Mother’s Day is one of those occasions when we get to honor one of the most special persons in our lives: our mothers. Whether you’re still a kid living at home with your folks, boarding for college, or have a family of your own, your mom holds a special place in your life. Surprising her with a gift is a good way to show that you care.
Ladies usually like receiving jewelry during special occasions, but this is often expected from a spouse or a suitor. Mothers usually appreciate anything that comes from her children. In this case, a Mother's Day gift basket would be a good choice of gift. Now the question is what to include in the gift basket. This will depend on who the gift is coming from, and what kind of mother will be receiving it.
Where to get baskets. Gift baskets are commonplace in grocery and department stores during the Holiday seasons. These are popular gift alternatives, especially if you are unsure of what the recipient wants. These usually contain food items and other consumables that might be useful during he holiday celebrations, such as pasta, cheeses, and wine. Throughout the year, grocery stores will stock on the baskets themselves, and these will come in different shapes and sizes. These might be like flat trays, or tall wicker baskets. These should not cost much, but it’s a good idea to get a nice basket that the recipient will be able to recycle. These can make for a good magazine rack or spice holder at home.
Food items. Not all mothers like to cook, but food is sure to be a welcome gift during mother’s day. This is especially true if you’re giving your own mother a gift. For example, if you have a family of your own, and you will be visiting your folks for Mother’s day weekend, you could bring along a basket of fruits. You can have these for dessert if she’s preparing lunch or dinner for the whole family.
More practical families would like receiving other consumable items that can be used to prepare meals. Some examples would be pasta, canned fruits, and sauces. These can be used to make a nice pasta meal and salad.
Wines. Some mothers like the finer things in life, and they would probably appreciate a good cheese basket coupled with some fine wine. Again, if you are visiting your folks for Mother’s day weekend, these could make for a good aperitif. Of course, wines would also be an appropriate gift for men, so this kind of gift would be well-accepted by both mother and father, alike.
Flowers. Most ladies like receiving flowers, whatever the occasion. For Mother’s day, you can visit a local flower shop and ask the florist to prepare a nice arrangement in a basket. This can be a good display at home or by the buffet table.
Mothers have different characteristics and personalities, and each would have her own preference when it comes to gifts. What’s important is for you to make sure she feels special on Mother’s day. Whatever the gift item you will be giving your mother, or a relative or friend who’s a mother, it should come from the heart.