2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Shelley Pierce | May 2, 2018
When it comes to Mother’s Day gift shopping, the struggle is real. After all, what do you get a mom who seems to already have everything? If your mom is an avid gardener, then your shopping agony is over. We have put together a collection of some really unique gift ideas for the favorite gardener in your life. Read on to learn more.
Does mom love candles? If so, then she will love the stylish Agra stone solar candles from Autark Living
(ARV $28). They feature stunning stone bases, hand carved by craftsmen in the town of Taj Mahal in India. This candle is flame-less and considered to be safe with children and babies. It lights up automatically in the dark and the natural agra stone casts heart warming soft shadows. The candle’s rechargeable AA battery, with an estimated life-span of over a year, charges in the sun light via the solar panel on top of the stone base. Cordless and portable, these As Seen on TV
candles are also waterproof and can be used anywhere outdoors, whether it be on a terrace, balcony, porch or in the garden.
Do you want to give mom a gift as sweet as she is? If so, look no further than plants from Doyle’s Thornless Blackberries
(ARV $20 per plant). Doyle’s Thornless Blackberries are a gardener’s delight, producing 10 times as many berries as ordinary blackberry plants. Yields of 10-20 gallons (1-2 bushels) per plant have been realized with fruit in large bunches of 10 to 30 large, sweet, juicy berries. Moms in all 50 states in USDA zones 3-10, as well as Canada, can grow these plants. Doyle’s Thornless Blackberry plants generally produce fruit from early July into September with peak production between Mid July and Mid August. This is a trailing disease-resilient blackberry that can grow up to 40 foot long canes and must be trellised. This plant can double as an ornamental with its huge pop-pom like flowers.
Instead of gifting mom with edible sweets, why not give her eye candy? With Garden Maker™ Naturals Riveting Roses fertilizer
, mom’s rose bush can finally achieve its potential with bigger, bountiful and brighter blooms. Garden Maker™ Naturals Riveting Roses fertilizer is formulated with the nutrition needed for blooms that will be the envy of the neighborhood! High levels of bioavailable phosphorus help grow the large, colorful blooms, while potassium and calcium help build the plant strength to support them. Available in 4, 8 and 25 lb packages shipped directly to your doorstep. Visit www.gardenmaker.com
to learn more.
Enhance the look of mom’s backyard with Natural Cedar Raised Garden Beds from EarthEasy
. Mom will love growing flowers and vegetables in these natural cedar raised garden beds, which are sturdy, easy-to-assemble and made in the USA from durable and naturally rot-resistant Oregon grown cedar. Each raised bed is coated with a non-toxic waterproof sealant, which extends the natural lifespan of the wood. The corners are half-lapped and secured with rust-proof metal rods, which keep the corners from working loose. It’s easy to stack the boards to build raised beds in many different heights.
Could mom use a little extra assistance in the garden? This mother’s day you can help her get a leg up! The Gardener’s Hollow Leg
is the debris and harvesting bag that you wear! It’s a fabric sack made of water resistant, recycled polyester that has a belt attached. It comes in 1-gallon and 5-gallon sizes. The belt expands from 30” to 52”. It’s ideal for light pruning, deadheading, spot-weeding, fruit and vegetable harvesting and general neatening. With a clipper holster slipped onto the belt, your hands will always be free to do other tasks. The patented ring-opening at the top makes it easy to drop your clippings into the sack and easy to empty using the fabric handle at the bottom. The Gardener’s Hollow Leg goes where you go, moving around bushes and deep in plant beds. There are no more piles of clippings to clean up at the end of the day and no more five-gallon buckets that are never where you need them! Safer for ladder tasks, too.
Harvesting the garden bounty is immensely satisfying but mom will find it even more enjoyable when wearing a Garden Harvest Apron from Kittson’s Kitchen
. These handmade harvest aprons are not only fun to wear but will keep mom’s clothes clean and her hands free while she tends to gathering veggies, fruits, eggs or flowers. It has a sturdy elastic pouch to hold her precious bounty. The ties crisscross in the back for her comfort while gathering.
Mom loves watching the birds on the feeders in the backyard but the squirrels keep ravaging her feeders. You can help mom get back to bird watching with The Squirrel Buster Plus from Brome Bird Care, a deluxe 100% squirrel-proof wild bird feeder. It holds 5.2lbs of seed and is equipped with a Free Cardinal Ring to attract Northern Cardinals. Like all of Brome Bird Care products, this feeder comes with Lifetime Care – they will replace damaged and lost parts for free. The in-built Seed Ventilation System helps the seed stay fresher which attracts more birds. The Weight Adjustable Mechanism allows you to control which size birds you want to feed at your Squirrel Buster Plus. The parts exposed to squirrels are made out of a patented 100% chew-proof material RoxResin. A number of accessories is available for this model: a Pole Adapter, a Weather Guard and a Seed Buster.
Give mom that extra boost of confidence to create the perfect garden this year with a heavy-duty Dry Seal Hybrid Flex Hose from Yardworks. This innovative and easy watering system, available in 50 ft or 100 ft lengths, is engineered with a precision connection and a revolutionary washer to guarantee a no-leak system. With a revolutionary design that features a new innovative/exclusive material, this hose is lightweight, durable and provides a “kink free” experience when uncoiling and maneuvering. Two grips on both ends allow for easy connection to a spigot or attachment.
Give mom the gift she, and her plants, will love with the new Yardworks Dry Seal 10-Pattern Front-Trigger Watering Nozzle. This nozzle is engineered with a precision connection and revolutionary washer that guarantees a leak free connection and features an improved thread design and standardized manufacturing, making it easy to use with the Dry Seal System. The front trigger requires less hand strength making it more ergonomic and its insulated soft grip handle adds extra comfort.
Mom knows that a well-pruned plant not only looks better and blooms more, but is healthier too, which is why Pro-Adjustable Bypass Pruners ($20.00)
from Centurion Brands
are the perfect Mother’s Day gift. This pruner cuts through any size branch, making pruning a snap. The new bypass pruner features adjustable large or small grip sizes for cutting branches up to 1-inch thick. With just a flip of the switch, snip thin or heavy branches easily. Perfect for a variety of cutting and pruning jobs, it features precision ground high carbon steel blades that are non-stick for smooth cutting.
Give mom the gift of delicious summer fruit and choose one of the new vibrant, edible and compact berry plants from Bushel and Berry
™. Everyone will love these ornamental shrubs — they provide healthy, homegrown food and their beautiful foliage adds color to the garden throughout the seasons. With flowers starting in the spring, colorful berries popping up in the summer and stunning color lasting into the fall, they will enjoy this gift long after the holiday is over. Visit BushelandBerry.com
to find a garden center near you.
What better gift for the eco-friendly mom than a compost tumbler from Mantis.com
? Composting enriches soil, saves water and reduces landfill waste! The best model for beginners, the Back Porch
, ($199) was developed for small gardens and makes compost in as little as 4-6 weeks. The mobile design includes two wheels for easy and lightweight transport. It comes with a free compost starter kit ($60 value). Because moms like to get a little dirty, too.
Goldenteak’s Teak Carolina Rocking Chair
can be a gift Mom will treasure for years to come. Made of Premium Teak Wood with superior construction, this chair measures 46in H X 28 in W. 35in front to back. Goldenteak has several other Premium Teak Patio and Outdoor Products that could enhance your Garden and Backyard in style and comfort. Trusted since 1996, Goldenteak has been voted Best of Boston for Outdoor Furniture in 2018.