10 Gift Ideas from the Garden

Did you know you can make gifts to give out of your garden? Below you’ll find a few gift ideas you can make with items from your garden.

10 Garden Gift Ideas you can make from your garden surplus.

Growing your own food is great to feed your family but often you might end up with more than you need when you do use the extra to make gifts to give.

You don’t have to have a big garden to have enough to make gifts to give. Many gardeners end up with more than they want for their own families out of small gardens too.

We have an average city lot and we have a smaller garden but it produces more than we can consume often.

Today for this Tuesdays in the Garden hop we are talking about garden gifts. Gifts to give gardeners and gifts to make from your garden.

It doesn’t have to be food either. This year I made gifts from the roses in our garden. I grew plants to give and also am going to make food gifts too.

Check out these 10 garden gifts to give below! Be sure to scroll to the bottom for more garden gift ideas from the other Tuesdays in the Garden bloggers.

10 Garden Gifts to Make to Give

An easy DIY windowsill herb garden. This window sill herb garden is perfect to grow your herbs in your kitchen or apartment. There’s also ideas for pots to use instead of mason jars too.

Herb Window Sill Garden

This is a great gift for someone who loves to cook. You can start the plants from seed to save even more. Use recycled or thrifted jars instead of purchasing new. And it’s a cool looking gift too.

Raspberry Jam

If you grow berries like we do it’s nice to make a few extra batches of jam to give away. There is something so yummy about homemade jam prepared from berries you grew yourself. This is an easy jam recipe that can be included in a gift basket or with a jar of homemade pancake mix.

Easy one ingredient watermelon candy recipe | Frugal Family Home

Watermelon Candy

If you’ve never tried watermelon candy and you own a dehydrator, you need to give it a try. It dehydrates down into this delicious crisp and chewy candy. With only one ingredient needed, it worth giving a try the next time you have watermelon.

Dried Peaches

Now I don’t grow our own peaches but I do purchase boxes of peaches to can and to dry each year. The dried peaches are too good not to share.

You can combine the watermelon candy above with a few dried peaches and other snacks for someone going on a trip or traveling home from visiting. These are a perfect snack on a trip.

I love this mint simple syrup. It so easy to make and so versatile too. This simple syrup adds a little sweetness and a hint of mint flavor too. It has so many uses, add it to ice tea, mojitos, and it even makes water tastes better. It’s the perfect sweetener for summer drinks. Click through to see how to make this mint simple syrup to use in all kinds of drinks.

Mint Simple Syrup

If you have mint growing in your garden you can make this mint simple syrup to use in drinks and recipes. With only three ingredients it’s really simple to make and can be used in ice tea, lemonade, and other recipes to add mint flavor.

Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles

These dill pickles are great because they are stored in the refrigerator and don’t need to be canned. Slice the cucumbers from the garden, add the other ingredient and let sit in the refrigerator. That’s really all there is to it.

Make your own homemade rose water to pamper your skin. This is a super easy beauty DIY project. It’s so easy you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before. Skip the expensive rose water at the store and make your own with this simple rose water recipe.

Rose water

If you have roses in your garden the next time you have to prune save the rose petals and make a batch of rose water. It has a lovely color and smells great too.

Rose Oil

Make your own rose infused oil at home with rose petals and the oil of your choice. It a great use of roses from your garden and smells great too.

Easy to make rose scented sugar body scrub

Rose Sugar Scrub

A simple sugar scrub recipe that makes your skin soft and smells great scented with rose oil.

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

A refreshing mint scrub that will make your skin feel soft and smooth. Add in mint leaves from your garden to boost the scent.

Those are 10 ideas for gifts you can make from the garden. Now have a look below to find a few more gift ideas from the other Tuesdays in the Garden gardeners.

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10 thoughts on “10 Gift Ideas from the Garden”

  1. Hi Shelly,

    I think it’s so special when you can give a gift that comes from your garden. Most of us already have everything we need and buy whatever we want. So, a gift handmade with ingredients from the garden are extra special. I’ve never tried to make watermelon candy so I’ll have to add this one to the list. Sounds delicious.

  2. I love making homemade gifts from the garden. That watermelon candy seems really cool! I’ve always wanted to make rose water. I’m also loving lip scrubs, so maybe I could make one with vanilla and mint! Really great ideas 🙂

    1. Yes, homemade gifts are the best. The watermelon candy is really good, it goes really fast at our house. The rose water is simple to make and smells so good. You should give it a try.

  3. Nice ideas! I love sugar scrubs. I have never tried to make my own rose oil or dry watermelon and peaches. Dragging my food dehydrator out soon! And pickles! yum.

  4. Sugar scrubs are so easy and great to make and your watermelon candy has me really intrigued! Nice line up of gifts, Shelly! I wish we had some roses so I can try out your rose oil!

  5. I love the rose oil, Shelly – I tried years ago to make my own based off of a perfume I wore, but it never smelled strong enough. You’ve encouraged me to try again. Maybe my rose needed to be smellier. 🙂

    1. If you have a strong smelling rose and you do the process a few times I think you could come up with a pretty good rose oil. Maybe not as intense as rose essential oil but close.

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