It’s only 7 days until Christmas and I haven’t finished shopping yet. If you’re like me and still looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone on your list, why not give him or her a gardening gift? Inexpensive garden gifts are great hostess gifts or thank you gifts for teachers and service providers. is. Here are some useful and fun gardening gift ideas for this holiday season.
give a plant
Receiving live plants during the winter is a special treat. Traditional holiday plants such as poinsettias, amaryllis, Christmas cacti, and paper whites are always appropriate and serve as beautiful, vibrant holiday decorations for the gift recipient. Other flowering plants such as red and white cyclamen make festive holiday gifts, while tropical houseplants and succulents make great gifts regardless of the holiday or season. Unique botanical gift options include terrariums, air plants, orchids, and a small indoor aquatic botanical garden. For those who can’t or don’t want to take care of plants, cut flowers mixed with seasonal vegetables are always a welcome gift.
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Gift shops and online are full of unique gardening-themed gifts. There are also jewelry items such as rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces, as well as charm his bracelets with whimsical charms in the shape of trowels, plants, watering cans and other garden tools. Gardening-themed apparel such as gardening aprons, hats, shirts, and garden boots make great gifts for the garden fashionistas in your life.
An incredible variety of decorative pots in a wide range of styles and materials are now on the market for both outdoor and indoor use. You may even find great discounts right now on the outdoor pots you want. Hand-decorated pots make fun holiday craft projects for kids and cute gifts for grandparents.
Seed packets make great stocking stuffers, and gardening gloves and hand tools fit nicely in stockings. Most gardeners can use an extra pair of pruning shears and no gardener has too many hand trowels. Gardeners love to get their hands dirty, so why not add a quality hand soap, soothing ointment, or hand cream to your favorite gardener’s stocking? stakes, tags, ties, and gardening magazines.
A gardening book or subscription to a gardening magazine makes a welcome gift for counting down the winter days until the gardener can get out and dig. The next best thing to do is curl up in a comfy chair and read about new ways to get your hands in the dirt.
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gifts for birds
Gardeners understand the benefits of attracting wildlife and beneficial insects to the landscape of their gardens and homes, and hives and feeders, bee hotels, bat houses, and butterfly houses are among the eco-friendly insects on the list. Makes a perfect gift for gardeners.
Garden ornaments made of glass, metal, ceramics and other materials that bring brilliance to your garden or home landscape. We also have larger and more elaborate gift options such as bird baths, fountains and garden statues.
A membership or admission ticket to a public garden, arboretum or gardening event makes a great holiday gift for gardeners. Local options include the Franklin Park Conservatory, Chadwick Arboretum on the OSU campus, and Dawes Arboretum near Newark.
For tourist gardeners on your list, other Ohio options include Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield, and Krohn Music in Cincinnati. There are hospitals, etc.
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lend a hand
For seniors and other horticulturists who need help with extensive gardening or home landscaping tasks, consider a gift card from a nursery or landscaping company for professional landscaping or improvement. please. You may also choose to give the gift of your labor to help the gardener with his gardening or landscaping work next season.
Whatever type of gardening gift you choose will bring holiday joy to the recipient and keep them entertained throughout the gardening season for years to come.
Mike Hogan is an agricultural and natural resources extension educator and associate professor at The Ohio State University Extension.