Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

by Christina Lopez

ardeners can be some of the most accessible people to buy for when it comes to any holiday.
 We like garden stuff! I chose many options, but I broke down some of the Best Gardening Gifts for Mom. This Holiday comes at the perfect time of year when we are anxious to get our hands back in the dirt and grow.
The winter has kept us locked down and stuck planning for our future gardens. Indoor gardening maintains our hobby during the seasonal blues, but we always anticipate the first signs of spring. Even inside, gardeners enjoy adding new items to their indoor growing spaces, like, new types of plants or herbs, pots and containers, unique garden-themed pieces, and whole growing systems.

1. Nature’s Blossom Bonsai Garden Seed Starter Kit

Nature's Blossom Bonsai Tree Kit - Grow 4 Types Of Bonsai Trees From Seed. Indoor / Outdoor Gardening Starter Set With Tree Seeds, Soil, Pots, Labels, Growing Guide.
Nature's Blossom Bonsai Tree Kit - Grow 4 Types Of Bonsai Trees From Seed. Indoor / Outdoor Gardening Starter Set With Tree Seeds, Soil, Pots, Labels, Growing Guide.

An Awesome gift solution for the gardener in your life that you think has everything, or you’re unsure what to get them. This is a unique seed starter set that embraces the hobby of Bonsai gardening. Bonsai growing is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon that is not just part of the gardening hobby but an expression of creativity and art.
This set starts off right with four different varieties of miniature trees in one gift set. The trees in the set include. They could be the best gardening gifts for mom!

  • Pinus aristata – a pine type species
  • Jacaranda mimosifolia – fern type tree with purplish-blue flowers
  • Delonix regia– sometimes called the most colorful tree with bright red flowers
  • Picea mariana – a black spruce type tree

They are 100% Organic and GMO-free. The seeds in this kit are ready for planting, meaning no stratification is needed to prepare the tree seeds. Instructions are included with the kit on the planting procedure for each seed and emailed to the recipient.

The entire bonsai seed kit includes four packets of tree seeds. Four compressed soil pellets expand in water and get placed in the had four biodegradable pots for planting. There are four individual plant markers for marking the pots that each tree is planted in.

I have had a lot of luck with Nature’s Blossoms growing Kits. They have a wide variety of different seed and growing sets available. I love that they 100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you do not love what you get from them, you let them know, and they will refund or replace it with something else. I love a company that stands behind its products.

2. Strawberry Windowsill Growbox

Windowsill Herb Planter Box, Set Of 3, Rectangular Self Watering Indoor Garden For Kitchens, Grow Plants, Flowers Or Succulents, Large Water Reservoir
Windowsill Herb Planter Box, Set Of 3, Rectangular Self Watering Indoor Garden For Kitchens, Grow Plants, Flowers Or Succulents, Large Water Reservoir

Everything you need is included in this great gift idea, and you get Strawberries too! They could be other best gardening gifts for mom!

Attractively packaged recycled steel planted with a nicely centered strawberry printed on the overwrap will greet your gift recipient without the need for any re-wrapping. Inside holds everything they need to start a flourishing strawberry garden on their sunny windowsill.

The kit is the 18” L x 5” W X 4” H recycled steel window box with a lid. The growing medium (soil) and plenty of heirloom strawberry seeds (15) fill it up. Be careful strawberry seeds are tiny and may get hung up on the envelope. The planter will easily hold 3 to 4 mature plants. Instructions for planting and care are included.

I love complete kits, so I think it makes one of the best gift ideas for a gardener. When giving this, I share everything they need to grow with my friend or loved one without buying anything else to make my present work. Since strawberry plants produce runners and new plants, they can continue creating new plants for years from this one kit. That makes this a gift that keeps on giving!

I think this is a good gift for anyone in your life that already loves gardening or even new to the hobby. This could even make a convenient gift for an older child. Strawberries are something they will likely take an interest in growing. Create a new gardener with this gift.

