If you’re shopping for a person who wants, or already has, one or more green thumbs, here is a green thumb gift-giving guide. It’s filled with inexpensive gift ideas for you to keep at your non-green fingertips.
Hydroponic planters. Instead of watering a plant, this type of planter provides water and nutrients directly to a plant’s roots through a special type of planter. Not only is the resulting production beautiful and full, but this type of planter works indoors and outdoors, as long as it’s used in an outdoor space that has some type of roof (like an arbor or three-season porch). Several starter planters, and even some made of repurposed materials like wine bottles, can be had for $25 and higher.
Indoor plant house. Garden pots are so yesterday. An indoor plant house can resemble almost anything, but several types look like ornate birdhouses. Most kits come flat, meaning some assembly will be required. If buying a kit, select one that comes with seeds, compost disc, and a container pot.
Canvas gardener’s seat. Available for between $25 and $35, a canvas gardener’s seat combines the best parts of a stool (i.e., a seat) and a tool bag (i.e., enough pockets to store all of your gardening tools). It is adjustable, lightweight and fits in most small spaces.
How-to books. Start a would-be gardener off right with a selection of how-to books that will take him or her through every step of starting a garden, from seed selection and planting to garden care and harvesting. Order online and have it delivered overnight if necessary.
Ornate bird feeders with seeds. Attract birds to your friend’s garden with a hanging bird feeder. Available in several shapes and sizes, and even made to look like architectural wonders such as the Eiffel Tower, bird feeders will attract garden-friendly birds. They’re easy to fill and use, and provide some decorative element in an outdoor space.
Homemade gifts may do, as would a new plant. You can always take the safe route when shopping for someone with a green thumb and give a gift card or gift certificate to a local nursery, brick-and-mortar shop, or online store. When you have a variety of indoor and outdoor gardening offerings from which to choose, something on this list will surely appeal to you and will likely fit your budget.
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