Gifts For The Gardener

Finding the perfect gift can be challenging. Here are ten great gift ideas for the gardener, or future gardener, in your life.

Kneepad / Seat Combo

Kneepad / Seat Combo - If the gardener in your life doesn’t have a kneeling pad or a light seat to carry it may be the time to get them one. They may not even realize they needed one, but after they’ve used it, they’ll never want to put it away. Check out this great kneeler bench combo from

Something for the Birds

Something for the Birds - Sometimes, the best gardening gift to give has nothing to do with plants at all. Many gardeners enjoy birds as well, so, bring the birds to them with a new bird feeder, a DIY bird food wreath, or even a bag of their favorite bird’s favorite food.

Plant a tree

Plant a Tree - Gift a live tree, plant a tree on their behalf through a charity, or provide them with seeds. Trees are amazing gifts which keep on giving.

Herb Garden

Herb Garden - If the gardener you’re shopping for likes to cook, assemble an herb garden for them. Use a natural seed starter to ensure the container garden thrives after planting. Every time they cut off herbs to use they will think of you.


Succulents - Succulents are the newest trend in the gardening world. If you’re going to give a gardener a succulent, make sure the planter you use matches their current style.


Postcarden - What is a postcarden? It is a postcard with seeds inside that only require a little water. They have many themes, including the winter wonderland you see here.

Aqua Farms

Aqua Farms - An aqua farm is a small aquarium with plants, for a roof! Essentially what happens here is the plant filters the water and the fish in the water nourishes the plant. It’s a miniature ecosystem in action!


Paperwhite or Amaryllis Bulbs - A great gift during the holiday season is an amaryllis or paperwhite bulb. Force the bulbs to sprout by placing them in a container of pebbles or glass beads, then fill with water up to the bottom of the bulbs.

Bee House

Bee House - Most gardeners understand the importance of bees in the garden. If your gardener happens to grow fruit-bearing plants they need something to pollinate those plants and bees are great at it.

Composting Set-Up

Composting Set-Up - A compost pile is a great way to recycle waste while creating rich soil for the garden. Build the compost pile, then give them a small indoor compost bin to put food waste in. This way they won’t have to run every small piece out to their compost pile.

Unusual Seed Packets

Unusual Seed Packets - Some gardeners have their own experimental area of their garden. Every year, they try something new or different. For some, this may seem a little strange, but giving these 10 unusual seeds may be the perfect gift to keep on giving.

Did we miss something you feel should have made our list? Head over to our Facebook page and share it with us!

Special Online Offer

Clippings from our customers

Winter is closing in fast in New Hampshire. That's ok with me, as I can't wait to go ice fishing. Hard to stay ahead of all the oak leaves coming down. The lawn looks great after the lime and the September and October applications. Can't wait to see how it looks next year. Check Out His Video

Bill J. – Bedford, NH

Best fertilizer I have used.

J Burnett – Lowell, MA

Lawn looks amazing

L.R. – Ashburnham, MA

We used this ice melt all winter on some difficult steps and a walk way that always ices up. I would give this product a ten star if I could.

Wayne G – Manchester, NH

I live where the soil is already high in phosphorus (the middle number) and it’s hard to find any with none locally. I buy one of these (Fall Fertilizer Application 4) each season and they are well worth the cost. My neighbors all say my yard is looking much better than under the prior homeowner.

Stacie W. – Fort Worth, TX

…The only thing better than your products are the people behind them. You [all] are the best!!

Steve D. – Merrimack, NH

We will continue to use [Protilizer & 5-5-5] with great enthusiasm. We swept the Court of Honor in every rose show where we exhibited, including the National Rose Show.

John & Cherylynn Smith, National Rose Association First Place Winner – Westminster, MD

We grow 200 varieties of hot peppers and 150 heirloom tomatoes. We used Protilizer and saw no phytophthora root disease; our crop yields were higher; we had better root development; and the plants just looked healthier than they have in years. The fact that Protilizer is organic and OMRI listed is a bonus. Thank you for your help and support throughout my trials.

James Weaver, Meadow View Farms – Kutztown, PA

I will continue to be a loyal supporter of Natural Alternative products. Your bacteria based products are unmatched in the industry.

Darryl Schultz, Bud Shultz Garden Center – Dunmore, PA

I am a vegetable and annual grower. I recently started using your Protilizer Seed & Plant Starter on my annual nursery stock. The results exceeded my expectations. My Impatiens, Petunias, Marigolds were healthy and disease free. The root development was the best I have ever seen. This year I am also trying it in my strawberry fields.

John Stoltzfus, Brandywine Produce – Honey Brook, PA

We are pleased with the results we’re getting with Protilizer on our pansy crop. We did not have any stem disease for the first time in years. Please send me another 6 jugs. We need it for our poinsettias.

Kenneth Miller, Milmont Greenhouses – Waynesboro, VA

As a grower/retailer we use Natural Alternative Protilizer and 5-5-5 plant food in our growing operations to maintain top quality plants in our retail stores. We have reduced our use of fungicides for root diseases to almost zero. During the hot summer months, our customers remark that our plants look so healthy for the middle of summer.

Jim Glick, Ken’s Gardens – Lancaster County, PA

Thank you all for your help and recommendations. I appreciate the time you spent on the phone with me to work toward a solution for my lawn. You have been a tremendous help. What terrific customer service!

J. Jackson – Columbus, Ohio

Again, I want to thank you for the awesome service you have given us this season. I very much appreciate it.

Lee Roeder, Strosniders – Bethesda, MD

The ice melt worked great! We already put some down for the storm that missed us last week, and yesterday morning when I checked the area it was covered with sleet with the exception of the areas we treated with the ice melt. [Thanks for] your quality service and the great product you provide.

Andrew C. Lee, Capitol Hill Business Improvement District – Washington, DC

We love the [Natural Alternative Ice Melt] product and have for years. We will keep pushing it!

Craig S. Co-Owner – Twins Ace Hardware, Fairfax, VA 22030

I just wanted to thank you for the great products that Natural Alternatives produces. I did cut my lawn last Saturday and got all the leaves up and early Sunday morning applied the last Winter Fertilizer. I have been so pleased with your products for the lawn and for my flower beds and tomato plants. My lawn looks like green velvet. I have two dogs and am very careful as to what products I apply to my lawn and gardens. Thank you also for the "computer reminders" that you send out. They are very helpful.

Peggy S. – Laconia, NH

Thank you and your staff SO MUCH for getting us an order of ice melt today. You've made not only our customers, but staff (who is always eager to please), very happy! It's that kind of service and attention that will have us coming back to you!

Robbie Kaplan, Ace Hardware – Washington, DC

The best stuff! I use it all the time. I used it on 15 wint o'green arborvitaes, recommended by Paul Parent. They all are thriving and huge; 4 feet to 15 feet in three years.

Tammy Schwab

We [used your] ice melt today and it worked much better than what we were using before.

Thomas Beaver, General Growth Properties – Columbia, MD