25 Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

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

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Updated on April 17, 2023

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.

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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From $44

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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From $40

Take some of the strain off Mom's back by using this ergonomically designed rocker seat. It has a curved back and contoured seat, and the height can be adjusted for hours of comfort in the garden.

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Handmade from lightweight and breathable cotton, this chic crusher hat is perfect for a day in the garden. Packable construction pairs with UPF 50 sun protection and an inner drawstring to ensure a comfortable fit.

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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. Lined in neoprene for breathability and comfort, it protects from the elements as well as supports the foot.

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From $68

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

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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 farmers market or corralling gardening tools.

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Perfect for collecting, organizing and storing Mom's seed collection, this stylish tin is made from durable galvanized steel and comes with 20 seed packets, monthly divider cards and a pencil.

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$19.95 (Set of 4)

Label herbs and vegetables in style with these porcelain plant markers. Each one is hand-painted with floral designs inspired by Ming vases in indigo and white. The reverse is solid white for labeling with a permanent marker.

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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.

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Soothe her hard-working hands with a hand cream crafted with gardeners in mind. She can keep this in her apron or right by the sink when she needs it.

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$22.50 (Set of 3)

Let Mom style and decorate her houseplants with these cute, metal creatures. Gently wrap their arms, legs and tails around the stems of a plant to create a mini menagerie that will bring even more joy to her greenery.

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Add a touch of magic to Mom's backyard with these hand-blown glass garden bells. Whether she hangs them from a tree or brings them inside, when sunlight hits these delicate bells they give off a lovely, colorful light.

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Inspired by traditional Buddhist and Hindu mandalas, this vibrant piece spins and "radiates" from its center when the wind blows, adding instant charm to Mom's outdoor space.

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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.

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Bees are busy! This textured glass orb catches small sips of clean drinking water for busy little pollinators to visit throughout the day.

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This porch swing bird feeder is a petite-sized replica of the real thing, complete with hanging rope and a wood-like texture. It’s scaled with small birds in mind and has a removable feeding tray for quick and easy cleanup.

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A hummingbird swing gives the tiny birds a perfectly sized place to perch. Have Mom hang it close to a feeder or nectar-rich flowering plant — and in a good viewing spot — so she can enjoy watching these beautiful birds in action.

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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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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.

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