Finding gifts for friends and family is always tough. You want to be able to find the perfect gift for them individually, but if you’re realistic, it’s impossible to do the requisite work (and have a great idea) year after year.
One of the best ways to choose gifts is to focus on something you know about the person, such as a hobby or favorite band/music/movie, and find a gift themed along these lines. This can be a life-saver if conventional gift guides seem a little too generic. By zooming in on something you know the would-be recipient loves, you can — hopefully — begin to see a light at the end of the gift-buying tunnel.
It is almost certain that you know someone who is a passionate gardener; it’s a very popular hobby, and one that you can lean on heavily when looking for the right gift for that person. However, if you’re not a gardener, it can be incredibly confusing to know what a gardener might actually want.
Until now. Below are five gift ideas that the gardener in your life is bound to love…
#1 – Gardening gloves
You will likely assume that the gardener in your life already has a pair of gardening gloves; they’re a very important part of the hobby, after all. However, gardening gloves also have a tendency to have a very short shelf-life, and a new pair will never go amiss.
#2 – Gardening shirts
You have two options in this category: you can buy a cheap packet of shirts that can be used for gardening in, or nicer gardening tees that are designed to showcase their hobby to the world. Both types of shirts will be appreciated and make for truly lovely gifts that touch on their hobby without you having to know too much about gardening itself.
#3 – Watering cans
Every gardener has to individually water certain plants, even if they rely on electronic sprinkler systems the majority of the time. A nice watering can with a good capacity is always going to be a practical, but thoughtful, gift. Opt for a can with a large capacity for ease of use, and stainless steel is preferable in terms of material to plastic options.
It’s also worth remembering not to buy…
Specific plants and flowers
Unless the gardener in question has specifically asked for a certain plant as a gift, then it’s unwise to buy them a plant or flower. This is because you simply don’t know if they like the plant or if they have to space to use it.
Finding the right gift for the gardener in your life doesn’t need to be difficult. The three options above are timeless, always welcome, and always necessary in the life of a gardener, and are far better choices than buying a specific plant or flower. Opt for one of these three choices and you can be confident you’ve found the perfect gift for your green-thumbed friend.