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5 Mother's Day Garden Gifts to Buy or DIY

If your mom loves plants and flowers, she'll love these Mother's Day garden gifts! Whether you buy or DIY, you'll make her day special with any of these unique garden gift ideas.

Buy or DIY gardening gifts for Mom

Mother's Day is quickly approaching! Skip the bouquet of flowers, and give your mom the gift of a beautiful garden full of them instead! This list is full of great gardening and planter ideas you can buy or DIY before the big day.

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Each gift idea listed below has two versions. If you're not the DIY type, or you're in a rush to get something on Mom's doorstep by Sunday, then the BUY version is for you!

But if you want to give your Mom a handmade gift, I've included DIY options for each of these gardening gift ideas so you can make one yourself! These tutorials will walk you through each step of the project, so you'll end up with an amazing present that Mom will love.

Mini Greenhouse


Does your mother bemoan that random cold snap that killed all her tomatoes? Help keep her plants happy and healthy with this compact greenhouse! The small footprint makes it perfect even for city-dwellers.

small vertical greenhouse


Want to make one yourself? This DIY mini greenhouse takes up a similar footprint, with additional features like removable shelf slats and beautiful solid wood.

DIY mini greenhouse

Garden Tool Storage


Gardening can be hard on the back, so make it easier for Mom with this genius folding stool with built-in garden tool storage! This one includes all the tools she'll need for pruning, weeding and planting out in the garden.

gardening stool with attached garden tool storage bag

The bag detaches from the frame for easy access, and the back rest doubles as a kneeler to get into those tight spaces. Then the whole thing folds up for compact storage!


If she's always losing her gardening gloves and pruners, try making one of these hanging garden tool organizers! You can customize the labels to accommodate all her smaller items so she can grab them at a glance.

DIY hanging garden tool organizer

Wooden Wagon Planter


How adorable is this wooden wagon planter? It would be so cute on a rustic front patio, and the functioning wheels let her move it into the perfect sunny spot.

wooden wagon planter


If you have a few tools and a pallet, you can make your own wheelbarrow planter instead! This video shows you how.

Strawberry Planter


Grow an entire harvest of strawberries in a tiny footprint! This five tier planter is perfect for herbs and flowers too.

plastic stackable strawberry planter


This DIY strawberry planter looks nicer than the plastic variety, and it's easy to build yourself with cedar fence pickets! Connect it to a drip irrigation system for easier watering through the soaker hose buried in the central tower.

DIY strawberry planter

Planter Box with Trellis


Pair this planter with a beautiful climbing vine for a great Mother's Day gift!

planter box with tall trellis


This DIY planter box with trellis is similar to the one above, and can be customized to whatever height your plant needs!

DIY planter box with trellis

Whether you buy or DIY, I'm sure these Mother's Day garden gifts will be a hit!

buy or DIY gardening gifts for Mom