Mother's day gifts for moms who love gardening

Lauren Corona

Gardening-related gifts can be either decorative or practical, depending on what you think your mom would prefer.

As Mother's Day approaches, it's the perfect time to consider your mom's interests and pick out a gift she'll truly enjoy, rather than something generic. If your mom loves gardening, great! There are plenty of excellent present choices for people who are enthusiastic about plants and gardening.

We've put together a few ideas of mother's day gifts you could buy for moms who love gardening, plus we've listed gifts in different price brackets to suit a range of budgets.

1. Outdoor planters

Avid gardeners are always happy to receive new planters to fill, even better if they'll be an attractive addition to your mom's garden.

If you're on a tight budget: Classic Home and Garden Whiskey Barrel Planter

This rustic whiskey barrel planter is available in three sizes and two color options. It's exceptionally sturdy, especially when you consider the highly affordable price. Although it's made from resin, it looks as though it's a real wooden whiskey barrel, especially from a distance.

If you have a little to spend: Suncast Resin Outdoor Large Round Planter

Another resin option, but this time it looks just like stoneware with a striking blue glaze. This large outdoor planter is designed to withstand extreme hot and hold temperatures without fading or cracking. Another benefit of the resin construction is that it retains moisture better than clay or stone pots. Measuring 16 inches across and 14 inches high, it's the ideal size for patio use.

If you want to splurge: Mayne Fairfield Patio Planter

The Mayne Fairfield is a gorgeous 20-inch by 20-inch outdoor planter large enough to contain all kinds of floral displays, small trees, or vegetables. The double-wall design forms a water reservoir so you don't need to water as often. It's completely weatherproof for all-season use.

2. Plant stands

Does your mom tend plants indoors, in addition to working her yard? If so, she might appreciate an attractive plant stand to display her houseplants.

If you're on a tight budget: Amagabeli Metal Potted Plant Stand

This compact plant stand raises plants just a few inches off the floor, so it's great for taller houseplants or to use on a countertop or deep windowsill, but you wouldn't use it on the floor for the majority of standard house plants. You can buy it in either 10-inch or 14-inch diameters, so you might need to scope out your mom's house-plants before buying to see which one would best suit her requirements.

If you have a little to spend: Gifts & Decor Country Apple Plant Stand

With its three-tier design and decorative accents, we love this plant stand and think it's priced reasonably for the quality. It's worth noting that it's not quite as large as it looks from the photo, measuring approximately 19 inches high with a gated design that lets you adjust the depth and width, and able to hold pots of up to around six inches.

If you want to splurge: Coaster Round Plant Stand

Made from rubber wood and MDF with a classic cherry finish, this plant stand has a timeless appearance that would fit in with many decorative styles. Although the focus is on the top level, there's also space to put a second smaller plant on the bottom level. It measures about 29 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

3. Gardening gloves

Although it might seem like a boring gift to non-gardeners, a garden-loving mom would probably appreciate a quality pair of gardening gloves.

If you're on a tight budget: Vremi Heavy Duty Gardening Gloves

Moms who value function over form will appreciate this triple pack of heavy duty nitrile-coated bamboo gardening gloves. They might not look great, but they provide excellent grip for weeding and are puncture-resistant, so roses and brambles won't be an issue. In fact, they're great for all kinds of gardening tasks, although they don't offer much protection to the lower arms.

If you have a little to spend: Vgo Ladies' Synthetic Leather Long Cuff Garden Gloves

The floral pattern on these gardening gloves make them a bit more of an attractive Mother's Day gift. They're great for working with roses due to the long cuffs but they can be used for all kinds of tasks around the yard. They come in small, medium, and large women's sizes, which is refreshing since some women's gardening gloves are one-size only.

If you want to splurge: Magid Professional Rose Pruning Thornproof Gardening Gloves

Thanks to their puncture-proof design, these are the perfect gardening gloves for moms who have lots of roses in their garden or who regularly tackle brambles, cacti, or other spiky plants. They reach right up to the elbow, giving total lower arm protection.


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