Ok, so it’s mid-December and you’re having a slight panic that you’ve not got your Christmas presents bought yet. We’re here to help with the Pastures Green Christmas Gift Guide - a gift guide with a difference; foodie presents, what to the get farmer who always says they don’t need anything, and not forgetting the four-legged members of the family!
If you're yet to send Christmas cards, we recommend Burnt Toast Designs. Jess's unique designs are sure to make you smile and are especially apt for farmers. But you’ve got to be quick, her last day to take orders of her hand-painted cards is the 15th December to guarantee delivery before Christmas Eve.
Gifts For The Farmer
Hands up if the farmer in your life always says they don’t need anything? Yes, we know a few too! You know that the British weather will always test us, so how about some new winter clothing to keep them warm and dry?
We love the Ridgeline Igloo Top which is super warm and snug, an ideal layer on those colder days.
Gloves can be a pain; they get wet and don’t keep your hands warm, they’re too thick to actually use your fingers, but it’s also impossible to do anything with frozen hands!
The Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves not only keep your hands warm (they’re designed for temperatures as low as -50°C), dry (the bottom half of the palm and fingers are completely waterproof) but they’re also designed to retain a high level of flexibility ideal for grabbing tools and equipment. Win, win, win!
Alternatively, make sure your farmer is always prepared with a good quality pocket knife or multitool such as a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife - you never know when you might need a knife!
Or why not stay organised with a calendar and make every month of 2022 beautiful with Doodling Lucy’s vintage florals calendar. Each month features one of Lucy’s watercolour illustrations of a vintage tractor adorned in seasonal botanicals. Plus the calendar has suggested seasonal events and inspiration, as well as seasonal fruit and veg to look out for every month. But be quick, the last orders are on the 14th December for Christmas delivery!
Still stuck? What about a new pair of boots? Socks are always needed, especially decent warm winter ones! Or maybe a solar phone charger, for when they’re out and about all day?
Gifts For Foodies
We don’t think you can go wrong with giving gifts of food! That awkward to buy for relative? Why not get them a selection of cheeses, a box of brownies or a collection of jams and preserves. They’ll go down a treat and you know it won’t be another Christmas gift popped in the cupboard and forgotten about. Here are some of our favourites.
If you’re near us in north Leicestershire, check out Long Clawson Dairy for cheese! One of only six dairies in the world licensed to make Stilton, they've been producing award-winning cheese since 1912. Their Christmas Cheese Shop is open weekdays and Saturdays until the 23rd of December.
Gillies Farm Boxes was founded in the summer of 2021, and aim to promote the fantastic produce that Norfolk has to offer. Sourcing meat from local small-scale farms, they support the local community whilst being as sustainable as possible. Available all over the UK; make sure to order by 19th December for delivery in time for Christmas.
Ember Snacks make treats like Biltong and Charcuterie, crafted in the UK. They’re taking protein back to the farm where nutrition is simple, meat is quality and animals roam free.
Annabel's Deliciously British are passionate about sustainability and produce amazing conserves and chutney. Choose one of their premade gift boxes or hampers, or make your own selection. Ideal for Boxing Day leftovers! Order by 15th December to guarantee Christmas delivery.
For those who like a tipple, check out Gun Dog Gin who create delicious fine gin liqueurs in Herefordshire using real fruit grown locally. Order by 17th December for delivery pre-Christmas.
Simply Divine by Claire not only creates incredible looking and tasting occasion cakes – if you’re in Hertfordshire and need an alternative Christmas cake take a look – but also offers boxes of brownies and cookies which can be posted all over the UK.
For those with green fingers, check out The Rose Press Garden - Lizzie is revolutionising gardening for a younger demographic and we love her brand. We're busy opening our seed advent calendars from her and can't wait to have gorgeous gardens next year.
If you're a little stuck on what to get a special lady in your life, take a look at Gift Pop who offer a range of bright, colourful products; from bags to belts to jewellery you're bound to find a great gift.
Markham & Co. make gifting personal and super simple; choose one of their curated gift boxes or build your own, and you can choose a letterbox gift so that you don't even have to worry about delivery! From hot chocolates and socks to a festive foodie bundle, there’s a huge amount to choose from. The last guaranteed postal day is 17th December.
Castaway Cottage scents frequently fill our homes, whether it's from their super wax melts or an indulgent bath. Their handmade, cruelty-free soaps, bath bombs and wax melts make fantastic stocking fillers!
We couldn't do a gift guide without including our favourite 4 legged friends! Parcels4Paws provide both one-off gift and monthly subscription boxes for dogs and have a special Christmas range packed full of treats and gifts. Or perhaps you should treat them to a new bed this Christmas from Ivy and Duke who design and make a range of individually handcrafted luxury fabric and waterproof dog beds, plus you can personalise them so the bed is unique to your pooch!
Hopefully, we’ve given you some gift ideas, so now you can get your Christmas shopping done quick smart so that you can put your feet up and enjoy that mulled wine and mince pie!