34 Flourishing Gifts for the Junior Gardener

Is there a child in your life who loves to garden? If so, keep reading. I’m sharing some super-fun gifts for the junior gardener that are sure to please!

Gardening has so many wonderful benefits for children. First and foremost, it’s a great way for children to burn energy. Oddly, for kiddos that need to find ways to work out anxieties and relax, gardening works for that, too. Growing fruits, veggies, and flowers is very rewarding and builds practical skills, self-esteem, and even character-based habit training. Think about the patience, perseverance, and consistent care that are necessary to grow a successful garden.

Perfect for multiple ages to do at the same time, gardening is hands-on science that inherently teaches botany, animal science, earth science, and even some chemistry and physics. It’s such a heavy-lifting activity academically, I’ve placed gardening high on the yearly to-do list. For years, we have planted, cared for, harvested, and even preserved food as part of our family rhythm. These hours have certainly counted towards school time, too.

Do you have a gardener in your life? They are sure to love these gifts!

This gift list contains some great ideas for the junior gardeners in your life. Any of these gifts would be great for beginners. No matter if you have room for a large garden or only space enough for a few pots on the porch, these ideas should be friendly for either. If you’re wanting to introduce a child to the art of growing, you might consider one of the fun kits towards the end of the post!

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Junior Gardener Tools

Tools! Tools are incredibly important to any gardener, and the right tools make the job so much easier. These days, people are coming up with some really cool gadgets! The harvest basket has piqued my interest. What a great idea to be able to collect your vegetables and be able to wash them in the same container. I’m sure your junior gardener will be thrilled to receive some of these neat tools!

MTB SUPPLY Kids Garden Tool Set with Child Safe Shovel, Rake, Hoe and Leaf Rake– 4 Piece Kids Gardening Tools with Pink Head and Long Wood HandlesKids Helper Women Garden Tools Set for Children 3 Pieces with Shovel Trowel CultivatorMegawodar 40 oz Small Galvanized Steel Watering Can with Anti-Rust Coating for Women, Men and Kids' Indoor or Outdoor Gardening (Green)WORKPRO Garden Tool Bag, Garden Tote Storage Bag with 8 Pockets, Home Organizer for Indoor and Outdoor Gardening, Garden Tool Kit Holder (Tools NOT Included), 12Fiskars 340100-1001 Garden Harvest Basket, BlackVIVOSUN 6.5 Inch Gardening Scissors Hand Pruner Pruning Shear with Straight Stainless Steel Blades Orange 1-PackStanley Jr. WheelbarrowNicely Neat Water Mister Spray Bottle for Plants, Gardens, Kitchen and Home - Mr. Mister Garden, 2-Liter Handheld Sprayer with Adjustable Pressure NozzleBIUWING Rain Gauge with Detachable Spiral Shap, Garden Rain Water Meter Measuring with Metal Frame, No Assembly Rain Measure Gauge for Yard Lawn Landscape (A)Kneeling Pad Extra Thick | Kneeling Pads for Work | Gardening Knee Pad | Knee Pads for Woman and Men | Knee Mat for Bathtub, Yoga, Construction Work, Prayers & Exercise High Density 18


Essential Gardening Workwear

Proper workwear is also a must for a budding gardener. Gardening gloves are essential to keep pokes, scratches, and blisters at bay. They come in so many fun colors and patterns these days! And isn’t the harvesting apron fun?

4 Pairs Kids Gardening Gloves Kids Work Gloves Ages 6 to 10 Gardening Gloves for Kids, Youth, Girls, Boys, ChildrenCOOLJOB Gardening Gloves for Women and Ladies, 6 Pairs Breathable Rubber Coated Yard Garden Gloves, Outdoor Protective Work Gloves with Grip, Medium Size Fits Most, Lavender Purple & Apple GreenGardening apron with pockets for women & men --100% Canvas with quick release lower pocket -- great gardening gift - Grace and AugustWestern Chief Women's Clog, Humming Garden, 8Ordenado Womens Sun Hat UV Protection, Foldable Mesh Waterproof Wide Brim Bucket Hats for Summer Beach Fishing HikingBycc Bynn 3 Pack 100% Cotton Paisley Pattern Bandanas Square Scarf Headwear (Black + Burgundy + White)


Growing Supplies for Gardeners

There are lots of fun options for actually planting gardens, too! Whether you’re starting seeds indoors, growing container plants, or waiting to plant directly into the soil in the spring, it’s never too early to start collecting seeds and supplies.

