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12 Unique Gifts Every Gardener Will Appreciate

February 24, 2023 5 min read 0 Comments

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Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for the Plant Lover in Your Life

Looking for gift ideas for that special farmer? We have everything on their wish list! Give them a gift that they will thank you for season after season!

We know farmers and growers alike will love these gift ideas. They are useful, practical, and a lot of fun! Plus, because they are all Bootstrap Farmer quality, they will last for years.

6 cell

1. Colorful 6-cell Seed Starting Trays

The Bootstrap Farmer’s newly redesigned 6-cell trays are now available in 5 cheerful colors. For the friend who likes to plant many different things, these are great for color coding all varieties of plant starts.

They also make adorable gifts when planted with something for friends to grow in their garden this year. 12 of these trays will fit perfectly in a 1020 deep tray for bottom watering, these ones come in black or white. You can also find the 1020 trays in colors to complement the 6-cells.

heat mat for seed germination

2. Heat Mats

Helpful for seed starting, especially in late winter or very early spring.

Heat mats help speed germination for both the microgreen grower and vegetable farmer. We love how well these mats regulate the soil temperature. They work great on grow shelves, with microgreens, and for propagation.

Heat mats are a great way to get your seeds and plants off to a good start. Especially great for heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers, your gardener can improve their germination rates for their 2023 garden with this gift that keeps on giving.

This is an affordable gift for any gardener that they will love and use every year for many years.

We also carry commercial grade heat mat masters and add ons that can be chained together for larger growing operations.

small batch seed starting

3. Small Batch Seed Starting Kit

Anyone starting their own seeds for the garden will love the Bootstrap Farmer seed starting kit. This gift set comes with everything they need to start and grow beautiful transplants for their garden.

The cheerful colors of our seed starting insert pots make it easy to keep track of different varieties. The heat mat and grow light provide the ideal environment for raising healthy seedlings from germination to planting day.

hobby bundle microgreens

4. Microgreen Hobby Starter Bundle

If you  know someone who is into healthy eating and trying to grow their own food, this microgreen hobby starter bundle is a great gift to get them growing. It comes with the trays and domes they'll need to grow 2 sets of microgreens at home. Just add soil and seeds for the ultimate boost to healthy eating at home no matter what the time of year.

 hemp mats

5. Hemp Mats for Growing Microgreens

These 100% biodegradable and compostable hemp mats are precut to fit into our 1020 trays. A no muss, no fuss way to get growing right away. The carbon capturing hemp fibers hold 1050% of their weight in water ensuring that your microgreens stay moist throughout the germination process. 

The sturdy fiber mats provide an excellent rooting medium for all of your microgreens and can be used in conjunction with a liquid feeding regime. Available in 10 packs for the home grower or 140 packs for the ambitious. If you grow in smaller trays like our 1010s or 5x5s, you can cut the mats to fit. 

fabric bag

6. Fabric Grow Bags

Lightweight growing pots, with handles?

Yes! These are a grower's dream.These 7-gallon grow bags are perfect for indoor and outdoor growing. Best part? These fabric bags have a food-grade poly coating, making them sturdy enough to last season after season. 

Fabric grow bags are inexpensive, easy to use and reusable containers that can help you grow your own vegetables and herbs. They're great for beginners who want to give indoor/outdoor gardening a try, but want to invest in something that will last for years.

Fabric grow bags are the perfect gift idea for a gardener because the recipient will be able to start growing in them right away if they want to! Don't let the winter months prevent them from doing what they love!

air prune

7. 72 Cell Air Prune Trays

Soil blocking results without the mess.

Sure to be their favorite seed starting tray, these air pruning trays are perfect for starting flowers and vegetables. Equipped with air slits, for the ultimate root pruning! Available in black, green, orange, blue, pink, purple, and multi-color packs.

5" pots

8. 5” Heavy Duty Seed Pots

The perfect size for up-potting tender seedlings.

Get your farmer these 5” pots for all their transplanting needs. These durable pots are great for holding over plants in the off-season and are also great for indoor houseplants too! Grab them in black, green, orange, blue, pink, purple, and multi-color pots.

eGift card Bootstrap Farmer

9. Gift Cards

Not sure what to pick as a gift?

Give them the gift of a Bootstrap Farmer e-gift card. Delivered by email with no additional processing fees, a gift card to Bootstrap Farmer shows that you understand what your gardener loves, but leaves the selection up to them so they can pick exactly what they want.

A gift card to Bootstrap Farmer is more meaningful than a gift card to a random big box store, and they will definitely find something they want to try!

microgreen trays

10. Microgreen Trays

1020 shallow trays for growing microgreens.

Help your farmer stand out at the market while reducing their use of single-use plastics. All of our trays are extremely durable and come with a warranty. Microgreens are a great way to grow indoors in the winter and keep that green thumb going!

1020 extra strength tray

11. Propagation Trays

Available in bright colors!

Set your farmer up with the last propagation trays they will ever have to buy!

Durable, extra-strength food-grade plastic trays built to last a lifetime! Our seed propagation trays are great for starting seeds, growing starts, or even succulent gardens. Available in black, white or colors, we have a variety of options to fit your plant-lovers style!


gothic all metal kit

12. All-Metal Hoop House Kits

If your farmer has been really good...

Maybe it's time to get them the hoop house they've always wanted. This is the ultimate, all-time surprise gift for your very favorite gardener. Our All-Metal Hoop House Kits are made right here in the USA.

Everything needed, including plastic, comes with these kits and they can be assembled in a weekend. A greenhouse is every gardener's dream - and Christmas is the perfect time to make their dream a reality!

Our All-Metal Hoop House kits come in multiple lengths and widths to fit your space, and come with everything needed. With optional add-ons, you can customize your kit any way your gardener will want!

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