We’ve all been stumped by the folks that seem to have everything they want or need. Or on the opposite spectrum, minimalists can be just as challenging to buy for. What if, instead of a physical gift you gave them something that was much more rewarding? Research has shown that experiences bring us more happiness than material possessions. I can’t think of a better gift than that of the outdoors, be it a garden or the woods. This year, consider giving an outdoor experience to your loved ones instead of something they’ll soon forget. A membership to a garden or park is a great way to help them enjoy nature year-round.
I’m Ashley Rebecca Moore, a garden photographer passionate about plants, sustainable gardening, and the natural world. I travel full-time, seeking out beautiful gardens, unique plant specimens, and wild landscapes. The Cultivated and Wild is where I share photographs, stories, and travel advice so you can experience them too.