The serious start of the planting season and Mother’s Day go hand in hand, making gardening supplies, kits and books the perfect gifts to show mom a little holiday love. Whether she’s a seasoned gardener with an extra green thumb who produces a prize-worthy bounty of vegetables each year, or a novice just dabbling in growing herbs on her windowsill, she’s sure to make a planting treat love.
We’ve rounded up 25 Mother’s Day gardening gifts that not only celebrate mom’s nurturing skills, but also her love of the outdoors. Need more ideas? Check out our favorite cool mom gifts, Etsy gifts and jewelry gifts.
Gardening accessories for Mother’s Day
$52 at Unusual Goods
Help mom collect the fruits of her garden with this classic harvest basket. Handcrafted in Maine from pine and wire, it can be hosed down to remove dirt with ease.
$32.81 at Etsy
Plant ladies will swoon over this best selling denim style utility apron for storing their garden tools, seeds and other essentials. Personalize the included adorable drawing by choosing the hairstyle, hair color, skin color, lip color and even add glasses if you like. Want something other than “I dig plants” written on it? Just request it.
$110 at food52
It doesn’t matter whether your mum is just starting out with her gardening hobby or already has a certified green thumb – this chic set will put her to good use. With a hand-forged Dutch-made trowel, durable bamboo webbing gloves and a zippered canvas utility bag, she’ll serve her for seasons to come.
Garden starter kits for moms
$12 at Unusual Goods
Are you looking for a cheap gift for your favorite mom? Treat her to a margarita, then give her this fun grow kit that includes six seed packets for growing roma and beef tomatoes, jalapenos, green tomatillos, cilantro and spring onions. Next time it’s chips and salsa!
$25 at Etsy
With over 1.2 million sales and 5-star ratings, you can’t go wrong with this mini herb garden kit. Each gift includes a wooden planter box; three seed packets for growing mint, coriander and basil; three peat pellets; a mini shovel; three burlap plant bags and three empty wood plant markers. Best of all, you can personalize the box with your favorite mom’s name for that special touch.
$29.50 at Etsy
Surprise your mom for Mother’s Day with a pretty box full of goodies. This 5-star set includes 20 mixed zinnia seeds, 20 mixed sunflower seeds, 20 mixed cosmos seeds, a seed envelope, a pair of floral gardening gloves, flower scissors and a “Serenity” engraved garden stone, along with an instruction card and decorated gift box.
$29.97 at Amazon
Just because mom doesn’t have space in the garden doesn’t mean she can’t grow her own vegetables. This plant germination box contains five different non-GMO organic seeds (Early Cherry Tomato, Butterhead Lettuce, Carrot, Cherry Radish, and French Bean), along with five compostable peat pots, five rich potting discs, five custom-made wood-burned plant markers, and growing instructions.
$22.99 at Amazon
Get your mom off to a great gardening start this summer with everything she needs to grow a fancy vegetable garden. This colorful set includes purple carrot, golden zucchini squash, Brussels sprouts, striped tomatoes and rainbow chard seeds, plus five pots and peat slices.
Garden wear for Mother’s Day
$95 at north current
Keep mum comfortable in these premium quality, waterproof dark olive green and clay garden clogs. Sturdy, with traction and a neoprene lining, she may never take them off.
$24.99 at Etsy
Mom will look extra stylish in her garden, on a stroll or lounging by the pool with this fun handmade straw hat, which has ‘Plant Lady’ printed on the wide brim and boasts over 145,000 5-star reviews.
From $20 at Etsy
Moms who work long hours on the ground will be proud to wear this hand pressed t-shirt that reads ‘Hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. Nurtur a garden to feed body & soul”. Choose from two dozen colors and unisex sizes from small to 3X.
$24 at Unusual Goods
Keep your gardening mum’s hands soft and clean with these pretty English floral print gloves, which have waterproof nitrile palm coating. Even better, when she’s done digging in the dirt, she can exfoliate with a soothing hand soap made with shea butter, olive oil, and apricot kernels. Gloves come in small, medium, and large sizes.
Starting at $25.99 at Amazon
Long days in the garden call for sun protection, and this long-sleeved, quick-drying UPF 50 plus shirt not only protects mum from the sun, but looks good wherever she goes. It’s available in multiple shades (we like that soft pink), it comes in extra small sizes up to 3X, it’s lightweight, with a mesh-lined, vented back, and has loop and button plackets to convert it to a short-sleeve style.
Gardening Books for Moms
$35 at Unusual Goods
Serious gardeners follow the details of their favorite hobby. If your mom falls into this category, she’ll love this pretty, hardcover planner and journal with over 300 themed areas to add notes, photos, drawings and more – and find tips and tricks, too.
Starting at $12.99 at Amazon
This latest bestselling publication includes advice on growing medicinal herbs and 70 recipes for everything from teas, syrups and tinctures to ointments and oils. It’s a bull’s eye for moms into holistic wellness, medicine cabinets, medicinal herbs and more.
Starting at $8.69 at Amazon
If your mom loves flower gardens, she’ll appreciate this beautifully illustrated botanical encyclopedia, which not only serves as a visual treat but also as a guide to flowers and herbs.
$49.99 at Harry & David
Help Mom put her hard work in the garden to good use with this 639-page cookbook from The Chef’s Garden, a family-owned Ohio farm, featuring 125 recipes and a guide to over 600 vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.
Starting at $10.59 Amazon
When space is tight, raised bed gardening can be a worthwhile solution. This bestselling book provides instructions on building planter boxes, mixing soil, planting seeds, growing and harvesting, and more.
More gardening gifts for Mother’s Day
Starting at $29.95 at Etsy
For moms who love to get their hands in the dirt, this fun gift tin comes filled with gardener’s healing balm and cuticle cream, a bar of organic eucalyptus and tea tree soap and a two-sided nailbrush. The tin can serve as storage for seeds, tags or twine and comes with a silver garden snail charm. Add green gardening gloves for an additional cost.
$25 at Urban Tribes
For moms who love mojitos but have limited garden space (or don’t have a green thumb), consider this pretty self-watering kit, which includes a soft white glass wicking planter, stainless steel mesh pot, wick, organic Includes mint seeds and plant food and more.
$32.45 at Etsy
An Etsy bestseller with nearly 25,000 sales, this 5-star gift box includes a handmade moisturizing soap, handmade pumice soap, a jar of healing ointment, a jar of hand and body lotion, and a boar bristle nailbrush.
$30 at Unusual Goods
Bring a peaceful, calming presence to Mom’s garden with this beautiful 12″ weatherproof metal wind chime, featuring a mandala design inspired by Buddhist and Hindu imagery.
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