Best gifts for hydroponic gardeners

The Hydroponic Gardening Gift Guide

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Recently I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about recommendations on gifts to get hydroponic gardeners. It can be hard to buy a gift for a hobby that you don’t know much about. Whether for birthdays, holidays, or just because, there are several hydroponic products that make great gifts!

Hey, maybe you’re even looking for a gift to reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve put in this year…

Here are some gift ideas the next time you’re shopping for your favorite hydroponic gardener!

A Hydroponic or Aquaponic system

Why not start with the best gift first? There’s not much better than getting a new hydroponic or aquaponic system as a gift. There are several different types of countertop systems available. It’s easy to find a system that is not only inexpensive but doesn’t take up too much room.

Hydroponic/aquaponic systems are great for those that love gardening, kids learning about growing plants, or even for decoration.

Hydroponic Books

Even with all the information on the web, there is nothing like a good book. When I first started hydroponics, I found some great books for beginners that really laid the foundation for me to learn more.

Whether just looking to learn the basics to find out if hydroponics is for you or a beginner looking to learn everything you can, there are several good books that would make a perfect gift.

If you think a hydroponic book is a gift you’re looking for, check out more options in my article on Great Hydroponic Book For Beginners.



LED Grow Light

Grow lights are one of my favorite components of the hydroponic system, and besides nutrients, one of the most important aspects to a hydroponic garden.

Plants don’t grow well under just any light bulb, they need a light geared towards plant growth. LED grow lights can be versatile, growing both leafy greens and fruiting plants. You can’t go wrong gifting an LED grow light, as indoor gardeners are always looking to expand their garden or upgrade their lights.

Hydroponics T-Shirt

So you want the “safe” gift? I imagine the hydroponic gardener you looking to purchase a gift for doesn’t already have a hydroponic t-shirt! Everyone likes a shirt that is about their favorite hobby!

I’m not talking about a cheesy hydroponics t-shirt, these ones are pretty cool!

Electronic pH meter

A pH meter not might seem like a cool gift at first, but if you’re familiar with hydroponics you know how important having a good pH meter is.

For those that don’t know, if the nutrient solution isn’t in the right pH range, plants can’t take in the nutrients from the water. It’s recommended to measure the pH every or every other day, so you can see why you would want to make this task as simple as possible.

There are several ways to measure the pH of your hydroponic nutrients, the electronic pH meter being the quickest and easiest. There are many different kinds of pH meters, even some that take other important readings such as EC and temperature as well.

Grow Room Glasses

Grow room glasses make the perfect gift for a couple of reasons.

First and foremost they will save your indoor gardener’s eyes. Many people overlook the necessity of grow room glasses, but they should definitely be worn. With the popularity of indoor gardening growing, they have also become a whole lot more stylish.

You will need to make sure the grow room glasses are made for the type of lights being used in the indoor garden. I purchased the Apollo LED grow room glasses below, you can check out the review here.

Grow Tent

The reason I initially got a grow tent? My wife said I had to! She wasn’t fond of how my LED grow light would light up the garage like a neon sign at night.

There were actually several reasons I needed to get a grow tent and am definitely glad I did. If you don’t think your significant other’s indoor hydroponic garden is a good decoration or you’re looking to keep your garden safe, a grow tent is a great gift.

There are many different sizes of grow tents to choose from. It’s easy to find one for the hydroponic gardener you’re gifting.


Gift-giving can be difficult, but it’s the thought that counts. Getting a well-thought-out gift means a lot more to a person than just a gift card or any old gift off the shelf. There are several gifts that are perfect for hydroponic gardeners.  I hope my suggestions made it a little easier in finding the right one!

Do you have another awesome hydroponic gift idea? Let us know in the comments below!?

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