Finding suitable gifts for serious gardeners is not always as easy as more general gardening gifts available. Most of the time serious gardeners have received the same gardening gift boxes and hand tool sets over and over again.
Not only are these the first suggestions found by algorithms across the internet these gifts are usually low quality and not much use to a serious gardener. Another issue with selecting gifts for serious gardeners is they usually have everything that you would think of for giving them a gift.
Gardening tools and books are something the serious gardener already has and in plentiful supply. However this is no reason to despair! Serious gardeners still love to receive gardening gifts and are always prepared to try new things.
Also it is fair to say that serious gardeners usually get through quite a few gardening gadgets and tools every year which always need replacing. Serious gardeners usually have a few obsessive interests within their gardening hobby.
Some love to grow bulbs, some specialise in vegetable growing. All these gardening specialism’s can lead to great gifts for serious gardeners whatever the weather is doing!
Kitchen herb grower
Gardeners are always keen to get outside and enjoy nature. The problem is the weather simply does not always allow gardeners to be outside all the time.
This is why when seeking gifts or serious gardeners a present that can be enjoyed all year round is a very good thing! During the long dark days of winter gardeners miss watching young plants sprout and grow.
This no longer needs to be the case with this kitchen hydroponic herb grower. It comes complete with warm UV glow lights allowing the gardener in your life to grow fresh herbs all year round. Just plug it in and away you go.
Mobile potting bench
One thing gardeners love is to do is propagate new plants. This can be done by germinating seeds, taking cuttings or potting up new plants. This work can be timely and require skill to do correctly ensuring healthy happy plants.
Being such a labour of love, potting up requires a special area where serious gardeners can sit down, relax and concentrate. Being very resourceful many gardeners choose to do this activity on the floor or patio.
This can be hard on the knees and generally uncomfortable. If your friends are serious gardeners this mobile potting bench can change the way they grow young plants forever!
Down to earth gardening knowledge
Serious gardeners usually have much knowledge on a variety of gardening disciplines but are always open to learning new things. Gardening is something which is mastered through years of trial, error and experimentation.
It is often said that even the most experienced of gardeners will never completely know everything about gardening; it is simply such a substantial subject with complex variables. This is what makes gardening so challenging and enjoyable.
When searching for effective gifts for serious gardeners books can be a great be just the thing for a showery afternoon. Down to earth is a satisfying read with great tips from experienced expert Monty Don.
Secateurs gift set
A discipline which many novis gardeners struggle with is pruning. Pruning whether it is for trees, shrubs, fruit or flowers can vary hugely depending on the time of year and species desired to prune.
There are many tools associated with pruning such as loppers, hedge trimmers and shears but for detailed pruning projects secateurs are the advanced option.
Secateurs allow the gardener to get up close and personal with the plants they are working with weather its seasonal pruning or taking cuttings. This secateurs gift set will enable your friends who are serious about gardening to get seasonal pruning done with ease.
Spear and Jackson garden shears
One of the things that keep gardeners captivated with their hobby is working with natural living materials on a regular basis. Not only is this exciting it is also known to be good for mental health.
This may go some way to explain why gardeners seem so happy but there is no doubt gardening can also be extremely challenging. In summer time lawns, plants and shrubs grow at an amazing rate making it a challenge to keep up with maintenance demands.
These Spear and Jackson shears will power through the most challenging of vegetation and built to last the test of time!
Most serious gardeners have multiple gardening projects on all the time fuelling their lust for horticultural experimentation. Sometimes enthusiasm and rush of the growing season can abruptly end with bump in autumn.
The first frosts kill off tender bedding plants and most trees and shrubs lose their leaves. Late winter and early spring can be a depressing and non eventful time of year.
If you are looking for the perfect gift to help your serious gardening friends there is simply no better way that a small polytunnel. This polytunnel will allow gardeners to start plants off earlier in the spring time and protect from frosts until much later in the year.
In fact some vegetable growers are still harvesting chillies all the up to Christmas with the use of polytonal.