I found this gift on Uncommon Goods; you can follow the link below if it looks like something you are interested in.

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Unusual Garden Gifts

1. Mischievous Cat Garden Gnome Statue Figurine by Mark & Margot

By Mark & Margot - Mischievous Cat Garden Gnome Statue Figurine - Best Art Décor For Indoor Outdoor Home Or Office (One Size, Mischievous Cat)
By Mark & Margot - Mischievous Cat Garden Gnome Statue Figurine - Best Art Décor For Indoor Outdoor Home Or Office (One Size, Mischievous Cat)

My funny mom will get a kick out of this funny garden figurine. Gnomes beware, this kitty has no mercy and is very hungry!
This adorable figure created by Mark & Margot features a mischievous tabby cat feasting on four garden gnomes. This is not your typical garden décor and adds a whimsical sense of humor hiding among your garden plants.

Not just a gift for gardeners also makes a lovely present for the gnome lover in your life. Works well as a gift for friends, co-workers, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Husbands, and Wives. This is a very universally sweet, joyful gift that is sure to offer the recipient a smile for many years to come.

It is handcrafted from a high-quality lightweight resin material to be very durable. It stands just over 9” tall and will fit on a bookshelf if you prefer to leave this decorative figure indoors.

I love the detail in this figure, from all the tiny hairs on the striped cat to the various expressions on gnomes’ faces. You can’t help but smile when you look at this. It has turned into a great conversation piece when we have company over, and I am always asked where I bought it from. The Mischievous cat is not my only Gnome Carnivore in my garden bed, but his bright blue eyes sure do attract the most attention!

Cats not for you or your mom, but you want the laughter of a gnome massacre, or maybe one is never enough. I understand I have Gnomes everywhere in fear in my yard too. Here are a couple of other alternatives that may tickle your funny bone too! These might be the best gardening gifts for mom!

Black Bear Massacre

CCOQUS Garden Gnome Massacre - 10' Bear Eating Gnomes Outdoor Statues, Funny Garden Decor Lawn Patio Art Sculpture
CCOQUS Garden Gnome Massacre - 10' Bear Eating Gnomes Outdoor Statues, Funny Garden Decor Lawn Patio Art Sculpture

Gnome Massacre Statue Owl Garden Sculpture

CCOQUS Garden Gnome Outdoor Statue, Owl Massacre Funny Gnomes For Outside Garden Patio Holiday Decor Original Design
CCOQUS Garden Gnome Outdoor Statue, Owl Massacre Funny Gnomes For Outside Garden Patio Holiday Decor Original Design

2. The Levitating Planter

A Levitating plant? This is no ordinary gift, and Unique is not a large enough word to describe this gift option. Zero-gravity growing meets modernistic style in this fantastic futuristic growing idea. Created by Simon Morris, you will be amazed watching this floating plant.

There are no strings; this is entirely afloat with the use of a magnetic and electrical current. It appears magical and will undoubtedly cause a conversation with anyone that sees it. It spins slowly around and around, offering all sides of your plant light and adding even more awe to this great planter.
This unique item’s base is made of sustainably sourced oak veneer and measures 6” x 6“ square and 1.5” H. In modernistic design, the white silicone plant pot measures 3.2” L x 3.2” W x 4” H. A hidden inner reservoir inside the planter protects the plants from being over-watered by allowing excess water to be drained away from the roots.

This planter is ideally made for air-type plants that do not require soil. This helps to ensure a lighter, more uniform weight and better balance in levitating. However, you can use small soil-based plants like herbs with up to ½ lb of soil.

Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

I have a hard time finding anything I do not love about this planter. This is the first time I have ever seen anything like it. The quality is excellent, and the design fits into most décor styles even with its modern flair.

There is no worry about a big mess happening if the electricity goes off or the pot gets knocked hard as the magnets instantly attract the base unit. I have a teacup orchid growing in mine, and it looks great.

