This gorgeous cloth-bound coffee table book delves into an 800-year exploration of Japanese Gardens. Through a series of essays and beautiful imagery of 100 featured gardens, ranging from ancient Shinto shrines to modern-day Zen designs, you’ll get lost in the art and rich history of this inspiring topic.
Enjoy some fun in the sun with a game of croquet. My favourite garden game, it’s multigenerational so the entire family can get involved. This luxurious four player set from the inventors of Croquet, Jaques of London, comes with all of the equipment you’ll need, elegantly stored and displayed in a solid Mahogany casket.
If you’re an avid gardener with a taste for cocktails, then this’ll tick off both hobbies in one! Grow your own aromatic herbs and plants in this ‘Cocktail Garden’ so you can garnish your drinks with homegrown produce. The set includes 6 growing pots, 6 peat blocks and 6 plant markers as well as sowing and growing tips and of course, cocktail recipes.
Now we’ve all got a bit more time to dedicate to home projects and gardening, treat yourself to some new tools to get the job done. I’m a fan of this simple set of essentials which includes a weedfork, hand trowel and transplanting trowel. You’ll have your very own Kew Gardens in no time!
I’ll be making basil pesto from scratch with this nifty indoor garden. Growing your own fresh herbs at home, all year round is foolproof with this. Simply insert the 3 pods, fill the pots, connect the cable to the LED lamp, and watch your herbs grow. The compact design means it’ll fit in any sized-kitchen too.
Enjoy your favourite coffee at home with the De'Longhi Eletta coffee machine. The sleek and compact design means it will look great without taking up too much space and the functions allow you to programme the strength, length and temperature of your coffee so you'll always have the perfect cup.
If a noisy home means you can’t knuckle down, these chic Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i headphones are noise cancelling, so they’ll help drown out the distractions.
More time at home means more time to experiment in the kitchen with new and perhaps more adventurous recipes. For precision cooking, this Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker by Anova Culinary is my ultimate kitchen companion. It can be monitored and controlled from my phone, leaving me to potter about until dinner’s ready.
Lots of time spent indoors with central heating and a lack of fresh air and daylight can take its toll on skin. This luxurious mud mask by Omorovicza is like an at-home facial which gently exfoliates and brightens the complexion.
While spring is in bloom and the weather is brighter, now’s the time to get green fingered and tend to the garden. These raised wooden beds by WoodBlocX come in varying sizes and are great for anything from flower beds to small fruit, veg and herb patches.
Laptops are often too high or too low, which can strain your neck. Ideally, the top of your monitor should be just below eye level. This bamboo tablet and laptop table from Von Haus has a handy in-built drawer for USB drives, pens, notepads or snacks.
Board games always bring a family of all generations together. One of my childhood favourites and a classic is Rummikub. Less screen time, more fun, and a little healthy competition!