Christmas gifts for gardeners

Find the perfect Christmas present from our selection of stylish and practical gifts to delight even the most seasoned of gardeners. 


It's pretty much impossible to escape the signs that Christmas is just around the corner; the lights are up, the high street is busy and festive tunes play from every shop door.

If you're trying to find the perfect present for the gardener in your life, avoid the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and take a look at our selection of stylish and practical gifts that every gardener will love. 

Handmade Star of Bethlehem decorations, medium (11cm) £23, large (15cm) £39, Manufactum.


Steam-bent Coat Loop Rail, from £195, and No.1 Christmas Bauble, box of three, £275, both Tom Raffield; Long Reversible Bomber Jacket, £245, Parka London; Hand Shears, £27, Jakoti; Hand Woven Jute Macrame Market Bag, olive, £29, and Waterproof Wool Picnic Blanket, £99, both The Future Kept; Toboggan, £59, Hen & Hammock. All other items stylist’s own.


Left Lifestyle 8oz Hunter’s Flask with four cups in pale blue/silver or navy leather, £125, Ettinger. Middle Fine Lambswool Mittens in grey, £34, The Future Kept. Right Bird House Silver Thermometer, window-mounted, £9.80, Northlight.


Left Japanese Secateurs, £38, Manufactum. Middle Moba Star Candlestick, £16.95, Nkuku; Extra Tall Tapered Beeswax Candles, £16 a pair, The London Honey Company; Longton Jug (medium), £14, and Pot (medium), £55, both Neptune. Right Well Watering Can, £159, Really Well Made; Opinel Le Secateur, £49.95, Fforest.


Left Dill Print, from £20, Clarissa Hulse. Middle Folklore Enamel Tumblers, set of four, £29.97, Fred Aldous; Ghillie Kettle (1.5L), £54, Objects of Use. Right Palissade Lounge Chair, £295, and Ottoman, £199, both Hay; Dill Linen Cushion, £45, Clarissa Hulse; Knitted Alpaca Throw, mustard, £85, Burford; Welsh Wool Blanket, charcoal, £245, Fforest.


Handmade Brass Acorns (from a set of Woodland Table Scatters), £12, and large Bronze Wreath Hoop, £22 for a set of two sizes (small 20cm and large 30cm diameter), both Rowen & Wren; Tsuki, the moon, Japanese Brass Trivet, £70, Objects of Use. All other items stylist’s own.


Left English Oak & Hazelnut Cologne, £88 for 100ml, Jo Malone. Middle Red Cross Back Apron, £44, Liz Evans; Felco Secateurs, from £36.99, Crocus. Right Washi Tape, from £2.50, Fox and Star; Tape Dispenser, £29, Another Country; Rite in the Rain Pocket Notebook in green, £4.99, Go Outdoors.


Left Living Pattern Postcard Packet, £11.99, Eastern Biological; Bibi Vases, set of 6, £19.95,  All Things Brighton Beautiful. Middle Harvesting basket, £30, Hen & Hammock. Right Tiny Kiko Decorations, set of 3, brass, copper or zinc, £19.95, Nkuku.


Left Tool Pouch, £24. Niwaki; De Wit Victorian Trowel, £21.99, Crocus. Middle Double Pencil Sharpener, £8, Labour and Wait. Right Tree Calendar Print (26 x 26cm), £60, The Boy Frost.


Left Aigloo Boot Socks, marron, £20, and Landfor Rubber Boots, brown, £49, Aigle. Middle Urban Insect Hotel, Bird Feeder, and Nest Box, £21.99 each, Simon King Wildlife. Right Leather Rope Swing, from £269, Sitting Spiritually.


Left Black Teapot, from £48, Peter Bodenham. Middle Autumn Beech Leaf Block Print on Japanese washi paper, €240, and large, plywood Hanging Frame, €40, both Superfolk. Right Barrow BBQ Fire Pit by Konstantin Slawinski, £799, Conran Shop.


Left Everdure Cube Portable Barbeque by Heston Blumenthal, orange, £149, John Lewis. Middle Rubber Squeeze Flower Sprinkler, £10.50, Manufactum; Tarred String, £4.75 each, Wells & Winter. Right Lifestyle Square Tape Measure (tan leather), £75, Ettinger.


This article was taken from the December 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated (255).

Photography Jason Ingram
Product selection Alys Hurn
Styling Niki Goss




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