If you have a friend or family member who’s a keen gardener (or who wants to be), then the good news is that you’re never stuck for a present! We’ve tracked down 10 gifts perfect for the green-fingered, ranging from the practical to the quirky. Here’s what we’ve found:
The Plant a Tree kit, The Den Kit Company
Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow – and this little kit can help you grow your own. Collect your tree seed (a nut, winged-seed, berry or even a conker), and follow the instructions within – perhaps one day your tree will provide oxygen, habitat and food for creatures and birds, or even the shade for a picnic. It’s a wonderful thing to do now, for the future – and you can use the wooden-handled trowel for other gardening jobs whilst you wait. £24.50, available from The Den Kit Company.
Personalised garden seed advent calendar, Something Pretty
The Something Pretty Festive Garden Seed Advent Calendar is an eco-friendly advent calender. Complete with fully recyclable packaging, the garden seed advent calendar includes a range of seeds to be used in the garden throughout the following year. Optional personalisation is also available. It costs £32.25 from Something Pretty.
Garden and cookery calendar 2022, Sarah Raven
This calendar which would be a wonderful gift for any gardening or cooking enthusiast. The calendar features beautiful horticultural pictures taken throughout the year at Sarah Raven’s Perch Hill garden, with a delicious seasonal recipe every month, as well as the important monthly gardening jobs to be done. £9.95, available from Annabel James.
Sage and brass watering set, Haws
This watering set by Haws is a piece of British gardening history based on the original 100 year old design. The 1-litre sage watering can is handcrafted from powder coated steel and is ideal for watering small plants and pots throughout the home. This lightweight design comes with a removable brass rose and an elegant brass mist sprayer for adding moisture to dry environments, which is perfect for helping orchids and succulents to flourish. You can also add a personalised engraved message to the mister for an extra £5. The set costs £55 and is available from Farrar & Tanner.
Organic cotton waist apron, The Country Crib Somerset
This practical apron is designed and hand-made in a cottage studio in Somerset, England. Every aspect of the design and packaging is considered with the environment in mind – all aprons are made from 100% organic cotton with hemp ties and come in a range of vibrant colours. Perfect for pottering in the garden, it costs £40 from The Country Crib Somerset.
Plantable stars letterbox gift, Plant a Bloomer
These sparkling stars are made from a unique seed paper. Handcrafted from recycled materials, the paper contains sparkling mica and UK native wildflower seeds. When ‘planted’ the paper breaks down into the soil — and the seeds germinate to produce seedlings! Each box includes plantable stars in terracotta, blue and white and includes 3 large and 6 small tokens. £25, available from Plant a Bloomer.
Natural insect house with bark roof, Gardenesque
As every gardener knows, insects are vital for pollination. Attract them with this functional and stylish three-tiered wooden insect house. Complete with a textured bark roof and different sized bamboo hollow tubes, fir wood, pine wood and wood shavings to home various insects from lacewings to ladybirds and bees and butterflies. £26.99, available from Gardenesque.
Personalised garden slate sign, Treat Republic London
Your green-fingered friends will love this sign, made from rustic slate. Engraved with a short personal message, it costs £16.99 from Treat Republic London.
Large round Bolga basket, Lola & Mawu
Perfect for harvest time, this fair trade, handwoven basket is made by a cooperative of women artisans in the Bolgatanga area of Northern Ghana. The handles of the basket are finished with sustainable leather for strength and comfort. Available in different colours and sizes, this one costs £55 from Lola & Mawu.
Gardeners’ Christmas cracker gift set, Denys & Fielding
This eco friendly christmas gift (above and main image) includes two handmade skincare treats to create the ultimate hand care gift set. These include wild mint and poppyseed soap and hand balm. Both are made for hard working hands. £22, available from Denys & Fielding.