If you’re not sure what to buy your green-fingered friends or relatives for Christmas, don’t worry because help is at hand.
This guide offers a few suggestions for presents that flower fans and gardeners will be hoping to unwrap on Christmas morning.
Any budding Alan Titchmarsh will be sure to appreciate a book showing them how to keep their garden looking good throughout the seasons – complete with stunning pictures to give them inspiration.
How about RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration by Brent Elliott and Frances Lincoln? Or Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell?
One of the best gifts to give at Christmas is a hand-tied bouquet or basket of flowers.
It’s a simple, thoughtful gesture to show just how much you care, whether you’re thanking someone for their hospitality over the festive period or sending them to someone you can’t be with.
We do some beautiful arrangements in Christmas colours and winter themes.
People need vases to put their flowers in, so these are another good idea for presents. Crystal and glass ones really stand out, but you can also get foldable ones that are great for people who have children or limited storage space. Ingenious!
A friend or relative will be reminded of you every time they have a cuppa if you get them a personalised flower mug. It could even be a print of their own garden to make it extra special.
A lady in your life can smell of her favourite flower, from lily of the valley and lavender to gardenia and jasmine. Floral perfumes come in a vast array of scents, and aren’t too overpowering for your nostrils.
Another good option for flower fans is jewellery. Whatever your budget, you’ll be able to find something special for your loved one. If you fancy something a little different, you can also get jewellery made with real flowers.
Voucher for floristry classes
If you know someone with a flair for design who has always wanted to learn how to arrange flowers professionally, why not get them started with a voucher for a floristry course?
They’ll be taught everything they need to know about making stunning arrangements they can be proud of.
Stainless steel hand tool set
A top quality tool set made up of a hand trowel, transplanting trowel and hand fork, presented in a gift box, would make a lovely present for a green-fingered friend or relative.
You can never have too many gardening gloves if you spend a lot of time pruning and weeding, so a well-made pair would go down a treat. There are lots to choose from, including special winter ones for cold, damp days, ones for people with arthritis and ones for children.
We’re always reading that eating blueberries will keep us healthy because they’re full of antioxidants, so why not give a blueberry plant to someone as a gift so they can grow them in their garden?
They ripen in early July and, with a bit of luck, will give you juicy berries throughout the summer and autumn months.
If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, calendars are the perfect gift for Christmas. Many feature exquisite photographs of flowers and gardens that will get nature lovers drooling, and you can get personalised ones too.
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