Garden Bon Bon Sets

created by

Anne Dowell

$14.95

created by

Anne Dowell

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It Grows On You

Make gardening a treat with these clever boxes of botanical bon bons. Seed balls rolled in red clay are shaped like delectable truffles, ripe for the planting. Simply plant them in spacious potters or a plot of earth for delightful bushels of edible herbs.

This patent-pending product goes beyond the giftbox: It's a thoughtful way of introducing gardening greenhorns to the joy of a green thumb. Handmade in Seattle.

Boxes of eight "truffles" mix four different herbs in two distinct varieties:

Herbal Teas (top):
Grow greens suited for teas and salads: Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Borage Blossom and Anise.

Italian Herbs (bottom):
Sprout kitchen staples for rounding out entrees, pesto and garnishes: Basil, Parsley, Chive and Winter Thyme.

Directions included. Sold separately.

"Several years ago I heard of guerrilla gardeners using seed balls. I thought the lean design concept was cool, as is the historic agricultural use," says Anne Dowell, creator of Garden Bon Bons.

"Then when I had a child," she continues, "I thought it might be an enjoyable way to engage my toddler in gardening, so I looked up the technique and realized that although seed balls are too small for a very small child, they look uncannily like truffles."

Anne, inspired by the seed balls truffle-like quality, decided to "push the metaphor and create a gift product that makes seed-giving more gratifying."

Anne calls Garden Bon Bons "a gateway gift to inspire timid non-gardeners and delight foodies and more serious gardeners with an elegant presentation."

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
clay, cardboard, ribbon, seeds, organic compost
Measurements
Presentation Box: 5.5" L x 3.25" W x 1.25" H; Bon Bons: each approx. .5-1" x .5-1" x .5-1"; Net weight: 3 oz.
Notes
Store in a cool dry place until ready to grow. Then, place bon bons on top of soil in sunny spot (indoors or outdoors), water generously until germination.
Item ID
19735

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.



Garden Bon Bon Sets have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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Garden Bon Bon Sets
 
4.4

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (43)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Accurate instructions (15)
  • Easy to store (11)

Cons

  • Small in size (5)

Best Uses

  • Garden (46)
  • Patio (28)
  • Indoors (18)
  • Outdoors (17)
  • Deck (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (24), Budget shopper (21), Avid gardener (16), Midrange shopper (15)
    • I Am A:
    • Couple no kids (3), Single female (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (27)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (14), Birthday (7), Other (6)

Reviewed by 89 customers

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4.0

I would buy this as a gift again

By 

from Detroit, Mi

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Original Gift Idea

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

    This product was a gift for my sister-in-law (who is moving into a new house soon). She says that she can't wait to plant her new garden! She also told me that my brother - without reading the package - was about to eat one of the 'bon bons' because he thought it was an actual piece of chocolate!

    Service and delivery comments:

    This product was delivered early.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday
     
    5.0

    Perfect Gift!

    By 

    from Atlanta, ga

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Packaged Perfectly

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Deck
    • Garden
    • Patio

    Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

    This product is so easy to use and the packaging is adorable. It looks just like a little box of truffles.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday
     
    5.0

    Unique gift

    By 

    from Cary, NC

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Deck

      Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

      Great retirement gift for someone who has everything but loves to garden. She said she had the perfect container garden on her deck to plant them.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery very prompt. I was worried when I ordered it if it would arrive in time but it did!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other
       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By 

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Deck
        • Garden
        • Patio

        Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

        These are amazing. The packaging is adorable and the bon bons really do look like real chocolates. We planted these about a week ago and the plants are already beginning to grow! They are super easy to use, just place on top of soil and water. I highly recommend these!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Valentine’s Day
         
        5.0

        Delightful way to encourage gardening

        By 

        from Santa Monica, CA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Store
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Deck
          • Garden
          • Patio

          Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

          Recipient was thrilled with the presentation of these seeds. She (and I) can't wait to see how the garden looks after planting/harvesting!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          4.0

          Great gift!

          By 

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Easy To Store
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

            I gave this as a gift to both of my aunts, and they were thrilled!! They love to garden, and they love to drink tea, so it seemed like a winning combination, but you never know until it's opened. They were very pleased with this gift, and I was very pleased with its timely delivery, and pleasant packaging.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah
             
            4.0

            A great gift for gardeners

            By 

            from Plymouth, MA

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

              The gift recipient loved it and was looking forward to planting the bon-bons. The packaging is very creative. It's worth noting that the box can be a little dusty, so just be aware of that.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other
               
              5.0

              Fabulous gifts!

              By 

              from Hamburg, NY

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique
              • Wonderful Packaging

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

                The shipping was very quick. This is the first time I've ordered from Uncommon Goods, and look forward to shopping with them in the future.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Could be five star.

                By 

                from Princeton, WV

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Very Unique Gift

                Cons

                • Does Not Ship Well

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

                  I got these for my mom who is a big gardener. She absolutely loved them and was excited to try the herbal tea set. I liked the way they were packaged and they came with detailed instructions about how to plant and use the herbs. Very neat :) The only downfall - I had these shipped to me and the first time I got them they were totally crushed. I called and had amazing customer service and Uncommon Goods sent me a new box...one of the bon bons was still crushed and strewn about the box but overall the gift was a success. Would definitely reccommend, but they are VERY fragile, so make sure they are packaged and shipped carefully.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Fragile!

                  By 

                  from Troy, Michigan

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • CUTE
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Fragile

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Garden Bon Bon Sets:

                    The woman I bought these for loved them.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    The main box the Bon Bons had arrived in looked completely fine. However when I opened it the box the actual product was in looked like it had been tossed around before it was sent to me.

                    It was also a bit of a downer to see that one of the "Bon Bons" had cracked in half on the journey and particles of dirt were all over when I opened it.

                    The product itself is very cute, but I wish it had been packaged with a little more TLC.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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