10 Low Cost Gifts for Gardeners this Christmas
The holiday season means it’s time to start checking off the list of gifts you need to buy before Christmas! Sometimes people who like to spend a lot of time in their garden can be hard to shop for. That’s why we’ve created a list of useful and inexpensive gifts for gardeners below.
From the keen horticulturist after a new composting bin or book about gardening, through to the green thumb’s who love houseplants- there’s a gift idea for every type of gardener below!
A composter, or compost caddy, is the perfect gift for many keen gardeners to take their garden to the next level without breaking the bank. This is a great gift that any garden fanatic will love to receive as it adds so many extra nutrients back into their home-grown plants and is odour free. Furthermore, a compost bin is great as a present over Christmas time because it’s bound to save green thumb’s some extra cash because they won’t have to buy compost from their local gardening shop. Instead, they can put their vegetable scraps and garden trimmings into compost and reuse it to make their garden even healthier and stronger than it was before.
This book is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who has an interest
in gardening and wants to know more about preparing, planting and
nurturing plants. Bob’s Basics is a humorously written series of
gardening books with plenty of insight into growing. Bob Flowerdew
guides you through how seeds work, transplanting plants, organic
fertilisers and more.
3. Bird Feeder
A bird feeder are great for gardeners because they’re likely to take pride in their backyard- by having an abundance of wild birds in their backyard, they’ll feel like they have their very own haven. Birds are also great gifts for green thumbs because birds help with weed control, pest control and pollination. Find a bird feeder that caters towards wild birds around Ireland if you want a backyard which feels even more special.
The Jungle King house plant is the perfect gift to get someone for
Christmas because they are incredibly resilient. This house plant is
perfect to bring an element of the jungle into a gardener’s indoor
space. It also loves partial shade, making it a great addition to
This frost net is an awesome addition for any gardener to have in their storage- especially around Christmas time where winter is settling in! They are also a great and easy way to protect your plants from many types of insects and a good way to protect from strong winds, making this a great addition to any green thumb’s collection.
Slugs and snails are very small and may not seem like a big
concern to many who don’t have their own vegetable or
flower garden, but they can make a huge impact on the
health of any type of garden. These garden pests will chew
holes into the leaves of a variety of leaves and other plant
matter, which can cause considerable damage to the
amount of yield a vegetable garden may produce over a
season. A slug and snail trap is a cost-effective way to
control these tiny pests in any garden, which is why it
makes such a great Christmas gift for gardeners.
7. Herb Trough
A planter trough for herbs is a great gift to get for gardeners
over the Christmas period. They’re versatile and give extra
planting space that can be moved to areas around the home
which suit conditions for whatever type of plant or herb to
grow. You can find a range of colours, shapes and sizes
of planter boxes to suit any needs- some even come with legs
on the bottom so you don’t have to be kneeling all the time.
This book makes a great gift for any of those people that love to spend
their time tinkering in the vegetable garden or have recently found a
passion for vegetable growing at home. Jonathan Steven’s practical guide
for growing vegetable all-year-round and has plenty of tips to keep costs
down, including a season-by-season guide for growing vegetables, as well
as foraging wild food.
The Yucca ‘Elephantipes’ (otherwise known as spineless yucca or giant
yucca), is one of the most resilient houseplants, which means it
makes a great first indoor plant if your gardening fanatic has only
tried growing their plants outdoors so far. This is the perfect gift to
give over Christmas, as they are very reasonably priced. They’re also
known as air filtration plants, meaning they remove toxins from the
If you know that the person who you are shopping for loves to
spend time in their garden, a decorative garden feature may be
the perfect Christmas present for them. Whether you’re trying
to find something quirky like this Fairy Kingdom Teapot or these
stepping stones for the garden, they’ll definitely appreciate you
thinking about where they spend so much time!
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