With the wide and exciting range of gardening products out there, it can be difficult to think of the best gardening gift ideas for Christmas or any other special occasion.
We’ve rounded up the best gardening Christmas gifts to put a smile on your loved ones’ faces and treat green-fingered friends and family. From eco gloves, vintage style twine and bookmarks to seed kits and wildlife friendly food there’s something for everyone, from experienced growers to those just starting out. Choose from a range of budgets and give the gift of gardening this Christmas. And who knows, you might just end up treating yourself too…
Want some more gift ideas for the nature lover in your life? Check out our roundups of the best wildlife gifts and the best grow-your-own gardening Christmas gifts to delight the green-fingered loved ones in your life.
If you're looking for more seasonal plant inspiration, take a look at our best Christmas plants.
- Unusual Christmas gardening gifts
- Luxury Christmas gardening gifts
- Christmas plant gifts
- Personalised Christmas garden gifts
- Small Christmas gardening gifts
- Last-minute Christmas gardening gifts
- Christmas gardening experience gifts
- Christmas gardening tool gifts
- Indoor Christmas gardening gifts
- Christmas gardening gifts for kids
- Budget Christmas gardening gifts
Our top picks of unusual Christmas gardening gifts.
Fallen Fruits Small Hedgehog Boot Brush
This is a soft choice for buffing up garden boots and looks really cute by an outside door. The brush is hedgehog-shaped with bristles forming the brush part of the shoe.
Buy the Fallen Fruits Small Hedgehog Boot Brush from Amazon
For more inspiration read our guide to the best boot scrapers and brushes.
Rusty Slug Family
Normally seeing a group of slugs in your garden isn’t a good thing. But these little guys are sure to put a smile on any slug-haters face. Making a great quirky gift, put these metal slugs anywhere in your garden or even in a window box and watch them weather and rust.
Buy the Rusty Slug Family from Etsy
Handmade Bee Hotel
Any gardener worth their salt is passionate about saving the bees, and this handmade bee hotel is a great way of helping them do just that. It’s a great way to increase fruit yields by encouraging pollination, and it’s also an adorable feature to add to any garden. Simply hang it in a sheltered spot and let the bees come.
Just remember that it’s usually best to take a bee hotel down in the winter months and pop it in a shed or dry place to avoid damp conditions.
Buy Handmade Bee Hotel from Not on the High Street
Our top luxury Christmas gardening gifts.
William Morris at home lily gardening gloves set
Hours in the garden doing arduous tasks such as trowelling or pruning, can cause calluses or skin irritation. Help gardening friends and family protect their hands with this garden gloves and hand cream set. Presented in a handy wooden box, the gloves are adjustable to suit different size hands and the cream is vegan and cruelty-free.
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Buy the William Morris At Home Golden Lily Gardening Glove Set from John Lewis
Bramley Gardener's Greenhouse Beauty Set
It’s no secret that gardening can be pretty hard on our bodies, especially the hands. Bramley is here with the ideal pampering kit for the gardener in your life who deserves a bit of relaxation. The set contains hand wash, hand cream, bubble bath, body wash, body lotion and a pack of wildflower seeds.
Buy the Bramley Gardener’s Greenhouse Beauty Set from John Lewis
Waxed canvas gardening bag
This waxed canvas gardening bag is the perfect luxury gift for any gardening enthusiast with an appreciation of the finer things in life. There are eight pockets which can hold a range of gardening tools, as well as leather handles and a waterproof, rigid design. The bag is available in brown, charcoal and khaki.
Buy the Waxed Canvas Bag from Not On The High Street
Gardeners' leather sketchbook
Handcrafted with 60 pages bound in brown leather, this useful notebook can be used in the garden for recording seasonal information, taking notes and sketching. With a silk marker and wrap around cover it will age beautifully, as well as keeping your pressings safe.
Buy Gardeners’ leather sketchbook from Crocus
Our top Christmas plant gifts.
Seedbom Bird, Bees, and Butterflies Set
Wildlife gardeners will appreciate these four seed bombs. In spring, just give them a soak and toss onto bare soil to grow a mix of pollinator-friendly plants.
For more inspiration, check out our guide to wildlife gifts.
Buy the Seedbom Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Bomb Set from Ethical Superstore
Gin Garden Gift Set
Give a gin and tonic a home-grown garnish with this gin garden set from Thompson and Morgan. It has cucumber, rosemary, basil and thyme seeds, and a simple wooden planter to hold your herbs. It’s a great gift to elevate a simple gin and tonic with your own flavours.
Buy the Gin Garden Gift Set from Amazon
Grow your own curry set
Buy the Grow Your Own Curry Set on Etsy
Grow your own mushroom kit
Fungi are often overlooked by gardeners, but they’re easier to grow than you might think and perfect for a kitchen windowsill. Try this British-made, recyclable mushroom kit, where delicious oyster mushrooms grow in spent coffee grounds. For more, check out how to grow mushrooms.
