Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2018

If you’re like us and you have still not finished your Christmas shopping and are struggling for ideas, then this is the list for you! We have carefully selected our favourite garden related gifts which your nearest and dearest would love to receive. So without further ado, here is the Vialii Guide to Christmas Gardening Gifts 2018…

Inflatable Outdoor Movie Screen

This is the perfect gift for those who have everything. Imagine a late night movie screening on a warm sunny evening in the garden? Or an atmospheric Halloween film, jeepers! Check out Amazon for a range of sizes and prices!

Watch a wonderful life on the big screen in your garden this year!

Watch It’s A Wonderful Life on the big screen in your garden this year!

BBQ In A Bag

This BBQ in a bag is perfect for days out with the family or for festival goers. It comes with a 7 in 1 utensil too so you’re sorted! Available from various suppliers including Blacks.

The new fast food on the block!

The new fast food on the block!

Garden Watch Cam

Make your own videos of plants unfurling, wildlife visiting or us transforming your garden from the bare to the beautiful with this garden watch cam.

Watch your garden unfurl before your eyes

Watch your garden unfurl before your eyes

Concrete Planter Kit

We just love this kit where you can make your own geometric concrete planters. These industrial style planters would be perfect for cacti or succulents. Available from Not on the High Street.

For the stylish gardener in your life

For the stylish gardener in your life

Macro Lens

If your loved one is a fan of taking photos in their garden, then this Olloclip macro lens for their iPhone is the perfect gift for them. Various lenses suitable for a variety of phones available on Amazon.

Get close up pics of your garden

Get close up pics of your garden

Cocktail Garden Kit

This would be perfect for the cocktail lover in your life. They can grow their own herbs to add the perfect twist to their drinks. Just remember to gift them the other ingredients to go with it too! Available from various retailers including Amazon.

A lip smacking gardening gift!

A lip smacking gardening gift!

Gardening Vouchers

Our Vialii gardening vouchers are a wonderful gift for those with little time or who are unsure what to do with their garden. They can use them for grass cutting, hedge trimming, a new lovely pot or a garden design. You choose the value, we do the hard work! Contact us for more details.

A Vialii gift voucher, the perfect gift this Christmas

A Vialii gift voucher, the perfect gift this Christmas

Whatever you decide upon, we wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2019.

All at Vialii

Lulu & Tilda’s Kids Gardening Gift Ideas 2016

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh. Oh, hi there, just getting in the Christmas spirit! How’s your Christmas shopping going? Still need some cool ideas for the little ones in your life who like getting outdoors? Well, you’re in luck as we have done the hard work for you and brought to you our TWELVE favourite kids Christmas gifts they might want to ask Santa for this year…

Merry Christmas from Lulu & Tilda xx

Merry Christmas from Lulu & Tilda xx

1. Rainy Pot

As well as getting outdoors to do a bit of gardening we love having indoor plants too. Sometimes it can be hard to remember to water them though which is why this Rainy Pot is totes perfect! The cute little cloud holds water which it gradually releases onto your plant. £24

The Rainy Pot waters your plant for you

The Rainy Pot waters your plant for you

2. Gruffalo Tool Bag 

If you’re a busy gardener like us you need a handy tool bag for all your tools. We love this one which features one of our favourite characters, the Gruffalo! It even comes with three tools to get you started. £14.99

Oh help, oh no, it's a Gruffalo tool bag! 

Oh help, oh no, it’s a Gruffalo tool bag!

3. Grow Your Own Spinach

He’s Popeye the Sailor Man. 
He’s Popeye the Sailor Man. 
He’s strong to the finish, 
Cause he eats his spinach, 
He’s Popeye the sailor man. 

Now you can grow your own spinach and get huge muscles just like Popeye! £6.99

I is disgustipated.

I is disgustipated.

