17 of the best gardening gifts for men this Father’s Day

Gift your partner, parent or pal a gardening present that they will love.

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by Ellen Kinsey |
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We're here to help you find the best gardening gifts for men. Whether it's your father, partner, brother or a good friend, there's some wonderful present ideas inspired by outdoor hobbies. From high-quality tools, and fascinating garden books to outdoor grilling accessories - there are many Father's Day gardening gift ideas that your outdoor enthusiast loved one will enjoy.

Buying gifts for a man in your life can be a little tricky. Yes, you want something practical and useful, but it needs to be thoughtful too. And something that they would not always buy for themselves. We have rounded up the best gardening gifts just to show how grateful you are to have them in your life.

Best gardening gifts for men at a glance

Best secateurs gift for gardeners: Kew by Spear and Jackson Adjustable Secateurs – View on Amazon UK
Best garden tool gift for gardeners: All Things Brighton Beautiful Garden Tool Stool – View on Not On The High Street
Best practical gift for gardeners: Princeton Tec Sync LED Headlamp – View on Amazon UK

We've selected the best gardening gifts for men this Father's Day and beyond. for every budget and occasion, ranging from BBQ tools to gardening stools. Looking for the best gardening gifts for her? Then check out our guide to the best gardening gifts for women.

Best gardening gifts for men this Father's Day

Best BBQ lover gift

Your dad will never have to use the kitchen ever again. There are seven functions under one lid: Grill, Smoke, Air Fry, Roast, Bake, Reheat and Dehydrate and the outdoor cooking possibilities are endless, making it a must-have item for summer cook-outs. Alfresco, with an upgrade!

A customer commented that though the Woodfire looks "a little intimidating", once you get the hang of it, you can be surprised by how simple and effective it is to use. They add: "It's almost too easy to believe" - after having trialled a leg of lamb for Easter. Once they tucked into the softest (and flavoursome) lamb ever, they were sold. They love the air fryer feature and veggies char really well.

The opportunities may be endless, but are there any negatives? Some customers say this might and versatile outdoor cookware is a little heavy, but we're sure your dad is up for the job.

Read our Ninja Woodfire Grill Review (it's so popular, that it's often sold out).

Perfect for grilling fanatics, the Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill and Smoker is constantly selling out for all the right reasons. Designed to allow users to enjoy authentic Woodfire flavours in any outdoor space using 100 per cent real wood-burning pellets, the innovative new Electric BBQ Grill simply needs to be plugged in and is ready to go, with no need for charcoal, gas or flames.

Best hamper gift

This personalised garden hamper will show off the recipient's skills to the world, naming them the Number 1 Gardener. You can personalise the box by adding their name to the wooden plaque attached to the wicker hamper, and the gift is ready.

A customer said this gift was, simple but great "for any keen gardeners". Though good value for money, a customer was let down by the amount of plastic-based products.

With a kit including high-quality gloves, a trowel, and other tools that help turn a garden into a beautiful landscape, you can show the man in your life how much you love and cherish their efforts by gifting them this box of essentials. It's a great hamper of kit.

Best bug-friendly gift for gardeners

This will make a great present if you know someone fascinated with wildlife and insects. 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 Conservation Guide on Bees.

A customer commented that the contents of this pack are a "wonderful addition to the garden". Not only that, but it is good value for money and superbly packaged.

This For The Love of Bees Gift Pack is a great pick for those who love their wildlife. They might also be interested in the gift packs for birds, butterflies, and hedgehogs.

Best secateurs gift for gardeners

Kew garden
Price: $26.61

Kew Gardens is a well-known spot for green thumbs, and you can gift top-quality secateurs from the Royal Botanic Gardens itself - with two cutting widths for various pruning jobs.

Customers commented that they're good quality, easy to use and cut with, great value and the perfect size for various garden jobs. With supreme weight and performance, this comfy pair of secateurs even fits smaller hands. They do the job - making them a great gift. Though a great pick, one customer didn't like that they weren't provided with a way to hang up.

