Most gardeners (and most mothers) love accessories for their hobbies. So, if your Mum is a gardening fanatic, instead of buying her more plants this May, rather help her to find the ones she has planted. Find some large, smooth pebbles or stones and using non-toxic paint or white permanent markers, draw on some plant names to transform them into home-made plant labels.
Another, slightly more daring DIY gift is to turn an old sturdy rubbish bin into a gardening stool – ideal if your mother spends hours in her garden. If you are crafty enough, sew a washable pocket and caddy to tie around the outside of the bucket and fashion some cushioning for the lid.