Wellies have become a standard part of festival-goers’ luggage in recent years. As such, wellington boots have had a makeover and gardeners don’t have to stick to classic green boots any more (I do have to confess to having a penchant for the green wellies with frog eyes but that’s a childhood aspiration that was never satisfied, and is thus filed under ‘nostalgia’ rather than ‘good idea’.) Without a frog wellie in sight, Groweatgift has scoured the internet to find the quirkiest options around.
Or you can always paint your own wellies to ensure that you’re never dressed in the same boots as another gardener (oh, the horror). Handpickedcollection.com has a great kid’s welly-painting kit for £16.95, including the boots. Or you can simply use your old boots and either apply oil-based paint in a pattern of your choosing (if you’re not naturally gifted, use a stencil and practice on a piece of paper first) or stick jewelled beads, sequinned string or kitsch plastic charms onto your boots with a welly-compatible glue. Post a link to a photo if you decide to decorate your own boots – it’d be great to see your creations.