How to Design A Mother's Day Gift Basket

Mother’s Day is on the way, so there’s no better time than now to start planning what you are going to do for your mom. One of the most thoughtful and creative things you can do is design a Mother's Day gift basket for them — you can do this yourself from scratch, or you can buy a pre-made basket depending on your budget and how much time you have.


If you would like to get an idea of how to put together your own basket, read on for a step by step process!

Step 1: Come Up With A Theme

Start by coming up with a theme based on what you think your mom will like and appreciate. If she has many interests and likes, you may not need a theme. However, a theme can make the basket look more cohesive and attractive when complete. Here are some ideas to start you off:

  • Coffee lover
  • Tea enthusiast
  • Chocoholic
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Movie themed
  • Entertainment
  • Book lover
  • Spa day basket
  • Craft supplies
  • Self-care basket

    Step 2: Plan Ahead

    You need to plan ahead — don’t give yourself a few days to create the perfect basket! Come up with your ideal budget for the basket as a whole, and then start looking for items you can include. Keep an eye out for items on sale that could go perfectly in your basket, and make sure you consider how the gifts will look when placed together. Look at the size, shape, and color of the gifts to decide what will look best. It’s a good idea to have a mix of sizes and shapes for interest, but you should have your container for reference, first. You could use an old vintage basket, a woven basket, or something else.

    Step 3: Build Up Your Base To Show Off Your Gifts

    Before you start placing your gifts inside of the basket, you’ll need to make sure it’s going to look right. You can use things like bubble wrap, tissue paper, crumbled newspaper and basket filler to ensure you can arrange your products effectively. Place taller items in the back of the basket to add height and interest and keep things looking aesthetically pleasing.

    Step 4: Decide If You’re Going To Wrap Your Basket

    Not all gift baskets need to be wrapped. However, if you want it to look like a really special gift, you can use cellophane and attach a nice bow. You can also use materials like twine, wooden buttons, and tulle to finish off your beautiful basket and ensure it has that ‘wow’ factor!

    Pre-Arranged Gift Basket Ideas

    It’s not always easy to fill a whole container with the perfect Mother's Day Gifts, so you may want to go for a pre-arranged gift basket instead. You'll save yourself plenty of hassle, and you won’t need to worry whether you're arranging and wrapping skills are up to par! You can find many amazing pre-arranged gift baskets out there, including gourmet chocolates, stuffed animals, and many more cute gifts to show your mom you love and appreciate her.

    Flower Arrangements that pair perfectly with a Gift Basket

    What’s the perfect gift to give alongside a gift basket? Mother's Day Flowers, of course! Flowers can make a luxurious and beautiful gift. They are thoughtful, and make us happy just by looking at them. Mother’s day and flowers go hand in hand, so start thinking about the sort of arrangements you might purchase now. A rainbow bouquet of lilies or roses are a little out there. While not necessarily the traditional choice, they could be perfect if your mother loves color and will pair well with a gift basket of quirky items!

    Roses are a safe bet for a classic or minimalist basket. They aren't just for Valentine’s day now — many people choose to purchase a bouquet of premium pink or white roses for Mother’s Day. Carnations are another very popular choice. They are the traditional Mother’s Day bouquet flower, especially in shades of pink and white. That being said, yellow can also add a lot of sunshine and fun to your Mother’s Day gifts. Carnations will pair well with just about any basket you put together for your beloved Mother! If you are looking for a local florist with fresh flowers and gift baskets, check out Gifts by Gail who serves our local Fort Worth, TX community.

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