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Cool Christmas Gifts for Garden Lovers!

Do you hate Christmas shopping as much as I do?

I doubt that’s possible but just incase you do we’ve made your life a little bit easier with some fab selections for the design conscious gardener (oh and there’s some fun ones as well)

We’ll start with the fun ones!

Garden Games from Greenfingers.

Easy on the Purse Strings – funky favourites on a budget!  

These gorgeous gifts are all such a STEAL – nobody would know that they came in for £10 or less!

Unwins Mediterranean Kitchen Garden Herb Kit

Sarah Raven Seed Tins -£4.50 at SarahRaven.com

I love the bright turquoise colour, and a set of tins is Soo very useful for ANY gardener

Unwins Mediterranean Kitchen Garden Herb Kit – £5.99 at Greenfingers.com

Fabulous, retro and organic!

 

Slate Herb & Vegetable Markers – £9.50 at GardenTrading.co.uk

A great stocking-filler for those of us who can never be found…!

Log Lantern – £9.50 at GardenTrading.co.uk

These lanterns are so very trendy, stylish but practical too! Buy a set of 3 for along the middle of the dining table, and they will look a treat. Fabulous duck-egg colour, very ‘in-vogue’

For the Allotment-Loving-Shed-Dweller!

So, we all know someone who loves to disappear for hours in the Shed/Man-cave/Allotment.  Whether they spend more time drinking tea than digging up the potatoes, show them your love with one of these special gardening-lovers pressies.

String Dispenser in Thyme

String Dispenser in Thyme – £8.00 GardenTrading.co.uk

We can NEVER find the end of the string…this simple dispenser is the perfect solution…and it looks cool too!

Gardeners Tin of Plant Labels

Gardeners Tin of Plant Labels – £9.99 GreenFingers.com.

We gardeners LOVE a handy tin! This one, keeps all our labels tidy.

Willow Trugs

Willow Trugs – £27.95 at

SarahRaven.com  We all love a trug! Perfect for harvesting…and for storing, and stylish in the kitchen too…

If you really want to give a special gift this xmas…

Rawlinson Willow Gazebo

How about treating your loved one to this lovely willow gazebo?  Creating a special place for that cuppa, reading the newspaper or just to unwind at the end of a long day of digging and weeding!  This free-standing structure can fit easily into any garden – on a paving area, gravel area surrounded by planting, or simply on the lawn.  It will make a real impact. Rawlinson Willow Gazebo – £299 at GreenFingers.com.

For the Glamorous Gardener

Heathcote & Ivory Gardeners Tea Break Hand Essentials

For that special lady who still has the perfect manicure whilst pruning the roses…  Guess what?  We don’t have to be brown, green…or covered in mud to be keen gardeners!

Heathcote & Ivory Gardeners Tea Break Hand Essentials – £9.00 at GreenFingers.com

This fabulous set includes an exfoliating scrub to get to the bottom of that grime and a nourishing Vitamin E hand cream  – all presented in this pretty mug.

With a rather French, vintage feel – this cute bulb kit will be a winner for the glamorous lady in your life.

Briers Historic Palaces Tudor Rose Kneeler

Briers Historic Palaces Tudor Rose Kneeler – £12.99 at GreenFingers.com

The Tudor Rose pattern on a lavender-blue background – a matching set of gloves and kneeler, for the lady that appreciates pretty things.

 

Heatcote & Ivory Dandelion Manicure Gift Set

Heatcote & Ivory Dandelion Manicure Gift Set – £13.50 at GreenFingers.com

So very very stylish! The gorgeous Sanderson Dandelion Clock Design packages up this lovely set, which includes a hand cream, hand scrub AND cuticle cream and emery board.

For the Design-Conscious Gardener  

Orla Kiely Secateurs

Gone are the days of boring old watering cans and lack-lustre hand trowels.

For Designer edge, funky names such as Orla Kiely are a no-brainer.  Who says ‘Practical’ can’t also be ‘Stylish’?! Orla Kiely Secateurs – £19.99 at GreenFingers.com.

Globe Tea Light Holder

Orla Kiely Secateurs

Globe tea light holder – £16.99 at Crocus.co.uk  I feel that I have been looking for these gorgeous tea light holders for years!  With a sculptural quality they will look simply stunning adorning any tree or pergola.

Place them around an outdoor dining terrace to create a magical atmosphere. I’ve ordered mine already!

 

 

Festoon Lighting

Wire Bird on a Stake

Festoon lighting – from £28.00 at Lighting-Direct.co.uk

The simplicity of these garden bulbs strike such an impressive impact… why save them for a special occasion?  Fabulous around an entertaining area in the garden – and a lovely present with impressive ‘WOW’ factor!

Wire bird on a stake – pewter £9.99 at Crocus.co.uk

I have totally fallen in love with these bird stakes.  So quirky, so cute and they will make a statement in any border.

Become a World Class Garden Photographer with Saxon Holt

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Coupon-SGDSaxon Holt is an award winning photographer who shares his knowledge and passion for garden photography in this great series.

As a life-long gardener, he is a truly amazing photographer. He has the ability to capture the nature and personality of a garden and the individual plants in it, in a way that no one else can. If you know someone who wants to take great plant and garden photos, Saxon Holt’s books will take them to a whole new level…

As he’s a good friend of Rachel’s he’s giving Successful Garden Design readers a discount on any of his book! Just use the code sgd10 at the checkout.

Online Garden Design Courses (Worldwide)

Of course, what better gift for the ‘Green-fingered gardening guru’ in your family, than to arrange a special on-line course or workshop for them.

Buy your Mum, Dad, Grandad, Auntie one of our Garden Design Online Courses, and they can take part whenever they have time, in their own home, and they will thank you forever!  Any of the online garden design courses or workshops can be purchased as a gift and instant access sent to your loved one for Christmas. Instructions on how to transfer a course as a gift are in the welcome email on purchase, and of course all gifts come with our same 60 day garden formula coursemoney back guarantee!

Your suggestions…

What wonderful garden related goodies have you come across? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy shopping – tis the season for it! ;o)

From all at SGD, have a good one!

 

Please note: On some of the gift ideas above, we receive a small commission if you purchase through the link, this helps keep me sufficiently supplied with mince pies over the festive season! Please also note, that I do not have direct experience with the companies listed above, so do buy at your own discretion.

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