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Gift Guide: 10 Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners

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Gift Guide: 10 Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners

December 17, 2017

When my daughters were small, one of them (who know you are) loved stocking stuffers so much that she sneaked downstairs in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve and replaced hers with a pair of tights. Weirdly, Santa did not fill both legs—but I heard he applauded the ingenuity.

Here are 10 pint-sized presents so appealing they might persuade even a grownup gardener to try the tights trick:

Pocket Scissors

A petite pair of hand-forged shears from Japan, Kobayashi Harvester Scissors measure 5.5 by \2.7 inches and are ideal for snipping herbs or soft stems; \$80 from Ode to Things.
Above: A petite pair of hand-forged shears from Japan, Kobayashi Harvester Scissors measure 5.5 by 2.7 inches and are ideal for snipping herbs or soft stems; $80 from Ode to Things.

Spools of Twine

I cannot get enough twine. A Givande three-pack (with spools of black, beige, and white twine) is \$\2.99 from Ikea.
Above: I cannot get enough twine. A Givande three-pack (with spools of black, beige, and white twine) is $2.99 from Ikea.

Botanical Notecards

The perfect choice for gardeners who need to write thank you notes for all of their holiday gifts is a pack of six letterpress Fern Ensemble Notecards; \$\15 from Moontree Letterpress.
Above: The perfect choice for gardeners who need to write thank you notes for all of their holiday gifts is a pack of six letterpress Fern Ensemble Notecards; $15 from Moontree Letterpress.

See more botanical calendars and cards from Moontree Letterpress in our recent Objects of Desire post.

Paperwhite Bulbs

A bag of \10 Paperwhite Bulbs is \$\1\2 at Terrain.
Above: A bag of 10 Paperwhite Bulbs is $12 at Terrain.

Whetstone

A Wüsthof Whetstone to keep blades sharp on garden tools is \$48 from Royal Design. See more choices in \10 Easy Pieces: Whetstones.
Above: A Wüsthof Whetstone to keep blades sharp on garden tools is $48 from Royal Design. See more choices in 10 Easy Pieces: Whetstones.

Flower Frog

A miniature stoneware Flower Frog available in two colors (white or matte gray as shown) is 3.5 inches in diameter and is \$39 from Notary Ceramics.
Above: A miniature stoneware Flower Frog available in two colors (white or matte gray as shown) is 3.5 inches in diameter and is $39 from Notary Ceramics.

Botanical Paperweight

Botanical paperweights &#8\2\20;almost smell&#8\2\2\1; like a garden and come in two sizes. Choose from dandelions, thistles, heather, or teasel; Paperweights Botanique are from 349 to 5\29 DKK (about \$54.\24 to \$83.7\2) depending on size at Artilleriet.
Above: Botanical paperweights “almost smell” like a garden and come in two sizes. Choose from dandelions, thistles, heather, or teasel; Paperweights Botanique are from 349 to 529 DKK (about $54.24 to $83.72) depending on size at Artilleriet.

Mini Lawn Sprinkler

With twin spouts, a green metal Small Stationary Sprinkler will spray water over a 30-foot diameter of lawn; \$\1\2 from Garden Tool Company.
Above: With twin spouts, a green metal Small Stationary Sprinkler will spray water over a 30-foot diameter of lawn; $12 from Garden Tool Company.

Camellia Oil

Distilled from the seeds of camellias, Camellia Oil protects the blades of garden tools from rust and corrosion; a \100-milliliter bottle is \$\18 NZ (about \$\1\2.59 US) at Garden Objects. For UK readers, a bottle of Japanese Niwaki Camellia Oil is £8 from Burford.
Above: Distilled from the seeds of camellias, Camellia Oil protects the blades of garden tools from rust and corrosion; a 100-milliliter bottle is $18 NZ (about $12.59 US) at Garden Objects. For UK readers, a bottle of Japanese Niwaki Camellia Oil is £8 from Burford.

Fireside Reading

Give a subscription to our favorite quarterly garden magazine, Garden Design. Gardenista readers will get five issues for the price of four with a Subscription (\$45).
Above: Give a subscription to our favorite quarterly garden magazine, Garden Design. Gardenista readers will get five issues for the price of four with a Subscription ($45).

N.B.: More of our 2017 holiday gift ideas:

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