02 January 2024

Gift Guide 2024: Ideas for The Garden and Outdoor Lover

A new home means a new garden and if you have an avid gardener in your life, you know how important their pastime is to them. Whether it manifests in an obsession with the best garden tools or a constant appetite for new plants, it can be difficult to find the best gardening gift for someone who has it all. That’s where we can help.

Gardening Tools

Gardening is almost impossible with your bare hands, and a miserable experience with poor tools. Getting some of the best tools into your shed won’t make you a better gardener overnight, but it will make for a faster, more efficient, and far more pleasant experience.
Best Garden Fork: Roamwild Multi-Digger Garden Digging Spading Fork  £59.99
Everything you need in one light weight strong reinforced garden digging fork design. A digging fork with unique diamond pointed tapered lump chopping bladed tines and dual grip technology, making it much easier to dig and quicker to break up lumps of soil. An essential tool for any new gardener.
Best Value Multi-tool/Secateurs
Gentlemen's Hardware Garden Multi-Tool Acacia Wood and Titanium Finish,  £18.88
Spear & Jackson 3056GS/12 Neverbend Stainless Hand Tool Gift Set:  £25.89


You can’t beat a stunning outdoor planter for dialling up the patio style stakes. With lots of exciting new materials being used to manufacture these garden must-haves, there are plenty of innovative and beautiful designs to choose from. From weatherproof planters to lightweight containers that are easy to move, and smart pots that help to keep your plants alive.
Traditional Wooden Planter: Palma Rectangular Planter Oak World £109
The Palma Rectangular Planter in Grey is a stunning addition to your outdoor space, offering a combination of style and functionality. Crafted from solid hardwood, specifically Eucalyptus, this planter is not only visually appealing but also durable and long-lasting.

Classic Terracotta: Terracotta Tapered Cube Planter (primrose.co.uk)


Furniture Sets

Finding the best garden furniture for your outside space will instantly transform your outdoor living area, providing you with somewhere to relax, entertain and dine alfresco, and enabling you to extend your living space out onto the patio or decking during the warmer months of the year. Whether you choose dining table and chairs, corner sofas or swinging egg chairs there really is something for everyone.
Al Fresco Dining in Style: Salcombe Outdoor Living White Patterned 2.0m Table & 6 Light Grey Chai – Chiltern Oak Furniture – £1,399
This investment piece will last the test of time. Durable and stylish it combines clean lines with on-trend colour fabrics that are made to the highest quality, ensuring your garden is ready for hosting whatever the weather. 
Traditional Rattan: EVRE Rattan Outdoor Garden Furniture Set 4 Seater California Sofa Set with Coffee Table (Brown) :  £349.99

Fire Pits

Garden fire pits provide a cosy campfire atmosphere in any garden. They can make the focal point of a patio for big gatherings or part of a quiet, comfy nook to curl up in. Garden fire pits can keep a party going long after sunset, or keep you snug while you relax after work. If fitted with grills, they can even be used to barbecue, toast marshmallows, or cook popcorn.

Splashing out: Nest iron fire pit bowl:  £219
A decorative feature whether lit or unlit, this contemporary birds’ nest fire bowl makes a stunning centrepiece for nights in the garden. These Crocus Collection fire bowls are made from 3-4mm thick sheet iron coated with a durable fire-retardant paint so they may be left outside all year round.

Budget Chiminea: Charles Bentley Outdoor Patio Chiminea B&Q £59.49

Or check out: Best fire pits in the UK for 2023 | BBC Gardeners World Magazine

Outdoor Mood Lighting

No decent outdoor scheme is complete without some illumination. A set of well-chosen garden lights can really improve your home's outdoor space as they'll ensure you can enjoy sitting outside long into the evening and give the place a twinkly aesthetic boost. 

Fairy lights: 4lite Festoon 10m Outdoor LED IP44 Lighting - Screwfix £49.99
An easy, inexpensive way to turn your garden into a twinkly paradise. These fairy lights are weatherproof for all year-round outdoor usage. Ideal for garden parties and dining alfresco in your garden or outdoor space.
Solar hanging lights: SUNNOW Solar Garden Lights - 4 Pack Solar Mason Jar Lights Garden Hanging Lantern   £29.98

Gardeners Gifts

If you’re looking for something a little smaller that maybe even has that extra personal touch, then sunhats, wellies, personalized signs for the shed, gloves and even seeds can all be a welcome thoughtful gift.
Gardeners Utility Bag: Waxed Canvas Gardening Bag By Life of Riley £81
This waxed canvas and leather handled gardening bag is waterproof and rigid in its design with eight pockets to accommodate a whole variety of tools. Perfect for any gardening enthusiasts.

The Perfect Gloves: Strawberry Thief Gardening Gift Set £25