30 of the best Father's 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.
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 be inspired by our guide to wildlife gifts. For other options, check out our round-up of the best gardening books and our ideas for garden gadgets.
25 of the best Fathers' Day Gardening Gifts
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.
Buy Bellflowers at Crocus
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.
Buy the Seedbom Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Bomb Set now from Not on the High Street
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.
Buy Gold Leaf Dry Touch Gloves from Crocus
Read our full review, or have a look at our roundup of some of the best gardening gloves.
Darlac Expert Bypass DP1030A secateurs
For a smaller gift, check out these BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy award-winning bypass secateurs from Darlac. Offering great performance, these simple but effective secateurs have a comfortable grip, a smooth cut, and a generous lifetime guarantee.
Buy the Darlac Bypass Secateurs on Amazon
For more information, read our full review, or check out our roundup of the best secateurs.
Hog's Back Brewery Gardener's Tipple
This delicious beer from the independent Hog’s Back Brewery is just the thing for a relaxed summer evening after thirsty work in the garden. A light, hoppy traditional English ale.
Price: £24.70 for 12 x 500ml bottles
Buy Gardener’s Tipple from Hog’s Back Brewery
Personalised Herb Pot
Bring a touch of individuality to a herb garden with this gorgeously-proportioned terracotta pot from Letterfest. You can put any name and message you like on the pot, and spend a little extra to include eco-friendly coir compost from For Peat’s Sake! and herb seeds, so your dad can get growing straight away.
Buy the Personalised Herb Pot from Letterfest
National Trust Build Your Own 32mm Nest Box
DIY dads will love this fun project. A great way to introduce your kids to the basics, this build-your-own nest box will provide a much-needed home for small nesting birds like tits and thrushes.
Buy the National Trust Build Your Own 32mm Nest Box from CJ Wildlife
Darlac Lightweight shears
Awarded a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy, these lightweight shears effortlessly sliced through every branch on test. Whether your dad is hacking through overgrown hedging or taming topiary, these shears are up to the job.
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Buy the Darlac Lightweight Shears from Crocus
Kneelo Memory Foam Knee Pads
These wearable memory foam garden kneelers will help keep Dad’s knees comfortable and dry whatever the job. Available in ten different colours.
Buy Kneelo memory Foam Knee Pads on Amazon
Check out other kneelers in our guide to the best garden kneelers.
Garden Birds Enamel Mug
We think this would make a lovely mug for a cup of tea in the garden or allotment. It has lovely illustrations, with the species’ names, which might help your dad identify any that fly by.
Buy the Garden Birds Enamel Mug from Wayfair
Eco Recycled Triple Moon Phase, Clock and Thermometer
Made of recycled plant pots, this slick contemporary clock will tell your dad the time, the temperature, and even the phase of the moon that night. It’s great for tracking changes in the garden and would look fantastic on a patio or deck.
Buy the Eco Recycled Triple Moon Phase, Clock and Thermometer from Not On The High Street
Personalised Veggie Patch Slate Garden Sign
Engraved with beautiful designs, this personalised sign is just the thing for a vegetable patch. They also have designs for allotments, greenhouses, and herb gardens.
Buy a Personalised Veggie Patch Slate Garden Sign from Valley Mill
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Harrod Horticultural Thermometer & Hygrometer
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.
Buy the Harrod Horticultural Thermometer & Hygrometer at
Neal's Yard Citrus Hand Softener
This lemon scented organic cream will help keep hard working hands smooth and hydrated.
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.
Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs
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.
Buy the Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs from Trouva
For more information, read our full review, or check out our roundup of the best secateurs.
Crenova 20MP 4K Trail Camera
For nature-loving dads, try the Crenova 20MP 4K Trail 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 detection range of 20 metres (65 feet).
Buy Crenova 20MP 4K Trail Camera on Amazon
For more options, take a look at our guide to the best wildlife cameras.
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.
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.
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.
Buy Personalised Garden Tool Belt at Not on the High Street
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.
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.
Spear and Jackson Stainless Steel Select 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.
Buy Spear and Jackson Select Stainless Steel Border Fork from Amazon
Check out the full review, or get the low-down on the best border forks.
Garden Trading Outdoor Barometer
Plan gardening jobs whatever the weather with this outdoor barometer. Choose from powder coated steel in three colours.
Buy the Garden Trading Outdoor Barometer at Garden Trading
Ryobi RPW110B Pressure Washer
If your dad’s proud of his patio, check out this pressure washer. This Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy award-winning pressure washer looks neat and compact but still packs a punch, and at £74.99 on Amazon it’s one of the cheapest pressure washers on the market.
Buy the Ryobi RPW110B Pressure Washer on Amazon
Lotus Grill Charcoal Barbecue
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.
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. We've also recently tested gas BBQs.
Worx WG779E Cordless Mower
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.
Buy the Worx WG779E on Amazon
Read the full review, or check out our tests of the best cordless lawn mowers.
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.
Buy the Ooni Koda 12 from Ooni
WORX WR130E S300 Robotic Lawnmower
Bring the best of tech to dad’s backyard with this robot mower. This Gardeners’ World Magazine Best-Buy award-winning mower will automatically mow the lawn and keep everything looking trim. It’s especially useful if your dad or grandfather has mobility problems. The cheapest robot on test, the Worx WR130E S300 cuts in a zig-zag pattern to keep the lawn stripe-free, and it’s able to navigate through narrow passages and tackle slopes of up to 35%.
Buy the WORX WR130E S300 on Amazon
This product guide was last updated in June 2022. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.
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