Levitating Rotating Planter Pot - Air Plants - Succulents - Cacti - Small Flowers - Elevate Zen - Plug & Play - Light Brown - 6in X 6in
Levitating Rotating Planter Pot - Air Plants - Succulents - Cacti - Small Flowers - Elevate Zen - Plug & Play - Light Brown - 6in X 6in

Complete Grow Systems – Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

The Smart Garden 3 from Click & Grow

The intelligent garden 3 is a fantastic all-in-one garden that makes growing up to 30 plant varieties indoors as simple as clicking in a planting cartridge, adding water, and plugging it in. Their bright soil does all the work by providing an optimum growth environment for indoor plants to grow and thrive. It carries the nutrients and pH balance requirements needed in hydroponics without any extra work.

A complete hydroponic grow system that makes a fantastic gift for even the brown-thumbed gardener. This is as close you get to a no-fail plan. With three great color options to choose from, it gives a lot of versatility to pick the one that will fit best for your recipient.

Besides, the Click & Grow system has excellent options for purchase as well. You can make it a gift that keeps on giving by choosing to subscribe to plants. By choosing to subscribe, you save 50% off the purchase price, adding cost savings.

Subscribing to a year of plant capsules gives a steady supply of custom plants to grow every two months. There are no catch or hidden costs applied, just a great offer to keep a garden growing in this incredible growing system.

Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
The intelligent garden also has its built-in and height-adjustable LED grow light attached to the unit. The light has enhanced light spectrum technology that aids plants’ growth at any stage. As your plants grow, raising the light is easy due to its modular construction. They would be the best gardening gifts for mom!

The Smart Garden 3 White
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

Click And Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Herb Garden (Includes Basil Plant Pods), White
Click And Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Herb Garden (Includes Basil Plant Pods), White

The Smart Garden 3 Beige
The Smart Garden 3 WhiteBest Gardening Gifts for Mom
The Smart Garden 3 WhiteBest Gardening Gifts for Mom

Click And Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Herb Garden (Includes Basil Plant Pods), Beige
Click And Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Herb Garden (Includes Basil Plant Pods), Beige

The Smart Garden 3 Grey

Click And Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Herb Garden (Includes Basil Plant Pods), Grey
Click And Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Herb Garden (Includes Basil Plant Pods), Grey

The Smart Garden 3 Grey
The Smart Garden 3 Grey
zAmbienta Grow Lamp

wonderfully unique gift that lights up a room and grows beautiful plants hydroponically at the same time. When I saw this unique lamp, I fell in love. Such an exciting way to not only grow plants but also elevate traditional room lighting.

If you have a gardener on your list that lacks natural light in their house, this makes an ideal gift. They can place this unique lamp anywhere and have their plants growing under its LED grow light. It has a modern aesthetic appeal that works with most décor—created by French architect and designer Daniel Pouzet, a design superstar with exceptional interior design skills, furniture design, and industrial design. His creation brings together a modern-style planter with a green-thumb appeal.

The switch on the cord allows you to switch between two different LED light settings so you can use it as a grow light and use it as an ambient light for a room in the evening. The base holds six plants (not included) watered through the lamp’s center column. Hydroponically grown means these plants are grown in a nutrient-rich water-efficient environment.

To learn more about hydroponics, you can view an article previously written on-site here.
Ambienta Grow Lamp - Best Complete Gardening Gift
Ambienta Grow Lamp - Best Complete Gardening Gift
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

The lamp stands 15” in height, and the base is 12” in diameter. This is US standard electric, so if you live in a different country, you need modifications or converters to work with your outlets.

The lamp and base are made of polycarbonate and abs plastic. Rock wool is used to secure the plants in the lamp base and included.

