We spent some time this week at one of our favorite places: The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! The winter displays are amazing, including the evening light display. Simply amazing and we will highlight that next week.

We went shopping and we found our annual great gifts for the gardener at their gift store and these were our top picks.

Merry Christmas! Happy shopping!

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust, $34.95, Hardcover

​Fairy Garden items: Solar camper, $28.95, Gourd teapot house, $33.95, Red Barn, $54.95

Book: Gardening for Beginners, $14.99, by Usborne​

Royal Horticultural Society Kneeling Pad, $49.95, and Matching Gloves, $39.95

Set of Three Books (many other titles available) Growing Root Vegetables, Growing Pea Shoots, Growing Tomatoes ($7.99 each)

Book: Bounty From the Box: the CSA Farm Cookbook by Mi Ae Lipe, Signed Copies, $35, Paperback

World's Coolest Rain Gauge, Copper, $69.95, Tabletop and Ground Model Available

Felco Pruners, 12 Designs Available, $48 to $120

Garden Works Comfort Grip Garden Weeders, Trowels, Soil Scoops, $24.95 to $29.95

Rose Gloves, 100 percent leather, by Leather Pro, $34.95

Weather Guide Calendars, Wall, $17.95, Engagement, $19.95, Author Jim Gilbert Will be signing calendars on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Arboretum Gift Store.

The gift of membership is also a great idea.

Click here for the Arboretum.

Click here for the Minnesota Horticulture Society