Does someone special in your life enjoy planting and growing flowers or food in their backyard? If so, here’s what to put in a gardening gift basket.

Air apparent

Growing plants is not my strength, at least right now. I once had potted plants on my desk when I worked in New York City, but today, if I even try keeping a cactus, I will fail.

On the other hand, my sister is the one with a green thumb. She can grow a plant from a single seed. I look at her collection and realize growing air is her expertise. It’s wonderful.

Your gift basket customers have similar people in their lives, friends and family members who are either adept at gardening or those who are passionate about creating an indoor or outdoor garden. This is where your design expertise shines.

Everyone qualifies

Gardening gift baskets are made for every age and gender. Isn’t it wonderful that this hobby is appreciated by men, women, and children? In addition, this collection is one that’s perfect for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as an alternative to spa gift baskets or another assortment you offer.

When customers call and ask for gift suggestions, a gardening gift basket may fit the recipient’s lifestyle, so it’s wise to know ahead of time where to find and buy these products.

Also, consider this: there are so many options for buying everything in this design that most people rather receive it than purchase it on their own. Everyone loves a starter kit, and that’s what your gift basket represents whether the receiver is new to planting or a veteran grower.

Gardening gift basket containers

  • Flower pot
  • Watering can
  • Bird bath
  • Garden hose
  • Gardening tote bag
  • Mini wagon
  • Upturned umbrella

What to put in a gardening gift basket

  • Flower, vegetable, herb seeds
  • Tool set
  • Gardening scissors
  • Full or waist apron
  • Shoe insoles
  • Knee pads/mats
  • Organic fertilizer
  • Organic mulch
  • Spray bottle
  • Gloves
  • Hand towel
  • Plant markers/stakes
  • Gardening jars
  • Custom etched stones
  • Weed spray
  • Bird house
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Permanent marker
  • Water bottle with spray nozzle

Partial content list from the book, How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, by Shirley George Frazier. Gardening gift basket design featured in the book, The Gift Basket Design Book, by Shirley George Frazier.

Shirley George Frazier
In the gift basket world, all roads lead to Shirley George Frazier, the industry's reigning expert and international authority. Shirley is chief basketologist at Sweet Survival LLC and author of the industry's best-selling books, How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, The Gift Basket Design Book, and Marketing Strategies for the Home-Based Business. Shirley works with manufacturers and retailers to successfully add gift baskets to their current revenue streams. Shirley is also a frequent speaker at events and instructor of the popular online course, Start Your Own Gift Basket Business. Contact Shirley to speak at your event or call 973-279-2799 to schedule a consultation.

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