Easy Tips for Assembling a Perfect Spring Gardening Gift Basket
Spoil the green thumb in your life by creating a customized spring gardening gift basket – just in time for spring celebrations, Mother’s Day and Earth Day – using these tips, tricks & inspiration!
- When to Give a Gardening Gift Basket
- Duplicate My Gardening Gift Basket
- Personalize Your Own Gardening Gift Basket
- What do I get a gardener who has everything?
- More Spring DIY Gift Projects
- Do you need additional gift inspiration?
- Other projects you’ll love:
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Spring is in the Air!
Something happened this morning. Something marvelous and wonderful: I was woken up at the crack of dawn!
(Stay with me here, I promise I’m not a lunatic).
I woke up to a magnificent sound. For once, it was not the shouts of my three-year-old down the hall demanding to come out of his room for the day or the hungry cries of my baby insisting that I hurry with her first bottle of the day.
No, it was a glorious noise. A noise that crept into my dream and gently nudged me awake.
It was the birds!
The birds are back with all their maniacal chirping! In a few days, I’ll find this noise annoying at 5am, but not today. Today their melodies mean one thing to me – SPRING! It’s here, and I couldn’t be more excited!
When to Give a Gardening Gift Basket
In honor of the changing of the seasons, I just had to share the perfect spring gift, which I plan to give my gardening-loving mom and mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. The beauty of this gardening gift basket is its versatility. You could also assemble it for a spring birthday gift, housewarming gift, hostess gift, teacher gift, or ‘just-because’ gift.
Duplicate My Gardening Gift Basket
Here’s what I included in my gardening gift basket to get your creative juices flowing. I’ve tried to include the exact items I used for my basket, but in some out-of-stock cases, I’ve found some items that are pretty close.
The Gift Basket Supplies I Used
- A sturdy Water Hyacinth wicker basket
- Hand towel
- DIY seed envelopes or store-bought seed packets
- Gardening gloves
- Hand trowel
- Dandelion digger
- Garden markers
- Peat pots for seedlings
How to Assemble My Gardening Gift Basket
I typically approach assembling a gift basket like I would potting a plant (totally fitting for this post, right?).
First, you start with the “pot” itself — in my case a wicker basket.
The THRILLER, the FILLER and the SPILLER:
MY THRILLER: The most impressive part of the gift basket for me was the personalized handmade seed envelopes. Those went front and center.
My FILLER: Next came the filler — the extra little items in the basket. I chose to arrange the seedling peat pots, gardening gloves, hand trowel and dandelion digger, and garden markers around the handmade seed envelopes.
MY SPILLER: Last but not least, I added a gardening-themed hand towel that sort of “spilled” out of the basket and propped-up my gift basket items.
Personalize Your Own Gardening Gift Basket
What can I use instead of a basket for a gardening gift basket?
Of course wicker and wire baskets always work as the base of a gift basket, but why not go all-in on the gardening theme? Below is an extensive list of gardening items that could take the place of a basket for your gift. Let me know if you use any of these as a starting-point for your gardening gift basket!
1. Harvest Baskets | 2. Garden Hods | 3. Market Baskets | 4. Metal Gardening Trugs | 5. Colander Baskets | 6. Colander Trugs | 7. Wooden Peck Baskets | Pint Berry Baskets (8. wooden, 9. biodegradable or 10. ceramic) | 11. Wire Egg Baskets | 12. Compost Bins | 13. Watering Cans | 14. Window Boxes | 15. Hanging Planters |
16. Flower Pots | 17. Galvanized Planters | 18. Galvanized Garden Caddies | 19. Garden Tool Totes | 20. Compost/Dirt Sifters | 21. Plant Terrariums | 22. Extra-Large Canning Jars | 23. Root Vegetable Storage Bins | 24. Bird Baths | 25. Wide-brimmed Gardening Hats (turned upside-down) | 26. Reusable Canvas Tote Bags | 27. Eco-friendly & Vegan Trays | 28. Garden-themed Mugs
What can I put in a gardening gift basket?
