Surprise Mom with a new pair of gloves to protect her hands while working in the garden. ATTRIBUTION: Flickr; Creative Commons;

Surprise Mom with a new pair of gloves to protect her hands while working in the garden. ATTRIBUTION: Flickr; Creative Commons;

If your mom has a green thumb, consider giving her a gift to honor her favorite hobby. Seeds, plants, outdoor decor, digging equipment, and other gardening gifts are sure to put a smile on your mother’s face every time she picks up her trowel. Show your love and appreciation this Mother’s Day by giving Mom one of these unique gardening gifts.

Gardening Gloves

Give mom the nudge she needs to toss her old ratty gardening gloves and replace them with a new pair. For basic planting, digging, cutting, raking, and shoveling, consider a pair of sheepskin or goatskin gloves. Both sheep and goatskin are stronger than cloth, very comfortable, machine-washable, and will protect Mom’s hands while gardening. Opt for a monogrammable pair to make your mom feel extra special.

Backpack Sprayer

Watering plants on a daily basis can take a real toll on the body. Minimize Mom’s aches and pains by giving her a backpack sprayer. Backpack sprayers strap comfortably to the back and will allow your mom to spray hundreds of flowers without having to walk back and forth to collect water.

Gazing Ball

Add a hint of sparkle to Mom’s backyard with a stainless steel gazing ball. Unlike the fragile glass varieties, a stainless steel gazing ball is maintenance-free and virtually unbreakable.

Seeds and Plants

Both seeds and plants will keep Mom busy in her garden for hours. Whether she prefers edible plants like tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, and cucumbers, or desires ornamental plants like marigolds or sunflowers, there are plenty of unusual varieties to choose from.

Watering Can

You can’t go wrong when you get a gardening mom a watering can. Skip the plastic varieties and aim for a more high-quality option, such as a zinc-coated galvanized steel can that will resist rust.

Bucket of Tools

Gardening tools wear down and break over time. Update Mom’s collection of gardening tools by giving her new tools to make her gardening duties easier. Fill a bucket or basket with an easy-grip cultivator, fork and towel, as well as some pruners, scissors and knee pads.

Garden Clogs

Garden clogs are sturdy shoes that Mom can slip on when she wants to go out to her garden in a hurry. These shoes are practical for stomping around flower beds and can be easily rinsed off with water.


Repurpose vintage weathervanes as garden art for a one-of-a-kind piece of decor. Weathervanes can be found in all types of styles, from animals to holiday-oriented designs.

Outdoor Furniture

If your mother’s backyard is lacking places to sit and rest, consider giving her exterior furniture. A sturdy gardening bench, swing or hammock can really help her relax while enjoying the beautiful view of her garden.

Garden Cart

If your mom is the type who likes to haul her collection of gardening tools and equipment, consider giving her a garden cart. These two-wheeled tip carts are able to handle heavy loads with little effort.