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Sifting through Amazon for gift ideas? At a loss for how to delight your favorite gardener? Or just need a list of friendly hints so that you get what you really would love for Christmas, this year? A list drawn up from my own wishlists. (Affiliate links used for your convenience and to support this site.)
Upgrading to better tools for pruning and trimming both woody and herbaceous plants is something that I sometimes hesitate spending money on for myself, but would appreciate so much as a gift.
Better tools save effort and result in better outcomes like a clean cut. Men aren’t the only ones who appreciate tools as gifts.
It Could Be Your Beeswax
I burn so many candles over a years time, but most are the variety that are commonly available. What is really desirable are these beeswax ones. I would welcome tea, votive, and pillar sizes all equally.
The natural burn releases negative ions which help purify the air. I really covet this healthier form of candle, because I just can’t give up my habit of using candles.
For others, I find that candle gifts are always welcome.
This is a compilation of things both decorative and practical that I curated from the Plow and Hearth gifts ( I am an affiliate). And here are some reasons why any gardener (in this case, me) would welcome any of these things over the holidays…
- Winter blooming flower basket: my favs are a combo of Amaryllis, tulips, and sweet smelling hyacinths.
- A name plaque for my garden. An aluminum sign in a classic look is top of my list. If I don’t get it for Christmas, I’m ordering one for the 2017 season.
- Mud shoes. If you don’t already have garden boots (I do), colorful ones are prefect and cheery. What I would love to add to my boots and clogs are the mud shoe flats. There are so many times I ruined regular shoes going out in the muddy season, which is about half the year, here. Slip ons would be just right for going out to feed the chickens or do a weeding session.
- Tools. Good ones. Love handcrafted brooms, too.
- Garden seating. If you don’t have a seat in every major part of the garden, I think you need one. I am at the stage where some of mine need replacing andI favor classic styles. If you have a new part of the garden (I will be making a secret garden area this year, gifting a seat for it is cause for joy.
For More Gifting Ideas
These are just a few suggestions to guide you in getting something a gardener will truly appreciate, but in past years I came up with other lists, too.