Gifts for a Gardening Loving Dad

by | Mar 24, 2023

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Does your dad love to garden? These gifts are perfect to give to a dad who loves gardening for his birthday or a holiday, but I think they’d also make superb Father’s Day gift ideas too. After all, June is still early in the gardening season – a perfect time to give dad something to make his garden a little brighter this summer.

Regardless of the occasion, I tracked down some of the best ideas that dads will love. As someone who likes to garden myself, I know first hand how nice it is to get something practical you’ll actually use. Whether your dad is an avid vegetable gardener, has a gorgeous flower garden, or just enjoys a few herbs in the kitchen there’s something here for every gardening loving guy on your list.

Dad Approved Gardening Themed Gift Ideas for Men

These gardening gifts were chosen with dads in mind, but they’d also be great for your grandfather or husband who likes to garden too. If you need more gardening gifts but aren’t shopping for a dad, you may like these Garden Gifts for Mom or spoil the kids with Gardening Play Sets instead!

Men's canvas gardening apron for dads

Heavy Duty Canvas Apron

These aprons make practical gift ideas for dads of all kinds, but they’re especially handy for gardening. With plenty of pockets to store supplies and tools, dad will be able to keep his hands free and clothes clean while tending to his plants.

ANERIMST Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers, Waterproof Wireless Speakers with Torch Flame Light, Cool Gadgets for Men Women, LED Lantern for Grilling Gardening Camping Patio Hot Tub, 2 Pack (Black)

Wireless Outdoor Speakers

These speakers are great for a few reasons. First of all, you can connect them to play music while working out on the garden or entertaining in the backyard. Second, they’re also lights; perfect for adding a bit of ambiance to the backyard while relaxing or lighting the way for evening veggie harvests.

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A.M. Leonard Complete Aluminum Gardening Tool Set (5 Tools)

Gardening Tools

Even if your dad takes care of his gardening supplies they wear down over time. If he doesn’t already have one, grab him a great, high quality set of garden tools like this aluminum set that’s designed to last.

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EAST OAK Deck Box, 31 Gallon Indoor and Outdoor Storage Box with Padlock for Patio Cushions, Outdoor Toys, Gardening Tools, Sports Equipment, Waterproof and UV Resistant Resin, Grey

Outdoor Storage Box

If he doesn’t have a garden shed nearby these storage boxes are great to keep near the garden to keep supplies and tools handy. Opt for something waterproof so tools won’t rust and fertilizer or extra seeds can stay safe from wind and rain.

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Metal Garden Markers with names of herbs and plants on them

Metal Garden Markers

These markers can be customized with any herbs, vegetables, or plant names your dad grows in his garden. Made from 14 gauge aluminum, they’re designed to be reused year after year.

iDOO Hydroponics Growing System Kit 12Pods, Indoor Garden with LED Grow Light, Loved Gift for Green Thumbs Valentines, Built-in Fan, Auto-Timer, Adjustable Height Up to 11.3' for Home, Office

Hydroponics Growing System

This a great gardening gift idea for a dad who is either new to gardening or wants to grow cooking herbs indoors. There’s a bunch of different options (including ones with apps!) but this simple system balances features and price for a great budget-friendly gift.

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I’ll Be in My Office Shirt

Shirts like this make great gifts for gardening loving dads who are retired or super passionate about their garden. I don’t know about you, but t-shirts are definitely my go to for gifts for my dad because he already has everything else.

Muckster ll Men's Rubber Garden Shoes,Moss/Green,11 US

Muck Boot Garden Clogs

Keep dad’s white Newbalances clean by giving him these rubber garden shoes. Designed to be comfortable and durable, they can simply be rinsed off with the hose and air dried whenever they get muddy.

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Design Toscano DB583078 Bigfoot The Bashful Yeti Indoor/Outdoor Garden Tree Sculpture, 15 Inches Wide, 12 Inches Deep, 15 Inches High, Full Color

Yeti Garden Sculpture

There are so many funny garden statues and sculptures out there that dads will love, but I think this yeti will go over especially well. He can be hung from a tree to lurk menacingly at anyone who even thinks about entering dad’s garden when he’s not around.

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Pre-Made Gardening Gift Box

I love that you can get pre-made gift boxes for anything now. This one is perfect for a gardening loving dad; it comes with a variety of tools, supplies, and other accessories that are perfect for gardening. Order it and give as an easy gift idea or have it shipped if your dad lives far away.

Gardzen 3-Pack Different Sizes Garden Bag 32&40&72 Gallons - Reuseable Heavy Duty Gardening Bags, Lawn Pool Garden Leaf Waste Bag

Reusable Gardening Bags

They’re not the prettiest of gift ideas but these reusable bags are practical for anyone who loves to spend time in the garden. They stand upright and can be used to catch (and transport) weeds, compost, or any other yard waste. Give on their own if dad likes useful gifts or use one as a gift basket and fill with other gardening goodies.

