Gardening Gifts: 25 Fun Gift Ideas for Budding Gardeners

Gardening Gifts: 25 Fun Gift Ideas for Budding GardenersWith the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to start getting some shopping done.  If you have any budding gardeners in your life, finding fun and unique gardening gifts doesn’t have to be difficult.  We’ve compiled a list of 25 fun and unique gardening gift ideas that should hopefully make your holiday shopping this year a little easier.  And if you’re reading this post after the holidays, these gift ideas can be great for birthdays or for any other occasion.

These gifts also cover a wide assortment of budgets and are listed in order of price, from least expensive to most expensive.

Most of these gifts are for gardeners who want to grow their own food or herbs, but there are a few gifts listed that can also be used with decorative plant and flower gardens.

25 Gardening Gifts for the Budding (as well as Seasoned) Gardeners in your Life

Gardening gifts under $10

1. Rainbow Carrot Seeds – $3

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These carrots are so pretty, I’m not sure if I’d want to eat them.  Just kidding, I would definitely eat them.  Grow these glorious multi-colored carrots in your own backyard with these Rainbow Carrot Seeds.

2. Herb Stripper – $7.99

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Instead of taking an eternity to de-leaf your fresh herbs, you can drastically shorten the process with the easy-to-use Herb Stripper found here.

Gardening gifts from $11 to $20

3. Garden In A Can – $11.99

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No backyard?  No problem.  You can grow fresh herbs right in your home with these Garden-in-a-can kits.  All you need is an area near a window that gets some sunlight and some water to watch these plants grow.  Learn more.

4. Pizza Grow Kit – $12

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What’s better than pizza?  Pizza with freshly grown vegetables and herbs.  This Pizza Grow Kit will give you heirloom seed packets which will grow delicious toppings for a delicious veggie pizza.  Some of the toppings you can grow with this kit are Rutgers tomatoes, sweet basil, Greek oregano and more!  Click here for more information.

5. Salsa Grow Kit – $12

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Another grow kit from Uncommon Goods.  This one is for fresh salsa and fresh salsa makes a perfect companion with some chips or just as a condiment for a meal.  Complete instructions are included.  Visit Uncommon Goods to read more.

6. Seed Money – $12.50

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Seed Money is a super cute gift idea.  At first, you think these are coins in this bag, but don’t be fooled.  These paper coins have seeds buried in them so that when you plant them, they’ll grow into vegetables, herbs, and flowers.  Check it out here.

7. Praying Mantis Eggs – $15.75

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You might be thinking insect eggs are an odd gift or you might just be horrified by the idea.  The reality is that these are possibly one of the more practical gifts on the list because praying mantises will eat those harmful bugs that can destroy your produce.  This is a much healthier and safer alternative to chemical pesticides.  Click here to learn more about praying mantis eggs.

Related:  How To Start An Indoor Herb Garden

8. Herb Organic Grow Kit – $16.95

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This kit will allow you to grow organic herbs indoors or outdoors.  This kit includes special seeds, organic soil and a unique container made from a recycled tea sack.  For more information, visit this link.

9. Tomato Takeover Grow Kit – $19.95

Tomato Takeover Grow Kit
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This is yet another awesome grow kit from Uncommon Goods.  With this Tomato Takeover kit you can grow 3 kinds of tomatoes (Roma tomatoes, Green Zebra, and Black Krim).

10. Avocado Tree Starter Kit – Set of 3 – $20

Avocado Tree Starter Kit
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An avocado tree in your backyard can be a great investment.  If you’re a regular eater of guacamole like I am, you’ll know that buying avocados regularly can put a dent in your wallet.  This $20 kit will allow you to eventually grow 3 avocado trees in your very own backyard giving you the ability to eat tasty avocados any time you want.  Learn more.

Gardening gifts from $21 to $50

11. Viewable Root Garden – $24.13

Viewable Root Garden
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The Viewable Root Garden can make a great gift for student gardeners young and old.  As the name suggests, it allows the gardener to watch as their plants grow above and below the surface.  Click here to read more.

12. Mushroom Mini Farms – Set of 2 – $25

Mushroom Mini Farms
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The organic oyster mushrooms grow right outside of the box in this DIY gardening kit.  You’ll have tasty mushrooms ready to eat in recipes and salads in as little as 10 days.  Get the details here.