You can also consider:

Ankace Full Spectrum Grow Lamp- Grow Light

Grow Light, Ankace Full Spectrum Grow Lamp, Tri Head Gooseneck Plant Lights For Indoor Plants With Replaceable Bulb
Grow Light, Ankace Full Spectrum Grow Lamp, Tri Head Gooseneck Plant Lights For Indoor Plants With Replaceable Bulb

Hytekgro LED Grow Light (2 Pack)

Hytekgro LED Grow Light 45W Plant Lights Red Blue White Panel Growing Lamps For Indoor Plants Seedling Vegetable And Flower (2 Pack)
Hytekgro LED Grow Light 45W Plant Lights Red Blue White Panel Growing Lamps For Indoor Plants Seedling Vegetable And Flower (2 Pack)

Brite Labs LED Plant Lights for Indoor Plants; Programmable Timer Allows Auto On Off

Brite Labs LED Plant Lights For Indoor Plants, 20W Dual Head LED Grow Lights For Seedlings, Adjustable Gooseneck Growing Plant Lamp With Clip On Desk Clamp And Programmable Timer Allows Auto On Off
Brite Labs LED Plant Lights For Indoor Plants, 20W Dual Head LED Grow Lights For Seedlings, Adjustable Gooseneck Growing Plant Lamp With Clip On Desk Clamp And Programmable Timer Allows Auto On Off

Garden Tool Sets- Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

UKOKE 12 Piece Aluminum Hand Tool Kit with Apron
UKOKE Garden Tool Set, 12 Piece Aluminum Hand Tool Kit, Garden Canvas Apron With Storage Pocket, Outdoor Tool, Heavy Duty Gardening Work Set With Ergonomic Handle, Gardening Tools For Women Men
UKOKE Garden Tool Set, 12 Piece Aluminum Hand Tool Kit, Garden Canvas Apron With Storage Pocket, Outdoor Tool, Heavy Duty Gardening Work Set With Ergonomic Handle, Gardening Tools For Women Men

High-quality garden tools are a must for every gardener and always make excellent gifts. This set from UKOKE meets that standard with each tool designed for endurance, quality, and comfort. This set is ideal for almost all of you’re gardening needs.

Includes in this set

  • Pruning Shears – Made of SK-5 High Carbide steel – for trimming and cutting
  • Trowel – Aluminum alloy – for digging and turning soil – includes depth measurement indicator.
  • Cultivator – Aluminum alloy – loosening and aeration of the soil
  • Hand Rake – Aluminum alloy – Smoothing, raking, and breaking lumps up in the soil
  • Weeder – Aluminum alloy – Loosening and digging up weeds
  • Transplanter – Aluminum alloy – transplanting small plants
  • Snips – Stainless Steel – precise trimming, shaping, and harvesting
  • Spray Bottle – Plant Misting
  • Tote Bag – Polyester with PVC protective coating – 23.6” x 11.8.”
  • Waterproof Garden Apron – PVC coated 600d polyester – 49” x 52.”
  • Waterproof Kneeling Pad – 13” x 7.2” – firm, comfortable support for your knees
  • Garden Genie Gloves – waterproof – planting weeding rose to prune

The tools in this set have an excellent soft-touch ergonomic grip that is less stressful on your hands when doing gardening chores. The aluminum blades are rust-resistant, a significant benefit when working with water and damp conditions.

The pruning shears offer an extra bit of durability by incorporating a carbide SK-5 blade. They are more durable for long-term cutting than similar cutting tools made with aluminum. They do not mar up easily from cutting like other pruning shear blades I have used, which is a big plus for me.

The apron is an added convenience. The waterproof design serves two great purposes. It keeps everything you need to work with right there in front of you, and it protects your clothing as well. Besides, the tote bag gives you one more option for carrying the tools and storage when it is time to put them away.

Handcrafted Garden Tool Set

Handcrafted Garden Tool Gift Set, Hand Forged By Fisher Blacksmithing In Bozeman Montana
Handcrafted Garden Tool Gift Set, Hand Forged By Fisher Blacksmithing In Bozeman Montana

A  good gift the rustic gardener in your life would cherish. This beautifully hand-forged steel tool set is a work of art—a step back in time with heirloom-quality craftsmanship by Tuli Fisher using traditional blacksmithing techniques.

