If you are like me, you want to give gifts that are not only personal to the receiver, but that also reflect your own personality. One solution to this is to give homemade gifts. In this case, I made a gift basket for my neighbor who shares my love of gardening.
Just a few weeks ago, I was on my patio trying to protect my plants from the imminent polar vortex here in Colorado. I can see my neighbor’s patio from mine, so when I glanced over, I noticed she was doing the same. We exchanged a smile like we’ve often exchanged plants and tips during the growing season. As a “thank you” last year, she gave me a plate of the most exquisitely decorated holiday cookies. I decided to repay her this year with a holiday basket that any gardener would love.
Instead of a wicker basket, I chose a hanging planter basket so that she can fill it with cascading plants next summer and years after that! I added some metallic ribbon around the edges and stuffed the basket with a few white glitter ornaments, white cotton, and two or three live plants from my local nursery. I then topped the basket with gardener favorites from Botanical Interests, including a seed sprouter, gardener gloves, recycled paperboard pots, garden stakes, basil poppy seed soap, and seed storage envelopes.
I know she will enjoy this gift as much as I enjoyed creating it. In true holiday spirit, it’s in giving that we receive.
Happy holiday creating!