Mother’s Day is for showing Mom how much she’s appreciated, and gift baskets / care packages full of goodies are a great way to treat her on her special day! Pre-made gift baskets are nice, but a personalized DIY Mother’s Day gift basket is even better because it’s customized for her, based on what she likes. Whether you’re shopping for your mother, grandmother or wife, here are some suggestions on how to build a perfect gift basket that she’ll love because of the extra thought you put into it!
p.s. These gifts would be great for Christmas and birthdays too!!
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1. Start with a Cute Basket
First, start with a cute basket to hold everything in. You can’t go wrong with a traditional wicker/straw one, such as these from Amazon and Cost Plus. Alternatively, you can use a cute storage basket that she can reuse around the house year-round!
2. Add Her Favorite Food Items & Treats
We all have our favorite food items and surprising her with some of hers would make her day! Does she have a hard-to-find favorite? Track it down and throw it in! Does she have a favorite drink? Get her a fancy version of her favorite brand, or one that she hasn’t tried before! For example, if she enjoys tea, get her the super fancy organic pyramid tea bags from Tea Forte! (it’s delicious!) If she likes chocolate (and who doesn’t?), you can’t go wrong with a fancy Godiva sampler box in a classy gold box, or their special Spring assortment. A favorite of mine is SF-based Miette Patisserie, which makes the cutest, most delicious cookies, candies and macarons available for mail order. Their Mother’s Day gift box is filled with all sorts of delights in the prettiest packaging! They also have wonderful holiday gift baskets.
3. Add a “Best Mom” Item
Having an item with “Best Mom Ever” or anything with the word “Mom” on it is almost mandatory for Mother’s Day gift baskets! Here are a few fun options:
4. Add Spa & Self-Care Items
Luxurious spa and/or self-care items are a great way to show Mom that she deserves to be cared for and pampered! Now’s the time to get her that luxury spa item or sampler set that she wouldn’t normally get herself. Safe bets are Jo Malone’s heavenly scented candles, rose scented soap petals, or luxury skincare sample sets from Nordstrom or Sephora. For something timely, how about a moisturizing hand cream for over-washed hands?
5. Don’t Forget the Flowers!!
Fresh cut flowers from the garden would be best, but if that’s not available, there are many beautiful faux options that she’ll also love!
Bonus Points: Jewelry
Every mom appreciates jewelry as a token of appreciation! Here’s one option from Nordstrom that she’s sure to love!
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