2010 gift guides: for flower lovers

Happy holidays, lovely readers! This gift guide is geared to the flower lover in your life. I included implements on the practical side (like the amazing Felco pruners and Hunter Wellies), as well as more fanciful gifts like vases and candles. If you’re looking to inspire the green thumb in your family, Michael Pollan’s book, The Botany of Desire, focuses on the interaction between humans and plants and presents a historic, scientific and philosophical perspective on our relationship with the natural world. New York florist Prudence Designs just came out with a gorgeous and inspirational book, Flowers for the Home, a collection of beautiful arrangements from all over the world. Don’t miss Marimekko’s fabulous wallpaper for the flower lover looking to brighten his or her room during winter. Enjoy, enjoy and give with an abundance of love . . .  — Sarah

Image above: 1. Hunter Wellies, $125; 2. Jessie Steele Hostess Apron, $32.95; 3. A Luscious Thing “Blood Roses” Statement Necklace, $165; 4. The Botany of Desire (Michael Pollan), $9.96 5. Harry and David Scarlet and Candy-Cane Amaryllis, $49.95; 6. Flowers for the Home (Prudence Designs), $26.40; 7. Tuberose Candle (Diptyque Paris), $68; 8. Jonathan Adler “Happy Chic” Vases, $39.95; 9. IKEA Stockholm Vase, $34.99; 10. Marimekko Unikko Wallpaper, $149 and Martha Stewart Poppy Stickers $3.82; 11. Felco Pruners, $46.05


What is tucked behind the Marimekko wallpaper? It doesn’t seem to be labeled.


I think amaryllis or paperwhite bulbs are the loveliest gift imaginable. They are inexpensive but are hands-on for the recipient.


What type of program or website do you use to create those photo gift guides..or compile all those pics together?

Just curious.



you can use photoshop, but most of us use a free web software called GIMP: http://www.gimp.org/

you have to remove the background from images and then you can collage them together.



Felco pruners are the bomb. They have so many sizes availabe- awesome gift! Some cute garden gloves would be good too!


i am all about those felco pruners. we got a pair as a wedding gift and my husband was so excited about them he trimmed the rosebushes all summer long.


So happy to see you showcasing the FABULOUS Etsy shop “A Luscious Thing” (#3). I love all of Barbara’s gorgeous jewelry, and as an ALT patron, I can say she’s a joy to work with.