We kick off our 2021 Christmas gift guide series with a selection of thoughtful presents for your green-fingered loved ones

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Earthly delights

Top notes of orange and tomato, enhanced by black pepper mingled with geranium, sit on the vetiver and oakmoss base giving this an earthy garden vibe. Eco-friendly and presented in recycled packaging. 

£37, emmaalington.co.uk 

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Bags of fun 

Let little ones lend a helping hand to nesting birds next spring by offering the perfect materials to weave and line their nests. Forage for twigs, moss, hay and feathers to add to your washed sheep’s wool and stuff loosely inside the sturdy recycled plastic cage for the birds to pick from. 

The Bird Nest Kit, £19.50, thedenkitco.com

The Seed Card Company To The Point Sprouts Greeting Card 3.95 at www.theseedcardcompany.com  - Going green: Top gifts for garden-loving friends and family members

To the point

Not only are The Seed Company cards printed with vegan-friendly ink, they can be planted to produce beautiful wildflowers once you’re done enjoying them.

Sprouts greeting card, £3.95, theseedcardcompany.com

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Get the buzz 

Pucker up for soft, smooth lips with this eco-friendly lip balm set. Made from 100% natural plant oils and butters blended with beeswax, every online order receives a free packet of wildflower seeds to help create hundreds of mini-meadows for bees all over the UK.

£14, nevesbees.co.uk

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Leaf power

A gentle handwash scented with extract of fig. A blend of sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients of the highest quality, to nourish your skin.

£15, daylesford.com

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On hand

Handmade from natural ingredients, this gorgeous gift set contains all you need after a hard day’s gardening to clean, exfoliate and moisturise your hands. The gift tag is printed on seeded paper – simply plant it and grow your own wildflowers. A thoughtful, sustainable, and nourishing gift that keeps on giving.

Hand Scrub and Weather Balm set, £14.95, byfrankie.co.uk

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Get ahead 

A premium, 100% felted merino wool hat to keep you warm when working in the garden during the coolest months. Made in the UK, this one-size hat has a cable knit pattern and comes in grey or rust colourways. 

£30, genus.gs

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Stitched up

Inspired by Britain’s landscapes and cottage gardens, Dee Hardwicke’s set of six Watercolour Sampler Cloths are based on her original botanical watercolours. The cloths are beautiful enough to display as they are or can be embroidered with the threads provided. New for Christmas is the Holly & Ivy gift bag set. 

£29.50, shopbeyondmeasure.co.uk

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All aflame

Available in three fragrances – British Hedgerow, Spiced English Pear and Wild Fig – each candle is hand-poured and beautifully presented in a reusable fine-bone china hand-decorated vessel. 

£38, lornasyson.co.uk