The allotment is a great hobby to have, but it can be a little expensive. If you’re looking for a gift idea for an allotment owner, then you have come to the right place.
We should really be thinking about what kind of things they enjoy so that we can get them something they will be happy to receive. Without a doubt, a lot of allotment owners are keen gardeners and will enjoy a new plant, tool, or piece of garden equipment.
In this article, we will discuss some gift ideas that are appropriate for allotment owners and those who live in allotment villages. We have put together this list of ideas so that you can find out some ideas and perhaps try and think about what is suitable for your intended recipient.
10 Gift Ideas for Allotment Owners
Here are 10 gift ideas for allotment owners. It is always worth checking if you’re buying for a man or a woman so that you can find something suitable, also if they are new to allotments. Let’s take a look at the following selections that can help you out.
Garden storage box
This is a brilliant idea for an allotment owner because they are always storing their tools and seeds in boxes and bags that they find. Or they might have a shed at their allotment, but perhaps no garden storage. So, it is a great idea to help someone get organized, especially if they are new to the world of allotments.
A nice watering can
A watering can let you water plants and other things in the garden. This means that you don’t have to use your hose all the time. You will be able to water the plants without disturbing the rest of your garden.
This is the number one gift idea for someone who has an allotment. Most allotment owners will probably have a good supply of vegetable seeds. However, having extra seeds can give them the opportunity to try some new varieties of vegetables. A nice gift is to get a gift pack that includes a range of different vegetable seeds.
Allotment owners will often have rows of vegetables growing and they like to create trellis support behind their vegetables. This can help them to keep the vegetation away from their plants, helps to keep out pests, and is also easy to do.
It is always a good idea to buy gardening gloves as a gift if you know that the person you are giving them to enjoys gardening. The weather can make your hands pretty tough from lots of tilling the soil, so it is always a good idea to provide them with some more comfortable gloves to wear.
Allotment Gardening Guide
A great gift idea for allotment owners is a book on how to grow fruit and vegetables. There are some great guides available that are packed with tips and techniques that can really help the garden to thrive. One of the best books available right now is called “The Allotment: Year-round sow, grow and harvest, plus tips, advice, and recipes!
Allotment Tool Set
It is perfect for the aspiring gardener because it contains everything they will need to get started, then they can gradually build up their collection.
Each of the tools is safe to use, there are no sharp edges, and they will make all of the jobs around the allotment easier, especially if they have to clear an overgrown allotment. If there are any budding gardeners in your family then this could be a gift that they will appreciate and use.
An allotment is full of waste material and it is one of the biggest challenges faced by gardeners. So, the compost bin is a great gift because it will help to keep the compost heap tidy and prevent it from turning into a smelly mess. You can also use it to store seeds and other gardening equipment if you want to.
Garden Wheelbarrows are great because they are a great way to get all of the soil you need from one spot. They are very useful and you can use them for lots of things such as moving soil, moving plants, and digging holes. So, it is a great gift for anyone who enjoys gardening.
A bag of seedlings
This is a great gift idea for anyone who is trying to grow vegetables. Most allotment owners will use seedlings because it is so much easier to start with a plant rather than from seeds.
Seedlings are already growing and avoid the delay before the seeds germinate and grow. It is always worth thinking about what your recipient is growing and choosing accordingly, if in doubt, ask them.
Allotment owners are a great group of people to get to know, so it is worth taking the time to find out what their hobbies are and what makes them happy. They are very popular these days and it is good to support the people who have chosen to take the time to create a plot of their own.
As we have seen, there are many ways to go about giving someone a gardening gift. All of them are some very practical gifts that will be very useful, and others that will make your recipient feel very special. Whether it is your spouse, your children, or your best friend, you will find that there is something that will suit everyone.
We hope you enjoyed our gift guide and that you can find the perfect gift for your gardener.
Brian Sheridan has an allotment in Edgbaston and is a competitive grower. Brian is also a keen photographer and loves cooking. Brian and his wife Mary will also be running a stall at Edgebaston artisan market this year, selling products made from the allotment, including his award-winning relish!