Guest Author - Connie Krochmal
When it comes to holiday shopping, there are so many gifts that flower lovers would like to receive. Here are a few ideas.
When wrapping those holiday gifts, make it a point to include sprigs of greenery and everlastings when tying the package. Decorate a solid color gift wrap with dried pressed flowers. You could also make special gift tags using pressed flowers.
If youíre into crafts, you can create unique floral gifts using dried flower petals, dried leaves, ferns, and similar materials. It is easy to use decoupage techniques to create floral book marks, journal covers, and the like.
Flower-decorated switch plates and receptacle covers make great gifts for flower lovers. There are some lovely ones available, including ceramic ones. In addition, a number of craft techniques can be used to create these floral gifts. Depending on your time and talent, these include painting, cross stitch and embroidery, and decoupage. You can also glue floral fabrics or decorative flower papers to the switch plates.
Flower wall hooks make useful and decorative gifts for flower lovers. These come in a range of colors and flower types. Daisies are one of the most common motifs.
A microwave flower press is ideal for flower lovers. This method takes a fraction of the time that conventional flower presses require.
For those with cutting gardens, buy them a top notch garden hat. Some of the better quality cloth hats are especially treated to provide protection from the sun. Iíve seen ones with a UPF of 50 or higher.
A set of purse vases makes a good gift for floral designers. These novelty ceramic vases look like fashion purses. Most of the styles are decorated with flowers.
When presenting bouquets and fresh flowers to flower lovers, do use decorative bouquet holders. The most beautiful ones are made from silk and organza.
For avid cooks, buy a set of rose bowls. Shaped like roses, these stacking bowls come in a set of four in one single color. Color choices include yellow, orange, hot pink, and red. These lovely bowls are attractive enough to display casually in other rooms of the house.
A set of art nouveau decorative plates decorated with flowers and foliage motifs are good gifts for flower lovers.
When the budget is unlimited there is always the ultimate giftódesigner jewelry and other fashion items depicting flower themes. Bear in mind these arenít for the faint of heart. For around $2400, you can buy a Valentino leather Jardin bag decorated with roses. That seems like a bargain compared to a set of Asprey rose earrings, which costs over $10,000.