30 Green-Thumbed Delights: Father’s Day Gift Guide for Gardening Dads

30 Father's Day Gifts for Gardening Dads

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for the special man in your life.

Whether he tends to vibrant flower beds, meticulously prunes bonsai trees or cultivates a bountiful vegetable patch, our Father’s Day gift guide is designed to help you find the perfect gift that celebrates his love for all things green.

From essential gardening tools to personalised touches that make his garden uniquely his own, we’ve curated a selection of gifts that will delight his green thumbs. Explore innovative gadgets, relaxation essentials for his garden oasis, and even eco-friendly options that align with his commitment to sustainability.

So, if you’re looking to surprise and delight your gardening dad, stepfather, grandfather, or father figure this Father’s Day, find the right garden gift below to make his day unforgettable.

Why is Father’s Day important?

Father’s Day is a cherished occasion dedicated to recognising and honouring the profound influence of fathers and father figures in our lives. It’s a day when we express our gratitude, love, and appreciation for the guidance, sacrifices, and support they provide to their families.

Just as Mother’s Day acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of mothers, Father’s Day serves to pay tribute to the vital role that fathers play in shaping the lives of their children and in nurturing strong family bonds.

This special day is an opportunity to show fathers how much they are valued and cherished. It’s a time to reflect on the memories, lessons, and laughter shared with our fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles, and other father figures who have touched our lives in meaningful ways.

Father’s Day is more than just a commercial event; it’s a chance to express genuine gratitude and affection. Through gifts, gestures, and quality time spent together, we honour their commitment, sacrifice, and unconditional love. As we celebrate Father’s Day, we also celebrate the values of responsibility, care, and love that fathers bring to their families and communities.

Ultimately, Father’s Day serves as a heartfelt reminder to acknowledge the immeasurable impact fathers have on our lives and to create lasting memories that convey our heartfelt appreciation for all that they do.

Father’s Day Gift Guide For Gardening Dads

Gardening Essentials for Father’s Day

Celebrate Father’s Day by nurturing your dad’s green thumb with the perfect gardening essentials. Whether he’s an experienced gardener or just beginning to explore the joys of cultivating his own outdoor oasis, the gift of tools and supplies is both thoughtful and practical.

A blue and green packet of daisy seeds surrounded by daisy plants and metal garden snips

Gift of Seeds

This Father’s Day, honour your gardening guru with an eco-friendly Gift of Seeds. It’s not just a present; it’s a sustainable experience and a heartfelt greeting card rolled into one.

Choose from a range of plant options, and on the back of the packet, pen a personal message that’ll warm his heart. The best part? It’s easy to send in the mail with just the cost of two stamps, making it a convenient yet thoughtful surprise.

As he tends to the seeds and watches them bloom, he’ll be reminded of your love and shared passion for both family and nature.

A pot plant with herbs featuring orange and purple artwork sitting on a kitchen bench.

Pop Up Pot

If you’re on the hunt for gardening Father’s Day gifts that will really surprise your dad, then send him a Pop Up Pot.

This clever plant pot comes flat and assembles with a quick pop, making it a fun and affordable gift to send in the mail.

It’s also made from 100% recycled waste and is certified carbon neutral, ticking the sustainability box for eco-minded dads.

A gardener wearing denim gardening gloves with leather trim while pruning a tree with secateurs.

Gardening Gloves

Protect your dad’s pinkies while playing with plants with these practical, comfortable and stylish gardening gloves by Burgon and Ball.  

Made from ultra-soft denim fabric that doesn’t stiffen when it gets wet, these gloves feature a padded palm for extra cushioning, a wrist strap to prevent debris from dropping into the glove, and for added luxury, they even come with genuine leather trim.

Best of all, they’re machine washable, so your dad can look clean and smart in the garden all year round.

Personalised Gifts for Gardeners

While standard gardening tools and accessories can make great Father’s Day presents, why not take it one step further with a personalised gift? Whether it’s a custom garden sign or a unique gardening apron, a personalised gift shows that you put extra thought and care into their present.

