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Unusual Garden Gifts

Updated on August 19, 2015
For people that garden AND love cats and/or dogs, cute sculptures like these will definitely be an unusual garden gift for a friend or family member!
For people that garden AND love cats and/or dogs, cute sculptures like these will definitely be an unusual garden gift for a friend or family member! | Source

I love unique and unusual garden art and gifts!

As a gardener, there is nothing more fun than receiving an unusual garden gift from a friend or family member. Although I also like to pick up unusual gardening items from garage sales and flea markets, I have found there are alot of cute and unusual gardening gifts you can also find online too.

Gardening gifts can be just for "fun", like garden sculptures of dogs, cats or roosters, or they can even be more functional like a pair of paisley garden boots for a women gardener. There is nothing more enjoyable than adding art to your garden - my last garden art I found at the Dollar Store! (most Dollar Stores have a nice array of unusual and unique garden gifts right around the time spring rolls around)

The orchid I bought as a wedding gift

I bought this orchid as a wedding gift for some friends of mine and they used it on their bridal table at their reception. It has a bromelaid in it too. Very nice combination. Also looks like part of the container must have got chewed by their puppy!
I bought this orchid as a wedding gift for some friends of mine and they used it on their bridal table at their reception. It has a bromelaid in it too. Very nice combination. Also looks like part of the container must have got chewed by their puppy! | Source

Orchids also make unusual garden gifts

If you are looking for an unusual garden gift for a friend or relative that loves to garden, you pretty much can't go wrong by getting them a cute garden sculpture or even a monogrammed initial in stone for them. Gardeners can almost always find room to put something else in their garden whether it be a special plant or "cutesie" item. Don't worry about buying something they won't use because trust me, they will find a place to put it or a way to use it.

I wouldn't give live plants as gifts unless you know what types of plants they love and also WANT to grow - unless you find a plant that is just so unique you feel they just have to have one (one example of this would be orchids, you can find many beautiful varieties and yes they do make lovely gifts) I just bought a beautiful orchid for a wedding gift for a couple of friends of mine. They adored it and it will hopefully be a wonderful keepsake for years to come. They even used it on their wedding table as a decoration!

(Although orchids can be hard to grow for some people that are green thumb challenged, orchids for experienced gardeners are a good bet as they actually require very little effort and they will know what to do with them)

So when looking for that unusual garden gift, don't forget to look online, your local flea markets or even in your local dollar store. I use all 3 and enjoy all of the art in my garden!

(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer, artist and photographer. She enjoys gardening as a hobby and loves adding new and unusual art to her garden. Please visit her here also at www.dorsidiaz.com, to see more of her photography, art and to read about her adventures as an online writer)

These old boots filled with flowers are adorable. You could fill some new garden boots with fresh flowers for a wonderful gift idea.,
These old boots filled with flowers are adorable. You could fill some new garden boots with fresh flowers for a wonderful gift idea., | Source

Dollar store dragonflies

I bought a few of these little moving dragonflies as garden gifts for myself.In the wind the wings fly and it's really a cute garden addition. A gardener can always find room for something like this.
I bought a few of these little moving dragonflies as garden gifts for myself.In the wind the wings fly and it's really a cute garden addition. A gardener can always find room for something like this. | Source

Dollar store garden art

I bought 3 of these butterflies from the dollar store. If I do say so myself, I think they are very unusual additions to my garden! A nice little gift to myself.
I bought 3 of these butterflies from the dollar store. If I do say so myself, I think they are very unusual additions to my garden! A nice little gift to myself. | Source

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  • Dorsi profile imageAUTHOR

    Dorsi Diaz 

    6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Thank you Jamie)

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    Jamie Brock 

    6 years ago from Texas

    Great ideas Dorsi, thank you for sharing!

  • Dorsi profile imageAUTHOR

    Dorsi Diaz 

    6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Thank you WannaB) My garden is not in tip top shape either but the garden art sure spruced it up! Thanks for reading my friend.

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    Barbara Radisavljevic 

    6 years ago from Templeton, CA

    If my garden were in better shape, I'd seriously consider getting some garden art. You've showen us some cute items here.

  • Dorsi profile imageAUTHOR

    Dorsi Diaz 

    6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Thanks Farmer! I hope that someone in my family sees this hub and takes the hint!

  • The Dirt Farmer profile image

    Jill Spencer 

    6 years ago from United States

    Love the garden boots! Nice hub.

  • Dorsi profile imageAUTHOR

    Dorsi Diaz 

    6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Thanks Lucky Cats. I had some fun working in my garden these last few weeks. Weather has been great!

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    Kathy 

    6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

    Love this, Dorsi...too cute!!

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