25+ Gardening Gifts for Mom

From lavish to low-cost, surprise Mom with one of these garden-inspired gift picks selected by HGTV editors.

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April 16, 2020

If your mom practically lives in her garden, then surprising her with a gardening gift for Mother's Day is the way to go. Even if you think she has everything she needs, there is always something new in the gardening world your gardener mom is coveting. Below, we've listed thoughtful, personal gardening gifts your mom most likely doesn't already have.


Grab a big pair of these garden scissors to tackle hardier branches or a small pair for a more bonsai-style situation. Their handles are ambidextrous and inlaid with walnut for comfort. Mom's hands will appreciate the little extra effort as she tackles her toughest gardening.

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Planting spring blooms just got even more stylish with these cotton palm garden gloves.

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These stainless-steel herb snips are modeled after traditional Japanese Nigiri Basami, or sewing snips. The ergonomic tool is perfect for small-scale pruning or herb snipping.

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This gift-worthy kit is perfect for the potting shed, filled with essentials for maintaining garden tools from handle to blade and all stored in a beautiful, wooden box. A wire brush with brass bristles removes excess dirt and debris, while linseed oil and a soft polishing cloth condition wooden handles. The sharpener features a silicon carbide stone, ideal for honing heavy-duty garden tools.

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Cut Flower Garden by florist-farmer Erin Benzakein is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a flower gardening book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Get tips for growing in a variety of climates and step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces and florist design for the entire year.

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Few garden tools are as indispensable as a great hat. This pretty, polka-dot bucket hat features a polyester sweatband that wicks away moisture. Plus, we think it looks pretty cute, too.

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Printed with artwork from the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library, this practical kneeler features layers of shock-absorbing EVA foam and cushioning memory foam, plus a waterproof neoprene exterior that dries quickly and wipes clean.

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This spacious garden carry-all is perfect for collecting flowers, removing weeds, harvesting fruits and vegetables, and toting tools. Each heirloom-quality carry-all features a maple handle and side rails, white pine end pieces and a metal mesh basket.

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Get Mom set up for gardening season with this handy tote that's the perfect grab-and-go bag for a quick weeding session or a full day in the garden. Fill the bag with a few tools for a beginning gardener.

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Perfect for collecting, organizing and storing Mom's seed collection, this stylish tin is made from powder-coated steel with leather handles.

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These cement baskets are woven to withstand time and the elements. Each planter is fashioned from rock-solid cement for durability and features the richly-woven texture and permanent slouch reminiscent of rattan baskets.

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This beautiful bandana is made of Indian cotton and topped with an intricate botanical design.

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Gift Mom with this set of four luxury soaps naturally scented with florals like rose, lavender and jasmine.

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This indispensable and hard-working gardening basket is great for gathering and washing crops right in the garden. It's easy to carry around, and Mom can even use it for shopping at the farmer's market or corralling gardening tools.

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In this global tour of modern gardens, plant expert Christopher Woods showcases 50 modern gardens that push boundaries and define natural beauty in significant ways. Along the way, Mom will learn about the people, plants and stories that make these iconic gardens so lust-worthy.

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$29.95 $20
33% Off

Borrowing the autumnal shape of an acorn, this Italian-made alder-wood holder keeps twine handy for garden tasks. It comes with a ball of sturdy cotton twine (76 yards!) that will be right there when Mom needs it.

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These charming handwoven baskets are a nod to the ones you're likely to find in the French countryside. In a big and small option, it's sized just right for market visits and more.

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This slip-on shoe is handcrafted from waterproof rubber and designed with gardening in mind. The clog has a flexible, natural rubber form and Hunter's signature tread for grip. We love that each handcrafted style features an iconic oakleaf print, designed by the National Trust.

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This tumbler kit is cleverly crafted for leafy and easy-to-care-for plants. Each pot features two seed types (like Thai basil and cilantro) ready to shoot up and greet the world. All Mom has to do is add water.

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Whether Mom is a beginner or a master gardener, encourage her growing season this year with an inspiring gardening book. We may be a bit biased, but Kelly Smith Trimble, the editorial director here at HGTV.com, released this book last month full of bite-sized advice and inspiration, organized by season. From growing tips to quotes from inspirational gardeners to recipes, the beautifully illustrated book is one Mom can reach for again and again whenever she needs a little gardening guidance.

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This hand scrub is just the thing for Mom to place by her sink to exfoliate and hydrate her skin with rosemary leaf extract, aloe and honey.

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Green thumbs know that the amount of water a plant needs is a delicate matter. This mister is ideal for all plants, from humidity-loving to water-sensitive, and at all stages, from seed starting to sprout growth.

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Charmingly crafted and painted by hand, these colorful planters will lend a whimsical touch to Mom's plant-filled windowsill.

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$82 $49
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Part of their high-performance ExOfficio line, the BugsAway Lumen hoodie is super lightweight, looks great and all but does the gardening for you. It even comes treated with Insect Shield, giving you invisible, odorless protection just by putting on your clothes.

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$50 $40
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Lather's Lavender Retreat gift set features an exfoliating foaming body scrub with olive seed and walnut shell powders and infused with fig, olive and grapeseed extracts that will start her day with a bang. Follow with the ultra-delicate fragrance of Bulgarian lavender essential oil in a luxurious body creme, made even more appealing with its paraben- and sulfate-free formula.

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Designed for garden adventures and more, this stain-, wind- and water-resistant vest is just the right weight to wear on its own or as a mid-layer during colder seasons. A zip-front and storm flap seals out the elements. Plus, it dries in a flash, too, so it's ready for another day of adventure.

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Birds will appreciate visiting this adorable birdhouse in Mom's garden. The birdhouse is mounted on a post so it's sturdy, and it features intricate details like a porch, flower boxes and a tiny wreath.

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