Hints & Tips
A Christmas song is a bit of a strange animal. I mean, most artists claim songs come to them in dreams, or when they are just sitting playing the piano or guitar, or thinking about stuff in general but a Christmas song is a deliberate act of making music about a pre-existing subject. Weird? I think so.
Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas as much as the next mildy sardonic misanthrope, and I have always loved carols and Frosty the Snowman, and even Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas has been known to make my left toe tap. However some might say that to many musical artists, writing and/or releasing a Christmas song is merely a pay-day exercise, a cynical barely disguised attempt to make more money by being jolly in a terrible sweater in a video with snowmen and angels, singing about sleigh bells, fat men in red coats and stuffing yourself with food.
But not all Christmas songs are jolly are they? Take for example the latest single by fairly gloomy, talented and facially reclusive songwriter and artist Sia. Her song ‘Santa’s Coming For Us.’ may mention hot chocolate, jingle bells and Christmas wishes but the title makes Santa sound like some scary homicidal maniac we want to leave town to avoid.
In fact she has recorded a whole Christmas album so one wonders what other titles are in store; Slay Ride? Rudolph The Red Nosed Psycho? Last Christmas I Cut Out Your Heart?
Perhaps I am being a bit of a Grinch, but sometimes the annual sound of silky-voiced Michael Bublé being festive and happy just makes me want to go away and weep quietly in a cave.
However, just for once, and for the sake of my family, I am determined to be positive so, rather than bang on any longer about the dystopian and fiscally acquisitive element of Christmas Songs, let me tell you about some of the fabulous new range of pocket priced and portable sized gifts we have for you on our site this Christmas.
Starting at only £10, we have some superb garden tools that would make ideal gifts for any gardener. Like this neat and useful planting trowel from gardening experts WOLF-Garten. Ergonomic design and classic German design make this the most comfortable to use trowel I’ve seen and the tool head is constructed of cold-rolled steel, durable and strong.
This atrractive trowel, with it’s 50cm tool-head, is great for getting into those small spaces in a bed, pot, balcony garden, rockery or window box. And there’s a planting fork too, the perfect match, also at only £10 plus FREE next working day delivery and both come with a 10 year warranty
We also have some excellent, multifunctional garden gadgets like the fantastic Wilkinson Sword Garden Multi-tool.
Sporting the finest, strongest blades, as you would expect from the company who have been creating sharp stuff for over 200 years, the Multi-Tool features, amongst other things, a pruner, knife, wood saw, a stem stripper and lanyard ring.
Sized, when closed, at 13cm it would be a great stocking present for your favourite gardener. There is also a handy pouch you can attach to your belt for easy transport and it looks very smart.
It costs £25.00 (worth every penny, I should know because I own one) and comes to you with FREE next working day delivery and a 10 year warranty.
Or what about this portable, practical and superbly made pruner, made for easy and quick snipping and pruning. It has soft, non-slip grips on the handle for comfortable, stress free use and strong, wilkinson sword trademark blades, a spring loaded cutting mechanism for precise and accurate pruning.
It also comes with a centrally positioned locking catch for left, or right handed use, and a neat carrying pouch making it safe and easy to transport.
It costs just £25, with FREE delivery and a ten year warranty.
There are many more great Christmas Gift ideas and some great seasonal deals on these pages, and if you need any help or guidance, just give us a call on 0345 4588 905 and our own team of expert gardening elves will be happy to help with impartial advice and comprehensive knowledge.
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Hooray. Now That’s What I call Christmas!
Jingle all the way and enjoy your garden. Drew Hardy
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