Mother’s Day is a holiday which reminds loved ones of their mothers’ favorite hobbies, interests and passions.
If she is a gardener, there are a wide variety of gifts for her, from simple gardening tools to unique high-tech creations she may not even know exist.
Whether you want to keep it simple or get creative, I’ve compiled below some Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms with a green thumb.
Perhaps the best type of gardening gifts you could get mom are ones she can use.
Simple, non-expensive gifts like a watering can, a garden-tool tote or durable gardening gloves, are something that will get constant use. Hand pruners are also an essential tool; look for ones with replaceable parts and blades for long use.
If your mom loves roses, get her a thorn remover and rubber coated gloves, or get her an assortment of high-quality tools, such as Good Grips GelE brand trowels, cultivators, weeders and forks.
Garden labelers are a great gift that will allow her to recognize what she planted six months from now. Most labelers are small and light to carry, while the laminated tape it uses will not fade or peel no matter what weather conditions the garden faces.
A kneeler/seat is a waterproof foam pad with steel handles that allows one to kneel comfortably while planting; turning the kneeler upside-down creates a seat as well. This is something many gardeners don’t have but should.
It prevents strain on the knees, keeps heavy dirt stains off your clothes and provides back support when going from a kneeling to standing position.
With spring in season and summer coming shortly, perhaps she needs new gardening attire. Any form of breathable, light-weight clothing, full brimmed hats, protective sunglasses and even UV lotion, is something she could use.
As for footwear, get her a pair of shoes she can use strictly for gardening, which will prevent dirt from being tracked into the house. Clogs are handy as they slip on and off easily, while boots are convenient for when it rains heavily.
They even have shoes made specifically for this purpose, such as “Garden Grips,” which are made of water and stain resisting leather with outsoles that provide excellent traction on wet surfaces.
If you can afford to spend some money, a composter would be a great gift. It shouldn’t be hard to find one that blends in with her yard setting, while a dark-colored composter absorbs the sun’s heat, increasing the overall process.
A classic, wooden garden cart is convenient for carrying tools, pots, buckets, debris and even firewood in winter months, while a gardening shed is a helpful way to store and organize all your gardening materials.
Maybe you’re looking to get her something decorative for in and around the house, or something that shows her you recognize her love of gardening.
Garden ornaments such as mushrooms, gnomes, fairies, toad stools, guardian angels, stepping stones and glass orbs, are cute and affordable gifts for mom that you can find at virtually any retail, home improvement or even dollar store. A fake owl, bird or scarecrow comes in handy for scaring away squirrels and rodents trying to ruin mom’s plants.
A hay basket wheel barrel is a great way to show off your favorite flowers in a cute country display on the front lawn or backyard, along with resin wicker planters, which are flat-back window boxes that can be attached to railings or windows through keyhole openings.
To add some new touches to the garden, get Mom a cute garden bench or hide an ugly hose with a wicker hose bowl.
There is plenty of indoor gardening décor that she will surely appreciate as well, such as tin signs, wooden flower pots or fake vegetable and flower plants.
If she is tech-savvy or likes to use new products on the market, get her products like the Enki Watering System, which is a special watering can designed to increase the amount of oxygen in water, producing bigger plants and bigger fruits according to www.myenki.com.
Modern grow lights are also nice gifts for those that garden indoors. Systems like T5 use new fluorescent lights with tubes the diameter of a thumb and can be bought at any local lighting store or outlet.
Compact fluorescent lights help produce more concentrated light with built-in ballast, without producing too much heat.
Outdoor solar-power lights are awesome for moms who are very environmentally-friendly. These lights require no wiring, are easy to install and improve safety by drawing energy from the sun during the day and using that energy to provide outdoor lighting at night.
Seed-heating mats help to speed up germination in starting seeds or seedlings growing indoors. They can be bought at local home improvement and gardening stores, along with websites like Amazon.
Digital high-low thermometers are simple, battery-operated devices that record night temperatures in outdoor greenhouses for plants like tomatoes.
If you like to keep your gift simple, there are plenty of options for you as well.
Gardening books or magazines like “Better Homes and Gardens” are always popular and helpful to anyone who loves gardening.
Flower bags are simple, cute and decorative bags that are filled with flowers and can be hung from fences, decks, stair railings, porch posts, outdoor furniture, trees, gates or doors.
These are cheaper and more convenient than storing flowers in a vase, while most bags are waterproof, and unlike vases, cannot be broken. Put packets of Mom’s favorite herbs and seeds in the bag for a special effect.
If you are traditional and insist on getting Mom flowers, try “Living Bouquets,” which are pots of forced, ready-to-bloom flower bulbs that are sent to Mom once a month for three to six months.
With this, bouquets of flowers can last for several weeks or more.
If you are a parent wanting to help a young son or daughter give a gift to Mom, try making a bird feeder with them. All this requires is peanut butter and some pine cones, while Mom will surely appreciate having something to look at while she’s outside planting.
Buy a pre-cut piece of wood and some paints from a home improvement store to have your child paint Mom a picture of a flower pot or sign for the garden.
Surely she will enjoy this homemade gift as it will remind her of her love for gardening and her love of family.