Hillier’s manual of trees and shrubs
Serious gardeners like to push their horticultural pursuits to the limits by expanding their knowledge and experimenting with various planting types. Knowing what to plant for all year round interest and seasonal succession requires skill and experience.
Whether a gardener is trying to add some additional foliage to the garden or creating a planting design masterpiece a professional manual can help.
The Hillier’s manual of trees and shrubs is a large body of information on all garden trees and shrubs including preferred soil types and conditions. This book is a standard reference within the landscape industry making it the perfect gift for serious gardeners.
Cut resistant gloves
Gardening is not all cutting fresh flowers and germinating seeds there are many more laborious and hazardous tasks that also require much attention.
Very often there are larger projects which need to be undertaking such as clearing out larger areas of vegetation and small landscaping projects. A gardener is always improving and developing their plot.
This can require some heavy construction work every now and then. When lifting, digging and clearing gardeners hands are exposed to multiple threats including thorns, sharp stones and concrete.
These cut resistant gloves will protect your gardening friend’s hands from such hazards making them a fantastic gift for those special occasions.
Vertical wall planter about gardening
People that are passionate about gardening will often end up filling every possible piece of space available. Before long garden borders will be full of plants and patios littered with pots.
Eventually every last piece of available space has been taken and the gardener has to come up with more extraordinary ways to add more plants to the garden.
This green wall planter can be the perfect way to make use of garden walls and vertical surfaces. It can be used screen bad views and add interest to dull and boring parts of the garden.
Its multiple planting pockets means you can create bold blocks of colour and texture anywhere you choose. It makes the perfect gift for serious gardeners who are longing to try something new.
Gardening knee pads
Gardening is great exercise and allows its participants to get out in the fresh air. This means gardening is generally good for our health but there are also some physical hazards.
One of the most hazardous parts of gardening is regular kneeling. This can take its toll on the knees with a combination of strain and cold surfaces increasing the chance of injury.
Garden kneelers are one of the ways for a gardener to protect their knees when working on garden projects. These can be cumbersome and awkward however when moving across multiple areas.
This makes these gardening knee pads the perfect gift for serious gardeners. These pads go everywhere the gardener does and will protect their knees without any continuous effort at all.
When searching for gifts for serious gardeners it is effective to try to revolutionise the way they garden for the better.
Sometimes gardeners can become rather set in their ways and miss they benefits of some new gardening gadgets. Weeding is an age old pet hate for many gardeners.
Weeds have the ability to take hold in the smallest of gaps and are sure to always return no matter how many times you get rid of them. This thermal garden weeder is a cool garden gadget that can change all of this.
It blasts weeds with a pulse of extremely hot temperatures. This kills the weed right down to the roots. No more bending down, kneeling or digging on your hands and knees. Just plug it in and away you go!
Digital soil tester
If there is one thing serious gardener’s work hard to develop it is their soil. Soil is made up of millions of particles containing weathered rock, organic matter and microorganisms.
Soil can take millions of years to form and is a living breathing entity in its own right. Most gardeners realise how important healthy soil is for the growing of robust, healthy plants. Good soil will retain moisture and nutrients without becoming compacted or too acid or too alkali.
Even though soil is so important for successful gardening very few actually know what their soils acidity level is on the PH scale. This can be the difference between struggling plants and thriving ones.
Hence this digital soil tester will give your gardening mates everything they need to know at the push of a button.
Gardening tool set
It never ceases to amaze most people just how many tools a gardener needs to work effectively.
From working the soil to planting seeds to clearing out areas of vegetation gardeners use more tools than any other pass time. One of the things about having such an outdoors type of hobby is tools regularly get weathered and broken.
When looking for great gifts for serious gardeners new tools certainly are always welcome! This small and compact gardening hand tool set is compact and light enough to travel wherever the gardener ventures.
It has all of the essential gardening tools and more neatly positioned in a sealed unit keeping the tools dry and free of rust.
