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16 Mother’s Day gifts for the gardeners in your life

Spruce up mom’s outdoor spaces

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The bright red Brusen Outdoor Sofa from Ikea ($279) is a lovely way to upgrade Mom’s patio.
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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

Sustee Plant Moisture Sensor

  • $15

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.

For relaxing outdoors

Sky Brazilian Double Hammock

  • $50

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.

Brusen Outdoor Sofa

  • $279

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.

Have some fun with hanging planters

Spruce up mom’s outdoor entertaining

Kits that make gardening easy

EarthBox Garden Kit

  • $45

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.

Seedsheet Mini Herbs Kit

  • $16

This flat, biodegradable sheet is shippable through the mail, includes fertilizer, seeds, and a fabric container, and aims to make gardening simple and straightforward.