Unusual Gardening Gifts

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Unusual Gardening Gifts
When giving a gardening gift, pick an unusual item that will stand out. (Grand Garden Water Feature image by T^i^ from Fotolia.com)

Whether you like to garden or you know someone who does, you know that improvements and embellishments to the garden space are part of the fun of gardening. Many people who make a regular habit of gardening are on the lookout for new ornaments or other knick-knacks to brighten up the garden space. For those with a quirky style, there are many unusual gardening gifts available.

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A number of innovative gardening tools can be found in local stores and online. Heart Hoe sells heart-shaped hoes and "The Ripper," a rare grass removal tool. Rittenhouse, a gardening supply company, makes and sells "The Man Tool," a multipurpose gardening tool with a hammer, axe and other items that fold out like a Swiss army knife.

Creature Houses

Another gift category that should be included on any list of gardening gifts is houses and miniature buildings for housing creatures. Some garden stores sell small, barn-shaped dome houses made of wood as "frog houses." There are also numerous quirky bug and insect houses that can be added to a garden space and given as gifts. Birdhouses shaped like mansions, igloos and other types of housing make a creative gardening gift as well. Uncommon Goods features a birdhouse shaped like a cat with its mouth open.


Lawn gnomes are a classic example of unusual or silly gardening statues. There are many other ornaments in the shape of creatures---lobsters, fish, dragons, pelicans and Venus flytraps. Birdbaths shaped like cats with arms wide open are another quirky addition to any garden.


No list of unusual gardening gifts would be complete without mention of the numerous knick-knacks and ornaments that can be placed in a garden. Uncommon Goods is a great source for such items. Among other things, this website sells metal bug sculptures called "Bug Bombs," a deer head made of recycled farm machinery and a "Gnome-be-gone" sculpture in the shape of gremlins with teeth bared.

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