleasantly warm those parts of the garden that they love to sit out and enjoy. This means they can actually extent their gardens season as well as bathe in some later winter sunshine.
As well as providing extra time for soil amelioration winter time is also perfect for garden clearances. Perhaps your gardener friend needs to clear out some green waste or prune an apple tree.
This Bosch garden shredder blasts through even thick woody material turning the toughest garden waste into evenly graded chippings. These can then be used as garden mulch or put straight into the composter.
This garden shredder is the ultimate way for gardeners to recycle waste on site. If you are looking for the perfect winter gift for a gardener this could be the greatest treat for them ever.
During those bleak and dark months it is hard for anyone to believe there is any benefit to winter. But believe it or not this dormant part of the season actually frees time from chores like mowing and pruning.
This frees up gardeners time to work on those essential practices like soil improvement. A miserable as winter is it’s a time for tilling the ground, alleviating compaction and adding nutrients.
Traditionally this is done by hand which can be hard and challenging work. Why not treat your gardening friend and make their life easier with this garden tiller. This tough machine cuts through the ground creating a light and fluffy texture perfect for next growing season.
Paul Nicolaides is a Landscape architect and garden builder with over 30 years experience in designing, building and maintaining gardens. Contemplating just how important garden space is for nature and recreation he created 'Cool Garden Gadgets' to explore the best gadgets for enhancing outside spaces. From outdoor dining ideas to the latest garden technology we break it down for you here.