Gardening: 12 gardening gifts for the green thumbs in your life


From tools to toiletries, baskets and membership gifts, plant something special under the tree for your loved one this Christmas.

Gardening gifts should take center stage for your green-fingered loved ones, whether they’re just starting the hobby or they’re seasoned horticulturalists craving inspiration.

Here are a dozen gift ideas for your gardening friends and family.

For the indoor plant fan …

1.b. For sweet air pot (£ 12.99, Elho;

Creepers can often be difficult to display indoors, but anyone with an eye-catching trailer will love this contemporary 100% recyclable ball-shaped hanging pot, which comes with a sturdy cord, so you can easily hang it up. ‘Hang from the ceiling or the front of a window.

If you buy multiple jars, you can effectively hang them at different heights in stunning Instagrammable displays. Planters are available in a range of colors including white, leaf green, and anthracite.

2. Haws Rowley Ripple Watering Can and Smethwick Spritzer Set (£ 74.99,

For a touch of houseplant style, this elegant watering can and plant mist duo will give your houseplants the moisture and fine spray they need to thrive, and is ideal for reviving orchids, succulents and terrarium plants, supplement humidity and keep leaf dust free. They also look good, so they won’t be moved around on a shelf. Available in a choice of finishes.

For weed lovers …

3. Japanese Razor Hoe (£ 20.99, Burgon & Ball;

It is one of the most useful tools on the market, easily cutting weeds and breaking up compacted soil at the same time. Perfect for those who don’t want to let the weeds take control of their flower beds and borders.

For the adept of re-enchantment …

4. Merry Christmas Seed Set (£ 7.50 for a set of three, Seedball;

Rewilding our garden by letting things grow naturally has taken a huge step forward over the past two years, so enjoy this trio of matchboxes from the wildflower specialist, each containing six seed balls filled with flower seeds. wild suitable for bees and butterflies, ready to use. disperse and grow.

Each seed ball contains favorites including blueberries, daisies, red silenus, musk mallow, and meadow geranium.

For lovers of exoticism …

5. Crate of Strawberry Guava (£ 34, The Gluttonous Gardener;

Gardeners who like to try growing exotic plants may welcome a strawberry guava plant, also known as Chilean guava, a pretty ornamental shrub whose delicious fruits emit clouds of strawberry scent when you pass. The gift box comes with the plant in a terracotta pot and full growing instructions.

Place it in a sheltered spot in full sun, sheltered from cold winds, and in the fall you may be able to pick berries the size of cotton candy.

For the subscriber …

6. Grow Club Subscription Box (from £ 39 for three months, Seed Pantry;

For anyone who appreciates the gift that keeps on giving, Seed Pantry can send your loved one a surprise box of the best choices each month, or the recipient can choose from over 50 varieties of plants. If they are on vacation, they can also skip a week as it is a flexible service.

The boxes arrive at the right time to grow and contain seeds, bulbs and plants, as well as ‘how to’ guides. Gift options are available for three, six or 12 months.

For the learner …

7. Online Gardening Course (£ 25, Garden Organic;

Is your loved one new to gardening, but keen to go organic? The Garden Organic horticultural charity runs self-guided online gardening classes, which may be just the job. Topics include the principles of organic gardening, an introduction to composting, planning your grow space, and growing winter vegetables.

For the organizer …

8. Sophie Conran Garden Tool Bag (£ 25.99, Burgon & Ball;

It’s the most annoying thing about having to go back and forth to the shed for hand tools, twine, and plant tags, while doing various yard work or when visiting the garden. This stylish gardener’s tool bag has plenty of pockets to keep tools and other gardening accessories close at hand. There’s even room to carry a flask for that essential cup of tea.

For the hat wearer …

9. Cable knit beanie (£ 30, Genus;

This luxurious felted merino wool hat, one size fits all and suitable for both men and women, will keep any gardener warm on the cooler days, and is available in medium gray and rust.

For the tired gardener …

10. Gardener’s Care Basket (£ 34.95, Garden Divas;

If your loved one likes nothing better than a delicious salt bath to soothe sore muscles after a day in the garden, with a scented candle to take home, followed by a hand and lip treatment with a moisturizer for hands and a soothing lip balm, this care basket is named after them.

For the tree hug …

11. Premium Garden Gift Basket (£ 84, The Present Tree;

We all know how important it will be to plant trees for the future, so this ethical gift is ideal for the environmentally conscious gardener who wants to do their part to save the planet.

Choose one from a selection of trees as a gift – it comes in a cute display box with organic compost and plant care kit, containing tree tonic and leaf spray. The tree should thrive in any garden or on a patio, deck, or balcony, and comes with full growing instructions as well as a history of its ancient symbolism.

For the hand tool enthusiast …

12. Spear & Jackson Kew Gardens Neverbend Steel Gift Set, (33.98, Amazon;

This heavy-duty set of carbon steel forks, hand trowel and transplant trowel should last for years – there’s a 15-year warranty on the products, which have hammer-finished epoxy coated heads for strength. rust and moisture. And they’re Kew Gardens approved, which should earn extra brownie points.


Terri S. Tomasini