Let me start by saying I’m not the person who calmly and proudly tells you that she’s already wrapped every holiday gift by Thanksgiving. Instead, I’m the person who’s panicked because she forgot to pick up a hostess present and the party is TODAY.

My mode of operating isn’t going to change but helping others puts me in the holiday spirit, so I’ve compiled a list of gift ideas for the backyard enthusiast on your list (perhaps that’s you).

This isn’t exhaustive by any means, just a few things that caught my eye. Enjoy!

The Outdoors Comes Indoors

Our feathered friends are not only popular on trees but also in décor. Here’s a ceramic bird cork to keep open bottles of wine and spirits fresh…

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Bird Bottle Stopper from Terrain.com

Here’s are two prints by Aimee Wilson, each with nature elements centered around a songbird. The prints are both double matted in a bronze tone frame with a hammered finish…

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Songbird Nature Prints by Bombay Company

From Cape Town, South Africa comes these wall tiles by Gemma Orkin, known for her depiction of native South African fauna and flora…

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Gemma Orkin Wall Tiles from West Elm

You may know Jonathan Adler as the lead judge from the Bravo show Top Design. In any case, he’s a designer and potter who’s created, among many other products, a number of peacock designs — from shoe horns to a lollipop holder! This ceramic peacock platter caught my eye…

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Peacock Platter by Jonathan Adler

Every little girl needs a patio set for her doll house, right?

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Miniature Patio Set by A4Table on Etsy.com

Say it with flowers! These floral wall hooks would add a touch of femininity to any room…

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Floral Wall Hooks from Bombay Company

…and this floral print would brighten a drab winter day!

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Marche Fleur Print from Bombay Company

Gifts for the Outdoors

Your patio, your rules.

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Patio Rules Sign from JCWShop on Etsy.com

Animal decor: There’s something about this pig and bulldog that puts a smile on my face.

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Palmer the Pig & Sir Winston by Grandin Road

This rustic metal chicken does too.

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Rustic Chicken by hiSIS on Etsy.com

Why should people be the only ones in cozy country homes? This one’s for the birds.

Holiday Gifts for the Garden

When night falls, your planters can still be show-stoppers.

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Solar Illuminated Planters from Gardener’s

This mosaic garden stepping stone is a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

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Garden Stepping Stones by JanWilhelmi on Etsy

Reading Material

There’s nothing better than sipping a warm cup of tea and reading a book during a winter storm. Here are four I’m going to read during the next few months.

“Therapeutic Landscapes” is an authoritative guide overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes.

“Veranda: The Art of Outdoor Living” takes you on a vicarious private tour of magnificent home gardens, courtyards, and landscapes.

“Outdoor Kitchens” showcases the work of top designers who have created fully equipped outdoor kitchens.

“Gran Cocina Latina” unifies the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world, from Mexico to Argentina to the Caribbean.

Time for an early New Year’s resolution: No more procrastinating!