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Gift Ideas for a little Gardener?

 My little boy loves gardening (especially getting messy and finding all sort of bugs)  and its coming up to his birthday (he's 6), I was thinking of getting him some these bookends with these lovely snails. Does anyone have any other suggestions or ideas for a good present.

 https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/157940353/blue-snail-bookend

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  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    The bookends are agreat idea because then he can start to collect books about gardening and wildlife. 

    How about a set of children's garden tools? Or his own watering can?

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,867

    My kids used to love the inspection jars where you put the bug inside and the lid has a magnifying glass for a closer look.  Then you release said bug back to the wilderness unharmed.

    These days they prefer nail varnish, earrings and Primark !!

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,694

    When Possum was small a friend gave her a toy insect examining thing.  Catch insect, put it in container and then view it down a mini microscope.    That would be easy to use for him and more inter active.

    You could also consider a set of child size tools - trowel, hand fork, watering can.

     

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,867

    Obelixx - Possum and mine had something in common then !

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • Mine had a wormery thing. Two plates of glass (or I think it was plastic). Instructions about how to layer soil, sand etc then put worms in and watch

  • Or if you want to spend more how about one of those raised veg beds. You could let him grow exactly what he wants in it.

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,014

    A pack of bulbs, a bag of compost, a trowel and a pot.

    The wormery suggestion is a good one. When my children were young we made one out of a large jam jar and layered different soil mixes, found some worms and watched them mix it up. Remember to keep it moist.

    A microscope is good but he may be a bit young. How about a strong magnifying glass?

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,146

    Reported as probable commercial ad from OP.

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 41,353

    The thread is over four years old.......

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,014

    That’s weird. This showed up on page one today. A post must have been removed as did not trawl back to find this. Had I noticed it’s age I would not have posted.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
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