For the garden or to adorn your little one, below are a few “Waltz of the Flowers” inspired ideas for your gift giving this holiday season. Either way, gifts of flowers are sure to brighten the cold winter days.

Waltz of the Flowers gift inspiration from the Nutcracker Ballet on Flee Fly Flown

If you haven’t been keeping up, I’ve been pulling inspiration from the Nutcracker Ballet where the heroine, Clara, escapes to the world of sweets (and flowers) after she saves the Nutcracker Prince. Start at the beginning, here.

Waltz of the Flowers inspiration from the The Nutcracker on Flee Fly Flown

Top row, left to right: Fabric flower pins, $14.50. Scarlet Solid Perfume, $22. Rose Ring, $12. Middle row: Wildflower collection, $24. A date with your local garden. Create a forced hyacinth kit. Bottom row: Georgia O’Keeffe Mini Wall Calendar, $8. Flower tutu for your little dancer, $29.95. Seed Bombs, $6.

During all of the stress that the holiday season can bring, remember to stop and smell the roses!

- Colleen