13 allotment gifts for your loved one

Help them make the most of their plot.

Gardener planting on broad bean shoots into a raised bed in a vegetable garden in the evening sun.

by Piper Huxley |
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Whether you’re working on an allotment yourself or know someone who is, we’ve popped together our favourite allotment gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and beyond. There’s nothing quite like growing your own vegetables, and having an allotment is perfect for producing abundant crops all year round – especially when you don’t have space for a veggie patch at home. It becomes your sanctuary. So treat your green-thumbed loved one with the best gifts for gardeners.

Buying gifts for someone who spends their spare time at the allotment can be tricky. After all, they might have all they need. Gift-giving is a challenge – and we're up to help you out. We've selected tools, starter seeds, decorations and more to help their allotment come alive. If you're looking for a gardening gift for men or a meaningful Mother's Day gift, we've got you covered. This round-up will help you conquer birthdays, anniversaries, and plan for Christmas.

Best allotment gifts at a glance

• Best for personalised gift:  Personalised Allotment Sign – View on Etsy
• Best practical gift: GROUNDLEVEL Garden Folding Kneeler Seat – View on Debenhams
• Best useful gift: Garden Boot Jack With Scraper And Brush – View on Not on the Highstreet
• Best tool gift: Personalised Stainless Steel Trowel + Fork Set – View on Getting Personal

The magic of allotment gardening is in the detail and personal touch that each gardener brings to their plot. When it comes to gift-giving, remember that it's not just about providing a practical solution. It's also about enhancing the joy and satisfaction they derive from their gardening endeavours. Get inspired by gardening gifts for her and the best cottagecore gifts.

So whether you're picking out sturdy gloves for those chilly early mornings or a vibrant set of plant markers to bring a smile to their face, keep in mind their love for the art of growing. Our guide will help you make every occasion, whether it's a birthday or Christmas, even more, special for your favourite gardener.

Best allotment gifts

Best seed markers

Allotment Seed MarkerGlowingGardenCrafts/Etsy

We love these handmade plant markers - made using reclaimed wood. Each of these markers is made to order, to any design – plus, you can get a personalised one, too. The illustrations are so pretty, and they're perfect for your loved one who plants multiple crops - and is known to forget which one is which.

Customer review: "I can’t tell you how gorgeous these are, I bought these for my daughter's little strawberry patch and one for her sunflower patch. Thank you so much she loves them. Will definitely be buying more."

Best for harvest

Garden Trug from Reclaimed WoodBlue Pig Workshop/Etsy

Perfect for harvesting, this garden trug is made from reclaimed wood: plywood, pallet, birch or willow. We love this item – as it is a sustainable way to group together all your ripe veggies, ready for picking!

Customer review: "This is a brilliant, dinky trug just the right size for perching on the edges of my raised beds. Trugs are traditionally longer, and thinner and find them a bit unwieldy around my plant containers but this one is so handy. I love it. I was using it within 10 minutes of receiving it, once I’d screwed on the handle - lovely to see good old pencil lines. Thank you."

Best for tea lovers

Earthsong Seeds, Herbal Tea Garden Seed Multi Pack CollectionEarthsong Seeds/Not on the Highstreet

Grow your own herbal tea garden in your allotment. This would make a lovely, little eco-friendly gift for herb-lovers, gardeners and foodies. In this pack, are six packs of seeds, which include Catnip, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Licorice Mint and Tulsi. Pick this straight from the garden to infuse into a hot brew. Why not make two cups?

Best personalised

Personalised Allotment SignPinkcrowproducts/Etsy

We love this personalised allotment sign from Etsy, decked out with an attractive, vintage-looking and rustic flair. It will add charm to your loved one's little sanctuary.

Customer review: "My signs arrived and are so lovely. The quality is good, but they look beautiful as well. I cannot wait to put them up this weekend."

