Best gifts for gardeners 2022: Unusual and practical ideas that make perfect presents

Our edit of the best gifts for gardeners includes brilliant and unusual present ideas from practical tools to fun gardening accessories...

A composite image of three of the best gifts for gardeners in 2022: a cocktail growing set, a bird food tin and a personalised trowel
(Image credit: Plant Theatre/ Annabel James/ Annabel James)

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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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 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," 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!"

Tamara Kelly
Lifestyle Editor

Tamara is a highly experienced homes and interiors journalist, with a career spanning 22 years. Now the Lifestyle Editor of, she has spent the last 17 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, and it’s with these award-winning interiors teams that she gained a wealth of knowledge and honed her skills and passion for styling and writing about every aspect of lifestyle and interiors.

A true homes and interiors expert, Tamara has served as an ambassador for leading interior brands on multiple occasions, including appearing on Matalan’s The Show and presenting at top interior trend forecasting events such as the Autumn Fair and Spring Fair.