Wondering what the perfect gift would be for the gardener in your life?
I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite things that I think every gardener would enjoy. I’ll post one a day (eight nights of Hanukkah) and if I get really inspired, I’ll add four more (twelve days of Christmas). No matter how many great items I write about, giving some, if not all of them to your special someone, will make you a Holiday Hero!
If I’m not gardening or cooking, I’m needlepointing or working on someone’s stationery order. I absolutely love and enjoy doing all of these things, but each one of these activities is murder on my hands! That’s especially true this time of year when household heat and drinking less water naturally make my hands look dry and old.
I try to wear gloves as often as I can…always when I wash dishes. I wear medical exam gloves when I clean a chicken or clean and chop vegetables.. In the garden I find that different gloves work better for some chores than others, so I have quite a collection. In my opinion, every gardener needs to have several pairs of garden gloves so there’s always a pair available, even when some are in the wash or temporarily misplaced. My glove collection includes some to keep me safe from injury (the gauntlet style that I use when pruning roses) and some that allow for maximum dexterity (the MUD gloves that are cool, breathable and so comfortable I can wear them all day). There are waterproof gloves and even ones with UV protection. I like to have several pair of cotton gloves on hand so I can throw them into the washer and dryer after getting them good and muddy.
Garden gloves range in price from beyond the budget to dirt cheap! Want to do something a little bit more?? Add some nice hand cream or a certificate for a manicure – someone will be very happy.
Check back tomorrow for another great gift idea for your favorite gardener.