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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.


Gardening tool and accessories gifts

Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs

Niwaki Okatsune 103 secateurs review
Niwaki Okatsune 103 secateurs review

Our expert testers rated these secateurs 4.8 out of 5 stars and awarded them Best Buy status in our best secateurs test. We found them sharp, strong and sturdy. They were also easy to use and excellent value for money – a handy and reliable gift for any gardener.

Read the full Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs review

Price: £50.96

Buy Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs on Amazon


Twool Twine Gift Set

Christmas gifts for gardeners/twool
Christmas gifts for gardeners/twool

This strong, sustainable twine is made from the wool of Whiteface Dartmoor sheep and is compostable. The twine can be used inside and outdoors and should last a year in the garden.

Price: £9.99

Buy Twool Twine Gift Set from Dobies


DeWit Dutch Hoe

DeWit Dutch Hoe - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
DeWit Dutch Hoe – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

Our highest rated Dutch hoe from our rigorous expert testing process, this model scored five out of five stars in every category in our best garden hoe test. Hand-crafted from carbon steel, this would be make a practical, high-performing gift for a serious gardener.

Read the full DeWit Dutch Hoe review

Price: £29.99

Buy DeWit Dutch Hoe on Amazon


Oak Plant Labels

Made from FSC certified oak, these plant labels can be sandpapered at the end of the season so they can be reused again and again. They make a simple and sustainable gift for those concerned with their impact on wildlife and environment.

Price: £9.99

Buy Oak Plant Labels from Dobies


Seedsava

Busy gardeners will thank you for this nifty gift which saves time by helping to perfectly space seeds during sowing. The Seedsava comes as a complete set and the different components will suit a range of seed sizes.

Price: £18.99

Buy Seedsava from Dobies


Gardening clothing gifts

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


Burgon & Ball Oak Leaf Gardening Gloves

Christmas gifts for gardeners/ oak leaf gloves
Christmas gifts for gardeners/ oak leaf gloves

Burgon and Ball’s hardwearing gloves offer practicality and a touch of style with their red oak leaf print and real leather trim. Two-way mesh within the gloves helps keep hands cool while the padded palms offer extra protection.

Price: £18.00

Buy Burgon & Ball Oak Leaf Gardening Gloves on Amazon


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


Kneelo Memory Foam Knee Pads

Kneelo Memory Foam Kneeling Pads
Kneelo Memory Foam Kneeling Pads

Rather than needing to carry a padded kneeler around the garden, these knee pads can be worn over clothes to protect the joints while working. They’re made from memory foam for ultimate comfort and come in a choice of 10 colours.

Price: £13.93

Buy Kneelo Memory Foam Knee Pads on Amazon


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

RSPB Dewdrop Bee Biome - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
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


Bird Food Storage Tin

Gift Guide Cream Metal Bird Food Storage Tin
Gift Guide Cream Metal Bird Food Storage Tin

This handy tin offers space to store seed and fat balls for bird enthusiasts. The tin includes a handy scoop for retrieving the seed and is designed in a cream country kitchen style, so it won’t look out of place on the worktop.

Price: £14.99

Buy Bird Food Storage Tin on 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.

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

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

Recycled Hessian Sack Plant Holders - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
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

Kew Gardens Adopt a Seed Program - BBC Gardeners' World
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


Eco Recycled Plant Labels

Christmas gift guides/ plant labels
Christmas gift guides/ plant labels

These black plant labels are made from 100% recycled plastic plant pots, helping to reuse some of the abundance of abandoned plastic already in circulation. The set of five includes a white wax pencil to identify each plant or section of a garden – a handy choice for allotments owners or vegetable plot cultivators.

Price: £4.95

Buy Eco Recycled Plant Labels on Amazon


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

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


Garden Row Marker

Gift Guide Garden Row Marker
Gift Guide Garden Row Marker

This traditional, stainless steel marker is made by fair-trade craftsmen and with 25 metres of jute rope is just the thing for marking out rows for successful seed sowing.

Price: £13.99

Buy Garden Row Marker on Amazon


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.

Gift a subscription to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine


British Seed Subscription

British Seed Subscription - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
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


House of Kojo Plant Post Club

House of Kojo Subscription - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
House of Kojo Subscription

This postal club delivers a different houseplant and accessory once a month. Plus, if the person you’re buying for has animals at home, you can opt to only receive pet-friendly species.

Price: from £24.99 (for one month)

Buy House of Kojo Plant Post Club from House of Kojo


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

Haws Copper Indoor Watering Can

Haws Copper Indoor Watering Can - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Haws Copper Indoor Watering Can

As pretty as it is practical, this solid copper watering can is hand made by Haws. Charming indoors it’s also a great gift for greenhouse gardeners.

Price: £59.99

Buy Haws Copper Indoor Watering Can on Amazon


Hanging Open Terrarium

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Hanging Open Terrarium

This suspended teardrop terrarium saves surface space and makes an elegant statement – ideal for fans of cacti and succulents or air plants.

Price: £18.89

Buy Hanging Open Terrarium on Amazon


Macrame Plant Hanger

Christmas gifts for gardeners/macrame plant hanger
Christmas gifts for gardeners/macrame plant hanger

Woven rope “macramé” plant hangers have become a popular interior trend.Simply slot a plant into the hanger and suspend it from the ceiling or high surface.

Price: £9.99

Buy Macrame Plant Hanger on Amazon


The New Plant Parent by Darryl Cheng

Christmas gifts for Gardeners/The New Plant parent
Christmas gifts for Gardeners/The New Plant parent

This book is a handy guide to understanding house plants and how to care for them. It includes advice on which species to grow where as well as watering and feeding tips..

Price: £11.28

Buy The New Plant Parent on Amazon


Ferm Living Plant Box

Ferm Living Plant Box at BBC Gardener's World Magazine
Ferm Living Plant Box

Elegant and stylish this indoor plant pot from Danish brand Ferm Living makes a great addition to any plant lovers home. Available in a choice of six colours so it’s easy to pick the right one for their room.

Price: £179.00

Buy Ferm Living Plant Box from Nordic Nest


Gifts for the garden

Japanese Shuro Brush

Christmas gifts for gardeners/Shuro brush
Christmas gifts for gardeners/Shuro brush

This traditional style Japanese hand brush is made from natural palm fibres an bounds with copper wire. As well as looking the part, it’s an effective tool for sweeping patios and paths.

Price: £9.00

Buy Japanese Shuro Brush on Amazon


Garden Rock Speaker

Inject some fun into their garden with this all-in-one Bluetooth speaker – cleverly disguised as a rock, they’d be forgiven for not even noticing it was there. Compatible mini speakers are also available to help enhance the audio experience around larger gardens.

Price: from £99.99

Buy Garden Rock Speaker from Dobies


Recycled Clay Bird Bath

Gift Guide Wildlife World Shenstone Bird Bath
Gift Guide Wildlife World Shenstone Bird Bath

This inscribed bird bath has the appearance of stone but is in fact made from clay and recycled plastics. A refined yet hardwearing gift it comes with a ten-year guarantee.

Price: £25.99

Buy Recycled Clay Bird Bath on Amazon


Verdi Drinks Trolley

This sophisticated drinks trolley adds a touch of class to garden parties and gatherings. Made from 100% eucalyptus, it has two levels for plenty of drinks and snacks, plus a built-in three bottle wine rack.

Price: £109.99

Buy Verdi Drinks Trolley from Dobies


Cast Iron Wood Burning Fire Pit