Welcome to the Earth Friendly Homeowner Holiday Gift Guide

We have gathered 40+ gift ideas for the gardener, the DIY home improvement eco-warrior and the reader in your life. Tools to make gardening easier, heirloom vegetable seeds, the perfect gardening hat and gardening shoes.

The ‘do it yourself’ eco-home improvement fan will love the reusable cloth napkins, the Edison style LED bulbs and the water saving faucet aerators.

For the reader in the family we have our favourite books on soil, gardening and the environment.

Important: Please note that many of the links in this guide are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through these links, the price will be the same for you and we will receive a small commission that helps support this blog and our families. Many thanks! Enjoy!

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for gardeners from Earth Friendly Homeowner

Gift Ideas For The Gardener

  1. Bamboo Work & Gardening Gloves for Women & Men
  2. All-in-one Garden Tool Set with folding stool
  3. 30 Gallon Kangaroo Gardening Bag
  4. Garden Rocker Comfort Seat
  5. Rose Pruning Gloves
  6. Heirloom Vegetable Garden Seed Collection
  7. Traditional Bypass Pruning Shears
  8. Back To The Roots Mini Aquaponics Water Garden
  9. Tumbler Composter
  10. Rolling Garden Work Scooter With Tool Tray
  11. Sloggers Women’s Rain and Garden Shoe
  12. Moleskine Passion Journal – Gardening
  13. Plant Theatre Funky Veg Kit
  14. 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse
  15. Walk-in Greenhouse
  16. Solar Powered Outdoor Garden Stake Light
  17. Women’s Wide Brim Sun Hat
  18. 7 Gallon Grow Bags – 5-Pack
  19. Fiskars Long Handle Digging Shovel
  20. Ames True Temper Square Point D Shaped Wood Handle Shovel
  21. Fiskars 46 Inch steel D-handle Transplanting Spade
  22. Kids Gardening Tool Set
  23. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Tootle Turtle Gardening Tote Set With Tools
  24. Enchanted Fairy Garden Kit

2016 Eco-warrior Gift GuideGift Ideas For The Home Improvement Eco-Warrior

  1. Reusable Cloth Napkins
  2. LED replacement light bulbs
  3. LED Edison Style Bulbs
  4. Soy Lemongrass and Sandalwood Candle Set
  5. Travel Power Extension
  6. Power Strip With Timers
  7. Low flow shower head
  8. Rechargeable batteries and charger
  9. Outdoor motion sensing solar lights
  10. Electricity use monitor
  11. Faucet aerators


2016 Gift Ideas for ReadersGift Ideas For the reader

  1. An iPad for reading books, researching plants and sketching garden ideas
  2. Water In Plain Sight – Judith Schwartz – check out our interview with Judith on the podcast.
  3. Cows Save The Planet – Judith Schwartz
  4. Gaia’s Garden – Toby Hemenway
  5. Edible Landscaping – Rosalind Creasy
  6. The Soil Will Save Us – Kristin Ohlson
  7. Grass, Soil, Hope – Courtney White
  8. Hidden Life Of Trees – Peter Wohlleben





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Diane Downey and Sheri Menelli specialize in earth-friendly landscaping practices, including vegetable gardening, rainwater capture, soil health, native plants, and efficient irrigation. Diane is a professional landscape designer with over 10 years’ experience, and Sheri is a certified permaculture designer with a six-year-old food forest in her backyard. Combined, they have over two decades of teaching experience. Their classes are taught to the public in the classroom, in the field, and via one-on-one garden coaching sessions.
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