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Gifts for a Gardener

October 12th, 2008

My mom is an avid gardener, as is my dad. Growing up we had a huge garden and grew most of our own food. My mom canned like crazy in the fall to preserve all of our hard work for winter enjoyment. My parents don’t grow as many edibles now and they focus their time cultivating beautiful flower gardens. So what do you buy for an avid gardener who has everything? A local garden gift membership of course.

For Mother’s & Father’s day I bought my parents a gift membership to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. They both love spending the morning there walking around the garden. Now they can go as often as they want (and since they can take guests I can go along as well). I just got the membership since my dad was out of the country till now (I wanted to make sure they get the most out of their membership).

I think these kinds of gifts are perfect. You give someone an experience instead of something tangible.
I will surely be buying more gifts like these in the future.

So anyone else like giving gifts of zoo, garden or museum memberships?

3 Comments to “Gifts for a Gardener”
  1. Carolyn on October 12, 2008 at 6:40 am

    What a great gift!

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  2. Trevor on October 12, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    That’s such a great idea. I love what you say about giving somebody an experience rather than just some material item. Not that material items don’t have their place but to give an experience can be worth so much more!

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  3. [...] Hywet to see their peonies in bloom. If you were reading my blog last fall you’ll remember that I got my mom a membership to Stan Hywet for a gift. So far this spring we’ve gone twice, this past week was really nice. They have tons of peonies [...]

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