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Holiday Gifts for Gardeners


Gardeners love to receive practical holiday gifts they can use throughout the year. Here are a few ideas.

Gardeners always appreciate receiving some new plants. If you aren’t sure which kinds they prefer, give a gift certificate. Garden seeds are the perfect gift for gardeners. I highly recommend Renee’s Garden seeds, which are available year-round at the website and at leading garden centers around the country. I’ve also bought these are botanical garden gift shops.

Renee’s offers a wonderful selection of gourmet veggies and herbs along with the best varieties of flowers. Choose an assortment of the seed packs to include in a garden gift basket. The best gift of all is a seed collection from Renee’s. For 2010 Renee’s introduced two new easy to grow vegetable collections. These are the Rainbow Kitchen Garden and the Container Kitchen Garden. Renee’s also has a hummingbird garden collection and a butterfly garden collection.

Gardener’s Supply offers some very unique gifts for gardeners. One is an Advent house that looks like a garden shed. This is particularly beautiful. They also have a Gardener Nutcracker and a Black Forest Weather House.

Every gardener needs a watering can. There’s nothing better than the OXO swivel spout watering can. This makes a wonderful holiday gift for gardeners. This sturdy, durable gardening aid is available in several sizes, including a small one for indoors. Choose from a wide range of colors.

OXO also has a number of pruning tools, including a garden knife and hand pruners. These efficient pruners are easy on the hands. OXO has several types of pruners. These products are available at leading retailers around the country.

Stationery items make ideal holiday gifts for gardeners. Choose ones with gardening themes and motifs. Galison has many products that will be of interest to gardeners. The Van Gogh Floral Collection Keepsake Box notecards is new for fall 2010. This features four of the artist’s best known flower paintings for a total of 16 cards and 17 colored envelopes. On the inside of the keepsake box is the story of Van Gogh and his art.

Galison’s Mini Journals make lovely gifts. They’re great for stocking stuffers and last minute gifts. One garden-related mini journal is new for fall 2010. The Partridge design is in the folk art style, and depicts partridges among hearts, pears, and foliage on the front and back of the journal. These are sold in packs containing six journals. With an elastic closure, they’re 4 1/3 inch by 2¾ inch, just the right size for a purse or bag. Each mini journal contains 144 lined pages and 16 graph pages.

Seasons in Bloom is a new design from Galison. By renowned Japanese artist, Konan Tanigami, this depicts a rich array of seasonal blossoms in a variety of colors. This design is available in several formats, including the Keepsake Box notecards, Thank You notecards, and the perpetual calendar.

Gardeners will find Galison’s Mini Sticky Notes are very useful when going through the garden catalogs later in the winter. These sticky notes can be used to mark important pages in the catalogs. This is now available in a new design called Rosehip. The Rosehip Mini Sticky Notes set, which comes in an attractively decorated portfolio, features a total of 300 notes. There are five sticky pads in two sizes.

For the gardener’s desk or home office, Galison has lovely pencil holders with garden themes. Two of the new designs for fall are featured as pencil holders. These include the lovely Folk Floral, which is reminiscent of flower album quilt blocks. There is also Rosehip, which portrays perky songbirds perching on flowering stems. The light colored background makes the various colored flowers and birds really stand out.

For disclosure purposes, I received samples of products from Galison for evaluation purposes.
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