A Father's Day Engraved Wooden Garden Box Kit with gardening tools

Father’s Day Engraved Wooden Garden Box Kit

If you want to make your dad’s Father’s Day special with a unique gardening gift, consider getting him an Engraved Wooden Garden Box Kit from Personalised Favours.

This kit comes with three essential gardening tools and a beautifully crafted box that can be personalised with one of six pre-designed messages.

You can choose the custom engraving to feature on the crown of the box, making it a memorable keepsake for your dad to cherish.

A Personalised Metal Garden Sign in a garden bed with flowers and tomatoes.

Personalised Metal Garden Sign

If you’re looking for customised presents for garden-loving dads, then add rustic flair to their garden with a personalised Garden Heart Stake.

Made in Australia from steel and designed to be placed in the ground, the rustic finish will gain richness and loads of character over time, requiring no maintenance, giving your dad a piece to last years to come.

A man wearing a grey apron holding pot of rosemary in a potting shed.

Personalised Garden Apron

A personalised garden apron is a unique, bespoke Father’s Day gift any garden-loving dad will appreciate.

Made from durable canvas, this apron will withstand all kinds of gardening tasks from potting and planting to digging and pruning.

Personalise it with your dad’s name in a stylised font and finish it off with a little trowel and fork for a vintage touch.

Your dad will appreciate this thoughtful and practical gift.

Garden Décor to Enhance His Oasis

What better way to show appreciation for your dad than to enhance his outdoor oasis with beautiful garden décor.

A well-decorated garden not only adds aesthetic appeal but also creates a relaxing and peaceful environment to unwind after a long day.

From pots featuring original artworks to charming bird baths, there are plenty of options to choose from that will make his garden the envy of the neighborhood.

A range of plants potted in vibrant pots featuring artwork.

Pop Up Pot Gift Set

Surprise your gardening dad this Father’s Day with a Sow ‘n Sow Pop Up Pot Set of 3.

These foldable planting pots, adorned with original artwork by Jackie Anderson, bring a touch of beauty to both indoor and outdoor spaces.

It’s a thoughtful gift that combines practicality and aesthetics, allowing him to cultivate a vibrant garden oasis. With a variety of sizes, his plants will flourish in style.

Steal metal garden stakes that name a range of herbs.

Garden Stakes

Honour your dad’s love for growing herbs with these decorative and helpful herb stakes.

Crafted with creativity and care, these charming stakes not only help with identifying herbs but also add an artistic touch to his garden sanctuary.

Made to last, they’re a practical and aesthetic gift that blends functionality with style.

A charming concrete bird bath with three concrete birds on the edge

Bird Bath

Show your appreciation for your dad’s love of nature and gardening with the Hammond and Grange Bird Bath, a perfect Father’s Day gift.

Crafted with exquisite detail, this bird bath combines functionality and aesthetics. Its weather-resistant design ensures durability, while the intricate bird-themed embellishments will add a touch of elegance to the garden.

Your father is sure to cherish peaceful moments while watching birds frolic and drink in this bird bath.

Innovative Gadgets for Green-Thumbed Dads

This Father’s Day, celebrate the green-thumbed dads in your life with a twist of innovation. If he loves spending time in the garden, then innovative gadgets can be the perfect gift to enhance his outdoor experience.

From high-tech irrigation systems to smart compost sensors, there are plenty of gadgets available that can make gardening easier and more enjoyable.

A smart compost monitor being placed into a compost bin by a gardener wearing garden gloves.

Compost Monitor

If your dad is a compost enthusiast, then he’ll love this cool garden gadget.

A Monty Compost Monitor works in any compost and recognises the optimal levels your compost needs for healthy and fast decomposition.

It connects to your phone to provide live updates and personalised recommendations, making it easier to make good quality compost.

A Flow bee hive sitting in a country setting with jars of honey around it.

Flow Hive

If your dad loves the idea of keeping bees to enhance the productivity of his garden, consider treating him this Father’s Day with a Flow Hive.

