Seed Gift Ideas: Giving Seeds To Gardeners

Seed Gift Ideas: Giving Seeds To Gardeners

By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Selecting the perfect gift for a loved one, close friend, or acquaintance can often be difficult. The same can also be said when trying to choose the perfect gift for the gardener in your life. While gardening gloves or a new pair of pruners are a good option, giving seeds to growers is another excellent choice.

Though the notion of giving seeds to gardeners is simple, there are a few important aspects to keep in mind before wrapping this considerate gift.

Seed Garden Gift Info

Seed garden gifts are ideal for many reasons. Most avid growers are likely to be filled with excitement at the mere thought of growing something new, especially when given to them as a present.

When it comes to buying seed, gift ideas can vary greatly and can include additional garden related items. However, there are a few things to consider to ensure that the gift is actually useful. Having a greater understanding of space available to the grower, his/her own likes or dislikes, and even the grower’s level of experience can help to make certain that the gift is well received.

Seed Gift Ideas

For beginners, easy-to-grow plants are the best choice and will increase the chances of success when the growing season arrives. More advanced gardeners may enjoy the challenge of starting unique perennial plants from seed.

Many people, such as those living in apartments, may only have the space necessary to grow a few small potted plants. Others, with access to larger yards, may be able to grow a wide range of cultivars.

Whether growing vegetables, flowers for pollinators, or planting for homegrown cut flowers, gardeners are sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness behind such a gift.

Giving Seeds as Gifts

The purchase of seeds for gardeners is also a budget friendly gift option. This makes the gifting of seeds an ideal choice for events such as remembrances, weddings, and other celebrations. Though packets of seed cost very little, this does not mean that the gift is without thought, feeling, and sentiment.

Seeds from open-pollinated plants can be grown and passed down from one generation to the next. Thus, creating a meaningful (and beautiful) connection between our past and the future.

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As winter thickens and the holidays approach, gift guides abound and sometimes the right gift is less clear than you’d prefer — this might be especially so for anyone you’re gifting whose pastimes revolve around plants and gardening. Gifts aside, you might be considering trying your own hand at finding a green thumb, an effort whose return might resonate outside the actual growing of things. “Gardening can be wonderfully meditative,” noted Josh Kilmer-Purcell, co-author of “The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook.”

“The most mundane gardening tasks all have a repetitive nature that lend themselves to easing mental anxiety," added Kilmer-Purcell. "Watching the never-ending cycle of nature also reminds us that the world isn’t ending.”

During the pandemic, Americans have turned to gardening and gardening-related gifts can be a nice way to support a loved one’s new hobby or passion. We asked Kilmer-Purcell — who co-founded skin care purveyor Beekman 1802 — what a gardener might want as a gift (pro tip: skip the funny garden plaques).

“There are some really great gardening gifts that aren’t cliche and your favorite gardener may not already own,” Kilmer-Purcell said, throwing in mention of his brand’s moisturizers as one gift option to pamper your gardening giftee. Regardless of what you choose to get, you may want to start shopping now as UPS and FedEx, among other retail experts, are concerned about possible shipping delays this holiday season.


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6. Treat Ideas For A Gardening Gift Basket

The last thing to add is a few special treats and nice-to-haves for your plant lover. Here’s a few ideas for topping the gift basket off!

Gardener’s Soap

Good soap is one of life’s simple pleasures. Nurseries and flower stores stock high-quality hand soaps made specifically for hands that work out in the garden. Look for gardeners clay soap or a citrus-scented scrub.

Under-Your-Nail Brush

A nail brush is a necessity! This will probably be located near the gardeners soap :)

Gardener’s Hand Cream

Hand cream is the final little luxury in the apres-garden hand care routine. Find a nice plant-scented option with a gentle fragrance. Look for something that’s naturally scented and/or possibly made locally.

Herbal Hair Care

Sometimes the only way to get the dirt out from under your nails is to wash your hair. Sad but true! And your hair can also get into quite a mess in the yard.

I’ve been using Aveda’s Rosemary and Mint shampoo and conditioner for a few years…and it’s so beautiful. It smells amazing! It’s expensive so I save it for a special treat. Garden-scented hair care items like this will be sought after by gardeners, as is kind of a fun gardening gift basket idea.

Herbal Tea

A nice herbal tea will help your gardener unwind after a long day in the garden. A nice organic herbal plant blend or a plain mint or chamomile would be nice options. Look for a pretty package that matches the colour scheme your basket is going after.

Local Honey

What’s a cup of tea without a bit of local honey!? Add a small jar of sustainably-sourced honey. Another one of life’s simple pleasures…

Good Lip Balm

Lip balm is a necessity when you’re working outdoors! This summer I started using O’Keeffes lip balm and have found it to work really well. It’s always the one I reach for. It would be a nice thing for a gift basket.

Sun Hat

A great sun hat is the perfect sunscreen for your head in the garden. Good sun hats have a wide brim to protect your face and neck, and also have a proper UV rating (both A/B). It’s kind of dorky, but a string to tighten up the hat below your chin is very handy! Find one that matches the colour scheme of your basket, or go for the classic tan (which hides dirt well!).

Water Bottle

A water bottle is a must in the garden. Choose a well-made one made of recyclable materials. I like the metal ones, as they seem to keep water cold for a long time and don’t have any kind of plastic taste when they heat up in the sun.

Garden Pebbles

Decorative garden pebbles are a cute final touch for a gift basket. Flower stores stock very cute little pebbles to place in little herb gardens or around garden paths. Sometimes they have cute quotes on them, sometimes just nice pictoral engravings.

Flower Display Glasses

Flower display glasses are another nice treat for gardeners. From a classic glass vase to a flower water aquarium, there are more ways to display flowers than I can list here! Find something that’s the right shape for your gift basket.

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