The festive season is upon us and something I am often asked is for gift ideas for gardeners, sometimes by people on the hunt for inspiration for their own lists, and others in search of a perfect gift for the plant-lover in their life. So, I thought I'd compile a list of some of my personal recommendations, all tried and tested in case it was of any help!
P.s. Many of these items were previously gifted to me but only the ones that I truly love have made the cut for this list, the ones that made me grin with joy at receiving them!
I have been the biggest fan of @back.yard.designs since my allotment adventure began. All of Hayley's products are designed with gardeners in mind and are just so beautiful and personal. I have everything from slate signs and to-do lists to the beautiful seed boxes, Christmas veg decorations and the flower press and I LOVE it all. In fact, I just ordered some new decorations and slate hanging signs for my rose patch as a little gift from me, to me this week!
Lovely Lizzie sells an amazing selection of products which are great for beginners and those looking to try something a little new. I've been a subscriber to her monthly subscription since not long after it launched and have absolutely loved the iconic seed advent calendar for the last few years. Whether you're looking to gift a subscription, a box of bulbs, a selection of seeds or one of the other thoughtful gifts like a calendar or diary, The Rose Press Garden is a great option..
P.s. you can save 50% off your first monthly box using code 'LADYGARDEN', or this link will get you £5 off your first order on almost anything else.
These magic crushed, recycled whelk shells are fantastic for plants indoors and out. I use them to keep the slugs away and to decorate the top of my pots to make them look pretty, and as a bonus it helps to keep the moisture in and to suppress the weeds. Win-win! Shell on Earth also sell a lovely selection of gifts including propagation tubes, handy houseplant tools and gorgeous succulents.
What has gotten me though the cold season so far is absolutely my Acai wardrobe. The thermal lined waterproof trousers, merino wool beanie and adult pac'a'mac are my go-to items at the moment for cosiness on wet and windy days. I've been wearing their waterproof trousers for around 8 months now and think they're a brilliant product - I know that the allotment isn't a fashion show, but I love that their waterproofs look nice too.
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For happy-coloured pots made from bamboo fibre which look great in the greenhouse and are made to last, Green Tones are my go-to. They sell a selection of shapes and sizes as well as a number of seed kits which are great for kids. My absolute favourite thing they sell are the rainbow picnic sets, which are boxed up in the allotment and the flower farm sheds for al fresco dining as well as cups of tea and squash!
P.s. You can save 10% on your order with code 'LADYG10'!
A Hori Hori knife
There are a few brands that sell these AMAZING garden tools, mine is from Japeto (gifted to me by them years ago) and it's definitely my go-to, what I'd have it i could only have one tool on the plot. Plus you can have them personalised for that extra special touch.
- GROW by Riz Reyes - great for kids
- Allotment month by month - great for newbie allotmenteers
- Cut flower garden by Floret Farm - great for newbie cut flower growers
- How to grow the flowers by the Wolves Lane Flower Company -
- great for newbie cut flower growers
- THE PIG - great for wholesome foodies
- A David Austin Roses gift voucher
- An RHS membership
- A ticket to a flower show, RHS or otherwise
- Special seeds from places like Real Seeds
I've only included tried and tested items above, but there are a few things on my own wish list:
- The heart-shaped artisan trowels from @theecotrowelcompany
- A Bosch water pump
- A ticket to Stephanie Hafferty's no-dig all year course
- A Haws watering can
- A Food Growers Academy membership
Something missing? Let me know and I might just add it to my list!