Look to the garden and greenhouse for gifts

American garden and greenhouse fans have been advised to look no further than their own back yard when seeking ideas for what gift to give that hard-to-buy-for person.

According to the Victoria Advocate, most people have everything they want or need and a present plucked from your garden or greenhouse can make a great personal gift.

If the person is also an avid horticulturalist, a specific tool or pair of gloves you enjoy could be a good present, sharing both your passion and expertise by giving them something that you would buy for yourself.

However, the newspaper explained that even those who do not normally get their hands dirty in the yard might enjoy a pack of seeds you have saved, which should be given with instructions on how to plant and maintain them, as well as a bag of homemade compost.

This gift should help encourage the person to take an interest in growing and give them something they can care for and be proud of.

Meanwhile, the Christian Science Monitor has suggested that investing in a good pair of warm and waterproof gloves can make a big difference to gardeners, especially in winter.