While a garden hose is typically used to water the yard, a watering can is super handy for spot watering plants in pots, hanging baskets, window gardens or small vegie patches. You can choose a large capacity can to hold lots of litres, or pick a mini one for small garden spaces, such as apartment balconies. Just remember – the bigger the watering can, the heavier it will become once full.
To effectively trim trees and shrubs in the garden, they’ll need a pair of garden secateurs. You can spend from as little as $5-6, or invest up to around $80 for a pair that will be by their side forever! Features to consider are the size and weight of the secateurs to suit the person you’re buying for.
Hand fork and trowel
For any keen gardener, a hand fork and trowel are fabulous tools for ground level work in garden beds, in the vegie patch, and for potting up plants, too. You’ll find models range from decorative timber-handled tools to lightweight plastic- or metal-handled sets.
Gloves and hat
For almost every garden chore, they’ll need a pair of good-quality gloves. You can select from synthetic, cotton or leather gloves – you’ll just need to know a rough idea of their hand size before hitting the shops. Oh, and look out for decorative, printed gloves for something a bit jazzier! Add a new wide-brimmed garden hat and sun cream to the mix, too.
Hours of kneeling in the garden means sore and muddied-up knees! Well, it doesn’t have to if you buy them a comfy kneeling pad. Plus, they can garden for longer! You’ll find kneeling pads range from simple foam models to assemblies that include a frame to aid standing up and kneeling down.
To keep all of the above items in order, and to display the lot when it’s time to gift it, pick up a garden trug. They’re so useful in the garden as it’s easily carried from spot to spot, loaded with supplies. Psst… You can even add a few pretty pots of colourful plants as part of your gift!