Best gifts for gardeners 2021: gifts for the garden lover in your life

Looking for the best gifts for gardeners? These thoughtful ideas are perfect for garden enthusiasts and beginners alike

gifts for gardeners: secateurs from Spear & Jackson
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Need present inspiration for the garden fan in your life? Our edit of the best gifts for gardeners will have you sorted in no time. We've trawled the internet to create a carefully curated list of the best thoughtful gifts out there, so you're sure to find something your lucky recipient will love right here.

From designer tools to stylish outdoor accessories, and plenty of quirky gifts from DIY bug hotels to horticultural-inspired puzzles, there are plenty of ideas for you to explore below. Looking for even more garden gift ideas? There's plenty to inspire over in our plant gifts feature where you'll find the perfect buy for the plant fan in your life. 

1. A beautiful tool set to refresh their collection

Gifts for gardeners: V&A garden tool set

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V&A garden tool set | £28 at Anthropologie
The perfect gift for a newbie gardener, this tool set is a beautiful addition to their arsenal. It features pruners, a serrated saw, knife, weeding tool and root remover, all in a beautiful botanical wallpaper print from the stunning V&A William Morris archives.View Deal

2. A quirky DIY insect hotel

Gifts for gardeners: DIY insect hotel

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DIY insect hotel | £34.95 at Graham & Green
We know how important insects are for the health of our gardens, and this build-your-own insect hotel is the perfect gift for anyone with a passion for wildlife. With everything you need to craft a bug house, it'll give your recipient hours of entertainment, too.View Deal

3. A garden lantern for stylish outdoor living

Gifts for gardeners: outdoor lantern

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Croft outdoor lantern candle holder | £25 at John Lewis & Partners
Buying for someone who’s fully embraced outdoor living? This lantern will add a dash of sophistication to a lounge or dining space with its tinted ombre design, plus it comes with a candle holder – perfect for getting that mood lighting just right.View Deal

4. A new notebook to plot their next garden move

Gifts for gardeners: JessicaWildeDesigns Autumn Leaves A5 Recycled Plain Notebook

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JessicaWildeDesigns Autumn Leaves recycled notebook | £5 at Etsy
Who doesn't love new stationery? This notebook comes in a garden-appropriate autumn leaves design and has blank pages, so your recipient can write, sketch or colour away as they plan out their next garden redesign.View Deal

5. Handy storage for their seed collection

Gifts for gardeners: seed box

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Garden seed box | £14 at Anthropologie
For eager gardeners who collect seeds like they’re going out of fashion, this seed tin is a lovely way to store their wares and means they’ll never lose a precious packet again. Make it personal by creating your own mix of seeds to gift inside it.View Deal

6. Some new garden lights for cosy outdoor evenings

Gifts for gardeners: Indoor Outdoor Extendable Grey Fluted Festoon Lights

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Indoor/outdoor extendable grey fluted festoon lights | £40, Cox & Cox
Give them the gift of light through the dark evenings with these beautiful fluted outdoor lights. Strung up along a garden wall or under a pergola, they'll add ambience and cosiness – and extend the lifespan of their garden through the winter.View Deal

7. The perfect care package for any gardener

Gifts for gardeners: Heathcote & Ivory Gardener's Kit

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Heathcote & Ivory gardener's kit | £52.50 at John Lewis & Partners
This pampering gift set includes cotton gloves, shea butter hand cream, body scrub and muscle-relieving bath salts, plus much more – making it the perfect present for hard-working gardeners who deserve a bit of self-care this Christmas.View Deal

8. A garden-themed puzzles for 'indoor' days

Gifts for gardeners: 50 piece garden jigsaw puzzle

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500 piece garden jigsaw puzzle | £17.95 at Graham & Green
For those days when it's a little too wet and windy to be in the garden, bring the outdoors to them with this fun and colourful jigsaw puzzle – the perfect way to while away a winter afternoon.View Deal

