In the second part of our Christmas gift guide, we have brought you a range of unusual and interesting gifts, all under £45. These are the gifts that will bring a smile to your loved ones face, but won’t break the bank.
"The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly bears the crown"
Any plant that is mentioned in a Christmas carol is a festive winner as far as I'm concerned! There is a lot that can be learned about the fantastic holly from that Christmas carol; it has blossom as white as the lily flower, a berry as red as blood and a prickle as sharp as a thorn! All this adds up to create a truly beautiful winter plant; just make sure those thorns don't catch you out! .
Buy an ornamental holly tree as a Christmas gift for someone your really love!
Our white grape vine gifts would make a really unusual gift for a wine enthusiast, or a keen gardener. You might think that grapes are not ideal for growing in the UK, but in reality, 2014 was one of the best years ever for English wine makes, proving that it can be done, and done well! Imagine how special a glass of wine would taste if the receiver of this lovely gift had grown and nurtured the grapes themselves!
The Lakemont variety is a sweet honey like grape which is delicious straight from the vine and makes a good sweet white wine. The green-yellow oval shaped fruit is ready for picking from the end of September and is a good reliable cropper.
Grapes are said to be a symbol of good luck; so you could also send a grape wine to wish your loved ones the very best of luck in the New Year. And if red wine is more their thing, why not have a look at our red grape vine?
These Grape Vine Gifts, trained over trellises, make a beautiful addition to any garden. A perfect little Christmas gift!
Struggling to think of a Christmas present idea for that extra fussy person in your life? Something unusual for a foodie, keen gardener or elegant individual? The Christmas Bay Tree Gift is just the thing for you!
Bay leaves are amazingly aromatic, which is why they are traditionally used in cooking all across the globe. This Christmas Bay Tree Gift makes a lovely ornamental plant for a patio or front doorstep, and will help to create an elegant festive atmosphere, welcoming family and friends into your home for a Christmas day with style.
The Christmas Bay Tree Gift comes gift wrapped in jute and Christmas ribbon, for that extra special touch.
What makes the Yuletide Camellia Gift really stand out from the crowd is that they bloom their festive flowers over winter and spring, so will look their best when they reach the lucky recipient. Theses unique flowers are a festive red, with bright and cheery yellow centres.
Camellia's are evergreen, so even when they are not in flower, the glossy green leaves will mean they make an attractive addition to the garden. Not only that, but Camellia plants can be incredibly long lived; this really is a gift that will last a lifetime.
What more could anyone ask for?
The Mini Kumquat Tree Gift has it all. Stunning good looks thanks to the bright, glossy green leaves contrasting with the delectable orange fruits and highly scented pretty white flowers that will appear four times a year, filling your home with the scent of citrus. This is the first time we have stocked mini Kumquat plants, and we're sure they are going to make a big impact!
What really sets Kumquats apart from other citrus is that the entire fruit is edible! There is no need for fussy peeling, you can eat the fruit straight from the tree! This also means they are ideal for use in salads, and are incredibly easy to make into jams and preserves.
This is the ideal present to give this Christmas, as its one of the easiest citrus to grow and to use. Perfect for a less experienced gardener or keen chef!
Our Christmas Olive tree's are completely ideal if you are looking for an unusual Christmas gift with real meaning; traditionally an olive branch is a symbol of peace.
These ornamental Standard Christmas Olive Tree's are specially trained to have a long straight stem, with a ball of foliage on top. They make a really elegant statement on a front porch or doorstep. These are evergreen tree's, so are the perfect choice if you are wanting to send a splash of festive colour.
Send someone you love peace and best wishes for the year ahead. They will get their own supply of lovely olives as an extra bonus!
What brilliant gift idea's eh! But we're not finished yet! Keep your eyes peeled for our round-up of the best stocking filler idea's, that will be coming to you in the next week.