Holiday Wish List for Gardeners 2012

In honor of the start of the holiday season, today's post is my first-ever Holiday Wish List for Gardeners, taken directly from my own garden wish and giving lists.  Whether you're shopping for a gardener or looking for something to fill out your own wish list this season, there's lots of inspiration here for shoppers and DIY'ers alike. Enjoy! 
Sweet Domesticity: Holiday Wish List for Gardeners
I have spent a lot of time lately perusing the crafty garden markers on Etsy, where I've found some adorable garden markers that I'd love to have come March when it's time to start my seeds indoors.  I'm also loving these rustic vegetable cut out garden markers, which I can totally picture adorning some container gardens on our future deck.   

What better gift for a gardener than seed?  Hand pick a selection of your favorite varieties or find a sampler from your favorite seed company, like this Historic Seed Sampler from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and pair it up with some garden essentials like some pretty garden twine or this boxed set of garden hardware for a fun and practical gift. 

I've also been eyeing some pretty garden harvest baskets lately.  It seems one can never have enough baskets for the harvest when August comes roaring in, and I love the simplicity and functionality of the wire designs on this website.

There's no shortage of ideas for the kitchen gardener on your list.  Check out these reusable produce bags, perfect for keeping garden produce fresh and organized in the refrigerator (and they'll cut down on your plastic bag consumption at the grocery store during the off season!) and this cast iron garlic roaster (roasted garlic, need I say more?).   And of course you can't go wrong with a classic piece like a stainless steel wide mouth funnel for canning.

One of my favorite online finds this past year has been  You can personalize and print six different label designs for your homemade garden goodies (even non-edible goodies, like homemade garden hand scrub), making for even more attractive hostess gifts and gift baskets (I made these labels for my Rhubarb Vanilla Jam).

Who says you can't look good while you play in the dirt?  My wish list includes both this pair of classic Wellies for spring and fall (Northern gardeners, take note that you can also get warm liners for your Wellies!) and these Dasko waterproof garden clogs for warmer weather muddy gardening.

Hands down, my favorite garden tool is my Fiskars Big Grip Knife.  Its sharp cutting edges make it perfect for dividing plants and cutting into sod and it also doubles comfortably as a trowel and a weed puller.  I've given several of these as gifts, and the recipients have all loved it as much as I do.  I'd also love to get my hands on the Big Grip Transplanter, which has the depth measurements marked right on the trowel.  

Lately I've developed a soft spot for cute garden print fabric and I'd love to get my hands on some this winter to incorporate these great designs into my kitchen linens.  They'd also make some really cute garden aprons!

And just how cool is this pendant for the tomato lover in your life?  Yep, that's a real slice of tomato, perfectly preserved as wearable art that isn't overly novel.    I'd totally wear it on a regular basis!

From vintage victory garden posters, to heirloom tomato prints,I've pinned a lot of garden art to my wish list this year in hopes of finally decorating my office walls.  Of all of them, my favorite is this beautiful Eleanor Roosevelt quote print.

What gardener wouldn't want one of these stoneware farmer's market baskets on their kitchen counter to fill with summer fruits? And while were on the subject of kitchen decor, I'm also loving these super cute garden and canning themed tea towels, like these  vegetable canning towels or these adorable root veggie towels.