Mother's Day Basket Ideas


Mother's Day is the perfect time to show the special women in your life just how much they mean to you. You can thank them for all of their caring and kindness over the years by presenting them with a uniquely themed gift basket. Consider the personality and individual tastes of the special mother that you are preparing the gift for. Then, craft a distinct gift basket to suit her interests and provide a pampering treat for Mother's Day.

Delicious Treats

  • Gift baskets are a great way to present a collection of delicious treats for Mother's Day. Give your basket a theme such as breakfast in bed, decadent desserts, or tea time. You can put the basket together yourself with homemade recipes or a collection of store-bought favorites. Your breakfast in bed basket may include pancake mix, muffins, and gourmet jellies and syrups. A dessert basket could contain cookies, brownies, chocolates, and any of your mother's favorite desserts. For a tea time basket, include a variety of teas and flavored honeys as well as a special mug and coasters. For a pre-made gift basket, try out, and check out baskets such as the New England Breakfast Gift Basket Deluxe with a variety of jams and marmalades as well as blueberries, country ham, smoked peppered bacon, coffee and tea.

Pampering Products

  • For overworked mothers who could use a bit of pampering, a spa basket may be the perfect gift. Include bubble bath, body scrub, lotion, a face mask and a manicure kit. Candles to set around the tub, a plush bath pillow, and a CD of relaxing music will complete the spa experience. Tuck a gift certificate for a professional mani/pedi, massage, or spa treatment into the basket for the ultimate pampering experience. For a deluxe pre-made gift basket, consider the Spa Getaway Gift Basket at This basket includes an eye gel mask, terry cloth bath pillow, a wide assortment of bath and body products, a tin of Danish butter cookies and the Joy of Tea collection book.

Relaxing Reads

  • Many moms may love to read but lack the time for a leisurely visit to the bookstore. A custom-made basket full of great reads can provide hours of relaxing down time just before bed, or during the kids' nap time. Select two or three novels in the recipient's favorite genre. Ask what her favorite books are, and search for those by the same author or in a similar style. Include some magazines for quick reads as well as a subscription to any of her favorite publications. Moms-to-be may particularly enjoy a basket with some baby books and a subscription to a parenting magazine. Tuck in a bookmark or two and some tea, coffee or chocolates to accompany her during reading time and your basket will be complete.

Rejuvenating Vacation

  • A deluxe getaway can be cleverly presented in the form of a creative basket. Include a magazine or travel guide about the area that she will be visiting as well as a folder with all of the information about the trip including hotel and dining reservations, flight information and activities in the area that she might be interested in. Include tickets to a show or a gift certificate for a spa nearby. Fill in the rest of the basket with vacation accessories such as a neck pillow for the flight and flip-flops for the pool.

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