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Best Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts for a Gardener Mom

Renee Valdes
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Garden to Go deconstructed

Take away the stress of getting Mother’s Day gifts with these easy last-minute ideas for a green thumb mom. Most take less than 15 minutes to put together.


Garden to Go

Garden to go in a jar. Fill a mason jar with Mom’s favorite flower, veggie and herb seeds, a pair of colorful gardening gloves and finish it off with pruning snips. She’ll think of you every time she harvests herbs for cooking, picks tomatoes or relishes the blooming flowers in her garden.


Mother's Day succulent caddy

Gift duo. How about a galvanized metal serving caddy filled with Mom’s favorite succulents? Just insert the containers of succulents right inside the caddy and add decorative moss. Then you can let Mom decide how to use her gift, whether as a tabletop centerpiece, or for storing utensils and pretty napkins for parties and entertaining after taking the plants out. It’s like getting several gifts in one.


Mother's Day DIY tool storage container

Garden tool storage. Make Mom a decorative and colorful tool storage container so she can stow away garden trowels, hand rakes, hand weeders and pruners in style. Using chalky paint, which dries super quick, you can make this container in about 30 minutes.


Herb garden set

Herb garden set. If you’ve got five minutes, this is the easiest gift, especially if Mom loves fresh and aromatic herbs in her garden. Just fill an herb pot set with her favorite herb seed packets such as rosemary, lavender and sage.

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