When it comes to gifting for gardeners, the options are endless. Whether you want to give them new luxurious plants and flowers to play around with, or garden accessories that will brighten up their day, there are lots to choose from.
Sometimes though, it can be hard to find the perfect option when you're not too savvy around the garden, or if you're struggling with what might fit into their garden design - so we've made it easy for you.
With Father's Day just around the corner on Sunday 19 June 2022, we've hunted down the best quality and most interesting garden gifts on the market right now and created a complete gift guide where you can find all the best products. Don't forget to grab some eco-friendly gift wrap, too!
What is good to gift a gardener?
First things first, it's good to think about a few features before you dive straight in and buy plants they don't want or watering can they already have. Here's what we suggest:
Indoor or outdoor garden: This will affect a few things on your gifting list. If you have an indoor gardener, think about the kind of plants or even herbs that will survive inside as well as indoor accessories. Outside gardeners have a far bigger range to deal with, everything from furniture to lights and a wide selection of plants and flowers you can gift.
Luxury or efficiency: If the gardener you're gifting is into their garden design trends and high-quality furniture, they might appreciate a gift that is more high-end or will suit their exterior theme. On the other hand, if they are way more into the plant types and growth of their garden, then they may appreciate more functional gifts like high-quality secateurs.
What do they already have? This will be a big influence on what you can buy as a gift. If they already have lots of lilies hanging around, chances are they don't need anymore. You can always ask them what kind of plants they prefer, which will give a good insight into what gift they'll appreciate.
The best Father's Day gifts for gardeners UK 2022
All Things Brighton Beautiful Garden Tool Stool
Best garden tool gift for gardeners
If your dad is hanging around the garden day in and day out, they'll appreciate this genius tool stool, making their gardening extra easy. Lightweight and easy to carry around, they'll have all their top tools in one place and a seat to sit on whilst they enjoy their garden.
George Foreman GFSBBQ1 Portable Grill Gas BBQ
Best BBQ gift
We have to admit, we've gifted this in the past and it's gone down a treat! Perfect for barbecues at home or taking the grill action camping or to the gardens of family and friends, this compact BBQ can cook up to three portions at once so one's left waiting long for grub. Place on top of a table, on the patio, or even on grass - it's elevated enough to prevent ground scorching.
BloomPost The Letterbox Colour Garden Gift
Best letterbox gift for gardeners
Can't get to them in time? Don't worry, because this BloomPost letterbox gift is easy to send and a thoughtful option. With their special, colourful 'seed bombs' in a small package, these have a selection of wildflowers to plant. Stylish and efficient.
Treat Republic Personalised Slate Hanging Sign
Best personalised hanging sign for the garden
Nothing says 'great gifting' quite like personalisation. You can grab this personalised slate hanging sign from John Lewis, which is a thoughtful accessory for any garden. Just pop in the names and what you'd like the line to say. A great option for dad's you enjoy the peace and quiet of their garden shed or greenhouse.
M&S Gift for the Gardener
Best gardener gift box
You can't go wrong with a gift box. This M&S 'Gift for the Gardener' has everything from shortbread and honey to seeds, a mug, hand lotion, a trowel, and a garden fork. A gift box fit for every gardening mad dad, step-dad, or grandad.
HORD The Gardeners Journal
Best personalised notebook for gardeners
Some gardeners love to write down their notes and 'The Gardener Journal' from HORD is high-quality and provides a personalisable removable leather journal cover. It is illustrated with foraging and gardening tools and plants, that can be used time and time again. Perfect for avid gardeners or wild foragers, this is great for those who like to keep track of what they have discovered, planted, or foraged.
Buy a Garden Magazine Subscription
Best gift for gardeners who love to read
Magazines can be some of the best places to find garden trends, tools, and tips (if we do say so ourselves!). So why not invest in a Garden Magazine subscription? It's the gift that keeps on giving and will provide them with plenty of inspiration for the seasons to come.
Kew by Spear & Jackson Adjustable Secateurs, Set of 2
Best secateur gift for gardeners
Kew Gardens is an infamous spot for gardeners and now you can gift top-quality secateurs from the Royal Botanic Gardens itself. Gift this to any gardener looking to up their garden game and keep their outdoor space neat and tidy.
6-in-1 Wooden Garden Multi Tool
Best gardening multi-tool gift
A multi-tool is perfect for the all-in-one gift and this includes six different functions - yes, six! You can find secateurs, a root remover, knife, saw, bottle opener, and easy weeding utensil, each folded inside the wooden handle of the tool.
Kenneth & Kenneth Essential Gardening Tools Set
Best essential garden toolkit gift
Continuing with the tool theme, if you know your gardener needs to stock up on all the best tools, why not get them a complete toolkit? This kit is luxurious and jam-packed, and there's a Women's Essential Gardening Tools kit too for a gift that's tickled pink.
