22 of the best gifts for gardeners

When it comes to gifting for gardeners, the options are endless.

best gifts for gardeners

by Caitlin Casey |
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When it comes to the best gifts 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. With Christmas around the corner, we can all feel overwhelmed by present ideas and inspiration, which leads us to panic buy something that they might not actually use or enjoy.

From outdoor garden clocks to gardening tools, there are plenty of gifts that a gardener in your life will find useful. With choices to match rustic garden decor like weathered planters, wrought-iron trellises, and vintage birdhouses to more practical gifts, we are here to help you find the most suitable present.

Best gifts for gardeners at a glance

• Best garden tool gift for gardeners: All Things Brighton Beautiful Tool Stool – View on Not on the Highstreet
• Best plant subscription gift: PlantsByPost Subscription – View on Etsy
• Best gift planters: Zinc Garden And House Planters - View on Not on the High Street

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, rounding up gifts for the new gardener or the experienced one - we've covered all bases.

Best gifts for gardeners

Best garden tool gift for gardeners

All Things Brighton Beautiful Garden Tool StoolNot On The High Street

If you know someone 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.

Customer review: "I bought this as a gift for the 'friend who has everything'. As well as a magnificent garden she also spends hours out there. As she opened her gift, she could see the brand and that it was a Garden Tool Stool and she was thrilled to bits. And so were we. Thank you!"

Best plant subscription gift

PlantsByPost SubscriptionEtsy

You can organise for yourself or a friend to receive a standard or pet-friendly plant, hand-selected and at a frequency that suits you. Each plant will vary in size and can reach up to 60cm in height, but they'll come in a 12-19cm decorative pot made from ceramic, wood, plastic, metal, concrete, or basket.

Customer review: "Really great subscription service, arrived quickly and was packaged really well, there was no damage to the plant and its really healthy."

Best BBQ gift

George Foreman GFSBBQ1 Portable Grill Gas BBQCurrys/George Foreman

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.

Customer review: "It's large for a portable BBQ so you can cook loads at the one time."

Best personalised mug gift

Allotment Enamel Mug, PersonalisedEtsy

This enamel mug from Etsy is made more special as a gift because you can personalise it with a name. Ideal for your gardening friends who can sit back with a cuppa after all their 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 are fab and delivery was brilliant timing too. Thank you so much, would 100% recommend."

Best jigsaw gift for gardeners

Talking Tables 1000 Piece Garden Jigsaw Puzzle-with Matching Poster & Trivia SheetAmazon/Talking Tables
Price: $23.63

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. Discover the beauty of nature indoors with Talking Tables' 1000-piece Garden Scene Jigsaw Puzzle. This puzzle offers a fun indoor activity and can be framed as wall art too. Featuring British garden flowers and birds, it includes a matching poster and trivia sheet, ideal as gifts for gardening or puzzle enthusiasts.

Customer review: "Just had to buy this one it's so very pretty. Had a little help with this one, hubby was tempted so it was a joint effort. Quality puzzles."

Best letterbox gift for gardeners

BloomPost The Letterbox Colour Garden GiftBloomPost

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.

Customer review: "Lovely, lovely product and fast shipping."

Best personalised hanging sign for the garden

Treat Republic Personalised Slate Hanging SignJohn Lewis/Treat Republic

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 loved ones who enjoy the peace and quiet of their garden shed or greenhouse.

Customer review: "Bought this as a present for our garden - came really quickly, well packaged and was good quality. Wording is very clear and well defined - great that it can be personalised with names. Looking forward to handing this in our garden - and enjoing a BBQ with gin and lots of love and laughter!"

Best gardener gift box

Modern garden giftEtsy
Price: £23.98+

www.etsy.com

You can't go wrong with a gift box. This garden-inspired gift features handmade wild hand soap in orange and lavender scent seeds, a hand lotion, a soap bag, a wood nail brush, and artisan blends of tea, fresh coffee or warming hot chocolate. A gift box fit for every gardening-mad family member or friend.

Customer review: "Delivered on time, my friend was really happy with it."

Best gift for gardeners who love to read

Buy a Garden Magazine SubscriptionGreat Magazines
Price: £1+ monthly or annually

www.greatmagazines.co.uk

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.

