So there is someone in your life that is very hard to buy for, we are pretty sure you can relate, but they do have a love for their home landscape and gardening. Some of the perfect gift ideas can be found for a loved one who finds gardening and landscaping to be one of their favorite hobbies. From water fountains to garden rocks and plaques we have come up with some of the best ideas for gifts for a gardening, a wedding, birthday, or maybe even an anniversary. We are going to start this gift series with water fountains. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will continue the series with many different options for gift buying with the garden and landscape theme!
Water fountains are the prefect choice for a garden lover that seems to already have everything but is missing the element of water. Water fountains add a touch of elegance and serenity to any outdoor or indoor area. Many find that the sound of water flowing has a very calming effect. Garden fountains can also help drown out the unwanted sound of traffic or noisy neighbors. The first step to consider when choosing a fountain for a gift is what style the receiver would like. From modern fountains, with clean straight lines, like the Moderne Fountain to classical water fountains such as the Vicobello Fountain and everything in between, it is important to take a visit to their outdoor area to see which would be the best fit.
Once you have chosen a style it is time to determine how you see your gift receiver using the fountain. If you know your loved one likes to shake up their garden now and then, you may want to consider a lightweight material such as Fiberglass Fountains. These fountains are made of an alternative material, fiberglass or resin, instead of concrete. This greatly decreases the weight of the fountain, allowing it to be moved from place to place as desired. Fiberglass fountains can range from freestanding tier fountains to wall fountains that can be hung in the garden.
Speaking of wall fountains, they make an excellent choice for someone who does not have a large area for their water feature. These fountains almost always come with a hook in the back of the fountain that makes it as easy as can be to use! Your gift would arrive packed in a box and all your receiver would need to do is unpack it, hook the pump up to the fountain tubing, fill with water and plug in! The perfect quick gift. We find that many people love the Corinthian Wall Fountain.
If an outdoor fountain is not an option for your gift, then you can always consider a tabletop fountain that could be placed on a desk in an office, a waiting room, foyer, or maybe even living room. Imagine hearing about your loved one enjoying the tabletop fountain you gave them for their birthday as they relax with a good book, hearing the tranquil sounds of water dancing. Tabletop fountains can range in a variety of materials from cast stone to fiberglass but are also a sure bet when space is limited.
An additional option for indoor fountains are hanging wall fountains. Ranging from stainless steel and copper, to canvas art creations, hanging wall fountains can be the finishing touch for a room your loved one keeps reminding you seems so bare and empty. These works of art are not just visual inspirations but they will calm and soothe even the busiest CEO!
For the gardener wants a gift that can last a lifetime, cast stone fountains are a perfect choice. These fountains are durable and maintain a weight that allows them to be a lifetime feature. Designed to withstand even the harshest temperatures when winterized properly, cast stone fountains are a customized gift that will have your loved one thanking you forever. These fountains are stained by each manufacturer in your choice of colors. These patinas are often hand applied and many cast stone fountains are made in the U.S.A.. Garden-Fountains.com’s extensive collection of cast stone fountains is sure to help you find the perfect choice for your gift.
When searching for a gift for the gardener in your life, stop to consider a water feature. You may have been uncertain at first what type of fountain to search for, but we hope that we have provided you with some very useful information for searching for the gift that all will admire!
By: Susan Soler of the Garden-Fountains.com Team