‘Oh that’s brilliant, thanks; however did you think of that?!’
That’s what we’d like our nearest and dearest to say on Christmas morning.
But, how often are we left with the feeling that we made a mistake, and the present will go back first-thing Boxing Day morning.
So, here are ten top gifts with the ‘Wow!’ Factor, any of which will surprise and delight any gardener, making sure you stay in their good books for months – or maybe even years – to come!
The first is a log splitter; the sort of garden tool that many people like the idea of, but would never dream of buying for themselves.
Feider FBE-5TS 5-Ton Electric Log-Splitter
If the person you’re buying for is running a hearth or woodburner, and therefore has a huge woodpile to process, the MowDirect-exclusive Feider FBE-5TS 1500w Electric Log-Splitter will make their life a whole lot easier!
The subject-log is forced against a splitting wedge with a force of five tons, thereby ensuring even the most stubborn and knotty hardwoods are effortlessly split into two easy-to-manage – and easy-burning – logs.
A stand positions the splitting-unit comfortably at waist height; Feider’s employment of a mains-electric motor rather than a petrol engine eliminates maintenance and means clean, zero-emission operation.
At just £339.95, the Feider FBE-5TS 5-Ton Electric Log-Splitter is hard to beat in terms of value for money.
Einhell GC-SC 4240-P Petrol Lawn Scarifier
Second on the list, a machine that will prove a real boon for anyone with a tired, patchy, moss-covered lawn.
The Einhell GC-SC 4240-P Petrol Lawn Scarifier’s largest-in-class 210cc OHV engine powers a series of sharp metal tines that will remove any build-up of dead clippings and flat-growing weeds, relieving compaction and helping the turf to more readily accept nutrients, air and moisture.
A 45-litre debris bag does away with the need for post-scarifying raking; and 40cm working-width delivers a speedy work rate.
Despite its powerful engine and rugged build-quality, the Einhell GC-SC 4240-P is offered at only £299.95.
Masport Rotarola RR 18 Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower
Next up, a New Zealand-built roller mower perfect for a friend or relative who likes the traditional British lawn stripe!
Powered by a sizeable 163cc Briggs & Stratton engine, the 46cm Masport Rotarola RR 18 Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower is a lightweight and highly manoeuvrable hand-propelled machine, which is easy to guide around and between obstacles.
The wheels and roller are ball-bearing-mounted for longevity; the cutting-height can be set as low as 10mm for a smart, close-cropped finish.
The cast-aluminium chassis on the Rotarola RR 18 is so durable, Masport are able to back it with a 15-year warranty!
The one comes-in at only £605.
Echo HC-2020 Petrol Hedgetrimmer
It might be a while before hedges need trimming, but nevertheless, here’s one of our best-sellers, which we guarantee will do a superb job!
From Japanese engineering-giants, Echo, this fast-working double-sided petrol hedgetrimmer is powered by a super-efficient 21.2cc two-stroke engine and weighs a minimal 4.6kg.
Quality features on the Echo HC-2020 Petrol Hedgetrimmer include a commercial-grade gearbox for optimum torque-transfer and superior reliability; and an extra-wide 35mm tooth spacing, which facilitates the clean cutting of older, larger-diameter growth.
Suitable for both domestic and professional use, the HC-2020 costs just £329.
Racing 139PTIL63-C Petrol Tiller
If the person you’re buying for has a kitchen garden or allotment, the Racing 139PTIL63-C Petrol Tiller will make their life a whole lot easier!
Suitable for aeration, bed preparation and surface weeding, it’s equipped with a quiet and smoot-running 139cc overhead-valve engine, which drives a series of sharp-tined rotors that dig into and break-up the soil.
An ergonomic handle configuration makes it easy to control and manoeuvre; a narrow 36cm working-width ensures it will fit between rows of extant plants.
Another MowDirect-exclusive, the Racing 139PTIL63-C Petrol Tiller is available for £230 less than the manufacturer’s SSP.
Mountfield SP555V 3-in-1 Variable-Speed Petrol Lawnmower
Sixth on the list, a machine that will prove a staunch ally in the battle against untidy lawns!
From trusted British brand Mountfield, this premium, Honda-powered petrol lawnmower offers a host of quality features, including a galvanised steel deck, which confers the best in durability; a Twinclip mulching blade, which maximises bagging-capacity by reducing clippings to fine particulates; and a variable-speed drive for precision setting of the forward speed.
The Mountfield SP555V Variable-Speed Petrol Lawnmower has an expansive 53cm cut and comes with an extra-roomy 70-litre grass collector; a combination that makes it a fast and efficient performer across large areas (up to 2500m2).
We’re able to offer a substantial £101 discount on this one!
Feider FBA-E200 Self-Propelled Powered Snow & Leaf Sweeper
With snow and ice already ravaging much of the country, it’s time for a powered sweeper, like this fine example from Feider, to step-up to the plate!
A fast, low-effort way to keep households and business up and running through the winter months – and also great for clearing the autumn leaf deluge – the Feider FBA-E200 Self-Propelled Powered Snow & Leaf Sweeper has an 80cm sweep-width, which will see plenty of ground covered with each pass.
Feider’s provision of five forward speeds ensures there’s a suitable gear for a variety of conditions; an angle-adjustable brush lets you direct cleared snow where required.
Power comes from a large-displacement 196cc Loncin OHV engine.
Another bargain, the Feider FBA-E200 Powered Sweeper can be yours for £120 less than the price suggested by the manufacturer.
Masport 6.5XL Petrol Chipper-Shredder
Another one from our favourite Antipodean brand, the Masport 6.5XL is a two-in-one chipper-shredder that will make short work of branches, cuttings and all the other organic waste a garden produces!
It’s powered by a 6.5hp Industrial/Commercial-grade four-stroke engine, so powerful performance and unfailing reliability are assured; and it’s fitted with a large pneumatic-tyred wheels, which make it easy to shift to and from the worksite.
Built to semi-pro specifications, this one has a hefty 5cm branch capacity, and is available for only £1215.
Mountfield MTF 72 H Compact Lawn Rider
From famous British brand Mountfield, the MTF 72 H is a compact, 72cm ride-on mower that comes highly recommended if your giftee has a lawn that’s a bit too big for a walk-behind machine, but isn’t quite big enough to justify the purchase of a full-size garden tractor.
The Mountfield MTF 72 H Compact Lawn Rider comes with a largest-in-class 170-litre grass collector that can be emptied from the driving position; and which benefits from a handy ‘bag full’ warning indicator.
An 8.7hp (352cc) four-stroke motor ensures the blade will power its way through long, thick grass; a hydrostatic drive provides smooth, infinitely adjustable speed control, with no need to stop in order to change gear (as is the case with lower-spec manual-drive models).
Thanks to a special arrangement with the manufacturer, we can offer this one for £180 less than their recommended selling-price.
Feider FRT100EL Lawn Tractor
For the last one, we return to Feider!
Highly versatile, the Feider FRT100EL is a two-in-one tractor with side-discharge for overgrown rough-grass areas; and mulching mode for neat, frequently mown lawns.
Combining collection-free mowing with a wide 96cm cut, the Feider FRT100EL will cover areas around 5000m2 with serious speed and efficiency.
There’s a twin-blade deck for a superior finish with no unsightly missed bits; and powerful – but super-efficient – LED headlamps for safe poor-light mowing and towing.
If you’d like more advice on choosing your show-stopping Christmas gift, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team on 020-3026-8712!