Cupboard cold frame
One of the biggest threats a gardener can face is unpredictable cold snaps and frosts. These can come early or later in the growing season killing young plants before they have a chance to establish. Mini greenhouses and cold frames can prevent this from happening providing a stable, warm environment to thrive.
Cold frames can be used for either germination or hardening off young plants. This is a process many serious gardeners are very familiar with and space under cover is always at a premium.
This makes this cupboard cold frame a fantastic gift at any time of the gardening calendar. It can be stood against a warm wall or act as a protected zone within a larger greenhouse or polytunnel.
Gardening tool belt
Sometimes it seems gardeners get completely lost in what they are doing. It is typical for a gardener to start working on one project only to be distracted by something completely different that catches their attention.
Gardeners are always starting a new project or finding new things to do to keep their garden in check.
This spontaneous gardening approach is one that services the exciting and unpredictable side of gardening. It is vital therefore that dedicated gardeners have everything to hand so gardening jobs can be executed systematically.
This makes this gardening tool belt a great gift for serious gardeners who like to get things done.
Getting to grips with gardening for some can be a tricky business for some. Dealing with delicate living material is too intricate for some people.
Serious gardeners enjoy pushing the boundaries with plants generally enjoying the challenge of it all. One of the most challenging but enjoyable parts of gardening for gardeners is propagating.
Propagation typically involves producing new plants by germination or cuttings. Young plants need constant care and attention during this process preferably carried out in an electric propagator.
This propagator will keep young plants warm and happy even in the depths of winter. This makes it a productive gift for serious gardeners.
A great majority of gardeners end up with so many garden gadgets that it can be difficult managing space in the garage or shed.
This can make getting the gardening essentials like cutting the grass or pruning hedges even more of challenge. Serious gardeners are always looking to free up more storage space and carry out garden operations quickly and efficiently.
When seeking gifts for serious gardeners any tool which can tackle multiple projects is always a good thing. This petrol engine multi tool can strim, cut brush, trim hedges and even cut down tree branches.
With its multiple head attachments this is a serious garden gadget for serious gardening enthusiasts!
In years gone by gardeners have had a bit of a poor reputation when it comes to wildlife. Traditionally the general consensus has been the less wildlife, the less pests.
This has resulted in many gardens becoming very neat and tidy with little or no wildlife habitat. In more recent times gardeners have become much more ecologically aware trying to reduce the use of chemicals for pest’s attempting to restore natural balance.
This combined with the fact small mammals like hedgehogs have severely decreased in number in modern times. Hedgehogs are the gardener’s friend eating common pests like slugs and snails.
One of the best ways to encourage hedgehogs back into gardens is provide nesting opportunities. This hedgehog home will help your gardening friends encourage their very own pest control and who knows they may make a new friend!
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Gardeners are people who love to work alongside nature and enjoy the joys of outside life. However it can be challenging to find ideal gardening gifts in winter they can actually make use of!
There is much new research showing that spending time gardening all year can be good for both your mental and physical health.
The combination of being exposed to the elements and nature while participating in robust, physical activity makes gardening the ultimate feel good activity.
It has often been noted that you very rarely meet a grumpy gardener. This is because they are full of good endorphins brought on by physical exercise and appreciate the simple things in life.
When birthdays or Christmas comes around the best winter gifts for gardeners are ones that make winter gardening easier. Some gardeners love a perfect lawn, some love flowers while others are into growing fruit and vegetables.
Choosing the best gifts for gardeners in winter however does not need to be a complicated process. If a little research is done on your gardener friends personal gardening tastes it should be easy for you to find the perfect gardening gift.
One thing is for sure with all the benefits gardening brings all year long it is important to encourage it at any opportunity.
Gardeners skin care hamper
If there is one thing a gardener makes good use of its their hands. The continuous digging, pulling, raking and other intricate tasks do expose them to all weathers and constant abrasion. This is particularity so in the middle of winter.
