Gardening is an activity which is not only good for the soul but for the environment also. Gardeners spend many hours growing, maintaining and developing their plot. This continuous process of needing to the garden means they are always busy especially in the summer months. Perhaps giving them fantastic gardening gifts in 2020 will be just the thing to get them motivated.
Gardeners are always excited about implementing new ideas and experimenting with new plants. Mush research has discovered that this ongoing process involving body and mind is extremely good for its participants. For this reason finding gardening gifts for 2020 is essential to your gardening friend.
Whether at Christmas or birthdays there are many cool garden gadgets to choose from. One can get overwhelmed with the overwhelming choice of gardening gifts in 2020. For this reason we have put together the top 22 gardening gifts here. Feast your eyes over these great gardening delights and fantastic gift ideas for your friend and family.
Gardening skin care hamper
Gardeners are used to exposing their skin to the extreme elements of the outside. Weather braving frosty mornings or the blistering heat of summer gardeners are a hardened bunch. Although gardeners get used to these challenging conditions their skin can start to take a beating.
Hot weather can burn the skin while cold weather can leave it dry and cracked. Arms can become peppered with scratches and splinters. Hands can become callused and worn.
For these reasons it is great to find a way to take care of your gardener’s friend’s skin! This gardening skin care hamper will help your friend’s hands clean, moisturised and ready for the gardening world once again.
Gardener skin care hamper
Bonsai growing kit
Bonsai is a truly fantastic art which dates back thousands of years to ancient Japan. Made well known by the Karate Kid bonsai has become a very popular past time for thousands in the western world. Bonsai growing is not for the faint hearted.
It takes many years to form a bonsai, careful, skilful pruning is required and a good eye to create a tree in microcosm. Some of the oldest Bonsai are close to a thousand years old. Bonsai need daily watering and attention to keep them vibrant and healthy.
This Bonsai growing kit will provide you with everything you need to know about growing bonsai. The kit comes with a bonsai pot, seeds and clippers as well as a step by step guide of how to form your bonsai. This growing kit has got to be one of the best gardening gifts for 2020 for a gardener with discipline and patience.
Bonsai tree starter pack
Down to earth gardening wisdom
When the weather is bad outside and the short, winter days stop your gardener friend from venturing outside a good book will be much appreciated. Many gardeners will tell you that you can never know everything about this popular past time. For this reason gardeners are always open to researching and learning new things.
Monty Don is a lifelong gardener from the UK who has travelled gardens from across the world. He has a great expertise in gardening internationally as well as propagating plants and growing fruit and vegetables.
His new book ‘Down to earth gardening wisdom’ gives handy tips and light hearted gardening knowledge which can be applied to any garden. This book will make a great gardening gift from 2020 and beyond!
Down to earth gardening knowledge
Gardening tool gift set
Every gardener is always using a wide array of varying tools in the garden. One of the most common tools gardeners use is hand tools and pruning gear. The problem with this small sized gardening equipment is they are always getting lost in the undergrowth!
Hand tools are some of the easiest gardening tools to misplace in the garden. This is why this carrying case full of useful tools makes a great gardening gift for your friends. The case contains hand trowels, pruning secateurs and a spray bottle to mention the least.
Gardening tool gift set
Gardeners are great lovers of the natural world and love wildlife that helps them with their gardening. The problem with gardens today is they are too tidy! Many beneficial insects, birds and small mammals which eat pests need places to nest and hide.
This insect hotel is perfect providing tubes, nooks and crannies for beneficial insects. This piece of beneficial bug paradise also looks like a work of art in the garden! This show piece will encourage the right insets to your gardener friends plot making it a fantastic gardening gift.
Love wildlife gardening gifts? Why not check out our wildlife section here.
Vegetable growing trug
Sometimes keeping your vegetable and herb growing pots organised and well watered can be challenging. This is especially being true in summer when the heat of the sun can dry out pots in a matter of hours.
This Vegetable growing trug allows you to place your pots in an organised fashion out of the direct sunlight. The trug also allows some water to collect in the base and drain away slowly allowing your pots to remain moist. This growing table will make an amazing gardening gift at any time of year.
Vegetable growing trug
One thing gardeners always strive for is to have a herb growing garden as close to the kitchen as possible. Going outside in the cold in the dead of winter for your herbs can be rather uncomfortable.