Fun & Unique Seeds & Plants like these seed bombs | honeybee wildflower pollinator seed mix | seed paper hearts | edible flower seed packet set | garden salad seed packet sets
Gardening gloves | Gardener’s Hand Scrub | Gardener’s Hand Cream | Gardener’s Hand Balm | Nail brush
Gardening hand tools | Gardening shears | Garden dibber | Gardener’s toolbelt | Gardener’s apron
Seed starter peat pots | Mini flower pots | Garden markers and pens | Watering can | Spritz bottle / mister
Gardener’s log book or Garden planner or Gardening journal | Gardening magazine | Garden-themed novel
Kneeling pads | Gardening clogs or Hunter waterproof boots | Gardening twine and twine holders
Bird houses | Bee pollinator house | Garden lights | Decorative garden stakes | Decorative self-watering bulbs | Rain gauge
Wind chimes | Garden statues | Stacked rock cairns | Garden stepping stones | Hummingbird feeders
What do I get a gardener who has everything?
If you’ve browsed all the gardening gift baskets above, but nothing is quite right for the basket you’re assembling for the gardener who has everything, check out these ideas!
TIP 1 | A gift card to your local nursery
If you are putting together a gift basket for someone who is very particular about their garden, take the easy route and include a gift card to a local nursery. While still thoughtful, a gift card to a local nursery will both let your recipient chose exactly what they want and also support a local business at the same time. Win-Win!
TIP 2 | Think outside the garden
For the gardener who has everything, think outside the garden for a one-of-a-kind gift! Here are my favorite unique gifts any gardener would love.
A gorgeous vase or a set of bud vases | Mini terrariums/orbs | Mini macrame air plant holders and assorted air plants
Handmade soaps with herbs & flowers | Dried flower bath soak | Dried eucalyptus & lavender shower bundles | Herb garden candles | Floral-themed eye pillow
Plant lady mug | Insulated plant-themed tumbler | Gardening-themed coasters | Drunken Botanist Cookbook | Rose bud ice cube maker
Plant lady sun hat | The Garden is Calling t-shirt | Honey bee headbands | Floral scrunchies | Blackberry plant socks | Badger organic face sunscreen | The Cottage Greenhouse lip balms
Gardening is My Therapy stickers | Personalized stationary | Rifle Paper Co. ‘Garden Party’ notebooks | Peony flower pens | Vintage botanical prints
Floral silicone wine stopper | Gardening key chains | Wildflower puzzles | birth month flower jewelry | Metal honeybee welcome signs
Herb drying rack | Grow Cook Eat cookbook | Garden recipe book | Floral recipe cards | Personalized floral recipe holder
Floral loaf pan | Garden-inspired flour sack dish towels | Floral rolling pins | Floral embroidered potholders
My Amazon Storefront Wish List for Gardening Gadgets
When brainstorming the perfect gift, I always add ideas to my Amazon Storefront – a place you can frequent to get my latest gift inspiration!
Here are some of the items I’ve recently added to my Gardening Gift Basket Ideas list on Amazon – items you can easily add to your gardening gift basket just in time for spring, Earth Day and/or Mother’s Day!
More Spring DIY Gift Projects
As I just said, this gardening gift basket is perfect for giving as an Earth Day gift. But if you want more Earth Day gift inspiration, or if you are giving this gift to a child, considering some of these Earth Day themed t-shirt projects or any of my favorite nature books and toys!
Click on any of these images below to check out the posts for complete details!
So that’s it for today, guys! I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of these items and my gardening gift basket in general!
Do you need additional gift inspiration?
Head over to my Pinterest and Instagram accounts and follow me for gift ideas shared daily!
AS ALWAYS – IF YOU NEED HELP BRAINSTORMING OR CREATING A CUSTOM GIFT, PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME! I’D LOVE TO HELP!
More later! The craft room is calling, and I must go…