The ten best gifts for gardeners

Lavender lovers will adore this gift from The Gluttonous Gardener
Lavender lovers will adore this gift from The Gluttonous Gardener
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Things to make life easier and better for you.

1 Briers’ stardust boots, £19.99, available from garden centres and Amazon.

Help your loved ones stand out from the crowd by treating them to a pair of boots which sparkle in the sunlight, outshining the old green wellies any day.

2 Burgon & Ball wildlife haven, from £13.95-£14.95 each, available from The Garden Centre Group or burgonandball.com

Wildlife enthusiasts will love one of these stylish havens.

Designed by award-winning designer, Sophie Conran, the havens offer shelter and protection to our natural pest controllers and pollinators.

3 Stainless steel Olympian rings ornament, £24.99, from home2garden.co.uk

Thoughts may be turning to the Olympics next year, but those who prefer to be in the garden can enjoy this eye-catching ornament instead.

There’s a hanging crystal in the centre of each ring, reflecting the light and colours of the flowers and plants.

4 Folding pocket secateurs, £14.99, from applestopears.com

These special edition beech handle secateurs may be just the ticket for people who don’t like stuffing bulky tools in their gardening apron.

The robust pruners have two extra tools hidden in the handle – a garden knife and saw blade – and come with a handy pouch which slides on to your belt.

5 Heritage Seed Library gift membership, £20 a year, from gardenorganic.org.uk

Members receive the annual Heritage Seed Library catalogue and a choice of up to six different packets of vegetable seeds as well as the members’ magazine.

6 Lavender set, £42, from The Gluttonous Gardener (glut.co.uk) – pictured above.

Lavender is among the most popular of florals, so a gift awash with the stuff will leave the recipient intoxicated by the perfume. Buy a gift set of a lavender plant in a large terracotta pot ready to be planted, a delicious jar of lavender jelly and a generous bagful of dried lavender flowers to scent the room, arriving in a decorative crate.

7 V&A gardening gloves, £18, from vandashop.com

These elegant gloves come in a selection of beautiful patterns.

8 Gardman Hampton candle lanterns, from £29.99, call 01406 372 227 for stockists.

Create atmospheric lighting inside and out with some contemporary lanterns made from striking metal and glass.

They can be suspended from a hook, tree or placed on a patio or decking area for night-time lighting around the barbecue.

9 Gardeners’ A5 diary, £12.99, from gettingpersonal.co.uk

Personalise your gift with this pretty present featuring the recipient’s name printed on each page.

10 Handcare kit, £6.99, from applestopears.com

For the gardener whose hands need some TLC, look no further than this handcare kit, containing a useful pair of gloves and lightly scented hand cream in a pretty tin.