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Working with his parents, find out what tools he has available to him, and what he needs or wants, but does not have.  From that list, select something that is budget-appropriate.

Everyone is different, but most young men appreciate tools as gifts. If you think he is in the allotment hobby for the long haul, it's hard to go wrong giving a garden fork.
Equipment Shed / Re: Just what this shed needs ...
« Last post by snowdrops on Yesterday at 21:06 »
Now the cakes have been moved shall I put a selection of my chutneys & pickles in the cupboard now? If I get my skates on I can pop some in before I go away tomorrow…now where’s my head torch gorn 🤣
Chatting on the Plot / Re: Beautiful People
« Last post by Yorkie on Yesterday at 20:15 »
I saw one today on the telly, and had to double check what time of day it was going out. It was before 7pm  :ohmy:
Chatting on the Plot / Re: Gift ideas for a budding allotmenteer
« Last post by Yorkie on Yesterday at 20:13 »
I've not used a paper pot maker; I tended to wrap the paper around an old aerosol can  :wacko:

How is he doing for tools, such as a trowels etc?
Chatting on the Plot / Re: Beautiful People
« Last post by hamstergbert on Yesterday at 20:11 »
While I accept that I am perhaps not exactly the demographic these ads are aimed at, I have found myself approving of the music accompanying a few, most notably the Chanel no5 lunar dance one from last year with music Team sung by Marion Cotillard and this years one for Coco Mademoisell to Amanda Lear's Follow Me.   The Daisy ones make me shake my head as I feel the more complex the packaging the more iffy the contents and in any case these appear to be aimed at fifteen year olds.   And as for the Gaultier ones featuring the 'friends of Dorothy' take on sailor outfits....  Dunno what the smellies are like but for some reason just a few moments of the ad makes me hostile to the brand!

Mrs HGB wears perfume every day like  you Mrs B.   I generally apply Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue for her during the week and no.5 at the weekends as these seem to match her skin chemistry (some others smell ok in the bottle but don't work on the skin.  Most odd).   

Strangely, as it happens Mrs HGB and I do actually resemble the 'beautiful people' in the ads. Probably.
Equipment Shed / Re: Just what this shed needs ...
« Last post by Aunt Sally on Yesterday at 20:05 »
I didn’t know we has such a posh shed.  Perhaps it’s a Tardis.  Good cake though :)  :lol: :wacko:
Chatting on the Plot / Re: WORDLE
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 19:32 »
3 for me woo hoo!
Equipment Shed / Re: Just what this shed needs ...
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 19:18 »
Dr, Dr - quick!
Chatting on the Plot / Gift ideas for a budding allotmenteer
« Last post by whaleroad on Yesterday at 19:13 »
I'm trying to find a nice, inexpensive and inspiring gift for my 13-year-old nephew who started growing his own veg at home just over a year ago. He lives in a rural area with plenty of land.

I'm tempted by something like a paper pot maker - a nice one. Are they actually any good? I know allotmenteers are generally a bit more resourceful with what they've got, but this is a gift.

I considered a seed tin with month dividers but they are quite drab. Then I considered decorating a box myself but I'm out of ideas.

I can't find nice fancy gardening gloves that a teenage boy might like - there are loads that are more girly! Yes I know we shouldn't pigeonhole, but it does need to be something he'd like. 

Last year when he was visiting I showed him my Allotment Month By Month book and he was completely taken with it. It just so happened someone had bought a copy for me when I already owned it so I had a spare and gave him that. His mum told me: "He says this is his best Christmas present. We got him a Playstation"  :D

Any ideas, anyone?
Chatting on the Plot / Re: What’s for tea 2023
« Last post by snowdrops on Yesterday at 18:56 »
Chicken pieces in a tomato,onion & garlic sauce with gnocchi for himself & penne pasta with a side of cauliflower & broccoli for me. With a good sprinkling of Parmesan for us both.
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