Gifts for Gardeners – a Holkham gift guide

December 7, 2022 | Christmas | 5 minute read

‘Tis the season, and many of you will be busy selecting Christmas presents for your loved ones over the next few weeks. We all love to give (and receive!) gifts and shopping locally can help to reduce the festive season’s impact on the environment. At Holkham’s Courtyard Gift Shop, you will find a range of beautiful products, many of which are produced locally and sustainably. We have curated a series of gift guides to help you to choose thoughtful presents that will keep your friends and family smiling long after they’ve unwrapped them! Today, we’re sharing our gifts for gardeners.

Christmas gifts for gardeners

With our Walled Garden and stunning natural surroundings, it’s unsurprising that we have plenty of gifts for the green-fingered person in your life. From inspiring coffee table books and garden-inspired homeware to practical tools and luxurious pampering pressies to relieve tired bodies after a long day of digging, here are just a few of our gardening gift ideas.

Fikkerts Hand Cream, Wash and Scrub, from £10

While gardening works wonders for our minds, it can result in aching bodies and dirty hands. These luxurious products are perfect for removing grime, leaving hands feeling beautifully refreshed after a day’s digging.

Joe’s ‘All Season One’ Gardening Gloves, £8

Perfect for these colder months – and all year round – these gardening gloves are a practical present that are sure to be used time and time again.

Selection of gardening books, from £8.99

We have a number of gardening books available in our shop, not limited to those pictured. If you are buying for someone who has just started their first garden, then ‘Ten Minute Gardener’ will provide plenty of advice. ‘Little Growers’ is full of gardening activities and recipes to enjoy with children. Whether you are treating a beginner or an expert, one of our books is bound to be suitable.

Nail brush, £9

Clean up after a long day in the soil. Created for gardeners, this nail brush would be an apt addition to the indulgent Fikkert’s products above.

Head Gardener Hook by From Period to Penthouse, £14.50

We all love an ego boost! Crafted from a vintage silver-plated spoon, this hook is hand-stamped with ‘Head Gardener’. Due to the nature of the product, it’s a unique piece and makes a beautiful gift.

Head Gardener’s Choice Seed packets, £2.50

The best kind of seedy stocking filler! For anyone looking to grow their own produce to cook and enjoy, our seed packets contain Head Gardener Mark’s favourite vegetables. The range includes beetroot, pak choi, pumpkins and squash or even scotch bonnets for spice lovers!

Wildflowers Wildlife Collection from Seedball, £15

These tins by Seedball contain a selection of six balls of wallflowers, specifically chosen to support bees, butterflies, hedgehogs, birds, beetles and bats. Plus, the box itself is beautifully illustrated and can be reused as a handy storage container for plant labels, seed packets or around the home.

Trowel and Fork by Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball, £23 each

These hand tools are the perfect combination of practicality and beautiful design. With smooth, beechwood handles and polished stainless steel heads, the tools will glide smoothly through the soil, feel wonderful to hold and will slowly mould itself to the shape of the owner’s hand.

Bee Hotel created by Brian Donovan, £30

Brian Donovan is a local woodworker using wood from local, fallen trees to create habitats for wildlife.. These wooden bee hotels provide shelter to help protect solitary bees, perfect for creating a buzz in anyone’s garden!

A Visit to the Walled Garden

If you want to give the gift of an experience rather than a product, why not promise your plant-loving pal or flower fan a day out to Holkham’s Walled Garden once it reopens in the spring? This will be something to look forward to during the winter months, and is sure to provide plenty of inspiration for their own gardens.

If you’re inspired by these gifts for gardeners, come and visit our gift shop which will be open daily until Christmas Eve with late-night openings on certain dates. We’ll be sharing more gift guides over the next few days. Keep checking our journal, Instagram and Facebook.

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