Unique Gift Ideas for a Green Thumb !
If you are a keen gardener or your "recipient" is, I have some unique gift ideas for you.
These unique gift ideas will suit any occasion: Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries - for young and not so young. There are some great gift ideas for kids too.
I have homemade Christmas present ideas (or any occasion actually), bought presents, creative ideas and last minute gifts ideas.
It's Christmas Time :)
Here are some free Gift Tags for you to print - I hope you like them.
Unique Gift Baskets – Gift Baskets with a twist!
Instead of the old cane basket – get a bit creative…
Use a pot for the “basket” and fill it with various items. Wrap with cellophane and add a nice bow.
Some filler ideas: Small bag of potting soil; plant, bulbs or seeds or seedlings, trowel, fertilizer, water crystals, gardening book or magazine. Include a new gadget, there’s always something new being invented!
Great unique gift ideas for kids. Include everything they need to plant some flowers. Soil, trowel and flower seeds or seedlings and a watering can. A gift they will enjoy for more than one day as they have to look after the flowers and watch them grow.
Great idea for your "I should plant a herb garden" friend but you know they never will – now they only have to water it!
Buy some nice colored pots and plant with some herbs. You can do this a few months earlier and have the herbs established.
Choose herbs that are used often such as parsley, basil and chives.
Setting up the herb garden yourself is a great option as it is cost effective and adds a personal touch.
Get organised and propagate something from your garden. Once the plant is established – re-pot and you've got a unique gift all ready to wrap.
Flower Pot Crafts
Are you crafty or do you have kids? If you're not at all crafty but the recipient is then read on.
Flower Pot Crafts - Decorate a clay pot, add a plant and voila! a personalized gift.
Or you can put all of the decorating items inside the pot for your crafty friend to make themselves. This is a great gift idea for kids.
Bamboo Inspiration provides resources and guides on bamboo plants and gardening, bamboo crafts, bamboo clothing and bedding, bamboo flooring and furniture, bamboo fishing rods, and many more bamboo products for home, garden, sport, and hobbies. A web site that promotes the versatility of bamboo and its uses around the world as an increasingly popular environmentally friendly renewable resource.
A magazine isn't exactly a unique gift idea but we all love magazines and they can be pretty expensive. Giving a magazine subscription will give the recipient a magazine every month for 6 to 12 months.
All large stores have gift vouchers. Ask their favourite store, they all should have one or make one up for you.
Get creative and make your own unique gift voucher. Great idea if you’re on a budget or for the teenager who never has any spare cash!
Some ideas for your voucher: - 1 hour of weeding the veggie patch - Pruning the fruit trees or the hedge - Getting the deck ready for summer bbq’s - Anything you have been asked 1 or 12 times to do but haven’t got around to doing
Non gardening ideas: - neck and shoulder massage - night off from the housework / gardening chores - dinner at a restaurant of the recipients choice
Remember though, the recipient can use this voucher at a time that suits them…
Books are always a good option.Check out Amazon for a great range of books and other gift ideas.
For an Australian on-line bookstore, I like Fishpond - check out their great deals.
Search for a specific book or click on the Fishpond logo to go direct to the website.
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Some pages you may enjoy
Raised Bed Gardening - There are many benefits to adding some Raised Garden Beds to your garden.
Gardening with Kids - The kids can have fun in the garden too. My Gardening with Kids page has lots of fun links - Flower Pot Crafts, Coloring Pages, Word Search Games and ideas of how the kids can help in the garden.
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