Unusual & Green Gift Ideas For Gardeners

Fed up of giving the gardener in your life yet another gardening gift set that will go unused after Christmas? Take a look at these unusual and green ideas for gifts they will truly thank you for:

1. Ornamental trees are a gift that keeps on growing year after year and as no two trees are the same, it’s a wonderfully unique gift. We may be biased, but our beautiful eco-friendly hessian gift wrapping and hand written cards makes it extra special.

Gift Wrapped Blue Spruce tree

2. Garden visits make a great gift experience. You can buy tickets online, or better yet, take your loved one so you can spend quality time together.

3. Instead of buying tools the recipient no doubt already has, consider a tool sharpener so they can make their old ones as good as new.

4. If they’re a gardener, chances are they also have at least one bird feeder in their garden, so why not give them some quality bird feed.

5. Slate plant labels are beautiful and can be wiped clean to use over and over again.

Credit: John Lewis

6. Light up their garden with solar powered garden lights. They’re easier to install and save energy compared to traditional mains lights.

7. A plant pot with hyacinth bulbs may not be the most original gift, but once finished the bulbs can be planted out and the pot reused.

8. Encourage them to provide a home for wildlife by gifting a bug hotel, bee hive or bird box.

9. Patio fruit trees produce fruit but they also have pretty spring flowers and fit in any sized garden – perfect!

Greenfinch Columnar Apple tree

10. Magazine subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving. With a digital subscription,  it is more environmentally friendly and often cheaper than traditional paper versions. Some digital subscriptions even allow access to back issues, making it fantastic value.

11. RHS membership makes a wonderful gift, with members receiving regular updates and free access to a number of gardens across the UK. Just be sure to check they don’t already have membership. Alternative memberships they may be interested in include The National Trust and RSPB.

12. Insulated flasks are great for anyone that likes to spend several hours at a time out in the garden. They can also be taken out and about, avoiding the needs for purchasing drinks in disposable cups.

13. Paper pot makers are ingenious and allow you to make your own seedling pots out of waste paper or newspaper.

Credit: Burgon & Ball

14. If you’re still not sure what they want, consider a gift voucher or even just ask what they would like. Sure, asking does remove the surprise element, but it ensures they will receive something that is cherished.

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