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Shown: Galvanized Metal Window Box/Liner with a custom artificial arrangement.

Give the Gift of Guaranteed Curb Appeal

Feeling that last minute holiday push? Time to break out the Hooks and Lattice Gift Cards for office parties, family gatherings and Christmas morning stocking stuffers. Online garden shopping sprees make the best gifts for mom, dad, a friend or neighbor. Anyone on your list known for always having a DIY project on tap! They’ll just love picking out their own home and garden goodies.

Shown: Galvanized Metal Window Box/Liner with a custom artificial arrangement.

Shown: Galvanized Metal Window Box/Liner with a custom artificial arrangement.

Holiday Gift Shopping to Fit Any Budget

Are you after the best gifts for dads, grandparents, siblings, friends and gift trades within a particular price range? Hooks and Lattice Gift Certificates hit any dollar requirement right on the nose. Even cater to those window boxes you know mom’s been dying to buy, but don’t trust yourself to pick out. Before shopping our e-gift cards online, here are a few ideas at different price points to help you choose the right amount:

Stocking Stuffers and Gifts Under $25

It may not seem like a whole lot, but a $25 Hooks and Lattice Gift Certificate has plenty to offer DIY tinkerers and small space dwellers. Even a little something for the kids.

Terrariums are all the rage right now for DIY-savvy home and office decorators.
For those shopping in the $25 and under range, there’s this set of 3 Rhapsody Ceramic Terrariums, as well as individual glass bubbles and teardrop terrariums. Great for sprucing up houses, apartments and even cubicles with modern plant decor.

Glass Terrarium Planters - Ceiling, wall mount and tabletop

Glass Terrarium Planters – Shop ceiling mount, wall mount and tabletop designs.

Fork & Spade Decorative Garden Stakes are a fun opportunity for growers at any level.
Stick them in planting containers or nestle into the ground, then enjoy filling terra cotta pots with small flowers, moss or herbs. Great for giving kids their own small space garden to tend.

Garden Gifts Under $50         

A $50 Garden Gift Certificate proves a nice round number for Secret Santa trades, bosses and neighbors. And at this slightly higher dollar amount, there’s plenty of charming choices in store.

Like easy, stylish DIY Living Wall Planters.
This square iron frame features nine individual planting cells spread across three rows. Great for first-timers and experienced vertical gardeners alike. This rectangular design with a moisture mat also comes in at under $50 and offers its own distinctive layout.

And elegant moss obelisks.
This set of three spiraling obelisks makes the ultimate year-round decoration, but one can also imagine them glowing in the light of bright Christmas bulbs. Joy to shopping with Hooks and Lattice E-Gift Cards!

Big Ticket Curb Appeal

Have some surplus bucks to spend on the extra-special gardeners in your life? The best gifts for mom and dad, brother and sister, or grandparents just might be a little help jump-starting those home improvement projects they’ve had on the shelf.

Shown: Arch Decora Window Box with Liner, Terracotta Sprouting Kit and Amaryllis Grow Box

Shown: Arch Decora Window Box with Liner, Terracotta Sprouting Kit and Amaryllis Grow Box

Window boxes to bring wintertime cheer.
Noticed your sister’s been pinning a ton of container garden arrangements on her Pinterest board lately? Take the not-so-subtle hint and surprise her with a $100 Garden Supply Gift Card to go toward the project! Many of our composite, fiberglass, wrought iron and aluminum window box styles fall within this price range, depending on size and quantity.

Exterior window shutters, galore!
Put them on their way to curb appeal renewal with a $250 Home and Garden Gift Card to go toward decorative window shutters. This generous dollar amount will provide a good head start on all of our most popular vinyl shutter styles including board-n-batten, louvered, raised panel and combination patterns.

Check out more holiday gift card ideas for Christmas 2014 – visit us at http://www.HooksAndLattice.com! We’re also on Facebook and Pinterest.

Hooks & Lattice Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Top Ten Gardening Gifts for Christmas 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

 

Hello, holidays! ‘Tis the season to discover wonderful and unique holiday gift ideas for family, friends and Secret Santa trades. Check out these home and garden decorations to delight a range of loved ones and colleagues on your shopping list this year.