Buy the Grow Your Own Mushrooms Kit on Not on the High Street
Our top personalised Christmas garden gifts.
Personalised Denim Apron
Made from durable denim, this apron is perfect for gardening. It would make a great gift with the personalisation available in a wide range of printed colours from understated black or white to sparkly pink.
Buy the Personalised Denim Gardening Apron from Sparks & Daughters
Haws Brass Mist Sprayer Pot
Ideal for indoor plants like succulents and orchids, this mister would make a stylish addition to any home, as well as being practical. To make this gift extra special you can have it engraved with a name or message. For more choices take a look at the best plant misters.
Price: £30 with an engraving
Buy the Haws Brass Mist Sprayer from Farrar & Tanner
Personalised Herb Pot
This gift would fit in any garden, from a large outdoor space to a small allotment or even a balcony. Made in the style of classic Tuscan pottery, the pots are fired at high temperatures to make them really durable.
Buy the Personalised Herb Pot from Letterfest
Our top small Christmas gardening gifts.
These remarkable pencils by Sprout contain seeds in the pod at the end and can be planted once you’ve finished using them. Each one will grow into a different plant including forget-me-nots or basil, or choose the Spruce option which will grow into a Christmas tree. The set is lead-free, non-toxic and biodegradable.
Price: From £8.95
Happy socks gift box
If you know someone with green fingers, maybe it’s time to gift them some green toes. Happy Socks has a gorgeous garden-themed sock collection featuring an earth print, gardening tools print and floral print, ideal for wearing while gardening or to liven up your day-to-day outfits.
Buy Happy Socks Garden gift box from Happy Socks
The best Christmas gardening experience gifts.
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew
There’s so much to see on a day out at Kew Gardens. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the garden is over 250 years old and houses over 50,000 living plants. Be inspired and informed, from the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse, which holds over 1,500 species of rare and threatened plants, to the arboretum, which includes areas of semi-natural woodland that takes up most of the site at Kew.
Buy two adult tickets for Kew Gardens from Virgin Experience Days
The Raymond Blanc gardening school with lunch for one
Whether you’re buying a present for a novice gardener or a seasoned professional, this course at the Raymond Blanc gardening school, based at the luxurious Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, is suitable for enthusiasts of all skill levels. The package includes a one-day course at the school, as well as a delicious lunch in the Hartley Botanic Glasshouse, and tea and refreshments throughout the day.
Buy The Raymond Blanc gardening school with lunch for one from Red Letter Days
RHS Individual Membership
The crème de la crème of gardening gift experiences: a membership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). This grants access to all five RHS gardens, as well as access to more than 200 partner gardens, an annual subscription to The Garden magazine, exclusive access and discounted tickets to RHS events, and more.
Buy RHS individual membership from Red Letter Days
Our top last-minute Christmas gardening gifts.
Premium Subscription to Gardener's World
Help the gardener in your life to grow their gardening skills with Premium, a brand new digital subscription from GardenersWorld.com.
An excellent gift, subscribers will be guided month by month through the gardening year, provided with expert advice, practical tips and inspiring ideas.
Whether they want to grow fabulous flowers or incredible edibles, our job checklists, video guides and monthly Q&As will give them the know-how they need. Plus, they'll save on their garden shopping with our wide range of carefully chosen partners and get the best deal on travel and events.
Price: £34.99 for a premium subscription and one month free trial
Buy now from GardenersWorld.com
Next Day Flowers, Arena Flowers
For high-end, ethical flowers, try Arena. Each of their beautiful bouquets has recyclable packaging, and for every sale £1 is donated to Women’s Aid, and two trees are planted in countries suffering from deforestation.
Price: from £22
Buy now from Arena
For more, check out our guide to the best online flower-delivery services.
Same Day Flowers, Eflorist
Coming to the rescue if you’ve truly left it to the last minute, all orders placed before 2pm will be delivered the same day by Eflorist. They always use local florists, so you can support a local business in your neighbourhood too.
Price: from £34.99
Buy now from Eflorist
Dried Flowers, Bloom and Wild
For flowers that last, these dried bouquets from Bloom & Wild are the perfect offering. They have recyclable packaging and send no waste to landfill. 60% of their flowers are grown in Europe in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint.
Price: from £30
Buy now from Bloom & Wild
Ethical subscription flowers
What’s better than buying someone a bunch of flowers? Buying someone a bunch of flowers every week, of course. The ethical flower subscription service from Arena Flowers allows you to do just that, with different floral arrangements arriving every week, fortnight or month, depending on your selected package.
Price: from £25 per delivery
Buy Ethical subscription flowers from Arena Flowers
Our top Christmas gardening tool gifts.
Kent and Stowe Capability Trowel
This BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winner is more like a Swiss army knife than a simple trowel. It has both a sharpened and serrated edge to the trowel blade, a depth gauge, and a hammer end to the handle. Named after the inimitable gardener Capability Brown, this essential tool makes short work of all trowel tasks and promises to be a much-loved gift.
