Our edit of the best gifts for gardeners in 2022 includes a mix of practical and unusual gifts for both him and her, to help you find the perfect gift for a green-fingered enthusiast in your life.
Whether you're after a book full of gardening tips for beginners for those new to gardening, or want to help your loved one find the best garden plants, you can be sure our round up of the best gifts, curated with the help of expert gardeners, will cater for their passion for gardening.
These standout products are from some of the very best gifting retailers online at the moment including John Lewis, Selfridges and Not On The High Street - so you can be sure any products you choose are of the finest quality. These retailers also all offer returns and excellent customer service, so if your recipient isn't happy with their gift for any reason, you can give them a call.
Best gifts for gardeners 2022
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The perfect tool for pruning is always a practical gift, but which is best? We asked professional gardener Alice Meacham to recommend her favorite: "Felco brand secateurs. The king of garden secateurs, those distinctive red handles indicate a gardener who knows their tools." Alice's choice is an iconic, award-winning pruning shear/secateurs to aid all levels of gardener.
"They come in different models according to the kind of pruning you’re doing, I have Number 2’s and they’re absolutely brilliant for most of my small pruning jobs."
This waist apron features four practical pockets that are great for all kinds of gardening necessities, whether that’s seeds and secateurs or gloves and goggles. Plus you can get this gift personalized for an extra special touch.
RRP: $18.39/£14.95 | Gardening gloves are always a great gift because you can never have too many pairs. We have chosen these beautiful 'British Meadow' print gloves made by gardening experts Burgon & Ball, and endorsed by The Royal Horticultural Society.
Designed by gardeners, these gloves feature a cushioned palm and gathered wrists, for comfort and protection. They are also machine washable, to help keep them looking refreshed.
RRP: $28.29/£23 | A garden kneeler is the handy tool every gardener needs. A cushioned kneeler is invaluable for relieving pressure on knees while working in the garden, especially handy while tending to beds and borders or weeding.
This Sophie Allport design features a charming bee print on a chic canvas material, with a contrasting practical navy on the reverse. The design is complete with a handle so it can be easily carried around the yard and hung up when not in use.
No gardener should be without their trusty shears to keep their plots finely trimmed. These Spear and Jackson shears boast quality hardened steel blades for easy, precise cuts and feature non-slip comfort grips and a safety locking catch. Length 33.5cm
RRP: $42.20/£34.31 | A garden hose may not be exciting but it is practical. Hoses don't get much better than Flexzilla, the premium brand who prides itself on the sell that its designs 'Won’t kink under pressure'.
This flexible 25ft garden hose is easy to manoeuvre around any yard, be it around trees and corners or other obstacles this hose is up to the job. And because it won't kink the design lays flat, making it easy to retract neatly when not needed.
RRP: $23.98/£19.50 | Welcoming wildlife to the garden is a joy and having a tin full of seeds to hand makes it an easy daily job. Designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball, with a chic pantry-style aesthetic, this galvanised metal storage tin is the ideal way to keep bird seed pest-free, thanks to a tightly fitting lid, but also attractive enough to enhance your kitchen counters. Designed for practicality as well as fitting in with the latest kitchen trends, the tin comes complete with a handy scoop.
RRP: $24.60/£20 | Gardners can record all their plant growth and project ideas in this lovely bound journal, which features a sweet little watering can design on the front. An ideal gift for anyone with grand plans for their backyard.
RRP: $51.65/£42 | This handy tool is the perfect gift for any gardener as it has a range of different features including a trowel, weeder, saw, root remover and pruning knife. And best of all, you can make it personal by adorning it with the recipients name or a personalized message.
RRP: $27.06/£22 |This charming 'Flowers Rose Half Pint' mug is designed by renowned potter Emma Bridgewater, who beautifully captures the most popular flowers of the garden on illustrated ceramic mugs. One of these iconic mugs is the perfect gift for a keen gardener or houseplant-lover who deserves a well-earned coffee break between planting. This also makes a great Mother's Day or Father's Day gift idea too.
RRP: $19.06/£15.50 | Gardening can be tough on hands, so having the best hand cream at the ready is essential for warding off tough skin or chapped hands. This Heathcote & Ivory 'In The Garden' gift set is ideal for keeping hands protected, with both gardening gloves and an enriching shea butter hand cream, which cruelty free and Vegan friendly, to keep hands soft and soothed.
RRP: $19.67/£15.99 | This is the ideal gift for a green-fingered fan who loves a tipple after a long day of gardening! This quirky kit contains everything you need to grow your own Boozy Garden in one box, including 18 original cocktail recipes using your homegrown plants.
