Mother's Day Gift Basket Ideas

Make one of these for the woman who has everything and insists she wants nothing.

For the Sentimental Mom
A stylish file box to keep everything organized on her desk. RS pick: Semikolon Folder Box, $32,
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Elegant stamp holder. Since she still sends a hand-written note, she'll need to keep her roll of stamps easily accessible.
RS pick: Pewter Stamp Holder, $35,

Personalized rubber stamp. Upgrade her correspondence with a custom return address stamp. RS pick: Pearl Border Custom Stamp, $30,

Address book. To keep all her contacts organized and up to date. RS pick: Robin's Egg Blue Saffian Address Book, $31,

Interview journal. Have her fill in this thought-provoking journal and see your mother in a whole new light. RS pick: My Mom: Her Stories, Her Words, $10,

Monogrammed stationery. Whether for thank you notes, sympathy cards, or just-because, you can't go wrong with a personalized set. RS pick: Monogram Notes, $15 for 8 cards and envelopes,

Also See: Note-Writing Tips for Any Occasion

For the Mom Who Loves to Entertain
A festive ice bucket perfect for chilling that bottle of bubbly or keeping at hand while mixing drinks. RS pick: Ice Bucket, $34,

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Coordinating coasters. Her bar set doesn't need to be completely matched, but look for coasters in a complementary pattern. RS pick: Rosehips Floral Coasters. Unfortunately, this item is no longer available. Find similar coasters at

Drink mixer. Keep a bottle of her favorite drink mix in stock for any impromptu get-togethers. RS pick: Stonewall Kitchen Mimosa Mixer, $9,

Champagne flutes. What better way to toast than with a set of elegant flutes? RS pick: Ocassions Flutes, $10 for 4,

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For the Mom Who Loves to Garden
A patterned watering can, so everything can come up roses. RS pick: Celia Birtwell Watering Can, $54,
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Gardening tools. Get her flowerbeds off to a good start with the right tools.
RS pick: Soboten Heirloom Trowel, $8.50,

Seed Packets. If you're unsure of her favorite bloom, a wildflower mix is always sure to please. RS pick: Assorted seed packets, $2 per pack, for stores.

Gardening gloves and hand cream. Protect her hands while digging in the soil and after she's done. RS picks: West Chester Leather Women's Gloves, $4, and Crabtree & Evelyn Gardners Hand Therapy, $18 for 3.4 oz.,

Also See: The Black Thumb Guide to Gardening

For the Mom Who Deserves a Getaway
A chic straw tote for carrying all of her beach or pool-side essentials. RS pick: Stripe Farmer's Market Tote. Unfortunately, this item is no longer available. Find a similar tote at
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Bright flip flops. You can't go wrong with a classic sandal in the color of the season.
RS pick: Two-Tone Skinny Flip Flops. Unfortunately, this item is no longer available. Find similar flip flops at

Plush beach towel. Perfect for lounging about and drying off, bigger is better when it comes to beach towels. RS pick: Chevron Beach Towel. Unfortunately, this item is no longer available. Find similar towels at

Stylish sunglasses. The right pair can add a certain je ne sais quoi to her beach ensemble. RS pick: Ray Ban Sunglasses, $110, for stores.

Lightweight scarf. As the sun goes down, she'll need something to wrap up in. RS pick: Ostrich Scarf. Unfortunately, this item is no longer available. Find similar scarves at

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