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Best children’s gardening gifts

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Munakuppi Smiley Faces. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Munakuppi Smiley Faces. Picture; Mr Fothergill's

Sow the seeds of a lifelong love of horticulture

Here’s the latest instalment of gardening gifts for Christmas and by far the most important – presents for children (see also stocking fillers and main gifts). We all know how important it is to get them involved and interested in where their food comes from and these products fit the bill.

Little Gardeners' Mini Greenhouse. Picture; Johnsons
Little Gardeners’ Mini Greenhouse. Picture; Johnsons

Little Gardeners

Choose from Seed Starter Pots and Complete Grow Kits to Flower Mixes and Activity Kits – providing seeds for your little garden helpers to grow, as well as extra games and activities all included. There’s even a fully functioning Mini Greenhouse for them to build, from £2.50, www.johnsons-seeds.com.

Paint Your Own Bird Feeder. Picture; Suttons
Paint Your Own Bird Feeder. Picture; Suttons

Paint Your Own Feeder

Introduce your children to caring for wild birds. Complete with non-toxic paints and brush. Made from FSC® certified timber. 19 x 14 x 18cm, £8.99, www.suttons.co.uk.

Bug Hotel book. Picture; Dobies
Bug Hotel book. Picture; Dobies

Bug Hotel Book

This illustrated nature book lets you discover all about the insects and mini-beasts that live in our gardens. A fun and informative book for children to learn about nature. 14 pages, £8.99, www.dobies.co.uk.

Little Miss Sunshine or Mr Happy Gift Set

Collection of 10 packets of T&M’s limited edition Mr Men and Little Miss seeds. Just to add to the fun, it comes with a mug to go with the seed selection, £19.99, www.thompson-morgan.com.

Munakuppi cats. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Munakuppi cats. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

Munakuppi

These ceramic planters (Finnish for ‘egg cup’) Hair Grow Kits include two sachets of seed – basil for short ‘hair’ and ryegrass for long ‘hair’ – plus compost and growing instructions. Choose from a frog, dog, pig, duck, seal and cow, four new smiley faces and four cats, £3.95 each, www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.

Toolbag Set. Picture; Briers
Garden Tool Bag Set. Picture; Briers

Kids Garden Tool Bag Set

Includes tool bag, mini watering can, mini hand rake, trowel and fork, £14.99, www.briersltd.co.uk.

Treeve the Gardener Mouse. Picture; Hurn & Hurn
Treeve the Gardener Mouse. Picture; Hurn & Hurn

Treeve the Gardener Mouse

Part of the Tiny Mice Of Mousehole collection, inspired by a little village in Cornwall – Treeve means ‘farmstead’ in Cornish. He is hand felted with love and care and will bring a touch of childhood magic, helping little ones to enjoy imaginative play, £15.95, www.hurnandhurn.com.

Little Gardening Tool Gift Set. Picture; Annabel James
Little Gardening Tool Gift Set. Picture; Annabel James

Little Gardening Tool Gift Set

Little Gardener Fork and Trowel in a gift box, high-quality carbon steel tools with painted wooden handles, £17.95, www.annabeljames.co.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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