Great Gardening Gifts for Mother's Day
Whether mom has a green thumb or a brown thumb with a hopeful spirit, if she’s at all interested in gardening—indoor herb containers count!—give her a gift that she can put to use. From a guidebook to creating breathtaking living arrangements to quirky cocktail-oriented garden kits, these amuse, inspire, and hopefully can become part of a thriving garden.
Watering Can Substitute
BUY IT: Watering Honey Creative Plastic Bottle Watering Spout, $7.99; amazon.com
This savvy Fred and Friends “Twist and Spout” Kitchen Pour Spout that turns any plastic bottle into a watering can. Never waste a half-drank bottle of water again.
BUY IT: The Plant Recipe Book: 100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season, $15; amazon.com
Put together stunning plant décor with the straightforward approach of The Plant Recipe Book, which offers up 100 creative living arrangement ideas.
BUY IT: Click & Grow Indoor Smart Herb Garden, $60; amazon.com
For the chef, city dweller, or just plain gardening-challenged, the “Click and Grow” Smart Herb Garden makes growing your own herbs literally effortless.
BUY IT: Kikkerland Concrete Desktop Planter, $30, amazon.com
This concrete desktop planter will bring a little nature to even the most tedious of desk work.
BUY IT: Rooted in Love Planter, $30; uncommongoods.com
This gift is almost too perfect for mother’s day. Remind her how much she means with a “Rooted in Love” planters. (Love the cheery yellow color block too!)
Ready for Drinks
BUY IT: Cocktail Grow Kit, $12; uncommongoods.com
The ultimate idea if she loves to host happy hour on the regular. With the cocktail grow kit you can quite literally grow your cocktail ingredients like thyme, lavender, Thai basil, mint, lemon balm, and blue borage. Plus, it’s from Georgia.
Marking the Spot
BUY IT: Cast Herb Plant Markers, $50; uncommongoods.com
Upgrade her plant markers with these whimsical brass stakes for herbs. The set includes a marker for basil, parsley, rosemary, and mint.
BUY IT: Edible Flowers Seed Kit, $24.99; amazon.com
With this seed kit, flower beds are no longer just for smelling but tasting too. Each kit comes with four varieties of heirloom seeds and everything you need to get started.
Built for Hardworkers
BUY IT: Gardener's Tool Seat, $34; uncommongoods.com
Hard working gardeners need hardworking tools. This tool seat doubles as both a folding chair and a tool bag.
BUY IT: Vintage Style Glass Plant Misters Set Of 2, $26; worldmarket.com
Elevate houseplant maintenance with a vintage-style glass plant mister. These come in a sweet set of two pastel-tinted misters.
Bring the Butterflies
BUY IT: Butterfly Garden Seed Kit, $19; etsy.com
This preciously-packaged kit is designed with everything you need to start your own butterfly garden—aka a garden designed with certain plants to attract butterflies and bees.
Sweet as Honey
BUY IT: Backyard Beehive Starter Kit, $190; williams-sonoma.com
Sweet on the idea of your own honey? This backyard beehive starter kit has everything you need to begin your apiary.
BUY IT: Live Moss Letter, $80; potterybarn.com
It’s no secret we love a monogram. Why not add one your patio or garden shed with a live moss letter?
Blue for Blooms
BUY IT: Capri Planter, $69.95; williams-sonoma.com
Everyone loves blue and white—it’s a timeless combination. Bring it to the garden with this Capri planter.