Finding the perfect gifts to give to those you love is an art. It can often be difficult to find something that can sum up just how much they mean to you and to convey how happy you are to be able to celebrate a milestone with them. This is especially true when it comes to gardening gifts.
Mother Nature gives us beautiful gifts every single day, so how can you possibly top that? Not to worry – this is exactly why we have compiled this handy list of the perfect gifts for gardeners, making it a lot easier to help you decide what to give the green-fingered ones you love.
Take a look at some of our best gift ideas for gardeners to help you brighten their special day.
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A Woodland Feast
We already know that your beloved gardener enjoys spending time outside, so why not celebrate that a little bit more? This immersive wilderness dining experience is truly unique and a great gift. It includes a welcome cocktail on arrival, before venturing out on a foraging tour through the estate.
A foraged feast is cooked on an open flame and will comprise the freshest ingredients that grow all around the woodland. To round off this very special day, the two of you can finish off with fire-roasted marshmallows and a delicious, warming selection of handpicked herbal teas.
An Indoor Desert
While gardeners spend plenty of time outdoors, it is equally important to have some greenery indoors as well. This indoor desert grow kit is a great gift for a number of reasons. It’s low maintenance, clean, compact and self-watering. These plant babies will look absolutely beautiful on a windowsill or sunny desk. They are planted in terracotta, which sends moisture and nutrients directly to the roots of the plant, keeping it happy and healthy. There is also a good selection of plants to choose from: bonsai, cactus or aloe. The former will sprout in a few days, while the other two could take up to a month.
A Different View
Another one of our best gifts for gardeners ideas involves taking in a breath-taking bird’s eye view. Why not treat them to a helicopter flying lesson? It’s an entirely new experience that will give them incredible views of London. This 60-minute lesson will be conducted by Elstree Helicopters in an ever-popular Robinson R22 two-seater.
During the lesson, they will be taught everything there is to know about how helicopters fly and will have a detailed pre-flight briefing. Furthermore, they will get to fly over London’s iconic skyline, making for an experience they are unlikely to soon forget.
A Garden In A Jar
No list of gift ideas for gardeners would be complete without mention of this terrarium design activity at Alyson Mowat Studios. The studio’s namesake hails from South Africa. She is also a gardening enthusiast and will guide her guests through the process of creating their own terrarium, which they will then be able to take home with them. This one-and-a-half-hour workshop includes all plants, tools and materials used throughout. This gardening gift is a therapeutic activity that is sure to be well-loved!
A Paper Pot Press
Paper pots are all the rage in gardening at the moment as they provide an environmentally friendly way of producing pots quickly and easily. Crafted from FSC certified wood, this tool makes biodegradable pots from pieces of torn paper. Once seedlings are mature enough for potting, they can easily get planted in one of these paper pots. This press is chic and easy to use, making it the perfect gift for the gardener in your life.
A Foldable Garden Cart
Gardening can make for strenuous work. There are plenty of tools, plants and bags of soil and compost that need carrying around, many of which are heavy or bulky. Wheelbarrows themselves can be quite clunky and heavy, so having a foldable garden cart is a great gift for gardeners with a green thumb completing any kind of tasks, from collecting weeds to transporting seedlings.
Additionally, this collapsible cart has a low centre of gravity, which means that the gardener need actually only push a small portion of the total weight. It can also hold up to an impressive 350 pounds.
A Scent Of Their Own
If there is one thing that gardeners love, it’s the smell of flowers. Perhaps they will be able to incorporate this when crafting their own unique scent. This experience will allow them to personalise a fragrance with Floris London, the royal perfumers.
On the day of their visit to the perfumery, which happens to be the oldest one in the world, they will be given a bespoke fragrance gift box containing an engraved fragrance bottle. In this bottle will be 100ml of their customised eau de parfum, carefully crafted in conjunction with the same perfumers to create fragrances for Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II.
A Personal Biographer
Memories are one of the most valuable gifts that we can give to the ones we love, so a personal biographer makes for one of our perfect gifts for gardeners. Everyone has a story to tell, so why not let your loved one tell theirs through their very own biography?
All of their favourite memories and stories will be written up by a professional and then published in a special 55-to-60-page hardcover book featuring 20 photo illustrations. Their own dedicated writer will meet with them in person for a total of four hours to conduct face-to-face interviews.
At the end of about two-to-three months, they will receive four hardcover copies of their biography, as well as a digital version.
Imagine knowing all about the gardener in your life in such a beautiful way, it’ll be simply incredible!
A Mighty Mushing Adventure
A trip to Scotland’s Huskyhaven is a truly special addition to our list of gifts for gardeners. While the UK doesn’t often see heavy snowfall, Huskyhaven presents the perfect opportunity to go sledding. With a small kennel of thoroughbred Siberian Huskies, guests will be treated to the most memorable sledding experience. This package includes a two-to-three-hour ride, and if it’s a clear night, one might just be able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
A Chic Twine Stand
Twine is an essential part of gardening, which is why this twine stand is one of our favourite gardening gift ideas. It is crafted from oak and the stand features a built-in cutter, making it incredibly convenient to use.
The stand also comes with a ball of jute twine that is ebay to replace when it runs out. Jute twine is made from vegetable fibres, making it food safe and perfect for indoor vegetable gardening. This product is not recommended for use in an oven or with heat as the natural fibres tend to shed and burn quite easily.
A Nature Retreat
Why not take the gardener in your life on a three-night trip to Norway, where you will be able to stay at Hotel Juvet? The property is located in and amongst the country’s aspen, birch and pine trees. This unique location was designed to complement its natural surroundings instead of intruding upon it. Guests will be treated to fresh breakfasts and three-course dinners daily, as well as unlimited access to spa facilities. Perfect for the gardeners that love their nature and need an opportunity to unwind and relax.
An Alternative Workout
Gardeners spend a lot of time bending down, which can’t possibly be good for their backs. Among our gift ideas for gardeners is this low-pressure workshop. This is an alternative, healthy workout that will be instructed by Alexa Marine, an international fitness consultant. In the fitness world, low-pressure workouts are generally seen as a new way to heal your body from the inside out. This method is perfect for those looking to improve their balance and flexibility, as well as relieve stress. While this may not be a typical gift for the avid gardener, it is a great gift that they will most certainly appreciate!
A Durable Pair Of Gloves
Ask any gardener and they will tell you that gardening is always made better by a good pair of gloves which is why this is one of the best gardening gifts. Not only will the gloves aid in keeping hands clean, they also make it much easier for gardeners to get into awkward corners and around prickly plants, like cacti.
These durable leather gardening gloves will stay soft and dexterous. They have been hand-stitched and feature outside seams for superior comfort. In addition to this, they are easy to care for. They simply need to be air dried and from time to time, leather conditioning products should be applied to them in order to replenish their natural oils.
A Punting Tour
Punting is perhaps one of the most unique ways to see a city. Cambridge has been described by Forbes as “one of the most beautiful cities in the world”, so why not see it on a punting tour? This private tour will be hosted by a personal chauffeur and will be followed by an unforgettably indulgent afternoon cream tea picnic.
A Military Experience
This gift is very different from anything else, but absolutely perfect for those who love action-packed military movies. Get their adrenaline going in this realistic military experience that involves extraction, escape and evasion.
Each experience is tailor-made and will see them face-off against professionals who are skilled in tactical warfare, interrogation and subversive techniques. Sure, it’s out there, but it will make for one of the perfect gifts for gardeners that they won’t soon forget.
Treat that special person with a green thumb to a truly wonderful gift. Use these ideas as inspiration for birthdays, Christmas or any other special occasion.