Gifts for gardeners: 24 festive finds for the green-fingered

Shopping Christmas and looking for great gifts for gardeners? These are our favourite buys for our green-fingered friends and family

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If you're looking for gifts for gardeners this Christmas, search no further. We've gathered together the best festive finds for anyone who loves pottering about outdoors – or just enjoys looking at a pretty garden from indoors when the winter weather comes. 

So, lettuce (sorry) offer you a helping hand: keep scrolling to have a look at our round up of the best Christmas gifts for gardeners... 

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1. A practical (and stylish) outdoor storage unit

cox and cox outdoor storage unit

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The industrial trend isn’t just limited to our interiors, any style conscious gardener will tell you it’s seeping into our gardens too. This outdoor storage unit from Cox & Cox not only looks gorgeous but is also a very practical way to store everything from wellies to a hose. It costs £275, so it's a special buy for someone special in your life (who needs some special storage).

2. Slate tags? Fab stocking fillers

Garden Trading slate tags

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Is there anything more satisfying than a well organised shed? Okay, well for you there might be, but for your green-fingered friend few things are more pleasing. These slate tags from Garden Trading are the perfect way to keep potting sheds and greenhouses neat and tidy.

3. A winter gardening essential: a flask

Orla Kiely food flask

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Keep their cuppa warm while they battle with the unruly buddleia with this Orla Kiely flask. The triple-insulated stainless steel keeps food and drink hot for up to 12 hours; it has a capacity of 500ml and is an ideal gift for any Orla Kiely fan, too.

4. A copper watering can (looks good indoors)

Copper watering can

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You don’t have to be a gardener to appreciate this gorgeous copper watering can. But while us magpies may just be thinking how great it would look on our kitchen shelves, this watering can is the real deal. Made by Haws, who have been handcrafting watering cans in for 130 years, the quality is top notch.

5. An on-trend bird feeder

Apple bird feeders

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A bird feeder and a super cute garden decoration in one! Wildlife's happy eating from it, we're happy looking at it, what's not to love?  

6. An easy way to bring the outside in 

glass terrarium

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Looking to treat a plant lover that doesn't have a garden? These terrariums from Graham & Green are a great way to bring some of the garden into the home. Fill them up with succulents and they become a pretty low maintenance, mini hot house, just stick them in some indirect sunlight, give them an occasional spritz of water and you’re sorted. 

Find more tips in our guide on how to make a terrarium.

7. An actually quite fashionable hand rake

Burgon and Ball Sophie Conran hand rake

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Maybe the more seasoned gardener won't be interested in the fact that this Burgon & Ball hand rake was designed by Sophie Conran, but we promise you they will appreciate the name Burgon & Ball who have a bit of garden tool making mileage. Plus you can make this gift extra special by having the handle engraved. 

8. A garden inspired weekly planner

Ohh deer floral coaster

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Give the plant enthusiast in your life the chance to enjoy a cuppa in the warm while still in view of what they love most (plants, presumably) with this beautiful floral coaster from Ohh Deer. Find more botanical coasters at Etsy.

9. An impressive veg patch print

Ohh Deer tropical plant print

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This vintage tropical plants print from Ohh Deer is either going to fill them with envy or just inspire them to take their passion for gardening with them on holiday. Find more tropical plant prints at Etsy.

10. A spade

Digging spade

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It may not be the most exciting gift but a good digging spade is an essential. This super tough spade from Burgon & Ball is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society (for all you non-gardeners that's basically the ultimate accolade in the gardening world).

11. Some classic gardening gloves

Burgon and ball gardening gloves

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If you want your friend’s gardening gloves to match their bedroom wallpaper, this Burgon & Ball pair are a winner. Obviously we are just all about the lovely classic print but these gloves also have plenty of gardening credentials – lightweight, but still durable with an adjustable strap for secure fastening. 

12. A load of explosive seeds

Seedbom Beebom

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Chuck this biodegradable Pollinator Beebom into any corner of the garden and see this buzzing mix of wildflower seeds grow into colourful, nectar-rich flowers to entice bumblebees and honey bees. 

13. A living calendar 

Seed calendar

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We just love this idea. This beautifully illustrated calendar provides gardening tips each month, plus a packet of seeds and information on the insects that they will attract to the garden. The perfect gift for nature lovers. 

14. A life saving plant topper

Water me plant topper

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For the gardener whose fingers are more black than green, give their plants a better chance with this copper plant topper

15. A pair of gardening boots

Hunter gardening chelsea boots

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Upgrade from the standard countryside green wellies to these Hunter gardening Chelsea boots. Designed in collaboration with the National Trust, these boots are lined with neoprene, incredibly durable yet very flexible. 

16. A copy of Period Living magazine

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If you know someone who loves looking at beautiful gardens, grab them a copy of Period Living magazine, which features different plots every month, plus lots of inspiration and advice for keen and casual gardeners. In the shops now – or get a better deal with a subscription and treat them to an issue every month.

17. A warming fire pit

Waitrose fire pit

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Treat someone who loves the outdoors (but hates the cold) to a warming fire pit that will keep extremities from turning into icicles on crisp winter evenings and become the centre of garden parties in the summer. This cast iron fire pit from Waitrose (literally what can't you pick up from there nowadays?) is beautifully simple in design but large enough to hold a pretty stealthy fire. 

18. A membership to inspire

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For a gift that keeps on giving, get the gardener in your life a membership to the National Trust. The membership includes free entry to over 500 places, free parking at most National Trust car parks plus a subscription to the inspiring National Trust Magazine

19. Help get their seeds organised 

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How about replacing that ugly trug your gardening friend lugs around the garden and get them a stylish (but of course practical) gardening caddy? This is perfect to just keep by the back door with a couple of tools in it, you could even treat them to the matching twine dispenser

20. A botanical illustrated diary 

John Lewis calendar royal botanical gardens 2020

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Keep them organised with this botanical diary, plus it's filled with lots of useful gardening tips and bits of information about the Royal Botanical Kew Gardens. 

21. Tea time treats 

Jazz up their well-earned tea break with these beautiful hand-decorated Bouquet biscuits from Biscuiteers. Covered in a pretty floral design, the tin makes a lovely way to store seeds, twine or other gardening essentials. 

Biscuiteers bouquet tin

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22. Test their knowledge with a garden quiz book

Are your green-fingered friends fluent in the latin flora? Are they well versed on their vegetable varieties? A fun gift that will challenge but also help improve their gardening know how, the RHS Gardener's Quiz & Puzzle Book has over 400 brainteasers from plant identification to garden history - perfect post Christmas dinner entertainment! After all, no Christmas is complete without a quiz!

RHS Gardener's Quiz & Puzzle book

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23. Bring magic to their outdoor space

Whether they have acres of garden or a snug urban patio, festoon lights make a great present for anyone with an outdoor space no matter the size. Suspended over an outdoor dining area they are great for keeping the party going after dark on lazy summer evenings, or when draped through trees they can bring cosy sparkle to look out on over winter. Choose the LED connectable festoon lights from Lights4fun and you can customise length, light colour and cable colour - don't worry, battery powered lights are also available if they don't have an outdoor power source. 

festoon lights Lights4fun

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24. One for the eco gardener

paper potter gardeners gifts

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If they love gardening chances are they want to minimise their impact on the environment. With the simple paper potter device you can say goodbye to pesky plastic pots and create your very own biodegradable pots with old newspaper - ingenious! 

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