Yardzen Holiday Gift Guide 2022

This holiday season, give your friends and family the gift of outdoor living with these hand-picked items from our favorite retailers! And, did you know that Yardzen offers gift cards? Purchase one for the nicest people on your list and give them the gift of a new yard for the new year.


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For the Entertainer
For the Backyard Chef
For The Gardener
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Staff Picks

For the Entertainer

Ever the host, this person loves to set the scene for memorable nights under the stars. Celebrate their warmth and generosity with one of these outdoor entertaining gifts.

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Gathering – Setting the Natural Table

A beautiful coffee table book, both inside and out. This time is all about setting a beautiful tablescape – whether you’re hosting a group or dining alone.

blue and white checkered tablecloth

Gingham Tablecloth

Gingham has gone chic, and this tablecloth from Heather Taylor Home is a favorite amongst Yardzen staffers. The classic print is perfect for any occasion. Underfoot, consider this beautiful outdoor gingham rug from Serena & Lily.

Backyard scene with table and chair with over the table rod with greenery decoration

Over The Table Rod

This over-the-table rod from Terrain elevates any outdoor dining table. Add string lights and foraged finds from the yard to create a warm and whimsical scene.

Roasting marshmallows on miniature fire pit on table top

Tabletop Mesa Fire Pit

The Mesa is Solo Stove’s newest addition to their family of fire pits. Perfectly sized for adorning the tabletop, the Mesa sets the scene for after-dinner drinks and smores. Consider this Peppermint Smores Kit for a holiday flair.

Fresh wreath made of magnolia and eucalyptus leaves

Fresh Magnolia And Eucalyptus Wreath

A beautiful arrangement of fresh-cut magnolia branches and eucalyptus picked from the Northern California foothills. This wreath is handcrafted and made to order so you can enjoy the earthy, crisp textures of the outdoors in your decor this season.

Teak outdoor chairs with white cushions near fire pit

Sunset Teak Outdoor Lounge Chair

The Sunset Outdoor Lounge Chair from Crate & Barrel is one of Yardzen’s most popular chairs, and for good reason. The neutral style and tones fit beautifully in any style yard, and the plush, low-slung frame makes this chair so comfortable that you won’t ever want to go inside.

Black lantern with lit candle inside

Matte Black Lantern

Add instant ambience to any outdoor entertainment with these high-quality, low-price lanterns from Terrain.

Weathered obelisk shaped chiminea in backyard

Angled Obelisk Chiminea

This beautiful fireplace in raw, weathering corten steel has enough star power to serve as the centerpiece of any outdoor entertaining scene. Complete the gift with a canvas log carrier.

For the Backyard Chef

There’s nothing like cooking under the stars – especially when it’s in your own backyard! These gifts will encourage the chef in your life to hone their skills alfresco (lucky you!).

Modern grill with 3 bags of charcoal types

Spark Grill Essentials Pack

Spark Grills has grown a cult following thanks to their easy-to-use, all-in-one charcoal grill. Set the temperature from 250 all the way up to 900 to cook anything from slow-cooking meats to high-heat pizzas.

Man holding uncooked pizza near pizza oven

Pi Pizza Oven

We love Solo Stove’s Pi Pizza Oven so much that our co-founders did a photoshoot for the launch! Pictured here in Adam and Allison’s Mill Valley yard, this multi-fuel (wood and propane) oven makes a crispy, thin-crust pizza to die for! Plus, just like all things Solo Stove, it’s easy to move and store away. And, don’t forget the condiments! We love Brightland Olive Oil and this Spicy Honey.

Stacked white and terra cotta colored plates

Enamel Dinnerware & Serveware

Jenni Kayne and Lulu & Georgia both offer beautiful options for backyard-friendly serving and dining. Gone are the days of bright-colored campware (although, we love that too!); these pieces come in timeless neutrals that work beautifully inside and out.

Book on neutral background

Six Seasons – A New Way With Vegetables

This beautiful cookbook honors the bounty of the garden with simple recipes that celebrate terroir. Consider adding a shitake mushroom log to the gift for some homegrown umami.

Set of 5 silverware with cream handle on grey background

Bistrot Flatware Set of 5

Classic, high-quality, long-lasting silverware that imparts the feeling of an elevated campout.

Barbecue multi tool that looks like Swiss Army Knife

Barbecue Multi Tool

When it comes to grilling, the many pieces of cookware can quickly become overwhelming and hard-to-store. For that reason, we love this “King of the Grill” tool, which includes a spatula, fork, brush, corkscrew, and bottle opener. Plus, it comes in a beautiful gift box!

Fall scene with outdoor dining table on porch

Trestle Teak Table

Don’t forget the outdoor dining table for all of those backyard meals! Explore more of our favorite outdoor dining tables in our shop.

For the Gardener

For the gardener or aspiring gardener in your life – including kids! Encourage your loved ones to spend more time outside and get their hands dirty with these gardening gifts.

Green raised garden bed filled with plants

Vego Garden Bed

We recently discovered Vego garden beds, and they have quickly become our go-to recommendation for easy outdoor raised beds.

Tomato seed packet ornament handing on tree branch

Tomato Seed Ornament

Any edible gardener would love this adorable tomato seed ornament!

Garden clogs on doormat

Hunter Garden Clogs

These splurge-worthy garden clogs are both classic and comfortable. The gardener on your list will love you for this fashionable and functional footwear. Don’t forget a boot brush, and consider adding in a woven sun hat to complete the ensemble.

