This Mother's Day Spa Gift Basket is part of a paid Megan Media and Dove blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed are my own. #BeautyIs #DovePartner
Mother's Day is rapidly approaching and I'm just now starting to plan. If you're like me and running short on ideas to make the day special for your mom, grandma, mother-in-law, or wife then you need to start thinking about things far in advance. You'll need time to plan and create the perfect gift and experience for her on her special day.
On some Mother's Days we've gone all out and done a fancy brunch a restaurant on the water complete with mimosas and hand carved meats. But this year we're going for something budget friendly but still memorable.
We're going to do a brunch at home and with a Southwestern Cast Iron Skillet frittata and full spread of fruits and other meats to celebrate. But honestly, the meal? That's the easy part.
What do you buy the mother in your life you're celebrating that has everything and if she doesn't already have it, could easily buy it for herself? It's tough right isn't it?
My moms (my mother-in-law is included in that) and grandmas decided several years ago that instead of giving each other Mother's Day gifts, we'd instead deposit the money we would have spent into our girl's 529 accounts for college savings.
This is a super-practical idea and has worked for so long but sometimes you just find a gift idea that is so perfect, you need a special occasion to gift it. That special gift for me is the new Dove Beauty Bar. These bars, available until June, have the words real, love, care, and kind engraved on them. When I saw them, I instantly thought of my mom.
Not only is a Dove Beauty Bar a mild cleansing bar but it contains DEFI technology, which is a unique blend of cleaners and moisturizers that leave your skin feeling soft and smooth without irritating, the way other soaps do. These gentle cleansers reveal beautiful, radiant skin each time you use them. Who doesn't want that?!
You see a few years ago when the movie, The Help, came out she and I watched that together while my husband was out of town and instantly fell in love with it. And the quote from the movie, “You is smart. You is kind. You is important.” makes me think of my mom. So when I saw the words on the Dove beauty bars it reminded me of this memory of having a little girl time and enjoying the movie together, just the two of us.
But it didn't seem fitting to just hand my mom a bag full of soaps. If I'm going to give a gift, I want to make it thoughtful, practical, and memorable.
So instead of that bag of soaps, I created this Mother's Day Spa Gift Basket by upcycling a cheap beverage bucket into a stunning and useful container using gold spray paint. I'm the most uncraftiest of them all (some skill, eh) and I impressed myself with this one.
My mom's always been a sucker for spa days (who isn't?!) and this is a way for her to pamper herself even when she can't make it to the spa and have someone else do the work for her.
You, too, can create this easy Mother's Day Spa Gift Basket by using the list below.
Mother's Day Spa Gift Basket
- Versatile storage container. It'll double as the gift bag for your “basket” but also be something your mom can use once all of her goodies are long gone.
- Filler. You can either buy some towels or just use colored tissue paper to prop your fillers up.
- Wine. Because…well, it's wine and what woman doesn't like to receive wine?!
- Dove Beauty Bars. These new bars have words engraved into them that are so encouraging and heartfelt. More Dove products and information can be found on Dove.com to fill up your basket.
- Washcloths and bath pouf to get those Dove beauty bars all sudsy and exfoliates your skin.
- Scented candle. This candle smells like the beach but you can help her feel like she's escaping to an oasis with any of her favorite scents.
Would your mom enjoy this Mother's Day Spa Gift Basket? How are you helping celebrate that special woman in your life this year?