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Great Gifts for Moms Who Garden

By: Kristin Beane SullivanKristin 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

Garden Gate Embroidered Apron

Garden Gate Embroidered Apron

Thanks to this embroidered apron mom won't have to worry about keeping her clothes clean when gardening! The neck loop and long ties, two front pockets, and intricate embroidery in front all come together in an eye-catching and comfy garden accessory. Available with several embroidery options.

Green embroidered champion packable jacket from Garden Gate

Embroidered packable jacket

This rain resistant Champion brand hooded jacket is perfect for drizzly mornings in the garden. Embroidered with sweet flowers and available in several color options Mom is sure to love!

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.

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.

Backyard retreat Volume 4 Garden Gate

Easy Weekend Backyard Retreat

Our newest book is here to inspire you to create the backyard of your dreams! Learn how to create welcoming decks and patios, the best flowers for every season and smart garden solutions.


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

Framed botanical prints

Botanical prints

We unearthed these treasures painted by watercolor artist Mavis Augustine Torke from our archives and realized that they were too beautiful to remain buried there. Available as framed prints, tote bags, mugs and spiral notebooks!

High-Quality Tote bags featuring Watercolor paintings from the pages of Garden Gate Magazine

Floral Tote Bags

Mom can carry her love of gardening wherever she goes with these high quailty tote bags featuring original illustrations or photographs from the pages of Garden Gate. It’s 15x15 in. and made of 100% spun polyester fabric. Shop the full Tote Collection.

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Flowerscape coloring book by Maggie Enterrios

Flowerscape: A Botanical Coloring Book

If you can't be in the garden, you can dream of the garden as you fill in the elegant designs from Flowerscape: A Botanical Coloring Book. Author Maggie Enterrios, a seasoned commercial artist, has created these detailed yet whimsical drawings that you can color in using your medium of choice. Printed on high quality paper, your new piece of art will look great in a frame. Wondering if this botanical coloring book is for you? Maggie has generously agreed to share a few pages for you to try — just click the links below to download and print.
- Sherri Ribbey, Senior Editor

Garden Gate Butterfly Sticker set

Illustrated Butterfly Sticker Set

These stickers are printed on durable, high opacity adhesive vinyl which makes them perfect for regular use, as well as for covering other stickers or paint. The high-quality vinyl ensures there are no bubbles when applying the stickers.

Red Petite Knock Out Rose in a container on a patio

Petite Knock Out® Rose

Give Mom a bouquet of roses all summer long with Petite Knock Out Rose, the first-ever miniature Knock Out® Rose. Perfect for containers, it blooms non-stop with adorable bright red open roses.

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.

Garden journal and matching mug with daisy print

Garden-Inspired Mugs

Why not bring the beauty of the garden inside? This mug features original watercolor illustrations from the pages of Garden Gate and are a beautiful way start your day. Add a spiral notebook for a coordinating gift set!

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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.

Rustic Wooden Barrel Garden Planter Set

If your mom prefers more of a rustic look, this set of 3 wooden barrel planters is perfect for an entryway or patio! Plant them with some pretty annuals form the garden center and this is the gift that keeps giving all summer.

Self Watering Hanging Basket

Save Mom time this summer by giving her self-watering hanging baskets. 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.

Tertill Weeding Robot

Created by the inventor of Roomba, the Tertill® weeding robot organically controls weeds with wheels that churn up the top layer of soil and a tiny weed whacker that chops down emerging weeds before they have a chance to grow. Solar-powered and weatherproof, let it roam through the vegetable garden while Mom takes a break!

Gardeners guide to compact plants book cover

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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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.


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!


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.

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 Gardening 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!

Lifelong gardener book cover

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
Updated: April 28, 2022

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