The right clothing in the garden can be key. As Christmas gift inspiration we’ve rounded up a few classic items of clothing that we think are worth wearing in the garden and out, come rain or shine. For more options on Christmas decorations, gardening ideas for kids and kit, head to our Christmas hub page.
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Ladies Boot Socks
These stylish and cotton rich boot socks from HJ Hall are the perfect gift when paired with walking boots for countryside strolls and dog walks for any nature lover.
As a part of their outdoor range, the boot socks are made from a high cotton rich blend for guaranteed strength and comfort which are tested to a high standard. With 135 years in the industry you know that you’re in good hands (or socks!) with HJ Hall’s products.
The socks have a reinforced heel and toe to increase the durability in easily worn areas providing the comfiest cushioned padding for your feet. This style of sock is also available in men’s and they are covered with a six-month guarantee.
The Bossy Boot in Tomato Red
These reliable welly boots would make a wonderful gardening gift for a practical and style-savvy gardener. Comfortable, stylish and waterproof boots are hard to come by, but Poddy & Black tick all those boxes. Their vegan friendly boots are made from soft yet strong natural rubber and have great flexibility. With a cosy cotton jersey lining, feet will feel warm and snug and it’s mid-calf length allows you to tuck your trousers in neatly and easily. They even come with a Poddy accessory for you to customise your boot.
Great all-rounder boots, The Bossy Boot works just as well as gardening boots as they do dog walking boots and welly boots. It’s a pretty and practical gardening gift that will last for years.
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Theodora Pleated Skirt in Pop Petal
Guaranteed to brighten up any room is this gorgeously chic pleated skirt from Boden. Paired with some tights and boots in the autumn or a pair of strappy sandals in the summer, this skirt will see you through all seasons. Finishing at mid-calf and sitting at a natural waist it is a flattering shape for any size or shaped body and ranges from a size 6 to 22. The skirt is 100 per cent cotton with an 100 per cent polyester lining and is machine washable with a concealed side zip.
The best part about this skirt, as every gardener will agree, are the hidden pockets in the side seams.
Women’s Iris Jersey Lined Wellington Boots
For a higher-end welly boot, look no further than Le Chameau. Their Iris wellington boot is made from the French brand’s famous Chamolux rubber, a durable and weatherproof material which provides the wearer with a flexible rubber boot that can withstand all nature has to throw at it.
These are great transitional welly boots that work just as well in summer as they do in colder months due to the breathable jersey lining and lightweight sole. They come in a range of colours, from green to pink to blue so there’s plenty of choice. The Iris Jersey Lined Wellington Boots would make the perfect gift for nature lovers or for that special gardener in your life!
Sagaform Nautic Cool Bag
Holding up to 25 litres, this is a versatile cool bag that will fit a hearty picnic in easily. It’s stylish and easy to carry, with a reinforced handle and has velcro to keep the top in place. But what we love most about this hamper is that you can fold it up when the food is gone: perfect for garden walks and visits, or that regular all-day trip to the allotment.
£26, Nordic Nest
Canvas Garden Apron, Khaki
If you know someone that spends most of their time in the garden, often with damp soil on their jeans and hand wipe marks on their top, this waterproof canvas apron from the National Trust Shop is the perfect gift for them.
Designed to ensure that their clothes will stay dry and clean underneath, ready for a full day of gardening, the apron is a practical piece of kit. The waist strap is long enough to tie at the front of the apron for an even better and closer fit. In addition to this, there is a handy front pocket for keeping gardening tools close to hand which is separated into sections for better organisation.
City Cool Bag
A handily sized bag from Sagaform that’s also a cooler. This is the perfect bag for gardeners on regular allotment trips with the sandwiches and hot or cold food (depending on the season). It is smart and stylish and would look just as good in the city or beach.
£17, Nordic Nest
Merino Wrist Warmers
An autumn and winter staple gift for new gardeners is this pair of 100 per cent soft merino wool wrist warmers from Genus. Designed not only with warmth in mind but with comfort too. It can be tricky finding warmers that fit under your gardening gloves without crinkling or bundling up underneath, but these wrist warmers will avoid just that.
They can be worn over a long-sleeved jersey or t-shirt, ensuring that the gap between the end of your sleeve and the start of your gardening gloves is kept insulated from the cold. They are machine washable and come in two sizes – small/medium and medium/large.
Burgon & Ball Tweed Gardening Gloves, Medium Grey LVW
Great for protecting every gardener’s most valuable tools, these stylish gloves will not only keep busy hands safe when working in the garden but also warm during the colder months. The gloves have an adjustable strap allowing for maximum comfort and are recommended for people with medium-sized hands. The strap itself is a rip-tape fastener so the wearer will be able to tighten or loosen the gloves with ease.
They feature some padded protection with a soft felt liner in the palms and fingers which won’t stiffen when the gloves are dried. There is also a breathable mesh that will ensure that fingers are kept cool with improved mobility.