Moms deserve the world and we love taking a moment to celebrate them every year. For many of you, it just wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without a trip to the garden center, and we are delighted to be a part of your family tradition!
Whether you use Mother’s Day to honor the person who brought you into this world or to recognize those who have been your strongest allies and caregivers, no matter their relationship to you, why not take the opportunity to get them something a little different this year?
Here are 7 alternatives to traditional Mother’s Day gifts that are guaranteed to please!
- Backyard Berries for Delightful Desserts
- Living Bouquet for the Budding Florist
- Luscious Houseplants for an Indoor Retreat
- Something Sentimental Just for Her
- Patio Planter Filled with Fragrance
- Deck Out the Deck for Summer Enjoyment
- Self-Care Package for Proper Pampering
- Bonus Points…
1. Backyard Berries for Delightful Desserts
Homegrown berries are a delight for the senses—the flavor, color, and aroma make berries the perfect addition to any garden. Encourage Mom to plant them into her existing garden beds or grow them in pots where the fruit can be easily enjoyed during an al fresco cocktail hour! Check out our guide to Growing the Best Berries to give you and Mom the confidence you need to add these delicious fruits to her garden.
2. Living Bouquet for the Budding Florist
With their glorious, abundant blooms, perennials like Foxglove, Lupine, and Peony are like living bouquets in the garden and are the perfect alternative to a traditional flower arrangement. Not only do they perfectly complement each other in the landscape, they also make fantastic cut flowers that you can bring indoors to enjoy for years to come. We currently have a fabulous selection of these cutting garden favorites at our garden centers.
3. Luscious Houseplants for an Indoor Retreat
Plants make an indoor space feel calm and can help Mom connect to nature, no matter where she lives. A large, indoor specimen plant has the power to transform a space by bringing drama and sophistication—sound like someone else you might know? Check out our complete guide to Success with Statement Houseplants for indoor plant design inspiration and care tips.
4. Something Sentimental Just for Her
We know Moms tend to appreciate nostalgia and romance, and so we’ve put together some lists that can help you find the plant perfect for tugging on her heartstrings.
- 7 Romantic Plants for Garden Lovers – Perfect for the Mom who loves classic romance
- Anniversary & Valentine’s Day Gifts Inspired by your Love Story – Ideal for Loved Ones who want to relive fond memories of your time together
- Classic Flowering Shrubs for a Modern Garden – Perfect for Caregivers who have strong associations with plants from their past
5. Patio Planter Filled with Fragrance
We are big fans of giving our nearest and dearest the gift of a beautiful container with a fragrant plant. Keep it simple with a glazed ceramic pot and a Star Jasmine or Gardenia, or mix it up by creating a custom container garden filled with aromatic and delicious herbs. Interested in getting creative with your container planting? Follow our Guide to Creating Spring & Summer Container Gardens here.
6. Deck Out the Deck for Summer Enjoyment
Our selection of chic outdoor furniture and accessories can help set the stage for the Summer season. Add comfort and class to her existing patio set with new cushions and pillows. Ceramic balls or gazing balls bring a pop of color and fun to the deck. Or bring in a new firepit or water fountain to really elevate her outdoor space.
7. Self-Care Package for Proper Pampering
When in doubt, pamper! We have beautiful candles by local maker Sea of Roses, with scents that are earthy, clean, or floral—all perfectly balanced. Grab a fun new leaf hair clip for Mom or a pair of cute botanical earrings so she can proudly display her love of plants. And because we know what our Moms love most is quality time, pick up a new puzzle for the two of you to do together!
Bonus Points for Mom
Classic Hanging Basket
For the mom who still adores a classic hanging basket, we’ve got you covered with a host of gorgeous new combinations to choose from! Download and print our Hanging Basket Care Sheet so she can enjoy her blooming basket all season long.
Good Old Mother’s Day Gift Card
Perhaps your Mom loves to garden, but you’re struggling to determine just what she needs. “Leaf” the decision to her—get a Dennis’ 7 Dees gift card and take her on an epic shopping spree! For those who are far away from loved ones this Mother’s Day, digital gift cards are now available online and can be emailed instantly for quick, hassle-free gifting.