3 Great Garden Gift Ideas for the Mother’s Day

Do you have a mom or grandma that loves flowers, herbs, or loves to garden? If you do I have a few great garden gift ideas for Mother’s Day or just about any occasion for a person who loves to garden.

I have three ideas for you that would make a perfect gift and still be budget friendly too.

Got a mom who loves to garden? Maybe a grandma who loves to cook with fresh herb? Give them a gift that will keep giving all summer long for Mother’s Day. Here’re 3 garden gift ideas that are sure to please any garden loving mom.

My mom used to love to have a fuchsia in a hanging basket each year. We would purchase one for Mother’s Day and she could enjoy it all season long. Sometimes they would winter over but most years it just wouldn’t make it to the next year.

You can really save a bunch of money by making your own flowering hanging baskets. Save money by making your own hanging basket and have wonderful flowers to enjoy all season for less.

Because I have a fairly shady garden, I like to grow fuchsias in hanging pots. They add a splash of color and their blooms are so pretty. Plus they attract the hummingbirds we love to watch.

You might have already guessed it but gift idea number one is a hanging flower basket.

You can really save a bunch of money by making your own flowering hanging baskets. Save money by making your own hanging basket and have wonderful flowers to enjoy all season for less.

Gift Idea #1 Hanging Flower Baskets

While you can easily find hanging flower pots already planted with flowers at any garden center, did you know you can really save by making them yourself?

The hanging fuchsia baskets I made ended up costing less than $8 each. Compare that price to the $20-$40 ones at the garden centers and you can really save by making them yourself.

What’s great is it only takes a few minutes to put a hanging flower basket together too.

I made a quick video to show you how to make your own hanging flower baskets, with everything I purchased at my local store.

I used fuchsias in my planter but you can use any flowers you would like. If the planter will hang in a sunny location be sure to pick full sun plants. If it will be in a more shady location pick out shade loving plants like the fuchsia.

Get your kids into growing their own food with this easy herb garden container project for them.

Gift Idea #2 Container Herb Garden

This idea for a container herb garden is one my kids and myself made a few years ago. We took our favorite herbs and planted them in a nice container and grew our own herbs on our front deck.

It was so nice to have fresh herb growing right outside our front door when I needed some to cook with.

If you were making this gift for a Mother’s Day gift, you could include all the herbs your mom likes to cook with. Things like parsley, basil, oregano, and thyme are some of my favorite to grow.

Or you might want to put together a mint container garden with spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, and pineapple mint. These mint leaves would be great to use in teas, for making mint water, or in desserts or recipes.

If you pick the plants you know your loved one will cook with or use, it will be a great gift that keeps giving all season long.

Got a mom who loves to garden? Maybe a grandma who loves to cook with fresh herb? Give them a gift that will keep giving all summer long for Mother’s Day. Here’re 3 garden gift ideas that are sure to please any garden loving mom.

Gift Idea #3 Garden Gift Basket

This gift idea is great for a mom who loves to get out and work in the garden. For this gift, I would purchase an item like a watering can or a new planter to tuck in smaller items you know your mom or grandma could use to work in the garden.

You might want to include things that can wear out over time in this gift. Gardening items like garden gloves, pruners, hand weeder, hose sprayers, or even seed packets.

Tuck all those items into your planter or watering can put a bow on it and you have a great Mother’s Day gift with items a gardener can really use.

Those are my 3 great garden gifts for Mother’s day ideas. If you are looking for more ideas you need to visit the other Tuesdays in the Garden bloggers.

The Tuesdays in the Garden Blog Hop the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

We are all sharing our Mother’s Day gift ideas this week. To see what ideas they have to share just click on the links below or the photos and you can hop right to see their ideas too.

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Jami @ An Oregon Cottage

6 easy Mother's Day gift ideas.

Michelle @ Simplify Live Love

Mother's Day gardening gift ideas

Angie @ The Freckled Rose

Make your own garden tool box tutorial.

Diane @ Homemade Food Junkie

What garden gift ideas could you add to the list? I would love to have you share your ideas in the comments below.

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10 thoughts on “3 Great Garden Gift Ideas for the Mother’s Day”

  1. I love these ideas. so practical and do able! Great video too. Fushia is one of my favorite summer flowers! I want to get a basket planted soon!

  2. I loved your DIY hanging basket video! Hanging baskets are so pretty, but I hate paying so much money for them! I didn’t know that you could buy a hanging basket, but now that I do, I’ll have to try making one of my own this year.

    By the way, your watering can is so pretty! I just bought a plastic one for myself, but will have to get a galvanized can when this one wears out 🙂

    1. Erin, Glad to hear the video was helpful. I hope your hanging basket turns out great.

      My kids and hubby bought the galvanized watering can for me. It is such a nice one and I’m sure it will last quite a while.

  3. These are such fabulous ideas Shell! It’s a rainy day so I’m putting together some hanging baskets for my mom in my shed. I never thought to add fuchsia, so I’m going to give it a try! The herb garden is great as well. My mom can never get enough parsley and basil for her cooking! I totally agree when you say add things like gardening gloves to a gift basket. Mine are constantly wearing out! Such a helpful post, I’m definitely keeping these ideas in mind!

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