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Tips for Father's Day Gift Giving

Tips for Father's Day Gift Giving

Father’s Day is observed in Australia and NZ on the first Sunday of September. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father figures may include stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), and family friends.

Acts of appreciation are done in different ways and may include outings, visits and special family meals (all challenging during these pandemic/covid times!) and gifts.

Why not consider gifts outside of the usual traditional socks, undies and t-shirts!

Plants make the best gifts or at the very least, the gift of something that makes the growing of a garden or plant achievable! Too many of us have been deeply intimidated by the prospect of plant care when the reality is often as simple as a calendar reminder on our phones and a splash of water once a week

What plants give us in return is priceless: tranquility and ambience to our homes, a calming reminder to slow down, and an appreciation for the small things. 


Cast your mind back to when as a child you might have hand made a Dad or Special Person gift at school? Remember all of those painted pinch-pots, pasta necklaces, cards plastered in paper doilies? Perhaps they still have them lovingly stored in keepsake boxes - how gorgeous to look back on those memories!

Children's Gift Giving

 Why not consider a grown-up's version of the handmade gift and give a living gift of a potted plant, loving selected and re-homed by you!  Try these ideas and you'll be sure to please:

  • Using our Succulent Range - pot up some interesting succulents and cover the succulent mix with fine white gravel to finish it off.
  • Pot up some Microgreens so that there is  a ready supply of these nutrient dense micro-veggies;
  • Pot up a shrub such as Blueberries or a native
  • Pot up a dwarf Lemon or other dwar citrus tree 
  • Indoor houseplants are great for those living in small spaces, such as retirement homes or downsized abodes - consider a  ready-made indoor garden of plants with attractive foliage such as Fiddle-Leaf FIgs, Birds of Paradise,  Calatheas and more.
  • Pot up a soon-to-be-ready pot of leafy greens for Spring Salads

A gift with a watering Olla or Spike will be a giving-gift of joy and pleasure.

 All of our unique and practicle bundles and separates make it easy for you to pot-and-present-a-present!

We have the perfect gifts that keep on giving - either potted up for him or the special person in your life, with love and patience and presented as a package set for gardening success or as packs for the would be gardener. Our Father's Day Collection  and  Grow Packs are one of the most hardy, sustainable gifts you can find!

So let your imagination take you to gift-giving joy - give the gift of a potted succulent, an ornamental shrub, a citrus tree, potted herbs or gift a unique grow pack to the Green or wannabe Green Thumb...and all come with a method to take the guesswork out of watering.

Father's Day Patio Pack


Our fabulous pack that is perfect for a small space, starter garden or kitchen garden can be potted up ready for your giftee or given as a pack for them to use. Comes with information sheet. Available in 4 colours Brown, Forest Green, Black and Navy

Root Pouch Grow bags  2 x size #39 (39 Litres) (40cmW x 30cmH) and 2 x Waterpot Small Round Ollas  

Ideal for the Spring vegetables, climbing beans and all types of shrubs these kits will fill those empty spaces whilst not requiring much energy or time to keep watered!



Give the bundle comprised of a minimalist Waterpot Tall Olla teamed with a 56L Root Pouch grow bag and our favourite indestructible marine-grade aluminium trowel by the Australian family company Lelox.

Father's Day Shrub Pack




Don't forget the stellar range of Raised Garden Bed Mini plots and single Garden Beds

Father's Day Gift Collection

We also have tools, an award winning book and indoor plant care products!

Don't forget the stellar range of Raised Garden Bed Mini plots and single Garden Beds

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