Just as no two gardens are the same, neither are any two gardeners, so finding the perfect gift for them can be tricky.
To help steer you onto the right path, we’ve curated the ultimate list of gardening gift ideas.
We have last-minute flower deliveries (we’ve all been there) and seasonal suggestions for seeds and plants. There’s a wide range of personalised items, for that extra special touch, and indulgent luxury garden products. We’ve got ideas for wildlife gardeners and small gifts to save on space, as well as an inspiring selection of gardening books, from coffee-table art to practical guides to help gardeners get growing.
For a practical gift, check out the tools section, which features our BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buys; after being rigorously tested by our experts, these are the gadgets and gizmos that came out on top. We even have a choice of clothes for gardeners, plus a selection of kids’ garden gifts to encourage the next generation of gardeners.
Last-minute gardening gifts
Personalised garden gifts
Luxury gardening gifts
Wildlife gardening gifts
Small gardening gifts
Gardening ornament gifts
Gardening books gifts
Gardening tool gifts
Gardening clothing gifts
Gardening gifts for kids
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Next day flowers, Arena Flowers
For high-end, ethical flowers, try Arena. Each of their beautiful bouquets has recyclable packaging, and for every sale £1 is donated to Women’s Aid, and two trees are planted in countries suffering from deforestation.
Price: from £19.99
Same day flowers, Eflorist
Coming to the rescue if you’ve truly left it to the last minute, all orders placed before 2pm will be delivered the same day by Eflorist. They always use local florists, so you can support a local business in your neighbourhood too.
Price: from £34.99
Letterbox next day dried flowers, Bloom & Wild
For flowers that last, these dried bouquets from Bloom & Wild are the perfect offering. They have recyclable packaging, and send no waste to landfill. 60% of their flowers are grown in Europe in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint.
Price: from £45
Flower delivery subscription, Freddie’s Flowers
A gift that keeps on giving, this flower subscription service from Freddie’s Flowers sends a bouquet each month, delivered straight to your door.
Monstera – or ‘Swiss Cheese Plant’ – is an iconic houseplant, with distinctive holes in its leaves. This mini cultivar has attractively ruffled leaves and is small enough to let it trail off a bookshelf. It also comes with an etched aluminium pot.
Another classic houseplant, the peace lily’s white flowers are fantastic for brightening any room. It needs only a light spot and regular watering, so it’s easy to care for too.
Grow Your Own Curry Set
Grow Your Own Mushrooms Kit
Fungi are often overlooked by gardeners, but they’re easier to grow than you might think and perfect for a kitchen windowsill. Try this British-made, recyclable mushroom kit, where delicious oyster mushrooms grow in spent coffee grounds.
Succulents – 5.5cm, random selection
For a fantastic, low-maintenance housewarming gift, why not try this selection of succulents?
Price: from £15
3 Litre DIY Terrarium Crocus
Terrariums are a gardener’s world in themselves, and this gift makes a fantastic DIY project. It’s a great idea for gardeners who don’t have a lot – or any – outdoor space, or anyone who wants to bring a little greenery indoors.
CraftyCow Engraving Personalised Oak Garden Signs
Help your favourite gardener customise their outdoor space with this personalised oak garden sign. Opt for text only, or an embellished design with an image chosen from a wide range, including flowers, tools and trees.
Price: from £14
Personalised Denim Gauntlet Gardening Gloves
A stylish solution when it comes to battling roses and weeds, these denim gauntlet gloves reach up past the wrist for added protection against thorns and nettles. They can be personalised with up to 25 characters, and a shorter version is available too.
Personalised Garden Tool Belt
Just the accessory for the organised gardener in your life, hand tools, labels and other useful kit will always be close at hand with this practical toolbelt. Adjustable, it clips easily around the waist and has different sized pockets as well as a pencil holder. The belt can also be personalised with up to eight characters to make it a truly unique gift.
Personalised Denim Gardening Apron
For an individual touch, this indigo denim apron can be personalised with gold print. Great for the garden-lover in your life, the front of this gardening apron features four pockets, which are handy for storing bits and pieces while working outside.
Personalised Copper Trowel
A good trowel makes a great gift for any gardener. This beautiful copper design won’t rust, so it will stand the test of time, and the wooden handle can be personalised too.
