Skip the bouquet of flowers this year and give mom something she can actually use. An AeroGarden Bounty makes an excellent gift for all moms, even if they think they have a black thumb. To make the gift more special, package it with some DIY gifts made from your own AeroGarden harvest

DIY Herb Arrangement

Herbs are prolific growers in an AeroGarden, and they are harvestable in less than 30 days. Even if you do not have enough to make a fresh batch of pesto, trimming your basil and other herbs will encourage more growth. Using the pruned cuttings as fillers paired with a few colorful foraged flowers in an arrangement, is the perfect way to use up the trimmings. You can use any type of watertight container to create a one-of-a-kind herb arrangement with a simple floral hack.

Soothing Lavender & Oatmeal Bath Soak

Bring the spa to mom all year long with a homemade soothing lavender and oatmeal bath soak. This DIY comes together in minutes, and the scent is fantastic. Lavender is excellent for your skin. It can help lessen acne, lighten dark spots on the skin, and reduce wrinkles. Oatmeal helps soak up the excess oil and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. The oil in sunflower seeds is high in omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acids and vitamin E and has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce skin redness and roughness. This combination of natural ingredients makes the perfect bath soak that mom will love.

Mint Limeade

Mom will love this refreshing mint limeade mocktail with her breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. The drink features a delicious combination of fresh mint and lime, a dash of honey for sweetness, and topped off with a bit of bubbly soda water. If you want to mix it up a bit, substitute the soda water with a Prosecco or another type of sparkling wine.

Debbie Wolfe, author of Crafting with Herbs and co-founder of The Prudent Garden blog.
Mark Wolfe, writer, plantsman, and co-founder of The Prudent Garden blog.