If you’ve got a gardener or two in the family, your task of finding Christmas gift ideas for them just got a lot easier. Gardeners are great to buy for because there are so many good ideas for gifts. Stocking fillers are easy because you have hand creams and other treatments to keep their hands in good condition. Then you have gardening gloves, tools and implements, not to mention garden signs. It’s easy to find all kinds of ideas to go on.
But what about that special gift – something that takes pride of place under the tree and will delight them on Christmas morning? We’ve put together some ideas that will suit any budget. All you need to do is to read through our suggestions and see which one fits the bill.
Small gift ideas under £50
It’s surprising how many larger garden items are still priced at an affordable level. Planters and potting benches are both great ideas and are very practical too, as you’ll see in a moment. But first, let’s start with something that will ensure your gardener friend or family member can continue growing things even when the weather is colder.
Cold frames are an affordable and practical choice for any gardener. The Hartwood large overlap cold frame has a split lid to open one or both sides, and is pressure-treated for long-lasting service.
Garden planters make another great gift idea. They come in all shapes and sizes and raised bed planters are great for those who find it difficult to kneel or bend. Look at the Hartwood 1.8m deep root planter, for example – perfect for growing all kinds of vegetables and herbs.
If your loved one likes nothing better than potting up seedlings and plants to put out in the garden, they’ll love a potting bench or table. The Hartwood potting bench comes complete with a top that has edges on three sides to prevent anything falling off. It also has a handy shelf underneath for keeping buckets and other potting accessories on.
Larger gift ideas up to £100
If your budget can go higher, there are some excellent garden items that give change out of £100. Raised beds look good in any garden, and provide a dedicated area for planting vegetables or flowers as the mood strikes. The Hartwood large raised bed would be a great addition to your loved one’s gardening plans.
A compost bin may not seem like the ideal gift, but if your loved one has been talking about getting a composter, why not buy one made from wood that looks the part? The Hartwood beehive composter is pressure-treated and its natural finish means it will fade into the background while looking very attractive in any garden setting.
Here’s another idea you may not have thought of – garden seating. We all appreciate somewhere to sit and rest in the garden, and anyone who is out there gardening all the time will love a bench to rest on. The chunky good looks of the Hartwood 1.2m sleeper bench would fit into any setting and the simple design has a rustic appeal, too.
If you are going to opt for a bigger gift like this, think about where it might go in their garden and how practical it could be. Looking at the differences in size between various similar products can be very useful.
Want to spend more?
There are some great gifts up to £250 in value that could be ideal for that special someone. You might have trouble fitting this under the tree, but a greenhouse would make the ideal gift for someone who wants to extend the growing season. The Palram 6’ x 4’ Mythos silver polycarbonate greenhouse is a compact yet sizeable choice that would suit many gardens.
If that doesn’t fit the bill, you could help them transform their garden with a garden arbour. The Hartwood Shropshire arbour seat comes complete with a roof and a comfortable seat on which to enjoy an early-morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.
Finally, you can blow the budget on a mini log cabin. Could you buy the Avon 2m x 2.5m Newhaven log cabin and have it installed and ready without them seeing it until the big day? Maybe not, but they would still be surprised and delighted with a photo of it and delivery and installation details packaged under the tree. If you’re not 100% confident you will order the right one, make up a voucher with a photo of a typical log cabin (or greenhouse or arbour seat) and place it in an envelope. They can then choose whatever they want and you can place the order on their behalf.
Whatever you decide to treat someone to this Christmas, have a very merry one!