Gardeners are always easy to buy for – a decent pair of gloves and some extra tools are always welcome! We’ve looked high and low (and under the bushes) to round up a range of blooming lovely gifts that are sure to delight the green-fingered recipient, and we’ve included some more unusual suggestions as well as the old favourites.
1. Tweed garden kneeler cushion, Tweedmill
There are kneeling pads, and then there are kneeling cushions! This luxury version is made from pure new wool, in tweed woven in the UK by Welsh manufacturer Tweedmill. It has a waterproof backing and a carry handle for practicality. £24.95, available from Black by Design.
2. Garden string ball dispenser, The Contemporary Home
How handy is this? Have perfect, easy-to-unravel string to hand whenever you need it, whether you are tying up plants or hanging up tools. The wooden spool has a groove cut into it to allow you to put the end of the string through, so there is no searching for the end. £18, available from The Contemporary Home.
3. Gardeners’ gauntlets, Annabel James
Garden in style with these luxurious, lightweight gloves with cuffs made from English linen and leather. The linen cuffs in chicken design are ideal for protecting your arms and the leather shields your hands from the elements. Perfect for all gardening tasks, whether summer gardening, or cutting the brambles in autumn and ideal for chicken keeping tasks. Made in Great Britain. Each pair of gloves is handmade and unique, so there will be some slight colour and pattern variations. £25.95, available from Annabel James.
4. Personalised copper and oak sign, Oakdene Designs
Personalise your patch with these stylish copper and oak garden signs, available in different designs. The sign itself is made from solid copper which is riveted together by hand, then printed with your details, ensuring a long lasting finish that is safe for outdoor use. £35, available from Oakdene Designs.
5. Personalised gardeners’ trug, Plantabox
This personalised garden trug is a highly versatile piece of garden equipment handmade from FSC approved wood. It comes in the colour of your choice with space for your own personal message, and you can also add an optional leather handle for an extra touch of luxury. £36, available from Plantabox.
6. Vintage watering can, Kikkerland
Perfect for precision watering of houseplants, young plants or seedlings is this metal vintage-style watering can with a neat, narrow spout to help control water flow. £30, available from Kikkerland.
7. Beechwood boot jack, Garden Trading
Taking muddy boots off after a weeding session can sometimes be the most difficult thing of all. This boot jack can be stored in your utility room, hallway or bedside your shoe rack to ensure even the tightest of boots and wellies can be removed with ease. There’s also a cast iron version available for outdoor use. Both are priced at £15 and available from Garden Trading.
8. Plant labels, Sophie Allport
Made from galvanized steel, these handy plant labels would make a perfect stocking filler. They’re re-usable and will help identify your seedlings and cuttings in the greenhouse, on a windowsill or in your veg patch. They come in a set of six marked up as: carrots, runner beans, potatoes, beetroot, broad beans and courgettes. £8 for the set, available from Sophie Allport.
9. Personalised vintage set of garden markets, Getting Personal
This beautiful set of vintage garden markers makes a quirky gift for any keen gardener. Made from vintage cutlery, each one is silver-plated and can be stamped according to what you’re growing, who they’re for or, simply with a personal message for the recipient. Each plant marker is hand-stamped so you’ll create a unique set of markers for your gardener. £21.99 for a set of six, available from Getting Personal.