What kind of holiday gift do you get for a person who loves to garden but has everything? Gardeners these days have an array of traditional and digital tools and devices at their fingertips to tease beauty and nourishment from the ground.
For those in your life who love the earth and growing things, we’ve compiled a list of the best gardening gifts for 2022 that include traditional garden implements, gardening tech gifts, and must-have gardening gadgets.
A personal weather station is one of the most unique gardening gifts for the gardener or naturalist in your life. The modern versions feature digital displays, an outdoor rain gauge, and a Wi-Fi connection. Most monitor temperature, humidity, rain, wind speed, and wind direction. Amazon lists several brands ranging in price from $40 to over $300.
Every gardener needs to know when to water plants. Soil moisture meters measure only soil moisture. They make great stocking stuffers, ranging in price from around $7 to $25. If you want something more, soil sensors typically report a greater variety of information, such as light, temperature, humidity, and soil nutrients. Sensors are usually digital and cost around $50-200.
When the weather outside is frightful, the gardener in your life will appreciate being able to grow herbs and flowers inside or on the patio. Smart planters make container gardening easier through automation that irrigates, aerates, illuminates and gives you feedback on how your plants are doing. Prices range from $50 up to elaborate systems for around $750.
Leaning down to work in the garden can be hard on the back and knees. A garden seat can make gardening more accessible and comfortable. A simple version will run you about $40, and a more elaborate version, such as a rolling cart, goes for around $120.
A rain gauge is an excellent gift for a gardener or a child curious about the natural world. It helps anyone make informed decisions about when to water. Was yesterday’s rain enough to deeply moisturize the garden? A rain gauge can help you answer that question. Rain gauges can be as simple as a $6 plastic outdoor funnel or cost up to $45 for a fancy digital model.
A birdhouse is a tiny living drama outside your window. The entire household will love seeing its residents take up residence, nest, raise young, and make their first efforts to fly. A simple birdhouse can cost as little as $5, and many options are under $40. Elaborate models can cost over $200.
Bird feeders come in all shapes and sizes, but the thing they have in common is that they all draw birds to have a tasty meal. Birds love the food you provide, and family members enjoy seeing all types and colors of birds coming to feed. Bird feeders come in many styles for $20-35. If you prefer the high-tech type, smart bird feeders with cameras are available in the $55-280 range.
The ultimate gift for the devoted gardener is a new construction home in an agrihood where modern living meets a farm-to-table sensibility. This is the guiding principle behind Harvest by Hillwood in Argyle/Northlake. To honor the land’s agrarian past, we’ve built a new home community that combines the best of parts of 21st century living with the treasured values of an agricultural lifestyle.
The gardener in you will thrill at the features of the Harvest farm: private resident garden plots, demonstration gardens, classes from our professional farmer, orchards, and fresh local produce deliveries with a paid membership in Harvest’s Community Supported Agriculture program.
If that’s not enough, Harvest is also packed with amenities like the Fit Barn, the Harvest Lake, multiple pools, Farmhouse Coffee & Treasures, and much more. And of course, there’s our fantastic lifestyle program, where residents can connect with their neighbors at hundreds of community events and activities each year.
Visit us at Harvest by Hillwood and see for yourself why it was named 2022’s Master-Planned Community of the Year and the People’s Choice Community of the Year by the Dallas Builder’s Association. Contact us today, or start your new home search online with our homefinder tool.