Most gardeners will tell you however that they love the feeling of the soil running through their fingers! There is no doubt that gardeners love a little bit of hard graft and don't mind getting a little dirty also.
This is all well and good but it has to be realised that this can eventually take a toll on their skin. For this reason one of the best winter gifts for gardeners is this fantastic gardeners skin care hamper.
GARDENERS SKIN CARE HAMPER
Funny gardening sign
If there is one thing that can be noticed about gardeners they always seem to have a great sense of humour. All of regular exercise and time spent out in the fresh air and sunlight can be very positive for their well being.
Gardeners always seem to have a smile on their face even on chilly winter days. Perhaps it is because they are constantly surrounded by the miracles of nature! The seeds which all germinate after a week of care, the birds singing and the butterflies dancing across the yard.
Why not capitalise of your gardening friends light hearted nature with this humorous garden sign. This can make a great winter gardening gift raising their spirits and showing them you care.
FUNNY GARDENING SIGN
Pink oyster mushroom growing kit
Most gardeners have a knack for making things grow and grow well no matter how hard the challenge. On the other hand winter gardeners will tell you not all endeavours will work out well.
Very commonly it is simply trial and error which makes for successful cold weather gardening. In fact some of the best gardening gifts are the ones which push green fingered gardeners to the limits of their abilities.
Gardeners always enjoy trying new things and simply love a challenge. This Pink oyster growing kit makes a fantastic winter gardening gift as it doesn't have to be grown outside.
This novelty present can be grown in the kitchen or even living room providing tasty oyster mushrooms for the whole family.
PINK OYSTER MUSHROOM GROWING KIT
Foldaway garden kneeler
Gardening although fun can be challenging in the winter months. As well as providing great exercise and enjoyable time outside it can take its toll on their bodies too.
A very typical movement when gardening is bending and kneeling. This can eventually become hard on the knees and lower back especially in colder weather. For this reason one of the best gardening gifts can be one of these Foldaway garden kneelers.
This cool garden gadget will allow the gardener in your life to undertake various gardening tasks with ease. Its foldaway nature makes it perfect for easy access and storage every time its needed.
FOLDAWAY GARDEN KNEELER
Boozey gardeners gift box
One thing that makes gardeners enjoy their hobby so much is when they have completed their hard graft for the day they can enjoy the fruits of their labour.
This can be simply having a nice meal or drink while looking out over their work. One of the best gifts for gardeners is one that capitalises on this gardening down time. If your gardener friend loves a drink what better way to treat them than with this Boozy gardeners gift box. What better way to blissfully get rid of those winter blues!
It comes with herb seeds such as Mint and Lemon Bergamot perfect for making your own cocktails! The gift set comes with 15 drinks recipes so they will never be without their favourite tipple.
BOOZEY GARDENERS GIFT BOX
Finger tip claw gardening gloves
Gardening requires patience, skill, knowledge and a whole lot of intensive physical work. Much of this involves intricate tasks with the hands and fingers. Planting, sowing and clearing soil can be a messy business and abrasive at that.
To often gardeners hands become a little beaten and bruised during a busy season. This is why when considering a great winter gardening present one that protects the hands can be an excellent choice.
These finger tip claw gloves allow the hands to become effective tools perfect for carrying out multiple gardening tasks. Digging, planting, and clearing ground is a doddle with these genius pieces of kit! They will keep your hand dry and warm too!
FINGER TIP CLAW GARDENING GLOVES
Electric heated propagator
There cannot be one gardener that does not love and cherish the process of sowing and germinating seeds. There seems no end to the enjoyment of watching new plants poking through the soil surface due to your own love and care.
Some seeds can take days to sprout while others can take many months. When sowing seeds it is important to have a stable growing environment with adequate warmth, humidity, light and moisture.
This Electric propagator is perfect for sprouting new plants in late winter and will fit perfectly on any window seal or work surface. Regardless of the time of year your gardener friend will be able to germinate their seeds whatever the weather is doing.
Want to know more about propagators? Check out our propagator article here!
