The other day, I posted a picture of the gift I got for the person whose name I drew out for the family gift exchange.
Even though it was the biggest gift under the tree and had that gigantic gift tag on it, it took “Sister with the Homestead” half the day before she caught on that it was for her!
Really. After seeing it on the web, and posting that big ol’ comment about how she wanted that gift to be hers, you would think my baby sister would have run right over to that gift when she arrived for the festivities to see whose name was on that tag.
Finally, three-fourths of the way through the opening of gifts, she realized this gift was for her.
She was excited, all eyes were on her as she slowly unwrapped it..
A brand new trug for harvesting vegetables!
Just like the one her favorite gardening sister has.
And the first “harvest” in the trug were a few gardening items…
A pair of bright orange gardening gloves, so she can’t lay them down in the grass and lose them.
A clip to close off the cuffs of the gloves when she puts them in the shed, so the big, ugly spiders that live in her backyard won’t crawl up in them. She won’t wear gloves once they’ve had spiders in them. I wouldn’t either!
A gardening angel ornament.
A gardening snowman ornament. I bought myself one just like it, so we have matching ornaments.
A bird on a stake to put in a potted plant.
A dragonfly ornament to hang from something, maybe her gazebo.
I ordered the trug way back in September, so I had it in plenty of time for Christmas. But I didn’t start looking for the “harvest” until the week before Christmas. Then I discovered that it isn’t all that easy to find gardening related items at Christmas time. Even the local garden center that I visited had cleared out all the gardening items for Christmas items.
I learned what my family and friends have said for years. It’s not easy to find gardening related items at Christmas time, so buy your gardening related gifts early. And I guess it doesn’t get any easier in January, when some gardeners have their birthdays.
Thankfully, with the Internet and some proper pre-planning, we can now buy gardening related items even in the middle of winter. Remember that!