This year, I’m all about the Mother’s Day gift ideas for gardeners. My mom really got into gardening last year, and this year she’s planning to go even bigger with it!
I bought her some things for it way back at Christmas, but now that the season is finally here, I’ll grab her some other gardening gifts to help keep her momentum going.
For the last 7-ish years, we always talked about starting a garden, but ended up putting it off. See, we rent, and we were only planning to stay for 6 months. Every year, we talk about moving closer to my brother. Yet every year, we’re still here come summer. This year, my mom decided to just dig in (literally) and finally grow that garden we’ve dreamed of. Who knows, maybe we’ll “jinx” ourselves in the opposite direction and I’ll come into a big enough fortune to be able to afford to move! If not, well, at least we’ll have fresh veggies and herbs!
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10 Gift Ideas for Mothers Who Love Gardening
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When you’re buying for someone who loves spending time in the garden, there’s a huge selection of great gift ideas out there. It doesn’t matter how much you have to spend, how big or small her garden might be or the type of gardening she prefers to do; these 10 Great Gift Ideas for Mothers Who Love Gardening will help you find the perfect present! I’ve included general ideas as well as a few specific ideas that I really love!
1. Herb Kit
Does your mom enjoy cooking just as much as she appreciates gardening? Then an herb kit is perfect. The majority of herb kits feature the most common plants used in cooking such as sage, thyme and rosemary.
They’re very easy to grow so would make a great choice for moms new to gardening. Another benefit is the fact that they can be grown inside as well as out. If your mom lives in an apartment, she’ll still get to grown the garden that she wants!
2. Gardening Books
Gardening books can be very useful, especially for the beginner – featuring plenty of tips, tricks and advice. The right book could help her understand exactly how to grow the perfect plants and flowers. Even a more experienced gardener would benefit from a book about a subject she’s passionate about. There’s always something new to learn about planting techniques. This one is a great choice:
3. Gardening Accessories
There are a lot of accessories out there that can help make gardening more comfortable, as well as easier. Show her you care by giving her knee pads to help protect herself as she’s tending to her garden. Or make her job easier with a brand new shovel or digging tool.
Ok so this might not sound like an exciting present, but it’s a great idea for moms who also care about the environment. A composter helps to create high quality compost that can help her plants and flowers grow. It also reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills.
5. Gardening Clothing
If you’re buying for a mother who does her best to look good at all times, why not surprise her with trendy gardening clothing? A lot of the time she’ll be out in the garden during hot, summer days. A hat can help keep her protected.
Gloves are another essential, helping to protect her hands. By giving gardening clothing you’re showing you care about her well-being, her hobby and her style.
6. Garden Décor
Garden décor really helps to personalize and brighten up an outdoor space. Why not give her a beautiful Suncatcher? They come in various nature inspired designs and you could even choose a style that suits her personality.
Maybe she has a fascination with butterflies for example? Then she’d be delighted with a butterfly Suncatcher or wind chimes.
7. Seeds and Bulbs
Help to make her garden look beautiful by buying her new seeds and bulbs. This gift can also be given in connection with gardening books. You could buy specific seeds that she’s never grown and then buy a book on how to grow them.
It’s worth keeping in mind that there are a few factors you need to consider before buying them for her. For example, you need to make sure they are compatible with the type of soil in her garden. You’ll also need to check whether they need to be grown in a greenhouse or can be grown directly in the garden. The last thing you want is to buy her something that she isn’t going to be able to grow.
8. Hanging Baskets
Flowers are a traditional Mother’s Day present, but hanging baskets can be even better. Featuring a range of colorful flowers, they add a really decorative look to the garden and last a lot longer than flowers bought from a florist. You could even create your own hanging basket if you have the right gardening skills.
Working with a bigger budget? Splurge on her Mother’s Day gift by surprising her with a greenhouse. Give her a dedicated space to grow everything from flowers to fruits and vegetables. A high quality greenhouse could turn into her pride and joy.
Greenhouses come in all sizes, so even if you have a smaller budget (or mom has a smaller garden area), you can still go with this gift idea. I got my mom a smaller indoor greenhouse so she can start her plants right now instead of waiting for spring to decide to show up! I got her this one:
It’s pretty easy to put together, and small enough to fit in our living room by the big window.
10. Storage Shed
If you have a really huge budget, a storage shed is pretty much the ultimate Mother’s Day gift for gardeners! We have a shed, but it’s really old and we don’t go into it because of the snakes, lol. I’d love to get something a little more updated an not quite so snake-accessible!
Keep a lookout for sheds that also feature a built on greenhouse. These are often referred to as potting sheds and provide both space to grow plants and flowers, as well as to store important gardening tools and equipment.
So there you have it – 10 of the Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Moms Who Love Gardening. As you can see, there’s something for everyone on the list.
You can also choose to buy more than one item above and create a little basket that is all her garden. Surprise her with something she is passionate about this Mother’s Day and show her how much you care.