Friday, September 4, 2020

Great Gifts for Older Gardeners

Great Gifts for Older Gardeners

We all want our older loved ones to keep healthy, and their love of gardening is a great way for them to do so.

The rigors of gardening, such as bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, gripping, lifting and the like can be good exercise, but it can also be pretty taxing on an older body.

Luckily there are many gardening products and equipment that can keep those older gardeners injury-free.

Here are some great garden gift ideas for those gardeners that may be a bit up in age.


Simply click on the picture to learn more about each product.


For Gardening Comfort

Every gardener should have a comfortable hat to wear to block the hot sun while working.  

Comfortable shoes, also called gardening clogs, are a must, and they wear out quickly.

Garden gloves

I think every serious gardener is like me.  They buy new garden gloves nearly every year.    

I always have the following three different types of garden gloves in my gardening stash.

The first type of glove is heavy duty gloves with some forearm protection.  These are great for dealing with thorny plants.

My second type of essential garden glove is the rubberized glove that keeps my hands cool and dry while I work.  

The third type of glove I always have on hand is the plain old cloth gloves.  These are great for what I consider "soft" work.  They're comfortable and washable.

Comfort for the Knees

A kneeling pad of some sort is a lifesaver.  I've used old deck chair cushions in the past, but as I grew older, I found I needed something more substantial.  These kneeling pads are thick, comfortable, and waterproof.

Another type is the strap-on knee protectors.  There are plastic ones that I have found hurt my knees more than help them.  I recommend the soft ones like the ones below. 

Along the same lines, a garden kneeler is a great choice.  The one below is a sturdy garden kneeler, garden seat and has pouches on the side to keep necessary hand tools.  It's also lightweight so it's easy to carry around the yard.


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Garden Tools

I've found that long-handled gardening tools are necessary for me now.  They can ease the strain on my back by keeping me in an upright position instead of being bent over.  

You will pay a little more for well-designed tools but they're definitely worth it to save my back and knees from injury.

Here are some that I use and I recommend.

Long Reach Pruner

Next is one of my favorites.  Five tools in one; including tools that hoe and slice, rake and smooth, scrape and cut, edge and chop, aerate and loosen.


A good set of sturdy, well-built hand tools is always a great gift.

Easier Watering

As you get older, the chore of carrying water becomes more and more difficult, not to mention the strain it can put on your arms, shoulders, and back.

A few great gift ideas are a light-weight expandable hose and a soaker hose or drip hose set.

Expandable Hose

Soaker Hose

Irrigation Kit

There are also a variety of ergonomic watering wands that are lightweight, easy to grip, and reach those hard-to-get-to plants.

Easy Reach Watering Wand

Another great idea to save water and time in the garden are self-watering planters.

Self-Watering Planters

Self Watering Planter

Hauling Help

Lightweight garden carts can make hauling bags of mulch, dirt, plants or other heavy objects much easier. 

Light Weight, Easy Maneuverability

This is the type of cart I personally cannot do without.

For That Hard-To-Buy-For Gardener

For the gardener who has all the tools and supplies that they need, here are some great gift ideas to bring some whimsy and beauty to their yard.

Rain Gauges

Hummingbird Feeders


Bee Nesting Box

Solar Lights



Home Holiday Deals


So there you go.  I hope you found a gift idea that will make your favorite older gardener very happy!


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