How to Save Money on Gardening Gifts

Follow this handy guide to save money on gardening gifts.

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Throughout the year, there are plenty of opportunities for gift-giving, whether that’s birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Valentine’s Day. If your gift recipient has a passion for gardening, then a present relating to their favourite hobby will likely be a hit. Here at MyVoucherCodes, we’re all about getting the most out of your money, so I’ve compiled a list of top tips for saving money on gardening gifts.   

Put Together a Gift Box

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It may be tempting to buy a pre-made gardening gift set, but they can often be expensive and cost more than if you purchased each item individually and put them in your own homemade gift box. As well as it being cheaper, another great aspect of making your own gift box is that you can personalise it, carefully choosing each item to suit the person you’re shopping for - they’re sure to love it! 

Make a Gift from Scratch

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There’s nothing better than getting a homemade gift, so why not get your creative juices flowing and make something special? From homemade bird baths to insect hotels, our budget-friendly garden projects guide can give you some inspiration for things to make for your loved ones. 

Shop Out of Season

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According to our best time to buy calendar, August is the perfect time to purchase gardening items. This is because they’ll often go on sale as there is less demand for them as we head into the colder months. So if you have the space, it’s a good idea to buy garden gifts when they’re on sale and store them away until you need them.  

Check Discount Shops and Supermarkets

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Discount stores like B&M, Poundland, The Range and Home Bargains often sell gardening gifts for a fraction of the price that you would find them at garden specialist stores. As well as this, supermarkets often sell gardening goods, so when you’re doing your food shop, make sure you check around for some great deals. 

Do Price Comparisons

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Doing price comparisons when shopping for gardening gifts is essential as prices can vary massively from shop to shop. So be sure to make notes and check out a variety of retailers and head to your local garden centres if you can. If you’re on the hunt for the cheapest houseplants or cheapest garden plants to get as gifts, our guides can give you advice on gorgeous plants that are great value for money. 

Look for Discount Codes

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It may seem obvious that we’d recommend looking for discount codes here at MyVoucherCodes, but they really can save you a lot of money! Some of our favourite gardening stores that often have discount codes include: 

Emma Webber
Editor

Hi, I'm Emma! I've been working at MyVoucherCodes since January 2022. Before joining the MyVoucherCodes team, I had already been working in the savings industry for a good few years so I have a lot of knowledge on how to be a savvy shopper, and I love sharing my top money-saving tips. 

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and being out in the countryside, dancing my heart out at festivals, painting, gardening and running. I also adore animals and since 2021, I've been a Website Editor and Social Media volunteer for a cat charity, writing about cats that are ready for adoption, happy rehoming stories and fundraising events.