Last Minute Garden Gifts: Christmas Gifts For Gardeners

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We’ve all been there. Christmas is rapidly approaching, and your shopping is still not done. You’re looking for last-minute garden gifts for a diehard gardener but are getting nowhere and you have no idea about Christmas gifts for gardeners.

Take a deep breath and keep reading because we have plenty of Christmas garden shopping ideas. You may even be able to save a bundle on Green Monday gift ideas!

What is Green Monday?

Green Monday is a term coined by the online retail industry to represent the best sales day of the month in December. This day is the last Monday of December with at least ten days before the Christmas holiday.

Despite its name, Green Monday has nothing to do with the environment or anything eco-friendly. Instead, “green” is a reference to how much money online retailers make, as this date is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and also refers to how much money the purchaser can save due to big sales.

Yes, there are some big sales on Green Monday, the perfect time to look for Green Monday gift ideas and save some green.

Last Minute Garden Gifts

Money might be tight or not a concern, but with Christmas garden shopping, there’s a gift for every budget. For instance, coffee mugs and t-shirts sporting garden-related quotes abound and won’t break the bank. If pennies are really being pinched, you can also make a DIY Christmas gift for gardeners.

A DIY last-minute Christmas gift for gardeners might be something you already have on hand. If you are a gardener, you may have canned, preserved, or dried produce, all of which make great gifts for your gardening friends. Of course, gardeners like plants, and for a bit more money, you can make a terrarium or even decorate a pot and plant a winter bloomer like kalanchoe, mini-rose, or cyclamen.

Need a few more things to look for when Christmas garden shopping? Try these:

Make a Donation in a Loved One's Name

Another fantastic gift idea is a donation in a friend or family member's name. This holiday season, all of us Gardening Know How are working to put food on the tables of those in need by raising money for both Feeding America and World Central Kitchen. Every one of our community members will be gifted a copy of our latest eBook, "Bring Your Garden Indoors: 13 DIY Projects for the Fall and Winter" with a donation. Click here to learn more.

Additional Christmas Gifts for Gardeners

Tools make gardening easier and most gardeners like a new gadget whether it is garden gloves with claws or adjustable flow drip spikes for irrigation. A telescoping bramble pruner would certainly be appreciated for taming raspberries, roses, honeysuckle, and other brambling vines or weeds.

Other options include:

  • A Succulent Planter
  • A Christmas Ornament Reflective of Gardening
  • Botanical Hand or Body Lotion
  • Gardener’s Soap
  • Bee or Bat House
  • Gardening Phone Case
  • Botanical Prints
  • Cookbooks
  • Ceramics That Evoke the Garden
  • Garden Inspired Jewelry or Printed Tea Towels

Lastly, you can never go wrong giving your gardening friends a plant. This might be a physical plant, either a houseplant or outdoor specimen, or seeds to start something cool, a mushroom grow kit, or my personal favorite, a gift card to a nursery or hardware store. Shopping and plants! What could be better?

Amy Grant

Amy Grant has been gardening for 30 years and writing for 15. A professional chef and caterer, Amy's area of expertise is culinary gardening.