Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gardeners

Okra Earrings in Sterling $54.00: I am always on the lookout for vegetable themed jewelry that takes advantage of their elegant beauty. These do that.

Wearable Planter Jewelry $20.00US: Months back everyone was sending me links to these wearable planter necklaces with the subject line, “This is SO YOU!” to which I thought, “But no plant can live in such a tiny pot!” And that upset me. “No, I’m sorry, but I will not hang a dead plant set inside a pretty little vessel around my neck, thank you very much.

But time has passed and I’ve softened. So fine, you guys win. They really are SO ME. Especially the orange. And if you’re reading this site, they are probably SO YOU, too.

Give the Gift of Seeds About $20.00: I agree, seeds are one of the best gifts to give, especially on Valentine’s Day since the holiday is used to mark the beginning of planting season in some climates. You can’t go wrong with the Hudson Valley Seed Library — they have some of the most artistic packages around, and if you buy a gift membership, your loved one can choose the plants their heart (and stomach) desires most.

In Canada, Cubit’s Organics has a six-pack offer, with free shipping.

If wrapping isn’t your forte, Botanical Interests sells collections that are already beautifully boxed up and ready to gift. I suggest the Early Spring Sowing Vegetable Collection, so your recipient can get sowing right away.

Hori Hori Garden Knife $20.00US: Over the years, I’ve come to realize that a knife is a very handy, all-purpose tool to have in the garden. I use mine, which happens to be an old steak knife and not a classy knife like this one — for at-an-instant harvesting. I was surprised when I intuitively found myself using it to dig holes, weed out stubborn roots, and plant seeds. It also happens to be a knife… which is not a bad thing to have on hand when you’re a single woman, gardening after dark at a community plot that is hidden behind an alley.

Vintage 1970s Brooklyn Botanic Garden Tshirt $35.00: Something that is both red and rad. Speaking of

Herb Quarterly $75.00US: A set of 30 year-old back issues of Herb Quarterly magazine for Valentine’s Day. She/he gets you.

Vintage French Sickle $24.00US: Nothing says, I love you forever, like a scary old farm tool. Am I right?

Vintage Open Crown Straw Gardening Hat $29.00US: I think you should get the sickle, too. See also: Simple Straw Hat.

Gardening Linocut $65.00US: The woman in the image reminds you of her.

Ceramic Planter Cast from Styrofoam $65.00US: So weird, I love it!

Anna Griffin Kitchen Fabric $9.25US: Buy this fabric and make her something.

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Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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3 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gardeners

  1. I love the okra seeds, I haven’t seen anything like them before. I make fine silver leaf jewelry myself, casting real leaves usually mint or sage, to form earrings and pendants. But I would really love the Hori Hori garden knife it looks like it would be so useful!

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