It's chilly and there's not much going on outside, but that doesn't mean you can't remember your garden-loving friends this Christmas. Whether the green thumbs in your life are beginning gardeners or experienced pros, cultivating an entire backyard or only a windowsill, we've got a little something for everyone.
Read on for the gift ideas and to enter our Holiday Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1000 (a little help for buying your holiday gifts this year!)...
1. A hose may seem like a weird gift... but I predict your gardening friend will be delighted to have this pale blue beauty prettying up their yard. Heritage Garden Hose, $42.95 from Terrain.
2. A pretty and practical pair of pruners. Thoughtful Gardener Pruners (similar to shown), $24.75 from Sam Flax South.
3. My grandmother used to have a thermometer like this in her garden, and I've always wanted one. Copper Dial Thermometer, $58 from Terrain.
4. Pretty planters from Nannie Inez, starting at $189.
5. x3 Watering Can, $49 from The Future Perfect
6. Terracotta Herb Markers, $17.95 from Kaufman Mercantile
7. Wildflower Seed Bombs, $7.90 from Kaufman Mercantile
8. DeWit Garden Tools, from $28 at Terrain
9. Give your gardener a jump on the season — they can grow (and harvest) these herbs inside now and plant then in the garden later. Potting Shed Creations Grow Pots, $20 each, and Reycled Grow Pot Rack, $12, both from True to US.
This year, Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn aren't just sharing great ideas in our gift guides, we're giving away $1,000 to help one lucky reader purchase presents for their friends and family! Through Friday, December 13th, we'll publish new gift guides each day on both sites while collecting entries in the sweepstakes. (See Official Rules for details. One entry per reader, please.) Enter below for a chance to receive a bit of extra help from us this holiday season — we want it to be your best and brightest yet!
And we're not done. Starting on Monday, December 16, the Apartment Therapy and Kitchn editors have lined up ten absolutely unbelievable items (really, you won't believe how great they are!) for our big, blowout week-long Holiday Giveaway 2013. To be notified on when and how to enter to win these super-special gifts, sign up for our giveaway email today, and you won't miss a single one.