Gardening Holiday Gift Ideas
Gift Ideas for the gardening enthusiast.
Gardening gift ideas are abundant. If
you have a gardening friend or loved one that you're shopping for
this holiday season, keep two things in mind. One, when it's cold
outside, we can think of nothing other than what we want to accomplish
in the garden this coming Spring. And two, unfortunately, for the
most part, most gardener's partners don't share their gardening
enthusiasm as much, so we could use a little help with the gardening
chores that lie ahead. This gives you, the gift giver, basically
two choices when purchasing gifts for your gardener this holiday
season. You could buy something to help your gardener get rolling
this coming Spring, or you could give them a gift that will make
their gardening chores a little easier.
Gardening books are a wise choice for
a lot of gardeners. There is always something new and exciting to
learn about gardening. Some gardeners may be interested in organic
gardening or vegetable gardening. Some may be trying to improve
their landscape or they may be interested in adding a greenhouse
so that they can get a jump on the gardening season. There are also
all sorts of books available for those that are particularly interested
in flower gardening.
If books won't interest your gardener,
how about a gift certificate for plants this coming Spring. More
and more nurseries and garden outlets are offering gift certificates
for plants and garden supplies. What joy you will bring to your
gardener when they open that envelope and see that gardening gift
certificate. Why, they can add some new plants to the garden
bed this Spring or get that garden tool that they've had their eye
on for quite some time.
Maybe your gardener friend is a bird
watcher. They will most likely graciously receive a new bird feeder
or birdhouse that will attract more birds to their garden this year.
Throw in a bag of bird seed and a block of suet and it will certainly
sweeten the pot.
Your gardener may be the organic
type. They know that the food they grow is more healthy than the
stuff you find at the supermarket. Some good choices for these gardeners
might be a compost bin or some quality garden tools. Or how about
some heirlooms seeds they may have told you about. You were listening,
Some gardeners seem to really
enjoy garden ornaments. If your gardener has a few ornaments in
their garden, something as simple as a garden globe or statuary
may fit right into their garden scheme. Just be sure and feel them
out on what they like.
If your gardener friend lives in an
apartment, something as simple as a decorative pot or window planter
could make the perfect holiday gift. A small trellis that fits inside
a pot might also be another option. This might give them the opportunity
to grow some clematis or some other vine that they might not have
had the chance to grow before. Something to get them through the
cold winter months might be a mini herb garden that they could grow
on their windowsill.
Whatever gift you choose to give your
gardener this holiday season, know that no matter what you give,
they will be thankful that you thought of them and took time out
of your day to do something special for them. Because that's what
this holiday season is really about.