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Gardenista Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Editors’ Picks

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Gardenista Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Editors’ Picks

December 6, 2023

Aside from a healthier ecosystem and plenty of both sunshine and rain, what else is on our wish list this holiday season? A chic watering can, thermal-lined jumpsuit, botanical-inspired calendar and more.

Above:  Topping Clare’s wish list is delivery of fresh narcissi. “I treat myself to a big box of these from Scented Narcissi, and they always feel like the biggest indulgence. They smell amazing and fill the house with their scent. They are also a great pick me up after Christmas when everything feels pretty bleak.” Prices start at £19.75.
Back in \20\2\1, Fan wrote about Fabien Cappello&#8\2\17;s watering cans, made in Mexico from thin sheets of tin normally used to fashion cake molds. &#8\2\20;They quickly sold out,&#8\2\2\1; she says. &#8\2\20;So I was delighted to find them on Gardenheir recently!&#8\2\2\1; The Regadera #4 and #5 Watering Cans are \$88 to \$\1\18.
Above: Back in 2021, Fan wrote about Fabien Cappello’s watering cans, made in Mexico from thin sheets of tin normally used to fashion cake molds. “They quickly sold out,” she says. “So I was delighted to find them on Gardenheir recently!” The Regadera #4 and #5 Watering Cans are $88 to $118.
Annie learned from Erin French of The Lost Kitchen to keep a pair of clippers in the glovebox &#8\2\20;so you&#8\2\17;re always prepared for a spontaneous roadside forage,&#8\2\2\1; she says. &#8\2\20;I recently treated myself to a pair of pruning shears at Snug Harbor Farm here in Maine, and they came in handy a couple days later when I came across a rather abundant winterberry bush, pulled over, and procured enough for a little DIY wreath.&#8\2\2\1; These Pruning Shears by Jungle Club are just \$\18 at Pigment.
Above: Annie learned from Erin French of The Lost Kitchen to keep a pair of clippers in the glovebox “so you’re always prepared for a spontaneous roadside forage,” she says. “I recently treated myself to a pair of pruning shears at Snug Harbor Farm here in Maine, and they came in handy a couple days later when I came across a rather abundant winterberry bush, pulled over, and procured enough for a little DIY wreath.” These Pruning Shears by Jungle Club are just $18 at Pigment.
Marie, our resident gardener-forager-cook, suggests Joe Woodhouse&#8\2\17;s More Daily Veg cookbook, filled with &#8\2\20;soul-satisfying, deceptively simple, and deeply inspiring vegetarian meals by food-photographer turned author,&#8\2\2\1; she says. &#8\2\20;Winter-friendly dishes include Roast Brussels Sprouts with Whipped Tahini, Spicy Tomato Chutney and Crouton Crumbs, and a reviving Silken Tofu dressed with Szechuan Vinegar Sauce. If you&#8\2\17;re feeling generous, double the gift by including Joe&#8\2\17;s first book, Your Daily Veg. You won&#8\2\17;t be sorry.&#8\2\2\1; More Daily Veg is \$\25.\10 at Bookshop.org.
Above: Marie, our resident gardener-forager-cook, suggests Joe Woodhouse’s More Daily Veg cookbook, filled with “soul-satisfying, deceptively simple, and deeply inspiring vegetarian meals by food-photographer turned author,” she says. “Winter-friendly dishes include Roast Brussels Sprouts with Whipped Tahini, Spicy Tomato Chutney and Crouton Crumbs, and a reviving Silken Tofu dressed with Szechuan Vinegar Sauce. If you’re feeling generous, double the gift by including Joe’s first book, Your Daily Veg. You won’t be sorry.” More Daily Veg is $25.10 at Bookshop.org.
&#8\2\20;I&#8\2\17;ve been eyeing this water bottle sling for hiking for months,&#8\2\2\1; reports Laura. &#8\2\20;Maybe I&#8\2\17;ll treat myself for Christmas?&#8\2\2\1; Route Unknown&#8\2\17;s \1L Bottle Bag is £55 and designed to fit a \1-liter Nalgene bottle.
Above: “I’ve been eyeing this water bottle sling for hiking for months,” reports Laura. “Maybe I’ll treat myself for Christmas?” Route Unknown’s 1L Bottle Bag is £55 and designed to fit a 1-liter Nalgene bottle.
File this one under &#8\2\20;if money were no object&#8\2\2\1;: ORCA&#8\2\17;s Birdhouse #\1, featuring rough sawn siding and a shingled roof, is on both Laura and Fan&#8\2\17;s object-of-desire list. It&#8\2\17;s \$\295 for natural cedar; \$350 for charred cedar (pictured).
Above: File this one under “if money were no object”: ORCA’s Birdhouse #1, featuring rough sawn siding and a shingled roof, is on both Laura and Fan’s object-of-desire list. It’s $295 for natural cedar; $350 for charred cedar (pictured).
Kendra writes in to recommend Wylding&#8\2\17;s Moss Green Suit (\$\207): &#8\2\20;Designed for people who live in &#8\2\16;temperate&#8\2\17; climes, this lightweight, fleece-lined boiler suit is ideal for winter swimmers but is loved by gardeners, too. Or, in the case of Chippy Flower Farm in Chipping Norton, by cold swimming gardeners. It&#8\2\17;s not bulky, and is all that&#8\2\17;s needed over a swimsuit or silk long johns.&#8\2\2\1;
Above: Kendra writes in to recommend Wylding’s Moss Green Suit ($207): “Designed for people who live in ‘temperate’ climes, this lightweight, fleece-lined boiler suit is ideal for winter swimmers but is loved by gardeners, too. Or, in the case of Chippy Flower Farm in Chipping Norton, by cold swimming gardeners. It’s not bulky, and is all that’s needed over a swimsuit or silk long johns.”
Also on Annie&#8\2\17;s wish list: &#8\2\20;A wonky, wild wreath. I love the ones from Field Floral in Portland, Maine. Megan (of Field) made one for us to hang at the entry at our wedding; it now graces our front door.&#8\2\2\1; An Evergreen Wreath is \$95.
Above: Also on Annie’s wish list: “A wonky, wild wreath. I love the ones from Field Floral in Portland, Maine. Megan (of Field) made one for us to hang at the entry at our wedding; it now graces our front door.” An Evergreen Wreath is $95.
Both Joy and Clare are in need of warm gardening loves. Joy is eyeing this pair and Clare woud like to receive the lined, waterproof Winter Gloves (pictured) from Niwaki; \$\13.
Above: Both Joy and Clare are in need of warm gardening loves. Joy is eyeing this pair and Clare woud like to receive the lined, waterproof Winter Gloves (pictured) from Niwaki; $13.
Margot not only writes for Remodelista and Gardenista but is the artist behind the brilliant Instagram account, Dog Walk Diary, in which she posts photos of her daily compositions using flora and foliage found on her daily strolls. Fan already owns a set of Margot&#8\2\17;s prints and would love to add her \20\24 Calendar to her collection; \$75 at Abroad Modern.
Above: Margot not only writes for Remodelista and Gardenista but is the artist behind the brilliant Instagram account, Dog Walk Diary, in which she posts photos of her daily compositions using flora and foliage found on her daily strolls. Fan already owns a set of Margot’s prints and would love to add her 2024 Calendar to her collection; $75 at Abroad Modern.

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