May 7th, 2015

5 Great Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is THE day to show appreciation, whether it’s for your mom or another nurturing caregiver. I always want to find a special gift, but end up procrastinating.

Now here we are, the week before Mother’s Day. If you’re like me and need help, here are 5 gift ideas from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Garden Shop. It’s open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon – 5 p.m.

1. Garden Marker Spoons; $13.95 
Spoons upcycled as garden markers with special messages, such as “I Love Mom” and “Mom’s Garden.” Handcrafted in California by Monkeys Always Look.


2. Mom’s Little Vase; $20  Vases-500_edited-1
As the accompanying card reminds us, “some of the most beautiful flowers we receive are not from a florist, but are offered  by small, grubby hands.” These little vases are made in the USA; handblown by Henrietta Glass Studio in Providence, RI.




3. Felco Pruners and Saw Gift Pack; $85
Top-of-the-line, high quality tools for the mom who loves to garden. (Looking ahead to Father’s Day, you can buy a matching set for dad!) Bracelet, enameled colorful





4. Enamel & Crystal Stretch Bracelet; $26.95
Featuring a flower motif and beautiful colors to go with everything. By Rain Jewelry.


Comic Latin for the Witty Gardener;   $10.99
For moms with a sense of humor! Plant markers with “Latin” names: Mudus Alloverus, Costa Fortunuii and Flora Incognito. (Hey, I think I have some of those plants in my garden!) By Amaranth Stoneware.  Comic Latin for the Witty Gardener  $10_edited-1


If you’re still looking for more, there’s also Garden Membership, which allows mom to visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and many reciprocal gardens year-round for FREE. Garden Memberships  can be purchased online today; could it be any easier?

The Garden’s Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration (May 8 – 10, 2015) presented by Patient First also provides a great opportunity to spend quality time with mom. Whether it’s tours of historic Bloemendaal House on Friday, activities in the Children’s Garden on Saturday, or a concert on Sunday, you can pick the best experience for your mom and all activities are included in regular Garden admission. The Butterflies LIVE! exhibit is open daily, too. Happy Mother’s Day!

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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