The Great Outdoors

01 August 2013 | Garden and Outdoors

This Garden Tool set by Eva Solo makes a lovely gardening gift for your green fingered friend. 

The set consists of a fork and a trowel which are designed to be kept together. Each handle also has a small hole, for hanging up the tools - or cleverly, for funnelling seeds through when sowing.

eva solo garden tool set
For all the twitchers out there, a pair of binoculars is a must and you can't do much better than a pair by Bushnell - the leading optics manufacturer. The Bushnell Powerview range is a great, affordable introduction to binos - try the Compact pair (8x25mm)

bushnell compact binoculars
It's nearly spring so a good time to think about getting the garden in shape for summer - how about some pot plants - hung just below a window ledge they look pretty and can be tended to from inside if the weather doesn't behave.  Recycabilia's pot hanger - made from recycled wood, in a colour of your choice, is the perfect 'green' solution

pot hanger

How to get the whole family outside?  Incentivize with food! The fabulous Marina picnic basket for 4 will ensure a perfect family picnic - just add consumables!

marina picnic basket

Visit Not the Mall for other great garden and outdoor gifts, braai equipment, picnic baskets and cooler bags and garden decor ideas