Gifts that you should avoid giving to a keen gardener include; plants seeds and basic garden tools like trowels and spades etc. These are basic, yet essential items of garden equipment that a typical garden enthusiast would normally buy and replace as and when they need them.
These types of Christmas gifts are perfect for the novice gardener who may be just starting out. Books written by reputable authors would also make good gifts to give them a helping hand and tips on what to do first.
It’s also highly likely that a gardening enthusiast would have already taken cuttings / clippings of their favourite plants and shrubs in preparation for next year. Providing additional plants may just cause more of a headache, as a keen gardener may have already planned what is to be grown, and where in their garden.
For a truly great Christmas present for a gardening enthusiast, you should consider other gift ideas that will inspire them or save them time when doing basic garden chores. Some gift ideas are listed below.
If the person you are buying for always complains they don’t have enough time to do everything in their garden - then a robotic lawnmower is the perfect Christmas present. Day or night, rain or shine, a robotic lawn mower like the Flymo 1200R will automatically cut the grass at the owners preferred day and time.
By automatically cutting the grass for you, a robotic lawnmower will save the owner precious time, allowing them to spend more time doing the things they love in the garden. This is even more important during the summer months when they may be cutting the grass once a week or more, in order to keep the lawn looking tidy and neat.
A robotic lawnmower also has other benefits too. By cutting the grass little and often in an irregular pattern, it helps the grass grow thicker and greener helping to provide a carpet like finish.
Before buying any garden furniture set you should consider which material (wood or plastic) they would like, and which design or style they would prefer to ensure it is in keeping with the rest of the garden.
An automatic watering system like those made by GARDENA is the perfect way to solve this problem. For plants and flowerbeds, a Micro Drip System is the ideal way that to release the right amount of water regularly.
These watering systems are not only great for when someone goes on holiday, but they are great even when you are at home. It removes just one more time consuming job allowing the gardening enthusiast to spend more time doing the things they love in the garden.
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If your friend or family member is keen on wildlife, then another great Christmas present may be a pair of binoculars to help them spot wildlife in the garden or when they are out and about. You don’t need to spend a lot and they can have hours of fun.