There’s no better gift idea for garden loving friends and relatives than a gardening themed basket. That leaves one to wonder just what to put in a garden gift basket. Garden gift basket ideas are limited only by your budget and imagination. Ideas for garden gift baskets can be inexpensive and simple or more lavish. Read on to learn how to make a garden gift basket.
How to Make a Garden Gift Basket
If you are a gardener yourself coming up with garden gift basket ideas will be a breeze. For those with less than a green thumb however, ideas for garden gift baskets might be more difficult. No worries, we’ve got plenty of garden gift basket ideas to suit every budget.
First things first, choose a container. A container can be almost anything, but it’s better when making gardening themed baskets to stick with the theme. That is, choose a container that is relevant to gardening. This might be a plant pot, watering can, or a bag or basket that can be used to gather produce and flowers. If you want to go big, you could even use a gardening cart that has a storage compartment for garden tools.
What to Put in a Garden Gift Basket?
Now comes the fun part, filling your chosen container with your garden ideas. Garden tools, of course, are always high on a gardener’s list. Even if your gardener friend has tools, it’s nice to get new gloves or pruning shears.
Plants make sense as basket fillers for this theme. You could select plants based on your friend’s gardening passion. For instance, do they love perennials, annuals, or veggies? Herbs look pretty tucked into a garden themed basket, as do succulents or cacti.
Garden themed baskets don’t always have to include a plant. How about some seed packets? They could be for vegetables or a wildflower garden. Maybe even spring or summer bulbs for the flower lover in your family.
Additional Ideas for Garden Gift Baskets
Gardeners love to read about their passion so tuck in a book or magazine about the hobby. A subscription to their favorite gardening magazine is a great idea, as is a journal or calendar that can be used track trends in their garden.
Other ideas for garden gift baskets include hand soap, garden scented candles, sunscreen, a sun hat, bandana or scarf, garden clogs or boots, and an aromatic hand lotion. If your garden friend likes to care for the birds and insects along with their plants, tuck in a bee house or a bird feeder.
As you can see, there are tons of garden gift ideas. These can be more personalized with items based on the gift receiver’s specific interests. If you have trouble deciding, a gift card to your friend’s favorite nursery would be much appreciated. You could also create a personal gift card for a friend in need of garden help and offer your assistance, just be sure to follow through with that assistance.