Mother’s Day Gift Idea // Spa Basket

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.  

The goodies I chose for the basket include all kinds of wonderful smelling ingredients for a spa day at home:

Sugar Body Scrub
Loofah Gloves
Terry Cloth Headband
Wet Brush- LOVE this!
Muscle Relief Mineral Soak
Pedicure Brush/Scrubber
Body Lotion
Facial Masks
Cosmetic Case
Nail Polish
Nail Art Stickers 
Polish Remover
Specialty Bar Soaps
Spa Towel
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. 

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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?    



  1. May 6, 2014 / 11:09 am

    IT is a lovely idea, I am going to prepare some sweets by myself but this is a great idea tha tI am going to copy for a birthday of one of my friend!!!

  2. May 6, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    I love this gift basket. Such a cute idea!

    I am having a photo shoot done this week with just me & the kids. I am never in any photos and I so badly want a handful of them.

  3. May 6, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    I love this! I'm sure you mom will love it and feel very appreciated. I'd love this gift for myself too! 🙂

  4. May 6, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    If only my mother liked spa like items, she has anything scented and has very sensitive skin. I may whip this up for a good friend of mine or even myself as a treat 🙂

    Thank for the awesome idea!

  5. May 6, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    We usually have a tea party for all the moms and daughters in the family, but won't be having it this year. I love your spa gift idea it would be perfect for my mom! As for me…I just want some fried chicken and new plants for the garden!

  6. May 6, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    That's a lovely idea! I did something similar. My mom will get shower gel, body lotion etc. + candles (which look like roses), something sweet to eat and a handmade book with photos. And of course I will organize some flowers on sunday.

  7. May 29, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    I made my sister a spa basket like this. She is recently a new mother for the very first time so I got her things that helped me relax when I had my first child. I hope she enjoys it, sometimes the spa has to come to you.

    Alena |

  8. July 22, 2014 / 11:08 am

    I was looking for articles on spa in Dubai and I came across yours inspiring read. Though you topic was not exactly based on spa but it definitely highlighted some the spa treatment celebrities do. Thanks man!

  9. March 2, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    I've been trying to think of something really good to get my wife this year for Mother's Day. She's worked really hard this year and she deserves some time to relax. A spa gift basket might be just the thing for her. It would be exactly what she wants and it would give the impression that I put a lot of thought into her gift.

  10. May 29, 2015 / 3:08 am

    I think it's so cool that you selected each of the items in the basket yourself! That definitely ensures that it's personalized to your mom's preferences. I'm looking to get a spa basket for my wife's birthday in a few weeks, but unlike you, I have no idea what her preferences are. I may end up getting one online. Hopefully I can find something good! Thanks for the post, Megan!

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