There are plenty of ways to show your Dad you love them this Father’s Day. Simply spending some time with them doing something that they love to do will show them just how much you care. If your dad loves gardening, why not spend some time with them in their garden? Whether or not you are able to do so, these Father’s day gifts will also show your Dad how much they mean to you, and how much you appreciate all that they do.
Personalised Garden Tools
If your dad is green fingered and spends a lot of time with his hands in the dirt, he will probably appreciate a set of personalised garden tools. There are plenty of lovely examples for sale that allow you to give a thoughtful, personal gift that your dad will actually use. Choosing wooden handled garden trowels and small garden forks is also an eco-friendly choice for those who want to reduce plastic use for the good of the planet.
A Bee or Bug Hotel
If your dad is of an eco-friendly bent as well as being a keen gardener then he may appreciate the gift of a bee or bug hotel. There are plenty of beautiful, hand-crafted examples on the market – you could even consider making one for him yourself, to add that extra-special personal touch to the Father’s Day gift. Attracting pollinating bees and other insects to your dad’s garden will help him in his gardening efforts.
Quirky Heritage Seeds
If your father loves to grow fruit and veggies then he might also like a collection of quirky heritage seeds. Buying him a collection of seeds that he might not have come across – purple carrots, for example, or heirloom tomatoes, could be a delightful way to get involved with his hobby. By buying unusual heritage seeds, and saving seeds from them to plant later, you and your dad could also be doing your part of save genetic diversity and make a more resilient future for UK food.
A Hammock or Comfy Garden Seat
Does your dad work hard in his garden? If he does, he might appreciate something that allows him to stop, take stock, and enjoy the beautiful and productive space that he has created. Why not give the gift of comfort this Father’s Day and get your dad a hammock or comfy garden chair where he can relax, unwind and rest after his hard work?
Polytunnels – the Perfect Father’s Day Gifts
Is your dad someone extra special? Perhaps he deserves an extra-special gift this Father’s Day. A polytunnel may seem like an extravagant thing to buy for someone, but this could be the perfect Father’s day gift for the gardening dad. It is a gift that just keeps on giving – allowing him to grow more food more easily throughout the whole year.
Check out the polytunnels we offer to see whether a polytunnel could be the perfect Father’s Day gift for 2018.
Elizabeth Waddington is a writer and green living consultant living in Scotland. Permaculture and sustainability are at the heart of everything she does, from designing gardens and farms around the world, to inspiring and facilitating positive change for small companies and individuals.
She also works on her own property, where she grows fruit and vegetables, keeps chickens and is working on the eco-renovation of an old stone barn.