Are things for the garden of course! If you’re looking for the perfect holiday ‘green’ gift, here my top ten gift suggestions for the discriminating gardener on your shopping list:
2. Understanding Perennials by William Cullina ($40.00)
New perennial ‘must have’ book published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A different type of reference book that deals with the wants, needs and potential of perennials in the garden.
3. Silver Seasons Jewelry Collection by Michael Michaud (Prices vary per piece)
I constantly receive compliments on any of the earrings, bracelet or necklaces created by this talented botanical artist. He’s just added acorns to the collection that I’ve had my eye on.
4. Gift of Honeybees by Heifer International ($30.00)
For the person who truly has everything and needs not, a gift from Heifer International provides families from Ugunda to El Salvador bees to assist struggling families to earn income through the sales of honey, beeswax and pollen in their local community.
5. Gardening T-shirt by Proven Winners ($10.00)
100% chocolate brown cotton tees proclaim “Dirty Hands, Dirty Jeans, Cleansed Soul” on the back.
6. Give a Gift That Grows by Growing Gardens ($15 and up)
Growing Gardens is a local charity promoting gardens to school aged children and more. Just $15 buys 5 packets of organic seeds. Donations support their mission of promoting food gardening for improved nutrition, health, and self-reliance while enhancing the quality of life of individuals and communities in Portland, Oregon.
7. Soda Pop Bottle Bird Seed Feeder by National Gardening Association ($2.95)
I found this in a small garden gift store in Wilmington, NC. It is simple and small, but oh so effective in attracting a wide range of birds to your backyard. Save a 2 liter soda pop bottle and screw the feeding unit to the top. Wa la! Instant bird feeder using recycled products. Great gift to get kids involved in birding.
8. Magazine subscription to Horticulture, Fine Gardening or Garden Design magazines (Price varies)
When the weather is inclemental, it’s great to curl up with a good book or favorite garden magazine to dream about what’s to come in Spring.
9. Gift certificate from local, independent garden center (Any denomination)
Support the local economy and gift a gift card from a gardener’s favorite destination garden centers.
Some of my local favs include Garden Fever, Al’s Garden Center, Portland Nursery and Cornell Farms.
10. Themed seed collection packets from Renee’s Gardens ($13.95)
Renee has put together themed seed collections to take the dizzying seed decisions to a minimum this holiday season. Choose from children gardens, sweet peas to beginner veggie garden collections.