Send a Bulb-a-licious Gift
A real gardener will do just about anything to keep the blooms coming -- even in the off-season. Satisfy their obsession with a gorgeous wooden crate filled with ready-to-pop paperwhite bulbs from Longfield Gardens.
Editor's Note: Last year I received an amaryllis kit from Longfield Gardens similar to this one, and I fell in absolute love with the entire display. Not only were the amaryllis bulbs the largest I had ever seen, the blooms lasted for what seemed like forever. Plus, the crate is durable and ready for more gardening projects! See the amaryllis kit here. ~Katie
Bird-Friendly Succulent Penthouse
Treat the birds -- and your friend's garden -- to this adorable, move-in-ready birdhouse.
Get a Rich Wood-Looking Planter
You'll have your friend worrying you spent a fortune when she sees how gorgeous this planter looks from NativeCast. The crisp colors and remarkable textures are sure to complement any plant -- and any space.
Book: Fine Foliage
This book is perfect for the friend who is always looking for guidance in designing container gardens. Coauthors Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz have been Better Homes and Gardens favorites for years now. We're so happy they've collected their favorite container garden recipes to share with you.
Editor’s Note: I was fortunate to receive a copy of Fine Foliage, and let me tell you, it holds a permanent place on my desk. I love the easy-to-read format that explains everything you’d want to know about plant combinations: Why they work, how they work, and where they’ll work in the garden. It’s truly a step-by-step to container gardening success. ~Katie
Tabletop Succulent Dish Bowls for the Trendiest of Gardeners
For a truly unique and memorable gift, Steel Life's Mezzo Mod Dish is the perfect present. Not only is it beautiful, it's handspun right in the United States and incorporates salvaged materials.
Editor's Note: I love the clean lines yet raw appeal of the Mezzo Mod Dish! Whether I'm displaying my latest succulent obsession or sharing the garden's bounty, this container complements my style. ~Katie
Price starting at $98.00
A Hummingbird's Favorite Hub
While songbirds are always a garden favorite, hummingbirds steal the show when they flutter into the landscape. Beckon them with a vintagelike Mason jar feeder and waterer from Perky Pet. Don't forget the nectar!
Editor's Note: I was so eager to welcome hummingbirds to my garden this past year. Perky Pet's hummingbird feeder was just the style I was looking for. ~Katie
Hummingbird feeder and waterer set price $34.95
Modern Planters with a Hydroponic Twist
Modern Sprout brings a surprising twist to the world of hydroponics and indoor gardening with their upright planters made to suit any interior style. They've made hydroponics easy -- and fun -- so your friend (or you) can keep his space looking fresh by growing herbs, veggies, and flowers.
Price starting at $129.00
Composting Just Got a Whole Lot Easier
Would someone's compost pile be twice as high if it wasn't located in the farthest corner of their garden? It's tough to haul the day's fruit peels to the compost bin when you have so many other tasks calling for your attention. We get it. And so does Green Cycler. Make it easy on your friend (on yourself) and gift them a tabletop composter!
Price starting at $99.99 -- get 20% off and free shipping with the code "gardengift."
Extend the Season: Frost-Protecting Pop-Up
Let's be honest -- growing your own food is a hot trend these days. One we're sure won't go away anytime soon. Help your friend garden longer with an easy-to-use frost protecting mini greenhouse from Flower Houses.
Editor's Note: While protecting my veggies in early spring and early fall is important, I was more impressed with how easy it was to store this pop-up. Space is always limited at my house, see how quickly the Starter House folds for storage here. ~Katie
Price for Starter House shown $50.50
I Heart You
NativeCast has the perfect gift for your friend who loves to createher own garden! Not only are their DIY cast-your-own kits cute as can be, they're made with green concrete! It's the perfect mini gift to couple with an assortment of succulents.
Book: Simple Summer
If you’re looking for a book that connects what to grow in the garden with what to cook, we’ve found it. Simple Summer walks you through the garden, in the heat of the summer, sharing must-try recipes complete with cooking tips no one else tells you. And it doesn’t stop there. Jonathan helps you “set the table” with entertaining tips sure to wow all your guests!
