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Great Gifts for Moms Who Garden

By: Kristin Beane Sullivan
Looking for the perfect gift for Mother's Day? We have 35 great gift ideas for moms who garden.

Garden gifts for Mom

If your mom's a gardener, why give her a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day when she'd rather grow her own? Here are 35 gifts for the mom who gardens. She'll know how much you appreciate her every time she heads to the garden or refers to that useful book in the years to come. (And a gift subscription to Garden Gate magazine is something she can use whether it's garden season or not...hint, hint!)


Gifts for Moms Who Love to Get Their Hands Dirty

Felco Bypass Pruners for Smaller Hands

Felco #6 pruners fit small hands better than the average pruners. When a tool is easier to use, you can garden longer. These well-made pruners will last for years, even decades.


Women’s Bionic gloves

Every gardener needs a few pairs of good garden gloves. No, these won’t do her work for her, but these durable gloves can improve hand comfort without interfering with motion.


Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques

This has long been a go-to reference for gardeners. This updated version could be the perfect gift for your mom who loves to garden. It covers topics from basics to wildlife and edibles, and now includes extended info on native plants. Illustrations on every page guide you through the best practices and helpful tips for the modern gardener.


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Gardener’s Problem Solver

Our newest book is here to help make gardening a lot less tricky. From easy-to grow plants to tool recommendations, Mom will find loads of gardening wisdom. Get inspired through tours of small spaces and rose gardens. There are even ideas for landscaping for your favorite furry friends with our dog-friendly gardening tips. We’ve thought of it all!


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Muck Boot Women’s Muckster Mid Ankle Boot

Mom can slip on the Muckster boots when she needs to romp through the mud. The smooth outsole keeps moisture out and cleans easily. When the weather is nice or she needs to kneel or bend, she can fold down the boots to ankle height to keep them out of the way! With extreme comfort and many colors and patterns, these are the boots for those spontaneous gardening moments.


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Western Chief Step-In Shoes

If you’ve always loved the idea of garden clogs, but needed something that stayed on your foot better, try these step-ins. They’re waterproof, jersey-lined for comfort, and pretty, with three colors and patterns available. The pattern shown here is “Gorgeous Garden.”


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Food Cycler

It is unbelievable, but this small machine turns most food scraps into compost in just 3 hours. The end result is a dried, crumbly product that can be added to the garden to improve soil drainage and nutrients. Scrape your scraps into the bucket, close the lid and push a button; the process is even odorless. The removable bucket needs to be cleaned every six or seven uses. 


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Burro Buddy

Maybe you can relate to the feeling of never having enough pockets when you’re out in the garden. If so, the Burro Buddy rests on top of the wheelbarrow, elevates multiple long- and short-handled tools above the mix of weeds and debris, and has cubbies, a spot for a drink and a protected place for a cell phone, sunglasses or seed packets. To keep tools nearby, lift the Burro Buddy off the wheelbarrow and carry it to your work site, where it lies flat. Wheelbarrow NOT included.


Gifts for Moms Who Love Flowers

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Sweet Peas Tote Bag

Mom can carry her love of gardening wherever she goes with this Sweet Peas Tote Bag featuring an original illustration from the pages of Garden Gate. It’s 18x18 in. and made of poly-poplin fabric. Machine washable in cold water. Also available in customizable sizes and prints.

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Victorinox Floral Swiss Army Knife

This is a great all-purpose knife for the mom who gardens. It is small and fits in your pocket, but the stainless steel blade is strong. The blade is just over 2 inches long and tucks into a cheerful assortment of colored handles.


Fiskars Multipurpose shears and garden snips

Fiskars multipurpose garden scissors and garden snips

Guilty of using ordinary scissors for tasks they just aren’t cut out to do? Fiskars’ Multipurpose Shears cut wire, twine, small ropes and open bottles. Remove the black blade and use it as a knife. For heavier-duty garden tasks, the Multipurpose Snips have a serrated edge for sawing through rope or small branches. The included protective sheath is a must as this is one sharp tool!


Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide

Any nature lover will sit for hours fascinated by the sight of visiting butterflies. But how much do you actually know about them? Written by the editor of The North American Butterfly Association’s Butterfly Gardener magazine, Jane Hurwitz, this book gives you everything you need to know about gardening for butterflies.


Gardening for Butterflies

Help butterflies by crafting a beneficial garden to attract and accommodate them in all their stages of life. From the Xerces Society Invertebrate Conservation, this book provides suggestions for native and butterfly-attracting plants by region, as well as illustrations to help plan a butterfly garden of any size and habitat designs to protect and nurture these beneficial insects.


Scentual Garden: Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance

In The Scentual Garden (Abrams), Ken Druse turns his attention to the subject of fragrant plants. This is a beautiful book you’ll want to refer to again and again as fragrant flowers release their scent. Druse presents gardeners with a vast palette of plants to explore and provides examples of garden designs that offer harmonious scentual delights.


