Top 10 Gift Ideas for Gardeners (Christmas Garden Gift Essentials 2020)

Trying to choose the perfect gift for our gardener friends is not an easy task. Especially for the gardener who seemingly has everything! So I’ve put together this handy gift guide of useful items that would please any garden or allotment enthusiast! Grab a cup of tea and have a little browse through.

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you love any of these ideas or better still, if you have any ideas for great Christmas gifts for gardeners that you’d like to share!

Nutscene Tiddler Twine Gift Set- Multi-Colour, £10

This twine gift set is so super cute! The perfect little stocking filler for the twine-loving gardener in your life (or crafter, if that’s more your thing). I like to use mine to string my runner bean frames and it never fails to draw a comment from envious other plot holders.

Also available in smaller sets and multiple colours (such as this lovely Christmassy red), so there is something for everyone!

LE CHAMEAU 1927 Women’s Vierzonord Neoprene Lined Welly Boots, £180

In winter when the weather turns chilly I put away my brightly-coloured Hunter boots and I reach for these – neoprene lined Le Chameaus.

Or Chammies if you will!

They are warm as toast and never leave my toes feeling like they’re about to freeze and fall off!

Comfortable to pull on and utterly stylish, a true lifesaver for completing allotment tasks in winter months.

Sophie Allport Oilcloth Boot Bag, £39

Super handy for transporting muddy boots to and from the allotment, and a dog walker’s best friend when it comes to putting muddy boots in the car, the humble boot bag gets a cute makover in this offering from homewares expert Sophie Allport.

I also use my boot bag for storing my wellies at home! I keep my boots in their bag on the bootrack by the door, perfect for grabbing by the sturdy handle as I head out. The Highland Stag design blends in nicely with my home decor and is just the cutest. Also available in labrador, pheasant, horses and sports balls designs.

Wildlife World Solitary Bee Hive, £24

Supporting and encouraging the wildlife in my garden is something that has become increasingly important to me the longer I have been a gardener, so this interactive solitary beehive is an important addition to my garden.

The hive is constructed from durable FSC timber and is designed specifically to attract non-swarming bees like the Red Mason Bee (Osmia rufa) and Leafcutter bees (Megachile spp). The cells are individually constructed to allow for opening for cleaning and inspection (allowing you to see where eggs are laid or predators have been active) making this a great item for children’s education as well.

And let’s not forget – solitary bees are pollinators of flowers, fruits and vegetables, meaning bees are a best friend to gardeners!

Emma Bridgewater Vegetable Garden Seed Tins, £9.29

Every gardener needs somewhere to keep their seeds and general useful bits and bobs, and this sweet veg themed set of tins from Emma Bridewater really does the job nicely.

Also available with a peapod design and in a wider, shallower shape.

Stewart Variable Control Electric Propagator, £88.99

My electric propagator was absolutely one of my favourite investments. If you grow a lot of warmer weather crops such as chillis, aubergines and tomatoes you’ll find a heated propagator invaluable in increasing your germination rate and speed. And extending your growing season – just add grow lights to allow you to start your chillis off in January!

Garden Trading Compost Bucket, £17.99

Making one’s own compost is a subject many gardeners can easily get evangelical about. I personally love knowing that I’m using up all my scraps responsibly and therefore produce very little food waste! This little bucket is stylish enough to leave out on the kitchen countertop but unobtrusive enough that it blends in. It takes all my kitchen scraps.

I then use this food waste caddy to transport my scraps to the allotment and my Green Johanna hot composter which is absolutely brilliant because it can take cooked food scraps as well as raw. Read my review of Green Johanna here!

The Hutch Company Hedgehog House and Hibernation Shelter – Predator-Proof Outdoor Habitat, £31

Hedgehog numbers have fallen by 30% in ten years so its important to do your bit for our snuffly wild companions. This sturdy timber hedgehog home with felted roof provides the perfect environment for hibernation, or can act as a feeding station (preventing cats etc from stealing the food you laid out for your new spiny friend).

The sleeping area is out of view to protect from predators and provides shelter from both the summer heat and winter chill. If you’re lucky, it may even encourage your hedgehog visitor to take up permanent residence!

Kilner Fermentation Set, £26.50

Grown too many cabbages and carrots and can’t think what to do with them?? Why not try your hand at fermenting and make your own sauerkraut with this handy kit from preserving giant Kilner.

For my go-to guide on how to get started making your own fermented foods, look no further than ‘Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation’.

Veg Patch: River Cottage Handbook No.4, £13 

An indispensable guide to the veg patch by River Cottage’s Mark Diacono.

In fact you can’t go wrong with any book in this series, they are richly informative and hugely entertaining. My personal favourites are bread, mushrooms and chickens.

Gardman Complete Bird Feeding Kit, £32

One of my favourite winter garden tasks is to keep the bird feeder topped up (allowing my little feathered friends to easily find food during the harsher months!).

This inexpensive bird feeder allows for multiple feed options. My absolute favourite is the fatballs, the little robin can’t resist them!

So that’s my top ten Christmas gift ideas for gardeners! I hope this list gave you some useful inspiration.

For more great Christmas gift ideas be sure to check out my Amazon store here.

Wishing you a peaceful, safe and above all healthy Christmas,

Bryony x


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