Editor’s Note: I love stories that magically take you back in time, helping you remember the slow times of childhood summers. Making your mouth water as you recollect the fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes that graced your salsa appetizer before a savory meal. That’s how Jonathan writes. Taking me back to simpler times, a simple summer, while sharing his
favorite garden-fresh recipes. ~Katie
Price $24.99 plus shipping and handling
Clean Up: Hardworking Soap for Hardworking Hands
When regular soap doesn't cut it, a gardener can surely appreciate a hand soap that works as hard as she does. Help your friend enjoy her garden, and reclaim her nails with Ellie's Gardener Scrub.
For the Chicken-Lovers or the Wannabes
Everyone loves a good tee, right? How about a shirt that's made in the U.S.A. and shows support for our favorite homesteading activities? Or, see Locally Grown's website for more locavore-loving apparel sure to suit any friend's hobby.
Editor's Note: I'm one of those urban-farming-wannabes I alluded to above. Until I have the space I yearn for, I'll be sporting my chicken fetish by wearing Locally Grown's tee. It has to be one of the comfiest shirts I've ever owned!
PS: Locally Grown's rooster also "represents a call to action -- reminding us to wake up and make informed conscious decisions about the products we buy and the food we eat." Read more about Locally Grown's story here. ~Katie
Book: Indoor Plant Decor
Indoor Plant Decor, written by Kylee Baumle and Jenny Peterson, is the perfect resource for incorporating plant style into your decor! See how to pair plants with complementary containers, such as "Traditional Mix," "Classic Elegance," "Modern Eclectic," and more!
Editor's Note: What I love the most about this book is the endless images of inspirational indoor gardens. I've already taken design ideas from some of their vintage displays. They're gorgeous! ~Katie
PS: This book sits right next to my copy of Fine Foliage.
For a quick and easy way to grow fresh herbs in the kitchen, try rootcup! With just a cutting of basil and enough water to keep it thriving, your friend could grow enough basil to garnish a favorite Italian dish. Or package rootcup with spring-blooming bulbs or succulents for the perfect midwinter pick-me-up.
Price ranging from $5-$50
The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Fresh (Eco-Friendly) Flowers
What gal doesn't love fresh flowers? Bouqs delivers eco-friendly, hassle-free, fresh-cut-flower bouquets straight to whoever's door you choose. What a perfect way to let your friend know you're thinking of her, especially during a chaotic holiday season.
Bonus: Consider their concierge service for a gift that truly keeps on giving.
Grow Your Own Food with a Hydroponics
Have a friend intrigued by hydroponics? Or maybe that's you. Zero Mile Farms' Fizzy Farm is the perfect way to baby-step into the process. With it's easy-to-use setup and generic fertilizing solution, anyone can grow their own food in the smallest of spaces.
Editor's Note: I was privileged to receive my own Fizzy Farm and managed to grow -- from seed --several herbs and flowers this summer. I can't wait to expand my hydroponic plant palette with peppers and tomatoes next year! What sold me on the whole experience is when the owner shared how his elementary-age son was growing his own veggies! If he can do it, I have to do it. ~Katie
Grow Easier in a Grow Bed
For the friend with the less-than-ideal growing space, help them garden with an easy-to-install grow bed. It's the perfect height for good soil depth, and it brings a pop of color to any space.
Periwinkle Grow Bed, 3' x 3'
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Pair these assorted succulents with one of our favorite planters listed in our gift guide. Succulents are low-maintenance, drought-friendly and easy to grow, making them an ideal gift for your nongardening friends, too!
Succulents, Large Assorted
Brand: West Elm
Store: West Elm
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Keep the Flavor Growing with Herbs
Herbs have really taken center stage alongside trendy succulents as the must-grow indoor plant. While their fragrance floats through the air, their taste will boost any savory dish that is prepared.
Essential Kitchen Garden Herbs 6-Pack
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