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).
This is one delectable cupcake set for moms who don't eat dairy or eggs. She gets 25 miniature desserts, with flavors ranging from cinnamon bun to triple chocolate chip to strawberry to peanut butter.
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.
Bring the spa to her with this gorgeous set, from the brand famous for its delicate face oils. This includes the gently moisturizing lapis face oil, as well as a lapis gua sha face massager and a facial roller.
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.
The orchid means love, and this basket is full of it. It's loaded with pears, chocolate truffles, vanilla and lemon citrus shortbread cookies, as well as savory white cheddar cheese and three-seed crackers.
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.
There's never a wrong time to unwind. This set includes Tocca hand lotion, Sugarfina's ridiculously good rose gummies, a lemongrass and ginger votive candle from NEST, and pink matches. Just because.
Listen, don't ever go cheap when it comes to champagne and in this case, spring for the Dom Perignon. The basket also includes French truffles, wafer cookies, and English toffee caramels, for the ultimate night in.
A killer basket from one of the world's most famous gourmet grocery stores: This one includes house-roasted coffee, freshly baked chocolate babka, granola, Eli’s legendary parmesan crisps, raspberry jam, a signature tea towel, and a metro card cookie.
This whimsical box is full of 25 miniature cupcakes, in an assortment of flavors. She gets cookies and milk, chocolate strawberry, sugar cookie dough, plus a funky electric tie dye confection. And damn, this stuff tastes great.
Nothing screams Mother's Day like chocolate berries. And no one does chocolate berries like Godiva.
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.
Give cocktail hour an upgrade with this gift basket, which includes everything you need to throw together the perfect drink. You get best-in-class craft mixers, plus rocks glasses and festive napkins. Cheers to Mother's Day.
If she prefers drinks of the caffeinated variety, this Starbucks sampler should do the trick. It includes coffee, of course, as well as wafer cookies, Teavana Tea, and Walkers shortbread cookies. And the tumblers are included.
For the woman who loves to cook, here's an herb garden full of rosemary, thyme, and sage. All inside a reclaimed-wood crate with rope handles. Perfect for the kitchen, the patio, or the garden.
Send her tins of butter, cheese, and caramel popcorn because every night is now movie night.
Cookies on demand. That's all you need to know. These gooey chocolate chunk cookies arrive frozen and ready to bake.
Still unsure about what she'd like? Then get her this lovely box full of beauty samples from Sunday Riley, Grown Alchemist, and Darphin, as well as a wildflower seed packet for planting.
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