Allotment or Garden Christmas Presents

Wondering what present to buy your favourite vegetable, flower or herb grower? Here are a few stylish value for money options.

Any suggestions for additions are welcome. Just add a comment at the bottom of the page and I'll update the list.

Note the price shown below does not include postage charge. This is shown on the seller's web site where applicable.


Allotment Vegetable Garden Planner: Track your triumphs and endeavours with over 70 pages for recording planting essentials such as sources of seeds, varieties, planting & harvesting times. Three sections for vegetables, fruits and herbs, all with their own record pages along with advice and plenty of growing tips. Includes pages for planting scheme plans, 24 plant name tags to identify seedlings and young plants plus a slider-grip bag to store seed packets. Price £7.00 from Amazon.
Shed Chic: Sheds need no longer be neglected outbuildings or decorative afterthoughts. They are equally successful as spaces in which to indulge creative pursuits or to make a well-considered home-from-home away from the outside world. Shed chic is all about making space. The photographs are excellent and there are hundreds of them so you are bound to find inspiration here for your own shed. Beautifully written, even if you haven't got a shed this book will help you dream of your own. Price £14.21 from Amazon.


Garden Work Tray: Heavy duty green plastic with handy storage containers & large potting area, meaning everything's close at hand. Useful for greenhouse or anywhere for potting. The tray is easily portable & lightweight, size: 59 x 60 x 16.4cm high. Supply your own tools. Price £5.99 from The Emporium.
Tool Bag & Stool: Sturdy and practical, not only provides pockets to pop your tools in but also allows you to sit down and rest. Note tools not included. Price £9.00 from Countywide.
Utility stool with tools: As an alternative this option comes in a smart gift carton. The detachable tool bag contains a range of tools with a basket underneath for waste or vegetables/fruit. Price £32.99 from StrawberryFool.
Garden Apron: Another option for keeping tools handy whilst giving protection for messy jobs. Combined with a tool belt for keeping all the essentials in as well as a small compartment for a mobile phone, the extra strong apron has an adjustable neck & body straps to fit for comfort. Size 48 x 48 x 58cm. Price £8.65 from Amazon.
Children's Gardening Bag & Tools: This sturdy canvas bag has 6 garden tools & a water sprayer for the little gardener. Tools made of strong metal with a solid wooden handle & all tuck neatly away in the canvas bag. Price £13.75 from The Childminding Shop.


Self Watering Windowsill Propogator: A complete nursery for the windowsill featuring 7 mini vented propagators allowing the growth of a large number of plant varieties on just one unit. The heated base contains a 13 Watt carbon fibre element for even heat distribution. Not thermostatically controlled, but designed to increase the ambient compost temperature by around 8°C. Size 76 x 18.5 x 14.5cm. Price £14.99 from ebay.

Unusual watering cans

Elephant Watering Can: Hand made in India, this unusual watering can holds approximately 2 litres but is lightweight, perfectly balanced and hand crafted from weather-resistant galvanised sheet metal. Price £18.49 from Greenfingers.
Snail Watering Can: Or how about a slightly smaller alternative for the kids to use. Price £12.49 from Greenfingers.


Beanstalk Magic Beans: Five beans with messages and pictures laser etched into each which continue to enlarge as the beans grow. Just plant the seed into the water beads (or soil) and less than two weeks later special messages grow with the plant. Different packs available. Price £3.00 from Not on the High Street.
Firestick: For 'boys' who love to light fires in the Ray Mears fashion. Strike the blade down the firestick and a shower of sparks will start your camp fire in an instant. Price £8.50 from Not on the High Street.
Help OXFAM Plant an Allotment: UK gardeners are discovering the joys of growing their own, but for many poor Third World women and men an allotment isn’t just a way of saving on the weekly shop... it's how they feed their families and earn a bit extra to buy other essentials. This gift will supply the tools, seeds and training to create working allotments that will produce a lot more. Cost £24.00 from OXFAM.

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