Buy the Kent and Stowe Capability Trowel from Amazon
Read our tests of the best trowels
Darlac Compound Action Pruner
Don’t let the price fool you - these are capable compound secateurs. These BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winners are comfortable, light, and easy to use, and effortlessly slice through branches up to their 20mm maximum cutting width. They’re a great gift for any gardener, but especially useful for those with weaker hands or grip issues.
Buy the Darlac Compound Action Pruner from Amazon
Read our reviews of the best secateurs
Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Blade
This BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winner is a beautiful, traditional handmade spade with a stainless steel blade and an FSC ash shaft. Our testers found that the shaft length and well-balanced design make this spade a pleasure to use, and it excelled at all digging tasks on test.
Buy the Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade on Amazon
Read our reviews of the best spades
Fiskars Xact Hand Weeder
Help the gardener in your life maintain a beautiful, weed-free garden with this tool, which was given a BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Best-Buy award. Tested by our readers, it features a long, comfortable handle which gives great leverage, as well as a sturdy stainless steel blade. It copes well with all weeding tasks, and has an impressive 25-year guarantee.
Buy the Fiskars Xact Hand Weeder on Amazon
Read our reviews of the best hand weeders
The best indoor Christmas gardening gifts.
Click and grow indoor herb garden
An indoor herb garden is an essential part of any indoor gardening starter kit. This Click and Grow set comes with nine plant pods, allowing you to grow a range of herbs and vegetables that can provide harvests all year round.
Buy Click and Grow indoor herb garden from Amazon
Akerbar glass terrarium
What’s an indoor plant collection without a terrarium? This glass terrarium is shaped like a small greenhouse with the choice of a white or anthracite frame. The slanted panel lifts off, granting you easy access to your ferns, violets or whatever else you decide to grow.
Buy a Large tall plant glass terrarium from IKEA
The best Christmas gardening gifts for kids.
Our World In Pictures
Help kids grow a love of gardening with this educational gardening book from Dorling Kindersley. Packed with hints on how to identify a wide range of flora, each plant feature includes an illustration of its weird and wonderful cross-section.
Buy Our World in Pictures: Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds from Amazon
The Den Kit
Encourage intrepid explorers in your family to turn the garden into an adventure with this fun den kit. With a groundsheet, rope, and camouflage tarpaulin, it’s great for introducing kids to the great outdoors and the basics of camping.
Buy The Den Kit on Amazon
Spear and Jackson Gardening Set
Get kids gardening with these traditional garden tools. Made of sturdy ash and mirror-polished stainless steel, they’re designed just like adult gardening tools - so no flimsy plastic that won’t stand up to children’s enthusiasm.
Buy the Spear and Jackson Children's Trowel and Weed Fork Set from Amazon
Robert Dyas Kid's Wheelbarrow
Another tool made for real use, this kids’ wheelbarrow from Robert Dyas is made from metal and has a working rubber tyre. It’s great for both play and introducing kids to the basics of gardening.
Buy the Kids' Wheelbarrow with Front Pneumatic Tyre from Robert Dyas
The best Christmas gardening gifts under £20
Gingo leaf plant markers
Handmade in antique brass and easy to label with indelible pen, these gingko leaf markers come in sets of four with the choice of a stake that goes in the ground or a wire spiral to hang from a branch. Their natural form and colour means they can blend in seamlessly with the natural foliage of your garden, and each leaf is handmade to give it its own unique qualities.
Buy Gingko leaf plant markers from Crocus
BBC Gardeners' World Spring Fair
Gift loved ones a great day out with tickets for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair. Held in Beaulieu, Hampshire on 3-5 May 2024, it’s an immersive gardening experience packed with design and planting ideas, shopping and horticultural help from top gardening experts. Book now and get a free BBC Magazine when you quote MAG15 for 15% off, or 20% off for Subscribers when you quote your 10 digit number.
Price: From £22.50 before discount
Buy BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair tickets from BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair
Acorn lidded mug
This woodland themed ceramic mug is ideal for ensuring drinks stay warm and soothing, and the charming acorn cup lid helps your drinks stay warmer for longer. You can even keep your soup in there for an extra cosy feel.
Buy Acorn lidded mug from National Trust
Beautifully illustrated, with a different mushroom for every month and plenty of room for notes, this toadstool treat is printed on 100% FSC recycled and recyclable paper. The spacious grid is the perfect way to write down and keep track of all your appointments, events and birthdays, as well as showing your love of gardening.
Buy Mushroom calendar from Once Upon a Tuesday
Tree Vision Know Your Trees
Do they know their beech from their birch? Beat tree blindness and instil a love and knowledge of common trees with these flashcards. Each card includes detailed pictures plus fascinating facts to help you learn more about the world around you.
Buy Tree Vision Know Your Trees from John Lewis
Veg garden tea towel
Perfect for veg growers and allotmenteers, this pure cotton tea towel will inspire as they dry. Matching oven gloves and an apron are also available.
Buy Veg garden tea towel from Emma Bridgewater
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