Mother’s Day is right around the corner so I thought I’d start throwing out some gift ideas you can consider. Hope this sparks some ideas for you!
Make your mom feel special this year by getting or doing something she REALLY wants or needs. I think the best way to decide what you’re going to do this year for your mother (remember…a card is ALWAYS appreciated) is to think about your mom’s likes and dislikes. If she doesn’t wear jewelry or perfume, don’t buy her jewelry or perfume, regardless of the ads or sale prices. You want to get her something that’s uniquely her and that she’ll actually use.
In this article I’m going to focus on one of my favorite ways to make gifts that are unique, personal and shows thought but doesn’t take countless hours to find of make, can fit any budget and that will be appreciated AND again, used…personalized gift baskets.
First of all, decide what you want to fill your basket up with…that will help determine the size of basket you’ll need. Think about what your mom’s hobbies are, what she likes to do in her spare time, what she spends money on or what her favorite indulgent foods are…
Next, decide what your budget is…even though we’d all love to spend a fortune on our mom (because she’s worth it), our pocketbook doesn’t always match our wants. The following basket ideas can be filled with a mix of inexpensive items, inexpensive items with a something special added or if money’s no object, fill it with pricier items.
Tammy’s Tip ‘O the Day!
Baskets can be picked up for $1.00 at any dollar store. You can also find baskets at craft stores, thrift stores, and discount stores.
Does your mom enjoy cooking and experimenting with spices? This is so simple to put together and yet another idea you can put together inexpensively, moderately or expensively. If mom has a special brand of spice you can use those in your basket or mix and match or try a completely new line. I really like Penzeys spices and their prices range from about $2.00 and up. I added a new kitchen towel to the bottom of the basket, along with a spice grinder (you can even find these at the dollar stores), a set of measuring spoons, a mini salt and pepper shaker and a couple of whole nutmegs. If you add some type of whole spice like the nutmeg, keep it in the bag and then right before you give her your gift you can pull out a nutmeg and it will make the whole basket smelly spicy! Smells Great! *If you don’t live close to your mom you can order spices to be delivered. Here’s my favorite place to buy and order my spices www.penzeys.com
Just a few ideas to get your brain working on coming up with some gift ideas you can personalize, spend a little or a lot on, find at most stores and dollar stores and are easy to put together. Of course the best gift is always an “I love you!”