Whether it’s you mum, gran, step-mum or another mother-figure in your life, Mother’s Day is a perfect reminder to show her how much you care. Flowers might be an easy go-to especially for the green fingered matriarch, but there are so many other ways to celebrate.
Etsy are here to help you shop a little smaller this Mother’s Day by putting you in touch with independent businesses. This not only means you can get hold of something extra special — and more often than not something hand made — but it also gives more opportunity to get something personalised for your mum.
It might be a special message in a card, a unique design of a mug, or even a personalised cushion shaped like the family pet (we think Monty Don would like one of Nell, Patti or Ned) but a personalised gift lets you show how well you know the mother-figure in your life.
Here is our guide to the best gardening gifts on Etsy right now for Mother’s Day.
Orange and pink hand made planter with saucer
If your mum is a fan of house plants this would make an excellent gift. The planter is handmade from Jesmonite and comes with a matching saucer. This combined with the drainage hole at the base of the planter means you can water plants from underneath if needed, while also ensuring no water leakage. The eye-catching pink and orange pattern would add a pop of colour to any room, and add some brightness in anticipation of the seasons changing and the garden beginning to spring back to life.
Personalised botanical mug
There’s nothing worse than someone picking up your cup of tea thinking it’s their own. With this personalised botanical mug your mum won’t have to worry about that again, as you can choose a unique message to be printed on the side. The floral pattern features sunflowers, thistles and roses — perfect to enjoy a hot drink from on a break from gardening.
Punch needle kit for beginners with fern pattern
If you usually channel your creativity through gardening, this can be more difficult in the colder months when there’s not as many gardening jobs to do. This punch needle kit means your mum can make her own piece of textile art with a classic fern pattern. Much like gardening, punch needling can be a relaxing and meditative activity and would be a thoughtful gift if your mum experiences a lot of stress or needs time away from screens.
Handmade stoneware green ceramic mug
Featuring the calming shades of green commonly found in the garden, this stoneware mug is hand crafted and each one is a little unique. Inspired by the Yorkshire moors the mugs are made near Harrogate from ceramic, being hand thrown and glazed before being kiln-fired at 1,250ºC.
Handmade ‘Wonderful’ Mother’s Day card
A card is an important opportunity to write your thoughts and feelings for the mother-figure in your life. This ones is a wonderful choice for garden and animal lovers and would be a great compliment to a gardening themed gift. Made by hand, each card is individually foiled on Callisto paper.
Wildflower meadow embroidery kit
Whether your mum is a seasoned embroiderer or new to the activity, this kit from Tales from the Hoop on Etsy is suitable for all skill levels. The scene is inspired by a wildflower meadow at sunset with pale golden colours and a range of textures and effects. A relaxing therapeutic activity, by the time your mum’s embroidery is finished, the wildflower meadows outside will be in full bloom.
Lustre hammered pearl wine glass set of four
For many of us our gardens are a place to relax, to spend a quiet moment or unwind at the the end of a long day. If that’s the case for your mum too, this set of long stemmed glasses could be the perfect gift to sit with and enjoy the garden.