Or better yet, what gardener wouldn't like to get a handmade seed packet with some 'seed money' inside or maybe a gift card good at their favorite nursery or garden supply website?
I've made these seed packets before and given them as gifts for even non-gardeners. The first few times, I filled the packets with actual seeds thinking, "who wouldn't be thrilled with seeds?"
Then I figured out that many people really like the seed money better, so that's usually what I put in them now.
I found this seed packet template several years ago on the Internet, but can no longer find the original source. (If you know where I might have gotten this, let me know so I can provide a link.)
It's basically a Microsoft PowerPoint slide, so you do need to have PowerPoint to make these seed packets. You can add clip art or photographs, customize for any holiday or special occasion, and put whatever title on it that you want.
You can also add information and clip art on the back of the packet.
Once you have added your own words and pictures, you print the template on 8.5 x 11 paper, cut it out, round the corners of the flaps, fold the flaps down, glue it together and then fill it with seeds, seed money or a gift card.
Or, if the gardener has been bad, you could always fill it with some dirt.
But that wouldn't be a very nice gift, now would it?
There are all kinds of seed packet templates on the web, but if you would like this particular template and have Microsoft PowerPoint, send me an email and I'll be happy to send the template to you as an attachment
Stay tuned for more ideas on handmade gifts for gardeners!