November 29, 2009

Garden Gifts for the Family

Indoor Herb Garden

Don’t stop gardening just because it’s winter! Kids who like to take care of houseplants or the chef in the family will enjoy growing herbs and harvesting them for real family meals. You can create your own herb garden gift with the proper containers, soil and seeds or plants from your local nursery or find complete kits online like those at herbkits.com.

Watering Can

Add pizzazz to an everyday job like watering the plants with a well-designed watering can. For kids, try OXO’s lightweight, easy to handle version in a favorite color. OXO’s signature non-slip grip continues up the handle for a comfortable, secure grip.

Garden Tools

A new garden tool is always a hit with the gardeners in the family. Kids who like to help in the yard can handle basic hand tools like a trowel or weeder. And keeping extra tools in the shed means helpers are always equipped. Choose sturdy tools with innovative features like the multiple settings of the OXO pruner which handles a variety of pruning jobs comfortably.

Homemade Garden Art

Homemade art adds color and unique detail to the garden and yard. Select basic garden tiles and let the kids paint or arrange a mosaic with outdoor materials. Another idea kids love is to warm smooth rocks in a 250 degree oven for several minutes and then use crayons to create a design. The warm rock will melt the crayon to create colorful designs and swirls.

Yard Swing

A bench swing or hammock is a gift the whole family can enjoy. Take a break anytime for a relaxing moment outdoors with the family. If there is no space in your yard for a swing, try a porch swing or a small glider for the patio. Visit your local patio furniture store or hardware retailer or shop online.

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