Just as no two gardens are the same, neither are any two gardeners, so finding the perfect gift for them can be tricky.

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To help steer you onto the right path, we’ve curated the ultimate list of gardening gift ideas.

We have last-minute flower deliveries (we’ve all been there) and seasonal suggestions for seeds and plants. There’s a wide range of personalised items, for that extra special touch, and indulgent luxury garden products. We’ve got ideas for small gifts to save on space, or to use as stocking fillers.

For a practical gift, check out the tools section, which features our BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buys; after being rigorously tested by our experts, these are the gadgets and gizmos that came out on top. We even have a selection of kids’ garden gifts to encourage the next generation of growers.

Trying to find a gift for someone who loves the great outdoors? Check out our guide for the best wildlife gifts. If you're looking for more seasonal plant inspiration, take a look at our best Christmas plants.

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Unusual gardening gifts

The Cocktail Grow Bar

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Containing seeds of cinnamon, basil, borage and lemon balm to enhance your cocktails. All you need to do is leave the bar in a warm pot on the windowsill with plenty of water and sunlight, and in six to eight weeks the seedlings will be ready to plant out.

Price: £12.50

Buy the Cocktail Grow Bar from The Gluttonous Gardener


Fallen Fruits Small Hedgehog Boot Brush

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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.

Price: £23.63

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

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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.

Price: £15

Buy the Rusty Slug Family from Etsy


Luxury gardening gifts

Traditional Sussex Trug

Sussex Trug
Harrod Horticulture Harrod Horticulture

Whilst this is certainly a higher budget item, we think the skill and craftsmanship that goes into making these trugs is more than worth it. Made using the same method for the last 200 years, the baskets are made with cricket bat willow, and can be used to collect fruit, vegetables or flowers from the garden.

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Price: £89.95

Buy this Traditional Sussex trug from Harrod Horticulture


Bramley Gardener’s Greenhouse Beauty Set

John Lewis John Lewis

It’s no secret that gardening can be pretty hard on our bodies, especially the hands. Bramley are 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.

Price: £38

Buy the Bramley Gardener’s Greenhouse Beauty Set from John Lewis


Deluxe Wooden Hedgehog House

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Deluxe Hedgehog House

This would make an excellent gift for the wildlife lover in your life, especially if they garden in a way that is conscious of hedgehogs. This house will not only be a safe haven from foxes, dogs and other predators whilst hedgehogs hibernate over the winter, but would also look stylish in any garden.

Price: £120

Buy the Deluxe Wooden Hedgehog House from Not on the High Street


Plant gifts

Winter honeysuckle

Winter honeysuckle
Winter honeysuckle

This plant makes a good gift for Christmas as it’s flowering period is from December to March, so it will be in bloom under the tree.

Price: £22.99

Buy Winter Honeysuckle from Crocus


Hellebore ‘Christmas Carol’

Thompson & Morgan Thompson& Morgan

Flowering over the festive period from which it gets its name, this herbaceous perennial would be a cheering addition to shaded borders and will also attract pollinators.

Price: £14.99

Buy the Hellebore ‘Christmas Carol’ from Thompson & Morgan


Potted amaryllis

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A potted bulb makes a great longer-lasting present. This amaryllis comes in a hand finished green and white ceramic bowl with a rustic, scalloped edge. Choose the ‘Benfica’ bulb for a delightfully Christmassy red colour.

Price: £35.95

Buy this potted amaryllis from Sarah Raven


Seedbom Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Bomb Set

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Seedbom Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Bombs

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.

Price: £16.95

Buy the Seedbom Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Bomb Set from Ethical Superstore


Gin Garden Gift Set

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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.

Price: £17.99

Buy the Gin Garden Gift Set from Amazon


Grow Your Own Curry Set

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Grow Your Own Curry Set

Kitchen gardeners will love this set of spice seeds. With easy-to-grow chilli, coriander and fenugreek, this set is great for giving curries some home-grown flavour.

Price: £11.99

Buy the Grow Your Own Curry Set on Etsy


Grow Your Own Mushrooms Kit

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Grow Your Own Mushrooms 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.

Price: £19.95

Buy the Grow Your Own Mushrooms Kit on Not on the High Street


Personalised garden gifts

Personalised Denim Gardening Apron

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Personalised Denim Gardening 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.

Price: £29.95

Buy the Personalised Denim Gardening Apron from Sparks & Daughters


Haws Brass Mist Sprayer

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Haws Mist Sprayer 300ml

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.

Read our guide to the best watering cans and misters.

Price: £27 with an engraving

Buy the Haws Brass Mist Sprayer from Farrar & Tanner


Personalised Herb Pot

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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.

Price: £32

Buy the Personalised Herb Pot from Letterfest


Stocking filler gardening gifts

Tomato and Strawberry Huller

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Christmas gifts for gardeners/tomato huller

If you know someone who is overwhelmed with their strawberry or tomato harvest in the warmer months, this would make the perfect small gift. Ideal when you are hulling a lot of fruit for jam or chutneys, this huller is cute and brightly coloured to make it stand out in any kitchen draw.