These handcrafted tools are durable with a decorative touch. Strong, smooth black walnut handles contrast with hand-forged steel. They are undoubtedly strong enough tools to use in your gardening tasks if you choose or hang them for a rustic charm accent to your décor. They might be the best gardening gifts for mom!

The set includes five tools

  • 12”L x 5”W x 3”H
  • Square Hand Hoe
  • Large Planting Trowel
  • Narrow Perennial Trowel
  • Pointed Hand Hoe
  • Three tined Rake
  • Burlap pouch for storage

These tools are made in the USA from materials sourced in the USA.

Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
I do not doubt that these tools would far outlast the tools created today through factory processing if used in the garden. I find them to be way too gorgeous to use in the dirt, though.

Actually, I think they make a much better centerpiece on the wall of inside garden space or even a rustic man-cave setting.

Gardening Gifts For Dad

Cocktail Grow Kit

Backyard Safari Company Grow Gardens, Cocktails
Backyard Safari Company Grow Gardens, Cocktails

Everything you’re gardening, a bartender needs to get started making their unique fresh cocktails. A novelty-style gift for the gardener in your life brings them to grow some exciting herbs that they can use in mixing drinks or for any other culinary purpose.

The Kit includes everything to get started, including a recycled egg carton for planting the seedlings: starter soil, plant stakes with a marking pencil, growing instructions, and six seed packets.

Seeds included are:

  • Thai Basil – A spicy Basil variety
  • Thyme – subtle minty flavor
  • Mint – for the more potent blast of freshness
  • Lavender – floral with hints of mint and rosemary essence
  • Lemon Balm – delicate lemony flavor
  • Borage – cooling cucumber-like taste

Once your seedlings have taken off, they easily transfer into a permanent pot or into your garden to continue to grow.

Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
This is a lovely seed kit that adds some diverse plants to a gardener’s plantings. Most herbs make great companion plants, so they are welcome friends when planning your spring gardens.
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

I like that it is priced well for the number of items you receive with it. This is a good novelty item that makes it very unique when it comes to gift-giving as well.

Rhino Bilt Folding Boot Scraper, the all-in-one scrubber, brush, scraper, and cleaner

JobSite The Original Boot Scrubber - All Weather Industrial Shoe Cleaner & Scraper Brush
JobSite The Original Boot Scrubber - All Weather Industrial Shoe Cleaner & Scraper Brush

Any gardener knows it can be a dirty job, and your boots and shoes are bound to get muddy. This great gift idea will help keep the floors and your footwear cleaned up. This boot scraper is special compared to others because it does not require that you mount it as most other models do.

The convenient magnetic fold-down sides give you firm traction support to hold down the unit while you scrape off your boots. When you are done, you can easily fold it up and tuck it away. This unit is also made to withstand the weather. With weatherproof hardwood and powder coated heavy gauge metal, They can keep outside for even more convenience.

Works great with rubber boots, work boots, hiking boots, sneakers, and even golf shoes!

You can enjoy less floor cleaning when you have less mud and dirt tracked across your floors. I know nothing is more frustrating than having freshly cleaned floors tracked back up with dirty boot tracks!

Mounting hardware is included if you would instead make this scraper a permanent fixture to remind your loved one to keep those feet clean.

Corrugated plastic bristles are the best on the market and withstand the most challenging jobs. They are also mild and mildew resistant. The entire unit, frame and all, is built to last—hoses down for easy cleanup.

I keep it mounted on our deck. It makes it convenient to use when coming into the house from the garden or any other muddy conditions in the yard. Having an unpaved driveway can make tracking mud a nuisance, which has cut down the mess. I put this as an excellent gift for him, but this is a gift that also benefits the house cleaning person!

