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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.

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Gardening Gloves

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!

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Succulent Garden

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.

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Gathering Basket

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.

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 Apple Tree-To-Be-Kit

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.

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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.

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Garden Signs

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!

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Stepping Stones Gift Ideas

Bring artwork to the garden with stepping stone gift ideas. You can purchase stepping stones in garden stores or make your own!

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Homemade Terrarium

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.

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Planter Box

Planter boxes are great for flowers, herbs, vegetables and even grasses. Try building one with bamboo for a modern look.

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Patio Greenhouse

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.

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Tractor Scoot

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.

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Tool Tote

This large garden tote from Jump High will help the home gardener keep their tools organized. Made of durable fabrics, it features an easily accessible exterior pocket.

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Boot Mat

Give the gardener a spot to put their muddy gardening boots. Whether it’s a tray or a fun, colorful mat, it will help bring order to a mudroom. Yet another great gift for gardeners who seemingly have everything.

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Watering Can

A colorful watering can will make even the most mundane gardening chore of watering a little more fun. Pick one in a vibrant color or paint an old metal can for a custom look.

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Designer Garden Snips

These designer garden snips gift ideas from Fiskars will make pruning a snap. The tool works on stems and branches up to 1/2-in. in diameter. Garden snips make perfect gifts for vegetable gardeners.

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Handmade Trellis

This classic DIY cedar and copper trellis will bring some art to the garden, not to mention make a great home for climbing plants. These tomato towers are another option that will be perfect gifts for vegetable gardeners who want their garden to stand out.

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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.

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Wall Planter

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.

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Hummingbird Feeder

All those colorful flowers and plants undoubtedly will bring the hummingbirds to your favorite gardener’s yard, so give those birds a place to refuel with a hummingbird feeder.

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Butterfly House

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.

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Bee Hotel

Help protect the bees that pollinate all those plants with a bee hotel. If you’d rather make a bee hotel yourself, here’s what you need to know.

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Gardening Books

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.

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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.

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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.

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Gardener Key Chain

Your favorite gardener will love these inexpensive key chains with garden charms. These are perfect gifts for gardener moms who have everything.

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