Here in the southern hemisphere, sunny days outdoors and Christmas festivities go hand in hand. The summer holidays coinciding with the festive season is one of the reasons South Africa is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas. For garden enthusiasts, especially, nothing beats spending a summery afternoon tending the flower beds. Luckily, this makes Christmas gifting for loved ones with a green thumb a piece of cake. Need inspiration? Take a look at our favourite Christmas gift ideas for gardeners:
5 garden gift ideas for Christmas
1. Herb garden starter kit
Whether you’re friends with a garden enthusiast or you want to inspire someone else’s love of gardening, you can’t go wrong with herbs. A herb garden starter kit is one of those versatile gift ideas suitable for gardeners of all ages and skill levels. There’s no denying, everyone loves the
thrill of cultivating (and cooking with) edible plants. Not to mention, herb gardens are bang on trend at the moment.
To put together this flavourful gift, all you’ll need is a selection of herbs in pots and cute plant markers for each herb. For beginners, you can gift the herbs already potted with instructions on how to care for them. When it comes to gifting a seasoned horticulturist, separate the seeds, pots, soil and labels so they can grow their herbs from scratch. You can find everything you need for your herb garden gift at one of our garden centres.
2. Pots and hanging baskets
As any gardener will tell you, you can never have too many pots. Big pots, little pots, terracotta pots, glazed pots – as long as you can put a plant in it, it’s perfect! Pots are also a great option if you’re looking for DIY gift ideas. All you need is a few clay pots, and you can decorate them yourself. Or, hand the paint over to the kids and let them loose. The result is a useful gift with a personal touch – always the best kind. Alternatively, hanging baskets make fantastic Christmas gifts too. Whether you fill them with flowers or leave them empty, your gardening friend will love unwrapping a pot or hanging basket on Christmas day.
3. Gardening tools
If you’re looking for practical gift ideas, gardening tools are the way to go. The best part about buying your green-thumbed bestie new gadgets for the garden is the vast array of choice. Here a few options to get you started:
- Gardening gloves
- Watering can
- Pruning shears
- Gardening fork
4. Memorable garden decor
Not everything in the garden needs to grow. A truly spectacular garden has a sprinkling of key decor items in and amongst the flowers. Our ornamental gift ideas should give you a solid starting point for your Christmas shopping. You could look for an interesting sculpture or garden ornament. If your garden enthusiast is also an avid birder, you could place a birdbath or bird feeder under the tree for them. Garden signs, outdoor lights and plant holders also make good gifts. And, if you want to pool your resources, you could go big and select a few pieces of garden furniture. Whatever you’re looking for, we have gorgeous garden furniture and memorable decor in-store.
5. Living gifts
Last but not least (and probably the most obvious), there’s always living gifts. If there’s one thing a gardener loves receiving, it’s plants. Shrubs, trees, roses, seedlings, flowers, the options are endless. As long as it’s got roots and goes in the ground, it’s a sure winner. To really wow your flower-obsessed loved one this Christmas, treat them to the new Hannon Rose. We have this new variety of Hybrid Tea rose available online and in-store.
We also offer gift cards if you’re still at a loss for what to buy. So, no matter what, you’ll have the perfect gift for your gardening friends and family.