Your eyes may glaze over as they regale you with every step in the life cycle of their prize winning dahlias from root to flower – but there’s one thing about the keen gardener in your life, they’re easy to shop for! We’ve rounded up a few of our perennial favourites with this Christmas gift guide aimed at the green-fingered.
1. Reclaimed wood garden trug, The Orchard
Made from reclaimed wood, this traditional and rustic trug will help you lug around those garden essentials this season. The metal handle moves down for ease of storage. For an extra special present, fill this pretty trug with a selection of small gifts from biscuits to unusual seeds. £18.50 from The Orchard.
2. Watering can salt and pepper, Annabel James
These are completely irresistible. A silver-plated watering can salt and pepper set, all ready to add a quirky touch to the table – the perfect gift for someone who loves to garden. £29.95, available from Annabel James.
3. Christmas bay tree, Plants4Presents
This cute little bay tree makes a great alternative Christmas tree for indoors or out. The decorations can be removed after the festive season and the bay tree will continue to grow and provide bay leaves for cooking all year round. 55cm tall in a 1.5L pot Christmassy pot. £27 excluding delivery from Plants4Presents.
4. Gardeners’ notebook, The Oak Shop
An ideal stocking filler, this handy A6 notebook has a hard cover which features an eye-catching design of fruit, vegetables, herbs and garden tools. Entitled ‘Genius Ideas for my Garden’, the notebook contains lots of lined pages for jotting and plotting and a useful green elastic page marker. £3.50 from The Oak Room.
5. Set of three blue and white aged ceramic flowerpots, The Orchard
Made from glazed stoneware, these round flowerpots have a heavily distressed and weathered blue and white classic pattern plus a central hole for drainage. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. £37.50 for three, available from The Orchard.
6. Chrissy PVC floral garden waist apron, Gift Wrapped and Gorgeous
Keep clean and tidy with this PVC coated half apron, available in various different colours. It has four deep front pockets and a loop to keep all your gardening tools handy, and it’s easy to wipe clean. £17 from Gift Wrapped and Gorgeous.
7. Bird house, The Thoughtful Gardener
This contemporary bird house comes in a cheerful colour combination of natural wood and turquoise, adding a splash of colour to a winter garden. Made from sturdy plywood, it comes with a bird factsheet and a handy hinged roof to enable easy cleaning. £29.95, available from Red Candy.
8. Watering can, Orla Kiely
This bright painted metal watering can from Orla Kiely features her distinctive raised stem print, and will look equally good indoors or outdoors. It even looks Christmassy – just tie a bow round the handle and stick it under the tree! £42.50, available from Berry Red.
9. Kew Gardens carrot can mug, Creative Tops
The humble carrot, a staple for any pantry, takes centre stage on this fine china can mug. The design comes from Erst Benary (1819-1893), a German botanist and horticulturist, who was also one of the most respected botanical artists of his time. This designs comes from his famous work, the ‘Album Benary’, an album that contains 28 colours plates of vegetable varieties. A wonderful story and gift all in one. £4.99 from the English Table.
10. Garden vegetable shoes, Back Door Shoes
These slip on shoes will be incredibly useful for all those times you need to pop into the garden for a few minutes, to check on something or do a little harvesting. Available in a range of different designs, we like this garden vegetable print. Available in sizes 3 to 8, £20, from Back Door Shoes.