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Top Unique Garden Gifts for Mothers-in-Law

At Happy Gardens, we’re always happy to help our customers pick out thoughtful gifts for their friends and family. One of the most frequent requests we get is for assistance selecting gifts for the mother-in-law who has everything, especially if she loves to garden.

Of course, we expect to see a huge jump in interest around May, when customers are looking for Mother’s Day garden gifts. We also see requests for mother-in-law gifts around Thanksgiving and the December holidays. Of course, you don’t have to wait for a special reason to present your partner’s mother with a gift.

Read on to discover our seven favorite garden gifts for moms and mothers-in-law!

  1. Hanging Hearts Ornament
  2. Adorable Cat Statue
  3. Spice Bird Garden Balancer
  4. Butterfly Whimsy Flutterer
  5. Heart Garden Stakes
  6. Hummingbird Welcome Sign with Bells
  7. Apple Blossom Rain Gauge

1. Hanging Hearts Ornament

Happy Gardens - Hanging Hearts Ornament

We love a good ornament, and this hanging hearts one is a perennial bestseller. The piece, finished in a flamed metal, goes with just about any style of home. Its sweet, imperfect hanging hearts are warm, inviting and anything but cookie-cutter.

And your mother-in-law prefers peace and quiet, you’re in luck: ornaments without chimes move gently in the breeze, but don’t make any noise.

At $27.99, this reasonably priced piece won’t break the bank, but will be used forever and prominently displayed. That’s a perfect gift in our book!

Looking for something a little different? Discover our diverse collection of garden ornaments here!

2. Adorable Cat Statue


Our best-selling cat river stone garden statue has all the makings of a perfect gift for a mother-in-law: it’s cute, it’s reasonably priced and it’ll last forever. With perky ears and whimsical whiskers, any cat-loving mother-in-law is sure to treasure this gift, which looks great in a garden or yard or on a porch or patio.

Got a true cat lover in the family? Pair our cat statue with this cat garden stake!

Ma just not that into cats? We carry many other cute critter statues, including our beloved dog, a cute rabbit and a friendly caterpillar. Most of them are priced under $30. View all our statues here.  

3. Spice Bird Garden Balancer

Happy Gardens - Spice Bird Garden Balancer

If your mother-in-law has a garden, rows of flower beds or even a quaint walkway, this garden balancer could bring a natural, imperfect twist to the area. On one side, a cheerful bird perches. On the other, hand-detailed leaves splay out on a branch.

The metal construction makes the item quite transitional, so it works for almost every type of home and garden.

Like many of our suggested gifts, this one comes in at under $30.

4. Butterfly Whimsy Flutterer


If your mother-in-law has a lawn with flower beds and taller plants, there’s perhaps no better gift than this butterfly whimsy flutterer. The butterflies, which are propped up more than four feet high, flutter effortlessly in the wind. This can help traditional gardens and lawns appear more quaint and playful in a way that feels natural.

The handcrafted metal flutterer is priced at $29.99 and has five-star reviews.

5. Heart Garden Stakes


What we love about garden stakes like this red heart one is how anyone, living anywhere, can find a great place to use it. It can be placed in a giant garden or in a tiny windowsill planter with herbs. So if you’re MIL is living in New York or Chicago or another urban area, know that a small-but-adorable gift might be all she wants or needs.

Mom-in-law prefer blue? We’ve got that, too.

6. Hummingbird Welcome Sign with Bells

Happy Gardens - Shimmering Bells with Hummingbirds

This great gift for mom really has it all: bells, hummingbirds and a grand “welcome”! Perfect for the front of a door, the $39.99 item features verdigris hummingbirds and contrasting copper bells that provide a soft chiming sound with every movement.

Sturdy and made of steel but still quaint and handcrafted, this is a perfect gift for mom-in-law who’s just moved into a new home.

7. Apple Blossom Rain Gauge

Happy Gardens - Apple Blossom Rain Gauge

This fruity and floral rain gauge is the perfect gift for a mom or mother-in-law who lives in the Pacific Northwest. And it’s not just decor; the vial tracks rainfall accurately and can really help a gardener make informed decisions about plant care.

Of course, apple blossoms aren’t exactly on theme all over the country. Here are some other rain gauge motifs that might work better for your partner’s mom:

To see our complete rain gauge offerings, click here.

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