Garden Gifts of Christmas
These green thumb-approved gifts are sure to delight anyone whose happy place is in the garden, kitchen, or indoor plant haven!
Beautifying and updating our habitats has seen a boom in activity, given that it's something we can get stuck into without leaving home. And with UCS Fresh Garden's online ordering and direct delivery service, we may be the busiest bees around!
Perhaps you are a gardening family — or you have a friend or loved one who gardens — all the reason for our gift ideas that will make playing in the dirt an absolute pleasure.
Perfect for beginners or young budding gardeners
Growing edible plants doesn't get any easier with the SeedCell® Gift Boxes.
Made from certified compostable materials, the plantable pods of seeds are peat-free and 100% biodegradable. Simply push the pods into soil, and then water them.
There are four versions of these award-winning kits:
SeedCell® Herb Garden Gift Box: A mixture of 12 individual seed pods. Three of each: Basil, Coriander, Parsley and Rocket.
SeedCell® Salad Patch Gift Box: A mixture of 12 individual seed pods. Three of each: Cucumber, Tomato, Rocket & Lettuce.
SeedCell® Vegetable Patch Gift Box: A mixture of 12 individual seed pods. Three of each: Pumpkin, Broccoli, Courgette & Squash.
SeedCell® Pizza Toppings Gift Box: A mixture of 12 individual seed pods. Three of each: Basil, Tomato, Rocket & Bell Peppers.
Can’t decide? Buy them all!
These are also excellent gifts for those who love to grow something even when the temperatures don't cooperate with their passion.
An indoor superfood-garden
The Heimgart Microgreen Starter Kit features an elegant and compact porcelain sprouting bowl and is sure to cultivate a conversation.
It's a kitchen garden that creates culinary delights with a minimum of effort, right on your window sill. Water it once, and with no soil whatsoever, the first shoots begin to sprout in just a few days.
There's guaranteed to be something for every taste with varieties like rocket, garden cress, broccoli, mustard, red cabbage, and radish. Once you've harvested your green goodness, pop the bowl in the dishwasher and insert a new seed pad.
A trio of organic aromatic herbs to grow at home
Most gardeners start their own seeds. It saves a lot of money, and you can control how your plants are grown all the way through the process.
This delightful grow-at-home kit includes three natural zinc pot plants on a tray, nine coconut earth pellets and three bags of seed. The harvest? Three essentials for cooking: Common Chives, Grand Vert Basil and Flat Leaf Parsley. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
Houseplant Pot Covers to delight
Scatterings of a few of our favourite things: Blue Jays, Woodpeckers, Bull Finches, Robins, Rabbits and Hedgehogs. Brighten up your friend's home with these delightful print textile planters to add a pop of colour and character to those otherwise dreary plastic plant pots!
Perfect for house plants, succulents, cacti and herbs. The adorable covers are digitally-printed cotton, lined with a waterproof fabric well-suited to catching stray droplets.
Get yours online: https://ucsfresh.com/collections/plant-pots
Ficus Lyrata Bambino: An indoor plant
Before buying your plant buddy this gift, read up a little to impress them with your knowledge.
One of the most beloved household plants, Ficus Lyrata, is better known as the Fiddle leaf fig.
Two common varieties of Ficus Lyrata exist – the classic Fiddle leaf fig and the Ficus Lyrata Bambino. The classic has much bigger leaves than the Bambino variety.
The Bambino variety is not simply a younger, smaller Ficus Lyrata that eventually grows big leaves.
The other difference is the colour of the foliage. The Bambino variety has darker leaves. New baby leaves are light green, but they get a beautiful deep dark green colour as they mature.
Finally, the leaves on the Bambino variety grow more closely together, so the plant appears to be fuller. It has a more compact look.
Crassula Hobbit: Another indoor plant
Crassula Hobbit is also known as the finger jade plant. It's a good-sized plant and ready to add interest to any room. It's particularly good at converting carbon dioxide to oxygen while looking attractive and architectural in shape.
A Christmas candle in a tin
Handcrafted and poured in Wiltshire, this beautifully fragranced "candle-in-a-tin" is elegantly finished with a festive Noel Christmas design. Available in three exquisite scents:
A warm tonic of juicy citrus fruits infused with smooth cinnamon and spicy clove, the aroma of rich, creamy tonka bean, velvety musk and golden amber completes this luxurious scent.
Cinnamon Apples with Brown Sugar
Top notes of gently simmering orchard apples, softening in a hot buttery pan with the spiciness of ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Warm vanilla caramel tones underpinning the tartness of apple produce a mouth-watering experience.
Using Vanilla Spiced Orange, a fresh yet sweet fragrance with soft floral accords of cyclamen, jasmine, rose and muguet, heightened with a festive sparkling fruit top which includes plum, cassis, melon, orange and lemon.
Fresh Cut Roses
Beautiful roses in white, ivory or red to add a fresh touch to your host's domain.
Although the pandemic is the last thing we want to think about as we share well-deserved time with the family, this washable face mask in soft fabric makes a practical stocking stuffer or addition to each place setting. It features a pocket for an insertable filter and adjustable length straps to ensure a snug fit.
Available in two varieties:
Whether you choose to have your purchase delivered to your door or directly to the home of your green-fingered friend, hopefully, you've found the ideal gift for the gardener in your life. It'll add a little extra pep in their step as they wait out the winter season for their favourite time of the year.
Is your Christmas shopping already done? Then it's time to reward yourself. Grab a gardening goodie to freshen up your home, balcony or conservatory.