Jessie's 2023 Greenhouse Gift Guide

Posted by Jessie Jacobson on Dec 15th 2023

Jessie's Greenhouse Gift Guide

Giving gifts is the best, and this my friends is the time to do it!

When shopping this holiday season, make sure it's meaningful - something they love, and something you love to give. Giving a gift is the way we communicate our care and gratitude for others.

We can't talk about gift giving without feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed. Buying gifts for everyone on your list is a big undertaking, and it can also be expensive. Believe me though, it really doesn't matter how much you spend. It is truly is the thought that counts.

I have a few strategies that might make gift giving more approachable. First, think of a theme. For example, you could say, this year eveyone on my list gets ______. Your theme could be thrifted items, locally made or locally purchased items, a grab bag of your favorite teas, snacks, and chocolates, only things you find at your favorite store, and always, something that brings you joy.

This week, I took a few minutes to shop in the greenhouse for gifts that check all of the boxes!

Tonkadale Merch

Spread the cheer with the gift of gear. What a great way to spread comfort and joy while shopping at your greenhouse home. All of our graphics are created in house by our talented team!

Our classic jersey tee-shirt fits like a well-loved favorite, featuring a classic crew neck, long sleeves, and 100% cotton. Unisex sizing, S - 3XL. Cream with original artwork in forest-green screen print.

Our sweatshirt is super soft with ribbed cuffs and waistband, cozy hood, and fashion-forward sponge-fleece fabrication. 52% ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester fleece. Available in unisex sizes XS-2XL.

Our 12" Cuffed beanie in forest green has the Tonkadale logo stiched in white. One size fits most.

Seed Starting

It's time to think spring, and what better way to do it then by stuffing their stockings with seeds! Our 2024 seed colllection has made it debut and we are here for it.

We the Wild Plant Care Kit

Take the guesswork out of plant care with these 3 essentials of plant care; fast growth, healthy leaves, and strong, resilient roots.

We the Wild's Neem Oil protects and shines. This really cool formulation not only repels and smothers insects, it also tamps down fungal infections while offering a unique blend of nutrients derived from vermicastings. Vermicastings are basically worm waste which contain all sorts of beneficial bacteria that increases your plants natural immunity. Essensial oils make this product smell just like lemons while giving your leaves a nice sheen and shine.

The Grow Concentrate is a potent blend of 18+ organic elements is diverted from landfill, lovingly processed by Australian worms, and brewed for a plantpowering kick! Organic trace nutrients provides broad spectrum nutrition in a safe and harmless form. Mycorrhizal Fungi builds a beneficial relationship between the roots and the soil. NPK ratio: 3:1:4.

Strong roots = a healthy houseplant! The Enrich Formula contains beneficial fungi that spring to action, enriching soil and building stronger, more resilient roots. Your houseplants will enjoy improved nutrition and less abiotic stress. 10 groups of beneficial fungi and 3 billion microorganisms release into the soil to help plants better absorb nutrients. Included mycorrhizal fungi acts as the plants ‘messenger', meaning your plant builds a symbiotic relationship with its soil. Enrich transforms your soil into a teeming ecosystem, ripe for growth! What could be better?!

The Houseplant Essentials Kit contains all three!

Tonkadale Gift Card's

Pair with a gift card with a plant and you are GTG (good to go).

You can purchase a digital or physical gift card in our online shop. Digital gift cards arrive to your inbox right away. Plan a few days ahead if you are ordering a physical gift card 'cause we gotta stick a stamp on 'em.

But wait, there's more. If you shop in-store this holiday season, we have a dazzely deal for you. Through December 24, when you purchase $100.00 in gift cards, receive $20.00 Dazzle Dollars. Redeem your Dazzle Dollar in-store January 1-March 31, 2024. Gift card for them, Dazzle Dollars for you!

For the Ultimate Plant Parent

Sol Soils for the win!

Sol Soils' Chunky Houseplant Mix was developed by our friends at Sol Soils right here in Minneapolis. This mix contains the perfect amount of organic matter to ensure your houseplants get all the moisture and nutrients they need to thrive and also utilizes recycled coconut chips and coir, an otherwise wasted by-product of the coconut industry. As a soil component, the ground husks offer excellent aeration and moisture retention properties while providing a fast drainage to reduce the risk of soggy soil and root-rot. Make sure to check out all the mixes, soil covers, and amendments.

Mossify's Adjustable LED Plant Light

The Mossify Plant Light is an adjustable and energy-efficient LED light ideal for a wide variety of houseplants, ensuring they receive the optimal amount of illumination for healthy growth and vibrant foliage. The Mossify LED light comes with a programmable timer, offering three different settings so light those plants up this winter!

Bare Bones Tools

The all time best garden tool ever is the Bare Bones Hori Hori Knife. The weight feels so good in your hands, and it can do almost anything in the garden including digging, chopping, transplanting, and weeding. Plus you feel like a bad a** using it!

Founds Items Forever

I absolutely love a good vintage find. Shopping for vintage pottery is a natural high for me. The thrill of the find is so real, and when you put that kind of energy into picking out an item, the recipient will feel it too. Vintage pots hold a story that are all their own and when paired with a plant, gift giving magic occurs. I'm not sure the orgins of the frog vase shown here, but it is one of my favorites of all time. Taje a peak at the moon globe on the right - a really creative gift for the person who has everything. The detail of the topography gives new meaning to the term, "dark side of the moon!"

Wrap it up!

Your shopping is complete, now wrap it all up with a Tonkadale Tote! They might even give you some cute Tonkadale tissue at the cash wrap!

Happiest of Holidays to all. Give more than you get. Be merry, be bright.