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The Best Kids Gardening Gloves [2021]

Gardening season is upon us, and what better way to get your kids outdoors, learning about growing food, and soaking up a little sun and fresh air than teaching them to garden? I remember gardening with my mother as a child. It was an amazing experience that I’ll never forget – clearly, since I write for a gardening site and keep a garden of my own to this day! Picking the right gloves for your kids is an important step in getting your kids involved in gardening. These are a few of the best kids gardening gloves available in 2021.

Picking the right kids gardening gloves

When it comes to getting gardening gloves for your kids, picking the right kind is a must. We generally recommend cotton gloves with rubber grips to help prevent pokes and splinters while keeping the hands from becoming too sweaty while gardening.

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Some of the designs on these kids gardening gloves are adorable too. That’s certainly a factor when deciding what gloves I buy!

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COOLJOB 2 Pairs Kids Gardening Gloves

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These kids gardening gloves are, in our estimation, the holy grail of solid gardening gloves for your young ones. The gloves themselves are comfortable to wear, but the rubber coated palms offer excellent protection against dirt, splinters, stickers, and other yucky business in soil. The gloves don’t have the cutest design, but the funny face on them is pretty adorable!

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These COOLJOB gloves receive overwhelmingly positive reviews from parents. Kids love the funny monster faces on them, they fit well, and offer just the right amount of protection. Parents generally say that the gloves are the right mix of form, function, and comfort too. These gloves might be difficult for very little kids to wear due to the rubber coating and cinched wrists.

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Price: $13 for 2 pairs. Shop here

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JustForKids Soft Jersey Kids Gardening Gloves

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When I was a little kid, comfort was king. I remember hating certain garments because the fabric was too tough or constricting. If you have a kid like I was, these gloves are a good match. These soft jersey gloves are 100% cotton and don’t have the rubber grip, leaving your child’s hands more susceptible to blisters and splinters.

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People who purchased these gardening gloves give them high marks for their fun printed patterns, comfortable fit, and low cost. Some parents gave feedback that, without rubber protection on the palms of the gloves, their kids weren’t protected from stickers. Still a solid product if you have a child who’s picky about comfort.

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Price: $8 for 3 pairs. Shop here

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JustForKids Kids Genuine Leather Work Gloves

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On the opposite side of the spectrum, these genuine leather kids gardening gloves are sturdy, tough, and will protect your kids’ hands from stickers and blisters. They don’t have the same comfort as the soft jersey gloves, but they make up for it in durability and are still somewhat soft on the insides.

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Reviews for these are overwhelmingly positive, with parents saying that the gloves are high quality and their kids enjoy wearing them. Some parents say they run a bit big.

Price: $8 to $9 per pair. Shop here

Earth, Wind & Flowers Kids Garden Gloves

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These Earth, Wind & Flowers kids gloves are a good cross between comfort, durability, protection, and cute design. These gloves are made from cotton and have PVC gripping dots on the palms of the gloves for added protection and grip. They don’t offer complete palm protection but are comfortable and tough.

Most reviews of these kids gardening gloves are positive, but some parents say they run a bit small for their kids’ hands.

Price: $8 for 2 pairs. Shop here

Julie Hambleton
Freelance Writer
Julie Hambleton has a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the Western University, Canada, is a former certified personal trainer and a competitive runner. Julie loves food, culture, and health, and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others make positive changes and live healthier lives.
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