We’ve all been there. You’ve got a million presents to buy at Christmas, very little time and, quite frankly, inclination to go gift hunting for the hard-to-buy-fors. Your customers are no different – they want stand-out products which are reasonably priced and readily available – preferably in an eye-catching display near the tills. Instead of leaving empty-handed, they could be tempted by one of these beauties as chosen by Garden Trade Specialist editor Victoria Galligan in our Xmas gifts guide…
Gingerbread Digital Kitchen Scale (£19.99) salterhousewares.co.uk
Sugar and spice and everything nice! Gingerbread lovers are in for a treat because Salter has just launched its new Salter Gingerbread Digital Kitchen Scale! Featuring an easy-to-read large digit display and a slim design for neat storage, this limited-edition Salter Gingerbread Digital Kitchen Scale is ideal for every kitchen.
Clock Planter (£10) Neon Sheep
When you wake up in the morning, there’s no better sight to greet you than a lovely bit of greenery. Combining timekeeping and a love for plant life, this clock planter is one for the gardeners in the family.
Baglett (£18) Healthy Back Bag Company
Designed not to strain your back as you carry your wares, the Healthy Back Bag is a must-have for those who have felt the painful pressure of a handbag full of essentials which we all carry around with us. Bagletts, the mini version of The Healthy Back Bag, are functional, fun and can be clipped inside a larger bag or worn on their own any one of five ways by adjusting the detachable shoulder strap. Made from Microfibre, it is easily cleaned and water-repellent, incredibly lightweight yet strong, soft and luxurious.
Magical Floating Candles (£10.50 for 30) Aroma Glow
Floating candles are fuelled by cooking oil and provide a soft romantic light. They are great for outside use to create a contemporary soft glow. Select some jam jars, fill them with the candles in the usual way and place them around the garden to add instant glamour!
Liquorice Motors Gift Tin (£4.95) Black Liquorice company
The ultimate sweet gift for any Petrolhead! A vintage oil tin full of menthol liquorice shaped vehicles. So if your customers aren’t sure what to get that car nut that spends most of their time under the bonnet – this is the product for them. Each tin contains 3 different car/lorry shapes.
Swallows Folding Cane (£41.95) Classic Canes
Walking with a stick does not mean style goes by the wayside. This distinctive and unusual folding Derby cane features a pattern of stylised gold swallows on a black background. The folding cane is patterned on both handle and shaft and is fitted with a smart brass collar and non-slip rubber ferrule. It is height-adjustable and weighs just 315g, fitting nicely into any handbag when it’s not needed.