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Gift guide: our picks for the aspiring or seasoned gardener

Some fun gift ideas for the green-thumb in your life this holiday season

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By Alyxandra Carolus | November 11, 2022 | Gardens

The holiday season is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your family or loved ones. Christmas events, end-of-year functions and even birthdays are on the radar ahead. It can be tough to figure out what to get but we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-find gift ideas that you can purchase or H&G It Yourself.

This time, we’re looking at the loved one who’s just gotten into gardening or the seasoned green thumb in your family. Urban gardening has boomed in popularity, thanks in part to the global lockdown regulations that had people trying new hobbies. If you’ve been on social media, you’d know that the hashtag #gardentok has over 1.7 billion views on TikTok. But whether you know an aspiring gardener or one who has a blooming garden - here’s some cool gift ideas to try this season.

Growing kits

Get into the magical world of fungi! Mushroom grow kits are all the rage and an interesting way to get started on growing something at home. For beginners, oyster mushrooms look incredible, come in a variety of colours and are one of the easiest varieties to grow. Alternatively, you can choose any kind of growing kit - from chillies to pumpkins and sprouting greens.

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A bird feeder

As the sun warms up and the days get longer - a bird feeder is such a nice addition to any garden. Whether you’ve got a beautiful outdoor garden or a balcony in an apartment block, it’s pretty versatile. It’s easy enough to DIY but also you can find a variety of offerings in a host of materials

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Gardening accessories

For the practical gift lover in your life, why not get a gorgeous gardening tools set? If you don’t find a complete set online or in-store, you can compile your own version of an essential tool kit. Think hardy aprons, sharp garden shears or thick gloves that’ll protect hands from the outdoor elements. Another great option is big ticket items like wheelbarrows, terracotta pots, baskets or a sturdy toolbox for the gardener looking to level up.

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Garden nursery vouchers

Finally, if you’re struggling to find the exact item you want to gift - vouchers are a helpful solution. Some might think these are impersonal, but to anyone who knows what they want, it’s a great (and efficient!) option. It allows the receiver to shop when they want to, as it’s in season.

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