Boasting over 180 5-star reviews, this award-winning invention offers the unique ability to extract honey directly from the hive. This not only simplifies the honey-harvesting process for the beekeeper but is gentler on the bees.

The hive is designed and manufactured in Australia using precision laser cutting, from locally grown, sustainably sourced Araucaria.

Eve Aqua Smart Water Controller attached to a garden tap with a sprinkler in the background.

Eve Aqua Smart Water Controller

If your garden-loving dad wants to make outdoor watering more efficient, the Eve Aqua smart water controller is the perfect gift for him this Father’s Day.

This innovative device revolutionises garden irrigation by integrating seamlessly into your smart home system. With an intuitive app or voice commands, you can control your sprinklers remotely with ease.

The Eve Aqua also features adaptive scheduling, which optimises watering based on real-time weather data to conserve water. It’s easy to install, durable, and can withstand any outdoor conditions.

Relaxation and Comfort in the Garden

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show your dad how much you appreciate him.

If he’s a green-thumbed dad who loves spending time in the garden, then consider giving him a gift that enhances his outdoor experience. However, instead of gadgets, why not surprise him with gifts of relaxation and comfort?

From comfortable garden chairs to protective sun hats, there are plenty of ways to help your dad unwind and enjoy his time in the garden.

Hammock strung between trees in the garden with a person laying in it reading a book.

Hammock

A great gift idea for your dad’s relaxation time in the garden is a hammock, and one from Nakie is a perfect choice.

You won’t need a stand for this garden hammock, as it can be easily attached to two trees or posts. Plus, it’s made from 100% recycled materials, so it’s environmentally friendly.

As a bonus, Nakie plants four trees for every hammock sold. Your dad will surely appreciate this thoughtful and sustainable gift.

two black and while folding garden chairs positioned by a lake.

Folding Garden Chair

Looking for a cosy gift for the green-thumbed dads out there?

Way and Farer offer a great folding chair that provides a comfortable spot for your dad to relax in between gardening tasks or after a long day spent tending to his beloved plants.

It’s a practical present that he will truly appreciate.

A man wearing a cream coloured broad brimmed sun hat.

Sun Hat

Make sure your dad stays safe from the strong summer sun while he’s tending to his garden with a top-notch hat from Solbari.

This high-quality hat is made from natural cotton fabric with a UPF50+ rating, which means it offers excellent protection against harmful UV rays.

The hat’s wide brim provides ample coverage to shield all of his facial features from the sun’s rays, offering superior sun protection.

Seeds and Plant Kits for Growing Adventures

This year, skip the traditional tie and surprise Dad with something truly extraordinary – the gift of life and growth.

Whether he’s an experienced gardener or a novice planter, seeds and plant kits offer a world of possibilities. From cultivating vibrant blooms to harvesting homegrown herbs, these presents promise not just plants, but a shared experience and memories.

A kraft coloured gift box featuring Australian native flowers on a metal background.

Seed Gift Set

If your father has a passion for cultivating flowers, surprise him with the perfect flower garden present—a Sow ‘n Sow Seed Gift Set.

Packaged in a beautiful kraft gift box, this Seed Gift Set features four Australian Native Gift of Seeds including Billy Buttons, Kangaroo Paw, Swan River Daisy and Everlasting Daisy.

He will surely appreciate this thoughtful present and enjoy growing these beautiful flowers in his garden.

A colourful range of Sow 'n Sow Gift of Seeds arrange in a circle with a Poppy Gift of Seeds in the centre.

Gift of Seeds Subscription

Don’t just spoil Dad on Father’s Day, keep the gifts coming all year round with a Gift of Seeds Subscription.

Each month, he will receive one Gift of Seeds selected according to the Australian seasons and suitable sowing times. Varieties range from Australian natives to cottage garden favourites and edibles.

Each pack features beautiful illustrations, a tear-away plant label, sowing instructions, and a packet of seeds.

A person holding a plastic tub with a green label and mushrooms growing outside of the tub.

Mushroom Grow Kit

If your dad is an adventurous gardener, he’ll love receiving a Mushroom Grow Kit this Father’s Day. This kit contains everything he needs to grow gourmet edible mushrooms at home on his kitchen counter. Choose from a range of Oyster and Lion’s Mane varieties. It’s a gift that will truly keep giving!

