When I was growing up, the only thing my mom wanted on Mother’s Day was to be left alone to toil in her garden. Okay, and maybe a specially made breakfast in bed. Each year, we would go to the nursery to find her a new plant to care for, or gardening tools and treasures she could use to make her garden even more beautiful. With that in mind, here are a handful of garden-inspired Mother’s Day gifts you can craft or purchase for your mama or motherly figure:
Playful Chalkboard Pots
A lovely play on the classic terra-cotta flowerpot, give your mom something special by painting the pots with chalkboard paint and writing messages on them. You can label the pots based on the flowers inside of them, or write something sweet that will make your mom smile. Something about the chalkboard color really creates a wonderful contrast with the green flowers in the pot.
Upcycle Unused Kitchenware into Planters
If you have any worn kitchenware you no longer use, what better way to upcycle it than by transforming it into an unexpected planter for succulents or other plants? Pots and pans work great for projects like these, but you can also use vintage platters or lid-less jars to make statement flower planters your mom will love.
Coffee Cup Tulip Arrangement
If your mom loves drinking coffee and tea, buying her a beautiful new set of coffee cups and filling them with full, vibrant tulips will be a gift that is gorgeous, and useful. Big purple and fuchsia Tulips were always my mother’s favorite, so this is a gift that she would love. If your mom has no use for mugs but perhaps needs a new teapot, find her a lovely antique one and use that as a temporary Tulip vase instead! The same idea works well with vintage porcelain pitchers, watering cans, old coffee tins, and other garden-inspired treasures.
Create a Fragrant, Full Bouquet
If all else fails, finding the perfect, uniquely designed bouquet will be just the ticket for Mother’s Day. Using wildflowers and wrapping them in a large leaf makes for a simplistic, rustic approach. If your mother, like mine, likes fuller, more colorful bouquets, you can opt for a selection of spring staples like Tulips, roses, and other whimsical blossoms. You really can’t go wrong with a bouquet curated with mom in mind.
What are your best bets for Mother’s Day gifts?