Add to this the fact a herb garden is rather dead in the winter months! None of this is a problem if you have this Kitchen Aero garden where you can grow your fresh herbs inside, whatever the weather.
This cool garden gadget simply plugs into the nearest plug socket providing UV light and a warm environment for fast growing herbs. Just add water every now and then and your gardening friends will have great herbs at any time of year. Watch your friends eyes light up when they see this amazing kitchen herb growing Aero garden.
Herb kitchen aero garden
Garden wall planter
Gardeners love greenery wherever they can find it. This is why anything that can green areas that are usually dull are greatly valued! This green wall planter allows gardeners to grow flowers, herbs and even vegetables from any vertical wall. It has a simple drip feed irrigation system meaning there is no concern of it drying out.
The green wall planter replicates the benefits of green walls in the urban environment. This concept is very ecological and also very efficient for maximising usage of space in the garden. This interesting garden feature will be one of the most revolutionary gardening gifts for your gardening friends this 2019.
Garden wall planter
. Mowing the lawn is one of those jobs which just never go away. It has to be said a freshly cut lawn is a very satisfying thing especially in early summer. The smell of freshly cut grass reminds evokes memories of summer time and fun times outside.
Whether you love mowing or not a modern gardening gift in 2020 that mows for you has to be a good thing. There are many robot lawn mowers to choose from now days with some that extremely large areas.
Robot lawn mowers mow the lawn continuously at high frequency. This means there will never be a time when the garden looks messy. The high intensity mowing means the grass actually forms a denser growing habit.
This actually makes for a better quality lawn which looks great. The grass is blasted with high speed blades turning clippings into fine dust. These clippings fall back to the grasses surface retaining moisture and feeding the lawn.
Why not check out this comprehensive article on robot lawn mowers here.
Worx Landroid Robot lawn mower
Bosch edging shears
Gardens are always growing especially during midsummer. Shrubs need shearing and herbaceous plants need keeping in check. These handy little edging shears are perfect for trimming all kinds of excessive growth.
They basically act as an extension of the hand making trimming possible in those hard to reach places. These Bosch edging shears are perfect for topiary and fine detail pruning as well as quick casual pruning. This handy garden gadget is a great gardening gift for 2020.
Hand hedge shears
Garden vac blower
Keeping a garden in good condition is hard work but very rewarding at the same time. One of the most challenging parts of gardening is the robust physical activities.
It is these activities however which make gardeners love their craft. Gardeners enjoy the great endorphins and health benefits of physical exercise that gardening brings. Great satisfaction is drawn from a neat and tidy garden from much dedication and hard work.
Having said this gardeners are always looking for ways to make things go easier and faster. This fantastic garden vac and blower will clear areas of debris with amazing ease! This makes it an extremely cool garden gadgets gift for 2020.
Flymo garden vac
Weeding is one of those jobs every gardener hates. Weeds are designed by nature to invade crevices and clear ground in a process called succession. Not only can weeds be soft, herbaceous species they can also be young trees and robust rhizomes which can be extremely difficult to get rid of.
This thermal weeder blasts weeds core with an extreme wave of heat which instantly kills them to the roots. This is extremely effective for weeding patios flower beds or along fence lines. This fantastic gardening gift for 2020 will revolutionise your garden weeding now and into the future. No more hours of digging and pulling can only be a good thing!
Thermal weed burner
Cut resistant gloves
Without doubt the most useful tools a gardener owns are their hands. Gardener’s hands are notorious for being battle hardened by the cold and callused by hours of intensive tool use. Gardener’s hands are continuously threatened by thorns cuts and grazes.
What better way to select a gardening gift than one that makes such calamities a thing of the past. These cut resistant gloves are made from robust threads which block sharp thorns and can even prevent cuts and grazes. These gloves are the perfect gifts for gardeners however intensively they work.
cut resistant gloves
Wireless weather station
There is no doubt that the weather plays an important part in any gardening activity. In 2020 with global warming, climate change and less predictable weather you cannot leave your weather planning to chance. Predicting the weather is never an exact science but as a gardener it is always best to give yourself the best chance possible.
This Wireless, digital weather station can monitor; Heat, humidity, the lunar cycle, air pressure, and has a clock with alarm system. This garden gadget also has a continuous updating weather forecast. This Weather station is a tech gardening gift with a difference that your gardening friend will treasure forever.
