Christmas came quickly this year! Need a few last minute gifts and stocking stuffers? Or maybe something to bring to the hostess of that holiday party? Here are a few ideas that will help you mix it up and keep your loved ones thinking of you as they enjoy their gift:
Amaryllis, Paperwhite or Hyacinth Bulb Kit: These kits come with everything you need, the bulb, the pot and the soil. All they’ll have to do is plant it, water it and watch it grow. Measuring the growth each day makes a great project for kids during the winter months.
Cyclamen: These beautiful flowers have a great history to them with this holiday, being that they were the original Christmas flower. In the 1950s, poinsettias became more popular during the holiday, but cyclamen have begun to make a comeback.
Christmas Cactus: One way to tell that Christmas is near is by seeing your Christmas cactus bud. These unique cacti bloom once to twice a year at Christmas and sometimes Easter. They are not your typical cactus thought, being as they are not prickly or spiny.
Door County Coffee: Just the thing to warm up on the cold winter days. Door County Coffee and Hot Chocolate come in a variety of seasonal flavors and classic favorites. For the coffee drinker in your life, these make great stocking stuffers and are handy to have in the cabinet for any out of town guests you will be hosting this season.
Thymes Frasier Fir Gift Set: Bring the smell of fresh greens in to your home with the Frasier Fir line from Thymes. They have candles, air freshener, soap, lotion and scented oil to bring the smell of the holidays indoors. Tucked in the right places, guests will never know your faux greens aren’t real because they’ll smell so good.
Bonsai Tree: For those of us who want to keep our thumbs green throughout the winter, try a Bonsai. These small trees make unique gifts that everyone will be talking about. Our on-staff expert Dan Kosta can help choose the right type of tree for the conditions it will be growing in.
Fresh Greens Centerpiece: A great hostess gift, giving a centerpiece for the dinner table will add a lot of cheer to the party. These centerpieces just need to be watered, much like any plant, and they will last throughout all the holiday parties and into January.
Holiday English Garden Basket: These indoor gardens not only make great centerpieces for parties, but they keep you gardening throughout the winter. English Garden Baskets are a mix of green and flowering houseplants that are arranged into a larger basket. They will add a little bit of color to your home throughout the year, being able to change out the various plants for others as the seasons change.
Classic Red Poinsettia…or maybe one of the new colors like Cinnamon Spice: Nothing says the holidays quite like a poinsettia. There’s the classic red that you can never go wrong with, but in the past few years there are a lot of new colors as well. Cinnamon spice is an orange colored leaf while Tapestry is a variegated leaf, red poinsettia that catches everyone’s eye. Other new colors include ice punch and sparkling punch that are red and pink blooms that appear to have ice crackling on the petals.
Gift Certificate to Vern Goers Greenhouse: This is the gift that keeps on giving! Whether they come in and use it during the winter, or save it until spring, when they use it they will be thinking of you. Maybe they need a new pair of gloves or a new perennial to add to their shady spot in the yard? Let them do the hard work of deciding what to get!