50 gifts for gardeners - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

50+ great gardening gift ideas

Our ultimate guide to the best gifts for every gardener.

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Sourcing the perfect gardening gift is never easy, as you try to capture the ideal mix of thoughtfulness and practicality in a single item. And of course, just as no two gardens are the same, neither are any two gardeners.

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To help steer you onto the right path, we’ve curated an ultimate list of gardening gift ideas. We’ve organised the guide into handy sections for products like gardening books and clothes as well as gardening styles, such as gifts for vegetable growers and eco-conscious gardeners.

Browse our carefully chosen selection of the best traditional and more unusual gifts for gardeners as we help you find just the right present.


Stocking filler gifts for gardeners

Papier ‘The Gardener’ Planner

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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 friend.

Price: £21.99

Buy Papier The Gardener planner at Papier


Sprout Pencil, Spruce Edition

Sprout Pencil, Spruce Edition - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Sprout Pencil, Spruce Edition

These remarkable pencils by Sprout contain seeds in the pod at the end and can be planted once you’ve finished using them and will grow into a brand new plant. Especially for Christmas, Sprout has released a Spruce Edition of the pencils which mean they will eventually grow into your very own Christmas Tree once planted. 

Price: £10.83 (pack of 5)

Buy Sprout Pencil at Amazon 

Buy Sprout Pencil (Spruce Edition) at Sprout 


Kabloom Butterfly Wildflower Seedbom

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Kabloom Butterfly Wildflower Seedbom

Seedboms are biodegradable, meaning you can toss them into the garden and they’ll break down and leave only the seeds behind. There are a range of seed varieties are available, including this wildflower mix designed to encourage butterflies to your garden. A great gift idea for little gardeners.

Price: £6.99

Buy Butterfly Wildflower Seedbom at Amazon


National Trust CJ Wildlife Tajine Water Dish

National Trust CJ Wildlife Tajine Drinker Water Dish
National Trust CJ Wildlife Tajine Water Dish

This stylish water dish is a practical and attractive addition to your garden and provides a calming space for nearby birds to hydrate. This is especially important for seed-eating species which don’t get much moisture from their diet. The dish includes a sturdy metal hanger to support it from a branch or wherever you choose to hang it in your outside space

Price: £9

Buy Tajine Drinker Water Dish at National Trust


Gardening clothing gifts

Personalised Denim Gauntlet Gardening Gloves

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Personalised Denim Gauntlet Gardening Gloves

These denim gauntlet gloves reach up past the wrist for added protection against thorns and nettles and can be personalised with up to 25 characters. A stylish way to battles weeding and pruning a short version, with faux leather palms is also available, if preferred.

Price: £37.95

Buy Personalised Denim Gauntlet Gardening Gloves at Not on the High Street


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


Cast Iron Hedgehog Boot Brush

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Cast Iron Hedgehog Boot Brush

Keep your wellingtons, walking boots and outdoor shoes looking spic and span with this cast iron boot brush from the National Trust. Using the brush you can knock off the worst of the mud helping to limit the clean up when you step back into the house.

Price: £25

Buy Cast Iron Hedgehog Boot Brush at National Trust


Personalised Denim Gardening Apron

Gift Guide Personalised Denim Gardening Apron
Gift Guide Personalised Denim Gardening Apron

For an individual touch, this gardening apron from Not on the High Street can be personalised with Mum, Grandma or any chosen name. Made from indigo denim, the name is printed in gold and the front of the apron features four pockets – handy for storing bits and pieces while working in the garden.

Price: £29.95

Buy Personalised Denim Gardening Apron from Not on the High Street


Balmoral Classic Wellington Boots

Hunter wellies
Hunter wellies

Suitable for any gender, these classic Hunter wellington boots are a stylish statement for every gardener. Made from heavy-duty rubber and set with a high traction tread, they should be reliably durable and stay steady on damper days.

Price: £105.00

Buy Balmoral Classic Wellington Boots


Folder Panama Hat

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Panama Hat

This classic folder panama hat is handwoven in Ecuador before being finished by a family company in the UK. Perfect for summer, it’s available in either natural or ivory shades.

Price: £58.00

Buy Folder Panama Hat from Panama Hats


Gifts for wildlife gardeners

RSPB Dewdrop Bee Biome

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RSPB Dewdrop Bee Biome

The RSPB’s biome provides nesting tubes for solitary bees who, unlike honey and bumblebees, don’t live in colonies. As bees are such wonderful pollinators, encouraging them to your garden should help your flowers thrive – a great gift for floral fans.

Price: £17.99

Buy RSPB Dewdrop Bee Biome from RSPB


National Trust Wildlife World Stourhead Range Bat Box

National Trust Wildlife World Stourhead Range Bat Box - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
National Trust Wildlife World Stourhead Range Bat Box

Designed in coordination with the National Trust this bat box has a single chamber inside for the bats to enter and is made from FSC certified timber. A more sustainable choice for wildlife enthusiasts. 

