These may not be the first places you think of when mapping your shopping route, but your local farm stand, garden center, greenhouse or florist shop is a treasure trove of holiday goodness!
We invite you to take a deliberate detour from the big box and online stores this year to shop small, shop local. Explore the green mom & pop shops that are part of the fabric of our New Hampshire small business community. You might be surprised by just how much they have to offer.
Fresh Is Best for Holiday Home Decor
We can't say it enough. Fresh is best. There's nothing that makes a house feel more like home for the holidays than the fragrance of fresh greenery.
Your green merchants have been planning for months to bring you all the finest things from nature for your holiday home decor.
Visit a NH Tree Farm or choose a real tree at the garden center or nursery and opt to deck the halls with balsam wreaths, pine bough swags, and evergreen garlands for a simple look that is pure comfort and joy. For more nostalgia, add a traditional holiday kissing ball outdoors or in the foyer.
Use fresh floral arrangements for business and guest reception, around the home or on the table to make everyone merry. Flowers proven to make people happy on sight!
Don't forget about your party hosts. A plant, festive fresh wreath or swag is a graceful way to say you appreciate being a guest in their home.
Plant Something Under The Tree
Plants make a perfect gift for everyone on your list! Who wouldn't love a gift of their very own plant baby to nurture and watch it grow? They're truly a gift for all ages.
Plant Something GREEN Under the Tree This Year!
Inspire a new gardener, or thrill a seasoned plant lover, with a gift card from your local garden center, greenhouse, florist, nursery or landscape company. Always a good fit!
With literally hundreds of choices, you'll find something fitting and meaningful, no matter your budget. During the holidays, your neighborhood greenhouse or garden store is flourishing with beautiful plant gifts. Look for potted bulbs, blooming baskets, Christmas Cactus, Poinsettia, Peace Lilly and houseplants.
When you buy local, product will be well-cared for and there's always an invested owner or helpful pro at the ready to help you make the right selections. They'll provide care instructions and ensure plants are wrapped for proper protection from the winter weather. If you want to customize your gift, you'll also likely find pretty pots in stock and many can repot on the spot for you!
Client & Employee Gifts
For business, trees, wreaths and plants are an excellent choice for corporate gifts. Clients and employees will appreciate a fresh or living gift, where the memory of your thoughtfulness and appreciation could quite possibly remain with them for years to come. Ask about custom packaging or delivery services.
Extraordinary & Unexpected Gifts
Like greenhouses and florists, many farm stand and garden store gift shops remain open through the holiday season. And while quality garden tools may be just what you're looking for, you'll often find a wider, gift selection for any garden enthusiast or nature lover on your list. Look for things like statuary, birding baubles, eco friendly personal care products, hand-crafted goods from regional artisans, boutique apparel, natural cosmetic lines, dried wreaths and various other home decor pieces.
Be A Shining Star In Your Local Community
When you spend your dollars with your local, neighborhood and main street businesses, your purchase is made in the true spirit of giving - back to your community.
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