Best secateurs gift for gardeners

Kew by Spear & Jackson Adjustable Secateurs, Set of 2Amazon/Spear & Jackson
Price: $26.61

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.

Customer review: "Very useful and just what I needed for my gardening. Good quality and price."

Best gardening multi-tool gift

6-in-1 Wooden Garden Multi ToolAmazon/Gentleman's Hardware
Price: $27.53

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, a knife, a saw, a bottle opener, and an easy weeding utensil, each folded inside the wooden handle of the tool.

Customer review: "Really well made item, bought as a gift for fathers day and was well received for my husbands new found gardening hobby!"

Best essential garden toolkit gift

Kenneth & Kenneth Essential Gardening Tools SetNot On The High Street

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

Best personalised plant gift for gardeners

Letterfest Engraved Birth Flower Plant PotLetterfest

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, birth date, birth flower, and message. For full brownie points, you can even plant the birth flower before you gift it! Talk about a thoughtful gift.

Customer review: "I brought this as a Birthday present for a Grandparent and they were very happy and impressed by this lovely personalised plant pot! It's the perfect gift for someone who has it all."

Best garden kneeler gift

Folding Knee Stool for the GardenAmazon
Price: $44.99

This Folding Knee Stool for the Garden provides a great way to garden comfortably, preventing knee strain. It's so comfy and handy that your loved one will question how they gardened without it. Featuring tool pockets and versatile uses, it's ideal for protecting your knees from strain and dirt.

Customer review: "If you have any mobility issues at all these will make gardening SO much easier. I have had both hips replaced and could not get up and down if not for this garden kneeler."

Best gift planters

Zinc Garden And House PlantersNot On The High Street

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.

Customer review: "Exactly what I wanted for my spring tulips. Good quality and sturdy. Fast delivery"

Best decorative tool set

TOYPOPOR 6Pcs Garden Tools Set with Floral PrintAmazon/Toypopor

Perfect gardening gift for women: Ideal for Mother's Day, birthdays or as a special gift for friends, sisters or daughters who love gardening. TOYPOPOR 6Pcs Garden Tools Set with Floral Print includes essential tools for planting, pruning and transplanting. The kit has a floral design and the tools are premium quality and ergonomic. Additionally, enjoy the lovely rose-scented candles for relaxation.

Customer review: "Bought for my daughter and she loved it. The tools are good quality and very pretty. There are also two candles in tins which have a really nice scent."

Best gift for the gardener who loves bubbly

The Gluttonous Gardener Grow Your Own Prosecco Style Sparkling Wine Gift CrateNot On The High Street

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...

Customer review: "Bought as a gift, packaging and plant really good quality. Would definitely recommend."

Best gift set for grill-seekers

Calling BBQ lovers! If you know someone who 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 basting brush, fork and more.

Customer review: "Nice and strong tools. Much better than the flimsy set I was using. A great addition to my new barbecue."

Best luxury gift for gardeners

Flymo EasiLife 250 GO Robotic Lawn MowerAmazon/Flymo

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 lawn mower). Robotic lawn mowers 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.

Customer review: "Fantastic piece of kit. Can't believe I'm not mowing the lawn!"

Best book to gift gardeners

RHS Gardening Through the Year by Ian SpenceAmazon/RHS
Price: $10.29

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.

Customer review: "I really loved this book. It’s got practical tips, common sense instructions & a very helpful month by month guide on planting and jobs needing to be done. As a new gardener this has been great."

Gift idea for Mother's Day

Floral Gardening Tool GiftNot On The High Street

This charming floral set of secateurs, trowel and gloves is ideal for garden enthusiasts who enjoy spending time outdoors. They'll cherish this practical gift, featuring pruners with a safety lock, and one size fits all gloves. Choose which tools you want in the gift set, with the option to add a matching kneeler and gift wrap too.

Customer review: "Great item. Very happy thank you."

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.

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Caitlin Casey is a Senior Writer for Modern Gardens, heat, Closer, and Grazia. She covers shopping, women’s lifestyle, popular culture as well as all things trending.

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