Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12, and time is ticking for scoring a top-notch present for all the moms in your life. In our larger Mother’s Day gift guide, we’ve collected our favorite picks for moms who like to entertain and for those who need a bit of pampering.
But there’s one area of the home that is especially ripe for present-giving opportunities this spring: the garden. Whether you want to gift Mom a new outdoor furniture set or something a bit smaller, she’s sure to like items that help her get outside and enjoy the warmer weather.
Below, we’ve rounded up an array of ideas that will spruce up your mom’s outdoor spaces in no time.
For mom’s plants
These cute and cheery ceramic plant pots boast different colored designs and fit 3-inch succulent, herbs, or cactus plants perfectly. Includes a bamboo tray for drainage.
This Japanese water-measurement tool offers instant feedback on the health of your plants. Designed to measure water and pH levels, the thermometer-shaped device turns blue when your plant is healthy, and news editor Megan Barber uses it to keep her plants in good shape.
Using sustainable cotton cord, this rope basket is best for 10-inch flower pots and works great to upgrade the ordinary plastic containers sitting around Mom’s house. Available in an array of different neutral patterns.
For relaxing outdoors
Every mom deserves some rest and relaxation, so add some to her backyard with this affordable hammock. With room for two and a weight capacity of 475 pounds, this hammock is made of tightly woven cotton and its neutral styling adds comfort to any outdoor space.
This simple red sofa doesn’t come with any cushions, so beware. But if you’re looking for a deal and have a few extra pillows lying around, the powder-coated steel base is an affordable and easy way to add seating to an outdoor room.
I’ll see your outdoor sofa, and raise you an outdoor swing. Level up your space with a hanging loveseat that includes two thick black ropes, handwoven faux rattan, and comfy cushions.
Have some fun with hanging planters
Go a little bit modern, glam, and industrial with these shiny orbs suspended on chains, available in a smaller silver design and a larger gold design. Hang one or multiple.
This set of four stoneware planters lets you create a small hanging garden. Just beware: The branch pictured here is not included, though that’s a very neat idea.
Add a bit of color and maximize space with this hanging planter set. Four cauldron-shaped planters in mixed colors can work indoors or out.
Spruce up mom’s outdoor entertaining
Available in three sizes (votive, small, and large), these sparkly lanterns create a lovely ambiance that will fit in with almost any type of decor. You’ll thank us when Mom’s evening soirees are the talk of the town.
Bring a little “Je ne sais quoi” to your patio with this white and navy wicker set. A steel frame provides sturdy support and the woven pattern looks chic despite its compact size.
This stain-resistant rug features a flat loop pile that’s durable enough to withstand foot traffic and light weather.
Kits that make gardening easy
Nothing beats fresh tomatoes in the summer, and this complete grow kit makes it easy. It comes with terra cotta pot, seeds, premium grow mix, and instructions, and is perfect for balconies or front stoops.
Want to turn that black thumb into a green thumb? Try out this wheeled garden box growing kit. Great for vegetables or flowers, the kit comes with foolproof instructions, the container, and fertilizer; just add planting mix, seedlings, and water.