Thinking of ideas for gifts can be a hard task at the best of times and gifts for gardeners who have everything can be no exception.
It is always tempting to plump for the Garden Gift Voucher which, I have to say, is never a wasted present. Gardens can be a personal thing so choosing ornaments could get you into that “deep water” situation of personal taste.
Buying plants can also be a difficult choice to make throwing up questions such as: “Will the plant survive in the soil they have?” Let’s not mention making a flower colour faux pas and giving purple and later finding out that is the colour they hate most!
Garden tools are also a difficult choice. They tend to last for years and gardeners become particularly attached to their “favourite trowel” and are reluctant to throw old faithfuls in the bin if a new one comes their way.
So what is available for the gardener who has everything?
Best Unusual Gardening Gift Ideas 2020
Gardeners are unenthusiastic about buying consumables themselves, preferring to spent their money on planting. Use this as a reason for buying one season sillies like Garden Log Torches for example. These single use items may only last one evening but they will be the talking point of the garden.
I have put together a list of unusual gardening gift ideas for the gardener who has everything. I hope it will give you some horticultural inspiration!
1. Tablet or Mobile Phone Sun Shade.
Available in a range of sizes to fit any tablet or mobile device, this Device Sunshade enables the techy gardeners to browse the web for new plants or even catch up on the latest episode of Gardeners World.
Favrison 9.7inch L200 Black FPV Phone Monitor Sun Shade Cover Tablets Pad Hood for DJI Phantom 4/3,Mavic Pro,Inspire,OSMO,M600 Monitor Remote Controller for ipad/Air/Pro,Samsung Galaxy Tab S2/S3/4/A
- ★ It can be used for Phantom /Mavic pro /Inspire /M600 /OSMO
- ★ High quality PU skin hot-pressing, high precision molded Silicon parts
- ★ This Sun Hood is very light weight, foldable, easy to carry when do not use
- ★ This Sun Hood is designed to keep out hot sun glare of your phone screen when flying
- ★ Product size and the suitable display screen: 6.61inch < Monitor Size < 7.87inch——ipad 9.7"; ipad Air 9.7"; ipad Pro 9.7"; Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7"; Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7"; Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7"; Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 9.7"; Huawei M2 10.1"; Xiaomi 3
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2. Cooking Logs
A great one off, single use, eco log burner. No chemical igniters required and ready to cook on in 20 minutes.
ECO Grill Outdoor BBQ Cooking Log, Large
- Burns immediately - no chemical igniters or fluids needed
- Natural and sustainable materials used only; Eco plastic wrap stops contents from spilling during storage and transit
- More than 2.5 hours of even heat for cooking food - Cook meat, fish, & vegetables easily, healthily and safely
- Heat ready for grilling food in approx. 20 minutes - Ideal for baking- grilling- boiling- cooking or smoking food.
- Surface is a good size for pans, kettles, grill racks etc.
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3.RHS Gifts and Vouchers
The Royal Horticultural Society offers Vouchers, Gifts and Memberships from as little as £5 gift vouchers to full memberships which can included subscriptions to The Garden Magazine, free entry to gardens and priority bookings.
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4.Bluetooth Plant Monitors
The ultimate garden gadget. These digital plant monitors can tell you when they need feeding, watering, temperature changes and much more using an app on any mobile device.
