Perfect Gifts for Gardeners & Wildlife Lovers at Squire’s
Spending time in the garden and the great outdoors has rapidly increased since the pandemic, with 7 million* people having taken up gardening since then, so gardening themed gifts might be the perfect present solution for friends and family this Christmastime. Squire’s Garden Centres has the perfect Christmas gift selection for lovers of everything gardening-related – whether it’s a practical gift for the garden or something that quite simply evokes the sensation of being around plants.
For the practical gardener
The Burgon & Ball RHS ‘Gifts for Gardeners’ range offers a great selection of really useful gifts to help a keen gardener, beautifully presented in a floral design including Gloves, gift-boxed Trowel & Fork, Pruner & Holster and Snip & Holster sets, Twine in a Tin as well as Seed Tin and cute Indoor Watering Can.
Twool Twine Gardener’s Gift Box makes a great useful and sustainably sourced gift, in three colour-ways, each pack contains 3 X 35m of ‘Twool’ which is natural and plastic free twine and being made from Dartmoor wool and so is exceptionally strong but also kind to hands. It is biodegradable and can be added to the compost bin too, so a great practical gift and kind to the environment. If you know a gardener who loves their bees, there is a perfect selection of pretty bee-inspired gifts including Kneeling Pad, 3 pretty Pots on a Tray Watering Can and Planter Set.
A gardener can never have enough gardening gloves – so a new pair would make a welcome gift! Squire’s has an extensive range including the Clip Glove range available in various colours, single and multi-packs and with soft leather palm. These gloves will always be close to hand, with their handy carabiner clip for keeping them together.
For the Organised Gardener
A beautiful gardening-themed calendar or diary might make the perfect gift, with inspirational ideas and images to enjoy, there is a great selection to choose from including the Sarah Raven Garden and Cookery Wall Calendar 2023 or the Sarah Raven Grown, Cook Eat Diary 2023.
For the perfect family organiser with delightful illustrations, there is the Garden Days Family Organiser 2023, designed by Judith Glover each week has a lovely accompanying image. Take inspiration from Kew Gardens with the Slim Line Diary complete with botanical images or the Kew in Colour Slim Calendar with its striking images of plants, floral fauna and landscapes of the renowned gardens.
Alternatively, something from the stationary collection of the Toasted Crumpet range to help get organised would be perfect, like the Eucalyptus Noir A5 Lined Notebook, inspired by the British countryside, it is designed, printed and made in Britain using FSC certified paper and card.
Gifts to Plant
What better way to bring some cheer than by giving the gift of something that can be grown in the springtime. The British made Seedball range has perfect items as stocking fillers with the Seedball Tin and Seedball Tube ranges through to Seedball Mini Meadow Pots – a brilliant way to grow plants without the need to dig and all contained in bamboo pot. Plant in the spring or autumn to help biodiversity and ecosystem in the garden.
Alternatively, an Amaryllis Gift Box (priced from £8.99 to £12.99) complete with pot to grow this indoor plant, Amaryllis bulb and compost, makes a wonderful bright gift that will provide much enjoyment. Producing bold, beautiful and colourful flowers, choose from ‘Christmas Wish’, ‘Snow Angel’, ‘Winter Blossom’ and ‘Black Velvet’, to name just a few.
A beautifully presented gift for year-round-planting pleasure is the A Gardener’s Year – Moments in Bloom – 12 Door Calendar Gift Set which offers 12 wonderful growing gifts, perfect to sow and grow. Complete with instructions it includes seeds and seed mats.
For the Wildlife Lover
A timely gift for winter birds in need of shelter, the Artisan Bird Nester is not only decorative to look at and enjoy, it is made from natural seagrass and recycled saris and materials that have been sustainably sourced – perfect to give birds a safe haven at this time of year.
To attract birds into the garden, there is the Complete Wild Wing Feeding Station, an all-in-one destination for birds to feed themselves and for the gift recipient to enjoy looking at the birds throughout the year.
For the gardener who might be missing the outdoors, a gift of solar-powered lights would be a well-received gift to help illuminate an outside space on dark winter evenings. Choose from a set of Maroc Lanterns , Ladybird Lanterns – perfect for shrubs, trellises or doorways – or a striking Mega Spiralight. Squire’s has an extensive range of both solar and battery outdoor lighting which makes a delightful gift for the dark night season too.
Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres, comments: “There really is something for everyone who loves being around plants – whether they are a seasoned gardener, simply tending pots and planters or just want to be reminded of beautiful plants and flowers at this less floriferous time of year.
“We pride ourselves on offering a product range that is true to Squire’s horticultural heritage, carefully selecting quality items that can be given as practical gifts, as well as thoughtful products that will delight and surprise.”