22 November 2023

Kew’s Christmas gift guide for gardeners

Dig into our top gifts for gardening enthusiasts – from best-selling leather gloves to interactive bee hives.

By Grace Brewer

Collection of books, grow bars, pots and tools for gardeners

As the festive season approaches, finding the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones can be both exciting and challenging. 

For those with a passion for gardening, Kew Shop offers a vibrant array of products combining practicality with botanical beauty. 

In this Christmas gift guide, we explore a selection of unique and thoughtful presents sure to wow any gardener on Christmas morning.

Look the part 

Kick off the gift-giving with a pair of high-quality Kew gardening gloves

Designed for comfort and durability, these handmade leather gardening gloves provide optimal protection for tending to delicate flowers or tackling tougher tasks. They do all this without sacrificing on style too. 

Voted as ‘Which? Gardening Magazine Best Buy gardening gloves’, they are a perfect fit for those with green fingers. 

Why not complete the look with a crossback apron? Featuring our elegant Kew Rose print, this apron shields clothes from soil and stains whilst adding a touch of botanical charm to the gardening experience. 

The apron’s pocket enhances its functionality, offering a handy place to put cuttings, seed packets, or gardening tools.

The gift that keeps on giving

Whilst many gardeners brave the great outdoors, some enjoy turning soil or planting seeds indoors. 

The Kew gardener’s gift box for indoor gardening is a perfect starter pack for the curious grower or even the fair-weather gardener who fancies retreating inside.

Packed with essentials, this gift box includes everything needed to nurture plants within the cozy confines of your home. 

Oh, sow festive

With the succulent mix seed growing kit, you can introduce the blooming beauty of succulents into your gardener’s home. 

Providing the opportunity to cultivate a wide variety of succulent species, this handy kit is the first step to your very own mini-indoor desert. 

If your gardener giftee has a streak of culinary curiosity, they may want to elevate their gardening experience by growing edible flowers. 

A collision of two wonderful worlds, this edible flower seed set offers the chance for your gardener to grow their own creative ingredients, planting the seed for delicious florals, and even an expanded palette. 

All the gear, and great ideas

A trio of essential hand tools, including a trowel and weedfork, make up this elegant Kew stainless gardening hand tool gift set

A brand-new edition to our range and crafted for durability and performance, these tools are a must-have for any gardener – and will be the crowning jewel of any festive stocking. 

Another great gift for the eco-friendly gardener in your life is this ocean plastic pot

Crafted from recycled ocean plastic, this sturdy pot features a mesmerizing wave pattern that adds a touch of coastal charm to any home or garden. 

Leaf through a good read

Expand your gardener's knowledge with our book Gardening with winter plants – insights, tips, and practical advice abound with this helpful manual. 

Guide your gardener around getting the most out of the winter garden with this invaluable resource. 

With the Kew gardener’s guide to growing shrubs, every gardener can delve into the secrets of cultivating these woody plants. 

This informative book provides expert advice on selecting, planting, and caring for a variety of shrubs, making it an ideal companion for every aspiring horticulturalist. 

For the pollinators

We know how important bees are to our ecosystem, so Christmas is a great time to make them the star of the gifting show. Enhance any gardener’s appreciation for nature with the interactive bee hive

This educational gift allows your gardener to observe the fascinating world of bees up close, promoting biodiversity and ecological awareness. 

Alternatively, why not help your gardener create a pollinator-friendly garden with the small bee block in this sunny shade of yellow. 

This compact bee habitat is a thoughtful gift sure to support the wellbeing of essential pollinators at a time when a landing pad can be hard to find.

Give the gift of Kew

A year-round delight, Kew Gardens has something to see in every season. With our special gift memberships, why not mark Christmas or show someone you care with a year's access to the Gardens?

Not only would the recipient have access to the Gardens, but also priority booking and a range of behind-the-scenes events exclusive to our membership community. 

Choose from a range of membership options tailored to suit everyone. 

Buy a Kew gift membership

Need a last-minute Christmas gift? Kew Gift Membership certificates are still available to digitally download and make the perfect present!

Colourful Kew gift membership cards on a festive red background

This Christmas, delight the gardeners in your life with thoughtful and botanical gifts from Kew Gardens. 

From stylish gloves to educational bee habitats, succulent kits to essential tools, each item is crafted to enhance the gardening experience and bring any garden into full bloom. 

Grow the festive joy and help them grow the garden!

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