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The serious start of 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 an experienced gardener with an extra-green thumb who produces a prize-worthy bounty of vegetables each year or a novice who just dabbles in growing herbs on her windowsill, she’s sure to love a plant-themed treat.
We rounded up 25 Mother’s Day garden-themed gifts that celebrate not only Mom’s ability to nurture, but also her love of nature. Need more ideas? Check out our favorite gifts for cool moms, Etsy gifts and jewelry gifts.
Gardening supplies for Mother’s Day
$52 at Uncommon Goods
Help Mom collect her garden’s bounty with this classic harvest basket. Handmade in Maine with pine wood and wire, it can be hosed down to clean off any dirt with ease.
$32.81 at Etsy
Plant ladies will swoon for this bestselling, denim-style utility apron to hold their gardening tools, seeds and other essentials. Personalize the included adorable drawing by choosing the hair style, hair color, skin color and 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 if your mom is just getting started with a gardening hobby or already has a certified green thumb — this chic kit will be put to good use. With a hand-forged trowel made in Holland, durable bamboo-fabric gloves and a zippered canvas utility pouch, it will last her for many seasons to come.
Gardening starter kits for moms
$12 at Uncommon Goods
Looking for an inexpensive gift for your favorite mama? Treat her to a margarita and then present her with this fun grow kit that includes six seed packets to grow Roma and beefsteak tomatoes, jalapenos, verde tomatillos, cilantro and scallions. Next time, chips and salsa are on her!
$25 at Etsy
With its more than 1.2 million sales and 5-star reviews, you can’t go wrong with this mini herb garden kit. Each gift includes a wooden box planter; three seed packets to grow mint, cilantro and basil; three peat pellets; a mini shovel; three burlap planter bags and three blank wood plant markers. Best of all, you can personalize the box with your favorite mom’s name for a special touch.
$29.50 at Etsy
Surprise your mom this Mother’s Day with a pretty box filled with goodies. This 5-star kit includes 20 mixed zinnia seeds, 20 mixed sunflower seeds, 20 mixed cosmo seeds, a seed saver envelope, a pair of floral-pattern garden gloves, floral scissors and a “serenity”-engraved garden stone, along with an instruction card and decorated gift box.
$29.97 at Amazon
Just because Mom lacks yard space doesn’t mean she can’t still grow her own veggies. This plant-sprouting box comes with five different organic, non-GMO seeds (early cherry tomato, butterhead lettuce, carrot, cherry belle radish and bush bean), along with five compostable peat pots, five rich potting soil discs, five custom wood-burned plant markers and a growing guide.
$22.99 at Amazon
Get your mom off to a great gardening start this summer with everything she needs to grow a funky vegetable garden. This colorful kit includes seeds for purple carrots, golden zucchini squash, Brussels sprouts, striped tomatoes and rainbow chard, plus five pots and peat discs.
Gardening apparel for Mother’s Day
$95 at Nordstrom
Help keep Mom comfy in these quality, waterproof dark olive and clay gardening clogs. Sturdy, with traction and a neoprene lining, she may just never take them off.
$24.99 at Etsy
Mom will be extra stylish in her garden, on a stroll or while lounging at the pool with this fun handmade straw hat, printed with “plant lady” on the wide brim, that features more than 145,000 5-star reviews.
From $20 at Etsy
Mamas who spend hours working the soil will be proud to wear this hand-pressed T-shirt that reads “Hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. Nurture a garden to feed body & soul.” Choose from two dozen colors and unisex sizes small to 3X.
$24 at Uncommon Goods
Keep your gardening mom’s hands soft and clean with these pretty English floral-print gloves that are coated with waterproof nitrile on the palms. Even better, when she’s done digging in the dirt, she can follow up with a soothing hand soap made with shea butter, olive oil and apricot seeds for exfoliating. Gloves come in small, medium and large sizes.
From $25.99 at Amazon
Long days out in the garden call for sun-protective clothing and this UPF 50-plus long-sleeve, quick-drying shirt will not only keep Mom shielded from the sun, but will look good anywhere. Available in several shades (we’re partial to this soft pink), it comes in sizes extra small to 3X, is lightweight with a mesh-lined vented back and has loops and button tabs to convert it to a short-sleeve style.
Gardening books for moms
$35 at Uncommon Goods
Serious gardeners track the details of their favorite hobby. If your mom falls into this category, she’ll love this pretty, hardbound planner and journal with 300-plus themed sections where she can enter notes, photos, drawings and more — and also find tips and tricks.
From $12.99 at Amazon
This recent bestselling release includes advice for growing therapeutic herbs, along with 70 recipes for everything from teas, syrups and tinctures to salves and oils. It’s a slam dunk for moms into holistic wellness, home apothecary, medicinal herbs and more.
From $8.69 at Amazon
If your mom loves flower gardens, she’ll appreciate this beautiful illustrated botanical encyclopedia that serves as not only eye candy but also 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, that contains 125 recipes, plus a guide to 600-plus vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.
From $10.59 at Amazon
When space is at a premium, raised bed gardening can be a rewarding solution. This bestselling book offers instructions on building planting boxes, mixing soil, starting seeds, growing and harvesting and much more.
Other gardening gifts for Mother’s Day
From $29.95 at Etsy
For moms who love to get their hands in the dirt comes this fun gift tin filled with gardener’s healing balm and cuticle cream, a bar of organic eucalyptus and tea tree soap and a two-sided nail brush. The tin can double as storage for seeds, tags or twine and comes with a keepsake silver garden snail charm. Add green gardening gloves for an additional fee.
$25 at Urban Stems
For mothers who love mojitos but are short on garden space (or lack green thumbs), consider this pretty self-watering kit that includes a soft white glass planter with a wicking system, stainless steel net pot, wick, organic mint seeds, plant food and more.
$32.45 at Etsy
An Etsy bestseller with nearly 25,000 sales, this 5-star-rated gift box features a handmade moisturizing soap, handmade pumice soap, a tin of healing salve, a jar of hand and body lotion and a boar-bristle nail brush.
$30 at Uncommon Goods
Give Mom’s garden a peaceful, calming presence with this lovely 12-inch, weatherproof metal wind spinner featuring a mandala design, inspired by Buddhist and Hindu imagery.