Garden Gear - Gardening Gifts

2012 gift ideas for gardeners

From books to gear, here are a few ideas for the green thumbs on your list


Five picks for super green thumbs

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A seed-of-the-month club
Does the gardener in your life love to try interesting new edibles? Sign them up for Cubits' seed-of-the-month club. The first week of each month, a package of seasonally appropriate seeds will arrive in the recipient's mailbox.

Price: $50
Available at: Cubits Etsy store


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A composter
This may not be the most romantic of gifts, but if you know your green thumb likes gardener's gold (aka compost), then let us recommend the Dual-Batch Rolling Composter. It allows you to create two batches at once and is built to prevent critters from getting in. It also works well in smaller yards.

Price: $99
Avaialble at: Lee Valley


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Gardening books
You can never go wrong with the latest gardening tome. Our favourites from this past year include Gardening from a Hammock, In Pursuit of Garlic and The Year Round Vegetable Gardener.

Price: Various
Available at: Your local bookstore


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A gardening journal
For the gardener who is forever jotting down notes on random bits of paper, a journal will help him or her keep everything together. This is the 21st year that Margaret Bennet Alder has published The Toronto Gardener's Journal. There is a place for all your notes and photos, delights and disappointments. There is also an extensive source book at the back with everything from book recommendations to gardens to visit to seed catalogues.

Price: $24.95
Available at: Visit the Toronto Gardener's Journal website

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Gardening gloves
Every gardener needs a sturdy pair of gloves—or two, or three. These waterproof High Five gauntlet gloves from Dig It are perfect for down and dirty—and perhaps prickly—jobs.

Price: $28
Available at: The Dig It Handwear website



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