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Garden Notebook & Mug

Why not bring the beauty of the garden inside? This mug and spiral notebook features original watercolor illustrations from the pages of Garden Gate and are a beautiful way start your day and keep details about the garden.

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Purple iris mug
Customize a mug


Gifts for Moms Who Garden on a Patio


Veradek Metallic Series Corten Steel Planter

If your mom is a big fan of industrial chic, these great-looking planters are a must. Pair it with a gift card to a local garden center so she can fill it with her favorite plants.


Lechuza Self-Watering Wicker Planter

Save Mom time this summer by giving her self-watering containers. That way she can enjoy the pretty flowers without having to fuss with watering quite so often. More time relaxing, less time working!


Expandable Garden Hose

The best part about this hose? It basically puts itself away when you are done - no coiling a giant hose every time Mom finishes watering! When you turn off the valve and expel the water left in the hose, it just recoils itself into a small pile.


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Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants

Check out the space-saving plants in this handy new reference book. Look up the best compact trees, shrubs, perennials and edibles, and learn how to grow them best. Learn how to design a small space and solve several common challenges, such as too much shade and lack of year-round interest.


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Potwheelz - Plant and Pot Mover

This moving dolly was designed specifically to move heavy containers, up to 400 pounds. We love this dolly and use it at our test garden regularly. We love its heavy-duty design that includes a broad lifting platform. And that third wheel makes going over rough terrain a breeze.

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Gifts for Moms Who Love Their Veggie Gardens

Slate Garden Markers

Help Mom keep track of which variety she planted in which row with these good-looking slate row markers. Use a paint pen to ensure the writing doesn’t wear off all season.


Stainless Steel Hose

A stainless steel hose coils and uncoils to use very easily, doesn’t kink up, and stays cooler when sitting in the sun so you don’t have to run a lot of water to cool it down. It is lightweight to carry around and doesn’t crush plants as much as heavier hoses do.


Large TubTrug

These flexible tubs are terrific for carrying freshly harvested produce, tools and garden supplies. They’re also super easy to store and made from recycled materials. Think Mom would prefer one that's larger or smaller or even a different color? There are lots of options!


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Mod Hod

It’s easy to gather, wash and dry your harvest outdoors and keep your kitchen clean. The smooth interior of this hod won’t bruise produce, the extendable legs allow the contents to dry completely and you can stack several baskets on top of each other for pantry storage. Available in multiple sizes and colors, this is a great way to gather the fruits of your labor.


The Foodscape Revolution

No need to relegate veggies to the traditional backyard vegetable garden. Brie Arthur has great ideas for packing edible plants into every corner of the yard. This book is a must-read for anyone getting started in vegetable gardening and everyone rethinking how they grow.


Veggie Garden Remix Book By Niki Jabbour

Veggie Garden Remix

Do you love the earthy flavor of asparagus? Then you will probably enjoy asparagus peas or — believe it or not — hosta shoots! Niki Jabbour makes growing new and unusual garden produce exciting and easy to do. Full of interesting facts and helpful growing information, the book organizes quirky vegetables according to the familiar garden crops that they taste like.


Miracle Gro Twelve Indoor growing system

Miracle-Gro Twelve Indoor Growing System

Harvest fresh herbs, lettuce and greens indoors year-round with Miracle-Gro® Twelve. This hydroponic grow system has LED grow lights and stands alone as a 16½-inch-by-28-inch end table or can be stacked for even more growing space. The Twelve is bluetooth compatible so Mom can download the app, sync it to her phone and control the lights, monitor the water level and get reminders to fertilize.


Gifts for Moms Who Want to Garden Longer



Garden Kneeler and Seat

A kneeler like this can cushion stiff, sore knees. And the handles on the sides let you use upper body strength to help you get up and down. It’s reversible so Mom can kneel on it or sit on it, and collapsible so it’s easy to tuck away, too.


Kneeler Pad

A little cushioning can go a long way toward making gardening more enjoyable and less painful.


Fiskars PowerGear2 SoftGrip® Pruner

A comfortable new pair of pruners could be a really thoughtful gift if your mom loves to garden. There are two special features to these pruners: A gear that gives extra power to the cut without extra effort from you, and a contoured grip that turns with the motion of the hand.  


Ergonomic Ggardening Tool Set

These durable, yet lightweight, tools have large curving handles to prevent hand and wrist strain.


Steerable Garden Stool Cart

This adjustable garden scooter allows you to get around the garden with ease. Just use your legs to pull yourself along and simply roll through your garden. There’s no more getting up and down, which relieves stress on the back and knees. Handy storage baskets for garden tools are an added bonus!


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The Lifelong Gardener

The beauty of gardening is that there are many outlets to suit every stage of life. Toni Gattone uses her personal experience and expert green thumb to create a resource of practical encouragement for gardeners who are looking for new ways to continue their hobby as they age. From basic growing principles to useful adaptations to specific exercises — this is a helpful book!

Published: April 23, 2020
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