This one will be a bit shorter than last year’s (especially considering I did two! Here and Here). I’ll confess that there aren’t a ton new items that are really tripping my trigger, so I’m sticking to basics that will suit a myriad of gardeners of any level. Onward!
Gardener’s Supply Galvanized Seed Starting Tray – $34.95
I’m eyeing this up for myself (or as a hint to the husband for my birthday). Its a non-plastic and reusable seed starting tray- love that. I like the compact nature of this unit. The compartments aren’t too small that you’ll be potting them on super quickly and the pots-within-a-tray design makes for easy watering. Sleek, easy, and utilitarian.
Burgon & Ball Indoor Watering Cans – $31.99-$35.99
These are gorgeous enough to be left out around the house and useful enough to earn their keep.
Okatsune Pruners – $15.80 to $115.99
These are my evergreen favorite pruners (particularly the 103 Bypass Pruners in Medium) and I’ll include them in every single gift guide I do. Lightweight, sharp, easy to use, and affordable. Similar Japanese pruners are for sale by everyone from Martha Stewart to Terrain for a MUCH higher price, so stick with Amazon or Niwaki.
Kew Coffee Cup and Plant – £10.00
How adorable is this? A mug decorated with a botanical drawing of a coffee plant, filled with an actual coffee plant- I would just adore getting this as a gift! I’ll confess that I’m not 100% sure this would ship to the States, but I couldn’t help including it. (Psst: IKEA has a decidedly less cute version, but it is available in the States!)
Whimsical Plant Pots – $14 – $24
I particularly adore these two collections, but Anthropologie has such a great selection of fun and unique pots for the houseplant aficionado in your life.
Women’s Heirloom Gardening Overalls – $69.99 (on sale)
I was lucky enough to get both these and the Firehose Overalls last year (not an ad) and I can confirm that they are a) crazy comfortable, b) incredibly handy/useful, and c) THE perfect yard work garment. It is really lovely to have dedicated clothes for outdoor work that are super functional and built for the tasks at hand. There is never a yanking of pants legs or waistbands, the gusseted knees and elastic shoulder straps make bending and squatting a breeze, and there’s always a pocket available for whatever you have in your hands- be it a phone, seed packet, pencil or tool. I’d recommend either to anyone, though the Firehose models are thicker and better suited to cooler weather. Duluth Trading Co. also carries Men’s styles.
We don’t do many cut flowers in our house because, well, cats are jerks (but I do love our jerks very much!), but low center of gravity vases like these are the only options that don’t leave our tabletops covered in water. The built in frog in this design makes designing striking displays easy as can be. I’d love to get one of these for a gift, it would certainly tempt me to cut more flowers for the house!
Socker Greenhouse – $19.99
This IKEA delight is way affordable (especially compared to other mini greenhouses) and a thoughtful gift for the houseplant lover in your life. I’m tempted to get myself one for my African Violet collection because its sleek lines, crisp white trim, and plexiglass walls make it an easy addition to the home without having to be too precious about it.
Alright, that’s it folks. 2019 Gift Guide is in the bag. Let me know what gifts you are secretly hoping you get under the tree or menorah this year!