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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Basket Themes


Mother's Day Gift Basket Theme's


Mother’s Day baskets are a great way to show off your creative talents while also showing your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, or another special mom how much you care.
Here are a few theme ideas to get you started. I’ve included several easy recipes, and also some links to give you some more ideas and to help you put it all together.
Most of these ideas you can make yourself from the following recipes, and the products can be purchased at most local department or craft stores. Have fun! Your mom will be so impressed.
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Garden Basket:
Garden seeds, gardening tools, gardening gloves, peat pots, kneeling pad, iced tea mix, gazing balls, angel figurines, bird feeders, chimes, stepping stones.

Coffee Basket:
Coffee Cups, Chocolate-covered coffee spoons, coffee syrups, chocolate-dipped pretzels, biscotti, flavored coffees, instant cappuccinos.

Tea Basket:
Herbal and fruit teas, flavored honeys, tea bread, tea infuser, tea cups, inspirational book.

Spa/Bath Basket:
Bath salts, massage oil, natural soaps, bath powder, bath sponge, hand towel, loofa, back scrubber, robes, towels, slippers, massage roller, fragrant candle.

Breakfast for Two:
Pancake mix, syrup, country ham, coffee, tea, cocoa, biscotti, a plush stuffed animal, etc.

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels:
Pretzel ringsWax paper1 (16-oz.) bag semisweet chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, stopping every 15 seconds to stir the chocolate. Dip each pretzel, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Lay the pretzels on wax paper and let cool.


Chocolate Covered Spoons:
20-24 plastic spoons1 cup semisweet chocolate chipsWax paper
Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, stopping every 15 seconds to stir the chocolate. Dip spoons into chocolate. Place spoons on wax paper and refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Wrap each spoon separately and store in a cool dry place.
You can purchase gift baskets at "AVO'S GIFTS"