Mother’s Day Gift Basket + Printable Tag

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get caught up in trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. I stress out because no one thing seems like enough to show my mom how much I love and appreciate her. So, why not forget trying to get that one perfect present, and get several smaller ones instead? Today, I want to walk you through creating a meaningful Mother’s Day Gift Basket for the moms in your life using a quick little four line poem as a guide. Whether it’s for your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, or a friend, this will help you put together something she’ll love. Take a look!

Image contains three gift baskets filled with assorted presents for mothers.

Something to Eat

Moms are often the ones responsible for feeding everyone else in the house, and I can tell you from experience, it gets exhausting. Now, it’s your turn to take care of her by treating her to a favorite snack. Whether it’s salty or sweet, grab Mom’s favorite indulgence (or two). You can also use this category for a beverage – either physically adding a bottle of something she loves, or in the form of a gift card to Starbucks (hint, hint, family!)

Image contains a grey basket holding a journal, a bottled coffee drink, a package of Ghirardelli chocolates, a bottle of nail polish, a coffee mug, and a tube of lotion, on a white background.

Something to Wear

This category can take lots of different forms. One option is to buy a pretty shade of nail polish or a new lip gloss if you know what she likes. Another idea is jewelry: a new pair of earrings, a bracelet, or a locket containing the photos of her loved ones. This doesn’t have to break the bank (although if you want to invest in fine jewelry, by all means, go for it). You can find affordable options at stores like Target or Kohls, or you can even craft something yourself, making beaded jewelry, metal stamped jewelry, clay jewelry, and more. (Click here for lots of DIY Jewelry tutorials)

Image contains a cream colored basket holding a bag of sweet potato chips, a mother-daughter journal, a package of mint cocoa, a bottle of blue nail polish, and a coffee mug, on a white background.

A Gift Just for Mom

Now, it’s time to get sentimental. This gift should be something personal and meaningful that’s just for her. A framed photo is always a great gift, or an item with a phrase that means something to you. Find a mug, a journal, or a piece of home decor with a favorite saying…or if you can’t find one, make one! (Check out this tutorial). We have a habit in our family of saying, “love you,” “love you more,” so I hand lettered this free printable; feel free to grab it and use it for someone special. Or, simply write a personal letter from the heart; I guarantee she’ll cherish it.

Image contains a grey and white striped basket holding a journal, a bag of cheese curls, a framed black and white photo of Amy's family, a special dark Hershey bar, a jar candle, and a pair of purple socks, on a white background.

A Gift for Self-Care

One of the things a mom gets the least of is “me-time”. Her time and energy are spent taking care of everyone else, and at the end of the day, there’s not much left over. That’s why we’re going to give her something indulgent that’s all about caring for herself. Beauty and body care items like lotion, bubble bath, or a facial mask fit this category. Another idea is a journal she can use to record her thoughts and feelings. I highly recommend a copy of Practice Makes Progress: My Creative Journal; it will help her get in touch with her creative side while taking time just for herself.

Image contains a pink wire basket holding a journal, a package of cookies, a framed photo of two boys, and a tube of foundation, on a white background.

Once you’ve gathered together the items you want to gift, find a cute basket – most moms are suckers for those – and arrange the gifts inside. Then, feel free to grab this printable tag/card to add to it. Just click the link, save the image, then print it out (it’s sized as a 4×6).

Download Tag Here

Image is a printable tag for the Mother's Day gift basket. It contains the poem and hand drawn flowers on a blush background.

You can follow these same four steps to create gift baskets for any and all of the special women in your life, and each one will be unique! What gifts will you choose?

Don’t forget to save this idea and share it with a friend!

Image is a Pinterest collage for the post.

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  1. It’s tough to find the best gifts. You could find something meaningful, useful or a mix of the two. Yet, “A GIFT FOR SELF-CARE” it’s something you can’t go wrong for a mom!

  2. Thank you for sharing such great stuff! These are great gift ideas to make mothers feel special on Mother’s Day! Among all these wonderful suggestions, I personally believe that jewelry is a timeless and significant gift that any mother would cherish.

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