One silver lining of our current quarantined lives is that many of us have been able to busy ourselves with planting gardens. As much as I love to grow indoor plants, I haven’t had the best of luck outdoors. But we’ve seen you out there using your outdoor spaces, growing your own food. We think you’re going to be just as obsessed as we are with our collection of gardening tools from our friends at Barebones Living (a certified B Corp).
You guys. I never thought I’d fall in love with a tool meant for digging in the dirt, but these are GORGEOUS! If these handsome tools don’t make gardening sexy, I don’t know what would. (Unless Bradley Cooper was involved in said gardening, then that’s a different story.) Okay, so anyway...
If you’re ready to take your outdoor gardening experience to the next level, check these beauties out!
1. Hori Hori Ultimate Tool & Sheath
I have to start with this one because it’s probably going to be your most favorite gardening tool ever. If you don’t already love working the land, you most certainly will once you get this incredible tool in your hands. It’s beautifully crafted, feels very thick and sturdy, and you just won’t want to put it down. You feel like you can conquer the world when you’re holding the Hori Hori. This thing is that legit.
For the novice gardener, there’s no better starter tool than this one. The Hori Hori does the work of a spade, shovel, knife, small saw, hammer, scissors, and rooter all in one. It even acts as a bottle opener and a twine cutter. Pound in tent stakes with the flat pommel base. Measure planting depth with the handy inch marks. Saw a branch or whittle some kindling with the rust-resistant, double-edged stainless steel blade. If you’re buying this for a friend or your partner, you’ll appreciate that this arrives in a ready-to-go gifting box. What more could you want?
2. Harvesting and Gathering Bag
Before we even talk about another gardening tool, let’s discuss this must-have harvesting bag. Because you’ll need something to hold all your beautiful tools and foraging finds in, right? What we love is that it’s so much more than just a harvesting bag. It works just as well carrying your laptop on your urban walks as it does delicately storing freshly picked fruit. Wear this bag to your next farmer’s market outing (when they open up again, of course), and you can expect all the compliments.
The Harvesting and Gathering Bag can be worn in multiple ways, including crossbody, as a front carrier, or backpack style. The gorgeous charcoal gray waxed canvas exterior and watertight removable liner protect its contents in all kinds of conditions. The bottom even drops out for quick and easy unloading! This is the ultimate in utilitarian-yet-stylish accessories. It’s guaranteed to make your day. You might even find yourself adding it to your list of non-living items to grab in the case of a house fire. No joke.
3. Small Walnut Scissors
Check out these stunning scissors, you guys! (Did I not say that we were going to make gardening sexy again?) Rachael swears by these scissors for being comfortable, extremely functional for all of her indoor and outdoor plants, and obviously, beautiful. With their ambidextrous design, they fit comfortably in either hand and effortlessly cut with precision. The length of the blade is just right for snipping small branches or blooms you want to display indoors. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself ordering a second pair. The handsome black metal and wood finish will make you wish you had a pair for the house as well as the garden. They also look great in the exterior pocket of your Harvesting and Gathering Bag.
“Fantastic scissors! Awesome style and great quality!” - Laura A.
4.Garden Pruner w/ Sheath
Here’s another great gardening tool for your new collection! Like the Hori Hori, this timeless beauty was inspired by vintage Japanese design. We especially love the gorgeous copper accents. Safely sheathed in waxed canvas to match your Harvesting and Gathering Bag, these pruners are sharp, sturdy, and sleek. Perfect for indoor and small scale outdoor trimming, they feel great in-hand and look sharp to boot!
5. No. 6 Field Knife
Raise your hand if you’re guilty of using your good kitchen knives for outdoor cutting purposes. Yup. It’s time to get yourself a real knife. Treat yourself to one for Mother’s Day. And then treat your man to his own No. 6 Field Knife for Father’s Day, because he’ll for sure want one of his own once he sees yours. And if he doesn’t have his own, you know he’ll be stealing yours just like he steals your favorite coffee mug in the mornings. This impressive knife has a beautiful walnut handle and those copper accents we love so much. Here's what our favorite customer, Hope, has to say about it...
“This knife is everything and more! I bought a couple of these knives, as we do a lot of work outdoors and needed a knife large enough to manage outdoor work, but has a handle that's manageable enough for my hands as well as my partners. He was obsessed the second I gave it to him and went to work immediately. I used my knife today to break up large twigs and clear some brush. It managed like a dream. This is a sturdy and very functional knife. I'm really excited about this brand, and very happy to see it in partnership with HH. Great knife. Buy it! “ - Hope W.
6. Walnut Cultivator
This robust cultivator gets the job done! Whether you’re removing weeds or raking through rocky soil, the Walnut Cultivator will make your gardening life easier and more comfortable from start to finish. If you’ve been out there doing any gardening of your own already, then you’ve probably realized how the wrong tool can make working in the garden a real pain in the you-know-what. If you’re going to invest in a gardening tool, you might as well get one that’s ergonomic and long-lasting (like this one!).
7. Walnut Square Hoe
Check out the curves on that hoe! (No, really. We’re talking about gardening here, people! Stay with me.) The curved blade on this durable stainless steel gardening hoe will make your outdoor work so much easier. Like all of our Barebones Living tools, you’ll love the way this tool feels. The ergonomic design gives your hard-working hands and wrists a much-needed element of comfort. Just holding this hoe makes me want to get outside and dig some trenches.
8. Maple & Steel Cutting Board
If you’re really going to be all about that farm-to-table life, then you need a cutting board as handsome as this one for presenting your harvest. Just imagine the glorious moment when you finally bring in the fruit (or veggies) of your labor. You can chop, display, and serve your bounty on this gorgeously utilitarian cutting board. And when you’re done? Hang it up from a powder-coated steel handle. It’s beautiful. It’s sustainable. And it’s everything we love in a modern multi-purpose serving piece.
Now, if these amazing tools don’t inspire you to get outside and grow your own food, I don’t know what will. We promise you’re going to love them all. And so will your gardening friends, so stock up on those gifts while you still can! And please tag us in your pics while you’re out there using your new gardening collection. Can’t wait to see what you produce!