Thinking Out of the Garden

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JOIN THE FUN!  JOIN THE SMART SHOPPERS!  Have you discovered a great shopper tip?  Something that works and that you would share with your best friend? We don’t mean a specifically named “place” to shop, but we do mean a valuable recommendation about any kind of shopping.  This is the place to share secrets and your comments are always welcome.

Here’s A Smart Shopper’s Tip from Kit K. of Roanoke, Virginia


Not many people in search of a perfect gift think to look in the garden section of a gift store or to visit an upscale nursery.  These places are treasure troves of lovely things like double duty backyard and patio items.  And I don’t know about you, but I am always astounded by the unusually bearable prices.

Now I don’t mean you should give a weed eater to Grandma for her birthday, but you could certainly give a beautiful hand painted ceramic pot and  I’ll bet she would be delighted.

Wedding plaqueAnd I don’t mean you should give His and Her shovels to newlyweds, but you could definitely present a gorgeous sundial, birdbath, or a garden décor wall plaque.

Wind chimes make a lovely gift for almost any occasion and they come in all sizes and prices.  Outdoor accessories like garden globes, bird houses, bird feeders, and carved stone creatures make magical gifts too.  There is even patio wall décor that works perfectly as indoor wall art!

And it doesn’t matter what the season either.  I found an adorable “digging doggie” sculpture I plan to give my dog-loving brother for his birthday and his birthday isn’t until January!Digging Doggie

Wonderful gifts for the garden can work for just about any occasion.  Why not?  They say to “think out of the box” and I say, “Think out of the garden!”

And that’s my secret shopper tip.  I love Virginia Born and Bred by the way and this  opportunity for sharing ideas is great!





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