Holiday Gift Guide: What to Give to the Urban Gardener

by on December 14, 2012

Okay, so we’re down to the wire and the holidays are upon us. That doesn’t mean you don’t have time to get your hands on some great holiday gifts for the gardener in your life. Here are a few of our favorite can’t live without ‘em things this year:


Colorful Gardening Gloves

Even the most die hard gardener who always has dirt under their fingernails needs a good pair of gardening gloves. Whether you are working with thorny berry bushes or removing slugs from your prized plants, there are just some jobs that you need to protect your hands from, and the right pair of gardening gloves can help you to it with style.

Gardening Apron

Take it from someone who knows, there is nothing worse than getting in the middle of a big gardening project and finding out that you don’t have the right tools handy. That’s why no gardener should be without a gardening apron. The convenient deep pockets make sure that everything you need is always within arm’s reach.

compost_pailCompost Pail

For years, the only option I had to store my kitchen compost material was an old coffee can that I stored under the sink because it was so ugly. Nowadays there are all sorts of compost pail options to match any style and décor. These babies are so cool that you’ll be proud to display them on the counter for the world to see.

The Ultimate Urban Composter

One of the most common complaints from urban gardeners is that they don’t have the space to compost. I made my own compost tumbler several years ago to solve the problem for myself, and there are wonderful urban composters on the market that can help you to compost your waste quickly, efficiently, and without the problems of odor or pest infestation. No excuses!


A gardener without pruners is a gardener with damaged plants and broken fingernails. Your pruners should never leave your side when you’re in the garden, from trimming dead and diseased leaves and stems to harvesting the perfect tomatoes, pruners make it possible without damage to the plant, the produce, or the gardener.

Ergonomic Trowel and Cultivator

Two tools that you could live without but shouldn’t are the cultivator and the trowel. Seriously, if you’re going to call yourself a gardener, stop trying to use spoons and forks out of the kitchen to get the job done when these ergonomic dynamos can make you look like the pro gardener that’s just waiting to get out.

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