DIY Mothers Day Gift Baskets

By Leslie Pleasants

There is no better way to show your love and appreciation on Mothers Day then giving your mom or a mom a gift basket.  Gift baskets can be easy and inexpensive but shows that you really put some thought into the gift.  They allow you to combine their interest and pleasures without being limited to just one simple gift.

The first step to creating the perfect gift basket is to pick a theme.  Start with what they enjoy doing.  Do they have a hobby?  What do they enjoy doing?  Do they need something to relax and indulge in?  This is where you get to get creative.  The entire process of finding things to fill the gift baskets should not take very long at all once you figure out a theme.  This time barely compares to the time that your mother will spend enjoying her gift basket that keeps on giving. 
You can also make smaller gift baskets for other moms in your life.   Grandma’s, Mother-in-Laws, Sisters (that are moms), friends, etc… 
Here are some gift basket themes and ideas:
papers, pens, ribbons, stickers, brads, photo album, photo’s, scissors
seed packets, shovel, water can, gloves, bulbs, flower pots, gardening labels
pasta, wine, seasonings, olive oil, utensils, kitchen towels, pot holders, recipe cards
solar lights, citronella candle, flashlight, table cloth, smores fixing’s, beach towel
movie gift card, popcorn tub(dollar tree), popcorn, flavoring, candy, blanket
bath salts, lotions, body scrubs, relaxation music, candles, ear plugs, chocolate
canvas beach bag, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towel, flip flops, shorts, tank top
baby names book, saltines, massage gift card, parenting magazine, anti-stretch mark lotion, peppermints
candle holders, long lighter, votives, tapers, pillars, snuffer, matches
hot chocolate, bars, cookies, hot fudge, flavored coffee, truffles, chocolate cookbook
protein bars, socks, work out dvd, water bottle, magazine, gym membership, towel
large mug, coffee, novel, chocolate covered espresso beans, coffee gift card
pocket electronic games, cards, poker chips, vegas plane tickets, poker rule book
hot glue gun, double sticky tape, papers, ribbon, scissors, stickers, stamps, ink pads
Crochet or Knitter:
assorted needles or crochet hooks, assorted patterns, ribbons, buttons, “made by” labels
lipstick, nail polish, cuticle oil, hand lotion, scented hand sanitizer, earrings, necklace, scarf

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