26 Last Minute Home and Garden Mother’s Day Gifts

May 8, 2018 by

It’s not too late to celebrate your cultivated Mom with these last minute Mother’s Day gardening gifts for the gardener!

1. Monticello Gardener’s Gift Basket
From the shop of Thomas Jefferson’s plantation residence, Monticello, comes this artfully arranged keepsake basket of curated gardening essentials.

The basket includes a book on Thomas Jefferson’s flower gardens, a Monticello garden journal, Monticello birds and bees seed sampler, seven plant stakes, a garden jotter with pen, and garden mug featuring a famous Jefferson garden quote, a flower arranger, garden gloves, herbal insect repellant, and Monticello lavender beeswax and rose petal beeswax lotion bars. $135. Buy here.


2. Blueberry and Red Berry Apothecary Candles
Burn the midnight berry oil in keepsake the glass jar.

Choose from delicate blueberries or red berries and ferns in these handcrafted glass apothecary candles filled with clean burning smokeless, odorless paraffin oil. Comes with a no-trim fiberglass wick and instructions for use. $36. Choose the Red Berry or Blueberry apothecary candle.


3. Seed Blossom Candle
Turn a 70-hour candle into a lifelong garden perennial.

The Garden Collection Essential Oil Candle & Organic Seed Pack draws inspiration from Mom’s garden. Made with all-natural soy wax and infused with 100% pure essential oils and coconut oil, each candle comes packaged in a reusable cotton bag that’s hand-stamped with original artwork and includes an organic seed pack of the scent’s namesake so she can enjoy it for years after the candles have burned away. $35. Buy here.


4. Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Card
Japanese Cherry Blossom trees, also known as Sakura, announces the arrival of spring, and with tis card, Mother’s Day.

This pop-up card’s cover features a laser-cut illustration of a blooming cherry blossom branch with delicate petals falling gently from the branch. When opened, the card reveals a pink cherry blossom tree in full bloom. $13. Buy here.


5. The Ultimate Natural Pampering Spa Gift Set
A totally pampering beautiful gift box of nine items to soothe mom’s body, mind and spirit.

• bamboo creme body wash
• bamboo creme moisturizer
• bamboo lemongrass foaming body scrub
• AHA hand creme with evening primrose
• lavender & eucalyptus foot creme
• bulgarian rose phytonutrient elixir
• honey moisture mask with propolis extract
• oatmeal lavender soap
• lemon vanilla aromatherapy candle
• natural sea wool sponge
$120 ($170 value) Buy the Ultimate Spa Gift Box here.


6. Grow Your Own Basil
This design-worthy Grow Your Own Basil set from Orla Kiely comes in a charming enamel pot featuring the distinctive Striped Tulip design in yellow.

Comes with soil, seeds & instructions. $28. Buy here.


7. Back to the Roots Garden-In-a-Can (Set of Four)
For space-deprived urban gardening moms, this all-in-one set contains everything she needs to grow her own organic herbs right at home.

Made using biochar, a composite of the charred remnants of organic agricultural waste that was first utilized by Amazonian tribes centuries ago, an ancient medium that has the ability to retain moisture to prevent over-watering issues, also aerates the soil for quick root growth, and fosters microbial activity in the soil, maximizing nutrient absorption. Simply pop open the recycled can, add water, and place it in a sunny spot. Within a few weeks the homegrown herbs will be ready to harvest and enjoy. $24.99. Buy here.


8. Butterfly Garden Cookies Grow Kit
This adorable garden “cookies” kit instantly appealed to my inner gardening child.

Inspired by a Native American historic farming tradition of rolling seeds in clay before planting to protect them from drying out, being eaten by birds or blowing away in the wind. Kit contains everything you and your mom need to make butterfly-friendly flowering “cookies” for the garden. Mix up an organic clay “dough” and organic potting mix with butterfly-attracting bloodflower milkweed seeds. Roll out the dough on the included rolling with mat with mini rolling-pin, cut cookies with the cookie cutter, then plant them in the garden. In just a few weeks, you’ll see their flowers shoot up to provide a habitat for butterflies. $19.95. Buy here.


9. Perennial Gardener 

Mom will nurture and maintain her garden sanctuary with this essential garden tool collection. These ergonomically designed rust-resistant tools—small and large scissors, pruner, wooden stakes, twine, and twine holder—are crafted from eco-friendly bamboo and packaged in a handmade pine crate to reuse as a garden container or box for keepsakes. $90. Buy here.


10. Decorative Platinum Steel Mobile Vertical Garden
Perfect indoors or on a balcony or patio, your urban or suburban gardener mom will love this mobile garden with rear storage for garden tools.


Its heavy-duty, ball bearing, locking caster wheels let mom chase the sun or move to shade. 11″ deep removable growing pans rowing pans with cascade drainage enable growing multiple rows of root vegetables, flowers, fresh herbs and more. The rolling garden has a powder coated, hammered copper penny finish, features three removable planters, and assembles in minutes with no tools or hardware required. $245.99 (regularly $399.99.) Buy here.


11. Soothing Lavender Comfort Wrap
Did I say pamper? Yes, and you can too.

This soft wrap melts away mom’s aches and pains with calming lavender aromatherapy and fifteen minutes of moist, soothing heat with a microwavable removable insert filled with lavender flowers and flaxseed and a cold-water washable cover. $84. Buy here.