This set of mini garden statues fit gardens of any size.

This set of mini garden statues fit gardens of any size.

1. Gorgeous Garden Statues 

Price range: $30-$70

These pretty little toadstools make great gardening gifts all-around. Whether planting in small containers or a large back yard, statuettes lend an element of surprise to botanical arrangements. In addition to bright, whimsical colors our selection also features metallic styles like pewter statues for more minimalist gardeners.

 

Glittering with fresh 'snow' this live pine wreath welcomes everyone warmly.

Glittering with fresh ‘snow’ this live pine wreath welcomes everyone warmly.

 


2. “Whispering Winds” Winter Wreath

Price range: $50-$60 with shipping

Delicate snowflakes, noble fir sprigs and silvery frosted accents – it doesn’t get more wonderfully wintery than that! This living evergreen wreath makes an elegant front door hanger for the holidays. Great for party hosts, office gift trades and next-door neighbors.

 

Fun and unique for the gardener who has everything.

Fun and unique for the gardener who has everything.


3.Decorative Moss Obelisk 

Price range: Starting at $46

Although these garden decorations are not officially holiday-themed, they certainly feel seasonal. Each cheerful wire obelisk is embellished with lifelike moss-mat material. Gift recipients will love them for front steps or the holiday hearth. Available in three sizes.

A complete DIY kit for indoor gardeners.

A complete DIY kit for indoor gardeners.

 

4. Hanging Teardrop Terrarium Kit

Price range: $25 + shipping

Whisk life and color into someone’s wintertime decor this season. Terrarium kits are among those unique holiday gift ideas with a “green” spirit. And anyone can assemble and enjoy with this easy all-in-one package – kids and growing-novices included!

 

Fun and modern, terrariums fit in windowsills and on desktops for a pop of color.

Fun and modern, terrariums fit in windowsills and on desktops for a pop of color.

 

5. Bottle Terrarium Kit for Tabletops

Price range: $39 + shipping

Just a touch more advanced than our #4 gardening gift suggestion, this tabletop terrarium kit lets indoor growers start from seed. Again, we love this as a Christmas gift idea for eco-inclined youngsters. Terrariums also make memorable ideas for holiday gift exchanges with a $50 spending limit.

 

Rolls come in 4, 8, 16 and 33 foot lengths.

Lengths: 4, 8, 16 and 33-foot

 

6. Coconut Coir Liner Rolls

Price range: $25 and up

This may not seem like the most exciting of garden gifts, but we guarantee container growers who use coco husk will love you for it! Want to spruce up the presentation? Add fun wrapping paper and tie springtime seeds onto the roll with a festive bow.

 

Urban dwellers love these modern hanging planters.

Urban dwellers love these modern hanging planters.

 

7. Lunar Hanging Bowl Planter

Price range: $24 and up

Know someone with an eye for modern details? This indoor hanging basket is oh-so sleek and stunning. Potted with simple green grasses and herbs, it’s the ultimate addition to minimal-chic home decor. Also available in sphere and oblong shapes for a modern mix-and-match.

 

This should spice things up!

This should spice things up!

 

8. Hot Pepper “Foodie” Growing Kit

Price range: $22 + shipping

Help friends and family heat up cold winter nights with some spicy, homegrown peppers. Ideal for lovers of cuisine or as a creative $25 gift exchange idea. All materials and instructions included. Foodie Seed Kits also come in tomato and basil varieties.

 

Eco-conscious giving never looked so stylish!

Eco-conscious giving never looked so stylish!


9. Lavender Seed Kit and Bamboo Planter

Price range: $20 + shipping

Looking for Secret Santa ideas in the $25 range? Tap into the appeal of lovely lavender for your lucky recipient. This handy growing kit is made in the USA and totally eco-friendly. Great for windowsills and work desks. Not into purple? Check out green herb alternatives like mint and parsley.

 

A green & recycled gift for small space gardening.

A green & recycled gift for small space gardening.

10. Basil Seeds & Recycled Bottle Planter Kit

Price range: $40-$45 with shipping

Calling this the ultimate “green” Christmas gift isn’t a stretch. A re-purposed wine bottle turned into eco-friendly growing space? Um, yes please! Add some basil seeds to the equation and you’ve got a delectable pesto-producing plot that doubles as attractive home decor. A no-brainer for anyone on your holiday shopping list. Check out more ideas like this one here.

