The children shouldn’t be the only ones visited by the Easter Bunny this year, surprise mom with an Easter basket full of inexpensive gifts she will love.
Inexpensive Easter Basket Filler Ideas For Mom: Because She Deserves An Easter Treat Too!
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1. Ditch The Easter Basket
Unless your mom is has a love for baskets, opt for an alternative that won’t end up as yet one more piece of clutter she has to deal with. Steal the idea from the main picture of this post and use a coffee or tea cup instead–or perhaps mom needs a new travel mug or water container (this is my favorite brand–very durable and keeps beverages cold or hot for hours on end).
Be creative and think of one item mom needs or wants that could be filled up with a few small items to celebrate Easter. If you are all out of ideas, use a brown paper gift bag and on the outside scribble reasons why you love her all over the sides of it.
2. Gift Cards For Favorite Beverages
Starbucks specialty coffees. Sweet tea from Chick-Fil-A or McAlister’s. Or perhaps your woman is more of a fountain pop (or soda) type gal. A gift card to wherever sells her favorite sipping pleasure is a much-appreciated gift.
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Most moms will agree with me when I say don’t get me the cheap dollar store bunny. I am a mom, I put up with strange, unusual punishment…like being asked the same question hundreds of times in a row. I deserve good chocolate for my troubles. I love Green and Black’s organics dark chocolate.
Don’t know what the favorite chocolate of the woman in your life is? chances are there is a bar of it hidden somewhere in the cupboards or the bedroom or both. Either that or wrapper evidence.
4. Reading Material
Does mom love to read books? Get her an Amazon gift card or one to her favorite gift store. If she loves magazines, you could get her the latest issue of the one you know she likes, but rarely treats herself to.
5. A Framed Picture Of Loved Ones
I know I am not alone on this one, women love framed photographs of loved ones, and nothing is more of a gift than not having to pick out the print, send it to the printers and frame it all by ourselves. Dollar stores sell inexpensive great looking frames. If the woman in your life is a mom of little ones, you can have them embellish the frame with their own personal touch for an even more heartwarming gift.
A bunch of fresh cut flowers from Aldi is under $5. Sure, they won’t fit in a basket, but they can be put beside it. A blooming potted plant is a close second (or first with green thumb women who can keep it alive, unlike brown thumb women like me). You could also give her a packet of wildflower seeds that she can plant and enjoy all season long.
7. Words Of Love
Inside your mom’s Easter basket place a handwritten note from yourself that lists a few reasons why you love her chances are years from now you will still be able to find it tucked inside that folder she keeps in her dresser of notes from loved ones.
8. Scents She Loves
Does your mom love scented candles? Pick her up a spring scented one.
Is your mom more of an essential oil person? Get her an essential oil kit that will make her home smell like spring.
Or perhaps your mom loves scented soaps or lotions. If she does, there are plenty out there that would fit into whatever you chose as an Easter basket alternative.
9. Bubbles And Quiet
If the mom you are buying for has little ones, she may love time to herself to take a long hot bubble bath without little ones knocking on the door.
Make her Easter gift a bottle of bubble bath or a set of bath bombs with a promise of keeping the kids occupied elsewhere while she takes a well-deserved relaxing bath.
10. Go To The Dollar Store And Create This
Flip flop season quickly follows Easter in most parts of the world so why not get mom all she needs to make her feet look pretty for flip flops as an Easter gift. Go to the dollar store and purchase an inexpensive plastic dish tub large enough to soak her feet in (if you have a little more money and you want to splurge, this simple foot tub would be a welcomed gift for home pedicure loving moms).
Whichever tub you pick, be sure to fill it with everything she needs to give herself a pedicure including foot soak (Epsom salt will do), foot scrub, and a new shade of nail polish.
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