My son asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Like he had to ask? We gardeners are always thrilled with toys and practical items for the garden, from seeds to shovels. Even novices enjoy plants, herbs to grow indoors and seeds to try next spring.
Fairy gardens are so much fun. People love to combine tiny plants, creatures and garden tools to create their own piece of magic and beauty. Buy a few petite arbors, benches and gnomes. Place them in a unique shallow planter along with a gift certificate for tiny plants at a local garden center. Even “tweens” would love a fairy garden kit.
Tiny delights abound in the fairy garden section at garden centers. Pick a few that will instantly make a compelling scene and add a gift certificate for petite plants to be chosen by the gift recipient later. Photo by Doreen Howard.
Terra Cotta Cup of Garden Goodies
One of my favorite gifts to assemble for gardening friends is a terra cotta cup (it can be used later as a planter for succulents) filled with packets of flower seeds, a pair garden gloves and pruning shears. Substitute a hand trowel for the pruners to keep costs low. No gardener can have too many of those items. I keep an extra cup of goodies, wrapped, under my tree for old friends who stop in unexpectedly or neighbors who treat us with loads for Christmas cookies and cakes. Baking isn’t one of my strong suites during the holidays, and it’s well known!
Assemble interesting flower seed packets, garden gloves and hand trowel or pruning shears and place in a flower pot for a quick gift any gardener will love. Photo by Doreen Howard.
When I’m in the garden, I enjoy the company of our feathered songbirds. I spotted these beautiful, simple glass flower stakes that double as birdbath/birdfeeders. They would make the perfect gifts for a friend. Meanwhile, treat yourself, too. There are plenty unique gardening dreams out there!
Bottles of Infused Vinegar
Here’s another fun gift idea. Use herbs and fruits to homemade infused vinegar! The pretty bottles in the shops can be so pricey and it’s just two ingredients! See how to make infused vinegar!