32 best Mother’s Day gardening gifts in 2024

The serious start of planting season and Mother’s Day go hand-in-hand, making gardening supplies, kits and books the perfect gifts to show Mom a little holiday love. Whether she’s an experienced gardener with an extra-green thumb who produces a prize-worthy bounty of vegetables each year or a novice who just dabbles in growing herbs on her windowsill, she’s sure to love a plant-themed treat.

We rounded up some garden-themed Mother’s Day gift ideas that celebrate not only Mom’s ability to nurture, but also her love of nature.

For gardeners who love to grow a variety of plants in their space, this hori hori is a must-have tool. Not only will it cut through pesky roots, weeds and compacted soil, but it also comes pre-marked with a depth scale to help make sure each seed is set properly in the ground.

This organic seed bank comes with 24 different seed packs to help your mom grow a wonderfully diverse fruit and vegetable garden. Each pack of heirloom seeds lasts about three to five years when properly stored, meaning she can reap the fruits of your gift (quite literally) for a long time.

If your gardener’s outdoor wardrobe could use an update, grab them a pair of these bib overalls from Duluth Trading Co. Available in four colors and three prints, these overalls come in sizes XXS to 2XL with four inseam lengths. They’re also designed with 12 roomy pockets, double-layered knees with openings for knee pads, elastic shoulder straps and UPF 50 sun protection. What more could you ask for?

Every gardener should have a hat to keep their scalp and skin protected during long days in the sun. This Solbari hat has UPF 50+ protection, an adjustable brim and a ponytail hole for keeping your mom’s hair tied back. It also works just as well for beach days and hiking trips. Solbari carries a wide variety of hats with different fabrics, brim sizes, colors, prints and more so you can find one that best fits Mom’s style.

If you think she prefers rooted plants over seeds, this gratitude garden will let her pick six fully rooted plants. The kit also comes with starter soil, a spray bottle, plant nutrient serum and a 5-gallon portable grow bag that’s great for small outdoor spaces.

Moms who love bringing their fresh garden produce into the kitchen will get a kick out of these wanderlust kits from Uncommon Goods. Each kit comes with seeds, a recipe or activity and a useful tool that will help moms discover food flavors inspired by Santorini or Mexico City.

This countertop compost machine will not only help your mom cut down on food waste, but it also turns that waste into freshly made dirt that’s perfect for her home garden.

Help safeguard Mom’s arms from the sun and soil with these Farmer’s Defense sleeves. They come in seven prints and are machine-washable for easy cleaning when she really needs to go elbow-deep.

For the mom who seems to have every garden tool and seed imaginable, let them grab what they need throughout the year with a gift card to their favorite garden center or superstore. You can add a more personal touch to your gift by presenting it in a cute pot for their garden like this colorful, squiggly design one available on Amazon.

Help Mom collect her garden’s bounty with this classic harvest basket. Handmade in Maine with pine wood and wire, it can be hosed down to clean off any dirt with ease.

Plant ladies will swoon for this bestselling, denim-style utility apron to hold their gardening tools, seeds and other essentials. Personalize the included adorable drawing by choosing the hair style, hair color, skin color and lip color and even add glasses if you like. Want something other than “I dig plants” written on it? Just request it.

It doesn’t matter if your mom is just getting started with a gardening hobby or already has a certified green thumb — this chic kit will be put to good use. With a hand-forged trowel made in Holland, durable bamboo-fabric gloves and a zippered canvas utility pouch, it will last her for many seasons to come.

Looking for an inexpensive gift for your favorite mama? Treat her to a margarita and then present her with this fun grow kit that includes six seed packets to grow Roma and beefsteak tomatoes, jalapeños, verde tomatillos, cilantro and scallions. Next time, chips and salsa are on her!

Just because Mom lacks yard space doesn’t mean she can’t still grow her own veggies. This plant-sprouting box comes with five different organic, non-GMO seeds, along with five compostable peat pots, five rich potting soil discs, five custom wood-burned plant markers and a growing guide.

Help keep Mom comfy in these quality, waterproof dark olive and clay gardening clogs. They’re so sturdy, with traction and a neoprene lining, she may just never take them off.

Mom will be extra stylish in her garden, on a stroll or while lounging at the pool with this fun handmade straw hat, printed with “plant lady” on the wide brim, that’s earned more than 145,000 5-star reviews.

Mamas who spend hours working the soil will be proud to wear this hand-pressed T-shirt that reads “Hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. Nurture a garden to feed body & soul.” Choose from two dozen colors and unisex sizes small to 3X.

Keep your gardening mom’s hands soft and clean with these pretty English floral-print gloves that are coated with waterproof nitrile on the palms. Even better, when she’s done digging in the dirt, she can follow up with a soothing hand soap made with shea butter, olive oil and apricot seeds for exfoliating. Gloves come in small, medium and large sizes.

Long days out in the garden call for sun-protective clothing, and this UPF 50-plus long-sleeve, quick-drying shirt will not only keep Mom shielded from the sun, but will look good anywhere. Available in several shades (we’re partial to the soft pink), it comes in sizes extra small to 3X, is lightweight with a mesh-lined vented back and has loops and button tabs to convert it to a short-sleeve style.

Serious gardeners track the details of their favorite hobby. If your mom falls into this category, she’ll love this pretty, hardbound planner and journal with 300-plus themed sections where she can enter notes, photos, drawings and more — and also find tips and tricks.

This recent bestselling release includes advice for growing therapeutic herbs, along with 70 recipes for everything from teas, syrups and tinctures to salves and oils. It’s a slam dunk for moms into holistic wellness, home apothecary, medicinal herbs and more.

If your mom loves flower gardens, she’ll appreciate this beautiful illustrated botanical encyclopedia that serves as not only eye candy but also a guide to flowers and herbs.

Help Mom put her hard work in the garden to good use with this 639-page cookbook from The Chef’s Garden, a family-owned Ohio farm, that contains 125 recipes, plus a guide to 600-plus vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

When space is at a premium, raised bed gardening can be a rewarding solution. This bestselling book offers instructions on building planting boxes, mixing soil, starting seeds, growing and harvesting and much more.

For moms who love to get their hands in the dirt comes this fun gift tin filled with gardener’s healing balm and cuticle cream, a bar of organic eucalyptus and tea tree soap and a two-sided nail brush. The tin can double as storage for seeds, tags or twine and comes with a keepsake silver garden snail charm. Add green gardening gloves for an additional fee.

For mothers who love mojitos but are short on garden space (or lack green thumbs), consider this pretty self-watering kit that includes a soft white glass planter with a wicking system, stainless steel net pot, wick, organic mint seeds, plant food and more.

An Etsy bestseller with nearly 25,000 sales, this 5-star-rated gift box features a handmade moisturizing soap, handmade pumice soap, a tin of healing salve, a jar of hand and body lotion and a boar-bristle nail brush.

Give Mom’s garden a peaceful, calming presence with this lovely 12-inch, weatherproof metal wind spinner featuring a mandala design, inspired by Buddhist and Hindu imagery.