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25 of the best Fathers’ Day gardening gifts

Make Dad’s day with our selection of gardening gifts.

Show your green-fingered father figures how much they mean to you with our Fathers’ Day gardening gift guide.

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Our gifts come at a range of prices and styles to suit a range of gardeners.

Full of thoughtful, carefully selected gifts, our top curated picks include expert-tested gardening tools, charcoal BBQs, and clothes for gardeners. We’ve also included some seeds well-suited to this time of year to help your dad grow as easily and effectively as possible.

You can also read our complete list of gardening gift ideas with options for every gardening enthusiast, or our round-up of the best gardening books and our ideas for garden gadgets.


 25 of the best Fathers’ Day Gardening Gifts

1

Bellflower Seeds

Plants for shade - bellflower, Campanula lactiflora
Bellflower

Help your dad do his bit for the bees with these beautiful bellflowers. A magnet for pollinators, this cottage style perennial has bell-shaped flowers above heart-shaped leaves and flowers from mid summer to early autumn.

Price: £6.99

Buy Bellflowers at Crocus


2

Spring Onion Seeds

Spring onions
Spring onions

For a cute pocket money gift from little ones, try some vegetable seeds. Sowing quick growing crops like spring onions every couple of months should lead to a succession of delicious harvests and you could also try carrots, lettuce, or beetroot.

Price: from £1

Buy Spring Onion Seeds from from Thompson & Morgan


3

Seedbom Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Bomb Set

Seedbom Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Bombs - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Seedbom Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Bomb Set

Wildlife lovers will enjoy this set of four seed bombs. Simply soak, pull the grenade pin and toss onto bare soil. A mix of pollinator-friendly flowers should appear in just a few weeks.

Price: £15
Buy the Seedbom Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Bomb Set  now from Selfridges


4

Gold Leaf Dry Touch Gloves

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Gold Leaf Dry Touch Gloves

Awarded a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy, these high-quality gloves are ideal for weeding after rain, collecting damp leaves and other wet work. Made from soft, water repellent leather, they’re luxurious but tough and water-resistant.

Price: £19.95

Buy Gold Leaf Dry Touch Gloves on Amazon

Read our full review, or have a look at our roundup of some of the best gardening gloves.


5

Neal’s Yard Citrus Hand Softener

Neal's Yard Citrus Hand Softener - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Neal’s Yard Citrus Hand Softener

This lemon scented organic cream will help keep hard working hands smooth and hydrated.

Price: £15.00

Buy Neal’s Yard Citrus Hand Softener at Neal’s Yard

For more information, take a look at our guide to the best gardening hand creams.


6

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Subscription

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Subscription
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Subscription

The ideal gardening gift with each issue packed full of expert insight and inspiring ideas. Our latest offer is 12 issues for £39.99, an impressive annual saving of 42%. Plus, give 2 for 1 Gardens Access across the UK until April 2022.

Price: £44.99

Subscribe to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine


7

Kneelo Memory Foam Knee Pads

Kneelo Memory Foam Kneeling Pads
Kneelo Memory Foam Kneeling Pads

These wearable memory foam garden kneelers will help keep Dad’s knees comfortable and dry whatever the job. Available in ten different colours.

Price: £14.99

Buy Kneelo memory Foam Knee Pads on Amazon

Check out other kneelers in our guide to the best garden kneelers.


8

Harrod Horticultural Thermometer & Hygrometer

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Maximum and minimum thermometer

Keep track of both the maximum and minimum temperatures in the greenhouse and monitor the humidity with this handy thermometer. Knowing the precise conditions of a greenhouse will help Dad tailor the environment to suit his plants perfectly. This greenhouse thermometer has a built-in stand or can be wall-mounted and is powered with a single AAA battery.

Price: £14.95

Buy the Harrod Horticultural Thermometer & Hygrometer at Harrod Horticultural


9

Kent and Stowe Capability Trowel

Kent and Stowe Capability Trowel - BBC Gardeners' World
Kent and Stowe Capability Trowel

An exceptional stainless steel garden hand trowel, with a light ash handle. With its hammer, saw, sharp blade and depth gauge, this top-scoring trowel is more like a Swiss Army knife than a simple planting tool.

Price: £19.94

Buy The Kent & Stowe Capability Trowel on Amazon


10

Crocus Eco Sundial

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Crocus Eco Sundial

A modern twist on the oldest form of timekeeping on the planet, this British-made sundial is constructed from recycled plant pots.

Price: £18.99

Buy The Crocus Eco Sundial from Crocus


11

Tomorrow’s Kitchen 44 fl. oz. Instant Marinater

Tomorrow's Kitchen 44 fl. oz. Instant Marinater - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Tomorrow’s Kitchen 44 fl. oz. Instant Marinater

For barbecue aficionados, try this fascinating accessory. Put meat and seasoning inside this vacuum chamber and pump out the air. The lack of air makes the meat suck up the sauce much faster than usual, so if pushed for time or forget to marinate overnight, this helpful tool will help.

