HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Are you stumped as to what to get a friend that loves to garden for Christmas? If that special person loves to be outdoors and get gets his or her hands dirty, there are several gift ideas I can give you. Actually, gardeners aren't hard to buy for in the first place and any garden tool will certainly make his or her garden chore much more enjoyable.
Gardeners for example would love a set of ear protection, safety goggles or even a supply of disposable gloves to use when working with garden power equipment or even chemicals to control weeds. I'm sure garden tools are always a welcome at their home no matter what the occasion because one can't have too much handy garden equipment.
Pruning shears, lopping shears and even hedge shears are durable long lasting gifts. However, a good find would be to make sure to select sturdy, well made products as well as those that are easy to take apart for cleaning and sharpening. Believe me, its far better in the long run to buy a good garden tool, little more expensive well made tool, rather than a cheaper one that will probable last only two to three years.
Time and labor saving devices are always in demand when the garden season starts in the spring. A wheelbarrow or garden cart is always a welcomed gift. How about soaker hose? Every gardener needs a soaker hose to manage soil water and makes that chore much easier.
Don't forget that your favorite book store has lots and lots of garden books by which you can tweak your friend's garden interest. Talking about printed gifts, why not give a subscription to a gardening magazine to let his garden ideas go crazy.
Then there is a gift of service, say for a days work in their garden, especially by a grandchild, son or daughter. I'm sure your gardening gift will be received with great surprise and on top of that ,it will be something they can use that won't just set on the shelf to look at.