4. Solar Fairy Jars

These pretty jars work on solar energy and are perfect for lighting up the garden on a wintry evening so the fairies can still see where they are going. £14.99

Pretty lights to hang around the garden

Pretty lights to hang around the garden

5. Garden Vouchers

If someone in your life has everything they need apart from time then treat them to one of our Vialii garden vouchers. It can be spent on anything from grass cuts to a pretty new planter and you can choose any value you like. Perfect. Just like us 🙂

Vialii voucher

Vialii garden services gift voucher

6. The Blueberry Box

We LOVE growing blueberries in our garden (almost as much as we love picking and eating them!) This lovely pair of blueberry bushes comes in terracotta pots and are perfect for your patio. £38

Grow your own blueberries, yum! 

Grow your own blueberries, yum!

7. Grow Your Own Bug Eating Plant

If blueberries are too sweet for you, try growing something gruesome like these bug eating plants! Perfect for the little monster in your life! £8

Watch out for this bug eating plant, snap!

Watch out for this bug eating plant, snap!

8. Grow Funky Veg Kit

This cool kit has all that you need to grow some cool and unusual veg – from purple carrots to red brussel sprouts you will wow your friends with your quirky homegrown produce. £14.99

Grow some stripey tomatoes! 

Grow some stripey tomatoes!

9. Zombie Gnome

Gnomes have got a bit of a reputation for being a bit twee but no-one is going to mess with this zombie gnome. Wonder what he gets up to when we’re not around, yikes! £9.99

The Walking Dead comes to Gnomeland! 

The Walking Dead comes to Gnomeland!

10. Den Kit

This kit has all that you need to make your very own den. From tarpaulin to mallet you will be able to head off on adventures and create dens wherever you go. Perfect for your own little adventurer. £34.95

Everything you need to make your own den

Everything you need to make your own den

11. Garden Flamingos

Our mummy loves flamingos so we are going to save up all our pennies to buy these kitsch garden flamingos for her (sshhhh, don’t tell her!) These are the original designer ones but there are other cheaper ones available as a single pair too. £59.95 for two pairs.

Garden flamingos, just like Gnomeo & Juliet

Garden flamingos, just like Gnomeo & Juliet

12. Magis Pipe Dream Watering Can

How cool is this watering can? It looks like an alien! They come in different funky colours. Perfect for keeping kids entertained for hours. £58

Is it a monster? An alien? Nope, just a cool watering can!

Is it a monster? An alien? Nope, just a cool watering can!

So, there you go, our eclectic mix of cool stuff for kids this Christmas. Happy shopping everyone.

Love Lulu & Tilda xx

 

Prices and links correct at time of publication. 

Coolest Garden Gifts For Christmas 2015

We know what little time you have, so we have done all the hard work for you and collated the MUST HAVE list of the coolest things for your garden to give you ideas for gifts for Christmas 2015. You will be very popular if you give someone these Christmas pressies this year…

Christmas gift

What beautiful gifts will you be wrapping this year?

Lighting

Garden lighting is a great addition and can allow you to use and enjoy your garden for much longer. However, it can be quite pricey to wire it up but how about these super cool bluetooth solar lights instead. AND, they can be controlled by your smartphone too. Wowsers. £39.95

Garden lights

Bluetooth solar lights for the garden

Seating

There is something about the simplicity of these garden Kube Stools which we just LOVE. A row of them in different colours makes a fabulous focal point in the garden and they are easily moved to make sociable seating around the garden. £65.00

Kube Stools

Kube Stools make a great focal point as well as being practical

Art

Garden art can encompass pretty much anything. We love the work of Heather Gray, a wonderful local sculptor based in South Queensferry, Scotland. This seed head is so delicate and echoes the wonderful forms we have in our garden. Prices vary depending on style and size but pop along to Heather’s website (check it out, great name!) for more information…

Allium seedhead sculpture

This allium seedhead sculpture would be a great focal point


Clothing

Forget Hunter wellies, these cool boots from BOGS look great and offer great protection in the garden. They even have a handy handle built in. Yes please Santa!
Prices start from £60

Bogs wellies

LOVE these cool wellies

Tools

Having beautiful tools can add even more enjoyment to your pottering outside. These colourful OXO watering cans are stylish and practical. They come in a wide range of colours and have a bendable spout.
From £65

The OXO watering cans

The OXO watering cans


Kids

It’s all about the kids at this time of year and there’s no reason they shouldn’t miss out on all the garden fun. One of the things our kids love doing is playing in a den and this Hideout Wigwam would be a very popular present for any kid this Christmas. £65

The Hideout Wigwam

The Hideout Wigwam

For The Person Who Has Everything

Why not surprise them with a gardening gift voucher. Vouchers can be used towards absolutely any work in the garden from design to landscaping, grass-cutting to weeding. Just contact us to discuss what you would like.

