When shopping for a novice or experienced gardener, there is no lack of gift options in Singapore. Whether it’s for Christmas or any other occasion, here are some great gift ideas for gardeners.
1. Green Spade Xmas Bundle
Green Spade has put together a special package for the festive season. Their Xmas Bundle consists of a 20 litre bag of Veggies Mix for growing vegetables, Nutri Yield fertiliser, Bio Protect organic fungicide, and Bug Shield, an organic pesticide. Get it for $38 at www.greenspade.sg.
2. Basic Starter Kit
A wonderful gift for someone sinking their toes into edible growing, this gardening starter kit from Crops & Co. comes with a SeedCell which contains seeds, 250g of potting soil, a paper pot plus growing guide. Priced at $12.80, this starter kit is available at http://www.cropsandco.com
3. Felco secateurs
This one’s for serious gardeners. Felco is known for its high quality tools and these secateurs are built to last, with parts that can be replaced for a lifetime of service. Priced from $109.90, find them at www.monotaro.sg.
If you only generate a small amount of kitchen waste and wish to cycle nutrients back into the garden, the Compot is an ideal composting solution. Bury it in the soil, put anything biodegradable in it, cover it with the lid provided. Each pot has a 10 litre capacity. Get yours at $30 from Plant Visionz at https://eshop.plantvisionz.com.
5. Terrascapes Soil for Ornamental Plants
For ornamental plantlovers who prefer to buy than mix their own soil, look to Terrascapes’ soil mix, available for $10 in 2.5 litres resealable bags for begonias, cacti and succulents, and foliage plants. View the range at Sing See Soon Floral and Landscape’s nursery at Punggol and Simei, or order online here.
6. Sustee Aquameter
Take the guesswork out of watering your plants by getting this Sustee Aquameter. It measures the soil moisture level and indicates when your plants are thirsty. Available at Potta Plantta in three sizes and two colours, prices start at $6.90. Pick one up at 55 Lorong L, Telok Kurau
7. Bij Gift tags
Spread the joy of gardening with these plantable and biodegradable handmade gift tags. Each pack comes with 10 tags and tag ties. Find them at Left Handesign for $12, at www.left-handesign.com.
8. Tumbleweed Gift Vouchers
If you are shopping for someone who seems to have everything, a fail-safe present will be a gift voucher from Tumbleweed. This store has a lovely selection of plants, pots, tools and accessories. Available in denominations of $50, $100 and $150 at http://www.tumbleweedplants.com/products/gift-vouchers-new.
9. Flowering plants
Why not shop for a cause this holiday season? Weird & Wonderful Edibles is selling ornamental plants to raise funds for mangrove conservation. Plants include Gardenia, Chinese Jasmine, Queen of the Night, Lavender Lace Striped Violet, Akar Murah, Elephant Bush, Mexican Sunflower, among others. Prices start from $15, with proceeds going to Coalition for Rainforest Nations. To find out more, get in touch with Joanna on Instagram or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Rattan plant stands
Up your style quotient with one of these rattan plant stands from Potta Plantta. These come in two sizes and are priced at $94 and $119. For a 5% discount, quote tendergardener. Find them in-store at 55 Lorong L, Telok Kurau.
Also known as hanging moss ball, the kokedama makes for an elegant statement piece in the home. The 3 Keys prices its kokedamas between $25 and $50 depending on the plant chosen, and its size. Prefer bonsais instead? They have them too. For more information, message Leo on Instagram.
12. Ceramic leaves
Made using real leaves, these ceramic leaves are handmade in Singapore and are lovely display pieces on its own. It can also be used to hold trinkets or as a plate depending on the size you are after. Interested parties can message Davy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leaveswithmemories
13. Macramé plant hangers
Utilise your home’s vertical spaces with macramé plant hangers from Knoette. Her online store features a beautiful range of handmade macramé pieces, prices of plant hangers start at $26. Shop the collection at www.knoette.com.
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