Gifts from the Garden
There is no better gift than one that keeps giving and nurtures health and wellbeing. Gardening gifts are becoming very popular, and they are less expensive than buying something for someone that they might not even use. When you give gardening gifts, you can personalize that gift to suit the interest of the one receiving the gift.
If you have not started your garden yet, read Why You Need To Start a Garden Now.
Here are a few ideas to get you started but feel free to hop on over here for many more gifting and giving ideas.
Windowsill Herb Garden
A windowsill herb garden would be the perfect gift for anyone that likes to cook.
You could create an italian theme and use herbs like oregano, thyme, basil, etc.
Check out this DIY window box that anyone could make.
Here are the complete instructions from DIY Network.
Mason Jar Herb Garden
Here is a mason jar herb garden you can purchase and have shipped if you don’t want to make one yourself or if your recipient lives too far away to give it in person.
What is better than having fresh herbs on hand to cook with?
Home Grown Spices
Dry herbs like parsley, thyme, tarragon, and oregano,
and put them in little glass jars with ribbons.
I have highlighted 5 specific techniques that are super simple.
Here is a recipe for homemade Italian Seasoning. Make your special family recipe you can hand down to your children.
How about making some pesto with all that basil that just keeps growing and growing?
Do you know how expensive pesto is? And nothing compares with fresh from the garden pesto.
Here an easy recipe for basil pesto, you can whir up in your food processor in just minutes.
Gourmet Spaghetti Sauce
Home-canned spaghetti sauce?
Put a pretty label on it (From ‘Insert your name here’ Kitchen just for You).
How about a braided bunch of garlic – so pretty and perfect for any of your vampire-phobic friends.
Herbs can be used to create a tea for enjoyment or to support health and wellness. The simple act of preparing tea and then mindfully enjoying it has been shown to induce relaxation and lower stress.
What a thoughtful gift right?
If you want to learn all about herbs I would highly recommend The Herbal Academy. I have completed the Introductory Herbal Course and I am now submersed in their Intermediate Herbal Program. I have learned so much and there is so much more.
If you grow herbs, you could create some delicious herbal tea mixes. Or you can buy bulk tea. Mountain Rose Herbs or Starwest Botanicals have good quality herbs.
Put them in little cellophane bags with a ribbon and place in a pretty tea mug.
Herbal Sleep Pillow or Sachet
Make a little pillow filled with sleep and dream-inducing herbs like lavender, hops, and Mugwort. You can buy them here.
How about making a little sock monkey filled with dream herbs for your favorite little monkey.
Or lovely scented herbs in a sachet to make clothes drawers and closets smell wonderful.
A Paid Course or Class
I finished the Introductory course last year and loved it.
A Garden Tote
Another great gardening gift would be to buy a garden tote (this is one of my favorites) and stock it up with plant seeds, a couple of tools, a watering can, and some soil that they will be ready to start working in their own garden.
They may be able to plant enough seeds to sow an entire garden for the planting season, and your gift may give them enough food to can and preserve throughout the winter.
Seedlings make great gifts for folks that don’t have the room to start their own indoors.
You can share some of your special varieties.
These are great gifts for kids and helps nurture their curiosity and teach the foundation for important skills they won’t get in school.
These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg but hopefully enough to get you started.
Gardening gifts are a great way to let someone know how much you care about them.
It really is a gift that keeps on giving.
Do you make gifts from your garden? If so, leave me a comment sharing your gift ideas. I would love to hear from you.