Valentine's Day gift ideas for gardeners
Photo credit: Sesame Seed Designs Surprise the green thumb in your life with one of these Valentine's Day gifts and watch their feelings of love blossom before your eyes.
Photo credit: Sesame Seed DesignsSurprise the green thumb in your life with one of these Valentine's Day gifts and watch their feelings of love blossom before your eyes.
Make a homemade seed card
Some people think Valentine's Day is just another "Hallmark Holiday," but nothing says "I love you" like a homemade card. Make yours extra special by making a handmade seed paper valentine (pictured above). We first recommended doing this craft as a Valentine's Day gift for teachers, but we think that green thumbs will get an extra kick out of receiving this gift (and they'll be excited to plant it too!).
Succulents are the new roses
Pass the standard bouquet of roses and give your valentine an arrangement that will keep on giving year-round. This adorable DIY succulent wreath ($40) from Etsy shop Succulents Plus comes in a heart shape -- perfect for Cupid's holiday! Make an activity out of it by getting your hands dirty together and creating your own custom arrangement with the starter kit.
Don't forget the Bon Bons!
Chocolate might be the traditional treat of choice for V-Day, but for a gift that doesn't go straight to the hips get your valentine a Garden Bon Bon Set (UncommonGoods,$15). The clever seed bombs are shaped like tasty chocolate truffles and are ready to plant. Choose from a set of Herbal Teas or Italian Herbs.
Green is the new bling
Diamonds might be a girl's best friend, but for a piece of jewelry that won't break the bank, check out this cool terrarium necklace (UncommonGoods, $80). Your valentine will love showing the necklace off and it's a mini-me version of the latest terrarium gardening trend. Plus, the necklace is a living piece of art. How cool is that?
Looking for a romantic way to celebrate the holiday? Try spending Valentine's Day at a botanical garden.
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