Renting Mother Nature....

Christmas is looming around the corner.  Don't get me wrong, I'm excited - in fact my decorations have been brought up from the basement (but not put out yet, I'll wait until after Thanksgiving).  BUT I have no idea what to get for people that already have everything. 
I think the hubs and I are going to be lame and buy ourselves a new mattress for Christmas - we are so exciting, I know.
I was thinking about getting Rent Mother Nature leases for a few people I have absolutely NO idea what to get.
This is from their site :

Here's How It Works

1 We farm for you: We have a network of farmers, dedicated to sustainable agriculture, who will deliver a share of their absolutely fresh harvest to your gift recipient's door. 

2 We send the Lease Document to your gift recipient: The lease is a handsome parchment-like certificate that is beautifully illustrated, embossed with a gold seal, and personalized with the name of your recipient. This is sent at the time the lease is ordered (or at a time of your choosing) along with an illustrated Gift Announcement (which includes your gift message) describing the program you selected. You can also choose to have the Lease sent to you for personal presentation.
3 We keep the 'Lessees' up-to-date with Progress Reports: As the crop is nurtured, informative and entertaining newsletters are sent to your recipients -keeping them up-to-date about the harvest season. As a humorous option we'll even go out and take an action photo of their tree, hive, cow, sheep, or field hard at work and mail it with one of the Reports.
4 We deliver the Harvest: 'Tis the season... The fresh and natural harvests are delivered right to the door. Yields are guaranteed, along with your complete satisfaction. We do all the work and you get all the raves (while helping America's family farms).
What do you think?  Would you be excited about getting fresh cheese and supporting local farmers?
What are you buying for people this year?


  1. This idea is incredible! I just showed it to my husband and he is planning to get it for a friend for Christmas.

  2. I love food with a story! And living in NYC it'd be great to get some farm fresh items delivered!

  3. I bought an aunt and uncle who have everything a share of a rice crop. They got pounds and pounds of rice, apparently...and they loved it! I think there's actually a little cache to telling friend that you have a guy in Thailand who sends you rice. Makes supermarket rice look downright shabby. :)