Engraved Birth-Flower Plant Pot
Celebrate a new arrival with this pretty plant pot, which not only features their name and birthday, but their birth-flower too. We love that it also comes with the seeds of their particular birth flower.
Personalised Birds Nest Box
Wildlife gardeners will appreciate this personalised nesting box. Made from natural FSC certified wood, its small hole, just under the roof, makes this design great for blue tits and sparrows.
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners’ Hand Cream
For an everyday gardening hand cream, try this one from Crabtree and Evelyn. Created with gardeners in mind, it’s packed with luxurious herbal extracts to help nourish hands and replenish lost moisture.
Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 60ml
A good day’s gardening can mean hours outside in the sun. What could be more useful for the garden-lover in your life than this lightweight, luxury sun cream from Kiehl’s, which protects, preserves and moisturises the skin?
Wedgwood Burlington Pot
Gardeners always love a good flower pot, but why not make it more special with this hand-crafted work of art? Made in Stoke-on-Trent by the world-famous Wedgewood Design Team, it comes in a choice of two colours (blue and black), and a range of sizes (11.5cm, 14cm, and 16.4cm).
Price: from £60
Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs
It’s rare that secateurs are a luxury, but it’s the only way we can describe this pair from Niwaki, made of hand-forged Japanese steel. Our testers loved how easily they glided through branches as well as their comfortable yellow handles. At £75, these BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winners are an investment, but worth every penny.
Gardener’s Tool Seat
A thoughtful gift idea for older gardeners or those with mobility issues. This seat has handy pockets for a variety of hand tools and folds for easy storage.
WORX WR130E S300 Landroid Robotic Mower
It’s not just elderly parents who might appreciate this nifty little robotic mower – busy, time-stretched friends and family will welcome the opportunity to put their feet up too. The Best-Buy winning Landroid WR130E is great value, and it cuts in a zig-zag pattern, rather than straight lines, so the lawn looks neat and stripe-free, plus it can navigate narrow passages and tackle slopes up to 35%.
Veg growers will love this BBC Gardeners’ World Best Buy barbecue, which was a hit when we teamed up with our colleagues at BBC Good Food to test the best charcoal barbecues. That’s because this fan-assisted electric charcoal grill gets to temperature in just a few minutes and is almost entirely smokeless. It’s small enough to sit on top of a garden table but has a large enough surface to feed a family.
Large Heated Hydropod Cutting Propagator with Lights and Heater
Great for experienced and newbie growers alike, this heated propagator with grow lights will give up to 40 cuttings the best possible start.
National Trust CJ Wildlife Build Your Own Nest Box Kit
For a DIY project, try this build-your-own nesting box. It would make a fantastic starting point for teaching children the basics of DIY while learning about – and caring for – the natural world.
Nature Oasis Bird Bath & Drinker
Eco-lovers will be thrilled with this simple, stone-effect bird bath made from a mix of recycled plastics and bamboo fibres, so they can provide their feathered friends with a place to drink and clean themselves.
Navaris XL Wooden Insect Hotel
Wildlife lovers of all ages will appreciate receiving this insect hotel to give the pollinators in their garden a helping hand. This model has wide bamboo tubes for solitary bees, which avoids the problems created by other designs where insects can become trapped and infested with parasites.
Eco-Plate Hedgehog House CJ Wildlife
Everyone loves hedgehogs, so this hedgehog house made from recycled materials will be gratefully received by any friends or family with a garden, whatever its size. Designed with help from Egelbescherming, the Dutch Hedgehog Conservation society, it has a tunnel entrance to keep hedgehogs out of the reach of common garden predators like foxes and badgers.
12-month subscription to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
A gift subscription to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine provides year-round advice and inspiration, plus a wealth of subscriber-only offers and discounts. There are extra pages every issue, a special subscriber-edition cover and free delivery – a great gift for every gardener.
Subscribe to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and receive a free copy of The Gardeners’ World Almanac. You’ll pay just £24.50 every 6 issues, saving 29% on the usual shop price and have monthly issues delivered directly to your door.
