Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Actually Use

DIY gift baskets for mother's day

Spring has sprung, and that means that Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Stumped on what to gift the moms in your life? Just remember, the best gifts are thoughtful and practical… like Epsom salt. Okay, you can’t just give your mom Epsom salt for Mother’s Day, but take a look at these great gift baskets you can build around its many uses:

For Moms Into Yoga

  • Fill a basket with a pretty pair of yoga leggings and tank top, a yoga mat, reusable water bottle, Lärabars, and a carton of Epsom salt to ease sore muscles after a tough class.
  • Include these instructions on the card: 1. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath in a standard-sized bathtub. 2. Soak for at least 12 minutes. 3. Feel your muscles relax and unwind.
  • Note: for human use, the Epsom Salt Council recommends only Epsom salt with the USP designation.

For Moms Who Need a Little “Me-Time”

  • For busy moms, give them a night off with a stack of their favorite magazines, a bottle of wine (or a box of their favorite tea), chocolates, essential oils, and a carton of Epsom salt to help soak the day away.
  • Include these instructions on the card: 1. Add two cups of Epsom salt to your bathwater in a standard-sized tub. 2. Soak for at least 12 minutes. 3. Feel relaxed and sleep like a baby.
  • Note: for human use, the Epsom Salt Council recommends only Epsom salt with the USP designation.

For Moms With a Green Thumb

  • Buy a pair of gardening gloves, a weed puller, shovel, kneeling mat, seeds, and a carton of Epsom salt to help plants grow greener and deliver lush blooms.
  • Include these instructions on the card: 1. Enrich soil by sprinkling 1 cup of Epsom salt per every 100 square feet of dirt. 2. Mix well into soil before planting. 3. Enjoy a beautiful, rich garden.

The best part about these baskets is that they can easily be tailored to your mom’s interests. For instance, swap yoga gear for running gear, magazines for a new e-reader, or seeds for hanging flower baskets. The options are endless. If you build a basket, make sure you share photos with us on social media with #EpsomSalt.

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