It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, your gift list of friends and family members keeps getting longer. But don’t panic. There’s still plenty of time to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list.
The editors at HomeGardenandHomestead.com have found wonderful gifts for everyone—even hard-to-please folks. And all of these gifts can be ordered online. So put on your cozy bathrobe, make a hot cup of coffee, grab your web-connected device and start shopping.
The Desert Rose ‘Chandra’
A great blooming gift is a Desert Rose plant that adds a decorator touch to any indoor room. The Desert Rose ‘Chandra’ (Adenium hybrid) has large, fully double, white flowers with an attractive rose-pink blush on the petal edges that adds a beautiful floral display to a sunny window. These plants are easy to grow in bright light and warm temperatures. A Desert Rose ‘Chandra’ will grow from 1-3 feet tall depending on growing conditions. A two-year-old, ready-to-bloom Desert Rose ‘Chandra’ plant in a 5-inch clay pot sells for $44.95 from www.logees.com.
The Angel Tree
A live decorative Christmas tree instantly brightens up any room in your home, and it also makes a great holiday gift. The Angel Tree is a living Alberta Spruce that comes partially decorated with LED lights and garland, with an illustrated instruction guide for placing the included ornaments and other decorations upon arrival. Batteries are included, so an Angel Tree can become an instant holiday focal point right out of the box.
To make the Angel Tree even more decorative, it comes in a festive silver pot that matches the silver die-cut aluminum angel ornaments. An Angel Tree stands 23-29 inches tall, so it’s the perfect size for virtually any room. After the holiday season is over, the Alberta Spruce tree can be planted outdoors in USDA growing zones 3-6. A one-gallon Angel Tree sells for $99.95, and the larger two-gallon Angel Tree sells for $129.95 from www.JacksonandPerkins.com.
Tabletop Christmas Tree
For anyone who loves the idea of a tiny holiday tree but has a tight budget, there’s always the DIY verson. A Tabletop Christmas Tree from Nature Hills Nursery can bring a festive feel to any room. These small trees stand 12-14 inches tall, so they will fit in any home or apartment on a table or counter. Add your own decorations and a bright colored pot to give this cute evergreen tree a festive look. Just add water periodically during the holiday season to keep these live trees happy. After the holiday season, each tree can be planted in the landscape for years of enjoyment in the yard. Two different varieties of live tabletop Christmas trees are available—Colorado Blue Spruce and Black Hills Spruce. Each tree sells for $19.95 directly from www.naturehills.com.