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Behnke’s 2017 Gift Guide

We believe that a useful gift is a good gift and a mind engaged with nature is a mind free from stress.  So here are our favorite picks in the store that we think anyone would love to get.

Under $20

Give the gift of whimsy. Fairy garden accessories can be tucked into a houseplant for a cute surprise.

Super local, super delicious--this is honey from our very own hives at Behnke's!

Another win for the local food lover, these tasty jams were all made in Frederick, MD.

These pine cones are perfect for the fire lover. They'll have so much fun magically changing the color of the flames.

For the gardener, it's really helpful to know how much rain fell in a week. It's also just a fun tidbit to know.

Bulb Forcing Kits: These come with everything you need to easily grow beautiful flowers indoors.

Suet Blocks and Cages: This is the easy way to feed the birds. Great for kids and bird-loving adults alike!

Mini Poinsettias: Going to a holiday dinner party? These make the cutest hostess gifts.

Easy-Care Houseplant: Getting someone a houseplant may seem like you're just giving them a chore to do, but there are some plants that anyone can take care of, like this anthurium.

Watering Globes: For the forgetful/sometimes gardener. These decorative globes make it impossible to forget to water.

A Bit More

Maine Rope Door Mats: These colorful door mats are handmade in Maine using fishing rope. Durable, easy to clean and mildew resistant!

Garden Gloves: Every gardener needs a good pair of gloves. Indulge them with a quality leather pair, like these washable goatskin gloves that are not only tough, but butter-soft as well.

Zen Frogs: Because everyone could use a little more zen in their lives. These cute concrete frogs come in three sizes and are the perfect reminder to take a deep breath and relax.

Maryland Tees & Tanks: Have a son or daughter off at college or a relative who's moved away? Let them show their Maryland pride with these tee shirts and tank tops (women's and unisex available).

Talavera Pottery: Handmade in Mexico by skilled artisans, each one of these pots and figurines is a unique work of art. Give to the artist in your life--they are sure to love it!

Kneeler: For old knees and young knees alike, this will keep the gardener in your life comfortable and off the dirty, wet ground.

Terrarium Kits: Include everything except the plants. Great for curious kids and trendsetting adults.

Campo de' Fiori: This is terra cotta at its most stylish. These chic, aged pots are traditionally crafted and feature moss that will grow on the outside once they are watered. Buy for the lover of classic antiquities.

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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