ELECTRIC HEATED PROPAGATOR
Funny gardening mug
Gardening is not just about tending to the garden when it is at its best. Gardeners not only have to tend to their patch in the summer they also have to put in the work during the colder miserable winter months.
Their are many essential jobs such as digging the soil and clearing ground during this part of the calendar. This can be rather unglamorous work and not for the faint hearted.
Most of the time all a hardened winter gardener needs is a warm cup of tea, a little laugh and a giggle to get them through the day. Some of the best cold weather gifts for gardeners satisfies their belly and sense of humour.
This funny gardening mug will help you do just that meaning there will never be a miserable winters day gardening ever again.
FUNNY GARDENING MUG
Robot lawn mower
There are hardly any gardeners out there who are familiar with the chore of mowing the lawn. This necessary evil generally comes with the territory when being a keen gardener.
Lawns provide many gardens with extensive, soft and multifunctional spaces perfect for a wide array of outside activities. The fact is in order to benefit from a good lawn in the garden you simply have to put in the time maintaining it.
Well not any more! Robot lawn mowers will automatically mow your grass so you don't have to! Not only that it will cut the lawn often creating a wide spreading, thicker and healthier lawn.
Robotic mowers are more expensive than conventional mowers but do save you so much time! This means you can spend more time with the people you love!
ROBOT LAWN MOWER
Thermal garden weeder
Weeding can be a pain! Lets face it there are very few gardeners or homeowners for that matter who do not absolutely loath weeding.
If there is any crevice or gap in the garden with the slightest amount of moisture or debris you can be sure a weed will sprout. What is even more annoying about weeds is they do not just have to be removed once.
Its guaranteed that weeds will have to be removed multiple times every year making the task even more monotonous. A great way to treat your gardening friends is to select a gift which can do the weeding for them and with minimal effort.
This thermal weeder blasts weeds with an extremely hot pulse of heat killing them down to the root. This weeder is perfect for patios, driveways and flowerbeds in fact anywhere where weeds try to become established.
THERMAL GARDEN WEEDER
Bonsai growing kit
Gardeners are always experimenting with new and exciting garden projects. Most gardeners have a strong, general understanding of plants which makes them naturally gifted in dealing with anything which has leaves.
Bonsai is a practice of growing trees in miniature by growing them in small shallow pots. This restricts the roots and enables the tree to take on the habit of an established, mature tree in miniature.
Some specimens can be hundreds of years old and look absolutely stunning! In order to be successful at bonsai growing bonsai's require daily watering and regular pruning to keep them at their best.
One of the best winter gifts for gardeners is one which provides them with a green fingered challenge all year round! This Bonsai growing kit can be the perfect gift for your gardening friends even when its frozen outside.
BONSAI GROWING KIT
Gardening tool case
One thing that surprises many people is the shear amount of tools gardeners need to effectively do the various annual tasks around the garden.
There are tools for hoeing, cutting, weeding and digging to name a few. The best thing about about selecting tools for gardeners is we know there is always a new tool or gardening gadget to be had.
One of the biggest problems with gardening tools however is they can get accidently left around the garden and even buried from time to time. This is especially the case with hand tools!
For this reason one of the best gardening gifts can be a gardening hand tool gift case. It contains all of the gardening hand tool essentials and more making the perfect present.
GARDENING TOOL CASE
Secatuer gifts set
To be a successful gardener there are many skills which need to be acquired over time. One of these many skills is pruning.
Know when to prune certain species and at what time of year can be the difference of no fruit, flowers or even the death of some plants. Sometimes the best way to know exactly what your doing is to get a good book on the subject combined with some trial and error.
The best way to ensure any gardener is successful at pruning is to make sure they have professional and sharp secateurs. This enables a clean cut and less chance of any fungal infection getting to the plant.
This makes a secateurs gift set an absolutely perfect gift for the gardeners you know. Pruning is generally carried out during the dormant months so make a perfect winter gift.
