Pleasant holidays – the phrase means different things to everyone. This article is a holiday gift idea list for the gardener, ideas for a holiday gift basket or unique gardening gift. You could fill your holiday gift basket with a gardening tool or gardening accessory, gift certificates for seed companies and gardening centers, or subscriptions to gardening magazines. Giving a holiday gift basket like this might seem mundane to you – but to the gardener enthusiast, it will be a treat! For great ideas to spur your imagination and aid in your search for the ideal gardening gift, read on…
Some likely places to find gardening gifts and the perfect gardening gift idea for your holiday gift basket from Christmas and Hanukkah, to New Year’s (or even birthdays, etc.) are:
- Find a gardening holilday gift and gardening gift certificate online. What gardener wouldn’t love a holiday gift basket with a gardening gift certificate to a leading seed company online? Check out:
- Park Seed Company www.parkseed.com. What gardener wouldn’t love a holiday gift basket containing money to purchase all the seeds his or her heart desires? Other online seed companies are:
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (http://www.rareseeds.com/ – They also publish an heirloom gardening magazine)
- Ferry Morse http://www.ferry-morse.com/company_history.asp
- Territorial Seed Company (they have holiday gift basket for gardeners already put together) http://www.territorial-seed.com/stores/1/index.cfm.
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden (http://www.bbg.org/abo/pressroom/garden/2006/2006_holidaygifts.html) has great holiday gardening gifts including an annual gift membership for this grand gardener’s paradise.
- The New York Botanical Garden Gift Shop http://www.nybg.org/shop_holiday06.php. If you are near New York for the holidays, be sure to check out their wonderful train display, upside-down hanging tree, and other special holiday events and attractions running from late November to January 7th.
- Garden ornaments
- Heirloom seeds
- Bird houses, bird seed, bird feeders, bird baths
- Squirrel feeders (if they are nature watchers too)
- The latest best selling gardening book or an interesting classic
- Gardening photography
- Gardening journals
- Gift certificates for a local gardening center
- Gift certificates for a local nursery
- Gift memberships in gardening societies or associations
- Gift subscriptions to gardening magazines (that would be my favorite!)
- Tickets to visit world famous gardens
- Garden accessory such as a gazing ball, “welcome to my garden” signs, garden statues
Give a gift the gardening enthusiast will love! Whichever gardening gift you include in your holiday gift basket for the gardening enthusiast, be sure they will prefer it above a tie, socks, or a fruit cake! I hope this holiday gift idea list will help you select the ideal gardening gift for the gardener on your list!