Christmas is just around the corner and at Shaw Landscape Group, our love for all things garden related this festive season rings true. From un-bee-lievable bee hotels, bespoke garden sculptures, to wiggly worm farms and everything in between, we’ve curated a selection of homegrown gifts that even your biggest green thumb friend or family member would adore!
Bring the Aussie bush to your backyard
Spoil your loved one with an iconically Australian Grass Tree AKA ‘Xanthorrhoea’ from Margaret River Grass Trees. These native beauties are rich in history and make for a show stopping feature in any garden. Did you know that the humble Grass tree can live for 600 years and is one of the oldest living plants on the planet? How cool is that!
Outdoor Fire Pit
Image Credit: Ironbark Metal Design
Give the gift of a stunning garden centrepiece and an abundance of family memories with a robust fire pit from Ironbark Metal Design. With a wide range of shapes and sizes to suit all garden areas and aesthetics, you can bank on spending your festive evenings toasting marshmallows around your new fire pit with the entire family.
Robotic Lawn Mower
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Welcome to the future of mowing. A time saver in the garden and easy to set-up, the Husqvarna robotic lawn mower is the perfect gift idea for the ‘Yardener’ in your life. Completely controlled from your smartphone, this high-tech, silent mower will cut your lawn while you kickback and relax with an ice cold beverage this Christmas. To find out how you can get your hands on this little beauty, contact our friends over at Turfco.
Bird Bath Fun
Image Credit: Mallee Design
Why not gift your loved one this festive season with a bird bath from Mallee Design. Locally made in the Illawarra, the shallow and broad bird bath copper dishes not only look beautiful but are designed with birds in mind. For hours of bird watching and environmentally friendly fun these Christmas holidays, go for the stylish sandstone plinth and copper spun dish bird bath design.
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Eat, drink, and ‘grow’ rosemary. Inspire the gardener in your life to grow their own food with a Vegepod. These self-watering and innovative raised garden bed kits are easy to set up and require little maintenance. Homegrown herbs or a tossed garden salad for Summer? It’s a big YES from us!
For a front row seat of nature from the comfort of your own home, get your hands on a Bee Hotel. We all know how important native bees are for the health and vitality of our gardens, so why not help to give our pollinators a leg up. Made right here in Australia, the humble Bee Hotel from Biome Bee House is an un-bee-lievable Christmas gift for budding gardeners and families alike.
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Garden lovers unite! If you’re looking for something different, why not consider turning your food waste into rich garden soil by gifting a worm farm to the green thumb family in your life. A great activity for the kids to get their hands dirty, as well as help them to learn about and care for the natural world. To get started on your worm farm gifting journey, checkout Tumbleweed’s latest in-ground ‘Worm Buffet’ or contact the Wollongong Botanical Garden for more information about their Wiggly Worm group programs.
Bespoke Garden Sculpture
Image Credit: Ironbark Metal Design
The talented IronBark Metal Design team sure knows how to work with steel. Locally owned and operated, this Wollongong company knows everything about custom metal art. For an individual touch, why not add a bespoke garden sculpture, light tower, wall art or letter box to your Christmas list. Made from natural rusted steel or powder coated aluminium, these eye-catching creations are a trendy addition to any garden.
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Lucky for you, we’ve got a chic Christmas gift idea for the environmentally conscious consumer in your life. Made from rust resistant high quality stainless steel, the Seed & Sprout compost bin – a super stylish design, you’ll actually want to display on your kitchen bench top. Checkout Seed & Sprouts full range of conscious gift ideas for Christmas that won’t cost the planet.
Image Credit: Berry Wholesale Nursery
Spanning over 4 acres, Berry Wholesale Nursery is family owned and operated business that is the largest of its kind in the Illawarra region. A go-to supplier for us here at Shaw Landscape Group, their friendly team of fully qualified horticulturalists can help your loved ones select the perfect plant for their new garden this Christmas.
For the DIY enthusiast – when all else fails, get a gift card. A good old Bunnings gift card is a winner for young and old alike and takes the stress out of actually finding a gift.
There you have it. A bunch of ideas that will not only kickstart your gift giving for Christmas but will also make you feel good about ‘supporting local’ this festive season. Too many good garden gift ideas? Why not roll them onto an upcoming Birthday or special occasion for next year.
Header feature image credit: Mallee Design