Thoughtful DIY gift baskets for Mother’s Day

  • 5 minutes
  • 30 April 2020

Mother’s Day has always been an opportunity to celebrate all the Mums, all they do and all the love they give. However, with social distancing limiting our options this year, we need to re-imagine how we show our love and gratitude;put a smile on Mum’s face (and a tear in her eye) with these super thoughtful DIY gift basket ideas!

If it’s not possible to put it together and drop off yourself, we’ve also included some companies who do all the work for you!

Thoughtful DIY gift baskets for Mother’s Day | ModularWalls

DIY picnic hamper

If there’s lovely backyard with a patch of green grass available, this is the perfect way to prompt her to get some fresh air. Some items you could include involve:

  • Picnic basket with cutlery holders
  • Picnic rug
  • Cheese board and knife set
  • An array of her favourite snacks
  • Bottle of wine
  • Sunglasses or a fun, wide-brimmed hat
  • Vintage-inspired sun umbrellas from Sunday Supply Co
  • Rattan beach chairs (if Mum prefers a little back support!) from Byron Bay Hanging Chairs


‘Memory Lane’ gift basket

In this highly digital age, we sometimes forget how special it is to have printed photos. If they’re the sentimental type, give old photos new life and create a treasure trove of memories!

Have a photo book made express, go vintage with a beautiful photo album or even get crafty with a scrapbook. Many photo labs also convert hard copy photos into digital files, which is perfect for a digital photo frame. You could even top off the basket with small, nostalgic items; a fun snack you both enjoyed, a book you loved to read together or a movie you watched to death!

Movie Night DIY gift basket for Mother’s Day | ModularWalls

‘Movie Night Done Right’ DIY gift basket

Speaking of movies, why not create something to make the nightly Netflix spree a bit more special?

Gift all the fixin’s of an epic movie night, including:

‘Keep Calm & Drink Tea’ DIY hamper

Thank her for all the days of devouring pretend ‘food’ and sipping on pretend ‘tea’ by gifting her a proper tea party! Some hamper-stuffers could involve:

‘Caffeine Addict’ basket

We all have a bit more time on our hands to enjoy the small moments of joy and create rituals around what brings us happiness. Gift mum a premium cuppa this year with a coffee lover’s dream basket, including:

Spa Day DIY gift basket for Mother’s Day | ModularWalls

‘Relax, Renew, Refresh’ spa day hamper

Self care is what it’s all about. Gift mum a little R&R time with a hamper that features:

  • Bath bombs or Epsom salts
  • Scented candle or incense
  • Face masks
  • DIY body scrub
  • Luxe skincare
  • Facial oils
  • Nail polish and nail care kit
  • Fluffy robe and slippers
  • Voucher for one free massage from Dad
  • Bottle of bubbly!

‘Wine Not’ DIY wine tasting crate

If mum’s a bit of an oenophile, take her on an exquisite wine tasting journey! With a bit of research, you can create a beautiful hamper that includes:

  • A selection of wines (typically sparkling, white, rose, red and dessert, or you can tailor to her tastes!)
  • Tasting notes for each bottle
  • Wine-pairing recipe for each bottle
  • Wine bottle aerator
  • Wine bottle stoppers, for air-tight storage
  • New set of wine glasses
  • Wine decanter or carafe

DIY ‘Stay-cation’ kit

If you can’t go on a vacation, bring the vacation to you! Sometimes, we just need to get away…even if it’s only a few metres away. Set up the perfect stay-cation with the following kit:

‘Green Thumbs Up’ garden basket

If mum has a bit of a green thumb, there’s nothing nicer than receiving some new plant babies for the garden! Some ideas include:

‘Cork-n-Canvas’ paint and sip gift basket

If she’s the creative type — or just after a laugh — create the perfect crafternoon experience! Some ideas might include:

  • Acrylic paints, paint brushes and masonry jar (for water)
  • Personalised painter’s palette
  • Canvas (or card, for easy recycling)
  • A bottle of something fun, or a cocktail-making kit
  • Handmade invitation to a Zoom/Facetime painting party, with a link to a YouTube paint and sip tutorial or Bob Ross episode!
Good pair days

Long-distance gift basket ideas

If you’re unable to create or drop off a DIY gift basket, there are also plenty of companies who can help you out! As a bonus, you can feel good about supporting someone’s business, to boot.

Some beautiful delivery gift ideas include:

If you’re lucky enough to be able to be with your mum this year, you can also check out our list of meaningful DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas!

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