You might want to give gardening gifts for dad on Father's Day. After all, the celebration coincides with the Summer growing season. He's gonna love them and will be able to use them instantly.
Here's our comprehensive list of recommended gardening gifts for dad!
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Garden Season's Guide to Gardening Gifts for Dad
Basic Gardening Tools
1. Working Gloves
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Make gardening handiworks easier for dad. As basic requirements, go for durable and water-resistant gloves that are best for pruning and digging.
If you want to go the extra mile and promote dexterity and comfort, you can choose ones made with bamboo fibers.
- BREATHABLE BAMBOO TO KEEP YOUR HANDS COOL
- FITS LIKE A SECOND SKIN
- COMFORTABLE AND DURABLE HAND PROTECTION
- PURE SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK
2. Personalized Garden Tool Set
3. Pruning Shears
Another garden staple is a pair of pruning shears. Upgrade the one dad owns to a top-of-the-line stainless steel shear he'll surely use for a long time.
4. Hedge Trimmer
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Let him keep his hedges neat and trimmed the easy way. Electric trimmers are now offered in various forms and capabilities.
22 inches dual action steel blade for optimal performance, aluminium rail cover included for safe storage and transportation.
5. Hori Hori Knife
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Also known as soil knife and weeding knife, Japan's Hori Hori knife is a serrated multi-purpose blade made of hard steel. Your father will love this sharp knife that can easily cut.
6. Gardening Shoes
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If your dad's been complaining about his garden shoes, replace them with a version that offers comfort and stability. For instance, these Muck Boot's daily garden shoes are a great alternative because they're waterproof and grippy.
- Stretch-fit Comfort Topline is curved to improve range of motion, and snugs calf to seal in warmth while keeping cold and debris out
- Breathable Airmesh lining wicks away humidity and perspiration, and allows air to travel throughout the boot; comfort rated from subfreezing to 65 °F/18 °C
- High-traction rubber outsole delivers sure footing in mud, slush or rain
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A new trend in sprinklers I've seen recently is the traveling sprinkler. Best for lawns and small farms, this garden watering system offers convenience and mobility.
- SELF-PROPELLED SPRINKLER
- LARGE-AREA COVERAGE
- THREE POSITION SPEED CONTROL
- AUTOMATIC SHUT OFF
8. Expandable Hose
Since its first introduction, the expandable hose has developed into a long-lasting, durable version over the years. It will be something your dad can use on different applications.
9. Drip Irrigation Kit
Let dad save water with drip irrigation techniques. There are complete kits available in the market your father will surely adore.
10. Garden Kneeler
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Since our dads are not getting any younger, garden knee pads are helpful in easing pain from prolonged kneeling. This one from Ohuhu doubles as a garden seat.
- KNEELING PAD & GARDEN CHAIR
- STURDY AND LIGHTWEIGHT
- TWO COMPLEMENTARY GARDENING TOOL POUCHES
Cool Garden Gadgets
11. Hose Timer
For the tech-inclined gardener dads, hose timers will let them control the watering schedule, and thus save time. Newer versions now allow control using mobile phone apps.
- COMPLETE CONTROL
- SMART WATERING
- KNOW THE FLOW
- COMPATIBLE WITH ALEXA
12. Soil Test Kit
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It's important for any serious gardeners to be able to identify the soil's pH level as well as nutrient content (especially Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium). If your dad doesn't have access to testing centers, a personal soil test kit will do him great.
- Reads test colors utilizing advanced LED digital technology
- Includes pH preferences for over 450 plants and how to adjust soil pH
- Performs 25 tests: 10 for pH and 5 each for Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash
13. Rain Gauge
Another great way to save on water is to know how to manage the irrigation system. With a rain gauge in hand, your dad will have an easy access to information on soil moisture and when to water.
14. Soil Moisture Meter
When rain is unabundant in your area, your dad can use a soil moisture meter instead to gauge the water needs of his plants.
15. Time-Lapse Camera
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It's amazing to observe how plants grow in the garden. I'm sure your dad will be elated if he receives a time-lapse camera as one of his gardening gifts.
- WEATHERPROOF CASE
- SET IT & FORGET IT
- TIME LAPSE CAMERA
16. Garden Fire Pit
If your father loves hosting garden camping and barbecues, this gift is gonna be perfect. There are modern fire pits that uses gas instead of wood.
17. Garden Fountain
Add a unique flair and style to your dad's garden with a water fountain. You can choose from the small table fountain, to the bigger wall and ground fountains depending on the size of your dad's garden.
18. LED Garden Lights
Here's another supplement that would make your dad's garden spring to life especially at night. Make it convenient and economical by using solar power.
- Powered by free solar energy and no electricity required.
- Easy to install, NO WIRES.
Intermediate Gardening Must-Haves
19. Grow Lights
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Another set of Father's Day gifts you can present to your dad are grow lights for indoor gardening. They'll help maintain consistent lighting for his plants.
20. Worm Composter
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Introduce your dad to vermicomposting by gifting him with his own worm compost bin. Through this, he'll have a good supply of nutrients to provide his growing garden.
21. Tower Garden
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Another gardening invention for hydroponic installations is the Tower Garden®. This patented gardening system is recommended for small space and urban gardens.
22. Heirloom Seeds
Nothing would make gardeners happier than growing plants from heirloom seeds. The thought of producing fruits from a long legacy of the same plant is something that makes a gardener proud.
23. Gardening Books
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IF your dad is getting extra serious about his gardening, you might want to give him “Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture” by Toby Hemenway. It includes an illustrated map guide for companion planting.
This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers.
24. Gardening Store Gift Card
You're at the end of this list and haven't decided yet on the perfect gardening gifts for dad on Father's Day? How about letting him choose to his heart's content.
Bonus: Beer Hops
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This one is for the gardener dad who loves beer! After 120 days from planting, he can start brewing his own concoction.
Watch this video from Eric Cappa about a battery-powered lawn mower:
Father's Day is coming up and we all want to make him feel our appreciation on the special day. With the ideas above, I hope your green thumb dad will be happy that his children remember him through his love of gardening and the outdoors.
What gardening gifts for dad did you choose to give him on Father's Day? Let us know in the comments section below.
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