A Vialii gardening voucher for Christmas 2015

A Vialii gardening voucher

Hope that helps with your Christmas 2015 shopping. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas indeed.

All at Vialii

(Prices correct at time of publishing, December 2015)

Christmas Gifts for Gardeners 2013

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to Christmas and what to buy our loved ones. Is it just us or does it get harder every year to think up innovative and interesting gifts to buy? Well, to make life a little easier for you we have pulled together a list of interesting Christmas gifts for gardeners 2013 so that you can give the gardener in your life something they will truly love…

Christmas gifts for gardeners 2013

Merry Christmas from all at Vialii

Gardening Voucher

At Vialii we can offer gardening vouchers to suit your budget. They are available for both our Maintenance and Design and Landscaping businesses and to whatever value you wish. So if you want to surprise your parents by getting them a voucher to have their garden tidied or their grass cut for the year or give a loved-one a voucher for a garden design please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

The perfect gift for the person who has everything. Gardening vouchers from any value

The perfect gift for the person who has everything. Gardening vouchers from any value

Bird feeder

Do you know someone who loves wildlife but their garden and style isn’t suited to a traditional bird table? Well how about treating them to this wonderful bird feeder by Eva Solo.

Bird feeder. From around £40

Bird feeder. From around £40

Teeny Tiny Gardening

The aptly named Teeny Tiny Gardening book is filled with lots of wonderful, inventive ideas how to garden in teeny tiny spaces. We are going to find some teeny tiny spaces just to try out some of these projects. A brilliant book for a quirky friend with a love for gardening, no matter where they live.

The teeny tiny book filled with big ideas. From around £10

The teeny tiny book filled with big ideas. From around £10

Wheely good design

The clever people at Water & Oil have come up with brilliant design for a wheelbarrow. It is heavy duty with non corrosive stainless steel fixings along with handy rugged grips. There are also no bolt/rivet stress points securing the barrow like in other wheelbarrows. It comes in six colours so there will be one to suit your loved one.

We choose the pink colourway! From around £70

We choose the pink colourway! From around £70

Water good idea

Another design-led product, this time by Alessi for All Modern. Available in three colours, this “diva” watering can is aptly named with it’s dramatic pose.

The "Diva" watering can. From around £28

The “Diva” watering can. From around £28

Having a ball

Garden furniture can be so much more than a wooden table and chairs and these Boom Ball Chairs by Finn Stone add a splash of colour and fun to the garden without the need to worry about the weather. They are made from recycled plastic and are durable in all weathers (even Scottish weather!) and are available in 18 colours, even a spotty version! They are also available in a smaller size for children. Yes please!

The Boom Ball Chairs. From around £135

The Boom Ball Chairs. From around £135

No butts, this is lovely

Even something as utilitarian as a water butt is getting the design treatment these days. There’s no need to hide your water butt round the back of your garden shed if you have one of these beauties from the Pure collection by Elho. Although it isn’t big it would be a good choice for someone with a small, contemporary garden.

The Pure Raindrop waterbutt. From around £200.

The Pure Raindrop waterbutt. From around £200.

So, there you go, some wonderful, design-led Christmas gifts for gardeners 2013. Hope we have helped with your lists. We have certainly added a few things to our own Wish Lists! If you see other gardening products that you think are worthy of a mention, send us the link and we will have a look.

Merry Christmas from all at Vialii

(All prices and suppliers correct at the time of the blog being posted. Apologies if any of these change but it’s outwith our control.)