Gardening Gifts for Mom

Photo of a mom gardening by kali9/ who garden might be the most fun to buy gifts for. There are so many unexpected, beautiful, and useful options when it comes to gardening gifts for Mom. There are also presents at every price point, and even DIY gift ideas, to choose from.

Low Cost Gardening Gifts for Mom

At the top of the low-cost list are packets of seeds, and small plants to transplant. Check out the Seed Savers Exchange for heirloom variety vegetable seeds. Seeds of Change is a source for organic flower seeds. Compost Teabags (for the garden; not to drink) make an easy-to-use fertilizer. Another inexpensive gift is a small basket of natural hand-care products for your mother. Gardening can really be tough on skin, so pack a cute nail brush, a nice-smelling natural soap, and a tube of Gardener's Hand Repair lotion.

Somewhere in the Middle

One of the most useful gardening gifts for Mom is a gardening bucket -- a five gallon bucket with a sturdy lid that you can sit on; it doubles as a stool. Pair it up with a gardener's bucket caddy. If you're really ambitious, add a gift to the bucket, like a new garden tool. Decorative pots (get tips for decorating garden planters from an Atlanta painting contractor) are a great moderately priced gift for the gardening mom as well.

Big Ticket Items to Buy for the Gardening Mom

Any serious gardening mom will appreciate a great wheelbarrow or garden cart. Garden carts can run upwards of $200 if you buy one new, so consider it a big ticket item. A rather extravagant idea is to buy your mom a hammock and hammock stand. After all the gardening she'll be doing this summer, you know she will appreciate having a place to relax in the garden.

If your mom does not have such a green thumb -- but still wants a gorgeous garden -- why not hire a landscaper to fill her yard with pretty posies?

Chaya Kurtz writes for

Updated November 8, 2018.

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