Gifts for serious and not-so-serious gardeners

We’ve asked our gardening friends what they’d like to see in their stockings this Christmas and have come up with some practical and quirky ideas that should fit the bill.

Postbox bird house
Postbox bird house. Photo:

This Postbox Bird House from Qwerkity would add colour and interest to a garden wall. With a keyhole hook on the reverse for hanging, it’s perfectly frost proof so you can leave it out all year long. £18.99


Monty Don Book
Monty Don Book. Photo:

Monty Don’s latest book is a distillation of his 50 years of gardening experience, with all the tips and gardening wisdom to make your garden flourish. Discover his thoughts and ideas around nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers, and much more. £17.99.

Leather gauntlets
Leather gauntlets. Photo:

A pair of these thorn resistant leather gauntlet gloves from Harrod Horticultural are a great investment for working with rose bushes, brambles and thorny shrubbery, providing protection for hands and forearms, and they’re British-made. £32.95

Big Ben frame
Big Ben frame. Photo:

The Big Ben frame from Suttons is perfect for climbing beans, sweet peas, cucumbers, gourds, squashes and melons. £129.99

Secateurs. Photo:

A good pair of secateurs is always useful. This Kew Gardens ratchet anvil pair is suited to cutting thicker, harder branches and comes with a 10 year guarantee. £26.49

Seed ruler & dibbled set. Photo:
Seed ruler & dibbled set

A seed ruler and dibblet set helps when planting out seeds and small seedlings, giving perfect spacing for everything from peas and beans to cauliflowers. You won’t know what you did without it. £26.95

Mud kitchen. Photo:
Mud kitchen

And finally, for the kids, this TP Toys Muddy Madness Mud kitchen will provide hours of messy play for children aged 3 and above. £149.99