Welcome to my Christmas gift guide, looking at gift ideas for the green-fingered people in your life.
I’ve done the hard work for you and hunted down lots of great gift suggestions which are perfect for those who love their garden, nature and the outdoors. Enjoy!
Christmas gifts for keen gardeners
Garden tools don’t have to look plain and boring; this Fork & Trowel Tool Set, £29.95 from Wild & Wolf’s Thoughtful Gardener range have lovely dipped handles and are presented in a gorgeous cotton drawstring bag. They’re practical as well as pretty though, with solid wooden handles and hanging loops.
This Garden Bits & Bobs Kit, £9.99 from Suttons Seeds is a perfect stocking filler for a gardener who can never find what they need! The tin contains essential items needed for tying and labelling around the garden and greenhouse, including twine, labels, ties and plant supports.
Gardening is tough on hands and a pampering hand wash is a lovely treat. Simply Roses Rosa Damascena Hand Wash, £12.95, is perfumed with oil extracted from the Damask Rose, creating the most divinely scented liquid soap which gently lathers to provide a soothing, moisturising wash.
If your green-fingered recipient is anything like me, they’ll always be scribbling down tips and ideas and trying to keep track of what they’ve planted where. A personalised garden notebook from TOAD diaries is a lovely way to keep their notes all in one place, and you can choose pretty much every aspect of your product; size, cover design, cover format and number of pages. A diary costs around £14 on average and notebooks are generally under £10.
Perfect for hardworking hands, Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Recovery Scrub, £16, exfoliates, moisturises and conditions to instantly restore softness and suppleness. It’s fragranced with fresh green clover, lavender, sage rosemary and thyme, and promises quick results and noticeably softer, smoother hands.
For gardeners who love cut flowers but don’t have space to grow their own, a flower bouquet subscription is a great option. Bloom & Wild offer a wide range of bouquet subscriptions, starting at £50 for three bouquets sent over three months. And their letterbox bouquets all fit through a letterbox, making it no hassle at all to receive beautiful flowers in the post.
Christmas gifts for indoor gardeners
The Seed Pantry Grow Pod & seed kit, £35, is designed to produce ultra-fresh food indoors with no soil, no mess and no hassle. The pod tells you when to water and comes with an advanced soil-free growing medium which encourages faster growth and bigger yields, plus seeds for growing basil, chillies and salads. A great gift option for foodies and those with little growing space outdoors.
How about something a little different for an indoor gardener? This Chestnut mushroom windowsill kit, £9.99 from Suttons Seeds, is an easy way to have a go at growing your own mushrooms indoors. Includes base tray, lid and pre-spawned growing medium plus easy-to-follow instructions. Children would love giving this one a go too.
Houseplants are an obvious choice for indoor gardeners, and the Emmeline letterbox Orchid, £26 from Bloom & Wild is a beautiful option. The Emmeline is a ‘pansy orchid’, an unusually vivid variety that’s both easy to care for and long-lasting.
For novice gardeners the Plant n Grow Herbalicious Herb starter kit, £13.95, is a great introduction to herb growing. It includes everything you need to start your growing journey including seeds, mini greenhouse (propagator), compost discs, markers and instructions.
Christmas gifts for grow your own enthusiasts
Seedball seed tins, £5.49, are a perfect stocking filler for a keen gardener, someone who is just getting started, or even children. A seedball is basically a little ball of clay and compost which is packed with seeds. Seedballs are a simple way to grow wildflowers from seed and are ideal for garden beds, containers and window boxes – and their lovely packaging makes them an ideal gift too.
Something a little more quirky than your usual grow your own crops, the Plant n Grow Floralicious Edible Flower growing kit, £13.95 will bring a stunning, quirky and natural finish to your food and drink. Fragrant and versatile, the Edible Flower Kit can be used to sow and grow edible flower favourites to make stunning salads, desserts, cakes and breads. Includes quality seeds, mini greenhouse (propagator), compost discs, markers and instructions.
A beautifully designed Turtlemat, from £47.95, is a great option for someone who’s always popping out to look after their plants but doesn’t want to bring the dirt back in with them. Turtle Mats keep your home cleaner for longer, protecting floors and carpets from the damage caused by mud, dirt and dust. Turtle Mats can be machine washed and even tumble dried – there is a lovely range of festive designs available at the moment too.
Grow your own fans need some pampering too, and this Crabtree & Evelyn Garden Hand Therapy Trio Tin, £12.50 is ideal. This brightly decorated and embellished Christmas keepsake tin contains a selection of three ultra-moisturising Hand Therapy creams, selected for their garden fresh fragrances.
For real grow your own enthusiasts, RHS Grow for Flavour is a brilliant gift choice. Published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, James Wong’s new book reveals groundbreaking scientific tips and techniques to improve homegrown fruit and veg yield, flavour, quality and health value. There are also 36 simple recipes for making the most of homegrown produce.
Christmas gifts for outdoor explorers
For those who love their wildlife, the Wildlife Trusts Adopt a Species scheme is a wonderful gift option which also helps support wildlife conservation. You can adopt a range of animals such as an otter, dormouse, barn owl or hedgehog, prices vary per animal with the average around £20. Money raised goes to help local wildlife conservation work such as managing nature reserves and creating new wildlife habitat.
Perfect for those who love to capture their gardening and outdoor adventures on camera, the Olloclip 4-in-1, from £59.99, is a quick-connect lens solution for smartphones that includes Fisheye, Wide-Angle and 2 Macro lenses in one small, convenient package that easily fits in your pocket. The Olloclip 4-in-1 works on both front and rear facing cameras and clips on and off in seconds.
The Beefayre range of home and beauty products are a lovely pampering gift choice for those interested in supporting conservation projects. All products are handmade in England with the very highest quality natural ingredients and presented in beautiful packaging, and Beefayre donates 3% of its profits to bee conservation and research. The range includes Room Diffusers from £14, scented candles from £8 and a delicious Body & Bath range including lip balms, soaps, hand creams and body lotions.
I hope my selection of Christmas gifts has inspired you, do let me know if you’ll be choosing any of my suggestions for those who love their garden, nature and the outdoors this Christmas.
All prices are correct at time of publication.