If you’re in need of some inspiration of gorgeous gifts to buy your nature loving friends and family, Border in a Box can help with a range of gifts designed and made in the UK to suit everyones budget.

There’s also lots of stocking fillers (or stuffers if you prefer), these tiny treasures can be really exciting, no matter what age you are! Personally, I love creating a stocking and usually customise a shop bought one with fancy decorations and labels, as it all adds to the joy of receiving a gift.

Here’s some gifting suggestions for all budgets, and are all available from my online shop…

Diaries & Planners

It was Benjamin Franklin who said “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” What he meant was that basically success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes planning, knowing where you are heading and how you will get there. If you fail to do this you may stumble upon a win here or there, but the ultimate success won’t be in that stumble. My boss used to quote it to me all the time and he also said “A goal not written down is just a dream”.

So I’ve created these gorgeous garden journals, family organisers, seed calendars and notebooks to help everyone achieve their goals – not just for gardeners! Perfect gifts for starting the new year and planning your most successful year ahead!


calendars planners and notebooks with bright flower and veg illustrations

  1. Garden Journal, A5 size, monthly, 4 pages per month. More info – https://borderinabox.com/product/garden-journal-monthly/
  2. Family Organiser, A3, one page per month, 5 columns, floral designs. More info – https://borderinabox.com/product/family-organiser-2024-wall-calendar-a3-flower-illustrations/
  3. Notebook, A6, lined, flower or veg design. More info – https://borderinabox.com/product/vegetable-illustrated-lined-notebook/
  4. Calendar, A5 opens to A4, flower or veg design with 12 packets of seeds (one to sow each month), sowing guide, gift boxed. More info – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-flower-garden-calendar-2024/


Stocking Fillers for the (adult) kids…

Grow Your Own Christmas Tree, Snowman Noses and Reindeer Food

Super cute grow your own festive seeds which can be personalised – just put the recipients name on the order notes which will be added to the top of the seed packet.

grow your own christmas tree white envelopes with illustrations

Grow Your Own Reindeer Food contains a packet of sunflower seeds to sow and grow along with a recipe card to make reindeer food mix (which can be placed on the bird table afterwards). Grow Your Own Snowmans noses are carrots and Grow Your Own Christmas tree contains a pod to simply plant into a pot of compost.

More information:

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

Snowman Noses click here – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-snowman-noses/

Christmas Tree click here – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-christmas-tree/

Gardening Gifts for Dad, Grandad & Uncles

How about a beautifully co-ordinated gift comprising of a seed kit – which contains 12 packets of veg, herb and salad seeds, a matching tea-towel and a stylish pair of denim gardening gloves? They can be purchased individually but they make a lovely gift set too.

The seed kit can be personalised – just let me know their name in the note section on the order.

denim gardening gloves, seed kits and veg illustrated tea towel

Mens gardening gloves – https://borderinabox.com/product/mens-denim-gardening-gloves/

Allotment veggie seed kit – https://borderinabox.com/product/dads-allotment-seeds/

Tea towel – veggie and flower version available – https://borderinabox.com/product/tea-towel-vegetable-illustrations/

Gardening Gifts for Mum, Nanny, Aunts and Sisters

When there is a lot to choose from it can be tricky to find a unique and thoughtful gift, so if there’s a garden border that needs zhooshing up, the ready-made garden design kits make it simple – the Butterflies and Bees version is full of plants to support pollinators in a mauve and cream colour scheme. Include some luxury gardening gloves to make a beautiful gift set along with a floral tea-towel which is always useful and practical.

purple ladies gardening gloves, butterflies and bees design kit and floral tea towel

Butterfly & Bees ready-made garden design kit – https://borderinabox.com/product/butterflies-bees-ready-made-garden-border/

Floral tea towel – https://borderinabox.com/product/tea-towel-flower-illustrations/

Luxury gardening gloves – https://borderinabox.com/product/ladies-gardening-gloves/

Alternative gifts such as…

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. It can also be personalised with the recipients name on it.

More information – click this link https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-cottage-garden/

grow your own cottage garden seed packets



Flower and Veg Seed Kits

There’s nothing better to eat than home grown veggies – so I’ve created these seed kits to encourage everyone to try it even if they only have a windowsill to start with.

Grow Your Own Gourmet Pizza

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, Basil and mint. Along with recipe cards to make chilli hot sauce, speedy tomato sauce, creamy pesto and a mint mojito mocktail.

Personalisation is available – simply add their name to the order notes.

More information here: https://borderinabox.com/product/dads-gourmet-pizza-kit/

pizza recipes, seed packets and gift box


Other Grow Your Own seed boxes are available which can also be personalised:

  1. Allotment veg, herb and salad – 12 packets of seeds, one to sow each month – https://borderinabox.com/product/dads-allotment-seeds/
  2. Flower garden – 12 packets of seeds, one to sow each month – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-flower-garden-personalised/
  3. Grow your own Tomatoes – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-tomatoes-seed/
  4. Grow your own Lavender with drawer sachet, seeds and a notebook in a gift box which can be personalised – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-lavender-gift-box/

Bird Feeders

With the decline in our wildlife, its so important to support our garden birds and local eco system especially during the winter months when it can be difficult to find enough food.

These bird feeders make great gifts for everyone including teachers, neighbours, family and friends.

There’s a choice of a metal heart or seed cakes. The metal bird feeder is 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 gift or stocking filler, 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: Cosmos, 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.

Here’s a link to the Christmas card and Grow Your Own Christmas Tree – https://borderinabox.com/product/grow-your-own-christmas-tree/


christmas card with mistletoe illustration and christmas tree seed



is included with everything – Royal Mail first class post for gifts £12 and under, and Tracked 48 for all gifts over £12. If you wish to upgrade the postage, you can at the checkout to Royal Mail Tracked 24 for next day delivery for a flat fee of £3.99 regardless of how many items are on your order.


christmas 2023 last posting dates by royal mail