Sometimes, you just need ideas for cheap gifts that look expensive. We understand completely, so we’ve put together a little bargain hunter’s holiday gift guide for the garden enthusiasts on your list. We’ve included gifts for garden lovers, as well as gardening gifts under $30 that will make you look extravagant. The truth is, you’re just a good shopper! So, check out these garden inspired gifts that will go easy on your budget.
Quarto Press Field Guide to Urban Gardening – We’re trying to think of someone who wouldn’t want this book! City living really can incorporate a green and lush atmosphere. The Field Guide to Urban Gardening:How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live by Kevin Espritu will help your city gardener choose the right plants and perfect growing methods for any urban environment. Learn about container gardening, indoor edibles, gardening on balconies and rooftops, and even hydroponics! Among the most perfect gifts for gardeners, this book is an inspiration for those who love plants and need creative ways to grow them.
Quarto Press Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants – Here’s another hit from Quarto Press for gardening gifts under $30! Check out this great read, Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Edibles and Ornamentals for Small-Space Gardening by Jessica Walliser. If you’re looking at inexpensive gifts for garden lovers who have limited growing space, this is the gift they want! A guide like this is an essential gift for gardeners who want to grow compact, low-maintenance plants. These days our time and space are often constrained, but our love for plants abounds! Your busy garden lover will love this guide to columnar trees, dwarf shrubs, mini veggies, short-statured perennials, and other compact plants.
Collapsible Bucket – Did we just mention compact gifts for gardeners who are a little short on space? Check out this neat Centurion Collapsible Bucket. Really. The thing collapses to a flat circle that will hang on a hook. It’s extra sturdy and when it’s opened, it holds up to a full load of water. It has a spout and a handle. When it comes to gifts for garden lovers, what could be handier than this? And it’s worth so much more than you’ll pay for it. A novelty for under the tree, but a truly useful gift!
PawPaw Everlast Labels – If you know anything about gardening, you know that keeping track of plant names and locations is key to being organized. The indestructible metal Paw Paw Everlast Plant Labels may take the prize for the most useful gifts for garden lovers. Unlike plastic tabs or homemade labels, these are made from zinc or copper and you can choose galvanized or stainless steel wires to hold them. They last forever and can’t be scratched or scored by weather, water or time. Buy one of their special markers to complete your gift.
Garden Artisans Wren Finial – What gardener or bird enthusiast wouldn’t enjoy this adorable gift? It may look expensive but it’s not, at just $19.99. From artist Cliff Myers comes the most darling bird finial to come along. With its upturned tail and detailed wings, this beautiful Garden Artisans Wren Finial will win your heart. Made from durable cast concrete, it comes with an embedded screw so it can be easily attached to a fence, stake, bird feeder, house, etc. – really anything you like (you’ll need drill a pilot hole prior to installation).
AUTARKLIVING Agra Solar Candle – Here’s a beautiful bargain you didn’t expect. Agra, a naturally occurring stone in India, is artfully hand carved by craftsmen into this stunning candle holder. But here’s the difference: instead of a flame, the AUTARKLIVING Agra Stone Solar Candle holds a safe solar cell and lights up automatically in the dark, casting warm, soft light and shadows anywhere in the garden, deck or indoors. It charges up in daytime hours, provides more than ten hours of light, and it’s waterproof. But here’s the real holiday surprise: Use discount code GKHOW2019 and you’ll get a 50% special discount – until December 31!
Fir Tree Brand Gauntlets – Is there a gardener in your life who comes in with scratched up hands and arms from thorny garden work? No one with a respectable rose bush should be without one of these gifts for garden lovers. Try wrapping up a pair of Fir Tree Brand Gauntlet Sleeves, with hand protection made of supple goatskin, and sleeves crafted from genuine cowhide. Breathable and strong, these gauntlet gloves guard hands and arms all the way to the elbow. Super sturdy but really soft, these babies are perfect for working with roses, holly, berries, cactus and all things prickly, including trimming your cat’s claws! Puncture resistant and packaged in a reusable cloth bag, they’re only $23.99.
Fir Tree Brand Work Gloves – If you’re sincerely in search of cheap gifts that look expensive, take a look at these beautiful Fir Tree Brand Goatskin Work Gloves. With superior construction, a flexible keystone thumb, and elastic wrist, these are truly a luxury for a gardener of any age or gender. They’re perfect for all tasks outdoors, but they’ll become your gardener’s favorite for indoor tasks, too. Loyal customers think they’re wonderful as comfortable driving gloves. Top grade goatskin is soft and flexible, but provides a solid grip. They’re washable and come in their own cloth storage bag. An impressive gift, for only $15.99.
Urban Leaf Bottle Garden Kit – Looking for a great and inexpensive way to upcycle your decorative bottles? For just $22, the Culinary Classics Bottle Garden Kit is just the thing to turn 3 of your favorite empty bottles into attractive, self-watering herb planters. With a quick, easy setup and a sunny windowsill, you or your gift recipient can sit back and enjoy fresh dill, sweet basil and French parsley herbs for months. And just when you thought it couldn’t get better – use code ‘gardening15’ to save an additional 15%.
Raw Rutes Kale Razor Stripping Tool – You won’t want to pass up this wonderful one-of-a-kind gift for the gardener or chef on your list! Equipped with six holes in graduated sizes for both large and small herbs, kale, etc., the Kale Razor & Herb Stripping Tool makes quick work of those tedious de-leafing jobs. Just pull each stem through the appropriately sized hole and the leaves come off with ease. Alternatively, hold the tool parallel to the kale stalk and use the speedslot to quickly slide along the stem and remove the leaves even faster. This handy
kitchen tool is proudly made in Buffalo, NY from high quality, recycled content stainless steel. And at only $15, it’s definitely a steal!