26 Gardening Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
From growing kits to planters to even jewelry, here are some garden-inspired gifts for the gardening mom on your Mother's Day gift list.
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A Pretty Pot
What gardening enthusiast wouldn’t love a new flower pot or planter in a pretty color or pattern? Garden stores offer a variety of sizes and styles at all price points. Try matching planters or a set for the gardener who loves decorating with flowers and plants.
Gardening gloves are one of the best gifts for gardeners. Gloves that are flexible and sturdy with a fun pattern will be a gardener’s best friend. Look for gloves made from synthetic suede and nylon, which will be flexible and breathable. A gardener can never have too many gloves, which is why they’re great gifts for gardeners who have everything. They might appreciate these tips for easier gardening too!
Bring the garden indoors with a DIY succulent garden. Find a pretty open container and layer sand, small stones and soil before adding succulents and small cacti. Gardeners who have everything would love mini garden gift ideas, especially a Christmas cactus.
Vegetable gardeners need a gathering basket to collect all that produce. Wicker baskets with handles make great gift for vegetable gardeners and work well for collecting vegetables. Or look for a sturdy yet lightweight basket made from wood and wire that allows excess dirt to escape.
This Apple Tree-To-Be Kit is the gift that will keep on giving once planted. The kit contains seeds harvested from Ralls Janet heirloom apples, along with soil, a burlap bag, pot and aluminum tag so you can personalize the inscription. If you’re looking for gifts for gardeners who have it all, this is a good idea.
All those colorful flowers will attract a variety of birds to the yard. So give them a place to rest with a pretty DIY birdhouse. Birdhouses make great gift ideas for those who love to spend time in their backyard and can be one of the best gifts for gardeners. If you’d rather buy one, there are plenty of great options online.
Give the gardener some signs to point the way. Whether they identify different areas of the garden or offer a nice message like “Life is Better in the Garden,” there are plenty of gift ideas online to inspire you. You can share this brilliant seed ID trick with a gardener too!
The options are endless when building a homemade terrarium, which makes a great gift for gardeners who have everything. Start with a container (open or closed) and layer with sand, small stones or aquarium gravel and soil. And add mosses and violets. For a fun look, add some small figurines or cake toppers.
Help the gardener on your list protect their plants with a patio greenhouse. This model includes the planter box and the cover. If the gardener already owns a planter box, just purchase the cover. With these mini greenhouses, you can start seeds earlier in the spring and keep plants going longer in the fall and winter. And there are lots of styles available from garden stores and several DIY options online for inspiration.
Get your gardener rolling with this Rolling Garden Seat with Turnbar from Kotula’s. The tractor scoot helps relieve pain and stress caused by all that squatting and bending over when in the garden. Plus, check out these 11 wheelbarrows that do everything.
Designer Garden Snips
Garden-Themed Christmas Ornaments
Give some garden-inspired ornaments for the Christmas tree such as this pickle ornament seen on Debbie Doos. Several other garden-themed ornaments can also be found online, resembling peas, carrots, eggplants and even garlic.
Living Wall Planter
This wall planter is 29 in. tall and 33 in. wide. It holds plants in 12 waterproof pockets made from recycled material. You can attach it to the wall indoors for decorative plants or make a kitchen herb garden out of it. You can also check out the self-watering living wall we created for more great gifts.
A butterfly house will give those monarchs and other butterflies a place to rest their wings. Several sizes and styles are available online for gift ideas, or better yet, you can make your own. Discover 49 colorful plants you can add to brighten up your garden, like milkweed, which will attract those butterflies.
Does your favorite gardener love to keep learning more about their hobby? Then gardening books are the ticket. Check out the gardening section at your local bookstore or online, where you’ll find books on everything from growing tomatoes and prairie gardens to composting and harvesting.
Homemade Flower Vase
Make a sweet, rustic flower vase using an old watering can or pitcher. The vase and a bouquet of flowers are sure to brighten up the room.
Kitchen Herb Garden
To ensure your gardener has fresh herbs year-round, give a kitchen herb garden. Home stores stick several styles. Or try your hand at building a hanging herb garden or a wall-mounted garden like the one seen here.