Ten Christmas gift ideas from Genus which specialises in performance garden clothing and accessories, designed by gardeners for gardeners.
£30 AND UNDER
Waterproof Gardening Gloves (£20): A totally waterproof glove that’s also flexible and light enough for fine work (it passes the important ‘tie string test’!). From Swedish company, Ejendals, the deep cuff fully covers wrists and is also elasticated, so no Velcro fastenings to get clogged up with soil and dust. The upper side of the index finger and fingertips are all reinforced with synthetic leather reducing the risk of abrasion injuries. Sizes XS – 3XL.
Winter Gardening Cap (£25): Waterproof, windproof and breathable, this hardworking unisex hat is made for gardening in the harshest of weather conditions, to keep heads protected in the snow, wind and rain. Designed to keep you dry, warm and comfortable and available in four sizes S – XL.
Rechargeable Handwarmer (£27): When the mercury drops, a rechargeable handwarmer is just the thing for restoring warmth and movement into cold, stiff fingers and this one doubles-up as a handy power bank for your phone. The ideal gift for gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Cable Knit Merino Hat rust or mid-grey (£30). A premium, 100% felted merino wool hat to keep you warm whilst working in the garden during the coolest months. Made in the UK and designed to keep your head warm in the coldest weather whilst feeling luxuriously soft and comfortable. One size.
Hori Hori Tool (£45): Often described as the world’s best gardening tool, the hori hori brings extraordinary versatility. Hori hori means dig-dig in Japanese and the tool was originally used by bonsai enthusiasts to collect specimens. Ideal for digging, cutting, and slicing, this handy piece of kit continues to take the gardening world by storm.
Japanese Gardening Knife small (£35) large (£45): Traditional Japanese blade design – super sharp, ultimate simplicity, perfectly balanced. This folding knife, made from hi-carbon steel with a brass handle, stays open when you need it and closed when you don’t, without any locking device, just a flick of the finger.
Men’s Eden Gardening Zip-Neck Top (£59): This lightweight, soft-touch zip-neck top in two colour choices (blue or charcoal) has been designed especially for gardeners. The easy-care fabric is made from recycled coffee grounds, is fast wicking to take moisture away from the body and quick drying if you get caught in a shower. Made with flat-lock seams for comfort, its long sleeves and thumb loops will keep wrists covered and protected from cuts and scratches, whilst the extra-long body keeps backs covered when bending and stretching. Sizes S – XL.
Gardening Caddy Bag (£69): Keep all your gardening tools, lunch and essentials close at hand with this monster load-carrying caddy that’s endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society. With eight capacious, external pockets and six generous internal pockets, it has a place for every possible garden accoutrement, including a D-ring with detachable clip to keep keys safe. There’s also a detachable, drawstring pouch for twine that can be attached to a belt to carry with you – pop in the twine, pull the drawstring closed and pull the twine as you need it. The tough fabric throughout, with reinforced base to withstand damp, makes carrying tools from job to job a breeze.
Japanese Secateurs (£80): Expertly crafted and uniquely hot forged from high carbon steel. Made from only two pieces of metal, with the blade and handle forming one piece, to give a stronger tool and better balance than European garden secateurs where the blade is welded to the handle. Packed in a beautifully distinct box.
Women’s Dixter Gardening Gilet (£99): Close-fitting to the body and specially designed for gardening, this gilet in two colour choices (marine blue or grape) is lightweight but cosy for that extra degree of warmth. Allowing full freedom of movement, the clever combination of stab-proof, cargo and deep hand pockets means you can also keep everything you need close to hand. Sizes 8 – 22
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
With high performance, technical wear that looks as good as it performs, clothing from Genus has been a hit with serious gardeners since 2013. Designed by gardeners for gardeners, its trousers and tops for all weathers, boasting UK-first designs, have proved a real hit with green-fingered Brits. The independently owned business is based in the Cotswolds and its hard-working gear has clever horti’ twists such as stab-proof pockets for secateurs, padded knees, raised waists for back protection and easy-care fabrics. Many lines are also endorsed by the RHS.