Gardening Gifts for the Gardener
Gardening has become one of the most popular hobbies in recent years. You probably know a gardener or two who would love to receive some gardening gifts for their upcoming special occasion.
Gift giving is often a difficult task, but if you have gardeners to buy for you have many great gift ideas from which you can choose. With gardening gifts, you have a wide range of costs to choose from as well. In this article I suggest some of my favorite gifts for gardeners.
Where to Find Gardening Gifts
There are many gifts to choose from for both the beginner and expert gardener. And the great thing about gardening gifts is they are so easy to find and can be bought just about anywhere. Your options for finding great gifts for any gardener can be online, garden nurseries, farmer’s markets, hardware stores, home improvement stores and even your local discount and department stores.
Gardening Gift Ideas
If buying a gardening gift for a beginner, an instructional or informational book is always a good idea. Books like this will give tips on how to eliminate gardening nightmares like disease, insects, and weeds. They will tell gardeners what plants thrive in different climates, as well as how much sun, water, and nutrients various types of plants require.
Another excellent gardening gift that is rarely thought of is a calendar. Calendar’s can serve dual purposes; it can be decorative with beautiful gardening themes, or can be used to keep up with the moon phase that affects most plants. A farmer’s almanac is also a good idea. It is full of information regarding the weather, moon phase, when to plant, when to prune; it is the best guidebook to gardening there is.
Greeting Cards You Can Plant & Grow!
Here is an awesome and fun idea. Have you ever heard of plantable greeting cards? This is something that I was recently introduced to, and I think it is a great idea to give to anyone, but a gardener would especially see the fun in this. The greeting card recipient can actually plant the card in the ground or in a container. The card is embedded with actual seeds and will produce beautiful flowers, herbs and even vegetables depending on the type of card you select.
Gift Baskets for the Gardener
Gift baskets specially designed for the gardener is another great gift idea. Items could include a book of useful gardening tips and wisdom, seed packets, decorative gardening tools, gardening gloves, bristle brush, and an assortment of delicious gourmet treats.
Themed Gardening Gifts
Themed gardening gifts using plants can also be loads of fun. How about giving some herb plants along with some decorative pots and a book about herbs? Or what about giving a plant that attracts butterflies or hummingbirds along with a book on butterflies or hummingbirds.
An obvious gift would be to give a plant. And a great way to give the plant would be to include a decorative container. There are so many colors and types of plant containers you will have no problem picking out something that will make a great gift.
Gardening tools are probably the best and most common of all gardening gifts. This can be anything as simple as a hoe or rake to something more high-tech like an electric blower or vacuum. These are good for removing debris, leaves, or grass from driveways and side walks. Other favorites are gloves, hedge trimmers, and sprinklers.
The ultimate gardening gift for any gardener is a gift certificate to a nursery or store where gardening tools or plants are available. This way, your family member or friend can get any tool they do not have in their collection, or any kind of plant their heart desires.
So the next time you go gift shopping, think about gardening gifts for your family and friends with green thumbs!
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