Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas for the Gardener in Your Life

Garden architecture items such as tuteurs or arbors often cost a pretty penny, but building them can save time and offer the opportunity to personalize the design to fit the garden, and gardener, in question. Garden art, hardscaping, and focal points offer as much to the design as the plants, and they can elevate the design of the garden to the next level. The projects described in this collection are doable within a weekend or less, and would make perfect gifts for the gardener in your life.

For the holidays, I often appreciate receiving homemade gifts, and when possible, I give out homemade gifts rather than purchased ones. These have taken various shapes over the years, including handmade soaps, body scrubs, and hand balms (see recipe below). As a gardener myself, I would so appreciate a potting bench or artistic item made by a loved one to display among my flowers. A fountain brings movement to the garden, and as a bonus, attracts birds. Any gardener would appreciate a potting bench, which makes all manner of garden projects easier, from seed starting to dividing and more.

If someone in your life loves to garden, consider making that person something special this year. These do-it-yourself projects are easy, and they make thoughtful holiday gifts.

From simple to more complex projects, the gardener in your life would love to receive these gestures of appreciation. Making something is much more personal than buying something, and it gives you the opportunity to put your unique mark on the item you create. And if none of the projects here appeal to you, why not give the gardener in question a coupon for your help in the garden? Weeds don’t often remove themselves, and everyone benefits from a well-tended garden.

Happy holidays, happy making, and happy gardening!