9. A new kneeler for comfortable gardening

Gifts for gardeners: garden kneeler

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Garden kneeler | £20 at Garden Trading
Spending hours on the ground sowing seeds or weeding can be tiring, and if you’ve ever spent the day after a full-on gardening session with sore knees, you’ll know why padded protection is so important – we like this one from Garden Trading.View Deal

10. A grow-your-own gin garden

Gifts for gardeners: The Gluttonous Gardener Gin Gardening Gift Crate

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The Gluttonous Gardener gin gardening gift crate | £44 at Not on the High Street
Know someone who loves their G&T of an evening? Gift them a grow-your-own set complete with an evergreen juniper bush and aromatic angelica and coriander seeds so they can create their own botanical infusions (and you can throw in a bottle of gin, too).View Deal

11. A Seedbom for an explosion of colour come spring

Gifts for gardeners: Kabloom Urban Bloomer Seedbom

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Kabloom Urban Bloomer Seedbom | £4.50 at Urban Outfitters
Nothing may be growing right now, but come spring this Seedbom will come into its own with an explosion of poppy, corn marigold, cornflower, forget-me-not, oxeye daisy and red champion – and they'll bloom from March to June.View Deal

12. A stylish mini watering can for houseplant lovers

Gifts for gardeners: Brass and copper watering hogs

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Brass and copper watering hogs | £16.99 at Waitrose Garden
If the person you’re buying for is a keen gardener, chances are they’ve got a watering can already – but these mini watering hogs are a cute accessory for someone's extensive collection of houseplants (and they look good on display, too).View Deal

13. A stylish seat pad to brighten up a dull winter

Gifts for gardeners: matchbox seat pads

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Matchbox seat pads | £35 at Graham & Green
Few rooms can’t be improved without a cushion or two and the same goes for gardens, so add a splash of colour and texture to a friend or relative’s outdoor living room or dining area with one of these quirky, matchbox-inspired designs.View Deal

14. Blooms delivered direct to their door

Gifts for gardeners: letterbox flowers

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Letterbox flowers | From £23 at Bloom & Wild
Flowers may be few and far between outdoors right now, but you can still brighten up someone's day with a delivery of letterbox flowers from Bloom & Wild. Choose from a range of bunches or opt for a seasonal arrangement for a fresh, pretty display.View Deal

15. The gift of a good garden brew

Gifts for gardeners: Tea Discoveries Chelsea Garden Caddy

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Tea Discoveries Chelsea Garden caddy | £15 at Whittards
Give the gift of a relaxing cup of tea with this rosebud-scattered loose leaf white tea, perfectly presented in a charming caddy – and inspired by Chelsea's colourful floral history, from the Physic Gardens to the Chelsea Flower Show.View Deal

16. A chic illustrated mug for tea-break style

Gifts for gardeners: Monika Forsberg mug

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Monika Forsberg mug | £10.50 at John Lewis & Partners
Nothing says ‘proper gardener’ like a dedicated mug, and we love this Monika Forsberg collection for its beautiful garden-inspired designs – the perfect way for your lucky recipient to enjoy an early-morning coffee while admiring their own blooming plot.View Deal

17. A plant stand for an on-trend tiered garden

Gifts for gardeners: Como Tiered Plant Stand

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Como tiered plant stand | £95 at Cox & Cox
With a charming rustic design, this iron plant stand lets you display your favourite plants and add height and interest to your garden – and thanks to its tiered design, it's perfect for small spaces like patios and balconies as much as sprawling plots.View Deal

18. A set of stylish geometric vases with industrial style

Gifts for gardeners: Geometric Concrete Vases, Set of 3

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Set of three geometric concrete vases | £30 at John Lewis & Partners
For something a little different, these vases, crafted from concrete, feature bold geometric prints, perfect for adding vibrancy and interest to an indoor space – and for displaying fresh blooms or beautiful dried arrangements.View Deal

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