Price: £24.99

Buy Stourhead Range Bat Box at Amazon


Hedgehog House with Bark Roof

Gift Guide Hedgehog House with Bark Roof
Gift Guide Hedgehog House with Bark Roof

Help someone special make their garden a haven for hedgehogs with this wood and bark house. The structure makes a safe and cosy spot for hedgehogs to hibernate in over the winter months. If you’re looking for more nature gifts, read our guide to the best hedgehog houses and best bird feeders.

Price: £19.99

Buy Hedgehog House with Bark Roof from Not on the High Street


Natural History Museum Bat Mix Seed Balls

Gardening gifts- Natural History Museum bat seed balls
Gardening gifts- Natural History Museum bat seed balls

These nifty little seed balls were developed with the Natural History Museum to attract and support common garden bats. Containing seeds from a variety of flowers, the balls are peat-free with added chilli powder to deter slugs.

Price: £6.99

Buy Natural History Museum Bat Mix Seed Balls on Amazon


RSPB Lodge Nest Box

Christmas gifts for gardeners/ nest box
Christmas gifts for gardeners/ nest box

This lovely bird house has a classic apex roof in green and would look sleek and discreet in any garden. A great choice for bird-lovers, this nesting box is particularly suited to blue tits, great tits and house sparrows.

Price: £19.99

Buy RSPB Lodge Nest Box from RSPB


Gifts for eco-conscious gardeners

3D Printed PLA Eco Friendly Plant Pot

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3D Printed PLA Eco Friendly Plant Pot

This crinkle design plant pot measures 8cm in diameter and is available in a choice of seven colours. Handmade by an independent seller on Etsy using a 3D printer and is crafted from eco-friendly and biodegradable materials including corn starch. 

Price: £12

Buy 3D Printed PLA Eco Friendly Plant Pot at Etsy


Eco Recycled Clock and Thermometer

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Eco Recycled Clock and Thermometer

This combined clock and thermometer is made in Britain from recycled paper packaging but has been cleverly designed to look like slate. It features a contemporary double clock face design, so you can easily see the time and temperature at a glance. An ideal addition to your garden, shed or workshop.

Price: £24.95

Buy Recycled Clock and Thermometer at Not on the High Street


Ralf Bamboo Gardener Socks

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Ralf Bamboo Gardener Socks

These super-soft socks are made from a mix of bamboo and organic cotton so they’re environmentally friendly as well as breathable. Two pairs of socks with unique gardening designs are included along with a smart sock bag to present and store them in. 

Price: £12.95

Buy Ralf Bamboo Gardener Socks at Thought


Eco Wooden Paper Potter

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Paper Potter

This solid oak paper potter allows you to make your own seedling pots out of recycled newspaper. The pots are waste-saving and biodegradable plus they could be a great family activity, as they’re suitable for children from three years and up.

Price: £12

Buy Eco Wooden Paper Potter from National Trust


Recycled Hessian Sack Plant Holders

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Recycled Hessian Sack Plant Holders

Upcycling is an eco-friendly and of-the moment trend, and these hessian plant holders are a great example. Handmade from recycled coffee sacks, each one is unique so they’d make a truly special gift for indoor plant parents.

Price: £5.99

Buy Recycled Hessian Sack Plant Holders on Etsy


Kew Gardens adopt a seed programme

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Kew Gardens Adopt a Seed Program

Kew Gardens’ seed programme allows conservation enthusiasts to adopt a seed from its Millennium Seed Bank, which holds over 36,000 wild species. The seeds include unusual finds like the sausage tree and heart-shape marked “love in a puff” plant.

Price: from £25

Adopt a seed at Kew Gardens


Eureka Solar-Powered Lightbulb Lantern

Christmas gifts for gardeners/solar lightbulbs
Christmas gifts for gardeners/solar lightbulbs

Allow someone special to add a touch of sparkle to their garden with this string of solar-powered lanterns. Using no other power source, the bulbs can be clipped up around the garden and will charge from the sun in the daytime, automatically illuminating when it goes dark.

Price: £22.99

Buy Eureka Solar-Powered Lightbulb Lantern from Ethical Superstore


Gardening books to give as gifts

Dream Plants for the Natural Garden by Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen

Best Gardening Books - Dream Plants for the Natural Garden
Best Gardening Books – Dream Plants for the Natural Garden

Written by the respected Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen, this picture-packed book details 1,200 perennials, bulbs, grasses and shrubs that are key to the pair’s natural gardening style. An inspiring  guide for anyone who loves plants.

Price: £20.00

Buy Dream Plants for the Natural Garden on Amazon


The Well-Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World by Sue Stuart-Smith

Best gardening books - The Well Gardened Mind
Best gardening books – The Well Gardened Mind

Through enthralling real-life stories psychiatrist Sue Stuart-Smith demonstrates the transformative effect of nature and gardening on our health and well-being. A compelling book for our times.

Price: £20.00

Buy The Well-Gardened Mind on Amazon


The Dry Garden by Beth Chatto

Best gardening books - The Dry Garden
Best gardening books – The Dry Garden

Famed for her revolutionary approach to choosing the right plant for the right place, Beth Chatto focuses here on the plants  tolerant of drought and dry conditions. An ideal gift for anyone with this type of soil it’s also a lovely read.

