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Gift Guide 2018: Tiny Stocking Stuffers for the Gardener (All Under $30)

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Gift Guide 2018: Tiny Stocking Stuffers for the Gardener (All Under $30)

December 17, 2018

From seeds to salves, miniature garden gifts add wonder when wrapped and tucked into stockings. Here are ten tiny gifts for the gardener on your list:

Wildflower Seeds

For gardening enthusiasts coast to coast: Native Regional Seed Bombs are handmade in the US and come in a muslin bag; choose from East Coast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest, and Rocky Mountain wildflowers. Each is $ from Terrain.
Above: For gardening enthusiasts coast to coast: Native Regional Seed Bombs are handmade in the US and come in a muslin bag; choose from East Coast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest, and Rocky Mountain wildflowers. Each is $10 from Terrain.

Tiny Scrub Brush

For the unpleasant reality that comes with tending the garden: a Small Nail Brush by Iris Hantverk is $ from Garden Objects.
Above: For the unpleasant reality that comes with tending the garden: a Small Nail Brush by Iris Hantverk is $25 from Garden Objects.

Botanical Hand Salve

And to pamper the avid gardener&#8
Above: And to pamper the avid gardener’s skin: Manready Mercantile Hand Salve, “for hard-working hands,” is $13 from C.O. Bigelow. (For more of our recommendations, see 6 Skin-Saving Salves and Balms for Gardeners.)

Handmade Bird Call

These tiny Wooden Bird Calls are handmade in a small workshop in France and come in an array of curious shapes and calls. This one mimics the sound of a swift; it&#8
Above: These tiny Wooden Bird Calls are handmade in a small workshop in France and come in an array of curious shapes and calls. This one mimics the sound of a swift; it’s $25 from Canoe.

Plant-Growing Paper

Perfect for secret messages: what looks at first like a simple piece of paper transforms into a miniature garden with the addition of water. Leafling Plant Growing Paper is imprinted with tiny seeds in the shape of letters (plus a heart); it&#8
Above: Perfect for secret messages: what looks at first like a simple piece of paper transforms into a miniature garden with the addition of water. Leafling Plant Growing Paper is imprinted with tiny seeds in the shape of letters (plus a heart); it’s handmade and 100 percent decomposable, €22.80 per letter from Crowdyhouse.

See more plant growing paper at Be Mine: An Edible Valentine’s Day Gift.

French Terra Cotta Pot

Miniature Terracotta Herb Pots are made in France and designed for small spaces: &#8
Above: Miniature Terracotta Herb Pots are made in France and designed for small spaces: “The hexagonal form of the pots allows to put three or more together in a hive-like pattern: they take up little space, and another one can always be added,” notes the retailer. Their small size also makes them perfect to slip into stockings. Each is £14.50 from Manufactum.

Brass Water Mister

A perennial Gardenista favorite: the Heritage Brass Water Mister is £data-src=
Above: A perennial Gardenista favorite: the Heritage Brass Water Mister is £12.99 from Ingredients Ldn. It will develop a patina as it’s used.

Paper Pot Maker

For the crafty (and eco-minded) gardener: a Paper Pot Maker transforms newsprint into little pots for seedlings. (Plus, the paper pots are biodegradable, so they can be planted directly in the ground when the time comes.) The wooden tool is $.95 from Gardeners.com.
Above: For the crafty (and eco-minded) gardener: a Paper Pot Maker transforms newsprint into little pots for seedlings. (Plus, the paper pots are biodegradable, so they can be planted directly in the ground when the time comes.) The wooden tool is $19.95 from Gardeners.com.

Teeny Tiny Vase

This year we took note of a new trend: teeny tiny vases for miniature arrangements. Give the DIY arranger on your list a diminutive vase to start their collection, like one of these wooden Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vases from Nalata Nalata, $30 each. For arrangement ideas, see Tiny Bouquets: 8 Ideas for Floral Arrangements in Miniature Vases.
Above: This year we took note of a new trend: teeny tiny vases for miniature arrangements. Give the DIY arranger on your list a diminutive vase to start their collection, like one of these wooden Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vases from Nalata Nalata, $30 each. For arrangement ideas, see Tiny Bouquets: 8 Ideas for Floral Arrangements in Miniature Vases.

Herb Kit in a Box

And, for the apartment gardener (or cook): a Culinary Herb Garden Maker has everything you need to grow a windowsill herb garden (and comes in a tidy little tin). It&#8
Above: And, for the apartment gardener (or cook): a Culinary Herb Garden Maker has everything you need to grow a windowsill herb garden (and comes in a tidy little tin). It’s $25 from Food52.

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