Wireless weather station
Solar powered garden spotlight
Garden lighting is always appreciated especially in places that need to be accessed in the dark. The only issue with garden lighting is it needs expensive electrical infrastructure installed. This has always been an issue but not anymore! This solar powered garden spotlight will light up any area where you walk.
Its motion sensor will detect any nearby movement and light up the area instantly. This is perfect to know when someone is approaching your home or someone is in your garden. This spotlight is perfect for outside bin stores or log stores which can be dark especially in winter. These cool garden gadgets make awesome gifts for gardeners whatever the time of year.
Solar powered motion light
Slugs and snails are every gardener’s nightmare! They can strip a freshly planted flower bed in a matter of days and easily hide in nooks and crannies we simply cannot reach. Slugs can breed quickly and usually forage at night making it very difficult to catch up with them.
This slug trap attracts the slug with a special slug attractant and then kills them on entry. This trap can collect a large amount of slugs in an area especially if more than one is deployed. What better way to treat your gardening friends than with a gardening gift that keeps there tender plants safe!
snail x slug trap
Window bird feeder
Gardeners love nature especially when it’s the kind that helps out with keeping garden pests at bay. Attracting song birds to the garden can mean less slugs, snails and insects detrimental to your plants. Bird watching is a pleasant past time of many gardeners and nature lovers alike.
This window bird feeder however is an amazing way to watch the birds close up and in the comfort of your own home! Simply attach it to a window that is in good view of somewhere you sit and wait for local birds to get used to it. This is a perfect gardening gift for anyone who has a gardener friend who loves nature.
Window bird feeder
Folding hand saw
Gardeners are always going to have to get up close and personal with trees and shrubs and give them a good cut back. This is especially true with fruit trees and bushes.
This folding handsaw is easy to store and can cut back unruly branches in no time at all. The hand saws especially designed blade teeth cut through the toughest of branches cleanly and quickly to reduce the risk of disease and fungal spores. What a great gardening gift for any gardener in 2020!
Folding Hand saw
Digital Irrigation timer
Hotter summers are something we are all getting used to. Generally this is a good thing for extending the growing season but a rather tricky one for keeping your plants well watered. Usually one the soil has dried out it is extremely difficult to rehydrate. This can subsequently lead to sudden death to gardeners beloved plants.
For this reason it is always wise to have some sort of irrigation installed. This digital irrigation timer allows you to set the exact time and duration your garden gets watered. The timer can be installed via sprinklers or a drop feed irrigation system. A digital irrigation timer makes for a very effect gardening gift!
Digital irrigation timer
Cupboard cold frame
One of the biggest threats to gardening is the extremes of weather. This can be particularly difficult early on in the growing season when young, tender plants and seedlings can be killed by frosts. Hence gardeners will try to protect young plants by starting them undercover.
As most gardeners will tell you spring time always have window seals full of young plants and seedlings. A great gardening gift for 2020 would be this very functional Cupboard cold frame.
This neat structure can go outside up against a sunny wall for maximum crop protection. It can be used for germination or even fruiting exotic plants like melons.
Cupboard cold frame
Wind up solar radio
Gardening duties can take up a fair bit of the gardener’s time and energy. Those long days weeding and pruning can become rather monotonous. Methods of gardeners entertaining themselves include whistling, sing and enjoying nature. Sometimes however there is always room for some more manmade entertainment.
Even when your gardener friend is at the very far end of the garden with no mains electric this gardening gift could be just the thing. This ecological wind up radio is hand and solar powered meaning they will never be without garden entertainment again!
Even if the mains power goes down or civilisation collapses this gift will keep your gardener going on those long, hard days!
Wind up solar radio
Metal garden trolley
Commonly the thing that makes gardening such hard work is shifting heavy things from one location to another. Usually one gardening task will lead to several others meaning there is simply not enough hands for one task. Jobs like planting a new shrub, moving heavy pots or locating a garden feature can all be hard work.
Not to mention heavy gardening jobs can create a risk of injury to the back. For this reason this heavy duty metal trolley is a perfect gardening gift for 2020! Its sturdy metal frame and large wheels means it can easily pull along any heavy garden object.
It can also allow the gardener to bring all their tools with them wherever they are in the garden. This could make a great birthday present or Christmas gift!
garden trolley cart
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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.