I'm sure y'all know that Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 11. If there are any men reading this, I hope you are prepared (for the mother of your kids and for your own mom!). For my mom, I put together a spa gift basket so she can pamper herself at home. She isn't one to enjoy going for a massage or spa day, much preferring to be home, so this will be perfect for her. It was really easy to put together also. I purchased everything at Target, with the exception of two specialty bar soaps I found on sale at World Market.
Sugar Body Scrub
Terry Cloth Headband
Wet Brush- LOVE this!
Muscle Relief Mineral Soak
Nail Art Stickers
Specialty Bar Soaps
I simply arranged them in the basket on the spa towel in a pretty way- taller things at the top and sides, and shorter items up front. I also tried to color coordinate the items to that they would look good together.
I think it's much better to choose the items yourself as opposed to buying a pre-made set. It seems like those sets inevitably contain unnecessary items and it's better to just get one or two quality things that the recipient will really use instead. I made sure to smell everything, remembering the scents my mom is fond of or doesn't like. For my "basket", I actually chose a white tin bucket because it was the perfect shape and size and I loved the crispness of it. She'll be able to use it later for another purpose.
I put the nail polish, nail art stickers, and polish remover in the cosmetic case. I found the Mother's Day card at Paper Source over a month ago, but snatched it up, holding onto it for this occasion.
And, I also included a note on this cool patterned scroll paper from World Market.
I know my mom will love this gift! Of course, most moms just want to know that they are appreciated for everything they do (much of it being done behind-the-scenes), and to have their efforts acknowledged. My mom gives to everyone, but rarely focuses on herself. She is the best grandma around and really deserves a wonderful Mother's Day. I hope your day is special and that praises are heaped on you throughout the day for all you do.
Did you ask for something special for Mother's Day? I want to hear! How do you normally celebrate the day?