25 gifts under $25, No. 19: Garden bon bons!

garden bon bons

One of the major downsides of the holiday season is that it all goes down when the whole world is covered in a gray sludge soup of car exhaust and 2-week-old snow. It can be tough to feel jolly when all you really want to do is hibernate until the blossoms start blooming and Habana Outpost starts slinging $3 Sixpoints again. Offer a special someone the gift of spring this year with a selection of “Garden Bon Bons.”

These handcrafted confections of clay, organic compost, and seed are sculpted to look like tasty truffles and come perfectly packaged in a candy box. Remember to make it very clear that these treats are for planting, and not eating. The organic content probably won’t make you sick, but they do contain compost which is basically poop. The bon bons com in varieties like Italian herb, edible flower and herbal tea, and can be planted in an outdoor garden come spring, or simply placed in a pot of soil on a sunny window sill. A perfect gift for the amateur or veteran gardner. Garden Bon Bons, $15.95, available at Items of Interest 60 5th Ave., Park Slope