If you have a garden or allotment lover to buy for this Christmas. I have rounded up a few ideas from some lovely companies. There are even some to encourage the kids to get involved.
Having used thin gardening gloves I now know the importance of a decent pair. Why no treat someone to these Bradleys: Suede and Leather Gardening Gloves £32. From The Wonderful Garden Company who have loads of gift ideas.
These hand-crafted gardening gloves will bring some colour and cheer their gardening. Handmade in Bradleys tannery in the UK, these lovely gardening gloves have soft leather to protect your hands coupled with long suede cuffs to protect your arms from attack.
You can’t go wrong with a planter and this Mini Cat’s Whiskers Terracota planter £4.99 is very cute. You can add a succulent for a ready grown present.
Or the Mister and Mrs Plant Set £14.99 would make a lovely gift for any couple who love their house plants and the quirky, simplistic design is certain to put a smile on anyones face. I love the way they are looking at each if you place them the right way when next to each other!
Both of these gifts are from The Gift Experience who have a huge range of gifts for every person in your life.
Denys & Fielding range of indoor / outdoor candles are made to bring the outside in as well as enjoy during laid back evenings in the garden. Natural, sustainable and beautiful. Each candle is vegan friendly, using only natural ingredients and essential oils.
This Nutmeg and Ginger candle is perfect for a cosy winters night in £16.50. It smells amazing! Each candle has a burn time of 45 hours and is presented in a beautiful enamel container with a choice of two colours: green or grey. Hand poured in Kent, each candle is gift wrapped in fully recyclable packaging, making it a truly thoughtful gift.
Looking after your hands when you have been gardening is a must, so a nice natural, hand care kit would be a great gift idea for that gardener in your life.
Norfolk Natural Living’s range embodies their passion for the Norfolk countryside and coast. They believe that raising a family is enough of a challenge without having to worry about the chemicals in your home or the damage they do to the environment. Which is why all of their natural cleaning and garment care products are biodegradable, non-toxic, free from chlorine and bleach, use plant based ingredients and yet, are gentle enough for even a baby’s delicate skin.
They use PET packaging as it’s 100% recyclable and you can refill your bottles at their store in Holt. The Hand Wash available in either Sea Salt or Lavender scent £15 is perfect for after a long day in the garden. It gently cleanses your hands without drying them out and has been great for my exzema price skin.
The Hand Cream also £15 and available in the same scents, is made using traditional methods and with the finest herbal extracts. Coconut oil and shea butter are blended to nourish your skin, whilst aloe vera soothes even the hardest working hands. Both are crafted from scratch in our little workshop in Norfolk.
Perfect stocking fillers are these tins from Seedball. The Limited Edition Seasonal Seedballs are a festive spin on three of Seedball’s best loved tins – Bee Merry, Let it Snow! and Wonderland – available individually (£6) or as a set of three tins (£18) with 20 seedballs in each tin.
Bee Merry – Brilliant for bees and contains Foxglove, Red Clover, Wild Marjoram, Chamomile, Corn Marigold and Cornflower
Let it Snow! – a stunning all-white flowering wildflower mix for bees and butterflies that contains Meadowsweet, White Clover, Oxeye Daisy, White Campion and Yarrow.
Wonderland – for magical forests… and also shady spots in your garden or balcony and contains Red Campion, Ragged-Robin, Bellflower, Meadow Buttercup, Meadowsweet, Forget-me-not, and Oxeye daisy.
Or instead of buying a gift you could give a hand made gift from the garden, your allotment or the wild. I am planning on giving Sloe gin this year, in little glass bottles, from sloe berries and hedgerow berries I have foraged.
It’s really simple to make and is a lovely zero waste gift idea.
Know a child who is a keen gardener or want a gardening gift ou can do with a child. Have a look at the Mud + Bloom box we love it. With 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions available to buy as a gift from £35.85
If you put a note in the gift message box to let them know it’s for Christmas they will make sure that January’s box is posted out to arrive in time for Christmas.
The Mud + Bloom boxes, for 3-8 year old’s, are created to inspire children to connect with Nature. Each box includes everything you need for four seasonal activities: gardening and nature crafts – along with instructions, nature news and a quiz aimed at teaching children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall.
All seeds are certified organic and biodynamic. They also provide organic peat free compost pellets in each box, to enable you to get planting immediately.
This Sow and Grow – Magical Fairy Flowers gift set £9.99 is another great gardening gift for a child. It gives then the chance to grow their very own magical fairy garden flowers and will help them to learn about flowers, plants and nature.
The gift pack includes everything They will need to grow some sweet pea, poppy plants and a mix of flowers.
For a larger present you can’t go wrong with a Gtech Cordless Grass Trimmer £129.99
Keep your lawn looking its best with their cordless grass trimmer. You can cut and edge your lawn to perfection with no cord, no messy petrol motor and, best of all, no hassle. Lightweight and comfortable to use, this trimmer has a 30 minute runtime from a 4hr charge.