I am a proud lover of gardening and the Old House garden is my favourite place to be. It is difficult to get into the garden at this time of year as it’s so dark when I get home from work. However, every weekend, my Hubbie and I are to be found pottering in the garden doing various jobs!
I thought I would share with you some of the things I have seen that would be perfect presents for the gardener in your life this Christmas. I have not be compensated or employed to write this post but thought I would show you some of the things that caught my eye this Christmas.
There are so many garden tools out there but all gardeners need tools such as good quality spades, to use in their gardens. Here are my favourites:
Compost Aerator by Burgon & Ball
This tool is not a necessity but I think this could make a great gift for the compost nut! This would make turning the compost so much easier. This company have some amazing tools and at £19.99, I think this is good value for money. This site has some great, wooden, traditional tools that look really sturdy and well made.
Japanese carbon steel secateurs from Kew garden website
I love these as they look really sharp. There is nothing worse than blunt secateurs! They are expensive at £90 but I think that would be justified by the fact that they would last a long time.
Seeds and Bulbs
Grow your own weird vegetable patch from Glut
This box would be perfect as an unusual gift for someone who loves growing vegetables. I love that they include the slate too. This is £30 and includes seeds for Striped Beetroot, Rainbow Carrots and Tromboncino Squash.
Kew Collection Seeds from Kew shop
I’d love these seeds as a gift. I think they look classy and who wouldn’t want to try to replicate the Great Broad Walk at Kew. They are £2.99 per packet so would be a great stocking filler too.
Traditional weeder by Burgon and Ball
I love this traditional looking weeder. This site also has some lovely other hand tools that look really useful but would be lovely as a more personal gift. This small dandelion weeder is £11.99. The large wooden trug is £26.99. They would be a great gift given together.
At Christmas, personal or unusual gifts are a treat for anyone as they show that you have really thought about what a loved one would like.
Name a Rose Box from Getting Personal
This lovely gift is priced at £16.99 and makes a wonderful, personal gift for your loved one. Fancy growing a rose and being able to name it yourself!
If in doubt…
The other week, I ran a poll on Twitter to see what my lovely gardening friends would prefer for Christmas. Thank you to all who took part! It was clear that many of them really wanted to be able to choose their own gift as they preferred vouchers! Garden vouchers are accepted at most garden centres and are a perfect gift for those gardeners that have a specific project in their mind.
The other lovely gift would be a membership to the RHS. They have an offer at the moment where you get a yearly membership for £61. With this membership you can take a loved one to see some beautiful gardens and enjoy a day out to remember.
I hope you enjoyed this Christmas gift post. I know that I have enjoyed putting it together.
Happy Christmas everyone and happy gardening!
A blog about my life in The Old House, a mum to teenagers, a primary school teacher and my passion for gardening.