What to buy a gardener this Christmas...
Christmas shopping season has begun! But what do you buy a gardener for Christmas?
To make it easier for friends and family of green-fingered enthusiasts, we’ve put together some ideas to help you find the perfect Christmas gifts for gardeners....from Garden Doggys to Garden Art Sculptures, modern furniture like our Cero Stools and Spun Chairs, and Bird Ornaments that light up in the dark. For a cosy Christmas, you could even go for a Table Fire or Wood Burning Stove and for some stocking fillers, we have some great ideas, such Gardener's Ointments & Creams...
1. Serralunga Doggy Stools
Doggy Stools that double up as ornaments
Serralunga doggy stools are not just for Christmas, these stylish dogs will add colour and fun to a garden all year round. And yes, they’re handy stools too!
The Italian designed dogs are available in a range of vibrant colours – available from Papillon.
Creative Art Sculputures from Devenick Designs
Family run, Devenick Designs, creates beautiful garden art and accessories from their Banchory Devenick base in Aberdeenshire. We love their distinctive animal sculptures, which will add interest to any garden. Our personal favourites are the elegant herons, shown here in orange.
These scultpures are available in many colours, with a variety of animals to choose from too, such as foxes, rabbits and even monkeys.
Check out their website here: www.devenickdesigns.co.uk.
3. Bird Houses and Feeders
Gardeners will love making their garden a welcoming spot for Christmas robins with a cool bird house.
There are plenty of good options available to buy, or you and your family could get creative and make your own.
Classic bird houses look pretty, or you could try something a little different, such as this Teapot bird house: https://www.worm.co.uk/products/robin-teapot-nester
4. Bee Homes
As well as catering for the birds, gardeners will also welcome the idea of attracting bees to their garden too.
Bee homes help “solitary bees”, such as the Red Mason and Leafcutter bees, by providing them with the tunnels and tubes that are perfect for their nesting. Solitary bees are also important as they pollinate fruit crops. There are plenty bee homes available to buy, but there is also good advice available for making your own, here.
5. Magis Spun Chair
Combining award-winning design with art, these unique chairs look great.
As well as looking great, they are surprisingly comfortable and they are great fun too. Any guests won’t be able to resist giving them a spin!
Available from Papillon in various colours. Click here for more information: Magis Spun Chair .
6. Cero Chairs
Contemporary outdoor furniture
Cero Stools: These are lovely pieces of contemporary outdoor furniture.
Beautifully designed, their hollowed-out form and curves give them a lightness and elegance.
Available in a range of cool colours, any design-conscious gardener will love them this Christmas: http://papillonlandscape.co.uk/product/cero/
7. Illuminated Paloma Bird Stools
Serralunga bird stools
Fans of contemporary garden design will also love these beautiful pieces from Italy’s Serralunga this Christmas.
Fun pieces of garden furniture by day, the Paloma birds take on an enchanting quality at night when illuminated.
Available from Papillon: http://papillonlandscape.co.uk/product/paloma-illuminated-bird-stool/
8. Give warmth this Christmas
Chimenea, Wood Burning Stove or Table Fire
Give warmth this Christmas with a chimenea, wood burning stove or table fire.
For chimeneas, we particularly like Danish company Morso’s beautiful chimeneas, while Adezz makes fantastic wood burning stoves, especially the ones that double up as pizza ovens. Available from Papillon.
For something a little different, these Table Fire's from Muztag offer an ideal focal point for patios or outdoor kitchens, that any gardener would love. They are stylish and provide warmth at the same time. Available from Papillon.
9. Dutch Oven Cooking Set
For those with a love for food, as well as the outdoors
For friends and relatives who combine a love of gardens with a love of food, this cooking set will be perfect! Great for making hearty stews and casseroles. https://www.dutchovens.co.uk/dutch-ovens-cookware/dutch-oven-sets.html
10. Stocking Fillers
Garden gloves and ointments for tired hands
And don’t forget the stocking-fillers: Good quality, hard-wearing gardening gloves will always be appreciated, and for the fashion-conscious gardener, look out for stylish designs too.
Also, sure to be enjoyed after a tiring day's work in the garden, check out Crabtree & Evelyn’s Gardener’s kit, which will soothe and repair hard-working hands.
A local supplier of gardeners ointment and creams for tired hands is Paradise Clinic in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. Paradise Clinic stocks a range of beeswax creams and hand creams for gardeners.
Let’s hope with these ideas our green-fingered friends will have a blast this Christmas.