Great Gifts For Painless Gardeners
It’s holiday time – time to make gift lists for yourself and your gardening friends.
Here are some of the best gift suggestions that I know of for Painless Gardeners. (I’m not a representative for any of these companies nor do I receive any commission from them. These are all just items that I personally have found useful.)
1. Bionic Gloves
I LOVE my Bionic Gloves. In fact, I loved them so hard that I’m asking for a new pair this year. These gloves were designed by an orthopedic surgeon who built in every benefit possible for folks with any kind of hand problem from arthritis to sensitive skin.
Made of full grain sheepskin and designed to be worn tight, Bionic Gloves feel great on achy fingers and thumb joints and can protect you from cold, wet, thorns, caluses, blisters and more.
There are several versions; I like the Elite series myself. These cost $29.95 a pair.
Men’s are here: http://www.bionicgloves.com/shop/?cat=4
Women’s are: http://www.bionicgloves.com/shop/?cat=28
This is the hoe I use and I find it is perfect for painless weeding even in tightly-planted beds. The head is small, lightweight and sharp enough to easily slice weeds off with a simple backwards scrape.
The circle design lets the blade cut weeds off just below the surface of the ground – lifting and breaking it up but without transporting the soil along.
Right now through December 14, you can get savings of from 15% to 40% off Circlehoe products. For really painless hoeing, I recommend the long handle version as the best for your back.
3. Muck boots
Neither rain nor snow nor big piles of dog poop can bother you when you’re wearing your Muck Boots. There are many options in garden footwear but these are my favorites. Comfortable, impervious to weather and warm – I wear these year-round in the yard. I prefer the shoe style but you may like the boots better.
Right now, you can get free shipping on orders over $50.
4. Radius tools
Radius garden tools are designed with a unique circular handle for better ergonomics and relief of strain on your hands. They offer everything from hand trowels to full-size spades, edgers and bulb augers.
5. Back ReLeaf
Radius also makes a nice “grabber,” but if you want to give someone something handmade, try making my Back ReLeaf Rake with the instructions here. It’s a tool with a lot of uses and a real back-saver.
Need more suggestions? I’ll have more next time. And tell us all about great gardening gift items YOU know about below!