10 Charming Gift Ideas For Cut Flower Gardeners

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The holiday season is upon us! Whether you like to get yourself a little something or you’re looking for a unique gift for the flower grower you know and love, the right gift is out there.

This gift guide will range from self-improvement as a cut flower gardener (classes and books) to practical items (seeds and snips) with a dash of beauty (bouquet subscription) thrown in.

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1. Gift certificate to a favorite seed company

There are very few gardeners out there who say they have enough seeds. It’s usually quite the opposite. Once the seed catalogs start arriving or the new varieties are available online, the shopping cart starts to fill up with flashy new varieties to try.

Help your cut flower-growing friend out and grab them a gift certificate to their favorite seed company. If you aren’t sure which company they prefer, here are some reliable companies with impressive cut flower seed libraries:

  • Floret Farm: Erin Benzakein’s company always has a beautiful selection of cut flower seeds, some of which are only available from her breeding program. Seeds are released at certain times of the year, so a gift certificate provides flexibility.
  • Johnny’s Selected Seeds: One of the top suppliers for professional cut flower growers, Johnny’s boasts a huge library of cut flower seeds with detailed growing instructions.
  • American Meadows: This one is slightly different because they specialize in wildflowers. But many wildflowers make great cut flowers, too. Your recipient can enjoy a meadow and a vase full of flowers at the same time.

2. DIY bouquet kit

A kit is on the table showing supplies for making bouquets: snipes, a vase, floral tape, chicken wire, and thorn strippers.
A bouquet kit is a thoughtful gift for the aspiring home florist—photo used with permission from BunchBoxFlowers.

Handily located all in one place, a bouquet kit includes all the essential tools a flower gardener needs to take their blooms from the yard to the vase. You can create a kit yourself with tools such as snips, a vase, floral wire, and ribbon. Or you can purchase a ready-made kit. In this kit from Etsy’s BunchBoxFlowers, recipients will get an instructional booklet, a metal vase, floral shears, floral tape, chicken wire, thorn strippers, and a canvas pouch to store the supplies.

3. Garden snips

Considering that a cut flower garden provides blooms all season long, a good pair of snips is a valuable tool. If your gardening friend needs a new pair, or you want to surprise them, snag them a quality set. Maybe you’ll even get a vase full of flowers in return!

4. Books

There are some standout books about cut flower gardening that you should include in any grower’s library. Help your gardening friend learn something new about the craft by gifting them one of these resources.

  • Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: A staple for aspiring cut flower gardeners, this book will delight any flower-loving friend with growing guides, instructions for seasonal arrangements, and inspiring photographs from the author’s flower farm.

5. Flower press

A flower press allows you to preserve your favorite summer blooms. Photo used with permission from OShinyWood.

A slightly quirky gift, a flower press is a great way to help preserve the summer’s blooms. Pressed flowers can be used to make handmade cards, wall art, or even decorate homemade candles. Help your gardener take a step up from book pressing with a dedicated flower press such as this one from Etsy’s OShinyWood shop.

6. Cut flower growing class (online or in-person)

You can easily find online courses covering cut flower growing. Some are in a written PDF format and others are video-based. You can typically find some in-person classes as well, depending on your location. If you can’t find anything local, there’s a whole collection of classes available through The Gardener’s Workshop.

From the basics of The Easy Cut Flower Garden to the seasonal Forcing Glorious Blooms For the Holidays and Beyond, your gardening friend will be able to find valuable information to apply to their garden and home.

7. Floral design class (online or in-person)

Floral design is as individual as cooking. Some arrangements are fancy and ornate, and others are simple and charming. Additionally, if your cut flower growing friend wants to learn to design and arrange with the flowers they grow in their backyard, then they need a design class specific to those types of flowers. To make it easy, how about gifting them a subscription to Skillshare? There are dozens of floral design courses, each with its own look and teaching style.

8. Kit for forcing winter bulbs indoors

tulip leaves sprouting from soil input
Forced flower bulbs bring spring to the home just a little earlier.

If your gift is for seasonal giving, consider a forced bulb kit to bring the garden inside during winter. Many types of bulbs can be forced, such as hyacinths, daffodils, paperwhites, and amaryllis. Some are beautifully scented and others are vibrantly colored.

You can either create a bulb kit yourself with the pot, bulb, and soil, or you can purchase a kit. They’re available at box stores like Home Depot as well as on Etsy.

9. Local bouquet subscription

A subscription to another flower grower’s bouquet service can be a great way to both support a local small business and inspire your flower friend. Depending on the subscription and flower farm, they’ll receive a bouquet for a set number of weeks through either the spring, summer, or fall. Some farms even offer subscriptions that last the whole growing season.

To find a local farm, try doing an online search for terms like “flower CSA” or “bouquet subscription.” Make sure to verify whether the bouquet will be delivered or if the recipient needs to pick it up at another location.

10. All the vases!

Whether curated or hodgepodge, a collection of vases will be put to good use.

A cut flower gardener can’t have too many vases. Spend some time shopping the thrift stores to find cute or unique vases. Vintage jars, old soup tureens, and traditional vases all lend themselves to different types of bouquets and arrangements. With a variety of containers, your flower grower will be able to create and experiment.

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