With several keen sailors in my family, the RNLI is close to my heart. My nephew John Gimson sails for Britain in the British Olympic Team, training and competing all around the world.
I wrote about John in a blog post here
They won a silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics
As a family, we’ve always supported the RNLI, so when their Christmas gifts popped up in a PR e mail, I decided to highlight them here on the blog. Why not help a good cause? I’ve not received or asked for any gifts, I just wanted to share some fantastic options for anyone looking for Christmas present ideas for keen gardeners.
Give your garden a nautical makeover with this decorative lighthouse in a classic navy and cream colour palette. Right at the base of the lighthouse, you’ll spot the RNLI logo, so you can show your support for our crews as you tackle the weeds and prune your flower beds. £18
The ceramic Charity, Fortitude and Hope Boat Planter (£22) will certainly add individuality to any garden while serving as a reminder that you’re helping to fund our volunteers, facing perilous conditions to save lives at sea.
Spiral bound and fully illustrated, this gardening journal will help anyone with green fingers to keep track of planting and sowing throughout the year. The journal includes a daily planner, planting profile, space for notes, garden plans and sketches plus delicious recipes to try and lots and lots of gardening tips. £15
The Botanical Bible tells the story of plants and flowers, beginning with an overview of the plant kingdom and the basics of botany, then offering strategies for gardening with purpose. Later chapters introduce seasonal eating, the healing properties of plants and the world of botanical art. This stunning gift book is part history, part science, part beauty book, part cookbook and part art book. It will appeal to anyone wanting to use plants and flowers in modern life, whether they are an accomplished gardener or are simply yearning for a more natural life. This comprehensive guide to plants, flowers and botanicals covers a host of practical uses, features vintage illustrations alongside the work of current artists, and is sure to be an inspiration to anyone interested in the natural world. £30
Make your garden or home bloom this Spring with our hugely popular yellow welly planter. This ceramic planter is perfect to display a beautiful bouquet or to plant your favourite bulbs, plants or herbs. The planter is suitable for outside use but must be brought inside in cold conditions. The RNLI logo has been hand painted to one side of the boot. Due to the product being hand painted, slight variations may occur. £15
Hang this lovely fish chime in your garden or balcony and enjoy the beautiful sound it makes as it chimes in the breeze. Made in the shape of a fish, this ceramic wind chime has five independently moving parts. £12
Brighten up your décor with this beautiful flowerpot, in a blue, pink, teal and purple abstract floral pattern. For indoor use. £10
Love the style? Check out the rest of our exclusive
RNLI Garden Range, which features a candle, diffuser, shopping bag, scarf, garden kneeler and cosmetics bag in the same pattern.
For gardeners with sustainability at heart, the very cute Wrendale Garden Paper Pot Press (£12) is the perfect gift. Made with FSC beech wood, this handy tool allows you to create your own paper pots for seeds, seedlings and young plants
The RNLI Gardens Campaign Gardening Kneeler (£20) offers a colourful and beautiful design while being practical and compact for gardeners seeking comfort while weeding and planting. Inspired by summer in aid of the RNLI’s Gardens fundraising campaign, this is a must-have essential for gardeners everywhere.
After a hard day’s work in the garden, this gardener’s handwash is perfect for restoring dirty hands to a fresh and clean state and is fragranced with replenishing lavender oil. £14 Packaged in a recyclable glass bottle, this lovely handwash makes a great gift for garden lovers. 500ml Lavender oil fragrance Recyclable glass bottle Made in the UK, based in the Lake District in the north-west of England.
Here’s some more details from the RNLI PR team:
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) offers a wide range of gardening products, perfect for the gardeners in your life. Shop with the RNLI this Christmas and help save lives at sea.
From unique planters and outdoor ornaments to essential garden kneelers and handy tools, the RNLI offers the perfect Christmas gifts for gardeners.
Christmas shopping for the gardener in your life doesn’t have to be a chore this year as the RNLI has gift-giving all wrapped up. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your space or get practical with your plant planning, the RNLI has something to offer.
Discover and shop the RNLI’s garden products at
Every purchase makes a lifesaving difference as 100% of profit supports our work. In 2021, RNLI lifeboats and lifeguards saved 408 lives, thanks to the charity’s generous supporters and shoppers.
Give a gift that truly keeps on giving this Christmas. Visit the RNLI online shop:
shop.rnli.org or find your nearest volunteer-run RNLI store here: rnli.org/find-my-nearest/shops.
I also noted the gifts for pets, clothing and outdoors items and kitchen and home wares. Hopefully you’ll find something, and when you buy, you are powering the brave RNLI crews saving lives at sea.
Thank you for reading my blog and leaving your comments in the box below. It’s always lovely to hear from you all. Have a great gardening week. Karen
John and Anna competing for Britain 🇬🇧