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Great Gifts for Gardeners

December 9th, 2008

If you have a gardener in your life that you’re looking for a gift for perhaps a new pair of gardening gloves would be nice. I am a big fan of gardening gloves. I have all different kinds for all different jobs, but I do have one pair that’s kind of a all-purpose glove that I wear all the time. I’ve had them for 3 years and they’re starting to show their age, they’ve developed holes and they longer keep the thistles from pricking my fingers or keep the dirt and water out.

One day while reading a post on May Dreams Gardens I found a pair of gloves I’d like to try. They’re called Ethel Gloves, stylish and functional. I’m not really a glove snob, I usually buy mine at Target and I don’t care what color they are or what they look like as long as they do their task well. However, after these gloves were put through Carol’s Gardening Glove Boot Camp and received high marks, I thought I might give them a try. I really like the signature, gala, and the rendezvous colors, although they almost seem too nice to wear around the garden. So if you’ve got a female gardener you’re looking for a gift for perhaps a pair of Ethel Gloves would be the perfect gift, and for $18 they’re not a bad deal either, especially if they hold up like they say they do.

Anyone else have a specific kind of gardening glove they swear by?

4 Comments to “Great Gifts for Gardeners”
  1. Squawkfox on December 9, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Your gardening gloves look well-loved. I actually don’t have a set of my own gloves, I just use old leather farm gloves. After seeing this post (and those beautiful Ethel Gloves) I think it’s time for my own pair. :D

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  2. Judy on December 9, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I don’t own specific garden gloves either, but I have a variety of gloves that get used for a variety of reasons. I really don’t like wearing gloves (except in the winter!) so I only use them when I have to- but I do have at least one pair with holes worn through the leather of the fingers.

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  3. kristin on December 10, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    I hate wearing gloves to work. They feel awkward to me. I only wear them when I’m carrying wood or something else that might actually injure my hands. Of course, this results in perpetually dirty fingernails in the summer, as well as some pretty impressive calluses, so maybe gloves wouldn’t be such a bad idea . . .

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  4. Ethel Gloves at Chiot’s Run on December 26, 2008 at 5:02 am

    […] Mr Chiots took the hint and bought me a pair of Signature Ethel gloves. I’m so excited! It’s clear that […]

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