Potato Grow Bags with Flap and Handles,10 Gallon Garden Vegetable Planter,Fabric Plant Planter Pots for Potato, Carrot, Onion, Tomato and Vegetables with Heavy Duty(4 Pack)KINGLAKE 100 Pcs 6 x10cm Plastic Plant T-Type Tags Nursery Garden Labels20 Heirloom Seeds for Planting Vegetables and Fruits, 4800 Survival Seed Vault and Doomsday Prepping Supplies, Gardening Seeds Variety Pack, Vegetable Seeds for Planting Home Garden Non GMOSeeds for Planting Herbs: 12 Herb Seeds Variety Pack, Non GMO Herbs Seeds – Basil Seeds, Cilantro Seeds, Parsley, Sage – Herb Garden Seeds OwnGrownSet of 50 Assorted Flower Seed Packets! Flower Seeds in Bulk - 10+ Varieties Available!Sparkfire 7.9 Inch Plastic Planters Indoor Flower Plant Pots Set of 8, Modern Decorative Gardening Containers for All House Plants (8 Colors), (NCTG-002)Seed Starter Kit with Grow Light, 80 Cells Seed Starter Tray with Light, Seedling Starter Trays with Vented Humidity Dome and Base, Indoor Gardening Plant Germination Kit, 2-PackKatai Steel Seed Storage Box Organiser in Green. Compact Seed Packet Container with Lid Complete with Monthly Dividers, 20 Envelopes and Pencil


Junior Gardener Books

Books are always a good idea in any homeschool! Most of these books are specifically about gardening for kids. Whether your gardener is new to gardening or has some experience, these books contain information, projects, and recipes that will be great for any level. I particularly love the idea of a gardening journal. It is a great way to keep track of planting and how well things are growing. Not only is the journal a perfect gift for junior gardeners who love to be organized (or for those who need to learn organizational skills), it can serve as a nature journal of sorts, too.

Let's Get GardeningGardening for Kids: Learn, Grow, and Get Messy with Fun STEAM ProjectsReady, Set, Grow!: A Kid's Guide to GardeningGardening with Emma: Grow and Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid GuideMy Gardening Journal (Quiet Fox Designs) Organize Your Gardening Life: Set Annual Goals, Chart Garden Design, Keep a Record of Your Work, Track Crop Performance, and Note What You Learn Each Season


Unique Gifts for the Junior Gardener

Don’t you love unique gifts? These are super fun! And like I mentioned before, if you’re not sure if someone will like gardening (or may not have a lot of space), the kits are a great way to test the waters. Children who enjoy these smaller-scale projects may be ready to jump in on bigger gardening projects sooner or later!

SXBBSMC Garden Trowel, Hand Shovel, 1 Piece Cast-Aluminum Heavy Duty with Soil Depth Mark Gardening Hand Tool, Small Professional Hand Trowel for Women Men Kids Digging Planting4M Tosymith, Green Science Grow A Maze Kit, Build A Plant Maze Science Kit, For Boys & Girls Ages 5+Creative Kids Miracle GRO My First Root Viewer- Decorate & Plant Your Own Garden - Science Kit for Kids - Soil & Vegetable Seeds Included - STEM Educational Teens Kids Gardening Set Age 6+, MulticolorGrow Your Own Jungle Garden - Alfalfa Microgreen Growing Kit 3D Garden Scene with Attachable Animal Cards, Best Birthday Crafts Gifts for Girls & BoysCreativity for Kids Pizza Garden Kit - Grow Your Own Pizza Vegetable and Herbs - Gardening Kit for Kids


I hope you were able to find plenty of gifts for the junior gardener in your life. Gardening teaches many valuable skills that are useful for a lifetime. Learning new skills, growing actual food, and developing responsibility are just a few of the amazing benefits of gardening. Don’t forget the value of taking learning outside to breathe fresh air, burn energy, and refocus young minds!

Happy gifting and gardening!

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