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Last-Minute Garden Gifts

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Even if you waited until the last minute, you'll be sure to find a great gift for the gardener in your life.

Christmas Day is approaching quickly, and at this point most online retailers have already posted their deadline for items to be delivered by Friday.


Christmas Day is approaching quickly, and at this point most online retailers have already posted their deadline for items to be delivered by Friday.If there's a gardener that slipped your mind when you were doing your holiday shopping, don't worry. There are plenty of last-minute gifts that you can find in town.

Read through these easy, last-minute gifts for gardeners:

  • A gift certificate to a local nursery will be a welcome surprise. You can even personalize the certificate by naming the type of plant your recipient can redeem it for.

  • Gardeners love compost. Vermicomposting (composting with worms) is all the rage lately. Purchase red wriggler worms from a local fisherman's shop or nursery. If you're squeamish about giving the gift of worms, buy a big bag of compost, sans wrigglers.

  • Bulbs are the perfect-sized stocking stuffer for a gardener friend. Look for amaryllis and other lilies your friend can plant before spring.

  • Memberships to botanical gardens and gardening associations are educational and thoughtful gifts.


You can still find thoughtful and practical holiday gifts at the last minute. Visit a local nursery for more ideas!
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