 

For more unique, garden-centric holiday gift ideas be sure to visit us at http://www.hooksandlattice.com and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.

Don't let this be you this holiday season - plan ahead with a little help from Hooks & Lattice.

Jumpstart Holiday Shopping with Garden Gifts!

Don't let this be you this holiday season - plan ahead with a little help from Hooks & Lattice.

Don’t get down this holiday season – just plan ahead with a little help from Hooks & Lattice.

Put a fine point on holiday gift shopping this year with the help of Hooks and Lattice. If you have family and friends who love a good curb appeal project, you’ve come to the right place. Our customers often find that Christmas gift ideas for mom can just as easily work for dad. And a “green” offering is sure to up your popularity in that Secret Santa trade at work. So, without further ado, here’s the first of our Holiday Shopping Guides for 2014!

Fun & easy to assemble, this all-in-one DIY terrarium kit makes a great gift!

Fun & easy to assemble, this all-in-one DIY terrarium kit makes a great gift!

Small Gifts & “Stocking” Stuffers

Need a little something for a group gift trade, a new friend or stocking stuffing? Here’s a couple of holiday shopping ideas you can get behind – all priced reasonably at under $40.

  • Terrarium Kits

We love this round bubble terrarium that comes complete with a sand pack, decorative seashell and Agentea air plant. Priced at less than $25 before shipping and a real party-pleaser. No garden-knowhow necessary. Enjoyable for most any age!

  • DIY Garden Gift Basket

Any container gardener can use replacement liners for the upcoming season. So, why not use a coconut liner as a makeshift gift basket? Maybe even hang it in place of a loved one’s stocking this season! Start with one like this 12″ molded coco coir liner priced at under $10, and then fill it up. Any of our seed starting kits would make a great stuffer.

Holiday Gifts from $50-$100

If you’re budgeting a bit more for close family and friends, try out some of these items. We’ve got helpful Christmas gift ideas for her special spring project, or décor to spruce up the wintertime garden.

  • Radiant Redwood Flower Boxes
This elegant Victorian lantern casts a warm glow and complements any space.

This elegant Victorian lantern casts a warm glow and complements any space.

Our Pasadena Planter Box is simply exquisite with five size choices available at under $100. If the green thumb in your life has been dropping hints about a spring container gardening project, the Pasadena will get them off on the right foot. To make it really special, fill the box with garden tools, supplies and seeds. And for an organic-inspired finish that cuts down on wrapping paper waste, simply tie a colored raffia bow around the outside of the flower box.

  • Elegant Table Lanterns

Transform any tabletop, indoor or outdoor, with a gorgeous decorative lantern. We really like this Victoria-inspired style with its classic lines and impressive height. Plus, it can be utilized inside or outside, so your gift recipient can display it right away, no matter the climate. Great for holiday party centerpieces as well as general, year-round home décor. Check out our other table lantern styles here.

Take Christmas Shopping Online

Still want to browse? Don’t stop at these holiday gift suggestions! Hooks and Lattice has plenty more to offer. Please visit us throughout November and December and check out our online gift guide for even more fun, garden-inspired giving ideas! Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay tuned throughout this 2014 holiday season.

Welcome guests with the fresh look and SMELL of balsam pine boughs.

Fresh Ways to Use Christmas Wreaths

Welcome guests with the fresh look and SMELL of balsam pine boughs.

Welcome guests with the fresh look and SMELL of balsam pine boughs.

Fresh Ways to Use Christmas Wreaths

Smells have a way of evoking feelings and memories from long ago.  For me, the smell of cut pine will forever make me think of carefully crafting Christmas wreaths with my father in our back yard.  While I no longer make my own holiday wreaths thanks to time constraints and lack of easy access to materials, I enjoy the flood of memories that comes whenever I get a strong whiff of evergreen.

Fresh Christmas wreaths have been used for centuries to celebrate the season.  Traditionally hung on the front door to welcome guests from next door or across the county, creative homeowners have been coming up with some interesting Christmas decorating ideas using this age old symbol of the season. 

