Growing kits make fantastic gifts for friends and family; they’re fun to put together and you can enjoy tucking into your tasty treats further down the line. Plus, the process is simple, so they’re suitable for gardening novices, young and old.
Alternatively, if you’ve always fancied producing your own fruit and veg, and you want to make the job as quick and easy as possible, a growing kit is the perfect solution. It comes with everything you need to get started, all in one neat pack.
Our favourite growing kits
Plant Theatre Funky Veg Plant Seeds
For the gardener who wants to experiment with their vegetable patch, this growing kit contains everything they’ll need to produce a range of unusual crops including purple carrots, stripy tomatoes, golden courgettes and rainbow chard.
The gift set from the Plant Theatre Store also includes five growing pots, five peat discs and five markers, as well as useful tips on how to get these particular veggies growing.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, this would make for a fun (and edible) treat for expert gardeners who want to try something new, or newbies who want to grow something fun.
Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seedbom Gift Box
Designed for the guerrilla gardener, these eco-friendly seed bombs can be dotted around a loved one’s garden to help encourage wildlife such as birds, bees and butterflies. The gift set includes four different seed bombs, including Pollinator Beebom and Featherbom which contain a mix of wildflower seeds.
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The choice of seeds have been chosen specifically from the RHS selection of those that are perfect for pollinators, so you can be confident that they'll have the area buzzing with life.
They’re suitable for garden use or a simple pot, and would make a colourful and friendly gift for the keen gardener in your life.
Mushroom Windowsill Kit - King Oyster
Calling all mushroom lovers! There’s a huge variety of different mushroom-growing kits out there, but this is one of our favourites. It comes with everything you need to grow King Oysters, a popular variety often used in Asian cuisine, like stir-fries. They’re delicious raw or cooked, with a deep, meaty flavour and texture.
With the proper care, you can expect this mushroom-growing kit to give you up to three pickings, and the first one should be ready in just a few weeks. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a complete novice, you should be able to get some impressive results with this fun set.
Grow Your Own Pizza or Salad
If you really want to channel your veg-growing efforts into a particular meal, try one of these sets from Border in a Box. They focus on creating delicious foods like pizza and fresh salad, so you can show off your masterpiece around the dinner table.
Choose the grow-your-own salad kit for tomato, radish, rocket and spinach seeds. Or opt for the grow-your-own pizza kit, which includes chilli, tomato and basil seeds, as well as wooden plant markers and recipe cards. You can learn how to make hot sauce and basil pesto as well as a tomato pizza base.
All the instructions are included, so you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy delicious home-grown treats!
Rosé wine and Growsecco grow kits
If you know someone who enjoys the odd glass of something bubbly - or you’re partial to a drop yourself - these little packs should make a fun treat. At £12 each, they’re also perfect favours for parties and hen do’s.
We admit, you won’t end up with a glistening glass of your favourite cooling drink - but you will be able to enjoy growing the grapes you’d use to make them. The pack includes grape seeds, growing pots and natural coconut husk compost discs, so you can get started straight away.
Beets, Roots and Leaves Gift Seed Kit
Create a rainbow meal with this kit that helps to grow beets, roots and leaves for a delicious and colourful salad. Featuring cucamelon seeds, beetroot rainbow mix, tomato yellow pear and other radiant ingredients, this growing kit also includes 12 starter pots as well as 450g of nutrient compost to ensure they grow.
Though the expert gardener won't need them, there are step-by-step instructions and growing tips if you have this in mind for a beginner.
Grow Your Own Quirky Gardener's Gift Set
- Buy now from Primrose (£37.99)
Another one for the more experimental gardeners, this growing kit produces quirky plants. These include purple carrots, aubergines and sweetcorn, as well as a selection of small bonsai trees. Plus, there’s a cocktail kit, so they can relax with a drink when the work is done.
This kit is 100% plastic free and includes 10 biodegradable bamboo pots, so would be a great choice for those who are equally curious and eco-conscious.
Noah's Box Pottery + Grow Your Own Seeds Starter Kit
- Buy now from Noah's Box
For gardeners with a keen crafty side, you can’t beat this arty kit from Noah’s Box. Not only does it come with essentials like seeds, biodegradable tubs and grow pellets, but it also has everything you need to create your very own clay plant pots!
In fact, just one of these growing kits includes 2kg of premium, British clay - enough for two people to make a few pieces each.
You won’t need any special equipment; the set comes with carving tools and you can air-dry your pots in under 48 hours. Plus, you’ll find loads of handy guides in the instruction manual and accompanying online videos.
Other grow kits we love:
- Joules Spaghetti Sauce Kit
- Build Your Own Garden With Flowers Ideal For Clay Soil
- Grow It - Carnivorous Plants
- Grow Your Own Herb Garden
- Shady Garden Border Design Ready Made Kit
- Grow Your Own Chilli & Bonsai Kit
- Chilli Fire Bucket Grow Set
- Birth Flower Seed Box Gift Set
- Kids' Sunflower Complete Gardening Gift Set
Alice is a digital writer with a knack for tracking down the most innovative and exciting products to hit the market. Working across several of Our Media's special interest brands, she's written for publications including Countryfile, Gardens Illustrated and Science Focus. Outside of work - and lusting over homeware and gardening products - you’ll find her rambling in the great outdoors or watching an old film.