Are you looking for practical gardening gift ideas for the seniors on your holiday list? For many older adults, spending time out in the garden can be painful but the right tools and gardening supplies can make tasks easier and more enjoyable.
If any of your loved ones have problems with their hands, knees or back that make it difficult to plant and grow a garden, any of these gardening gifts are sure to please.
Many gardening tools can be difficult for senior gardeners to use. Ergonomic tools are specifically designed to make tasks easier for older adults with arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other hand problems. Give your loved on an ergonomic garden tool, and they’ll have less pain when they’re taking care of their plants.
For senior gardeners, a water wand can be a great gardening gift idea. Simply attach the wand to the garden hose, and watering hard-to-reach plants becomes much easier. Look for a water wand with a telescoping handle, as that makes the garden tool all the more useful.
Another gardening gift that’s great for seniors is a rolling garden seat. Older adults often have difficulty bending to pull weeds and prune outdoor plants – and a wheeled seat serves to make those tasks much easier. Some models can also double as a carrier for gardening supplies.
To complete some gardening tasks, like sowing seeds and planting seedlings in a garden plot, it’s necessary to kneel. For senior gardeners with knee problems, this can be painful. A padded kneeler bench with handles reduces the strain and allows for easier gardening.
A lightweight, easy-to-maneuver wheelbarrow is a smart gift idea for senior gardeners. With a wheelbarrow, your loved one can easily and efficiently move gardening supplies around their property – and for anyone with joint pain or back problems, this can make a big difference.
For older adults with back and knee problems, a raised garden bed could be the perfect present. This type of planter is easier to tend than a garden plot, as the plants are at a higher level. Raised beds come in varying heights, so this gardening gift can also suit senior gardeners who are in wheelchairs.
You can find all of these tools and supplies – plus many other thoughtful gardening gift ideas for senior gardeners – at Millcreek Gardens in northern Utah. Our plant nursery is packed with beautiful, healthy indoor plants that are great for gifting, and our unique garden décor, ornaments and home accents make for perfect presents.
The friendly Millcreek Gardens staff would love to help you with your holiday shopping. If you have senior gardeners on your list this year, drop by our Salt Lake City plant nursery for more inspired gardening gift ideas today.