Do you have a special green fingered someone in your life? Then you’ll know gardening is not just a hobby; it is in fact an obsession! A new plant every other week – or at least the desire for them and the willpower not to buy – veg patches, fruit growing, new pots, knees in several pairs of once good trousers, not remembering planting flowers and then being surprised when they come up, excitement seeing the first butterflies of the year. We know the type all too well, and they are fantastic people!
Being gardeners ourselves, we’ve put together a great list of Christmas gifts for gardeners below that we’re sure will wow. From the newbie gardener to the seasoned veteran, there’s something here for everyone.
Review their Tools
How are their tools looking? Are some a bit worse for wear? Have the secateurs seen better days? Has the fork and shovel rusted to the point where they’re about ready to disintegrate? Are there any tools they never had but always wanted? Then why not pick them up some brand new – even premium – tools from their favourite brands? Gardeners always love new tools; without them we couldn’t do all the things we love in the garden.
Garden Tidy Bag
There’s always waste from something, whether leaves in winter, old wood, weeds or moss. A garden tidy bag is an eco-friendly tool that will last for years and make garden tidying and maintenance a bit of an easier job.
New Cool Gloves
Whether their gloves have holes in them or not, gardeners go through gloves fast. Why not opt for some robust pairs or even some with lovely patterns that best represent the gardener in your life?
Gardening Shoes or Funky Wellies
Do they just use old trainers or boots? Well, how about a nice pair of comfy cloggies instead? They slip on and off and are super comfortable for most light garden tasks. If they need something heavier duty, go for a good pair of wellies.
Fancy Watering Can
Do they only have one of those green or black plastic watering cans? How about a lovely zinc one with a delightful print design?
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Chances are they will be a veteran seed sale finder. As such they probably have more seed packs than they know what to do with. How about a stylish steel storage tin with separate storage areas to help them organise all their seeds? They might even need two!
A good cuppa keeps gardeners going. Why not get them a nice new mug to enjoy their tea in. While you’re at it make sure to get them some nice teas to make and enjoy in it!
A Gardener’s Calendar
For something a little bit different take a look at this fantastic ‘A Gardener’s Year’ calendar. Behind each of 12 doors there is a wonderful growing gift, perfect to sow and grow all year round.
The Poinsettia flower is considered the iconic Christmas flower for its deep red leaves, and lush green foliage that evoke wonderful feelings that the festive season is here. It would look wonderful in pots around the home over Christmas alongside your decorations. Or, knowing a gardener’s busy mind, incorporated into the decorations themselves! Cuttings can be taken and used in wreaths and garlands, or even in your tree. They could take some cuttings and propagate for next year, so they have more of cuttings to use. A great option for any gardener looking for a little project over winter when they’re not able to do as much.
Get a Terrarium
Now this is a good one, get them a terrarium so they can create their own small ecosystem, a wonderful new project and a fun challenge! Plants can survive in a sealed bottle on recycled air, water and food due to an enclosed micro-ecosystem. The plants placed inside the terrarium can grow under these special circumstances and adjust over time. The only element you need to provide is sunlight.
Winter is a time when they’ll be doing less outdoors, so why not help them to pass the time to spring enjoy a jigsaw puzzle with them? There are so many with lovely illustrations and designs.
Self Care for Hands
Hands get put through a lot when gardening so get them some lovely creams and scrubs they can use for a bit of TLC on their work-worn hands. We have some wonderfully scented handwashes soaps and scrubs available to treat them.
For the gardener who not only has it all but is very, very picky about their gardening tools and accessories. Squire’s Gift Cards come in nine unique designs and can be posted UK wide via Royal Mail. Choose an E-Gift Cards which a great eco-friendly option.