There is nothing nicer than receiving a gift relating to one’s passion. If your loved one’s passion is gardening, then show your thoughtfulness by giving a gardening gift basket that will be truly appreciated.
There are so many great garden gift ideas that the only constraint is your own budget.
If your budget is small, go for a pair of cute gardening gloves, kneepads or even a shady hat. Unique plant containers (or a watering-can) filled with a small bag of potting mix, a packet of bulbs, some gloves and a small trowel or other tool will create a great gardening gift basket. Or pick up a reasonably priced gardening hand tool at any of the numerous hardware stores.
If you feel that is too ordinary, how about a subscription to home garden magazines? A tiny bit more expensive perhaps, but it will give twelve full months of delight. Garden design books are another great idea, but make sure your recipient does not already have the one you choose. Books are often heavily discounted at Christmas time, so you may get a bargain.
On the other hand, gardening pots that contain a flowering plant is always a welcomed gift. Be sure to choose a plant that is suited to your climate. Sometimes plants are sent from tropical to temperate zones and kept in artificial conditions in the store. These tropical house plants will not do well once they are taken from their natural environment. Shrub roses are hardy and attractive and grow in many climates. Tulips do best in cooler climates.
If your budget is strong, a more expensive tool may be appropriate. A pull-trolley is easier to use than a wheelbarrow and, like some electric garden tools, is still not terribly expensive. A small power garden tool such as whipper-snippers can retail for as little as $20.00. Or if your friend has a hose but not a hose reel, then that would be a more useful gift that they would truly appreciate.
Automatic lawn mowers, electric cultivators, hedge trimmers and brush cutters are in the more expensive price range and you are the only one who can decide whether that would be an appropriate gift. However, when the recipient realizes you have given a gift that complements their passion, expensive or not, it will certainly become the best gift your friend has ever received.
Kali Winter is a gardening enthusiast and author who spends much of her time teaching others how to setup and maintain beautiful, amazing gardens. Her latest book, “Holistic Herbs-A Beginners Guide on Herbal Gardening” is available Here!
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