25 Creative DIY Mother’s Day Gift Basket Ideas

Sweet ways to show mom how special she really is...

by Nancy Reynolds

This post: 25 Creative DIY Mother’s Day Gift Basket Ideas (Post updated 4/2023)

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it (May 14th)!

If you’re stumped on what to get your mom, grandmom, aunt, or any other special mama in your life, we rounded up 25 creative DIY Mother’s Day gift basket ideas that are sure to make her feel loved and appreciated on her special day!

25 Creative DIY Mother’s Day Gift Basket Ideas


Time for Tea Basket

Whether mom loves her hot tea in the morning or iced tea in the afternoon, if she’s a tea drinker she’ll flip over this lovely basket! Fill with a pretty teacup or mug, fancy tea, and specialty honey and tuck it all in a pretty basket with a pretty tea towel. To make it really special, present it to her with a pretty bouquet of spring flowers. 

Image: Happy Happy Nester


Relaxing “Pamper Me” Basket

If there’s one thing every mom needs it’s a little pampering. Fill any basket of your choice with everything she needs to unwind after a long day, including bath salts, lotion, a scented candle, slippers, soap, and more. To make it look special (and more expensive) choose a color theme like this soft pink. 

Image: Modern Glam


“I’m Tickled Pink to Have You as My Mom” Gift Basket

Show your mom just how tickled pink you are to have her as your mom by filling a basket with everything pink! Browse through Target, the Dollar Store, or Walmart, or hit a few specialty stores for a few unique and special items – but make sure they’re pink! 

Image: Pinterest


Breakfast in Bed Basket

Moms work SO hard and sometimes, all they really need is a break. Treat her special with this breakfast in bed basket filled with fresh granola, juice, fruit, homemade muffins or breakfast bread, and her favorite coffee. Be sure to add a special note like the one shown here! 

Image: The Idea Room


The Ultimate Gardener’s Basket

If your mom loves to spend time gardening, then she’ll love this beautiful basket idea! Fill it with everything she needs to spend an afternoon potting and planting, including garden gloves, a garden mat, gardening tools, flower or vegetable seeds, gardening sheers a drink container, and more! 

Image: Flickr


Flowers, Chocolate and Wine Bucket

A beautiful basket doesn’t have to be over-the-top expensive to warm mom’s heart! Simply choose a pretty bucket or basket and fill it with a pot of flowers, specialty chocolate, and a bottle of wine. It’s so simple but so heartfelt! 

Image: HubPages


Spa in a Box

What we love about this basket is the pretty container! Filled with tissue paper and pretty spa essentials like a scented candle, bath salts, and lotion –  this is one basket mom won’t forget. 

Image: Pinterest


Sweet Treats Bakery Basket

Sometimes, the simplest Mother’s Day gifts are the sweetest – like this basket filled with homemade cookies tied up with an adorable “I Love You Mom” tag.  Download the free “I Love You Mom” tag HERE.

Image: Polkadot Chair


“Mom-Osa” Bar Basket

Start mom’s day off right with this Mom-Osa basket filled with two champagne glasses, champagne, orange juice, lemonade, and fresh fruit. She’ll never forget this basket!

Image: Crisp Collective


Perfectly Purple Basket

The best way to assemble a beautiful basket – even if it is small – is to start with a theme and then, if you like, choose a color theme. This simple, but so elegant, purple basket is the perfect example of how you can create a memorable basket without breaking the bank. 

Image: Apple Valley Girl


Coffee Lover’s Basket

For the mom who just has to have her caffeine, this coffee lover’s basket has it! Purchase a cute crate from the craft store and fill it with her favorite coffee, a new mug, coffee flavorings, and snacks she loves to nibble on while drinking her coffee. Don’t forget to add a flower and a pretty Mother’s Day card!

Image: Hair Out of Place


Mother’s Day Picnic Basket

Treat Mom to a special day with the family by taking her on a picnic. It’s such a simple gesture that she’ll love! Fill a picnic basket (or any basket) with a throw, cloth napkins, cups, a frisbee (or other outdoor games), snacks, and drinks. Be sure to tuck in a bottle of sunscreen and bug spray. 

Image: The Crafted Sparrow


Vacation Beach Basket

Get mom excited about the sunny summer beach days ahead with this fun beach basket! Fill it with sunscreen, a beach towel, flip flops, Aloe Vera gel, a drink cup, a hat, and a few snacks for a gift that will get her excited for fun family times ahead. 

Image: Pinterest


$15 DIY Dollar Tree Gift Basket

No one says you have to spend a fortune to create a beautiful and memorable basket for your mom. Head to the Dollar Store and choose a variety of things you know she’ll love – from a brush and barrettes to a loofah sponge and a pretty scented candle. She’ll appreciate all the thoughtfulness that went into creating a basket just for her. (To make it look extra pretty, choose a color theme and carry it throughout!)

Image: Prudent Penny Pincher


Craft Basket

Kids aren’t the only ones who love to craft! Surprise mom with a grown-up style craft basket of her favorite craft supplies or a new hobby she might like to try. 

Image: HGTV Lifestyle


Movie n’ Chill Night Basket

If mom loves to curl up at night and watch a movie to relax, give her what she loves and then some! Fill a cute popcorn bowl with a movie or two, her favorite candy, and her movie-watching snacks, and then… leave mama be. 

Image: The Scrap Shoppe Blog


Lavender Basket with Homemade Lavender Scrub

Lavender is such a beautiful scent – this basket would be perfect for a busy mom who needs some time to relax and unwind. To make it extra special, you can make the easy four-ingredient homemade lavender scrub, too. For the lavender scrub how-to, visit The Blondielocks

Image: The Blondielocks


Happy Hour Gift Basket

Happy hour can’t come soon enough when you’re a busy mom. Fill this fun basket with her favorite bottle of wine, wine glasses, crunchy bread or appetizers, and grapes. 

Image: Ask Deb


Coffee Break Basket

Most moms are so busy that a little caffeine pick-me-up is so appreciated. Give her a boost with a coffee-themed basket filled with a mug, ground coffee, creamer, flavored syrups, biscotti, and more. 

Image: My Thirty One


Mother’s Day Gift in a Jar

How cute is this simple Mother’s Day gift? Mason jars make a perfect “basket!” And, the beauty of it is, you can fill it with anything you like. Download the cute Mother’s Day printable tag HERE!

Image: Polkadot Chair


Cozy Slippers

No one says you have to use a traditional basket – get creative! These cozy slippers are a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Fill with nail polish, nail files, lotion, perfume, and anything else you think mom will like. 

Image: Pretty Providence


Manicure Basket

For a super affordable and easy Mother’s Day gift, fill a pail or bucket with nail products from your local Dollar Store. Fill it with cotton balls and then add a fresh bunch of flowers for the finishing touch. Easy and special!


Image: HubPages


Mom’s Night In Gift Basket

For every mom who’s in serious need of a night off, this basket has it all. Fill it with everything to help her relax and take the night off, including magazines, nail polish & remover, lotions, loofah sponge, and more. 

Image: Everyday Dishes


Mom’s Emergency Stash

Her very own stash of candy! Whether you fill a basket with her favorite sweet treats or you get a plastic box like the one shown here, she’s gonna love knowing what’s inside is ALL hers.

Image: Eighteen25


Mama’s Baking Basket

Got a mama who loves to bake? This baking basket is the perfect way to show you care. Fill with a pretty apron, a batter bowl, cookie mix, sprinkles, measuring spoons, and more. 

Image: Bless This House


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