Gift this to any gardener looking to improve and enhance their outdoor space. Spear & Jackson has been selling hand, garden, contractors, agricultural and landscaping tools since 1760 - and you'll likely be familiar with Kew. It's a trusted pick for any garden enthusiast.

editor's pick

If you know someone who loves hanging around the garden day in and day out, they'll appreciate this nifty tool stool. Plus, the spacious side compartments provide plenty of space for gardening tools and accessories ensuring they are always at hand when needed.

With a 4.5/5 star rating on Not on the High Street, this Tool Stool is a fabulous, versatile pick. A customer commented that they bought it for a friend who was "thrilled to bits". Customers/recipients found that the bag was smart, well-made, as described and made to withstand outdoor conditions with ease - and in style. However, it has a weight limit...

Lightweight and easy to carry around, your loved one can keep all their top tools in one place and have a seat to sit on while enjoying their garden. How gorgeous...

Best practical gift for gardeners

Autkors LED Head TorchAutkors / Amazon

The Autkors LED Head Torch claims to be brighter and more energy efficient than conventional headlamps. With a great range and never any strain on your neck, this pick is inspired. With easy one-button switching of three lighting modes, this option is safe and reliable.

Customers praise this budget-friendly and practical headtorch for its brightness, great quality and value, battery life, adjustability to fit all heads, supreme comfort, easy switch between modes and more. With over 1,000 five-star reviews, we're very impressed. A customer commented that it was recommended by an electrician - high praise - and uses it for gardening in the dark, or reading in bed. They love the comfy fit and budget price.

If you are looking for something practical this headlamp can be used all around the house and garden. If they enjoy going out on midnight hunts for slugs and vine weevils or doing anything else in the garden at night, a head torch is a perfect gift as it leaves them hands-free.

Best personalised notebook for gardeners

'The Gardener Journal' from HORD is a high-quality journal ideal for gardeners who love to write down their notes. The journal provides a personalised removable leather journal cover. It is illustrated with foraging and gardening tools and plants that can be used repeatedly.

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.

Best gift for gardeners who love to read magazines

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

www.greatmagazines.co.uk

Magazines can be some of the best places to find garden trends, tools, and tips. So why not invest in a Garden Magazine subscription? We may be slightly biased, but it's the gift that keeps on giving and will provides them with plenty of inspiration for the seasons to come

Best high-end gardening gift for garden clean-ups

This may not be your traditional gift, but this practical tool will make garden cleanups a dream. With excellent features such as a high suction performance great for various sized debris, wet or dry, an integrated charging dock, an EPA filter and other handy accessories.

This Flymo SimpliVac Li Cordless is lightweight and easy to use, as well as handle, boasts premium performance and long-lasting battery life. A customer said it was, overall, a well-made and powerful product at a decent price. However, this reviewer found that this outdoor vacuum may not suit everyone's needs, perhaps too niche for casual gardeners - and is made for those of us who can't bend down to sweep up soil and clippings.

Whoever will receive this will be grateful for all the time saved using this garden vacuum.

Best book to gift gardeners

RHS Gardening Through the Year by Ian Spence

Rrp: $29.99

Price: $26.98

If you know someone working on 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. Keep on top of garden tasks and more...

With an impressive 4.8/5 stars on Amazon, this RHS Gardening Through the Year by Ian Spence is an accessible and readable resource for gardening in the UK. Customers found the book to be a great source of information on tips and more, with great images. The readers loved the month-by-month format, as it was organised, easy to read and practical.

A customer commented: "It seems it can make a gardener out of anyone". However, a customer found that the new edition was smaller (in page size) - so, some content had been removed to save on space. Despite this, it is still the definitive guide to gardening in the UK.

This is an easy but thoughtful gift with advice, ideas, and an illustrated A-Z plant directory.

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.

With over 2,000 reviews on Etsy, this service from PlantsByPost is well-loved and rated five stars, overall. A customer commented that it's a really great service, that arrived quickly and packaged really well - so there was no damage to the plant. Plus, it arrived really healthy.

If you are looking for a unique gift for a loved one why not try this houseplant subscription?

Best book to gift to curious gardeners

RHS How Do Worms Work
Price: £3.20

Chief Horticultural Advisor of the RHS, Guy Barter, has written an interesting book on the world of worms, gardens and gardening to satisfy your horticultural curiosity.

