This Mother’s Day as we all know is a little bit different. Covid-19 has caused a lot of us including myself to think outside the box when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, Easter Sunday, and now Mother’s Day.
Well, I’ve decided to pamper my mom with a gift basket. With so may available options, it’s no wonder more people are choosing gift baskets as a way to express gratitude for a job well done. In this case, the “job well done” was raising my siblings and I to be civilized adults despite our propensity to make that an almost impossible task. I thought pretty long and hard about this and I think I’m going to get mom a home spa gift basket so that she can pamper herself in the one place she feels completely comfortable…at home.
A friend of mine sent me the same gift basket last year after I received a promotion at work and I can tell you from experience that the salts, rubs and bath oils contained within had me wanting to stay in the bath all weekend long for several weeks after.
To make it so her, I’m combining it with some gourmet options so that she can indulge in the delectable offerings from some dope gourmet food shops I’ve had the chance to visit. It’s true that theirs no better way to a person’s heart than through the stomach, at least in my family. Of course, there’s always the chocolate gift basket. This would inevitably be met with gratitude until the chocolates are all gone, at which point I would be reminded that I “forced” mom off her diet. Then again, I imagine dad would be all too happy to help alleviate her of the responsibility of enjoying all the wonderful chocolates contained theirin. To be honest, it’s hard to choose just one thing to send. So customizing it allows our mom even more items to enjoy.
I guess that’s the toughest part of buying a mother’s day gift. How can you possibly express all the feelings you have toward someone who has give you so much of herself with just one gift? The nice thing about gift baskets is that they are, indeed, much more than just one gift. In fact, a gift baskets almost guarantees me that mom will find something she can enjoy, and that’s just one of the things I have to be grateful for on Mother’s Day. Plus, I know she’s tired of the brunch and perfume we get her every year.
What are you grabbing your mom for this quarantine Mother’s Day?