Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Gardening Gear For Green Thumbs

If your mom is a passionate plant enthusiast, choosing a gift that caters to her hobby is the perfect way to show some appreciation to the favorite woman in your life.

From nifty tools that simplify chores to lovely accessories that would enrich her gardening experience, here’s a roundup of some of the best gardening gifts that she would actually want to use:

Chester and Cooke Sow Grow Enjoy Seed Organizer

Seed saving is a cost-effective way to garden and preserve genetic diversity. This reusable seed organizer will help your mom make the process of saving harvested seeds from her favorite heirloom and old-fashioned varieties a whole lot easier. The eco-friendly box features three labeled compartments for herbs, vegetables and flowers. In addition, there’s a larger section at the front for storing labels, pencils or larger packets of seeds. You can also get it custom engraved to add a more personal touch.

Potmaker Paper Pot Press

This ingenious tool lets you upcycle old newspapers into biodegradable starter pots for planting seedlings and cuttings. Once the saplings are ready for transplant, simply transfer the whole pot into your garden. The newspaper will naturally decompose in the ground in a few weeks.

Kneely Kneeling Pad with Extra Thick Memory Foam

Gardening is a great stress-busting activity. But all that crouching and kneeling for burrowing, weeding, pruning, etc. can take a toll on one’s knees. Using an ergonomically designed kneeling pad can help relieve pain and take some pressure off the joints. Kneely’s gardening kneeler pad features a dual-layer of memory foam enclosed in a protective and breathable neoprene cover to offer optimal balance and support so your mom can tend to her treasure trove of plants without any discomfort. Its lightweight and foldable design ensures that she can easily carry it around the garden. Plus, the exterior neoprene covering is machine-washable for quick cleanups.

Jessica Flores Garden Journal and Almanac

This illustrated journal is the perfect present for the plant-loving mom. She can use it to keep detailed records of everything from plant lists, planting and bloom times and what varieties and techniques work the best to expenses, watering and weeding schedules and everything in between to ensure that the garden thrives under her meticulous green thumb. Every page includes original spot illustrations by the artist. In addition, the journal features a companion planting chart along with over 40 pages dedicated to plant profiles where your mom can closely track the characteristics and performance of each of her beloved blooms.

Red Maple Grove Farms Gathering Basket

Made from solid oak and walnut, this handmade garden hod can easily store all the harvested fruits, flowers, herbs and veggies from the garden. Plus, the wire mesh design allows you to easily hose everything off outside before carrying them back to the house.

Mona’s Plant Accessories Metal Plant Mister

This beautiful yet functional metal mister can be a great addition to your mom’s plant-care arsenal. It’s perfect for spritzing tropical and humidity-loving houseplants like begonias, peace lilies, orchids, ferns and indoor palms. The mister can hold up to ten ounces of water. And it’s available in three gorgeous styles: copper, gold and silver.

CobraHead Precision Weeder and Cultivator

Thanks to its sharp blade that’s designed like a steel claw, this multitasking tool allows you to dig, cultivate, edge, furrow, dethatch with ease and pull out weeds even with the deepest roots with minimal effort—making the dreaded chore more feasible.

Rustic Lane Studio Co. Vintage Spoon Plant Markers Set

These whimsical markers make for an adorable gift for the plant lady in your life. The set includes three hand-stamped plant markers made from upcycled vintage teaspoons that will beautifully accentuate any home garden or greenhouse.

Fresh Cut Prints Seed Packet Stamp

This thoughtful present will help organize and simplify your mom’s harvested seed collection. Plus, she can even use it for seed swaps with her friends! Simply stamp it on a blank seed envelope, let it dry then jot down important details such as the plant variety, seed type, planting directions, days to harvest, etc. Place the seeds inside and seal the envelope with washi tape and you’re all set. The rubber stamp is available in two sizes and comes with an ink pad.

Bokashi Composting Starter Kit

Composting is an effective way to make your garden more sustainable and reduce waste. With this compact composting kit from Bokashi Living, your mom can easily turn all the food scraps and green waste into nutrient-rich soil. The starter pack includes two compost buckets, 2.2 lb bags of premium bokashi bran and a detailed guide to bokashi composting. The shipping costs are the same whether you opt for two or four bags of bran as the bags are stashed inside the bin for shipping.

Exclusive Offer: You can use coupon code ‘Forbes’ to get one free bag of premium Bokashi bran (worth $16.50) with the purchase of any Bokashi Living Composting Starter Kit from their site. The offer is valid until the end of May 2022.

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