The holiday season is in full swing, and for many of us, that means thinking about gifts for friends and family members. Gifts that are handmade show your loved ones that you’re giving from the heart. They’re personal and unique—and best of all, they’re often inexpensive. Here are five ideas for gifts to make for your garden-loving friends and family:
1. Gardening Planner—A big part of successful gardening is knowing what to plant and when to plant it. Consider purchasing a simple twelve-month planner and several types of seeds for different parts of the year. Then, decorate the planner to your liking and write out when each type of seed should be planted and some advice for each. If you are artsy, you can even include a picture of each fully matured plant. It’s a gift they’ll be sure to appreciate and use.
2. Decorative Planters—Purchase and decorate some inexpensive pots or upcycle some old household items into a new chic planter. You can even provide your loved one with the seeds they’ll need to start the plant.
3. Plant Markers—If your loved one is an avid gardener, they’ve probably lost track of some plants here and there. Create unique garden plant markers using popsicle sticks, rocks, wood, or even metal. Just make sure they are waterproof!
4. Stone Decorations—Gardens should be decorated. Consider finding some smooth river rocks and using (waterproof) paints to decorate them with quotes or inspirational words. Your gardening friend can place them in their garden and smile whenever they see them.
5. Wind Chimes or Mobiles—A trip to your local craft or thrift store should yield plenty of cheap supplies for creating a colorful, unique mobile for your gardener. Use anything from ribbon to sequins to shells to old keys to create a one-of-a-kind decoration that your loved one can hang on a tree or hook.