25 Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
From lavish to low-cost, surprise Mom with one of these garden-inspired gift picks.
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's always something new in the gardening world that she may be coveting, from shoes to shears. Not sure where to start? If Mom is a gardening newbie, then start her out with some must-have essentials, like gloves, tools or an apron. For gardening experts, look at upgrades to her old favorites to make garden maintenance a breeze. Below, we share thoughtful gardening gifts Mom will absolutely adore for Mother's Day — or any time of year.
Make her home feel like a tropical paradise with a Monstera plant. With delicately pierced holes, dubbing it the Swiss cheese plant, the Monstera is a relatively easy houseplant for Mom to grow. Choose from six different planters and up 12 different hues to gift the perfect plant companion.
Help Mom cultivate a kitchen garden full of fresh herbs with this handy gift set. Each set includes a passive hydroponic grow kit with organic Genovese basil, sleek pruning sheers, a 100-percent cotton tea towel with harvesting tips (like, “snip where sprig meets the stem”) and an herb pull and pinch dish when it’s time to eat.
Grab a large pair of these garden scissors to tackle hardier branches or a small pair for a more bonsai-style situation. The handles are ambidextrous and inlaid with walnut for comfort. Mom's hands will appreciate the little extra effort as she tackles her toughest gardening tasks.
Add some glamour to Mom's gardening arsenal with pretty, personalized copper tools. These dibbler, fork and trowel tools are handmade from copper and feature a custom-engraved, solid ash wood handle. Each piece comes complete with a genuine leather hook for seamless hanging storage. Shop the tools a la carte or treat Mom to a set of all three.
This gift-worthy kit is perfect for the potting shed. It's filled with essentials for maintaining garden tools from handle to blade with everything 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.
Planting spring blooms just got even more stylish with these blossom-strewn garden gloves. Prettier than your average pair, these gloves feature waterproof nitrile coating on the palms, while the backs are left as-is so skin can breathe. Plus, Mom can keep her hard-working hands soft with the accompanying soap full of skin-soothing ingredients like shea butter, olive oil and exfoliating apricot seeds.
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. Lined in neoprene for breathability and comfort, it protects from the elements as well as supports the foot.
Whether Mom is a beginner or a master gardener, encourage her growing season this year with an inspiring gardening book. Kelly Smith Trimble, the editorial director here at HGTV, wrote this book 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.
Help Mom attract butterflies to her garden. The shallow well of recycled glass in this puddler holds sand or rock salt and a teaspoon of water. When the water evaporates, butterflies are attracted to the crystal mixture left behind. They'll continue returning regularly, a surprise Mom is sure to welcome.
Have Mom hang or place this egg-shaped mosquito repellent diffuser in her outdoor space to naturally protect against pests. When it's filled with DEET-free repellent made from lemongrass oil and geraniol, it will ward off mosquitoes and other bugs up to around 200 square feet — the perfect amount of protection for decks, patios and porches.