Over the years, one of my favorite housewarming and thank you gifts is to give 12x18 inch small garden flags. It’s something people don’t usually think of buying but once they have them, they tell me they enjoy displaying them in their gardens.
You can find garden flags and the metal garden flag posts at most garden centers near the arbor displays. The flags themselves may be in another section of the big box garden center and usually are offered by season. The previous season flags may be marked down while the current garden flags are regular-priced.
For a first set, pick a garden flag for each of the four main seasons. Garden flags out of season can be purchased online.
In terms of options, there are the basic “welcome” and “happy holiday” generic sayings. The garden flags with more unique sayings may be harder to find but I enjoy looking for ones that mean something to me, especially funny and whimsical ones.
For gifts, I like to pick ones that have kind and happy thoughts.
Garden flags are like lap quilts, they quickly can change the look of garden corner by bringing a touch of the season to that spot.
One quick note, the metal garden flag post can be awkward to wrap so find a box to fit them in.