Gift ideas for people who don't garden

Our Titchfield Garden Centre doesn’t just cater for gardeners.  We challenged the team to find some lovely gifts in store that even people who don’t have a garden will enjoy.  For a range of budgets, here’s our round-up of what we’ll be buying our non-gardening family and friends this Christmas!

Gorilla shovels £ 8.50 (half price) 

Light enough for anyone to use, these colourful shovels would be great at scooping snow, clearing leaves or mucking out.  They would fit in the average car boot neatly, too, for any winter emergencies on the go.

We wouldn’t recommend you try digging the garden with them but they have a range of other uses (giant sandcastles perhaps?).

They are half-price for the time being so scoop up a bargain now!

BBQ tools £ 4.99

Most of us know someone who considers themselves the barbeque maestro so why not add to their toolkit with some of our wooden handled, stainless steel forks and sausage sizzlers?

Currently at a great end-of-season price, snap them up before they go.

(No, we don’t know how you’d wrap them up either but perhaps the tube from the middle of the wrapping paper roll would be useful?)

Animal brackets from £ 8.99

These sturdy brackets are designed to carry the weight of a planted hanging basket so we can’t think of many uses which would need a greater weight-bearing capacity!

Decorated with a selection of adorable animals – the ducks here are just the start – they could be useful and beautiful both indoors and out. 

Hanging shelf £14.99 

Looking for an unusual but water-resistant shower tray?  Or a decorative spice rack?  Although this shelf was designed to hold small plant pots in the garden, we think it’s pretty enough to use indoors too.  Easily see and grab what you’re looking for – and its wire base will mean it doesn’t collect dust.

It can be attached to a wall or used free-standing.

Leaf & grass scoop £12.99 

If you’re buying for someone who likes practical gifts, a pair of scoops could be just the ticket.  Even non-gardeners are likely to need to sweep leaves or snow at some point and these scoops work like giant hands to make the job much quicker.

Mirrors from £17.99 

Our range of decorative mirrors will reflect light into the gloomiest of corners, indoors or out.  They are weather-resistant, so could easily be hung on an outside wall or fence to help illuminate a balcony or garden.  But we also think they’d look lovely in a conservatory or on the stairs, to bounce light around indoors as well.

They come in a range of sizes and prices.

Wall art from £32.99

Another ‘outside/inside’ gift idea is our range of circular wall art.  This colourful butterfly ring is just one example, and is about 75cm (30 inches) in diameter.  It comes with a loop for hanging.

We also have larger rings in a range of different designs so call in and choose for yourself.

More gift ideas

If this hasn’t quite hit the mark for you, try our other selections of suggestions through the links below:
Looking for the perfect gift for a keen gardener?  Look no further than what our Garden Centre staff would love to receive!
Need a stocking filler or Secret Santa gift for a garden-lover?  We’ve got you covered here.
Looking for Dad giftsTry our Fathers’ Day gift ideas – they’ll be just as well received at Christmas!




N. Haggard 20 September 2022

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how delighted I am with my new garden.

Jon, my designer, listened to my ideas and delivered on everything I asked for. I wanted something different to any garden I’d had before, no lawn, no landscaping but packed with plants. He designed such a lovely secret garden, around a statement tree. And I have to commend him for his unwavering patience! I changed my mind a hundred times but never did he give me the impression that he was losing patience with my endless indecision. And my confidence in him led me to place an order for over £10k.

My landscaping team, Blade and Tony, were exceptional, from their work ethic, skill and knowledge, to the way they dealt with me, the customer. My standards are very high and I couldn’t fault them.

All in all, a very professional team of people. And it showed that they all care. I’m over the moon with the finished result. I will send you a before and after photo. Thank you so much.

A delighted customer.

G. Gray. May 2022

My front garden has been transformed by Andy and Bradley who both worked incredibly hard and I am delighted with the result. Andy had the vision and skill to turn my idea into reality and I can't thank him enough.

C. Haig Sept 2021

We recently had our garden landscaped by Hambrooks and I just wanted to pass on my thanks, not just for the outcome - which is superb - but for the professionalism of all the staff involved on the job who are all a credit to you company. Mike, Dave, Les and Adam.

H. Sharp Sept 2021

I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am with my new garden. Melanie was a delight to work with and the ideas she had have worked perfectly. Also Sheldon laid the patio beautifully and him and Dave were a pleaseure to have at my house. Quiet workers and polite.

B. Rendell April 2021

I would like to say how delighted we are with the work carried out. Mel, Paul and Tony all worked very hard, they totally took on board the specific need relating to safety as well as the general garden issues. Paul and Tony were excellent at consulting and discussing with me what I felt best in terms of the brief and adjusting if and as necessary, constantly pleasant and polite to deal with. Mel had picked up on particular issues from the first consultation and offered valuable advice. The outcome means a great deal less worry for me going forward.
Altogether a very positive experience and outcome which I would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Stephen March 2021

Dom and Adam's work (garden maintenance) is greatly appreciated. Dom really listened to everything we discussed very carefully and went out of his way to understand and then act upon that discussion. We are extremely pleased with the work done - both to the pond and pyracantha.


We have been coming to Hambrooks for years and it's our favourite garden centre because of its friendly helpful staff and a great selection of plants and trees and the garden design ideas.

“We wanted to write and say how pleased we are with our low maintenance garden makeover. We are very impressed with the attitude of your staff who were prepared to listen to our requirements. Your team John and Rick brushed up and left everything tidy at the end of the day. We now have a garden we can manage and it looks great. THANK YOU HAMBROOKS.”

Mr & Mrs Venables, Southampton. April 2019

“Dear Josh & Mike We just want to say you both did a brilliant job of designing our garden along with the guys who did the work who were amazing. A few weeks on its looks even better now some of the plants are blooming. Thank you!!”

Mr & Mrs Gazzard, Winchester July 2019

“To James, John & Rikki. Thank you so much, we are delighted with our new garden. We really appreciate the attention to detail, the high quality workmanship and the standard of the finished project. We are amazed at how John & Rikki resolved the difficulties of the site and by the quality of their craftmanship. It was a pleasure to work with them and thank you for making our ideas into something we will enjoy for years to come.”