Fortunately, there are several other unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that you can find. One excellent idea is to put together a gift basket for your mom.
While there are several different themes out there for gift baskets, from gardening and knitting to wine and cheese but nothing says ‘I care’ more than a healthy gift basket.
Moms spend all of their time and energy caring for their family and hardly ever spare a moment to do something for themselves.
This Mother’s Day show mom you care for her health with these 10 creative and thoughtful gift basket ideas.
Why Give Mom A Gift Basket?
There are several reasons why gift baskets score over individual gifts for any occasion including Mother’s Day.
They are completely customizable
First of all, gift baskets that you make yourself are entirely customizable. This means every single piece, from the basket itself to what goes inside it is chosen by you. Looking for ideas on what to use as a gift basket? You’ll find plenty of container ideas at the link.
It allows you to really personalize it for your mom and get what she enjoys the most. No more money is wasted on gift baskets that are premade, often with items she will never use.
You control how much it costs
A gift basket is also a good option regardless of what your spending budget is. If you have a tight budget, you can choose a small-sized basket filled with items that are more affordable. If you have a larger budget, you can splurge on big-ticket items and maybe a couple of gift certificates tucked inside.
Your mom will appreciate the extra effort
What your mom wants most for mother’s day is to spend time with you and know you care. That is exactly what the gift basket does. You will be personalizing it and choosing each item carefully, so she knows how much extra effort you put into her Mother’s Day gift idea. Whether you choose a budget gift basket or a luxury gift basket, your mom is sure to love the thought you put into it.
Gift baskets can be fun to put together
As an added bonus, these can be a lot of fun for you to put together! Get together with siblings or kids and make something really special for your mom.
#1 DIY Soothing Lotion and Bath Salts Kit
Moms who avoid toiletries and cosmetics that contain toxins and artificial fragrances often miss out on pampering products. Gifting her an all-natural DIY Lotion and Bath Salts Kit will give her the chance to make her own.
This is a really simple and fun gift basket that every mom is sure to love, especially if she loves the idea of making her own soothing lotion and bath salts.
A DIY Lotion and Bath Salts Basket should contain the ingredients for a soothing homemade lotion and bath salts. Basic ingredients include Shea Butter, Epsom salts, Jojoba Oil and a variety of essential oils.
Lavender, vanilla, and geranium essential oils are great choices for a relaxing, pampering Mother’s Day gift basket. Include a recipe and a mason jar for storing the final product, for an easy and very thoughtful pampering gift.
You then have the option of adding other ingredients to the gift basket, such as a diffuser and carrier oils, or a variety of different scented products. Get creative with this one!
#2 Days of Pampering in a Basket
Massages are a universal favorite for any Mom, and a gift certificate for a day at the salon can go a long way. But why stop at one gift certificate.
A better idea is to give her the gift certificate and also include items for a day of pampering at home. Giving more options is always a good thing.
A Day of Pampering can be a small or large gift basket, depending on the types of items you want to include.
Some ideas for what to add in this basket include essential oil candles for aromatherapy, a pair of cozy slippers and a terry cloth robe for when she gets home, a set of essential oils for stress relief, and a dry skin brushing set.
#3 The Beach Bundle
With summer right around the corner, Mother’s Day is a great time to start preparing for Beach trips. Not only that, many healthy moms like spending more time outdoors in the summer, getting regular exercise and of course that vitamin D.
For this type of basket, you can either use a basket, tote bag, beach bag, or even an ice chest when putting things together. Here are some ideas for items that are just perfect to include in the beach gift basket:
There really are a lot of different options for this one. It’s a fun one to put together! You can even use the Beach Bag as the container for all the other beach-related goodies.
#4 Aromatherapy Gift Basket with Essential Oil Jewelry
Does your mom enjoy using essential oils on a daily basis? Essential oils provide so many amazing benefits, from providing relaxation and aromatherapy, to helping with homemade skin care, anxiety relief, and a lot more. Why not put together an aromatherapy gift basket for her?
Another option is to get even more creative with essential oil jewelry. Jewelry with lava rocks is made specifically for applying oils to wear all day. Essential Oil Bracelets and Essential Oil Necklaces come in various designs and accompanying stones such as jade or lava rock.
You’ll have fun picking out items for your Aromatherapy Gift Basket, and your mom will love the practicality and thoughtfulness behind the gift.
#5 Herb Gardening Gift Basket
Anyone who is interested in natural health is sure to be interested in using herbs. Herbs have so many uses, from making skincare products to adding to a cup of tea for its many healing benefits.
If your mom is into herb gardening, why not put together an herb gardening gift basket for her.
#6 The Healing Herbal Tea Basket
Healing herbal teas are a winning gift for most Moms across the board. There are quite a few premade gift baskets all about herbal tea, so if you’re in a time crunch, that is definitely one way to go. You can choose one with just some healthy tea without all the high sugar snacks inside.
Another fun way to explore these drinks is with herbal tea varieties that you have picked out yourself. Herbal tea sets or organic flavored teas can be found anywhere, and make a really cute basket when paired with a personalized coffee mug.
This can also be turned into a couple’s or family basket just by adding more variety and a few more coffee mugs to go in the basket.
#7 Kombucha Brewing Kit
For something a little different for your mom, consider putting together a kombucha brewing kit. This is unique and caters to her healthy lifestyle, while really surprising her with something extra special.
Kombucha is a growing trend in the health community, and for good reason. This probiotic-packed drink offers high-quality
nutrition and energy buzz with a tasty fizz. Home-brewing kombucha is an easy hobby that’s affordable and sustainable.
A kit can be pieced together or you can purchase a ready kit online. A Kombucha Brewing Kit would typically contain an all-glass brewing jar, 1-5 gallons, an organic cotton dishcloth and rubber band, a glass thermometer, starter tea, plain white sugar, and a SCOBY.
A neat little accessory to include in your Kombucha gift basket is a book on Kombucha or a few recipes for some fun and inventive flavors your Mom can enjoy brew after brew.
#8 Fitness Gear Refresh Kit
Who doesn’t love new clothes? For a fit mom, nothing beats new workout leggings or running socks. If your mom not only cares about her health, but is also into fitness, this is the perfect gift basket for her. You are combining something she loves with something practical and helpful for her.
Put together a cute spring workout ensemble and finish it with a gym bag, stainless steel water bottle or some colorful headbands to give the gift of motivation!
You can make it a little pricier with high-end workout clothes and even new running shoes, or you can keep it minimal with simple things like a water bottle, towel, and accessories.
To really hone in on the fitness theme, consider putting all the items into a gym or yoga bag, instead of a traditional basket.
#9 Mom’s Memories
Moms can never have enough pictures of the family and kids. Give her a special scrapbook kit, photo album or cute picture frame set to commemorate those photos. You can even gift a Shutterfly credit so she can order recent prints! This is a thoughtful way to give her something to cherish.
This type of basket is great for health-conscious moms and those who simply want a wonderful keepsake put together by their children. No matter your age, you can turn this into an extra-special gift.
#10 At Home Movie Night
What Mom couldn’t use a date night? Gift the perfect at-home date night basket by grabbing some organic dark chocolates, dried fruit or organic popcorn, a nice new throw blanket to cuddle up with, and a fun new movie for an at-home date night.
You can also turn it into a family movie night basket where you choose healthy drinks and snacks, family-friendly movies, and maybe some blankets for everyone in the family to cuddle up under.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your physician before using essential oils. See Full Disclaimer here.