Thinking of ideas for presents can be a hard task at the best of times and garden gift ideas 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?
10 Best Unusual Gardening Gift Ideas in the UK
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.
2. Cooking Logs
A great one off, single use, eco log burner. No chemical igniters required and ready to cook on in 20 minutes.
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.
4.Inflatable Green House
We have found this brilliant inflatable greenhouse. Ideal as a temporary greenhouse if space is at a premium. Inflate in the spring and deflate once the tender plants are ready for outside temperatures.
5.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.
6.Tip It Up Handles
These ingenious iTip wheel barrow handles aid the tipping of wheel barrows. The hand grips move around it’s own axis as the user lifts the handles to tip the rubbish out. This not only reduces strain on the users wrists but, with keeping a firm grip on the handles at all times, stops the wheelbarrow from falling from one side or the other. Can be fitted to any existing wheelbarrow.
7.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.
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.
9. 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.
10. Cordless Secateurs
Bosch cordless pruners are power assisted secateurs. A must have tool in the garden, brilliant for rose pruning with 3 power settings.
Cordless garden tools also make great presents. Have a look at my post on How to Choose Cordless Garden Tools.