Growing Wishes Seed Kit- Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

Flower Growing Wish Kit
Flower Growing Wish Kit

This is a beautiful way to say I love you to your mom on this holiday day and send wishes for the future with this flowering seed kit. It comes in a decorative tin with a clear top that displays the nicely packaged contents inside. Each of the six varieties of flowering seeds is also individually packed in circular containers for safekeeping and storage.

Each tin is marked with the special meaning of the flower seed held inside

  • Love in is filled with Forget Me Not Seeds
  • Friendship Tin is filled with Sweat Pea Flower Seeds
  • Strength tin has Pinks as the flower seed
  • Happiness is loaded with Lavender Seeds
  • Clarity tin has Daisy Seeds
  • The Joy tin carries Baby’s Breath seeds

Besides, this kit also includes stakes and pencils used as markers when planting the flower seeds.

They can plant these seeds indoors in pots and containers or outdoors as well. They are made and packaged in the USA.

I think this makes such a lovely thoughtful gift. I love the decorative tins and packaging of this product. Using the flower meanings in combinations with wishes makes this a gift that grows as the flowers bloom. I enjoy watching flowers grow and bloom versus cut flowers that diminish quickly in a vase. That makes this a gift I am happy to receive as well as give. The tins are a great way to store seeds in the future, safely stored and replenished after planting.

Rooted in Love Pot- Best Gardening Gifts for Mom

3.5 Inch White Succulent Planter Small Plant Pots 3-Pack - Grounded In Faith, Rooted In Love, Grown By Grace …
3.5 Inch White Succulent Planter Small Plant Pots 3-Pack - Grounded In Faith, Rooted In Love, Grown By Grace …

This garden lover gift helps to honor that person in your life who has helped you grow and flourish. This could be your Mom, Grandmother, or even your Wife. This unique handcrafted planter is a thoughtful way of showing how much you honor those roots with your loved one.

“Rooted in Love” is hand-painted on the planter making each piece unique with slight variations. Each stoneware piece is turned on a potter’s wheel and fired in a kiln in the USA in Westlake Village, CA. Created by artist Jeana Greulich. The work is a gentle reminder that the love we receive gives us the ability to blossom with a strength that begins at the roots.

The planting container has a built-in saucer that catches water from the drainage holes in the pot. It measures 2.4″ by 3.5″. This is designed to be used either indoors or outdoors. This is safe to be cleaned in the dishwasher, so it can also withstand the outdoor elements.

Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
Best Gardening Gifts for Mom
I already love the look of stoneware, so this pot was easy for me to embrace its charm. It feels like it was created just for you. I think it will add an extra special something to anything growing in it, but I think brightly colored flowers really do set off this piece’s unique character.

It truly is a piece of art and makes this piece’s special character gift to give somebody you love and who has touched your life.

The color online looks more yellow to me, where I found the pot to be leaning more towards the green side on the upper portion. This may be a variation in the work, but it is gorgeous.

Whatever the Time of Year

Gardeners are not picky people to buy for; take it from one who knows. We like anything related to gardening. Sometimes the more unique, the better. We love things as straightforward as seeds to full-blown complete garden systems. The main thing is knowing that you are thinking about something you are passionate about as your hobby. That sentiment alone shows us how much you care!

Whether or not you are shopping for Holiday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Christmas, I hope you have found this gift guide a good starting point for s, one useless on what to get the garden lover in your life.

I would love to hear from you. Have you received or purchased the best gardening gifts for mom? Maybe you have a funny story about a present. What are your favorite gift ideas for a gardener? Let us know about it and start a conversation!

Happy Growing and Gifting!

About Christina Lopez

Christina Lopez grew up in the beautiful city of Mountain View, California, where she spent eighteen ascetic years as a vegetarian before stumbling upon the exquisite delicacy of a strange chicken thigh. She’s been a city finalist competitive pingpong player, an ocean diver, an ex-pat in England and Japan, and a computer science doctoral student. Christina writes really late at night as spending most of her daytime enchanting her magical herb garden.

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