I’m a size 6 … in Felco pruners. Having good tools is essential to happy gardening so if you have people in your life that love to work outside, consider giving them tools, or gloves, or something they might not have considered for themselves. Last year, my best friend gave me a whole bunch of stakes to prop up weak plants. They were most welcome. Today’s post offers more ideas.
A similar post that I made last year is full of ideas, all still perfectly relevant. Read that post here. One of my favorite ideas (as a gardener myself) is the one in the last paragraph about gifts of time: “Gifts of time are especially appreciated by older folks who need help in the garden or just appreciate your company. Create your own gift certificate with messages like “Will plant your new plants for you or Weed your garden” and package it up with a few tea sachets and a message that you can enjoy a cup of tea together after the work is done.”
You might need ideas for people just getting started. How about some book ideas for beginning native gardeners? Here are several of my blogs about books:
Looking for something to inspire children? Three very good books can be found at Pollination Press (which also has great books for adults). Another good book about bees is available at Beecatur.
I hope this post both inspires you and gives you ideas for meaningful gifts. Back to those pruners I love … one important act of service might be to offer to get their favorite pair of pruners sharpened. Gifts don't have to cost a lot but the thought behind them means so much.