Christmas Gifts for Gardeners

Not only are Ilse Jacobsen’s black wellington boots very chic they are also extremely cosy with a thick fleece lining, £70 (reduced at Toast)

Add another layer of warmth with The White Company’s cosy cashmere bed socks – we wear these with our wellies and they make a winter day in the garden a lot more pleasurable, £35

A soft blanket for the potting shed or for cosy nights in plotting next season’s planting plans, £120 at Toast

There’s nothing gardeners like more than hearing other gardener’s tips so a course or workshop is always a great gift. But a four week course with Piet Oudolf and Dr Noel Kingsbury is the stuff of dreams, £250 at My Gardening School

Japanese shears and pruners are simply the best and these Okatsune 60 short-handled shears are also a thing of great beauty, £75 at Darsham Nurseries

We love all of Rowan & Wren’s beautifully designed homewares and this brass planter would make a fabulous centre-piece for plants and foliage over the festive season and beyond, £32 at Rowan & Wren

Gardening gear does not get much more practical than this wool lined work vest from the German store Manufactum, £99

At Christmas, when there is so little fragrance in the garden, a delivery of the beautifully scented narcissi from the Scilly Isles cannot be beaten, £38 for 100 stems

It would be wise to make sure that the recipient of this gorgeous dovecote is on-board with statement-making architectural gifts – we would be thrilled to receive this, £145 Petersham Nurseries

 

A good hand cream is a must for gardeners and this set includes a rich and nourishing everyday Lano cream as well as more intense creams for garden-battered hands, £12.99

Great Dixter’s beautiful and practical hand-made chesnut hurdles are great for propping up floppy perennials on the edges of borders, £14

We love bringing the outside in at Christmas with lots of garden foliage but to really boost the fragrance there is nothing better than a pine-infused candle; we love the limited edition Pinetum three wick candle from Charles Farris which blends sweet green pine with eucalyptus, amber and sandalwood. £60

 

 

— Clare
7th December 2016