Mother’s Day falls on 19 March this year – and that’s not far away at all! It will here before we know it, so it’s time to get organised. If you have a green-fingered mum to buy for, or if you’re being asked for suggestions on what you might like, the shopping for that special someone is made easier by our selection of gorgeous gardening gifts. Here are our top Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2023.
For mums who like to have the latest thing, this latest addition to our range of RHS-endorsed stainless steel tools is new for 2023 – and it’s a real beauty! Ideal for digging while kneeling, this short-handled perennial spade offers great grip and powerful digging if Mum likes to get up close to her plants. It’s brilliant for digging using a stab-down-and-scoop-towards technique, moving soil quickly and efficiently. It’s perfect to use with raised beds too, extending reach to avoid working at an awkward height. With a lifetime guarantee, this eye-catching and extremely practical tool is a real treat to use.
You can’t go wrong with a smart new pair of gardening gloves – and these are proof that ‘practical’ doesn’t have to be dull! With padded palms for protection, a wrist strap to stop debris falling into the glove, and mesh between the fingers to keep her cool, these gloves are designed for performance, but will certainly add a touch of style to Mum’s gardening kit, too. This Oak Leaf design is available in four colours, each toning with a matching Kneelo® memory foam garden kneeler and knee pads if you fancy taking your gifting to the next level.
Another of our new tools for 2023, any mum is sure to fall in love with this heart-shaped trowel! The latest gift boxed hand tool in our stylish Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball collection is designed to make planting pleasurable. This covetable trowel combines advanced technical performance with eye-catching good looks. It’s useful for shallower digging and scooping when planting bulbs, bedding, or plug plants, and is also ideal for container gardening. However Mum likes to garden, she’ll love this heart-shaped beauty!
Perfect for mums who like their gardening kit to be pretty as well as functional, this pruner and holster set features our British Meadow pattern, the latest design in our RHS Gifts for Gardeners series. Presented in a gorgeous gift box which is ideal for sending by post, the design incorporates artworks dating back to 1825, specially selected from the RHS Lindley Collections. The RHS-endorsed pruner has a ten-year guarantee, so you know you’re giving a gift that mum will enjoy using for years to come.
Whether she loves her beautiful blooms, or is an avid allotmenteer, this tool bag is just the thing for carrying Mum’s gardening bits and bobs. In a classic blue striped heavyweight cotton, there’s plenty of room for carrying those essential can’t-live-without-them hand tools, plus all her labels, gloves, twine, snips and other paraphernalia. There’s even room for a flask of tea, so she can make a day of it! The tool bag is washable too, so it’s easy to keep looking good. Lightweight, smart and useful, it’s the ideal gardening companion.
Perfect for mums who like to have a touch of the outdoors in the home, this set of mini vases is a gorgeous gift. These half-glazed little bud vases feature interesting textures and bring soft coastal colours to the home. They look lovely on shelf, windowsill or mantelpiece, and they make a beautiful table decoration. Floral arrangements in groups of small vases are very much on trend, and these vases look adorable with a few dainty stems of snowdrops, tête-à-tête daffodils, sweet peas, and so on, throughout the season. A gift to be used and loved.
So why not make Mum’s day this Mothering Sunday, by treating her to some gorgeous gardening goodies? It’ll get her gardening year off to a great start!