Gift Ideas for Mom or Grandma

Buying a gift for someone is easy, right?  The truth is, it can be hard to think of a good gift idea for your mom or grandma.  Consider wind spinners, wind chimes and garden planters, all of which can be used outdoors as well as indoors.  These beautiful lawn ornaments are so versatile and with a great selection to choose from it is always fun buying wind chimes, wind spinners and garden planters.  

Wind spinners are a great gift idea because they come in many different colors, shapes, sizes and themes and are mesmerizing in the wind.  Good quality wind spinners will survive harsh weather if made of stainless steel which does not rust.  Taking care of stainless steel wind spinners is a breeze because there is simply no maintenance.  The most work mom or grandma will have to do with her wind spinners is move it to a different location if she desires.  Wind spinners can be hung from brackets, hook stands, the ceiling of a porch, some deck railings, outside the front door, and for smaller ones in the window, the rearview mirror of your car, or on the Christmas tree.  Wind spinners are great lawn ornaments for the garden or yard.

Wind Chimes are similar to wind spinners but have some differences.  Wind chimes not only look pretty in the wind but have a relaxing tune to the wind.  Many people use wind chimes as a stress reliever and they make wonderful lawn ornaments.  Wind chimes are the perfect solution to a hard day of gardening for mom or grandma.  Wind chimes come in many different shapes, sizes and themes, which make it easier to find the perfect one for mom or grandma.  Wind chimes can also be inviting to friends and guests.  Enjoy the peaceful sound in the background of conversation with any wind chimes you buy.  

Garden planters can be a really fun gift to buy or make for mom or grandma.  You could decorate plain clay garden planters with paints, mortar and broken tile pieces or other different textured pieces.  Mom or grandma will definitely appreciate all the work you put into decorating her garden planters.  If you don’t have time to decorate one yourself, there are plenty of cute garden planters to choose from in many shapes, sizes and colors.  Just find the right garden planter and fill it with a beautiful flower plant.  There are also garden planter stands and racks that can be used to display garden planters.  Getting a planter stand will help mom or grandma showcase her favorite garden planters and make it easier to maintain all together.  

With these three great gift ideas, wind chimes, wind spinners and garden planters for mom and grandma, you should be set for gifts for a while.  Because wind spinners, wind chimes and garden planters are so versatile, you can always start a collection for mom or grandma if they haven’t already.  You can never have too many wind spinners or wind chimes or garden planters in or out of the house.  Especially garden planters because they can be used for all sorts of plants and flowers.  So bring in some color, entertainment and beauty to their backyard.  Mom and grandma will definitely appreciate the thought you put into buying their wind spinners, wind chimes or garden planters.

 

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About Wind Chimes – Why Are They the Perfect Gift?

What better wish for friends, loved ones or even yourself than harmony and tranquility?

Wind chimes have been around for centuries; some say they came from India about the ninth or tenth century while others that they originated in Southeast Asia about the same time. Whenever or wherever they originated, they have been producing their unique brand of magic in our homes and gardens for centuries.

Wind chimes produce a variety of musical and nature related sounds. The notes can range from a soft gentle tinkle to the deep resonant sound of distant church bells. It greatly depends on the size and materials used in making them. If a chime is made of glass it will generally be smaller than its more robust counter parts and the sound produced will be a soft tinkle as the glass pieces gently strike each other in the breeze. These are mostly suitable for indoor use. Other materials include shells, bamboo and metal.

Sounds from other materials include what is referred to as the sound of water running over stones in a stream, the cooling sound of a gentle rainfall or the lilt of the tropics. These water sounds generally come from chimes made of bamboo.

Wind chimes made from metal offer a wide range of musical sounds. Small metal chimes will have a musical note similar to ones made of glass. Ones that are a little larger can produce a soothing ethereal melody and very long ones will more resemble the sound of distant temple bells. Good quality metal chimes are hand tuned.

The placement of wind chimes can be as important as the type of chime you get. A chime can create interest by adding a decorative touch to a lack luster area of a yard. They can (with their musical notes) help take the focus away from the sounds of traffic which are common in urban and suburban living. They can add a gentle lighthearted sound to a patio. Placed near a hammock, bench or comfortable patio chair, chimes can reduce stress and create the feeling of an oasis. What better place to create an oasis than in the home! Just don’t place them near your neighbor’s bedroom window.

For centuries people have believed that wind chimes bring harmony, health, wealth and serenity to their surroundings. For this and other reasons the wind chime is the most widely recognized feng shui item. Whatever the beliefs about wind chimes, there is no denying the melodies produced are very relaxing and help us unwind from the stresses of the day. Summer, winter and all year round they work their magic. This is what makes the wind chime the perfect gift!

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