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Gift Guide: Our Top Picks Under $50 for the Gardener


Gift Guide: Our Top Picks Under $50 for the Gardener

December 12, 2014

We’ve put together a considered list of seeds, plants, and tools, as beautiful as they are practical. For experts, hobbyists, and everyone in between, it’s everything they’ll love–and nothing over $50. 

Above: The Fall Forager kit ($35) comes with an eight-pack of non-GMO heirloom vegetable seed. Included is a year-round planner for all regions in the US, to set you up for garden-to-table success.

Above: An Olive Tree ($39.95 from Sur La Table) is patio decor that will earn its keep with a lemon-evergreen fragrance and the production of delicious bar nibbles. 

Above: Kitted with two kinds of moss, the Terrarium Bottle Moss, ($38) will create a lush tablescape. 

Above: The Gourd Bird House ($40) is made by an Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It will attract pest-eating birds, as well as lovers of minimalist design. 

Above: Start a fashion trend in your front yard, with these Leather and Felt Knee Pads, cut from a single piece of saddle leather. They’re $48, and made in California.

Above: The Trook Broom is hand-whittled from fallen trees outside of designer Geoffrey Fisher’s Buckinghamshire studio. The bristle brush is ($36), and with the coordinating dustpan, it is $49.

Above: Surprise slugs and your favorite gardener with Slug and Snail Tape ($7.42 for 15 feet). In copper, it’s a festive sight peeking out of a stocking.   

Above: A Set of 3 Terrarium Tools is $29, and forged to order by Virginia-based blacksmith Matt Seiber. 

Above: The Handy Utility Finger Knife, ($9.90 for a pack of 2 at Kaufmann Mercantile), is wearable tech, of the late 1800s, when it was invented by a clerk, to cut twine, netting, and smal-gauge wire. 

Above: You can never own enough pairs of scissors. Shadow Scissors are $12.50 from Moorea Seal, and are stainless steel with a matte black finish.

Above: Leather Rose Gloves, $36 from New York florist Emily Thompson, takes the ouch (and cursing) out of arranging a lovely vase.  

Still looking for that perfect gift? Shop all our picks in our Holiday Gift Guide

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Product summary  

Fruit & Vegetable Seed Mixes

Fall Forager

$35.00 USD from The Seattle Seed Company

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