What do you give a gardener who’s got everything? If you’re struggling with gift ideas for a loved one with green fingers, then consider a unique gift that will keep on giving.
Treat your friend, parents, or partner to a present that will remind them of you for the next year – instead of a box set of gardeners’ hand cream, this year buy a gift that keeps on giving, whether it’s a membership, subscription, or special woodland dedication.
These gifts for gardeners will be well received by anyone.
Give the gift of beautiful gardens that your friend can visit at their leisure. An RHS membership allows you entry to their four gardens: Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire; Hyde Hall in Essex; Rosemoor in Devon, and Wisley in Surrey. Plus, the new garden in Bridgewater, Greater Manchester, opens in 2020. Membership also grants you exclusive access to shows, and access to more than 200 Partner Gardens too. Give a membership as a gift with the promise of a day out together, perhaps including afternoon tea, and your recipient will be over the moon.
From £35 per month
Have you considered a plant subscription box as a gift for a friend or family member? Bloombox Club was created by Dr of Psychology Katie Cooper. Each month, your recipient will receive a fresh indoor plant, plus a ceramic pot, and information on how to look after the plant. It’s a surprise each month as to what plant will arrive, so this is a great idea to keep a loved one’s interest in gardening alive.
7 Issues for £24.99
Sign your loved one up for a subscription to Garden Answers and get the magazine delivered straight to their door every month.
Garden Answers is the inspirational gardening magazine that offers you planting ideas and practical advice to make the most of your garden. Each month we celebrate seasonal plants and achievable border schemes, feature beautiful reader gardens and 'cash clever' projects. We make gardening easy by helping you stay on top of the main chores and answer all your gardening questions about shrubs, perennials, weeds and pests etc. Every issue is packed with ideas to try at home to help you discover your garden's true potential.
Your gardener friend will love receiving the gift of the magazine each month, when they’ll be reminded of your thoughtfulness!
From £12.99 per month
Another subscription box that will brighten up your friend’s letterbox each month, you can choose between a Discovery Box for small spaces, or Food & Flower Gardens Box for larger spaces. Choose six different seeds each month, and they don’t just have to be plants or flowers – you can go for fruit and veg if you’d rather. A fun way to keep gardening exciting, plus all the options are tailored to the time of the year.
For something a little bit different for the special gardener in your life, how about a Woodland Trust dedication? Available in more than 50 locations in the UK, you can choose just one tree or even a whole area of woodland, with marker posts and benches, from a quarter of an acre upwards. The recipient will get a dedication pack with certificate, and a map so they can find their tree. This would make not just a good Christmas or birthday present, but a lovely gift for a wedding or anniversary too.