Sometimes (OK, most of the time) it’s best to let the experts do the heavy lifting for you. Nowhere is this more applicable than with Mother’s Day gift baskets. Of course you can always go with flowers, which are a guaranteed home run, but gift baskets for mom are another foolproof way of making your partner happy and giving her what she wants.
“Gift baskets are one of the most versatile options when it comes to gift-giving,” says Sara Skirboll, the resident gift-giving guru at RetailMeNot.
“If your mom loves to cook, find baskets that incorporate recipes, cook books or new gadgets to use in the kitchen,” Skirboll, a mom herself, says. “If she needs a break from her busy life, try finding a basket that makes her bathroom into an at-home spa.”
Gift baskets do the thinking for you. Plus, they’re beautifully packaged. All you need is a general theme and basic knowledge of what she’s into. And the pros do the rest.
The New York-based bakery makes the most decadent desserts, and we don't say this lightly. This particular set includes a combo of classic birthday bake, limited edition strawberry shortcake truffles, and a dozen cookies of all kinds. A perfect way to show that life really is sweet.
If she's into cookies, get her the best damn cookies you can buy. And by that, we mean Milk Bar's famed Compost cookies. The box includes those, as well as B’Day Cake truffles, corn cookies, blueberry and cream cookies, chocolate chocolate cookies, and cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookies (yes, they're a thing and yes, they're as good as you imagine).
The products in this set smell pretty heavenly, given that they're a heady blend of Indian rose and almond oil. The set includes everything she needs to take a calm, peaceful shower: A gel, body scrub, body cream, and hand wash, as well as a scented candle, robe, and slippers.
If she's a turophile (AKA a serious cheese lover), she'll seriously love this basket. It includes Fiscalini cheddar, Bellwether Farms carmody, Aged Vella Mezzo Secco Monterrey Jack, and Sierra Nevada classic aged goat cheddar cheeses. All inside a pretty basket.
Sand is to the beach what iced tea is to summer. And this set elevates a humble pitcher of cool, refreshing tea because it's always freshly steeped for maximum flavor. It includes two heat-resistant, stackable pitchers, as well as some of the finest leaves you can get: Ceylon gold, blood orange, mango peach, ginger pear, and raspberry nectar.
This is pretty much the ultimate gift for the ultimate sweet tooth. The hat box alone is pretty dope, and it's even more dope when it's filled with peanut butter cups, espresso beans, chocolate caramel popcorn, sea salt caramel truffle cups, and a ton more stuff.
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