Christmas Gifts For Gardeners

Gardeners understand that love, care and devotion are the essential qualities needed to look after a garden all year round. "Christmas Gifts For Gardeners"

Christmas Gifts For Gardeners

Gardeners understand that love, care and devotion are the essential qualities needed to look after a garden all year round. So let’s show the gardener in your life a bit of appreciation with these presents for gardeners.

Garden Tools

Engraved tools
Make them feel special with these engraved wooden tools for digging, planting and raking.

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Source: Etsy

Electric pruning saw
A cordless pruning saw is for the gardener that has everything. It’s easy to use with no second hand necessary , helping to get the gardening task finished faster

garden presents saw
Source: Bunnings

Water spray gun
Effectively water the garden whether you just need to lightly mist or give the plants a good drenching with the Hoselink Spray Gun.

garden presents spray gun
Source: Hoselink

Planters

Planter pots
Add a splash of colour with Pantone pots that will suit any garden and keep it looking fresh whether you put them inside or outside.

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Source: Terrace

Planter screens
This unique Lanna Garden Screen is perfect for indoor or outdoor living providing great privacy screening. If you are livening in an apartment or have limited space, this planter screen allows you to have the garden you always dreamed of.

garden presents panterscreen
Source: Top3

Gardener accessories

Collapsible watering can
If your buying for a professional gardener, it’s important to have the right tools and this Colapz bucket water can is perfect. Not only can you get a bright funky colour, it also twists down flat meaning it won’t take up precious space in the car.

garden presents watercan
Source: Top3

Gumboots
Gummies Gumboots are the perfect footwear for rain, hail or shine. They are waterproof but specially made to be comfortable with it’s inner sole.

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Source: DIY Gardener

Gloves
Don’t get scratches up your arms with these long gloves which are made from soft suede and adjusts at the arm so they don’t slip.

garden presents gloves
Source: Hoselink

Pants & seeds

Seeds
Give the gift that grows with Sow ‘n Sow seeds, perfect as a stocking filler or secret Santa. With it’s beautiful packaging you can get a variety of flowers and herbs, perfect for any garden lover.

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Source: Sow ‘n Sow

Terrarium kits
These mini gardens in a glass bowl, otherwise known as terrariums, are a trend amongst weekend markets and a great gift for any DIY fan or gardener. Instead of buying a finished one though, you can buy a starter kit on Etsy so that whoever your giving it to can make it to fit their style.

garden presents terrarium kit
Source: Etsy

How To Gift Wrap Presents

This post was inspired by a Jimmy Kimmel Live video (see below) where he learns how to gift wrap presents. "How To Gift Wrap Presents"

How To Gift Wrap Presents

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This post was inspired by a Jimmy Kimmel Live video (see below) where he learns how to gift wrap presents. Now I have to be honest with you, after wrapping my own Christmas presents this morning I kinda want to go home, rip them open and start all over again following these life changing tips. I definitely learnt something (or more like five things) and I thought it was too important not to share.

So let’s dive into the world of ribbon, paper and sticky tape…

Tools

Scissors – you’ll need two types; paper scissors, ribbon/material scissors.
Sticky tape – using either single sided, double sided or both.
Pens/pencils – for writing on the paper or cards.
Ruler – incase you need to measure the paper.
Cutting mat – to make sure you don’t damage the dining table.

Gift wrapping method
Following professional wrapper Alton in the video you can use his ‘wraps’ method to gift wrap perfectly:

W – Width and length
Roll out the wrapping paper on a clean surface (make sure you have plenty of room) and put present on top of the paper.
Make sure you leave enough room either side of the present for the paper to meet the top of the gift and cut paper. You could also use your fingers to measure the space.

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R – Reduce your visible seam
Fold over the edge closest to your body. Then pull the piece across over the present to the edge of the gift, but before you tape it down – make sure you tuck the other side under so the folded edge is on top.

A – Adjust the corners
Turn the present on its side and push the edges down so that it creates flaps on either end. It also stops your present from moving.
Close the flaps of paper and seal with tape.

P- Press your edges
Run your fingers along the edges of your wrapped gift so it looks nice and square.

S- Style and embelish
Using all different ribbons and bows show your creative side. Need a bit of inspiration? Scroll to the bottom of this article some great original ideas.

Here’s the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VVn5VGiYIg&list=PLs4hTtftqnlBS2fvIOm4cLIrexrxtYwiR&index=1
Source: YouTube

Want more gift wrapping hacks?

– Use material instead of gift wrapping paper
– Old paper and ribbon scraps can be shredded and used as a protector for breakables
– Odd shape presents could be wrapped in shapes such as a bonbon or santa sack
– Reuse ribbons and straighten by rubbing over a light blub

gift wrapping hack
Source: DIY inspired

Gift wrap inspiration

Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

1. Pick a theme – whether it’s rustic, winter wonderland, or traditional green and red. Picking a theme can emphaise your Christmas decorations around the home.

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Source: The Vintage Home

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Source: Faith and Home

2. DIY – make your own bespoke wrapping paper with stencilling, stamps and wildlife. The kids will love making it, plus people love the extra effort.

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Source: Kit This

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Source: One Bunting Away

3. Surprise – this might be more suited to the pro-wrappers but regardless, push the boundaries and have some fun with your wrapping.

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Source: Curious litte kid

gift wrapping inspiration ties
Source: The 26th Avenue

gift wrapping inspiration christmas
Source: Curious litte kid

Still struggling? Get an Airtasker to do all your gift wrapping and you’ll never have sticky tape sticking on your fingers again.