Wanfei Plant Monitor, VegTrug Flower Care - Intelligent Soil Test Bluetooth 4 in 1 Soil Tester Automatically Monitors Moisture/Light/Fertility/Temperature Levels - for iOS and Android
£22.99 in stock
1 used from £21.40
- 【4 in 1 Flower Care Monitor】: Grow Care Home - Monitors light, temperature, humidity and nutrients; Find your plant in the vast database of more than 6,000 plants and save the daily growth record in "VegTrug Grow Care" iOS or Android app via a Bluetooth connection, which help you grow your plants and flowers better
- 【Multi-Fertility]: EC Sensor - accurately detects soil nutrients, has 4 EC sensors that detect soil nutrients and convert them into a precise velum to display on a smartphone. The database provides perfect nutrient interval values for different plants, just follow them. The EC sensor is made of stainless steel, which increases the reliability of Flower Care for long-term use in the soil
- 【Moisture Levels]: A long black strip sensor helps to quickly detect soil water content and can accurately know if the plant needs to be watered; Accuracy of monitoring results reaches the EC5 professional soil sensor standard
- 【Temperature / Light]: VegTrug Plant Sensor Plant tracker has a precise professional temperature / light sensor helps you to monitor and analyze sunlight and temperature, a measurable light intensity up to 100,000LUX, The accuracy of the intensity bright can go up to 100LUX and the accuracy of the temperature can go up to 0.5 ℃
- 【Bluetooth 4.1 Connection]: Connects to your smartphone via a high-efficiency Bluetooth 4.1; Full control via the free "VegTrug Grow Care" app for Android and iOS, available on Google Play and App Store; Works with the CR2032 coin cell (included) with a life of up to 1 year
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5.Claw Digging Garden Gloves
One hand of these gloves (supplied as a Pair) has durable claws fitted to help in scratching out weeds and planting holes. Protects the ends of the fingers and stops the inevitable broken nail! Available in different sizes.
FuXing Garden Gloves with Claws, Home Gardening Genie Gloves Quick & Easy to Dig and Plant Nursery Plants,Best Gift for Gardener
£5.95 in stock
- ★ Material: Rubber+Polyester + ABS Plastic. Gardening gloves fits Like a Second Skin. Durable, Flexlble Dedign to protect your hands
- ★ Claws on Each Hand: With 4 Built-in durable ABS Plastic Claws, it makes gardening easy and fast without hand tools!
- ★ Waterproof & Puncture Resistant: This garden gloves Made with rubber latex material to protect your hands - prevents cuts & blisters
- ★ Ergonomic & Breathable Design: It protects your hands from dirt and sweat, keeping your hand cool even in the summer
- ★ One Size Fits Most: Women, Men & even older kids, 1 pair fits whole family members Best Gardening Tool: Comfortable and Easy to use in gardening, best tool for digging and planting
An outdoor BBQ accessory. The Blaze Box sits on top of an existing bbq which heats up the base stone ready to cook a homemade pizza in minutes. Not only can it cook pizzas but flatbreads, meats and fish too.
BLAZE BOX BBQ Pizza Oven with Temperature Gauge for Outdoor Garden Barbecues & Gas Grills (Pizza Oven with Paddle)
1 used from £55.26
- Pizza stone; Features a 10-millimetre pizza stone for authentic style pizza
- Magnetic door; The box has a magnetic door, with a central glass panel, allowing you to check the progress of the pizza without letting the heat out
- Temperature gauge; Shows when the pizza box is ready to be used; ranges from 50 to 450 degrees Celsius
- Pizza paddle; Includes pizza paddle to rotate and remove pizzas easily
- Guarantee; 24-month guarantee
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7. Wireless Bird Box Camera Kit
A tiny wireless camera that can be fitted to any existing bird box allowing day and night time vision of the “residents” on a pc or laptop.
Wireless Bird Box Camera with Night Vision, Receiver and USB Connector- Record to your PC, Motion Detection, 2.4GHz, Garden Wildlife Camera
- This tiny camera is perfectly designed for bird nesting boxes to watch wildlife in your garden. In this bundle we have included our USB Video Capture Device for recording footage to your Windows PC
- Features a wide-angle lens and 700TV Line colour video for the best view of your bird box
- When connected to power this camera transmits video wirelessly up to 50 metres away in clear line-of-sight to its receiver
- Invisible infra-red LEDs provides night vision allowing the camera to see around the clock
- Records footage to Windows PCs using our USB Video Capture Device. Just plug it into a USB port and install the free software to start recording
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8. Cordless Secateurs
Bosch Cordless Pruners are power-assisted secateurs. A must have tool in the garden, brilliant for rose pruning with 3 power settings. Great for sufferers of arthritis or for gardeners who just can’t find the strength anymore. We have written a separate post on the different models available HERE.