Price: £9.99

Buy The Dry Garden on Amazon


RHS How Do Worms Work: A Gardener’s Collection of Curious Questions and Astonishing Answers by Guy Barter

Best gardening books - How Do Worms Work?
Best gardening books – How Do Worms Work?

A handy and insightful book written by the head of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Advisory Service. Each page has the answer to a curious gardening question and its packed with practical gardening advice.

Price: £14.99

Buy How Do Worms Work on Amazon


The Cut Flower Patch: Grow your own cut flowers all year round by Louise Curley

Best gardening books - The Cut Flower Patch
Best gardening books – The Cut Flower Patch

A great choice for anyone who loves to fill their home with cut flowers, this is full of practical help on how to grow over 100 flowering plants, from early spring right through to late autumn.

Price: £22

Buy The Cut Flower Patch on Amazon


Gifts for vegetable gardeners

Burgon & Ball Passiflora Trowel and Fork

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Burgon & Ball Passiflora Trowel and Fork

This gift trowel and hand fork set from Burgon and Ball features delicately painted handles and an engraved trowel head. The message reads, ‘the love of gardening is a seed once sown, that never dies.’ It’s endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society so you can be sure you’re gifting quality tools as well as a stylish set.

Price: £23

Buy Burgon & Ball Passiflora Trowel and Fork at Farrar and Tanner


Colander Trug

Ultimate Gift Guide - Colander trug
Ultimate Gift Guide – Colander trug

Perfect for home grown veg, this colourful garden trug has drainage holes at one end so you can pick your produce, wash it under the tap and then leave it to drain with no mess or fuss.

Price: £16.99

Buy Colander Trug from Dobies


VegTrug

Ultimate Gift Guide- VegTrug
Ultimate Gift Guide- VegTrug

For anyone short on space this V-shaped VegTrug provides extra growing room with out needing lots of compost. Raised up on legs, it’s also a comfortable height for older gardeners and wheelchair users.

Price: £129.99

Buy VegTrug from Dobies


Potato Harvesting Scoop

Ultimate Gift Guide - Potato scoop
Ultimate Gift Guide – Potato scoop

Burgon and Ball’s handy tool is based on a 19th Century potato grate and is designed to scoop up home grown potatoes without damage. It comes with a five year guarantee so you can be sure you’re giving a long-lasting gift.

Price: £24.99

Buy Potato Harvesting Scoop from Dobies


Carrot Planter and Seeds

These reusable patio planters have been specifically designed with enough depth to grow carrots  successfully, wherever they garden. To help get things started a growing guide and free seeds are included.

Price: £14.99

Buy Carrot Planter and Seeds from Dobies


Subscription gardening gifts

12-month subscription to BBC Gardener’s World Magazine

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A gift subscription to BBC Gardener’s World Magazine provides year-round advice and inspiration, plus a wealth of subscriber-only offers and discounts. There are extra pages every issue, a special subscriber-edition cover and free delivery – the perfect gift for every gardener.

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Small Wonder Gift, Long-Eared Bat

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Small Wonder Gift, Long-Eared Bat

This small token does big things. Choose this gift and you help look after long-eared bats as your money goes directly towards supporting wildlife conservation programs at the National Trust. A truly thoughtful gift for any gardening enthusiast or nature lover. 

Price: £15

Buy Small Wonder Gift, Long-Eared Bat at National Trust


British Seed Subscription

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British Seed Subscription

Give the gift of British-grown wildflower seeds, every month to be sown in the garden. Each package arrives with fact cards and you can even add personal messages to the first box.

Price: £36.99 (for three months)

Buy British Seed Subscription from Not on the High Street


Wildflower Seed and Stationery Subscription

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Three Month Wildflower Seed and Stationary Subscription

This gardening subscription box from Seedlings Cards and Gifts arrives in three monthly deliveries. Each box is filled with prints, badges and seed-collecting envelopes, along with pollinator-friendly wildflower seeds.

Price: £36.99 (for three months)

Buy Wildflower Seed and Stationery Subscription from Not on the High Street


Seed Pantry

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Seed Pantry Grow Club Subscription

Select six flower, veg or herb seeds and every delivery is tailored to the season, so they’ll arrive at the right time for sowing. Deliveries can be skipped, paused or cancelled at any time.

Price: £12.99 (per month)

Buy Seed Pantry from Seed Pantry

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Gifts for houseplant lovers

Orla Kiely Stoneware Ceramic Pot

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Orla Kiely Stoneware Ceramic Pot

This ceramic pot by Orla Kiely is available in a choice of three colours; jade, orange or sky blue. It’s an ideal choice for anyone showcasing their houseplants centre-stage and looks stylish on its own or paired with other pots. 

Price: £40

Buy Orla Kiely Stoneware Ceramic Pot at John Lewis


Haws Copper Indoor Watering Can