Dalantho Garden Markers
The perfect treat for a vegetable grower, these gorgeous oak plant markers are a step up from the tired plastic plant labels that most of us unearth from the shed each year. Available with a choice of nine varieties or customised.
Hafren Thomas’ Edible Gardening Journal
We love this handmade gardening journal. It has space for planting plans and designs, calendars for the best times to sow seeds, plant advice and notes and all finished with original artwork. A practical but beautiful gift for any gardener.
Gold Leaf The Dry Touch Gloves
Our testers loved these leather gardening gloves from Gold Leaf and we think the gardener in your life will too. A BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy, they’re water-repellent, so great for wet work like collecting leaves, but tough enough for jobs like pruning. Though they’re strong, they’re soft, comfortable, and pliable.
Recycled Hessian Sack Plant Holders
These little planters make a great small gift for eco-friendly gardeners. Handmade from recycled coffee sacks, each planter is unique, and provides a breathable, biodegradable home for a houseplant.
T4U 200ML Glass Plant Mister
Take care of tropical plants with this glass plant mister. Rainforest house plants like ferns, bromeliads and nerve plants need regular misting to mimic their natural conditions and stop them drying out. This is solved with this plant mister, offering small amounts of gentle mist.
3D Printed PLA Plant Pot
If you’re looking for something a bit different, we think these crinkle design plant pots are just the ticket. Handmade by an independent seller on Etsy using a 3D printer, these pots are crafted from eco-friendly and biodegradable materials including corn starch. They measure 8cm in diameter and are available in a choice of seven colours.
LuminaofLondon Solar Dandelion Light
Who wouldn’t love to receive this gorgeous light? A twist on traditional solar lights, the allium shape produces a delicate burst of light that makes an intriguing change from more typical lantern or string designs.
Eco Recycled Clock and Thermometer
Budding meteorologists will enjoy keeping an eye on both the time and the temperature with this attractive garden clock and thermometer. British-made from recycled paper packaging, it makes a great green gift.
Crocus Eco Sundial
This British-made sundial is constructed from recycled plant pots, and offers a stylish modern twist on a traditional form of time-keeping.
The Gardeners’ World Almanac: A month-by-month guide to your gardening year
Organised by month, this book is an indispensable guide. With step-by-step instruction from the experts, it lays out essential advice on what to plant when, all contributed by Gardeners’ World favourites like Monty Don, Carol Klein, and Adam Frost.
A Garden Eden – Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration by H. Walter Lack
We love this coffee-table book from Taschen. Written by H. Walter Lack, a professor of the history of biology at the Freie Universität Berlin, it features thirteen centuries of full-colour botanical illustrations from the library of Vienna. This trilingual book makes a truly thoughtful gift.
National Trust School of Gardening: Practical Advice from the Experts, by the Rebecca Bevan
Get gardening with this guidebook from the National Trust. Packed with illustrated advice, it offers great advice for beginners to help them achieve their garden goals.
The Garden Book, Revised and Updated Edition, by Tim Richardson and Tony Musgrave
This coffee-table book from Phaidon is great for inspiring the gardeners in your life. An A-Z look at 500 different gardens, it spans several continents and centuries. With full colour images of gardens by Capability Brown, Antoni Gaudí, Gertrude Jekyll, and many more, this book is both a reference point and source of inspiration.
The Flower Yard: Growing Flamboyant Flowers in Containers, by Arthur Parkinson
Inspire the gardener in your life to try their hand at growing cut-flowers, with this gorgeous guide from Sarah Raven’s protegee, Arthur Parkinson. Perfect for those with cramped courtyards or even balconies, this is a must-have guide to gardening in containers.
The Forager’s Calendar, by John Wright
Food-lovers and growers will love this guide from River Cottage’s forager, John Wright, who shows how to find delicious – and free – treats to eat beyond the vegetable patch. From the best berries, mushrooms, and even tree saps, it’s packed with year-round inspiration.
Kent and Stowe Capability Trowel
This remarkable Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winner is more like a Swiss army knife than a simple trowel. It has sharpened and serrated edges, a depth gauge, and a hammer, as well a normal trowel blade. Named for the inimitable gardener Capability Brown, this essential tool makes short work of all trowel tasks and promises to be a much-loved gift.
