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Christmas Gifts that keep on growing...

Are you looking for gifts for gardening enthusiasts, keen cooks or simply the person who has everything? The Gluttonous Gardener is sure to have a gift to impress this Christmas and beyond.

Here at Glut HQ we get somewhat excited about Christmas and all of the presents that we will be hand packing and dispatching to thousands of lucky recipients up and down the country and into Europe. It has always been and will continue to remain the case that our gifts must not only delight instantly before they are opened but that they continue to delight for years to come long after the last mince pie has been eaten and the tinsel put away until next year.

Our winning combination of plants and edibles will delight most of the people on your to buy for list, even the most hard to buy for. Below we've a few recommendations of what to send this Christmas.

A Gift for a green fingered gardening enthusiasts

This Christmas if the gardener in your life has all the secateurs, gloves and trugs they could ever wish for then one of these fine gardening gifts is sure to impress:

Rose Box

This wonderful gift will ensure the lucky recipient enjoys years of heavenly scented roses, whilst they anticipate their jars full of rosy delights they can tuck into a delicious jar of rose preserve. We have specifically chosen an old fashioned highly scented shrub rose which will arrive ready to plant.

The Blueberry Box

Our Blueberry Box is the ideal gift for a gardener with any size garden, a wonderful pair of blueberry plants which will cross pollinate ensuring the lucky gardener receives a bumper crop of fruit next year. Whilst they await their first harvest of blueberries they can tuck into the most delicious jar of Blueberry Jam made for us by our friends at The Wooden Spoon Preserves just down the road in Kent.

The Lavender Crate

Not only will the recipient of this gift love you but the bees and insects of their garden will too. This wonderful lavender plant will be a beautiful addition to any garden and whether they choose to keep it potted in it's terracotta pot or plant it into the ground it's beautiful purple flowers will be irresistible to the local bee population. Before their flowers bloom they can instantly enjoy a gorgeous jar of lavender jelly and supply of dried lavender which can scent their draws.

A Christmas Gift for a foodie

If cooking from scratch is their passion and if they are always hunting out that must try ingredient then one of these gifts is sure to satisfy their curiosity and taste buds.

The Thai Chef's Crate

We were among the first to bring the Kaffir Lime Tree to this country and most of us in the office wouldn't be without one. Any foodie will tell you that nothing can compare to the addition of fresh lime leaves to any Thai cooking. Ideal to be kept indoors (Sally in the office keeps hers in her kitchen), we are confident that the lucky recipient of this gift won't be able to stop themselves rubbing a leaf as they go past to take in its zest fragrance.

The Medlar Box

It is not uncommon for us to champion the unusual and often forgotten fruits of which the Medlar certainly falls into this category. This wonderful fruit tree was once common across the country but unfortunately this is no longer the case. This ancient fruit is so pleasingly unsuitable for transport you often can't buy them which makes it even more special when you have one in your garden.  Any foodie is sure to delight being able to create unique and unusual dishes with this wonderful fruit, they will of course receive a delicious jar of Medlar Jelly to enjoy instantly with their Christmas dinner.

The Red Wine and Vine Crate

Whilst you might not be able to stretch to buying your loved one a full vineyard, our Red Wine and Vine will set them on their way. We have specially chosen a grape vine that we know will thrive in our fickle climate and produce delicious grapes that can not only be used for making wine but enjoyed as they are plucked straight from the vine. Grape vines can even be grown in pots so if they have a small courtyard or balcony they can still find room for a vine. To accompany this, they will also receive a delicious bottle of Bordeaux which if you're lucky they will share with you on Christmas Day.

Beautifully packed and ready to impress this Christmas

These are just a handful of our gifts that you can send this Christmas. Each and everyone of our gifts is lovingly hand packed to order ready to impress even before it's opened and we will deliver them to the address of your choice and importantly on the date of your choosing!

Saturday 1st November, 2014