12. Garden Spa Set
Give mom a mini staycation. 

Give her the gift of soaking away tension and stress with these original Mer-Sea & Co products made with sea salt and a nourishing blend of oils and natural herb extracts. She’ll soak away with coconut sugar scented Bath Soak, brighten and invigorate dry, dull skin with Balm Scrub, then moisturize with finely whipped Sugar Whip Lotion moisturizer. Ahhh. $38. Buy here.


13. Bohemian Floral Print Cloth Napkins
Mom can add some bohemian flair to al fresco or indoor meals.

I love this set of four screen printed 18 inch square cotton napkins–and they are machine washable! $19.95 (regularly $34–purchase two sets!.) Buy here.


14. Geometric Ceramic and Brass Vase Set
I’m always attracted to simple geometric lines, as in the design of this set of two Trigg Vases.

But best of all, the contemporary set multifunctions as flower vase, pencil holder, or whatever mom thinks of using them for. Made from ceramic with a nickel and brass wire frame, the set of two includes a large and small version. Set of two, $56. Buy here. 


15. Beehive Birdhouse
Handmade from eco-friendly natural fiber, this bird house is a sweet addition to mom’s outdoor space. $48. Buy here.


16. Birdcage Bird Feeder
Feathered friends just visit but don’t actually get caged in with this modern bird feeder.

Made of a stainless steel caging with a durable ceramic base, the design allows numerous birds to feed at once, while offering adequate space for a generous amount of bird feed. $75. Buy here.


17. Window Bird Nest Box
With this handcrafted nesting box, Mom will observe the whole nesting process right outside her window–from gathering twigs, to laying eggs, to finally seeing the chicks hatching.

The box’s suction cups attach easily to any window, and its 1-1/2″ opening suits most song birds. Handmade in Maine by an environmentally ethical company that pays attention to details like proper ventilation and drainage. $24.95. Buy here.


18. Flower Memory Game
Not saying that Mom needs to improve her memory, but is she able to tell a foxglove from a snapdragon, or a crocus from a gladiolus?

Perfect for flower aficionados,  this beautifully illustrated card game will make Mom (and you) experts in no time. Place cards face down and match flowers with their typical uses and meanings. 100 cards feature 100 different flowers. $14.99. Buy here.


19. Gathering and Foraging Waxed Canvas Bag
Foraging is becoming increasing more popular. Why? As Karen Stephenson, master naturalist and wild food educator behind the website Edible Wild Food says, it’s free and most edible plants are more nutritious than hybridized store produce. She adds that “wildcrafting” (picking your own) edibles lets you get exercise, absorb vitamin D  from sunshine, and get to be in a natural, relaxing setting.

Inspired by vintage orchard design, the Gathering and Foraging Canvas Bag’s multiway straps allow for comfortable wear on the chest or back, while the drop-out bottom enables easy emptying of harvest. Constructed of water-resistant and non-absorbent waxed canvas, the bag has a waterproof removable liner and a 1-year warranty. $65. Buy here.


20. Market Tote
For a visit to the farmer’s market, a day at the beach, an urban adventure, a foraging trip…this vintage-inspired Market Tote will be Mom’s ideal companion.

The machine-washable linen liner comes with a drawstring to keep contents safe. Constructed of non-absorbent hand-woven seagrass with extra long over-the-shoulder straps, this tote is as practical and versatile as it is attractive. $45. Buy here.


21. Melamine Outdoor Dinnerware
Unbreakably good-looking wood grain 12-piece melamine dinnerware set goes to the  backyard or picnic with Mom.


Picnic time for four with this lightweight, easy to transport and super durable 12 piece 100% pure melamine a dinnerware set with a food-safe LG coating that protects with a vibrant wood grain finish. $88.99 (regularly 98.99.) Buy here.


22. Dachshund Serving Board
Having been a dachshund owner, I fell for this pup platter and so will Mom. 

Made from acacia wood in the shape of an ever-so-cute Dachshund, this serving board from Orla Kiely features contrasting orange edging. It’s ideal for serving cheese  that will look and taste great from the first…bite. $63. Buy here.


23. Bamboo Lantern
Go for the glow in any space with this bamboo lantern from Copenhagen.

Made from natural bamboo, it features a beautifully curved design and is finished with a practical handle to hang it if you don’t place it on a table. It includes a glass candle holder inside that perfect for a flickering candle. $52. Buy here.


24. Rock n’ Rolling Gardening Seat
Gardening can be hard on the knees. Give Mom a break.

This rolling seat’s contoured wheels provide a full range of motion while reducing strain on knees, back and neck. Its comfortable seat swivels and adjusts from 11″ to 14″ for added body movement. $66.88. Buy here.


25. Colorful Designer Garden Hose
This hose does not get kinky.




Besides being kink, weather and abrasion resistant, this hose adds an accent of color to the garden while lightweight and flexible for ease of use. $34. Buy here.


26. Lavender Grow Bag
Sprout a fragrant lavender plant with this self-contained grow kit.

For indoor use, kit includes a plastic-lined paper grow bag, dried potting mix, seeds, and instruction. $16. Buy here.



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