"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
- A trowel and hand shovel set. Fiskars has a nice sturdy set--perfect for the home gardener
- Gloves. Costco sells a multi-pack for women in pastel colors (gardening gloves) and black for men (work gloves) that are essentially the same item in different colors. The moisture and dirt of gardening wear gloves out pretty quickly.
- Small shovel. Sometimes you just need a little more digging ability in a shovel. These small size spades are perfect for larger plantings and transplants, weed removal, and general working of the beds.
- Seed starting greenhouses and supplies.
- Gift certificates to seed catalogs, like Burpee, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Tomato Growers Supply Co.
- Subscription to Mother Earth News, Grit or another gardening journal.