Gifts for gardeners

5 Great Gifts for the Budding Gardener

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Ten years ago, Paula Sutton left her glamorous London life and job in fashion publishing to move to Hill House in Norfolk with her family. Dispatches from her beautiful country home quickly turned into aspirational aesthetic content for her blog, Hill House Vintage, which features Sutton's unique mix of modern and vintage pieces and, of course, her unmistakable talent for gardening.

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1. Hunter Original High Gloss Waterproof Boot


"Who says that real gardeners can't look both chic and colorful? I often need to wear my gardening boots with dresses as well as work clothes, which means that my footwear needs to be functional, sleek, and fun." ($160, zappos.com or hunterboots.com)

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2. John Derian Kitchen Delight Notebook Set


"I am in constant need of notepads, notebooks, and diaries. I jot things down and sketch out ideas and plans continually. Whether it's plant names, planting schemes, structural ideas and colors, salvaged pieces, or decorative props that I've spotted on my travels, when the inspiration strikes, it's great to have a pencil and paper to note it down instantly." ($15, amazon.com)

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3. Afloral Terra Cotta Pots


"I want my garden to have a mixture of new and time-worn pieces to reflect the same balance in my interiors. These terra-cotta pots have both character and beauty." ($36, afloral.com)

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4. Clarington Forge Hand Tool Gift Set


"A wonderful set for established gardeners, and a glamorous starter kit for those who want to dip their toes into growing but need to keep one eye on the style stakes!" ($98, shopterrain.com)

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5. Bring Home the Butterflies Flower Mix Seeds


"Even if you don't have much space, you can get it to burst with wildflowers that encourage butterflies and wildlife–wildflower seed kits are perfect for this." ($3, amazon.com)