DeWit Socket Spade
A BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winner, our testers loved this simple carbon steel spade. Hand-crafted, it excelled in all soils and at all digging tasks. It also has an impressive lifetime guarantee – a true partner in the garden for a loved one.
Darlac Compound Action Pruner
Don’t let the low price fool you – these are capable compound secateurs. These BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winners are comfortable, light, and easy to use, and effortlessly slice through branches up to its 20mm maximum. They’re a great gift for any gardener, but especially useful for those with weaker hands or grip issues.
Sneeboer Royal Dutch Hoe
It might look a bit medieval, but this remarkably effective hoe will take pride of place in any gardener’s tool shed. The unusual handle is an innovation rather than a gimmick, making it extremely comfortable to use, and the sharp teeth make short work of all weeding tasks. A well-deserved BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winner.
Fiskars Xact Hand Weeder
Help the gardener in your life maintain a beautiful, weed-free garden with this hand weeder, which was given a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best-Buy award. Tested by our readers, it features a long, comfortable handle which gives great leverage, as well as a sturdy stainless steel blade. It copes well with all weeding tasks, and has an impressive 25-year guarantee.
Hunter Original Tall Wellington Boots
These iconic Hunter wellington boots are great for stylish gardeners. Often associated more with country fashion than practicality, our testers found this BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy comfortable, durable, and light. They’re available in seven colours.
Barbour Ashby Corduroy-Trimmed Waxed Cotton Jacket
Spoil the gardener in your life with this classic, waterproof wax jacket. It’s great for a hard day’s work in the garden, but casual enough for more everyday wear too.
John Lewis & Partners Adjustable Braided Stripe Detail Floppy Sun Hat
For stylish sun protection, try this floppy hat from John Lewis. Made of straw, it gives a traditional item of clothing a practical modern update. Though it’s one size, it has an adjustable band in the underbrim to ensure a great fit for any gardener.
Rolson 68885 Oil Tan Double Tool Belt
For the hard working, hands-on gardener, this attractive leather tool belt is the fantastic place to keep tools within easy reach.
Burgon & Ball Memory Foam Garden Kneelo Knee Pads
For quick, easy knee protection, check out these strap-on garden kneelers. They slip easily over trousers, offering convenient comfort for long hours tending to flower beds or the allotment.
HJ Hall Cotton Softop Socks
Everyone appreciates a good pair of socks. These hard-wearing pairs have a soft elasticated top that keeps them high up the leg without restricting circulation. Their earthy tones are great for gardeners, and the length suits both wellies and boots.
Our World in Pictures: Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds
Help kids grow a love of gardening with this educational gardening book from Dorling Kindersley. Packed with hints on how to identify a wide range of flora, each plant feature includes an illustration of its weird and wonderful cross-section.
Wallace Bug Viewer
For a front row view of creepy crawlies, this bug viewer is an exciting gift for little explorers. Once they’ve caught a spider or a woodlouse in the clear container, the viewfinder magnifies it x3 so it’s easier to learn about the critters first-hand.
The Den Kit
Encourage intrepid explorers in your family to turn the garden into an adventure with this fun den kit. With a groundsheet, rope, and camouflage tarpaulin, it’s great for introducing kids to the great outdoors and the basics of camping.
Spear and Jackson 4035SET Traditional Children’s Trowel and Weed Fork Set
Get kids gardening with these traditional garden tools. Made of sturdy ash and mirror-polished stainless steel, these tools are designed just like adult gardening tools – so no flimsy plastic that won’t stand up to children’s enthusiasm.
Robert Dyas Kid’s Wheelbarrow with Front Pneumatic Tyre
Another tool made for real use, this kids’ wheelbarrow from Robert Dyas is made from metal and has a working rubber tyre. It’s great for both play and introducing kids to the basics of gardening.
Sprout Pencil Special Mix Edition
These remarkable pencils by Sprout contain seeds in the pod at the end and can be planted once you’ve finished using them. Each one will grow into a different plant including forget-me-nots or basil. The set is lead-free, non-toxic and biodegradable. This Special Mix Edition of the pencils features different colours – great for colouring books.
This product guide was last updated in September 2021. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.