Garden Literature to Inspire

Looking for a special gift to show your dad how much you appreciate him this Father’s Day? Why not consider the gift of inspiration with garden literature that cultivates the mind and soul?

A carefully chosen book can transport your dad to lush landscapes and bountiful botanical wonders, and offer practical tips or stunning visuals to keep him motivated for a long time.

Whether your dad is an avid gardener or simply enjoys the beauty of nature, garden-themed literature is a thoughtful way to celebrate his passion for growth, both in his garden and in his heart.

Four Pip Magazines spread across a timber table surrounded by plants and vegetables.

Pip Magazine Subscription

Keep your dad in the loop with the latest and greatest ideas for living a sustainable lifestyle using permaculture principles with the help of Pip Magazine.

By gifting him a Print Subscription bundle, he’ll receive a new issue every three months for an entire year, along with a packet of seeds, exclusive giveaways, and discounts from Pip Partners.

All the inspiration he needs for an earth-friendly life!

Costa's World Book featuring Costa in the garden and a brown chicken on the cover.

Costa’s World

This Father’s Day, nourish your dad’s passion for gardening with “Costa’s World: Gardening for the Soil, the Soul and the Suburbs.”

Delve into Costa Georgiadis’ insightful journey through gardening, offering wisdom for both the earth and the heart.

From practical tips to philosophical reflections, this book is a treasure trove for cultivating green spaces and nurturing the soul.

Bush Flowers Book featuring a table willed with Australian native flowers on the cover.,

Bush Flowers

If you’re looking for some inspirational reading for garden-loving dads, ignite his curiosity with the captivating “Bush Flowers” book.

Delve into the rich world of native flora, exploring their beauty and significance in Australia’s landscape. From vivid imagery to insightful narratives, this book is a gateway to understanding and appreciating the intricate tapestry of bush flowers.

Whether he’s an experienced gardener or simply a nature enthusiast, this gift will kindle his connection to the land and its botanical wonders.

Organic Gardening and Sustainability Gifts

Surprise your dad this Father’s Day by giving him a gift that truly resonates with his love for gardening and the planet.

Rather than going for the usual presents, opt for eco-friendly gardening gifts such as worm farms, compost bins and seeds. These gifts will not only enhance his garden but also nurture the Earth.

Your dad will surely appreciate the gesture of care for both his hobby and the environment, whether he’s a seasoned horticulturist or a beginner in the world of green thumbs.

A orange and green Pop Up Pot with a Sow 'n Sow Native Daisies Gift of Seeds placed on a metal tin surrounded by flowers.

Pot and Seed Set

Celebrate your dad’s love for gardening with a Sow ‘n Sow Pot and Seed Set. A perfect Father’s Day gesture, it’s a heartfelt card and a garden gift in one.

Crafted sustainably in Australia, the Pop Up Pot is easy to assemble and made from 100% recycled material. Pair it with your choice of Gift of Seeds with a range of edible herbs and beautiful flowers to choose from.

Write your own message on the back, and if you’re surprising your dad via mail, only two or three stamps are required.

A brown Worm Farm sitting in a garden

Worm Farm

This Father’s Day, help your dad’s garden thrive with the power of nature’s recyclers with a worm farm – an ideal gift for gardening dads.

Ignite his passion for sustainability as he transforms kitchen scraps into nutrient-dense vermicompost.

A worm farm is a living ecosystem that enriches the garden while reducing waste, making it a thoughtful present that not only resonates with his green values but provides endless gardening benefits.

A white and grey Bokashi Ninja Compost Bin sitting on a kitchen bench

Bokashi Ninja Compost Bin

Elevate Dad’s gardening game with the Bokashi Ninja Compost Kit this Father’s Day.

Unleash his inner composting warrior with this innovative system that transforms kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich soil. The airtight bin and specialised accelerant spray make composting a breeze, keeping his garden thriving.

