Gardening Gifts for Mom: Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Does your mom have a love for being in the garden? If she does, she will want some garden tools and accessories to keep her garden looking its best. More than just the best gardening gifts for mom, we have picked out other thoughtful gifts that any green thumb would love.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so we created this list of 19 great gardening gifts. We’re sure Mom’s garden requires a lot of hard work, and these garden essentials will make her hours in the garden much more effortless.

Whether she’s an aspiring beginner in the garden or has years of experience, she will enjoy some tools and accessories for her backyard oasis.

Discover this list of delightful yet practical garden gifts for mom, whether it’s Mother’s Day, her birthday, the holidays, or just because!

Note: This guide was first published on April 7, 2018… We updated this guide on 04/03/21, 04/07/23 and 03/15/24.

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Gardening Gifts For Mom

1) Garden Tool Set

A complete tool kit for gardening from amazon.

This 7-piece portable and easy-to-store toolset with a detachable bag is a thoughtful gift for a newbie or seasoned gardener.

Your gardening mom can keep all her tools in one place, so she won’t have to worry about losing track of what she needs.

2) Thick Kneeling Pad

A woman in the garden on a blue kneeling pad.

An accessory often forgotten, this kneeling pad is something every gardener uses frequently, making it a perfect gift.

It helps you stay comfortable sitting or kneeling on the ground for long periods. Mom’s knees will undoubtedly enjoy the extra cushioning.

3) Maple Garden Carry All

A woman holding a garden carry all basket outdoors in grassy area with veggies in basket.

Hand-crafted exclusively for Terrain, this spacious garden carry-all is a great way to collect flowers, remove weeds, harvest fruits and vegetables, and for toting tools. Each heirloom-quality carry-all features a maple handle and side rails, white pine end pieces, and a metal mesh basket.

4) Eight Pattern Watering Wand

Long reaching garden wand from amazon.

This watering wand is a great option when it comes to watering. The wand has eight versatile patterns to reach your watering needs, 33-inch length, great for watering hanging plants or hard-to-reach areas. Easy to operate thumb control requires less force to operate.

5) Micro Tip Snips

Orange micro nip pruners from amazon.

Snips are needed for fine pruning. The more a garden grows, the more maintenance it will need. This is a perfect gardening gift and at a great price.

These tip snips make pruning fleshy and thin stems so much easier. And they’re great for deadheading and harvesting flowers. Stainless steel means they will be longer lasting, this is one of our top picks.

6) Pruners

Two pairs of pruners with cream handles.

Plants need to be pruned regularly, so your mom will want to have a pair of pruners at the ready. Pruners are a type of cutting tool designed to trim plants.

The micro-tip snips above are good for fine stems, but these pruners can cut branches from trees and shrubs up to 1/2 inches thick. Plus, it’s good to have two pairs in case one gets lost in the garden (oh, like that’s never happened before!).

7) Grace Rose Farm Bouquet Of Roses

A bouquet of roses in shades of white, pink, orange.

If Mom doesn’t grow roses but loves them, send her this gorgeous bouquet as a special gift. Sophisticated yet simple, these soft multicolor garden roses never go out of style. The complementary shades create a timeless arrangement for all seasons.

You can also check out their website for more colors and arrangement choices. They’re a great choice for a Mother’s Day gift, or anytime gift!

8) Sharpener for Your Pruner

A small tool sharpener with an orange handle.

Since mom will be using a pruner frequently, she’ll want a sharp blade. This is one of those practical gifts most people overlook, but a sharpener like this is a perfect present. She can store her pruners and sharpener in the toolset listed at the top. This one is lightweight and so easy to use.

9) Sun Protection Shirt ****

A woman wearing a white spf shirt from Amazon.

Many gardeners don’t even know that these shirts exist! Instead of buying expensive, sticky sunscreen, moms can wear this UPF50+UV shirt that provides sun protection.

It’s made of light, airy fabric so you won’t feel too hot working for a long time under the sun. It comes in several colors and sizes and is very comfortable to wear and easy to take on and off. 

Looking for more gardening tools? Check out: Essential Gardening Tools You Can Buy On Amazon

10) Hanging Planter

A 3-tier white hanging planter.

Like a hanging pot, this hanging planter can help create an instant indoor garden. It’ll complement her kitchen, living room, or covered back porch.

This one can hang at eye length too, so watering her plants will be as simple as can be.

How great would these be for Succulents!

11) Wind Chimes

 Wind chimes hanging from a tree.

These wind chimes are for “people who like their neighbors”, meaning they create a beautiful and gentle tone in the wind.

Wind chimes help make any outdoor space more relaxing, and Mom can enjoy the peaceful sound while gardening. They also come in many different colors to fit any taste. 

12) Flexible Garden Tub

Two pink tubs with flowers inside them.

These Tub Trugs are flexible yet extra strong. They’ll make it easy for Mom to carry her plants around and collect trimmings.

This falls under one of those practical gardening gifts. I love the pop of color too. Nell wouldn’t be without one!

13) Copper Hummingbird Feeder

Two hummingbirds eating out of a copper hummingbird feeder.

If your mom loves hummingbirds, this gift is perfect for her. We love handmade gifts and this unique hummingbird feeder is a beautiful way to attract more of these adorable birds into your garden.

Plenty of hummingbirds will be stopping by in no time!

14) Indoor/Outdoor Planters ***

Two marble like planters from Amazon.

Aren’t these beautiful?! These pots are designed to last against the elements, making them perfect for outdoor gardeners. Even if Mom is more into indoor plants, this is still a great gift to give on her special day.

Even though they look like marble, the best part is that they’re made of durable, lightweight, recycled plastic, making them easy to move and work with. They come in other colors and patterns, too.

15) Circle Bird Feeder

Copper circle bird feeder shown outdoors.

This is a great garden-themed gift. Who knew a bird feeder could be so stylish? It’s perfect for saying Happy Mother’s Day to your bird-loving, gardener mom.

16) Bionic Steel Garden Hose

Bionic steel 75 foot hose from Amazon.

Nell is a big fan of this garden hose. She has two of them, which have been long-lasting in her garden. They’re lightweight, don’t kink, and roll up easily. Any avid gardener knows having a great hose is a must.

17) Raised Garden Bed

Wooden raised garden bed from amazon.

Does your mom love to grow her own herbs or veggies? She can do so in style with this beautiful raised garden bed. Planting and harvesting are much easier with an elevated planter like this. This heavy-duty planter is 10″ deep and made with yellow cedar to help prevent rot.

18) Herb Garden in Wooden Box

Fresh herbs: rosemary, thyme, and sage shown in wooden fresh herb box from Harry and David.

Place this rustic herb garden in a sunny spot and enjoy growing your own rosemary, thyme, and sage. Planted in a reclaimed wood crate with rope handles that will fit perfectly on a windowsill or kitchen counter, fresh herbs for all your favorite recipes will always be at hand.

19) Provence Scalloped Terracotta Pot

Four Terracotta pots, 2 with plants inside from Pottery Barn.

This planter is handcrafted with terracotta from India. Its classic color and added scalloping set it apart. These beautiful pots would look lovely on an outdoor patio. The planters have a drainage hole and include a saucer.

There you have it. I wanted to provide a list of gardening gift ideas for Mom for Mother’s Day. It’s approaching sooner than you think, but these gifts can be purchased at any time of the year.

Save this list of gifts for gardeners because I’m sure you’ll want them for Mother’s Day, Christmas, her birthday, or just because!

Happy Gardening,


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  1. Where can I buy the very small trowel you are using in the video planting succulents in pots without drainage holes. That would be perfect to add to my gardening tools! Love watching your videos!

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