It’s never too early to start thinking about the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you usually leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute.

In contrast to those who ‘want nothing’, those with a hobby are much easier to buy for, as their pastime provides a wealth of potential gift ideas. If you’re shopping for a green fingered guy or gal, take a look at the following guide for some gardening gift inspiration:

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Garden crates

It’s notoriously difficult to enjoy gardening in small spaces. In fact, many people with yards, balconies and small gardens abandon their horticultural hopes — but this needn’t be the case.

Stacks of Flavour offer specialist wooden garden crates that are perfect for growing vegetables in small spaces. They can be supplied empty or with plants and seeds, and are available in a variety of sizes to fit any garden. For an extra special touch, the crates can be personalised with any name or phrase, so they’re a perfect gift for any gardener.

Trendy trowels

If your recipient considers themselves as something of a fashionista, they’ll need the trendy gardening tools to match. Available at John Lewis, Orla Kiely has designed a range of stylish equipment, including bold patterned trowels and forks. At £19.95 each, they’ll make ideal stocking fillers.


TV gnome

No garden is complete without a gnome, so combine your recipient’s love of gardening and TV with this great gift. stocks the perfect garden ornament for any Game of Thrones fan. Cleverly titled the Game of Gnomes, this cool accessory features a throne made of spades, forks and rakes — what more could you ask for?

Bird feeder

This year, give them a bird feeder like no other and buy them the quirky post box feeder from Find Me A Gift. It’s the perfect way to welcome feathered friends to your garden, without losing any of your recipient’s unique style.