Spring is here and Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Maybe you’re tired of reaching for the phone to order flowers again, and are thinking of a different way to tell Mom how much she means to you. If you are looking for a special way to tell Mom you love her, a handmade gift basket may be just what you are looking for. A beautiful gift basket created especially for her
is sure to win Mom’s approval. You don’t need to be incredibly creative or have a great sense of design or style to make a beautiful gift basket. Choosing a theme may not be that difficult either. What does your mom love to do? What are her crafts, hobbies? Find the answer to these questions and voila! A gorgeous Mother’s Day gift basket has been born. There are certain items which are wonderful to adorn any gift baskets
and of course, when speaking of women, the number one item is chocolate, unless Mom has an allergy or health condition which prevents the consumption of this delectable treat, definitely add chocolate!
Other “staples” to your gift baskets are lotions, powders; fragrances; cookies; teas; and coffees. These will complement any theme and with a little ingenuity, you can find a way to work them into your particular basket as well. When creating your basket remember to place small items towards the front of the basket while placing larger items towards the back. This will allow mom to view your handiwork, without having to empty the contents of the basket to see what treats are inside.
You can line your basket with plastic grass, fabric, napkins, tissue paper, or whatever item comes to mind and works with your theme. Most of the items for your gift basket may be found at your local dollar stores, craft stores, and department stores.
Finally, when one thinks of a “basket” a typical wicker basket comes to mind. Well you don’t have to limit yourself to the kid’s leftover Easter baskets, let your imagination run a little and you will surely come up with some creative
bases for your baskets. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Gardening Gift Basket
A generously sized flowerpot or watering can may double as your basket and also can be used afterwards. Some ideas for Gardening Gift Baskets include: hand creams, seeds, gardening utensils, silk flowers, gardening gloves, Herbal teas, floral fragrance perfumes, lotions, and powders. Also any odds and ends you can find with flower, vine, or leaf prints would be wonderful accessories.
Sewing Gift Basket
You may use a sewing basket available at any craft supply store, and fill it with all sorts of sewing goodies. Thimbles, thread, bobbins, scissors, fabrics, needles, patterns, hand creams for tired hands, you can add facials and soothing eye treatments as well! Don’t forget to add cookies, teas, and chocolates. These are a must for any gift basket.
Knitting/ Crocheting Gift Basket
Again, you may use a large basket used for holding yarns available from craft supply stores such as Michael’s, Wal-mart, etc. Stuff this basket with goodies such as yarn, knitting needles, or crochet hooks, knitting and crocheting patterns, and any accessories which will compliment the theme. Don’t forget your sweets and lotions always add a nice touch.
Quilting Gift Basket
Fill with fabric, needles, pins, thread, fabric trims, scissors, hand lotions, herbal teas, whatever you fancy will be welcome.
Does Mom have a favorite color? How about a color coordinated gift basket. Find as many goodies as you can in one color, then add a hint of silver or gold to top it off.
How about a favorite scent? You can make an all Rose gift basket using lotions, perfumes, powders, silk flowers, and rose imprinted notepads, anything you can find. You may enjoy the treasure hunt
more than you expect as well!
There are many ideas to make mom happy this Mother’s Day. You don’t need to stick with “traditional gift baskets” but if you choose, that is just fine as well.
What mother isn’t happy with perfumes, lotions, bath oils, bath beads, salts, loofahs, and the additional luxuries of scrumptious chocolates and herbal teas or coffee!
Whichever theme you choose, Mom will be happy knowing that you created a gift especially for her, her hobbies, and her talents. These gifts are sure to make her Mother’s Day a wonderful day and one which will continue to bless her in the days to come.