Posted: 07/12/2014 at 10:31
I have six pairs of secateurs, the other week I coudnt find any and bought a pair from Amazon, nice soft grip and roll handle.
So any amount of secs are handy, I always ask the family for them for Christmas.
Another good thing is a workmans belt with separate comparments for bits and pieces, you could put allsorts in there, mind you, when I tried mine on it slipped to the ground so check the size if you were thinking of that.
I wouldnt like something from a scrapyard for my Christmas present and I think whether mrs N is a beginner or not, you could try to buy her the best that you can afford.
A tip, if you buy trowels or forks with wood handles, wrap some red insulaion tape around, she will see them easier when she puts them down, or is it just me thats forever loosing things.