Bosch 06008B2070 Cordless Secateurs EasyPrune (Integrated 3.6 V, 450 Cuts/Battery Charge in Blister Pack), Green
1 used from £47.38
- The Easy garden tools from Bosch - the handy helpers, for all small projects
- Effortless cutting and pruning with Power-Assisted cutting settings: Easy cutting of branches up to 25 mm thanks to the electric motor
- Smooth and clean cuts: Use the garden shears for clean cuts of both thick and thin branches while encouraging healthy plant growth due to the stainless steal blades
- Long-lasting battery: Up to 450 cuts with just one battery charge thanks to powerful integrated battery
- Easy-to-charge: Use the micro USB cable to charge the tool anywhere; the light will indicate when the battery is fully charged
9. AeroGarden Soilless Indoor Garden
Indoor growing kit – Grow fresh herbs & salads all year round A full spectrum grow light. Using hydroponics (water), no messy soil. Reminds you when it needs a water top-up. Automatic lighting. Great for growing herbs and salads throughout the winter.
AeroGarden Harvest Slim with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Black
£104.88 in stock
- INCLUDES GOURMET HERB SEED KIT (6-POD) - Genovese basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, thyme, thai basil and mint & a 3oz bottle of our patented, all natural plant nutrients (enough for a full season of growth)
- PLANT TO PLATE - up to 6 plants grow at a time, up to 12" Tall with this indoor garden. Grows in water - No soil, no mess, made simple
- EASY TO USE - control panel tells you when to add water, reminds you when to add plant food (included), automatically turns lights on and off for your hydroponics growing system
- LED GROW LIGHTS - high-performance, full spectrum 20-watt LED high efficiency grow lighting system in your herb garden is tuned to the specific needs of plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests
- IN-HOME GARDEN SYSTEM - grow fresh herbs & veggies all year round In this indoor herb garden. Always fresh, always local, always in Season
10. Personalised Wood Chopping Board
Personalise a lovely wooden chopping board with a message or text of your choice. Super accurate laser engraving on hardwood. Can be carved on, chopped on or used simply to serve food on. There are many different styles of personalised chopping boards, just click the Visit Retailer Button to see a myriad of choices.
Personalised Olive Wood Chopping Board - 35cm
- Personalised with a message of your choosing.
- PERFECT GIFT - Ideal for Weddings, Anniversaries, birthdays and house warming gifts
- Laser engraved with the latest technology and by engravers with over 50yrs experience.
- These beautiful hand-crafted boards can be used as a carving board, chopping, serving board.
- Natural product - Olive wood is not only a beautiful wood but is also a very hard wood and very hygienic too.Properly looked after ,these boards will last a lifetime. Please note each one of these beautiful boards cuts are unique so sizes are approx measurements.
11. Smart Gadgets for the Garden
Smart plugs and light bulbs have been available in our homes for some time and now they are starting to venture outside. These waterproof wonders give us the option to have voice-operated or timed smart plugs which can control anything in the garden from water features to garden lighting. Sound is also playing a huge part in the garden and with waterproof bluetooth speakers – some even disguised as rocks! now available, there’s no excuse not to fill your garden with music or bird song. Read our post on other smart accessories available for the garden HERE.
Luceco LED Bluetooth Flame Speaker, USB Charged, IP65 Rated, Black
£22.98 in stock
- DECORATIVE FLAME LIGHT WITH BUILT IN BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE SPEAKER: Gives an ambient warm look and feel as it plays your music
- USE WHEN ENTERTAINING OUTDOORS OR TAKE ON HOLIDAYS: Lounging by the pool or enjoying a barbeque outdoors? Don’t be stuck without any music, with the portable flame light Bluetooth speaker
- LONG BATTERY LIFE SO YOU CAN ENJOY 8 HOURS OF MUSIC: And enjoy 30 hours of the flame effect and with the supplied USB cable, you can easily charge the speaker
- ROBUST, DURABLE AND WITH AN IP65 RATING: Makes this flame torch weatherproof, so you can use in flower beds and along patios, ponds and pathways