Whether you call them stocking fillers or stuffers, these tiny treasures can be really exciting, no matter what age you are! Personally, I love creating them and usually customise a shop bought one with anything Christmassy such as puddings made of felt, gingham ribbons, dried flowers or berries and fancy labels, it all adds to the joy of receiving a gift.

If you’re wondering what to give your nature loving friends and family this year, here’s some suggestions which are all available from my online shop…

Something for the kids…

Christmas bunting & Grow Your Own Christmas tree

christmas bunting for kids

More information click here – https://borderinabox.com/product/christmas-bunting-kids/

Colour in your own bunting, which is ideal for the kids to decorate their room for the festive season. The gift box also includes a ‘Grow Your Own Christmas Tree’, whilst it won’t grow in time for this season, it’s a lovely way to start growing seeds and getting back to nature. The kit includes 12 flags (as per the photo), bakers twine to hang it up, a Christmas Tree seed pod and a small gift box.

Or how about Grow Your Own Reindeer Food – it contains a packet of sunflower seeds to sow and grow along with a recipe card to make reindeer food mix. There’s also Grow Your Own Snowmans noses (carrots) and Grow Your Own Christmas tree too. Cute gifts for any age!


reindeer food seed packet

More information click here – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-reindeer-food/

snowman noses carrots seed envelope

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Thank You Teacher

Wondering what token gift to buy your favourite teacher? This gift box is a really cute way to give thanks for helping your child grow.  Which includes a “Grow Your Own Christmas Tree” seed pod, Shortbread recipe card (with space to write a message) and a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter.

Please note: This gift is also available as a non-teacher styled gift and is listed separately.

thank you teacher seed kit

More information click here – https://borderinabox.com/product/thank-you-teacher-christmas-gift/

Letterbox Gift – Thinking of You

If you’re unable to meet up in person, this letterbox gift is so thoughtful. I can swap the card out for any design in my shop to match your sentiment. Includes a packet of Lavender seeds, and a screen printed, botanical designed sachet (design varies) filled with dried lavender flowers with a gorgeous scent too.

lavender seed kit

More information, click here – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-lavender-gift-box/

If you wish to add more botanical inspired items to the gift, the matching pencil case wrap is really beautiful and handmade along with the sachets, in Worcestershire. The pencil wrap includes flowers for bee’s seeds (choose either a sunny or shady garden), a lined notebook with my favourite Audrey Hepburn quote “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” on the front and a pencil.

blue pencil case with white bee illustration

More information click here – https://borderinabox.com/product/pencil-case-notebook-wildflower-seeds/

Wellbeing Kit

Getting back to nature supports our wellbeing, so sowing seeds and then creating something with the results is really beneficial. This simple kit includes three packets of seeds – Lavender (the scent is well known for calming a frazzled mind), Calendula which is very soothing and Mint to aid digestion. The three recipes include lavender shortbread, calendula balm and a mint mocktail. Plus a lined notebook with a positive quote by Audrey Hepburn “ To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”.

wellbeing seed kit gift box

More information click here – https://borderinabox.com/product/wellbeing-seed-gift-box-recipe/

Grow Your Own Cottage Garden

Everyone loves the pretty look of a cottage styled garden, so this seed box contains annual flowers including Cosmos, dwarf Lupins, Forget-me-Nots, Foxgloves and Verbena bonariensis along with a mini planting plan and blank plant labels.

grow your own cottage garden

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If you wish to add gardening gloves, there are mens and ladies versions available. Both designed and made by British brand Burgon & Ball. I can make a gift to suit the recipient.

mens denim gardening gloves

More information here – https://borderinabox.com/product/mens-denim-gardening-gloves/

ladies purple oak leaf botanical gardening gloves

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Grow Your Own Pizza

This is new and makes a great gift for a cook and/or gardener. All the seeds can be started off on the windowsill in January too. Contains three packets of seeds – Chilli, Tomato and Basil. Along with recipe cards to make hot sauce, speedy tomato sauce and creamy pesto.

chilli tomato and basil seeds with recipe cards


More information here: https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-pizza/

Other Grow Your Own seed boxes are available

tomato seed kit

The Tomato gift box includes, three compost modules so you can start sowing straight away and germinate them on the windowsill. I’ve also included the speedy tomato sauce recipe card too. More information here – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-tomatoes-seed/

Bird Feeders

There’s a choice of a metal heart or house shape (currently out of stock) – ideal for an apple or fatball (fatball recipe included to make your own), or the seedcakes which are very popular and make quirky gifts. The seedcakes come in either a heart, house or flower shape with gingham ribbon to hang from a tree. You could decorate a fir tree in the garden with them for a festive touch.

heart shaped metal bird feeder


More information here – https://borderinabox.com/product/bird-feeder-heart-shape/

bird seed cakes


More information here – https://borderinabox.com/product/bird-seed-cake-feed/

Seed Cards

Whilst this isn’t technically a stocking stuffer, it does make a useful addition to sending a plain Christmas (or gift) card. Plus I can write the card for you and send it direct to the recipient (only UK postcodes). It can also make an alternative place setting for your Christmas Dinner seating plan.

Seed choices are: Houseplant (Coleus), Cosmos, Bunnytail, Forget-me_nots, Geranium, Love-in-a-mist, Foxglove, Zinnia, Lavender, Wildflowers (for shade or sun), Calendula, or herbs (Mint, Parsley, Basil or Thyme). All card choices are listed online under the gift tab in the shop.

grow your own christmas tree seed envelope

More information here – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-christmas-tree/

thank you card with plant pot illustration


Everything is available to purchase from www.borderinabox.com/shop.


Free Royal Mail second class post is included in the price, or this can be upgraded to Royal Mail Tracked 24 for next day delivery for a flat fee of £4.99 regardless of how many items are on your order.