Christmas Gifts For The Avid Gardener – 2016 Best Buys
The Winter season is here, which means it’s time to wrap up warm and head out to do the Christmas shopping!
Gift buying for the avid gardener though, can be a little tricky.
To begin with, there aren’t many shops out there which are equipped with all the horticultural needs of the typical green fingered gardener, and secondly, finding the right tools and trinkets to match their taste is nigh on impossible if you’re not sure where to start.
Luckily for you though, we’ve scoured the market for some of the finest products available to buy this Christmas. From wellington boots and tools to nesting boxes and gloves, there’s sure to be something which takes their fancy!
- William Morris Garden Tool Set
This beautifully designed set features both a trowel and hand fork and has a retro style Morris Bower 1870’s wallpaper design.
Both the garden trowel and hand fork are made from one piece aluminium and are lightweight and durable, making them easy enough to wipe after use.
They have an ergonomic grip for comfier gardening and come beautifully packaged in a branded gift box.
Available from Garden Divas for £21.95
- Lowther Unisex Wellington
If your relative likes to get mucky throughout the Winter seasons, then why not buy them a set of wellington boots?
The weather in the UK can be unpredictable at the best of times, so a good pair of wellies will ensure your feet stay dry during flash floods or in muddy conditions.
Made by Hunter, they have a durable waterproof construction and a grippy tread pattern for traction.
- Roberts Revival iStream 2 Smart Radio
Sneakily introduce the older generation to new technology by purchasing the Roberts Revival Smart Radio! Reminiscent of the older looking ‘wireless’ radio, this modern take on an old classic features DAB & FM radio as standard.
It also features; AC adapter and instruction book, digital clock, 120 hours’ battery life and much, much more. Perfect when pottering around in your greenhouse.
Available online from John Lewis.
- WaterTree Christmas Tree Watering Funnel
Has your relative been growing their own Christmas trees in the garden?
If so, there’s no better gift to buy than the Christmas Tree Watering Funnel, which will preserve their tree for the long term. Its irregular watering functionality will constantly ensure the tree is in peak condition right throughout the festive period.
Comes with instructions, a dipstick for water testing and twist tie for securing to branch. Available from Amazon now.
- Gardeners Hand Therapy
After a long day pulling weeds, potting plants and moving things around, cleaning your hands with soap and water doesn’t really have the best effect, especially if you have blistered or rough palms.
The solution – Gardeners Hand Therapy.
Containing a blend of nutrient-rich shea butter, moisturising glyercin, deodorising clover and soothing bisabolol, it’s the ideal hand therapy after a long day in the garden.
Available now from Crabtree & Evelyn.
- RHS Gardening Through the Year (book – by Ian Spence)
Whatever the season, this is the new edition of your essential guide to gardening all year round, from the experts at the RHS.
With specific monthly tasks for every part of the garden, expert plant advice, tips on organisation and over 1,000 photographs, this is the garden reference that not only tells you what to do when, but also shows you how to do it.
Whether you are a green-fingered guru or are just starting out, you can enjoy 12 months of satisfying and successful gardening tips.
Available now from Wordery
- A Greenhouse
If your relative loves to potter around the garden but you’re a little concerned for their welfare in Wintery conditions, then the best solution is to invest in a greenhouse.
21st Century greenhouses feature new age heating systems, so you can be safe in the knowledge that they can still potter around in comfort and warmth while carrying on with their favourite activity.
For further information, check out our fantastic range here.