Mother’s Day gardening gifts

Is your mom most commonly found digging beds, mowing the lawn and talking to plants? If so, your mom will be thrilled to receive a gardening-related gift this Mother’s Day — or for any other special occasion. 

Picking gifts for mothers who love gardening seems straightforward at first, but it can be tough to find something your mom needs and doesn’t already have. Thankfully, there are plenty of unusual and thoughtful options once you know where to look. 

How to find the best gifts for mothers who love gardening

Consider their gardening interests

Does your mother love growing vegetables, producing the biggest and most beautiful blooms, tending houseplants or keeping a kitchen garden of herbs and spices? Gardening is broad, and therefore not every gardening-related gift will suit every gardener. Think about what areas of gardening your mother is interested in to help find the perfect gift. 

Think about what they have and what might need upgrading

It can be hard to know what to buy for someone if you don’t already know what they have. If you aren’t able to do any in-person reconnaissance, it’s safe to assume any avid gardener already has the basics, such as gardening tools, watering cans and so on. However, an upgrade could be in order, so if your mom’s gardening gloves have seen better days, consider buying an upgraded version. 

Look at popular types of gardening-related gifts

If you’re stuck, you can find inspiration from some of the most popular types of gifts for gardeners. Most fall into one of these three broad categories: practical gifts, fun gifts and aesthetic gifts. 

  • Practical gifts: Any practical items for gardening fall into this category. This could include seeds, plants, watering cans, garden trugs, gardening apparel, tools and planters. 
  • Fun gifts: If your mom resides on the whimsical end of the spectrum, consider fun gardening-related gifts. These are items like cute garden statues, garden-themed jigsaw puzzles or novelty gardening-related mugs. 
  • Aesthetic gifts: These gifts are all about the way they look. They could include jewelry, prints and other decorative items related to gardening. 

Best gifts for moms mothers who love gardening

 

Gardeners Harvest Basket

Gardener’s Harvest Basket

This gorgeous basket is handmade in the USA and is ideal for moms who are into growing their own vegetables. Since the body is made from wire, it’s easy to hose down produce before bringing it inside to minimize mess.

Sold by Uncommon Goods

My Gardening Handbook

My Gardening Handbook

Perfect for growers who love to keep records, this garden journal has pages for memorable plantings, to record growing notes, to plan and keep track of seasonal tasks and much more. It also includes growing tips and other handy information all in a great-looking package.

Sold by Uncommon Goods

Sunday Afternoons Garden Visor Hat

Sunday Afternoons Garden Visor Hat

This lightweight visor hat not only has that classic gardener aesthetic, but it also keeps the sun off the wearer’s face without causing their head to feel too hot. If your mom has ever complained about catching too much sun out in the yard, this might be the perfect gift.

Sold by Macy’s

Digz High Performance Gardening Gloves

Digz High-Performance Gardening Gloves

While it might not be the most exciting gift ever given, if your mother needs new gardening gloves, you can’t go wrong with these. They offer protection yet are flexible enough to preserve the dexterity needed for all kinds of gardening tasks. The fingers are touch screen friendly so wearers don’t have to take off their gloves to snap photos of their yard.

Sold by Amazon and Home Depot

Vintage Succulents Puzzle

Vintage Succulents Puzzle

With its vintage cactuses and succulent design, this is a perfect choice of present for moms who love jigsaw puzzles almost as much as they love gardening. With 1,000 pieces, this will keep even keen jigsaw fans entertained for hours.

Sold by Uncommon Goods

Gardeners Tool Seat

Gardener’s Tool Seat

This folding seat has integrated tool storage. Gardeners can keep their tools close at hand and nicely organized while having a convenient place to rest when they need to. It feels durable and is made from water-resistant nylon with a steel frame.

Sold by Uncommon Goods 

MudMountainWorks Cactus Watering Spike

MudMountainWorks Cactus Watering Spike 

This is a great choice of gift for moms who are more into indoor gardening than tending a yard. This watering spike slowly releases water into the soil of a planter for more effective hydration. It’s shaped like a cactus, so it’s great for anyone who likes whimsical designs.

Sold by Etsy

Bee Drinking Garden Ball

Bee Drinking Garden Ball

It might look like a mysterious glass orb, but the purpose of this item is to catch small drops of water from rain or a hose to provide a spot for bees and other pollinators to drink. If your mom cares for all wildlife, large and small, in their yard, they’ll be pleased with this gift, but you might have to explain what it is.

Sold by Uncommon Goods

Gardener's Seed Saving Kit

Gardener’s Seed Saving Kit

Part of the magic of growing everything from fruits and vegetables to flowers and shrubs is that they produce seeds that let you grow more in the years to come. If your mother is new to saving seeds or doesn’t have a particularly organized method, this seed-saving kit is an excellent choice.

Sold by Uncommon Goods

Microfleur Max Microwave Flower Press Kit

Microfleur Max Microwave Flower Press Kit

This handy little device makes it quicker and easier to press flowers with the help of a microwave. It’s a great choice for any mothers who like to save their favorite blooms.

Sold by Amazon

Lonna and Lilly Gold-Tone Flower Slider Bracelet

Lonna and Lilly Gold-Tone Flower Slider Bracelet

If your mother doesn’t need anything practical for her yard, she might still want to show her love of gardening through this bracelet with a floral design. It’s understated and part of a collection with other matching pieces if you want to buy more than one item.

Sold by Macy’s

Rainbow Glass Infinity Sculpture

Rainbow Glass Infinity Sculpture

After putting so much effort into their yard, your mom deserves to sit out and enjoy it looking its best. This beautiful glass garden sculpture adds to the ambiance of an outdoor space.

Sold by Uncommon Goods

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