Letterfest Engraved Birth Flower Plant Pot
Best personalised plant gift for gardeners
It's likely that any gardener will need a plant pot at some point and this personalised birth flower plant pot is a sweet option. It's engraved with a name, birthdate, birth flower, and message. For full brownie points, you can even plant the birth flower before you gift it! Talk about a thoughtful gift.
The Little Botanical 20 Indoor House Plants Living Wall
Best gift for indoor gardeners
This indoor plant living wall is lavish and will make perfect space in a luxurious interior. If you know they love their indoor house plants, this is easy to put together and is sure to wow as a gift. It's on-trend, stylish, and a great way to add more green to their home.
Habitat Gardening Kneeler And Apron Set
Best garden kneeler gift
Sometimes gardening can take its toll on your knees, so make sure they have complete comfort with this garden kneeler. For less than £20, it's weather-proof padded, comfy, and comes with a matching apron for top-notch coordination. The apron has three large pockets, two loops, and a clip so it'll be a breeze to stay organised.
Natural Collection For The Love Of Bees Gift Pack
Best bug-friendly gift for gardeners
If your pops would love to attract pollinators and wildlife to their garden, this is a great choice. For The Love Of Bees Gift Pack includes sustainably sourced accessories like a bee barn, natural nesting hay, a pack of nectar-rich wildflower seeds, and the latest Conservation Guide on Bees. A great one for those who love their wildlife. They might also be interested in the gift packs for birds, butterflies, and hedgehogs.
The Gluttonous Gardener Grow Your Own Prosecco Style Sparkling Wine Gift Crate
Best gift for the gardener who love bubbly
There's nothing wrong with a little tipple whilst you garden, and what better than to combine the two in a gift? This gift crate includes a healthy grapevine, delivered along with personalised labels for their own bottles of home-grown bubbly! If they prefer gin or cider, The Gluttonous Gardener has other fab options. Crafty and enjoyable...
Zinc Garden And House Planters
Best gift planters
These fluted zinc garden and house planters are a great shout for rustic gardens and ideal for small trees, shrubs, houseplants, and more. And, if it turns out they don't need a planter right now, they can be turned over and used as stylish side tables. It's a win-win on the gifting front.
Premier Garden Visit with Afternoon Tea for Two
Best gift experience for gardeners
Sometimes you don't need to gift them garden tools, but a garden experience. With this Buyagift voucher, treat them to a lavish afternoon tea for two at a premier garden of their choice. There are eight locations to choose from where they can take a walk through some of Britain’s most visually striking grounds, including Alnwick, Coombe Abbey, and Thornbury Castle.
Argos Home Deluxe BBQ Accessory Kit
Best gift set for grill-seekers
Calling BBQ Kings! If your dad loves to host a barbecue or grill for the family in the summer, this three-piece set will go down a storm. Made from scratch-resistant stainless steel, they get a spatula, tongs, and a fork - all the essentials for a good barbecue.
Flymo EasiLife 250 GO Robotic Lawn Mower
Best luxury gift for gardeners
This one's best if they have a large lawn or you know a tidy garden is important to them (and they're not the biggest fan of lugging a lawnmower). Robotic lawnmowers have been taking over the scene and what better excuse to splash out? This is a gift they're guaranteed to appreciate and spare them time to do more fun gardening tasks.
eeBoo English Cottage Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces
Best jigsaw gift for gardeners
Jigsaw puzzles have been around for decades and they never get old. Gifting a garden jigsaw is a sweet present that they'll be able to use over and over and hey, they might even give it a go from their shed or a table in the sunny spot of the garden. We love this print too and the fact the jigsaw is FSC® certified.
John Lewis & Partners Rattan Solar Powered Garden Lantern
Best light gift for gardeners
No garden is complete without some solar lights, and this rattan solar-powered garden lantern is bang-on-trend. Available in small or large, all they need to do is place it in their garden or on their patio using the carry rope handle to bring some contemporary style and calming warm light.
RHS Gardening Through the Year by Ian Spence
The best book to gift gardeners
If you know they're working on tightening up their garden, this guide provides month-by-month planning instructions and inspiration and has everything they need to know to make their outside space look top-notch. With advice, ideas, and an illustrated A-Z plant directory, this is an easy but thoughtful gift.
Lazy Flora Outdoor Plant Subscription
A plant subscription is a wonderful treat for a green-fingered friend that keeps on giving. For those looking to introduce carefully curated plants to their garden, Lazy Flora offers an outdoor subscription box packed with seasonal and sensational plants that'll help transform their garden with as little hassle as possible. Sign us up.
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