Best mug

Allotment Enamel Mug, PersonalisedLovebeauboutique/Etsy

Why not pair your new herbal tea with this enamel mug? From Etsy, this mug looks very special. Plus, you can personalise it with a name - and sit back with a cuppa after your hard work. Bliss.

Customer review: "Ordered two personalised mugs and both are absolutely amazing! Such perfect presents that put smiles on all faces! The quality of the mugs is fab and delivery was brilliant timing too. Thank you so much, I would 100% recommend it."

Best practical gift

GROUNDLEVEL Garden Folding Kneeler SeatGroundlevel/Debenhams

This GROUNDLEVEL Garden Folding Kneeler Seat is an excellent way to help us relax and comfortably garden - without straining our knees. So comfortable and useful, your loved one will wonder how they gardened without it. With pockets to store tools, and with several uses, this stool is perfect for keeping strain (as well as dirt) off your knees.

Best garden foot brush

Cast Iron Garden Boot Brush And ScraperDibor/Not On The High Street

A thoughtful gift idea for a keen allotment owner, this weatherproof boot scraper has an eco-friendly coco fibre brush that will tackle muddy boots like nothing else. We love the antique, brown stylings. Plus, the botanical leaf and charming bird finish are very attractive. Perfect for leaving in the garden, by the shed or by the back door.

Customer review: "Lovely stand to rub the mud off my shoes, it's sturdy and won't blow in the wind."

Best wooden planter

Personalised Wooden Pot PlanterWarner's End/Not on the Highstreet

With this charming planter, your loved one can show off succulents, herbs and blooms. Uber stylish, this plant is even personalisable. Versatile, you could even fill the planter with tools and other gardening junk if you fancy.

Customer review: "Great quality planter, that we purchased for our friends' wedding. Really good quality and quick service. Very fast turn-around too."

Best allotment tool

Personalised Garden Hand Tools Trowel And Fork SetGetting Personal

This personalised pinewood and stainless steel gardening kit would make a fantastic gift. Perfect for any keen gardener who owns an allotment, it's a bespoke option all year round - no matter the occasion. Make light work of a variety of garden tasks with this standout.

Customer review: "I've never written a review before but I have to for this, I've just received my order and I'm pleasantly surprised how gorgeous it is. The personalised writing is beautiful, very sturdy, just super happy! It's a gift for my sister for her birthday from my kids for their auntie and I think she will be very happy, I'm so happy I ordered this, so thank you."

Best seed kit for allotment

Grow Your Own Seed Box by Garden Pack - 100 Varieties of Flower, Herb, Vegetable Seeds - Gardening Gifts for WomenGarden Pack Store/Amazon

If your loved one is just getting started and needs some seeds, why not get this large Grow Your Own Seed Box by Garden Pack?

Customer review: "Great little set for trying to grow different things, flowers herbs and veg. great for the amateur to start out and give things a go. I have all sorts in my tubs growing just forgot to label everything. So I am going to end up with a few surprised. So far I have produced onions, carrots courgettes lettuce, and camomile that I can recognise!"


Garden Planting RulerBurgon & Ball /Amazon
Price: £11.48

Ideal for any allotment owner, this beautiful wooden planting ruler takes the guesswork out of sowing seeds. Featuring metric and imperial graduations, as well as handy sowing roles, this will ensure ideal positioning for their crops.

Customer review: "Seems pretty useful. Bought as a gift for someone setting up an allotment. The wooden ruler is well made/shaped without any scratches, knocks or splinters. Markings are well printed and clearly mark out planting distances for a range of crops."

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Best bee hotel

Personalised Bee HotelWudwerx/Not on the Highstreet

A bee-utiful gift, these bee houses are lovingly handmade and personalised. Let's protect our busy bee friends! They're important to our ecosystem; as pollinators, bees will help any outdoor space thrive.

Customer review: "Bought these as Christmas gifts and they were really popular. Really nicely made and very speedy delivery. Would recommend."

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Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Modern Gardens Magazine, an all-rounder. When she’s not writing about houseplants, she’s tending to her own growing collection…

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