Wellies make a great gift for youngsters and these brightly coloured light up children’s PVC boots are both fun and practical. The pull-on straps encourage little ones to put on their own boots, plus the soles light up as youngsters run and play. Available in children’s sizes 7 to 13. Choose from blue or red. Town & Country £14.99. Find your nearest stockist on https://www.townandco.com/stockist-locator/
A kneeler pad is an essential gardening accessory and this water resistant and lightweight kneeler is made from clever neoprene to provide comfort and functionality. In fact it is so comfortable that it doubles up as a seat cushion! Town & Country £14.99. Stockist details courtesy of https://www.townandco.com/stockist-locator/
Gift a beautiful orchid in the Orchidea pot which has been specifically designed for these light-loving plants. Its semi-transparent removable inner pot provides the roots with light whilst an integrated water reservoir provides moisture when needed. Available in a range of colours. LECHUZA Orchidea 12cm pot £16.99.
Gardening gloves are one of the most ‘handy’ gifts and these newly launched Thermal Comfort Fit Leather Gloves are luxurious and will keep hands warm, making them ideal for use in the winter months. Reinforced palms combined with extra protection on the fingers make these gloves perfect for pruning roses and other thorny bushes. The fitted wrist and secure strap help to keep the gloves in place for comfortable working. Town & Country £16.99. Stockist details courtesy of https://www.townandco.com/stockist-locator/
This deluxe pair of anvil and bypass pruners provide the perfect cutting angle to cover a wide range of pruning requirements. The bypass pruner allows accurate cutting of younger stems, whilst the anvil pruner is better suited to woodier growth. Both pruners have a high quality SK5 steel blade which can cut through stems up to 22mm thick and a central safety catch for storage. Wilkinson Sword Deluxe Pruner Twin Pack RRP £29.99 https://wilkinsonsword-tools.co.uk/stockist-locator
For greenhouse owners, the Firefly decorative frost guard, made from terracotta, is heated by a specially designed candle and will keep small greenhouses and cold frames frost free. The candle can burn for up to 48 hours and is made from biomass material. The Firefly doesn’t just heat up greenhouses, it can be used to burn essential oils in the home too. Firefly from Biogreen – £29.99 from Hillier garden centres
For garden and wildlife lovers a Posh Bird Box will make a great low-cost gift. Choose from two options; the 2017 Edition which is a traditional design featuring a rectangular house and shingle roof with a 25mm hole, and the contemporary 2018 Edition, a triangular design with a 32mm hole which meets recommendations from the RSPB for house sparrows, great tits, the nut hatch and lesser spotted woodpecker. Each is available in six pastel shades. The Posh Shed Company – £21.00 plus £5.00 P&P www.poshshedcompany.co.uk
Lechuza’s high-quality lacquered CUBE Glossy planters are self-watering and the striking colours and clean design make them ideal gifts for even the fussiest houseplant owners. They’re available in compact sizes 14” and 16”, to add a touch of style to living areas. Lechuza – £14.99 and £19.99.
This Mini multi-change® Gift Set is the ideal gift for anyone who is just starting out in gardening, or for someone who has a small balcony or terrace garden, as all of the tool heads are just the right size to get into small spaces. The set has everything needed for planting, loosening, weeding and cleaning and includes a trowel, small cultivator, small lawn rake, double hoe and a small handle, which can also be interchanged with over 60 different tool heads in the multi-change® range. WOLF-Garten – £24.99. https://wolfgarten-tools.co.uk/stockist-locator
Help someone to transform festive bottles of plonk into a helpful watering reservoir for plants! Simply fill an empty bottle with water and place the Hydro Wine on the bottleneck and push the clay cone into the soil of container plants or window boxes and leave it to work its watering magic. Hydro Wine from Bio Green – £14.99 from Amazon or Hillier garden centres
Posh Planters will transform paths, patios and even conservatories and are perfect for growing flowers, veg, and fruit bushes. Available in three sizes, each is made from hardwearing timber, so they can stand up to harsh weather conditions. Slatted bottoms allow good drainage and even the smallest size provides lots of room for growing roots. Choose from six beautiful paint shades or leave natural. The Posh Shed Company from £65.
This gorgeous little silver-plated Petra reindeer from Finnish design company Pentik brings Lapland magic to your home. 19 cm tall, this reindeer is made of silver-plated brass. Just pop a tea light or 6cm candle into the candle holder. Euros 69.00
Know anyone with a penchant for larger houseplants? The CARARO is a large indoor planter that can be moved from room to room effortlessly thanks to its concealed rollers. It is self-watering too, so simply check and top up when needed. LECHUZA – £114.99.
Coax the children outside with a brand-new playhouse! The Sage Playhouse is ideal for smaller gardens and comes unpainted making it fully customisable. This model is also available as a tower and can be raised off the ground in a fortress style. Forest Garden £299.99 or £424.99 for the Tower version
Send a garden to infinity and beyond with this clever wooden arch. Even better if you build it secretly on Christmas eve for a Christmas day surprise! Place at the entrance to a pathway to make a big impact and to frame your space, or, if you have a large space, plant a tree either side to divide your garden into zones. The Forest Garden Infinity Arch – £229.99. www.forestgarden.co.uk
The perfect gift for anyone who has always wanted a greenhouse but just doesn’t have enough space, the Victorian Walkaround greenhouse has been designed to allow gardeners to work from the outside in, using any of the four doors to reach the shelving inside – all of which can be adapted to suit plants of all sizes. The greenhouse is also available with an Auto-vent. Forest Garden – prices from £529.99 www.forestgarden.co.uk
The Garden Chair makes a thoughtful and timeless gift. The large comfortable seat has smooth surface and curved edges and can be personalised with an engraving to suit the recipient – how about ‘Head Gardener’ or ‘Grandpa’s chair’. Its striking design will make a fantastic feature in the garden too. The Posh Shed Company – £570 plus P&P vwww.poshshedcompany.co.uk
If you are keen to get the gardener in your life something extra special this Christmas a handmade Posh Shed is a great choice. There are 11 designs available in a range of sizes and roof finishes to ensure customers have all the options to suit their requirements. With a great mixture of contemporary and gothic options to choose from, prices start at £970, the Ludlow pictured is £1,595.
Or, for a gift that will provide years of service, an innovative Cub Cadet XT2 Lawn Tractor is the ultimate gift for an expert gardener with a large lawn and tough terrain to tackle. A combination of market leading 3-in-1 cutting, collection and mulching, the smallest turning circle on the market at just 17cm for unbeatable efficiency in confined spaces plus improved fuel efficiency and comfort make this lawn tractor a cut above the rest. Cub Cadet from £2899 www.cubcadet.co.uk WWW.BARRUS.CO.UK/DEALER-LOCATOR
The dreamiest and most extravagant gift idea we could come up with and the ultimate gift for the quintessentially English garden – a beautiful Rosemary glasshouse from Griffin Glasshouses. Featuring a handmade wooden frame perched on a brick base and a range of options to personalise it to the recipient. The Rosemary costs £24,250.00. www.griffinglasshouses.com