Home is where the heart is, so it seems appropriate to give a gift that will enhance and decorate a loved one’s home. So many of us have spent a lot more time at home this year that a lovely place to live is very important. Hand in hand with the home goes the garden (whether that me a large plot, a courtyard space or just a window sill with a few pots). This gift guide focuses on the home and garden, so there should be something for anyone who is proud of their house or garden.
For the family orientated
ASDA photo have a wide range of products in their Christmas gift range for those looking for that personal touch. This year, you can make everything about Christmas truly magical and show your family and friends how much they are loved and cared about with personalised photo gifts. The chiselled edge of these Slate Photo Panels naturally frames the photo making them ideal to show off wedding memories and family portraits. Priced from £11.
For those who like something a bit quirky
I never seem to have a corkscrew or bottle opener to hand when I need one. I love the idea of having one that can act as ornament and as a practical tool at the same time. This cute Elephant Corkscrew from Kikkerland, made from beech wood and stainless steel, would be equally at home in your kitchen, dining room or living room. Priced at £17.50.
For those who love something handmade
I love picking out a new ornament for the Christmas tree and this year will be no exception. These delightful ceramic, heart shaped charms with their horse motifs look beautiful on a Christmas tree or as part of an equestrian decor. They’d work just as well as a bag charm or a key ring too. I like picking out gifts from small artisan makers as it adds such a personal touch. This one is made by Georgea Blakey Art and her work features handmade animal themed art. Priced at £14.99.
For the wildlife feeder
This bird feeder from Ottilie Home and Gifts is so attractive and fun. I love how it’s in the shape of an acorn and it’s designed to be filled with peanuts for the birds. It would look lovely on a bird feeder outside a kitchen window. Priced at £12.
For those who like a bit of fun
This would make a perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa if you like a bit of fun. Poo-Pourri has packaged its pure blend Cinnamon, Vanilla & Citrus Secret Santa scent in a festive hanging Christmas Tree Ornament. Spreading eco-friendly Christmas cheer and festive aromas this season, the Poo-Pourri Secret Santa Ornament is the gift that keeps on giving. Decorate and spritz your Christmas tree with Poo-Pourri Secret Santa to bring nostalgic festive smells that captures the magic of Winter, and everyone’s favourite holiday season into your home.
Poo-Pourri is a proven blend of natural essential oils. Using NO synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates, aerosols, alcohol, or formaldehyde, it’s not only better for you, friends and family, it’s safer on our environment – making Poo-Pourri Secret Santa the ultimate eco-conscious gift, in a year that has made us all that little bit more mindful. Poo-Pourri Secret Santa Ornament, RRP £6.99 and is available at Holland & Barrett.
For the keen gardener
Saving seeds from garden plants is a great way to get new plants for free or to swap plants with friends and family. This seed saving kit from Kikkerland makes it easy to collect, store and trade seeds from your garden. It includes: 20 seed bags, 20 seed markers, and 1 marker. It would make a lovely stocking filler for a keen gardener. Priced at £10.
For the wildlife gardener
More and more of us are gardening with wildlife in mind. One way to do this is to use the right plants in your garden. Native species are a good way to start, but if you want to cut out some of the research, you could use a specially created kit. Seedball aim to help increase the abundance of British wildflowers and wildlife that depend upon them. Cloud Meadow is a selection of beautiful all white-flowering native wildflowers that are hugely beneficial to bees and butterflies! Each seed ball contains approximately 150 seeds from a mix of Meadow Sweet, Oxeye Daisy, White Campion, White Clover, and Yarrow.Each tin of Cloud Meadow contains 20 seed balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots. This would make a lovely gardening stocking filler or Secret Santa gift. Priced at £6.