Someone once said that a mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. But when it is her special day like on Mother's Day, why don't you try to return the favor and make her feel that she deserves a pie or two? One effective way to say 'thank you' to your mother is to give her a gift basket on Mother's Day.
A gift basket is a thoughtful way to remember your mom on her honored day. Giving her a gift basket is an opportunity to show your mother how much she means to you not just because of the contents of your basket, as you obviously know what she likes, but also in the creative way your basket is prepared. The latter is what will really matter to your mom for, as mothers are truly sensitive, she will surely notice that you really put time and effort into the making of her gift.
So what should you include inside your Mother's Day gift basket? Depending how much you know your mother, you may opt to give her a singular gift or a variety of gifts, even a combination of different gifts. If you're going to give your mom a piece of expensive jewelry, do not just hand it over to her in a box, which what typically everyone would do. Whether you're going to put it in the box or not, place it inside your gift basket underneath a lot of colorful paper and trappings. Let your mother dig her way to the bottom of the basket, and make her feel like a child once again, excited and eager to unravel her present. Alternatively, you can give your mom an assortment of accessories, which you can arrange around inside the basket.
You may try also to go on a theme-inspired basket, like a 'beauty' theme; thus, giving your mother a variety of beauty products or spa treatment products. Or, you may opt along a 'book' theme, and give her a collection of inspirational books or books on yoga and meditation, or books of her favorite author. You may indulge her with certificates to spa facilities or wellness program as well, for a 'health' themed basket.
If your mom is the quiet and simple type, a variety of flowers arranged on a basket would be a sweet gift but also gives the idea of abundance. Or, if she is into nature or a green thumb, you may opt to give a basket laden with different plants to be planted, or packets of seedlings maybe, or bonsais to be adorn in the garden or inside the house. Or, if your mother loves tea or coffee, you may give her tea or coffee packs of different and unusual flavors.
Now, when adorning your gift basket, always think personalize. You can decorate the basket with small fresh flowers, or you may even go as far as cutting pictures of your mother and the two of you together over the years and sticking them on the sides of the basket.
Or, you may simply desire to spend some time with your mother. Why don't you bring her to a nice and cozy place where you two can just talk, and bring with you a food gift basket filled with her favorite food, or food you yourself cooked using her recipes! And don't forget to tuck in an extra blanket for her to wrap her around with if ever she gets cold, or an extra pillow to make her extra comfortable wherever she'll be seated.
Whatever thoughts you have for Mother's Day, the gift basket should be a vital part of it. Make your mother's most recent memory of you and her to be a wonderful and of lasting impression. At least she'll think that once you let her feel that you unconditionally gave her a basket of pie.