Give the gift of sustainability and reduced waste while nourishing his plants. It’s the ultimate eco-friendly present for a green-thumbed hero.

DIY Projects for Creative Gardening

Unleash Dad’s inner gardener and craftsman this Father’s Day with DIY projects that infuse his green thumb with a creative touch.

From preserving the beauty of blooms with a flower press to cultivating his own potatoes with a grow kit, and even constructing a raised garden bed for bountiful harvests – these thoughtful presents not only nurture his love for plants but also his penchant for DIY activities.

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Flower Press

For the dad who finds joy in both gardening and artistic expression, a Flower Press makes for an imaginative Father’s Day gift.

This unique tool combines the love for nurturing plants with the art of preserving their beauty.

With a Flower Press, your dad can carefully press and dry flowers from his garden, creating charming keepsakes, decorative pieces, or even handmade cards.

Raised timber garden beds filled with dirt in a garden

Raised Garden Bed

This Father’s Day, why not surprise your dad with a gift that will ignite his passion for gardening? The Birdies Heritage Modular Garden Bed is the perfect choice!

This unique and practical gift combines his love for gardening with hands-on construction experience, giving him a chance to flex his DIY muscles. With its modular design, this raised bed is easy to assemble and provides a functional and visually charming addition to any garden.

Your dad will love the challenge of putting it together, and the end result will be a beautiful new space for him to grow his favourite plants and flowers.

Potato grow kit that includes a green bag, terracotta water jug and potatoes.

Potato Grow Kit

For Father’s Day, gift your gardening dad the thrill of growing his own potatoes with a Grow Potatoes Pack by Up on the Rooftop.

This unique, stylish and hands-on present lets him experience the joy of cultivating delicious spuds right at home.

Complete with everything he needs – from high-quality seed potatoes to expert guidance – it’s a thoughtful gesture that will yield not only a bountiful harvest but also cherished memories.

Plant Workshops and Classes

Elevate your dad’s gardening journey this Father’s Day with hands-on opportunities like flower gardening workshops, where he can immerse himself in the art of cultivating vibrant blooms.

Or delve into sustainable gardening workshops, empowering him to nurture his garden while treading lightly on the Earth. Beyond material gifts, these experiences cultivate knowledge and skills that will flourish for a lifetime.

A vibrant garden with rows of lettuce and flowers growing in it.

Sustainable Gardening Workshops

Empower your gardening dad with the gift of knowledge through Sustainable Gardening Australia’s Sustainable Gardening Workshops.

Elevate his gardening expertise with Master Classes led by experts, covering a diverse range of topics – from insects and their importance and value in your garden to soil chemistry and plant nutrition.

Let him delve into the latest insights and practical skills that will enhance his sustainable gardening journey. This thoughtful gift opens doors to a world of eco-conscious practices, helping him nurture his garden while contributing positively to the environment.

A gardener planting rows of garlic in the garden

Organic Vegetable Gardening: Online Course

Enrich your dad’s gardening skills with the Organic Vegetable Gardening: Online Course by Goodlife Permaculture.

Give him the gift of learning as he dives into this comprehensive course, equipping him with the know-how to cultivate a thriving organic vegetable garden.

From soil health to sustainable practices, this course covers it all, allowing him to create a bountiful and eco-friendly harvest.

A bunch of pink flowers placed on a timber table.

Flower garden workshop

Celebrate your dad’s passion for gardening this Father’s Day with a flower garden workshop.

Delve into the world of blooms together at a local flower growing workshop. Some qualified hosts we recommend include Farlow’s Floriculture, Little Triffids Flowers, and Poppy and Fern.

These hands-on experiences will immerse him in the art of floral cultivation, teaching techniques to nurture vibrant gardens.

With expert guidance and a chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts, it’s a thoughtful gift that will foster his love for flowers.

Gifts to Grow

Embedded and inspired by nature, Sow ’n Sow believe in purposeful gifting that doesn’t cost the planet.

From a small seed of an idea, Sow ’n Sow was dreamt up by founder Michelle Brady combining her love of gardening and flair for design in 2010.

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