Price: £27.66

Buy the Tomorrow’s Kitchen Instant Marinater on Amazon


12

Jonny’s Sister Personalised BBQ Tool Apron

Jonny's Sister Personalised BBQ Tool Apron - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Jonny’s Sister Personalised BBQ Tool Apron

If you know a self-styled barbecue king, then this is the gift for them. The personalised canvas barbecue apron also doubles as an a tool carry bag, for customised barbecuing on the go.

Price: £20

Buy the Personalised BBQ Boss Multi Tool from Not on the High Street


13

Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs

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Niwaki-GR-Pro-Secateurs-review-BBC-Gardeners-World-Magazine

A BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winner, these secateurs feel strong and robust with an excellent cutting performance. Designed in the Japanese style, these simple secateurs have hand-forged, carbon steel blades and easy-to-spot yellow handles and come with a two-year warranty.

Price: £75

Buy the Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs from Selfridges

For more information, read our full review, or check out our roundup of the best secateurs.


14

Papier ‘The Gardener’ Planner

Papier ‘The Gardener’ Planner - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Papier ‘The Gardener’ Planner

Perfect for organised gardeners, or those who could do with a little scheduling help, this planner helps make sure every date and occasion is remembered. The diary features a 54 week view, along with additional space for note-making. Papier has a wide range of designs and personalised options, but ‘The Gardener’ is our favourite for any green-fingered father figure.

Price: £21.99

Buy The Gardener Planner at Papier

Check out more planners with our guide to some of the best gardening journals and planners.


15

Apeman Wildlife Camera

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Apeman Wildlife Camera

For nature-loving dads, try the The Apeman Wildlife Camera. It shoots 4K video and has a trigger speed of up to 0.2 seconds. With Infrared Low Glow LEDs, the camera can also capture night imagery within a coverage of 19 metres (65 feet). It also stamps photos with time, date and temperature information.

Price: £73.99

Buy Apeman Wildlife Camera on Amazon

For more options, take a look at our guide to the best wildlife cameras.


16

Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe

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Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe

A Gardeners’ World’s Best Buy winner, this elegant horseshoe style hoe will help Dad weed without putting strain on his back.

Price: £34.99

Buy the Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe from Waitrose Garden

For more, read the full Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe review, or take a look at our best garden hoe review.


17

DeWit Solid Socket Spade

DeWit Solid Socket Spade
DeWit Solid Socket Spade

For a gift dad will really – ahem – dig, try this beautiful, handmade spade. Awarded the Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy badge, it has a stainless steel blade with an FSC ash shaft and T handle. It excelled on test, well designed and extremely comfortable to use.

Price: £54.99

Buy the DeWit Solid Socket Spade from Crocus

Read the full DeWit Solid Socket Spade review, or take a look at our tests of the best garden spades.


18

Spear and Jackson Stainless Steel Select Border Fork

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine - Spear and Jackson Select Stainless Steel Border Fork
Spear and Jackson Select Stainless Steel Border Fork

We loved this robust but comfortable border fork. The polypropylene shaft is strong and the socket is double riveted for extra strength, with effective ergonomic grips on its shaft and handle. It excelled at all tasks on test.

Price: £35

Buy Spear and Jackson Select Stainless Steel Border Fork from Homebase

Check out the full Spear and Jackson Stainless Steel Select Border Fork review, or get the low-down on the best border forks.


19

Personalised Garden Tool Belt

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Personalised Garden Tool Belt

Keep hand tools, labels and other useful kit close at hand with this practical toolbelt. Adjustable, it clips easily around the waist and has different sized pockets as well as a pencil holder. The belt can also be personalised with up to eight characters to make it a truly unique and personal gift.

Price: £29.95

Buy Personalised Garden Tool Belt at Not on the High Street


20

Garden Trading Outdoor Barometer

Garden Trading Outdoor Barometer - BBC Gardeners' World
Garden Trading Outdoor Barometer

Plan gardening jobs whatever the weather with this outdoor barometer. Choose from powder coated steel in three colours.

Price: £40.00

Buy Outdoor Barometer at Outdoor Trading


21

Lotus Grill Charcoal Barbecue

LotusGrill review BBC Gardeners' World magazine
LotusGrill review BBC Gardeners’ World magazine

Get your dad grilling with the Lotus Grill – an intriguing charcoal barbecue assisted by an electric fan. Offering easy, fuss free cooking, this marvel takes up hardly any space, needs only a few minutes to get to temperature, and is completely smokeless.

Price: £150

Buy the LotusGrill on Amazon

Read the full LotusGrill review, or check out our collaboration with BBC Good Food, a test of the best charcoal BBQs.


22

Worx WG779E Cordless Mower

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Winning Best Value Buy status, this cordless mower is ideal for smaller lawns. With impressive features for the price, it’s quiet, light and emission free.

Price: £199.99

Buy the Worx WG779E on Amazon

Read the full Worx WG779E Cordless mower review, or check out our tests of the best cordless lawn mowers.


23

Ooni Koda Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Ooni Koda Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Ooni Koda Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

A portable oven for budding pizza chefs. Our colleagues at BBC Good Food awarded this oven 4.5/5 in their tests of the best pizza ovens. Cook authentic, wood-fired pizzas at home in your garden.

Price: £500

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Buy the Ooni Koda from Selfridges