SECATUER GIFT SET
Gardeners potting table
Gardeners are experts at raising young plants in controlled conditions until they are strong enough to be planted into their final growing conditions.
This usually involves starting seeds in a greenhouse or potting shed where there is less risk of pests and winter frost damage. Seedlings are separated and potted on multiple times during this process until they are ready for the outdoors.
Normally potting up young plants is a slow and meticulous process. Great care is taken not to damage the roots and ensure the plants are planted firmly and watered.
Due to this sometimes taking many hours it is useful to have a specific potting area or potting table. This potting station allows your gardener friends to pot up wherever they wish in an orderly fashion!
GARDENERS POTTING TABLE
Digital soil tester
One of the most critical parts of becoming a successful gardener is understanding your gardens soil. Most gardeners have a good idea of what their conditions are but surprisingly do not always know crucial data like what is the soils exact PH.
This information can be the difference between plants thriving or just doing 'OK' . Some of the best gifts for gardeners are ones that help boost a gardeners performance.
This digital soil tester will allow your gardener friends to test their soil at multiple locations around the garden. This will enable them to get a new insight to what areas favour certain planting types.
This garden gadget also enables gardeners to monitor the soil year after year so they can effectively develop their plot. It will also allow you to monitor your soils winter temperatures. This is crucial for knowing what you can plant out when in early spring.
DIGITAL SOIL TESTER
Garden scare crow
Whether your gardener friends believe in working with nature or not there will always be times when some unwanted wildlife visits.
One of the best ways to avoid hungry pests in the garden is to achieve some form of ecological balance. This can involve providing homes for wildlife which actually eat your pests.
Working with nature does seem a great idea but sometimes you simply have no choice but to deter animals from the garden. One of the best ways to do this is to not use chemicals but go for a traditional scare crow!
This happy and quirky garden gift will add character and humour to the garden as well as scare larger birds and mammals.
GARDEN SCARE CROW
The best gardening gifts for winter are ones which help to expand knowledge. During the short cold days gardeners can get their daily dose of gardening from the comfort of their arm chair.
The best way to do this is with an in depth gardening book. The gardener’s encyclopaedia features hundreds of trees, shrubs and perennials. It also contains loads of interesting information and horticultural tips.
This encyclopaedia makes a great Christmas or birthday gift to browse away those winter blues.
Even in winter there are always days of brilliant sunshine and high pressure. This is particularity the case in February and March when the sun is getting higher in the sky.
These days however are often crisp and cold especially in the late afternoon. What better way to treat your gardening friends than with this fantastic patio heater?
It will pleasantly warm those parts of the garden that they love to sit out and enjoy. This means they can actually extent their gardens season as well as bathe in some later winter sunshine.
As well as providing extra time for soil amelioration winter time is also perfect for garden clearances. Perhaps your gardener friend needs to clear out some green waste or prune an apple tree.
This Bosch garden shredder blasts through even thick woody material turning the toughest garden waste into evenly graded chippings. These can then be used as garden mulch or put straight into the composter.
This garden shredder is the ultimate way for gardeners to recycle waste on site. If you are looking for the perfect winter gift for a gardener this could be the greatest treat for them ever.
During those bleak and dark months it is hard for anyone to believe there is any benefit to winter. But believe it or not this dormant part of the season actually frees time from chores like mowing and pruning.
This frees up gardeners time to work on those essential practices like soil improvement. A miserable as winter is it’s a time for tilling the ground, alleviating compaction and adding nutrients.
Traditionally this is done by hand which can be hard and challenging work. Why not treat your gardening friend and make their life easier with this garden tiller. This tough machine cuts through the ground creating a light and fluffy texture perfect for next growing season.
Paul Nicolaides is a Landscape architect and garden builder with over 30 years experience in designing, building and maintaining gardens. Contemplating just how important garden space is for nature and recreation he created 'Cool Garden Gadgets' to explore the best gadgets for enhancing outside spaces. From outdoor dining ideas to the latest garden technology we break it down for you here.