Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Gift Baskets
For a truly personalized Mother’s Day gift, creating a custom gift basket is perfect! Sure, you can buy a pre-filled, shrink-wrapped basket that’s just like hundreds or thousands of other, but Mom isn’t a cookie cutter person, so why should her gift be like everyone else’s? Quick and easy Mother’s Day gift baskets are the answer!
- Gift baskets are quick and easy. You can purchase all the components and assemble the gift in just a few minutes – great when you’re traveling to see Mom and don’t want to drag a gift basket on the plane – as if you could fit it in the overhead compartment or under your seat anyway!
- Gift baskets are personal. What does Mom like? Or what does she deserve but won’t do for herself? Does she love polka dots? Does she garden? Maybe she likes to much snacks while bingeing on Netflix? Would she pamper herself a bit more if she had some great bath and skin care products? Does she enjoy a sip of wine now and then? This is a gift that can be for her and her alone.
- Gift baskets are creative. Once you decide on a theme, the possibilities for containers and contents are wide open! A “basket” doesn’t have to be a basket – it can be a flower pot, a tote bag, a mixing bowl, a crafting box or a desk organizer – whatever Mom would like and can hold great stuff. Then find or make fun little gifts that echo the theme to fill the container.
- Gifts baskets are friendly for any budget. Have you been in a dollar store lately? There’s some great stuff in there, and the variety might surprise you! You can find kitchen items, stationery, small linens, personal care products, craft supplies and more and outfit a gift basket for just a few dollars. If you’re fortunate enough to have a more flexible budget, you could go for great wine, special chocolate, pretty jewelry, fun accessories, luxurious yarn, a library of beach books, electronic gadgets…. You get the picture!
Are ready to build a gift basket? Need more ideas? Check out these 9 projects I like from some creative bloggers. They are sure to inspire you!
What are Mom’s favorite little indulgences? Gather an assortment in a Mother’s Day Snack Basket! Craftibilities used a pretty pink flower pot as a container and added a personal message with each item.
Does Mom love jewelry? A wardrobe of Easy Wire & Gemstone Pendants & Earrings give her some bling to accent any outfit. Create Whimsy member Chardel made this collection in an evening with simple jewelry tools and basic wire wrapping techniques.
Sweet Tea & Saving Grace makes the container a key element of the gift. This Mother’s Day Garden Basket starts with a cute watering can, then adds seeds and gardening tools to complete the theme.
Create Whimsy member Bobbie has taken a nursery plant and made it special for Mother’s Day. The Hostess Gift or Centerpiece has a pretty decorative wrap that hides that green plastic pot and, as Bobbie says, “makes a plain pot special.”
So many possibilities with Mom’s Emergency Stash! Eighteen25 clearly had chocolate in mind with this one, but you could fill this little plastic container with anything Mom would like to have handy in her bag. Choose a box with an attached lid that snaps shut – they are widely available at craft, office supply and discount stores.
How about something for the beginner mom? She has just a few minutes at a time to take care of herself, so bits of pampering are perfect. A New Mom Gift Basket gives Mom an assortment of little indulgences recommended by Shopaholic & a Baby, based on her own new mom experience.
Does Mom enjoy relaxing with a cup of hot or glass of iced tea? Fill a Tea-rrific Gift Basket with a fun assortment or a big stash of her favorites. Creating Really Awesome Fun Things (CRAFT) made this for an iced tea lover and packaged it in a pitcher. If Mom is a hot tea lover, use a teapot. This would be great with coffee, too!
A color theme is fun to play with – you can find a variety of items that seem unrelated but display as a cohesive unit when they have color in common. Crazy Little Projects has put together this Tickled Pink Gift Basket. But you can do anything – “I Can’t Be Blue when You’re My Mom” or “You’re the Gold Standard of Moms” or….
Yep, chocolate and wine. Can’t beat the combo assembled by Happiness is Homemade! You can go with super rich and fancy chocolate to go with a favorite vino in a Wine & Chocolate Gift Basket. Does Mom prefer chilled white wine? Then make the container an ice bucket!
Browse through more Mother’s Day gift ideas on Create Whimsy to help make mom feel special.