November 29, 2023

Can I give someone a landscape gift for the holidays? You bet!

Smores over a fire pit for holidays in Atlanta

To us, the perfect outdoor holiday landscape gift is a fire pit. When the weather gets chilly, being able to bundle up and sit around a firepit making smores or having a glass of wine is truly a treat.   If a fire pit doesn’t light you up, maybe a putting green, outdoor kitchen, or an eye-catching water feature or pond may be the answer.   

When trying to come up with a gift for the person who seems to have everything, look outdoors for gift inspirations!  Outdoor and landscape presents are gifts that can be shared with friends & family.  A unique idea for a partner, spouse, parent, or even your adult child! 

Move beyond the ordinary gift ideas into the extraordinary… 


Here are 5 ideas to transform an outdoor living space, ideas which also make incredibly thoughtful and exciting gifts for important people in your life. 

1. Give the Gift of a Fire Pit or Outdoor Fireplace

Fireplace In Alpharetta, Ga Back Yard
Fireplace In Alpharetta, Ga Back Yard

Imagine this scenario: It’s a cool February evening, and you’re enjoying a brand-new outdoor fireplace with your spouse. They look over to you and say, “Thank you.” All of a sudden, your heart melts because you know you’ve given your significant other a gift they can truly cherish for years to come.

Building an outdoor fireplace or fire pit requires expertise, and special preparation and integration with your surrounding landscape. Be sure to ask for examples of past projects.  You can start by looking at these

2. Give the Gift of a Putting Green or Sports Court

If you’ve got a golfer or sports fan in your family, then a custom, high-quality putting green or sports court from Outside Landscape Group will be the perfect gift to absolutely blow them away.

Every avid golfer dreams of having a putting green in their backyard, as it provides them with an area on-site to work on their putting and short game just by stepping out their door. 

Putting Green Installed In Winter Near Atlanta, Ga
Back Yard Putting Green Installed During Winter
Pond Installed By Outside Landscape Group With Water Plants, Water Fall And Fish
Pond And Waterfall With Fish And Water Plants In Dunwoody, Ga

3. Give the Gift of a Pond, Spa, or Specialty Water Feature

Because of the climate we enjoy near our offices in Alpharetta, GA, and Alabama, we know outdoor spaces are used almost year-round.  Adding an eye-catching focal point with the peaceful sound of cascading water, is not only beautiful, but it can also create soothing white noise if you happen to hear road noise when you are outside. View examples of ponds and more.

4. Give the Gift of a Patio Space for Entertaining

Two Level Patio With Dining And Firepit Built By Outside Landscape Group, Sandy Springs, Ga
Two Level Patio With Dining And Firepit In Sandy Springs, Ga

One of the hallmarks of a beautiful outdoor living space includes a patio for dining or entertaining. It can include a full or modified outdoor kitchen with a gas or ceramic grill, bar, or storage.   Adding usable outdoor space is a truly beneficial addition as it will likely increase the value of your home, not to mention, provide a relaxing area where you can enjoy the outdoors year-round.  

5. The greatest gift of all – a Complete Landscaping Makeover

Last but not least, you could give the gift of a complete outside landscape design and renovation. As you can see by looking at before and after photos almost any space can be used to create an outdoor living space to wow your family and friends.

Before And After Landscape Project. Empty Yard Before With Pool And Waterfall After
Before And After A Project In Milton, Ga

How do you make this idea into a reality? 

Start by finding a landscape designer or searching online for “landscape architect near me”.   If you live in or around the Atlanta area or near Lake Martin, Alabama, you can always turn to Outside Landscape Group.  Whoever you call, if you start planning now, you should have a set of landscape plans that can be wrapped up and opened as a special holiday gift for your loved one! 

Written by Outside Landscape Group, Branches in Atlanta (and cities north) and Lake Martin, Alabama.


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