What’s the perfect gifts for a social-media savvy flower fanatic? Beautiful accessories, camera-ready kit, and indulgent courses will all be gratefully received—read on for some of our favorites.
Hand-Turned Twine Stands
A ball of twine is a basic necessity for any florist, but add an elegant stand and it can be transformed into something beautiful. Family firm West’s of East Dean, which has been making wooden furniture and accessories on the Sussex Downs since 1809, makes a hand-turned oak stand with an elegant acorn-shaped top. The company also sells a smaller version of the stand as well as beautifully made tools and oak and copper plant labels too.
Green Glass Vases
Anyone who has swooned at the capacious vase room of Danish florist Claus Dalby will appreciate the calming allure of cool green glass. Vintage vases like Dalby’s are easy to find at auction or antique markets but new interpretations also can look just as effective. Cox & Cox’s green balloon vases look just as good with or without an arrangement.
Japanese Garden Scissors
These beautifully designed and super strong carbon steel scissors are perfect for trimming cut flowers. The small blades mean that they are useful for accurate snipping too. £29
Stone-Washed Linen Aprons
Once Milano’s Italian stone-washed linen aprons come in three different sizes and in an incredible range of subdued shades. You can also make them personal with an embroidered monogram. From £48
Cigar Press Vases
JamJar’s naturalistic arrangements have made it one of London’s most sought-after florists and one of the company’s novel inventions is now available to buy. The Cigar Press Vase is made from vintage wooden cigar molds that are filled with a line of test tubes to hold single stems of seasonal flowers.
Hilary Burns, who originally trained in textiles, is a basket maker based in Devon. Her Jekyll trug is an update on the legendary British garden designer’s own Munstead basket. Designed to hold flowers, the basket is made from willow, which Burns grows and harvests on the Dartington Estate in Devon.
Flower Arrangement Workshops
Anna Day and Ellie Jauncey are better known as the East London florists behind the Flower Appreciation Society whose wildly romantic arrangements have been a hit with their fashionable clients since they launched in 2009. They also run popular workshops at their Hackney HQ, including a Vase Arranging class which will cover conditioning, selecting, and arranging flowers, all of which you can take home after the class.