Every year, Northern Gardener works with some of the most savvy, on-trend buyers in Minnesota’s garden industry to come up with a list of gifts for gardeners. Read our previous blog posts for more gift ideas, or check out the November/December issue of Northern Gardener for the complete list.)
Find a great assortment of fresh holiday evergreens for your family and friends this holiday season at Mickman Brothers Garden Center. Need a petite present? The 22-inch-tall holly berry tree is the right size for a table top or child’s room. $19.99. Available at Mickman Brothers, 14630 Hwy. 65 N.E., Ham Lake; 763-434-4047.
Give your sweet friends the chance to make their own bitters with a kit from Easy & Oskey, a Twin Cities company. Flavor options include orange, habanero and cherry vanilla, plus a “naked” flavor that allows the home bartender to add homegrown botanicals for a custom batch. The kit includes a mason jar, funnel, filters, five dropper bottles, labels and instructions. $45. Available at Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply, 1771 Selby Ave., St. Paul; 651-645-0818.
Spread some holiday cheer among your work colleagues with such office accoutrements as a memorable mug; a tray for clips and coins; and the ubiquitous and useful sticky notes. $11.99-$19.99. Available at Bachman’s Inc., six Twin Cities locations; 612-861-7600.