Guest Author - Connie Krochmal
Shopping for flower lovers is no problem. There are suitable gifts for every price range.
You wonít go wrong if you choose basic flower arranging supplies and tools. Take the Blossom Crown, for example. This prevents flower stems from drooping. Handcrafted from metal, this flower support looks much like a paper doily. You place it on top of your vase, and insert the flower stems between and around the wires.
A special vase brush would enable floral arrangers to keep their narrow-necked vases clean.
For indoor or outdoor use, urns are useful for floral designers. Depending on the brand, these may be made from stone, concrete, metal, or resin. Look for ones with good details and a classic shape.
Despite the prevalence of email, people still like to keep in touch the old fashioned way, which helps to explain why stationery remains a popular holiday gift item. For flower lovers, floral-themed cards of all sorts would be just the thing.
When youíre shopping for gifts, you want the very best. Thatís exactly what you get with Landscapes Within cards and fine art posters. What makes these different are the unparalleled fine art film photography by Judith Francis, the high quality printing that brings out the very best in floral photography, and card designs. This company goes the extra mile, for example, by tying the cards in the boxed sets together with an attractive ribbon. In addition to greeting cards for all occasions and blank note cards, Landscapes Within offers striking gift enclosure cards. The boxed sets of blank cards come in a high quality, beautifully decorated box. Each set contains 18 envelopes and cards with three each of six designs.
This company also has several fine art poster prints. These make great holiday gifts. They are designed to fit in standard frames.
Landscapes Within is a socially responsible firm that donates a portion of the proceeds from each sale to non profits that fund Alzheimerís research. With the exception of one item that is manufactured in Canada, all of this companyís products are made in the USA.
Landscapes Within cards and prints are available at select retail stores, including gift shops and garden centers. If you need to locate the names of the stores in your local area, you can call the toll-free number (866.759. 1333).
For flower lovers, there is even a special t-shirt decorated with flowers. Alphaflowerz is a violet t-shirt with each of the letters in the alphabet decorated with a different blossom. The National Wildlife Federation catalog has a variety of gorgeous ladies cardigans and matching tees featuring roses, daisies, and other flowers.
This same catalog also had gorgeous cotton sateen sheets decorated with flowers, such as hibiscus. These would make wonderful gifts for flower lovers.
All sorts of home accents are decorated with images of blossoms. These make great holiday gifts. Accent rugs are one example. Youíll find hand-hooked rugs with sunflowers and other flowers. There are also gorgeous weatherproof floral rugs that can be used outdoors. These are ideal for patios and similar spots. Flower lovers would find these useful.
Other ornamental items featuring floral motifs are also welcome. Iíve seen lovely crystal sun catchers depicting roses and other flowers. The same is true for wind chimes. These often feature different kinds of blossoms.
For indoors, you can also buy attractive items that flower lovers can use for home accents. For example, hat racks and other handy products are sometimes decorated with flowers.
For outdoor use, practical items make nice gifts. For flower lovers, look for birdhouses decorated with floral themes. In addition, decorated bird feeders would also be welcome as gifts. Iíve seen copper feeders with flowers at the top that blow in the wind. This comes in several flower versions, including tulips and daisies.
Weatherproof sconces and outdoor lighting with floral themes are very welcome. Some of these items are designed to hold candles, while others are actually solar powered. The floral decorated lanterns Iíve seen are elegant enough for most any outdoor setting.
Decorative rain chains are an attractive alternative to ordinary gutter downspouts. The raindrops fall down the chains into the flower-shaped metal cups until they finally reach the ground. The chains come in different lengths and flower types, such as tulips.
For hanging outdoors on decks, and patios, buy weatherproof garden plaques as gifts for flower lovers. These feature different kinds of flowers. Depending on the brand, they may be made of metal, sturdy outdoor-grade wood, or resin.
Other types of garden art make suitable gifts for flower lovers. Flowers or garden stakes are an example. Typically, these have either a wooden or metal base, which can be inserted into the ground or flower pot. Depending on the height, these can be used in floral designs as well.