Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Whether you’re choosing gifts for others or compiling a ‘wish list’ of things you’d love to receive, LIZ SHANKLAND has some ideas for you.
Smallholders must be the easiest people to please when it comes to buying presents. Firstly, they tend to be quite frugal, using or wearing items until they fall to pieces. Secondly, the range of things the average smallholder needs, wants, or appreciates receiving, is never-ending. Think of jobs that need doing outdoors, and you can choose from tools and machinery to tend the vegetable plot or work the land, equipment and housing for poultry and livestock, as well as warm and waterproof clothes for protection from the elements.
And what about after the physical, often dirty work is done? There’s nothing nicer than relaxing indoors and enjoying some well-earned leisure time, and maybe even a bit of pampering. With all this in mind, here are a few suggestions to help you make those all-important selections – whatever your budget.