13. Plant the Packaging Herb and Veggie Candles – $28

Plant the Packaging Herb and Veggie Candles
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These candles perform double duty as a candle and a seed kit.  The candle smells of delicious vegetables and herbs and is made of soy, a sustainable material.  Once the candle burns out, you can then plant the packaging into soil and have thyme and brandy-wine tomatoes growing in your garden in a few weeks! Click here for more information about Plant the Packaging Herb and Veggie Candles.

14. Grow Your Own Marinara Kit – $29

Grow Your Own Marinara Kit
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Growing your own ingredients for a tasty marinara tomato sauce has never been easier than with this marinara garden in a bag.  This kit comes complete with step by step instructions and seeds for tomatoes, basil and oregano.  Read more.

15. Pre-Seeded Garden Sheet – Herbs Kit – $35

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This pre-seeded garden sheet is made up of the following herbs: basil, cilantro, dill, and parsley. Additionally, it can be used indoors near a sunny window or outdoors, so you’re able to have fresh herbs year round regardless of how big your home is.  For more information, click here.

Gardening gifts from $51 to $100

16. Strawberry Windowsill Growbox – $54

Strawberry Windowsill Growbox
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Store-bought strawberries just can’t compare to fresh strawberries you grow yourself.  Given that this growbox can sit on your windowsill, you now have no excuse but to enjoy your own home-grown juicy strawberries.  Learn more.

17. Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden Starter Kit – $59.95

Click and Grow Smart Herb Garden Starter Kit
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The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden Starter Kit has everything you need to grow fresh herbs indoors.  It comes with a space saving planter which keeps everything contained and because it has its own LED light, it doesn’t need to be put on a windowsill.   This is a great gift for beginner gardeners because it’s small, organic, and has a monitoring system.  For more information, click this link.

18. Togetherfarm Blocks Modular Garden Box System – $69.95

Togetherfarm Blocks Modular Garden Box System
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This interlocking modular system is reminiscent of my old favorite childhood toy, Lego.  These blocks can be used to build raised garden beds and because they’re made from recycled materials, they are also eco-friendly.  Visit this link for more info.

19. Autonomous Indoor Garden – $70.76

Autonomous Indoor Garden
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This Autonomous Indoor Garden does it all.  This system automatically gives your plants the right amount of water, lighting, and nutrients which makes this one of the most hands-off gardening gifts on the list.  Due to this products autonomous nature, you’ll be enjoying fresh veggies and fruits throughout the year without getting your hands too dirty.  Learn more.

20. Pre-Seeded Garden Sheet – Tomato Kit – $75

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Similar to the pre-seeded herb sheet from number 15 on the list except this one grows juicy tomatoes.  The seeds in this sheet are spaced perfectly giving the tomatoes the room they need to flourish and as an added bonus, marigolds are included for some organic pest protection.  Want to learn more?  Click here.

21. Pre-Seeded Garden Sheet – Veggie Kit – $75

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This next pre-seeded sheet comes with complete instructions so you can grow beans, carrots, kale, lettuce and peas.  You’ll be growing the healthiest veggies because the kit comes with organic non-gmo seeds.  More information at this link.

Gardening gifts from $101 to $500

22. Self Sustaining Aquarium Garden – $169.95

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With the Self Sustaining Aquarium Garden, you’ll have an ecosystem that will produce vegetables all year round.  Visit this link to learn about this product.

23. Solar Powered Hydroponic Grow Box – $227.99

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This grow box uses solar energy and hydroponics to grow a ton of veggies in a small space and accomplishes this with 90% less water.  Sounds pretty eco-friendly to me.  Read more here.

Gardening gifts over $501

24. Automated Indoor Garden – $899

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This high-tech indoor garden only requires you to add the seeds and the nutrients and it does the rest.  The following link has a video at the bottom of the page that shows you the details in motion.  Automated Indoor Garden

25. Open Source DIY Farming Robot – $2900

Open Source DIY Farming Robot
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If you’ve got a small garden, this DIY open source farming robot will do the work for you.  Kick back, relax and enjoy the fruits of its labor.  Read more.

What gifts are you getting your favorite budding gardener?  Let us know in the comments below.

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