It is only eleven weeks and a few days to Christmas Eve. Does that give you a shiver of anticipation, or a shudder at so much to do, so little time?
The only garden gift chore I've done is put hyacinth bulbs in to chill. With 8 weeks chill and 4 weeks out, they should bloom by Christmas in water and stones. Or, with 12 weeks chill they should bloom for Valentine's Day, in case I get behind.
It takes fewer weeks to force Amaryllis into bloom. Easy, easy.
Gardeners are easy to buy gifts for: a load of manure, if you're not a romantic, 10 rose bushes if you are -- make that a promise of rose bushes, they won't be ready until about February. One of the handiest gadgets I got one Christmas was a little meter to stick in a pot to see if the soil is moist all the way down.
Books! I could make the longest list of books I'd like under my tree. I noticed a blog whose book being read was anything from Timber Press. I could start there, too.
Short of funds? Build someone a bottle tree with found wood and empty bottles.
Almost forgot, I did do one other chore, reminded by someone who makes lists on their blog: I tucked the Christmas Cactus in a spot where the security light won't keep it from forming buds between now and Christmas and where it won't get showered by any other plant dripping water from the pot. It has grown a lot since this picture from last year. I picked it up for just pennies, after Christmas.
What are you doing to get ready for Santa?