Got a green-fingered dad on your list? Sure, he’d love some must-have gardening tools, but why not surprise him with a little something extra this year? Here are some unique ideas that will wow him on his special day!
• Make him a personalized metal trellis. A handful of easy-to-find supplies plus a little effort will show him how much you value his hard work in the garden.
• Is Dad obsessed with whether his lawn is getting enough water? A gorgeous rain gauge – handmade by Jan and Mark Herbert of Naturally Unique Lake Superior Rock Creations is the perfect way to measure it!
• These cheeky ceramic Dancing Moustaches wind chimes will bring a smile to Dad’s face every time he hears them.
• Need a way to quickly improve the health of your lawn? Have the dad or grandpa in your life strap on a pair of Aerator Sandals. They open up hard, compacted soil and reduce thatch, while allowing more water and nutrients to reach the roots.
• Gardener’s hands take a beating from weeding, planting and dragging bags of earth and compost. Treat dad to a mini-spa for his hands with some of Ora’s all-natural salve made with essential oils of rosemary, thuja (cedar leaf) and tea tree.
• Who doesn’t love sticky-sweet treats in front of a bonfire? This Marshmallow Tree Fork looks like a piece of art, plus it will roast enough to make s’mores for everyone in the neighborhood!
• Does your father like to create his own intricate garden vignettes? If so, this Vertical Terrarium Kit will keep him busy! It combines organic elements and green materials so he can cultivate a fantastic miniature eco-system, which he can put anywhere in the house. It even comes with chopsticks so he can tend his lush new world!
• Even the most enthusiastic gardeners sometimes need to take a load off. Hook up a fair-trade hammock from a couple of trees so Dad can take a well-deserved nap!
• What’s better than watching one adorable hummingbird? A whole bunch of them! This
Hummingbird Buffet – which features 22 feeding ports! – is sure to bring lots of birdies to dad’s yard.
Personalized garden trellis: credit thediydreamer.com
Rain gauge: credit: Jan Herbert