Curated by a top mixologist the kit contains original recipes along with specially selected range of seeds to grow plants to flavour and garnish your cocktails. These include Korean Mint, Lemon Bergamot, Salad Burnet, Strawberry Alexandria, Cinnamon Basil and Orange Thyme.
RRP: $5.53/£4.50 |This affordable butterfly seed bomb would be perfect for any garden to achieve the popular garden trend of 2022 of growing wildflowers. It features a mix of Birdsfoot Trefoil, Common Knapweed, Common Vetch, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Field Scabious, Kidney Vetch, Musk Mallow and Tufted Vetch seeds - all designed to attract the flying creatures.
RRP: $36.83/£29.95 | For the gardener who likes maximum efficiency we recommend the iconic Hori Hori knife, a Japanese gardening tool popular around the world for its ability to do the job of several small hand tools in one.
The multifunctional knife features a 32cm stainless steel blade attached to a chic beechwood handle. The sleek design offers a unique blend of cutting and digging features to make it a must-have for quick and easy gardening. It's generous size and ruled blade makes the perfect tool to dig, saw, and even measure soil depth for planting.
RRP: $17.21/£13.99 | Bright and jolly for plots of all sizes, these hanging balcony pots are sure to delight any gardener, perfect to cheer up even the smallest of outdoor spaces.
The set of 10 rainbow coloured hanging planters can be hung on balconies, verandas, porches or windowsills to welcome a splash of color and pretty plants. In addition to colorful flowers, these handy pots are also perfect for herb gardening for beginners.
RRP: $75/£60 |This handy Opinel set contains a saw, a gardening knife and a grafting billhook – all in vibrant colours so your recipient won't lose them in their flowerbeds.
The tray of the gift box is also removable, meaning you can use it for storing the knives between uses too.
RRP: $30.68/£24.95 | Every gardener needs a trusty watering can and this aesthetically-pleasing one designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball looks great in any garden. The elegant can holds enough water to tend to key planting, but it's not too big or bulky. Because it's a gift, the aesthetic plays more importance, and there's no denying this powder-coated galvanized steel design in baby blue is as pretty as it is practical.
RRP: $23.13/£17.99 | Written by RHS experts, this planner offers 304 pages of expertise and advice vegetable gardening for beginners and how to grow a year-round supply of healthy fruit and vegetables from any garden.
From how to get the best from your soil onto season-by-season chapters, this book is packed full of everything the reader needs to know about growing your own and how to stay on top of your plot.
RRP: $166.03/£135 | Every gardener needs a practical pair of slip on garden shoes, and what better choice than a pair of classic Hunters. Hunter boots are some of the best on the market, a staple for outerwear that's protective, practical and also incredibly stylish.
RRP: $159.87/£129.99 | A garden playlist or listening to the best audio books while you work can make gardening all the more enjoyable. Simply connect wirelessly from your Bluetooth device and enjoy premium sounds to soothe. It's portable so can easily be moved around the garden, from potting shed to front porch.
Thanks to its rechargeable battery this Beacon 320 speaker offers up to twelve hours of play-time, more than enough to cover a day of gardening. We love this uplifting shade of 'Sunburst Yellow' but it's also available in 'Dusky Pink'; 'Teal Blue' and 'Charcoal grey'.
What should you buy a person who likes gardening?
What to buy a person who likes gardening is the million dollar question but one we have explored in great depth to provide some answers. Any keen gardener will always love practical tools they can use to cultivate their beloved garden.
For added finesse we look to the thoughtful gifts which will make their hobby all the more enjoyable, from a waterproof speaker for a planting playlist to a 'grow your own' cocktail kit that delivers on all counts. You should also consider the highly practical gifts too, such as the best facial sunscreen or a sun hat for protection when working away for hours in the summer.
We asked professional garden designer Alice Meacham (opens in new tab) what she would like to be gifted and she told woman&home: "Gardening gloves. These don’t have to be expensive, and you don’t really need leather either" says Alice. "A good pair of part waterproof stretchy rubber gloves are perfect for weeding and handling plants, giving you protection from thorns, and importantly keep your fingers dry on those wet days."
For those with a bigger gift-buying budget, a power tool is the ultimate gift for gardeners."G-tech Battery operated grass trimmer (opens in new tab)," exclaims Alice. "It's a brilliant lightweight power tool, not just for grass trimming but also for awkward areas that you can ‘t get to with the mower. I use it for ‘speed weeding’, just like an electronic hoe!"