Price: £9.99 £8.99 (save 10%)

Buy the Tomato and Strawberry Huller from Amazon


Sprout Pencil

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Sprout Pencil Special Mix Edition

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: £10.79

Buy the Sprout Pencil Special Mix Edition from Amazon or the Sprout Pencil Plant a Tree Edition from Amazon


Flower and Herb Microwave Press

Sarah Raven
Sarah Raven

A great way to bring flowers into your home at any time of year, this flower press is not only quick to use, taking just two minutes in the microwave, but also allows flowers and herbs to retain their natural colour better than a traditional press.

Price: £21.95

Buy the Flower and Herb Microwave Press from Sarah Raven


Gardening experience gifts

See Christmas lights and winter illuminations with the National Trust

A lovely experience for the whole family, go and see the winter illuminations and Christmas lights at a range of National Trust properties across the country. Tickets do often sell out in advance so make sure you buy early.

Price: from £5

Buy tickets for Christmas lights and winter illuminations at the National Trust


‘An Introduction to Garden Design’ course at the Yorkshire School of Garden Design

If you know a passionate gardener who is thinking about turning their hobby into a career, this would be a great place to start. Running on the 21st February, 28th February and 7th March 2023, this three-day course is a blend of theoretical and practical learning about garden design with lectures and seminars.

The course is led by Alistair Baldwin, the founder of the school who has been teaching for 12 years in his specialty of garden design.

Price: from £450

Enquire about tickets for the ‘An Introduction to Garden Design’ short course at the Yorkshire School of Garden Design


Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew

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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.

Price: £39

Buy two adult tickets for Kew Gardens from Virgin Experience Days


Last-minute gardening gifts

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An excellent gift, subscribers will be guided month by month through the gardening year, provided with expert advice, practical tips and inspiring ideas.

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Next day flowers, Arena Flowers

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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 £19.99

Buy now from Arena

For more, check out our guide to the best online flower-delivery services.


Same day flowers, Eflorist

Win six months of bouquets from 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 & Wild

Win a 6 month Bloom & Wild subscription

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 £45

Buy now from Bloom & Wild


Flower delivery subscription, Freddie’s Flowers

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Freddie's Flowers Subscription

A gift that keeps on giving, this flower subscription service from Freddie’s Flowers sends a bouquet each month, delivered straight to your door.

Price: £25

Buy now from Freddie’s Flowers


Gardening tool gifts

Kent and Stowe Capability Trowel

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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.

Price: £10

Buy the Kent and Stowe Capability Trowel from Amazon

Read our tests of the best trowels


Darlac Compound Action Pruner

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Darlac Compound Action Pruners

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.

Price: £14.95

Buy the Darlac Compound Action Pruner from Amazon

Read our reviews of the best secateurs


Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade

Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade
Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade

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.

Price: £32.95

Buy the Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade on Amazon

Read our reviews of the best spades


Fiskars Xact Hand Weeder

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Gardeners World Magazine Review of Fiskars Xact Extractor 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.

Price: £17.95

Buy the Fiskars Xact Hand Weeder on Amazon

Read our reviews of the best hand weeders


Gardening gifts for kids

Our World in Pictures: Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds

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Our World in Pictures: Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds

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.

Price: £12.09

Buy Our World in Pictures: Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds from Amazon


Wallace Bug Viewer

Wallace Bug Viewer
Wallace Bug Viewer

For a front row view of creepy crawlies, this bug viewer is an exciting gift for little explorers. Once they’ve caught a spider or a woodlouse in the clear container, the viewfinder magnifies it x3 so it’s easier to learn about the critters first-hand.

Price: £4.99

Buy the Wallace Bug Viewer from CJ Wildlife


The Den Kit

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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.

Price: £45

Buy The Den Kit on Amazon


Spear and Jackson 4035SET Traditional Children's Trowel and Weed Fork Set

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Spear and Jackson 4035SET Traditional Children's Trowel and Weed Fork 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.

Price: £14.49 £11.30 (save 22%)

Buy the Spear and Jackson Children's Trowel and Weed Fork Set from Amazon


Robert Dyas Kids' Wheelbarrow with Front Pneumatic Tyre

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Kids' Wheelbarrow with Front Pneumatic Tyre

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.

Price: £49.99

Buy the Kids' Wheelbarrow with Front Pneumatic Tyre from Robert Dyas


National Trust Children’s Gardening Tools

Harrod Horticulture

Designed specifically for smaller hands, these tools from the National trust will really let kids get stuck into gardening. Bright colours make them much more cheery than their grown-up counterparts, and sales from this range go to conservation activities so you’ll be doing good for wildlife conservation across the country as well as in your own back garden.

Price: £9.95

Buy the Nation Trust Children’s Gardening Tools set from Harrod Horticulture

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This product guide was last updated in November 2022. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.

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