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Gardening gifts: Cushion in Pomegrante

Garden gifts: furniture for Christmas presents

Published: October 9, 2020 at 9:05 am

Pick from our specially curated Christmas gift list of excellent garden and home furniture and soft furnishings guaranteed to be enjoyed by gardeners

A few of our favourite things that we'd love in our stockings. The Christmas gifts below are a mixture of furniture you can use in the garden and in the home and should delight any gardener. Don't miss our gift guide for kids gardening presents and the list of all the kit you need to add to your own Christmas list.


Don't miss our bumper guide to the 57 best gardening gifts for Christmas.

IvyLine Outdoor Kew Fire Pit

Gardening gift: Kew firepit

If you really want to splash out on a garden gift for a loved one, a fire pit is a good way to go. Combining style and practicality, this IvyLine garden fire pit from Amara is made from iron, frost-resistant material (making it usable all year round) and has an elegant flower design that will easily complement a range of gardens.

Fire pits let you make the most of your garden as the nights draw in earlier and the days get colder. You can wrap up in a blanket and enjoy a drink (or a toasted marshmallow!) with your nearest and dearest.

The Kew Fire Pit measures 30cm in height, 52cm in width and 52cm in depth.

Be sure to check out our other favourite fire pits here

Cost £160

Buy from Amara

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Acacia Garden Units

Garden storage trolleys

Smart additions to outdoor dining areas, these Black Friday garden furniture sets are made from acacia wood. Bring them out for barbecues and garden parties as a stylish way to store food supplies and herb pots. 

You can choose between a cabinet with a black granite top and a storage unit with open shelves and steel work surface. 

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Pomegranate Chevron Tufted Cushion

Gardening gifts: Cushion in Pomegrante

Another great present that can amplify the appearance of an outdoor area is this bold and fabulous pomegranate cushion from Curious Egg. Perfect for lounging on outdoors and indoors on the sofa on rainy days.

The deep pomegranate colour with lighter pink contrasting and tufted chevron design is on trend and bound to be a firm favourite with visitors.
The cushion is 60cm in width, 40cm in height and weighs 2kg. At 2kg this cushion is great for outdoor seating areas as its weight will make sure it stays in place, even on windier days. It’s made from a combination of polyester and cotton with a feather filler for added comfort.

Cost £45.00
Buy from Curious Egg

Kikkerland Ivy String Lights

Gardening gifts: Ivy Stringlights

A great addition to brighten up any outdoor or indoor area, these remote controlled ivy-inspired string lights by Kikkerland will add a gorgeous level of comforting light to any room or outdoors area at home. Guaranteed to make rooms feel cosier in the evenings and less up-keep than real ivy!

The lights are 10 feet long and features eight different animation settings that you’re able to toggle between using the remote control provided. Batteries are also included for the remote control when you buy the string lights and all is required is a USB port to plug the lights into.

Cost £15.00

Buy from Urban Outfitters


Gold Stem Wall Sconce

Gardening gifts: Gold Stem wall sconce

If you have someone in mind who’s in the process of doing up their garden or outdoors area, this beautiful hand cast, gold stem wall sconce will look stunning and provide a gorgeous candle-lit ambiance for any occasion.

It has a lovely gold finish and rustic texture to its surface, yet will look elegant and classic in an outdoor setting. The product comes with the fitting at the back, all that is required is a nail or screw in the wall in order to slot the fitting over. It’s a great excuse to buy more candles this winter!

The sconce weighs 824g and is made from aluminium with a matt gold finish and has a height of 57cm.

Cost £35.00

Buy from Curious Egg

Matchbox Seat Pads

Gardening gift: Matchbox cushions

Garden seating doesn’t have to be dull. And thanks to these bright, retro-inspired cushions, you can really liven up dark or outdated garden furniture. If you know a gardener who loves to entertain, these would be an ideal gift for them.

Taking inspiration from retro matchboxes, these handmade cushions come in a range of quirky designs including lovebirds, parrots and cockerels - a great gift for gardeners and for nature lovers alike. The pads can be used both indoor and out too, making them a great transitional item.

Each seat pad measures 5cm in height, 40cm in width and 40cm in depth.

Take a look at our favourite selection of garden seating here

Cost £35

Buy from Graham & Green

Riviera chic folding table

Arc en Ciel Folding Table

An eco designed folding table in a colour that offers a little bit of joie de vivre. Made by Emu, this Arc en Ciel Folding Table is rectangle and made from lacquered steel and could be used for inside or outside, as you wish.

It's made from recyclable metal too, so no need to put it anywhere near landfill when you've finished with it.

The table itself is 110 x 70cm and if green isn't your thing, there are a selection of other colours in the range.

Cost £215

Buy from Made In Design 

Rattan hanging chair

Desirae Swing Chair with Stand

Looking for a comfortable hanging chair to appreciate the garden, or view from the window of the garden from? This chair may be what you need. It comes with padded, comfy cushions and it has a boho aesthetic that we love. You could fit it on your balcony or garden terrace, as well as in an inside corner. It's also faux rattan, which means it'll live for a long time and won't weather quickly in the garden.



Buy from Wayfair

For more gift ideas and inspiration, head to our Christmas hub


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