May is here. Mother’s Day is next week! I love celebrating moms, and MY mom especially. For gifts, we usually get her flowers, and I love creating detailed gift baskets around a theme, so I headed to my local Wal-mart to see what I could find around a quilting theme for a Mother’s Day gift basket.
My mom loves to quilt; she’s made each of my boys baby quilts that are super sweet and special! Last year I spent the winter months going to her quilting group and sewing a sailboat quilt for my boys. Don’t ask to see it. 🙂
One thing we always did at the quilting group was start out with a cup of hot tea. Mmmm… I tell you, nothing makes you feel like a real quilting group quite like sitting around with a cup of tea in hand. I even brought over some of my Bigelow Tea stash one day!
For my mom, I wanted to update her tea stash for Mother’s Day. She’s gotten really into drinking green tea and herbals, and I knew Bigelow has a wide variety of flavors and blends! Plus, I know Bigelow – they’re a family-owned company (based right here in Connecticut) that makes quality teas right here in America! That’s why they’re known as #AmericasTea!
I also thought getting her a variety of teas would be cool, because it’s like a patchwork quilt of colors in her basket! Nifty, right?
I originally thought of taking the tea packets out of the boxes, because they come in separate foil pouches for freshness, so I could have arranged them in a quilt pattern or something…. and I might try that idea someday. But I had too much tea (is there such a thing!?) and I wouldn’t have been able to fit it all in the basket (yes, I had a hard time picking just a few, so I got my mom SIX tea boxes!).
Wal-mart had some rustic “chicken-wire” style baskets that seemed vintage and “quilty” and I also picked up a quilter’s magazine and some needles and notions for my mom to add to her quilting stash too. Plus a cute travel mug for putting her tea in.
“Love You Forever,” Mom!
Tips for a Mother’s Day Gift Basket
Putting together a tea gift basket is super easy (especially if you’re last minute like me!), and makes a fantastic gift. There’s so many ways people can drink and use teas: hot, iced, with lemonade, tea bag baths and “home spa” treatments, flavoring baked goods. Even if your giftee isn’t a “tea person” you could include a tag with some recipe ideas for them!).
- A magazine or two (think hobbies, travel, cooking, entertainment – whatever reminds you most of “them!”).
- A travel mug (who doesn’t love a cute new mug).
- Little gift items (like craft supplies for my mom, perhaps travel sized products for your traveling friend, or how about a decorative spoon, honey, and a lemon for a serious tea enthusiast!).
Creating a tea gift basket doesn’t have to be expensive to look a little “over-the-top” and be an exciting gift to give and receive! Bigelow teas aren’t just tasty, but their boxes are also pretty and add color to the gift basket!
What would you put into a Bigelow Tea gift basket?
Looking for more Mother’s Day Inspiration? Check out the Bigelow Tea Board: