If you garden, you’ve got a ready supply of gifts right under your nose, it just takes some planning.
Here’s a picture of a house plant of mine, just begging to be given a trim. The plant benefits in that it will bush out and become more attractive and I benefit as I will have a whole glass full of cuttings that will root and be ready to pot up.
With a few pots and some potting soil, all these little cuttings can become additions to my collection, or be given away when I need a gift. Cute enough on its’ own, or with a little bow stuck in the pot, this is a gift that cost me pennies instead of dollars.
To make the gift more substantial, you could include something for the gardener in a small basket with the new plant — indoor garden tools, plant food or a decorative item to sit in the pot.
These types of gifts do take some planning, as you have to wait for the cuttings to root prior to potting them up. Having a few of these babies sitting in the windowsill, you will always be ready with a gift, saving you both time and money and your recipient will know you put thought into a special gift just for them.
By contrary1, editor of our sister site Frugal Gardening