Holiday gift ideas for gardeners of all levels

The holiday season is a great time to shower the gardeners in your life with the tools they need to grow beautiful and delicious things. Whether your recipient already has a green thumb or is just thinking about starting a new hobby, there are some great gift ideas out there for every level of gardening interest and skill.

Herb and vegetable cookbook

Everyone gets stumped from time to time when planning meals or figuring out how best to incorporate a fresh harvest into tonight’s dinner. Consider gifting a little inspiration. Any vegetable gardener will appreciate a great cookbook that focuses on cooking with fresh herbs and vegetables.

Your local bookstore should offer many options, from cookbooks that focus on vegetable side dishes to vegetarian books, where veggie main dishes take center stage.

Bird feeder

Help your favorite gardener attract pollinators and add a touch of beauty to the garden with a unique bird feeder. The birds attracted by the feeder will do more than bring beauty to the recipient’s garden; they can help cross-pollinate plants and flowers, as well.

Consider making it yourself, or use an online marketplace to find a unique, handcrafted or vintage treasure. And if your recipient is crafty, a do-it-yourself feeder or birdhouse kit might be the perfect gift.

This holiday season, skip the generic presents and be a bit more thoughtful. For friends and family, there are plenty of ways you can support a new or lifelong year-round gardening habit.

(StatePoint)

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