Christmas stocking stuffers for gardeners

It’s down to the wire. Do you still need Christmas stocking stuffers? You can’t go wrong slipping these into a gardener’s stocking:

  • Seed packets: Flowers, veggies, herbs – they’re like a promise of spring.
  • Garden gloves: Rubberized ones for muddy days, heavy canvas for toting limbs, leather for pruning roses – you really can’t have too many.
  • Rain gauge: Gardeners are obsessed with rainfall. Too much? Too little? We NEED to know.
  • Magazine subscription: My mother-in-law wraps up a subscription to Southern Living for me every Christmas. It’s really is the gift that keeps on giving all year long.
  • Plant markers: Confession — I always think I will remember what I planted where. I don’t. Markers are a little insurance policy to keep you from accidentally doing something silly, like planting irises on top of hardy gladiolas. Which I’ve done.
  • Hand lotion: Our hands take a beating, so a rich lotion that smells pretty would be nice.
  • Note cards with a nature theme: If your gardener still prefers a handwritten note to an electronic message, she’ll appreciate beautiful stationery.
  • Jewelry with a botanical motif: Want to splurge? You can find gorgeous jewelry that’s sure to become a favorite. One year, my husband racked up lots of points by giving me dangly, silver earrings in the shape of flowers. Smart guy, don’t you think.

What would you add to the list?

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