Of course, you want to unleash your creative side for Mother’s Day. But sometimes, it’s best to err on the side of caution and let the experts do the work. By that, we’re talking about gift baskets, which are pretty much a foolproof way of making your partner happy and giving her what she wants, in bulk and in very nice packaging.
“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 new 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 heavy hitting (read: thinking) for you. All you need is a general theme and basic knowledge of what she’s into. Does she love skin care? Olive oils? Peanut butter cups? Spa products? There’s a gift basket for every taste, and every budget. Here are our picks.
L'Occitane's shea butter products are beloved for a reason: they treat skin right. And it doesn't get prettier than this four-piece set, in limited edition packaging designed by the folks at Rifle Paper Co.
We all appreciate soft, smooth hands. We all appreciate pretty things. This set combines both, delivering L’Occitane’s shea butter hand cream, body cream, and soap packaged inside a Rifle Paper Co. box.
Each of the peanut butter cups in this set is hand-made from organic vegan chocolate. They'll make your tired go-to mass market peanut butter cups hang their heads in shame.
Peanut butter and chocolate go together like Mother’s Day and, well, chocolate. So get her this set of 16 gourmet confections from Brooklyn-based candy queen Lotta Andonian.
If she's more of the savory type, get her this killer set of olive oils, with flavors including lusty lemon and guilty garlic.
These premium olive oils are made from olives harvested from the Coldani Olive Ranch in Lodi, and they’re bottled at the source, too. Each set comes with five different infusions.
Most moms speak the universal language of candy, so treat that sweet tooth right with this epic candy set.
This basket is filled with delicacies such as assorted chocolate truffles, milk chocolate gophers, white and dark chocolate covered pretzel, glazed pecans, pralines, and the list goes on and on. In addition to massive amounts of sugar, the basket also includes a floral teacup with matching saucer.
She loves gummy bears? Give her some of these damn fine gummy bears!
We’re talking the best of the best, with this Sugarfina set. It includes two champagne glasses and a trio of the brand’s signature delicately booze-flavored gummies.
This limited-edition deluxe three-piece hair care set includes the Supersonic dryer, plus detangling comb and a paddle brush. For the best hair days ever.
No more bed-head. Ever. Load her up with this turbo-powered hairdryer by Dyson, which comes with a detangling wide-toothed comb and a paddle brush with a weighted handle for balance.
If mom is stressed-out (and honestly, find us one that isn't), she'll appreciate this monthly subscription to a box of self-care and wellness goodies.
Each TheraBox is curated and filled with skin care products, aromatherapy products, and things that make her smell nice and feel good.
If mom has yet to experience the amazingness that is Stonewall Kitchen, this curated collection of culinary greatness needs to be put in your cart ASAP for the greatest breakfast in bed she'll ever have.
A gorgeous reusable Nantucket basket is filled with all the mixings needed to whip up a five-star breakfast — three types (blueberry, farmhouse and toasted coconut) of their trademark pancake and waffle mix, blueberry and strawberry jam, a bottle of Maine maple syrup, and even a farmhouse style tea towel. Yum is a major understatement.
This is quite literally the queen of chocolate gift baskets, courtesy of Jacques Torres. It's an assortment of the brand's favorites, and trust us, she'll thank you.
Some may find Torres’ offerings overly sweet. We respectfully disagree. Personally, having gorged our way through many of the brand’s chocolates, we’re in lust with this set, which includes 25 pieces like chocolate macadamia nuts, milk chocolate pretzels, and dark chocolate almonds.
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