The best gardening hampers
Treat your green-fingered friends and loved ones to a gardening hamper packed with goodies
If you'd like to show the keen gardener in your life how much you care, you can treat them to a range of gardening hampers designed to give them a rest from all their hard work, or provide some added inspiration for their green space.
Whether you're looking to spur them on in their growing journey with a hamper containing tools and seeds, or if you'd rather provide them with the luxuries to relax after a long day working in the garden, we have a gardening hamper to suit.
For more gift inspiration take a look at our list of the best gardening gifts ideas and – of course – treat them to a Gardens Illustrated magazine subscription here.
Gardener's Gift Hamper
This gardening hamper would make the perfect gift for someone starting out on their gardening journey. It contains lots of the essentials to get started in the garden, including:
- 2 x 10cm (4") metal pots
- 2 x wooden clip-on labels
- 30g raffia tie
- 1 x pair of garden snips
- 1 x wooden dibber with jute twine
- 1 x wooden crate
The green crate makes this an attractive gift too, and it could be put to good use organising the shed year after year. The product is sold by Thompson & Morgan, so you can be sure it's perfect for gardeners.
Best for: beginners, small gardens.
Deluxe Garden Hamper
This gardening hamper includes fun growing kits such as a red hot chilli starter pack, as well as a bonsai tree introductory pack, which can help them grow a variety of small trees. It comes with 10 pots, 10 soil pellets, 10 plant markers and even a pruning kit.
Additional treats include gardening tools and gloves, and a selection of biscuits and tea (with a mug to go with it) so they can take a well earned break after they’ve spent time on their greenery.
Best for: greenhouse gardeners, outdoor gardeners and big gardens.
The Complete Story of Gardening
This gardening hamper from The Newt would make the perfect luxury gift. Not only does it include Penelope Hobhouse's book The Story of Gardening, it also comes with a hand trowel, weeding fork, slate markers, twine and seeds. On top of all of these, the hamper includes a 12-month membership to the gardens at The Newt. With this gift hamper your loved one will feel truly special, and they'll have a whole year of enjoying the beautiful gardens at The Newt to draw inspiration for their own garden.
Best for: garden visits and book worms.
Garden Tea Break Hamper
- Buy now from hampers.com (£49).
This is a gardening hamper with a twist! Rather than including gardening products, this hamper is perfect for people looking to unwind after spending time in their garden. It is packed full of British products; once they've spent a day in the outdoors they'll love settling down to afternoon tea with baked apple and custard biscuits with a slice of Dundee cake. The handmade soap and hand cream are also perfect for hard-working hands that have spent a day in the garden, and the scented candle is perfect for unwinding after a long day.
Best for: afternoon tea, gardening breaks.
- Buy now from Petersham Nurseries (£190).
This gardening hamper from Petersham Nurseries would make an excellent luxury gift for any gardener. Including a terracotta pot, fork and trowel, plant markers and a hand care set, it has everything your loved one will need for the next gardening season.
Best for: luxury gifts.
The Gift Box
This gardening hamper from The Gift Box Store would make a great gift for any gardener. It would be especially great for Mother's Day or Christmas. The set includes a garden fork, a trowel, gardening gloves and two scented candles in a decorative gift box. The floral pattern on the tools makes them really distinctive, so they're less likely to get lost amongst the flower beds. This is the perfect gardening hamper for someone who will be spending long days in the garden and then wants to come indoors to unwind.
Best for: Mother's Day.
Garden Gift Hamper
- Buy now from Etsy (from £24.99).
This gardening hamper from BRHampersCo on Etsy would make the ideal gift for any keen gardener. Not only does it come with garden products like bulbs, seeds and pots, it also contains a few treats like chocolate and coffee. You can customise the box too, by adding a travel mug if you'd like to make it extra special.
Best for: allotments, veg gardening.
If you're looking for more gift ideas, you can take a look at our recommendations of gifts for plant lovers.
Molly is the Gardens Illustrated's editorial and digital assistant. She has a roof garden and has her RHS level 2.
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