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Island Genius Grow Dammit Funny Garden Décor Sign Gardening Gifts for Women and Men Who Love Plants, Alloy Steel

Grow Dammit! Sign

Dad will love adding this funny sign to a flower or vegetable garden. Hopefully it works! I know how much a gardening dad loves gifts that help his garden grow.

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Plant Man Mug

If your dad’s passion for gardening has earned him a reputation he’s going to love this gift idea. It’s just the right amount of cute, tacky, and fun that I think makes a great novelty coffee mug. Hopefully your dad likes it too!

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: 3 books in 1: Learn The Secrets Of Soil Mates and Grow a Happy Yard with The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Companion Planting and the vegetable Garden Pest Handbook

Gardening Books

Every good gardening knows the secret to success is always learning more about your craft. Whether your dad is a newbie garden enthusiast or a seasoned veteran he’ll appreciate books that will help his garden grow even better. This Vegetable Gardener’s Bible is a great example and one that every gardener should have on their shelf.

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Gorilla Grip Extra Thick Kneeling Pad, Supportive Soft Foam Cushioning for Knee, Water Resistant Construction for Gardening, Bathing Baby, Workout Supplies, Lightweight, Garden Work Gifts, Black

Gorilla Grip Extra Thick Neeling Pad

I’m not one to assign arbitrary genders to things but this is hands down the manliest kneeling pad you can buy. These are super handy to have on hand for a variety of reasons (like when you have to kneel for home repairs) but they’re especially great for gardening because it can be a real strain on the knees.

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Scilulu 30FT 15FT Heated Water Hose for RV,Rv Water Hose,-45 ℉ Antifreeze Heated Drinking Garden Water Hose,Rv Accessories (31FT)

Heated Antifreeze Water Hose

If your dad likes to garden in cooler weather (like if he has a greenhouse, for example) then the hose freezing can be a real issue in the winter. This 30 foot garden hose is long enough to reach around most yards and is actually heated so it won’t freeze in sub zero temps.

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Tits bird tea towel with assorted birds

Tits Tea Towel

Gardening and bird watching really go hand in hand; after all, most birds love a great garden! If your dad is passionate about gardening and birdwatching (and has a great sense of humour), grab him this tea towel so he can admire some lovely tits every time he reaches for this towel.

Gorilla Carts 7GCG-NF Heavy-Duty Poly Dump Cart with No-Flat Tires, 7 cu ft, 1200 lb Capacity, Black

Heavy Duty Wagon

These Gorilla Carts are designed to hold up to even the most extreme gardening activities you put it through. Great for transporting picked veggies, weeds, and even heavier objects like rocks it will help dad garden more efficiently and take the strain off his back carrying. On top of being hardy, it also can dump (great for moving dirt!), has unpoppable tires, and folds up. Seriously, this is an amazing gift for any avid gardener.

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Oakley Men's OO9341 Sliver XL Rectangular Sunglasses, Matte Black/Grey Polarized, 57 mm

New Sunglasses

If your dad is hard to shop for or you want to get him gifts that he can use in the garden and other places too sunglasses are a great option. Choose his favourite brand and style or get him a gift certificate to grab a prescription pair if he wears glasses.

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ZYP 2 PCS Seed Starter Kit with Grow Light, 80 Cells Seed Starter Tray for Indoor Planting,Germination Kit for Seed Starting Trays with Humidity Dome and Base

Seed Starter Trays

Depending on what your dad grows in his garden (and where you live) he may need to start some of his seeds indoors so they grow in time for harvest. These kits are great; inexpensive enough that you can buy a few, and designed to trap heat for optimal indoor growing. Who knows, this may be the key to winning this year’s pumpkin growing competition!

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Hole digger tool for gardening

Hole Digger and Spacer

This tool is great for poking holes for seeds in your trays. It’s designed to space and puncture them perfectly so starter seeds have the best chance at taking well early in the season.

Bar Growing Essentials

This is a fun gift to give guys either as part of a gift basket or just as a small, budget-friendly option. This kit comes ready to grow your own mint, thyme, and lemon balm; three herbs that are perfect additions to homemade cocktails.

garden basket for collecting vegetables Gifts for a Gardening Dad

Garden Basket

Don’t let the simple design fool you, this gardening basket is designed to hold up to 50lbs. Perfect for dad to gather up heavy goodies like potatoes, squash, corn, and cucumbers from the garden. Since the bottom is mesh most of the dirt falls through, too, which means less mess in the kitchen.

Welcome to dad's garden personalized gardening gifts for dad

Dad’s Garden Stone

There are so many personalized options for garden stones and signs but I love the simple design of this one. You can display it in the garden or include it in some of your masonry for a permanent momento.

Your dad or any man in your life who loves gardening is definitely going to love at least one (or maybe all) of these gifts. Hopefully you found something extra special to give him!

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Everett Franchuk

Everett loves to plan parties and events, decorate, and make crafts/DIY projects. As a parent of 5 in his early 30s, he decided to start The Best Nest to offer practical tips and ideas.

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