Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Not sure what to buy the gardener on your Christmas list? To help with gift-giving this year — or to add some things to your list — I’ve made a list of a few of my favourite items. I think plants make a wonderful gift, but I list some other excellent options, too.

Memberships or Certificates for Garden Experiences

Often, the best gifts are experiences, and we are lucky to live fairly close to some excellent gardening experiences.

Consider a membership or a gift certificate for one of these locations:

Toronto Botanical Garden

Royal Botanical Gardens

Whistling Gardens


For the book lover on your list, consider Floratopia.

Written by landscape designer Jan Johnsen, it contains beautiful pictures and inspiring ideas for all levels of gardeners on your list.

You can purchase it here.


I am all about low maintenance, and tools that help keep our gardens low maintenance made it on my list this year.

The Skidger makes it very easy to weed your garden. The unique shape of the 6” blade takes care of your weeds in no time — and no bending required!

Learn more about it here.

Radius Root-Cutter Transplant Spade

For someone with an established garden or poor soil, the Radius Root-Cutter Transplant Spade would make an excellent gift.
The sharp edges of the shovel make quick work of digging out old plants. I love mine.

Available at Lee Valley.

Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden

And last (but not least!), I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden.

Packed with timely seasonal tips for each month to help you create the low-maintenance garden of your dreams, Matthew and I take the guesswork out of what to do and when to do it.

You’ll get valuable information on a variety of topics we address each week in our Down the Garden Path podcast.

Available on Amazon.

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