Child and parent gardening

Kid’s Gardening Gear

Dutch gardening company, Snoeber (since 1913!), makes heirloom-quality garden tools for kids and adults alike. We especially love their children’s line, like this trowel and this spade, which will not only last a lifetime (unlike most kids tools, which are plastic and break easily), they look beautiful even when strewn about the yard. Plus, get kids excited about gardening with this beautiful book, “In the Garden” Picture Book.

Set of 4 garden tools with wooden handles

Bulldog Hand Tool Gift Set

A complete set of classic gardening tools made of ash wood and hunter green steel. Plus, throw in this matching spade, pocket snips, and utility apron to ensure that the gardener in your life is ready for next year’s planting season.

Red handled pruners

Felco Pruner

Felco pruners are the gold standard in pruning shears– used by many of the gardeners and pros on staff at Yardzen.

Book on light green background

The Complete Gardeners Guide

An artfully photographed and illustrated book that looks beautiful on a coffee table or potting bench.

Green bandana with floral print

Oversized Garden Cotton Bandana

A richly colored, garden-inspired bandana perfect for wearing or displaying. Consider this watercolor florals bandana, too.

Tin of salve on grey background

Lavender Gardener’s Salve

This richly scented salve made from California coast lavender is a treat for tired hands.

Bring the Outdoors Inside

This cold season, bring the beauty of the outdoors inside with these beautiful gifts inspired by the yard.

Small olive tree in metal pot

Arbequina Olive Tree in Metal Pot

Freshen up your home with a living tree. This beautiful Spanish Arbequina olive tree will thrive in a south facing room with eight or more hours of light. Also consider a key lime tree (yum!). Or, for ease, consider a faux olive tree.

Houseplant in beige pot

Houseplant From The Sill

The Sill is our go-to source for healthy and happy house plants delivered right to your door! Choose from their wide selection of indoor plants, including unique species like the Aloe Christmas Carol. Add a watering globe or terracotta irrigation cones to take the guesswork out of watering.

Arm holding a large flower arrangement

Farmgirl Flower Subscription

Female-founded Farmgirl Flowers delivers seasonal, burlap-wrapped arrangements to your recipient’s doorstep. Make it a subscription with one of these options.

Alpine Garden Wallpaper

Inspired by wildflowers, this beautiful wallpaper from Schoolhouse adds organic shapes and textures to the interior of the home.

Red and white floral quilt

Floral Quilt

An heirloom-quality quilt with color-blocking flowers – perfect for cozying up on the couch or covering your bed.

National Park Tin Candles

In Yellowstone and Yosemite, these earthy candles are a beautifully scented homage to adventure and the great outdoors.

Gift set with bottles of olive oil, soap, and candle

The Garden Tour Gift Box

A garden-inspired gift box from the farms and gardens of Flamingo Estate, a Los Angeles-based collective of farmers and artisans.

Box of cone shaped incense

Pine Incense

The ideal stocking stuffer! These freshly scented incense cones will transport the lucky recipient to a cabin in the woods.

Tube with plant illustrations

Houseplant Puzzle & Care Cards

Beautiful stocking stuffers for the houseplant-obsessed (guilty!).

Book with watercolor painting on grey background

Wild Interiors by Hilton Carter

Hilton Carter is our go-to source for all things house plants. His coffee table books, Wild Interiors and Wild Creations are equally beautiful, inspiring, and instructive.

Staff Picks

Yardzen’s staffers are passionate about outdoor living, sustainable design, and beautiful spaces. Here are a few of our favorite holiday gifts to give (and receive!).

Gift card for national parks pass

National Parks Pass

Give the gift of adventure with an America the Beautiful pass, which grants access to public lands across the country.

Pollinator flowers in bloom

Scatter Garden Pollinator Seeds

Renee’s Garden is our go-to seed and bulb source. We especially love their “scatter” series, which includes easy-to-plant wildflowers, sunflowers, and flowers for cutting in a beautifully illustrated tin.

Black Adirondack chair

Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chair

This chair received top marks during this year’s Yardzen Awards, and for good reason. Not only is it made of recycled plastic, but it elevated the traditional Adirondack chair into a more comfortable and elegant form.

Orange bottle of plant food

Arbor Plant Food

Arber’s line of plant care products is all organic, free of chemicals and synthetics, and safe for bees and insects. Plus, they come in beautiful bottles made of recycled plastic!

Japanese botanical garden

Support Your Local Botanic Garden

Purchase a yearly pass to your local botanical garden to indulge in the sights, sounds, and scents of plants throughout the year.

Book on grey background

Discovering Dahlias

From flower farmer and designer Erin Benzakein of Floret Farms, this stunning book is a burst of inspiration for growing and arranging flowers. Order exceptional seeds from the farm, too, to grow in your yard!

Jora Composter

The most aesthetically pleasing composter on the market and the most effective. This tumbler composter breaks down food and yard waste into rich soil amendment for your yard.

Pacific Natural

A beautiful coffee table book all about seasonal living in the home and yard.

Make a Donation

As part of Yardzen’s American Rewilding Project, we support organizations making a difference in habitat restoration and biodiversity. Some of our favorite organizations include Xerces Society, National Wildlife Federation, and Surfrider Foundation, among many others.

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