First of all you must go to a crafts store and pick a nice basket that your mom can use even after she has dismantled the gifts. There are several types of baskets available, such as collapsible and folding baskets. Choose the one that suits your mom the most; this may depend on the color or design of the basket. You may even choose a theme or design that resembles her interests.
Does mom get teary-eyed when looking at old clay pots you made her when you were younger? Go the sentimental route and find a custom-made piece of jewelry from Etsy that will have her reaching for the Kleenex when she opens it. We’re partial to this engraved necklace, which can be easily customized with your mother in mind. You can include kids’ names, birthdates, or meaningful quotes.
Think about what your mom likes best, her likes and dislikes. You can base your gift depending on this and make the day really special for her.
Raise your hand if your mom deserves a pampering at-home spa day. Is everyone's hand raised? Good. Then she'll probably want this Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer, which opens up pores and softens the outer layer of skin, so it better absorbs skin-care products. It's basically the lightweight, portable version of, in our opinion, one of the most relaxing parts of a facial — and she'll have it at her disposal every day.
Ask your mother about her childhood days. Let her speak her heart out and take a walk down the memory lane. This will help you know your mother more closely and this will also make her feel loved and special. You can ask your mother about her kindergarten friends, her teenage friends, her first crush, her first job, the day you were born, and any other thing that was really special in her life. You will see the face of your mother gleam as she tells you about all that has been close to her heart.
If the mom in your life has a garden that supplies more bountiful produce than she can eat, if she’s an avid fisher or hunter, or if she just likes to DIY her snacks, she may enjoy an at-home food dehydrator. Drying food from scratch is a time-consuming endeavor, but it’ll let her control the ingredients that go into her dried foods. Of all the dehydrators we tested, the Nesco FD-1018A Gardenmaster Dehydrator was the best at drying apples, beef jerky, onions, and fruit puree evenly. If Mom could use a little drying inspiration, a great accompaniment is The Dehydrator Bible, which Lesley Stockton (staff writer and author of our food-dehydrator guide) called “a good reference for newbies and seasoned food-moisture-suckers alike.”