Every year on this blog, I promise to help readers find Christmas presents for people who are tricky to buy for.
If you have a gift-giving conundrum, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of who you’re thinking of, and anything interesting about them such as hobbies, likes/dislikes etc. I’ll then hunt out some present ideas and post them up here!
This December, the first request comes from Helen, who needs to buy presents for both her dad and her friend Claire. They both love gardening, but she doesn’t want to get them: “something boring, like a spade or packets of seeds”. She also doesn’t want to spend over £25 each.
Luckily, there’s a whole host of gorgeous gardening goodies in the shops this year, and I’ve come up with some suggestions for her.
Hopefully they’ll inspire you too!..
Top of page: Thoughtful gardener bee house £17.50 Berry Red (www.berryred.co.uk)
Above: Ladybird and Bee cushions £25 each, Karenza & Co (www.karenzaandco.com)
Above: Gnome soap-on-a-rope £8* The Great Gift Company (www.thegreatgiftcompany.co.uk); Indoor Allotment £19.55 Play.com (www.play.com); Gardener’s Hand Therapy hand cream £9 Crabtree & Evelyn (www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk)
Above, clockwise from top left: Orla Kiely gardening gloves £14.95 Urban Cuckoo (www.urbancuckoo.co.uk); Matthew Rice A Year in the Country calendar 2014 £12.99 Cotswold Trading (www.cotswoldtrading.com); Gisela Graham gardening bag £10.99 Mollie & Fred (www.mollieandfred.co.uk); Garden tool set £15 Tesco (www.tesco.com)
Above: Purple wheelbarrow £28 Asda (www.asda.com/direct) – okay so it’s a little over the budget but it’s a bargain for such a cool wheelbarrow!; Get Gardening Leaf Grabbers £3.50 Wilko (www.wilko.com)
Above, clockwise from top left: Owl boot brush £12 Wilko (www.wilko.com); Dig for Victory mug £7* The Great Gift Company (www.thegreatgiftcompany.com); I Garden Therefore I Am mug £6.99 Urban Cuckoo (www.urbancuckoo.co.uk); Best in Show coir doormat £19.99 Retreat Home (www.retreat-home.com); Grow Your Own Christmas Lunch £14.99 The Oak Room (www.oakroomshop.com)
*GET 10% OFF AT THE GREAT GIFT COMPANY www.thegreatgiftcompany.com from today until midnight on 13th December. Just enter code SUN10 at the online checkout.