Garden Gift Ideas



Looking for unusual gift ideas? Whether practical or just pretty, garden gifts aren't just for dedicated gardeners.

It just could be that the very first plant given to a non-gardener is the start of a rewarding lifelong hobby. Anyone with a spot for a potted plant can also be given a decorative container or plant care products. And what better wedding or housewarming present than a good quality tool for the new garden?

Gardening gifts may be a good option for those hard-to-buy-for men in your life. If you're stumped for present for Father's Day, a brother's birthday, or your husband at Christmas, how about a well-engineered gardening tool? At the other end of the spectrum, you could pay to have their lawns for mowed for them for a year!



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Here are some ideas for presents that you probably haven't thought of before, but would delight someone who's already unwrapped their third set of wine glasses!

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  1. Plants - don't forget mail order. See below
  2. Pre-pay for professional garden services e.g. gardening or lawnmowing
  3. Garden Club membership
  4. Donation to horticultural or environmental charity
  5. Personalised plaque (e.g. house name, garden motto)
  6. Weather recording equipment (rain gauge, out door thermometer etc)
  7. Radio for the garden (try solar powered or wind-up)
  8. Propagation Kit
  9. Labels and pencils/markers
  10. Pressure sprayer
  11. pH testing Kit
  12. Pest Barrier Products (Fruit Fly bags or traps, Snail Trap, covers)
  13. Bird scarer

Of course for the advanced gardener, there are endless ideas for presents. There'll always be something new and different they'll like to try. On the other hand, you could really get back to basics and arrange to have a big load of compost, mulch or manure delivered. They'll probably tell you it's the best present they ever received. (Just ask first!)


 

Plants as Presents or Commemorations

Please Note: Various laws & regulations may prohibit trade or movement (even locally) of horticultural items including plants, seeds & other plant material, soil, potting media, soil organisms. If in doubt, check with appropriate authorities before giving such items as gifts.

New Gardeners: A plant you know is easy to grow (avoid specialist plants like bonsai, orchids, cacti)

Housewarming: Fruit tree, Extra-special feature tree (suitable for the size of garden), Topiary, Plant chosen to suit decor of new home (Mediterranean, Tropical, Traditional, and/or colour scheme etc)

Apartment-warming: Indoor plant, Balcony plant (suitable for balcony conditions), Herbs in pots.

Birth, Birthday, Christening, Naming Ceremony: Shrub with same name as recipient or other meaningful name, (for some specific ideas, see Plants with special names), Feature tree

Anniversary: Named variety or type of plant for year (gold, silver, emerald, etc. For some specific ideas, see Plants with special names)

Commemoration: Favourite plant, Flowers in favourite colours, Flowers/foliage in club, national, state etc colours, Floral emblem of country, state, association, Plant native to region of birth, Any beautiful tree planted as a feature (provided it is suitable for the location on a practical level), Plant with same name or other meaningful name (see Plants with special names).



Stocking Stuffers


When brainstorming bits and pieces for Chritmas gift baskets or grown-ups' Christmas stockings, consider the kind of small and handy items we often don't get around to buying. Could also be given out as tokens of appreciation or prizes for party games.

  • pot labels & marker pen or 6B pencil
  • gloves
  • sharpening stone
  • small can of oil can for tool maintenance
  • suncreen, insect repellant
  • packets of seeds (subject to restrictions as indicated above)
  • tiny pot ornaments
  • pot feet
  • small fertiliser packs, rooting hormone, pH test kit


Distant Friends


Garden Gifts which are easy to send:
  • gift vouchers with a garden centre close to your friend
  • subscription to magazine or club
  • books, videos, DVDs, CD Roms
  • clothing, gloves
  • hand tools
  • donation to horticultural or environmental charity
  • almost any item by mail order - have it sent directly from the supplier to your friend with your friend's permission. Make it clear to the vendor that you're paying for the goods and give your contact details also in case there's a problem with the order. There may be restrictions on movement of plant material or other items to certain areas - check first!
Warning: Various laws & regulations may prohibit trade or movement (even locally) of horticultural items including plants, seeds & other plant material, soil, potting media, soil organisms. If in doubt, check with appropriate authorities before giving such items as gifts.

 


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