Where to hang your Christmas Wreaths

While a wreath hung on the front door will never go out of style, there is no reason to stop there.  With a little imagination, a wreath can be turned into a multi-purpose Christmas decoration.

In a window

Many holiday wreaths are hand crafted works of art, to beautiful to keep to yourself.  If you are looking to share your Christmas spirit with the whole neighborhood but don’t want to subject your wreaths to the elements, try hanging wreaths inside your home in street facing windows.  If you like the idea of a wreath hanging in your window but want to enjoy it yourself, just hang your wreath inside the curtains.

Over your table

A big part of Christmas celebrations is the family meal.  The memories made when gathered around the table with close friends and family really is the reason for the season.  Help bring the spirit of the season to the dining room by hanging a wreath horizontally above the dinner table like a holiday chandelier.  Any meal eaten under a wreath is bound to be filled with joy and holiday spirit.

 

Above your bed

Around the holiday season, sleep can become pretty rare.  Between visits with rarely seen relatives, late night and early morning shopping trips, and the always-enjoyable gift wrapping sessions, sleep deprivation can set in early around Christmas.  When you do get the chance lay your head down, wouldn’t it be nice to drift off with memories of Christmases past floating through mind?  Hanging a wreath above your headboard is a great way to remind yourself why you love the season each night before bed.

This year when you decorate for Christmas, remember that wreathes are not just for the front door, spread the joy around your home with these Christmas decorating ideas. For the highest quality fresh Christmas wreaths visit HooksandLattice.com. Handcrafted fresh Christmas wreaths shipped express to doorsteps around the country and guarateed.

Fresh Christmas trees are nice, but the hassles and fire dangers outweigh the positives. Focus on what matter this year - family time!

A Stress-Free Christmas with Artificial Trees

Fresh Christmas trees are nice, but the hassles and fire dangers outweigh the positives. Focus on what matter this year - family time!

Fresh Christmas trees are nice, but the hassles and fire dangers outweigh the positives. Focus on what matter this year – family time!

It may seem a long way off, but before you know it Christmas will be right around corner. And with everything that comes with the holidays, from the shopping and baking to the parties and festivities, wouldn’t it be great to cross something off your long to-do list? Take advantage of an artificial Christmas tree to spread the joy without adding more stress to the season.

Gone are the days of frigid trips to the tree lot to find the perfect tree, the stress of cutting the tree so it fits perfectly in its holder, and the need to constantly water, fertilize, and clean those pesky pine needles. Artificial trees cut the stress without sacrificing Christmas cheer or style, and they make it easy for you to enjoy the holiday season.

Choices, choices…

At Hooks and Lattice, we have a huge variety of the best artificial Christmas trees to meet your needs. With trees in styles ranging from the stately Virginia pine to the rugged mixed balsam pine and price points in every budget, there is a perfect tree for every home. Our trees range in height from 6.5 to 12 feet tall and have widths ranging from 51 to 110 inches. Shopping at Hooks and Lattice is like shopping at the tree lot from the comfort of your own couch and not having to worry about strapping the tree to the roof of the car to get it home.

Know your trees - the realism is all in the tips!

Know your trees – the realism is all in the tips!

The Real Look without the Real Hassles

There’s a stigma about artificial trees that they often look very obviously fake. Our trees are made from PVC and have molded tips to create a lifelike and full look. In fact, the trees are so strong you won’t have to worry about branches buckling under the weight of your heaviest ornament. Plus there’s lots of room under the tree for all the presents. And are you tired of untangling strands of lights each season to decorate the tree? Our selection includes a variety of pre-lit Christmas trees for sale, with either clear or multi-colored lights. That way, all you have to do is take the tree out of the box, plug it in, and decorate to your heart’s content to have a cozy and stress-free Christmas wonderland.

If this is what you envision for your Christmas decorations this year, shop trees online and start unpacking that train set!

Envision your Christmas decor, and shop our trees online. Then start unpacking that train set!

Artificial Christmas trees are a great way to bring the brightness of the season to your home without having to worry about the stress and maintenance of a real tree. With fake trees, you can travel and decorate as you wish, knowing that your tree will always look immaculate. Now that’s a true Christmas miracle!