Hand-pick a perfect gift for your friends and family.
Everyone is feeling the pinch more than ever, so this year treat your loved ones to a really thoughtful gift from a small business to make them smile. Not only will you be helping to support locals, you'll also be helping to keep carbon emissions down by shopping from right here on our home turf (rather than shipping in mass-produced, generic items from overseas).
Christmas will be here before we know it, and I have lots of plant-related presents, from stocking fillers and homeware, to clothing that your friends and family will enjoy all year long. Whether your mum is an accomplished gardener, your bestie enjoys raising houseplants, or you're looking for a present for the dog and cat parents in your life, these pressies will brighten their day this Christmas.
Here are some of my best gardening, cat, dog and Christmas-themed gifts for those that are special to you.
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Sometimes the best festive jumpers are the ones with dogs, or cats on! Cat lovers, and doggy mums and dads, will love my fun "Meowy Christmas" and "Santa's little helper" sweaters. My festive jumpers are unisex, so they're purrfect (or pawesome!) for absolutely everyone.
As with all Talking of Plants clothing, they are printed on demand in a renewable energy-powered factory, onto 100% organic cotton, so they're good for the planet too.
See them here – available in XS to XXL in grey and white. SAVE 10% when you buy 2 Christmas jumpers.
Wooden tree ornament and baker's string holder in one! These are the ultimate in practical and pretty and make fab pre-Christmas pressies whether treating yourself or someone else. Hang on your tree and use the striped baker's twine to wrap presents – it looks so good when used to tie brown paper parcels.
When the twine has come to an end, you'll have the gorgeous wood decoration to enjoy on your Christmas tree for years to come. Leave them "naked" or wrap them in coloured wool or your favourite ribbon, to make it look like they're wrapped up in a wooly jumper.
Choose from festive wellington boots, a mischievous white cat and Christmas Dachshund. See the range here.
Adorable, hand-sized-sized twine spools, ideal for tying in flowers and for general use in the shed and garden, or the home. Each one includes x10m of jute string, which will naturally biodegrade, so there won't be any nasties left behind. When the string has come to an end, the recipient will love the wooden decoration they're left with. They can either re-wrap it with more twine or hang it somewhere to decorate their home. They could even add it to their Christmas tree!
Choose from five wellington boot designs, or choose the cat or sausage dog for animal lovers. Pick one here.
Give one of my stunning plant-themed tea towels to a baker, keen cook or foodie. Bring their love of plants into their kitchen! They are made from start to finish in Suffolk and come neatly packaged in a cardboard wrap, so they're easy to post too.
Choose from five succulent and flower-themed illustrated designs – see them here.
Beautiful Christmas tree decorations made from sustainably forested wood. Choose from sempervivum and echeverias for a succulent collector; a rose or dahlia for a flower lover; gardening Mr and Mrs Claus for a green-fingered couple; or a sausage dog or cat for pet people! They can be hung around the home, or on the tree to add a festive touch to your decor wherever it's needed (or left on display all year round!). See the complete collection here.
My botanical illustrations are an ideal choice for a friend whose plant collection has become an obsession, or for your mum who's run out of windowsill space for her living houseplants! Give them as they are, or complete the gift by popping it into an A4 frame, so the recipient can hang it on the wall. They also look great propped up on a shelf behind a group of little potted plants.
Choose from my collection of some of my favourite plants or select three or five prints to help them create a gallery wall. See the range here.
Now you’ve got his present sorted, you’ll want some wrapping paper. My Christmas print papers are an excellent choice. Pair them with a colourful, satin ribbon for a Christmas day gift that looks as good on the outside as it does on the inside. All of my wrapping paper is glitter-free and fully recyclable as standard.
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All Talking of Plants products are proudly designed by myself in Suffolk and made in the UK in small batches. I add to the ranges throughout the year, and (genuinely) do a little happy dance each time a customer order comes through.
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