A customer commented that it is a fantastic pick, made from quality paper and with great images. Customers loved that it is full of fascinating facts - one hailing it as a must-have for your bookshelf. However, one customer felt misled as it took them a while to find answer to the worm question from the title...

Filled with photographs, vintage engravings and diagrams, this book will answer everything from the practical to the peculiar. Practical guidance meets quirky content...

Best gardening gift box for gardeners

This would make an ideal gift for garden-loving men with curious minds. This Burgon and Ball gift set is approved by the RHS and is an award-winning product, so you can be sure of their gardening calibre. Plus, it's extremely resistant to rust and offers excellent comfort.

A customer commented that it was presented nicely and was appreciated by the recipient. What it lacks in customer reviews, it makes up for it in the fantastic five-star rating.

Best gardening gift set for BBQ cooks

Weber Original BBQ Tool Set, 3 Piece
Price: $51.85 (was £58.33)

The tong, spatula and basting brush are made from stainless steel with easy-grip rubber handles, along with helpful tool hooks so you can hang them within easy reach. Strong and versatile, flipping meat and vegetables in your BBQ has never been easier.

Customers praised this set of tools for their great quality overall and sturdy build.

BBQ enthusiasts will love this Weber Original BBQ Tool Set, 3 Piece, which includes your basic BBQ essentials for beginners or those looking to upgrade their set. These hard-wearing, dishwasher-safe and travel-sized steel BBQ utensils are a must-have.

Best gardening gift for BBQ lovers

Another practical gift are these protective Weber Premium Gloves that can handle up to 250 degrees – an aramid construction protects your hands while extensive, grippy silicone helps you hold onto hot items**.** It'll keep fingers safe from the heat.

With an impressive 4.6/5 rating at John Lewis, these premium Weber Gloves are loved for their protective build when touching hot surfaces and comfort when wearing. However, one customer said they were way too big for their hands - and would love a S/M size for women.

They'll help your dad or grandad look the part whilst becoming a fully-fledged BBQ master.

Best coffee lover gift for gardeners

The Grow Me Coffee Lover box includes everything you need to start growing your own coffee plant a pack of coffee plant seeds, a coconut husk starter plant pot, a coconut husk compost disc and a plant marker.

With a respectable 4/5 star rating on Amazon, this kit for growing coffee in your garden may be the best gift for your dad this Father's Day. Customers like the gift idea, finding it a cute, novelty addition to other presents. However, some customers report issues with leakage, value and size. Opinions are mixed on the quality.

Perfect for coffee and gardening enthusiasts that wants to take their morning cup of Joe to the next level.

Best long-lasting garden gift for BBQ lovers

ProCook Premium Apron
Price: £59.95 (RRP £99)

www.procook.co.uk

Grilling on the barbecue can get very messy and extremely hot. So stay protected with a hardier apron like this leather ProCook apron which has generous front pockets for your BBQ tongs. It is hardwearing, adjustable and stylish, too.

Customers found the price and quality unbeatable, equipped with super-handy pockets.

This pick comes with a one-year guarantee and is at an unbeatable price. For all BBQ dabblers, enthusiasts and more, this handmade BBQ apron helps you stay equipped.

FAQs: Gardening gifts for men

What type of gardening gift should I buy?

If you're gifting to someone that loves being in the garden, it's likely they already have tools, equipment and trinkets. Here are a couple of things to consider to ensure you find something that they will love.

Indoor or outdoor garden gifts: If you are buying for an indoor gardener, think about the kind of plants or even herbs that will survive inside as well as indoor accessories. For outdoor gardeners think of everything from furniture to lights and a wide selection of plants and flowers.

Luxury or practical: If the gardener you're gifting is into 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 interested in plants and nature, they may appreciate more functional gifts like high-quality garden tools or books.

What do they already have? This will be a big influence on what you can buy as a gift. If they already have tools hanging around, chances are they don't need them anymore. You can always ask them what kind of plant or accessory is on their wishlist will give a good insight into what gift they need.

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Ellen Kinsey was a Senior Health and Wellness Product Writer and has been a part of Bauer Media since 2020. She has left to study Ayurveda in India to expand her knowledge and skills in the health and wellness field, where she plans to continue making journalistic contributions.

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