Presents for under £10
Don’t just buy your gardening-mad friends and family warm socks for their stockings – there are a host of gifts out there for under a tenner.
This is the first of a series, and I’ll be outlining my favourite things to buy – watch out for:
- Presents for children
- £10-£50 main gifts and
- Indoor gardening
Stocking fillers for under £5
Brown Resin Garden Tools decorations: Four designs, 5cm x 6cm x 3cm, £2.40 each, www.giselagraham.co.uk.
GroMat: A two-metre, biodegradable mat pre-sown with either flower or vegetable seeds – cut to fit border or container. Poppy, Wildflowers, Blue Mix, Red Mix, Salad or Vegetable Mix. £4.99, www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.
Winter Warmer Bird Feed: Buy a 1.7kg seed bag, £4.99; pre-filled easy feeder, £4.99; eight-pack of suet cakes with a free feeder for £10, all www.gardenhealth.com/products/peckish.
Chilli Pepper Grow Kits: Available in fiery red or medium-hot green, £4.99, www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.
Stocking fillers £5-£10
Butterfly Mix Seedball: Made with a mix of wildflower seeds including forget-me-not, red campion, yarrow, purple-loosestrife and musk mallow recommended by Butterfly Conservation, £6, www.nhmshop.co.uk.
Grow Your Own Pesto Kit: Includes basil seed, compost discs, a ceramic pestle, mortar and instructions on how to make the sauce for pasta, £6.95, www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.
Boxed Pruners: These secateurs in a daisy pattern have high-quality carbon steel blades with lightweight aluminium handles, £7.99, www.townandco.com.
Mode Prints Plant Life Girl Poster Print: A hand-illustrated art print from the Plant Life collection. Unframed on premium matte finish 220 gsm paper, and is available unframed or with a black frame and mount. Sizes available: A5, A4, A3, starting from £8.50, www.modeprints.com.
Laura Lee Vintage Gardening Tools Small Mug: Inspired by a family collection of vintage gardening tools and printed onto a stoneware mug, £8.50, www.lauraleedesigns.co.uk.
British Bloom Twine in A Tin: Jute twine in a tin printed with the new British Bloom design from the RHS Lindley Library and endorsed by the RHS. Contains 120m of 3-ply natural jute twine, £9.95, www.annabeljames.co.uk.
Juicy Fruit Grow Kit: Features five packets of seeds – Rhubarb Glaskin’s Perpetual, Strawberry Mignonette, Melon Ogen, Tomato Moneymaker and Pineapple Berries, £9.99, www.thompson-morgan.com.
Beamie: Keep your head warm with this black beanie hat which comes with a removable LED light unit built in so you can see where you are going hands-free! Three brightness settings and replaceable batteries, £9.99, www.suttons.co.uk.
Twool Soft and Natural Trio: Naturally blending into your garden. Cheeky chocolate, Slinky minky and Au naturel. 3 x 35m spools, £9.99, www.dobies.co.uk.
Cactus Earrings: These earrings are laser cut from 3mm thick green perspex, then hand painted, £10, www.finestimaginary.com.