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Easter is over and it’s time to think about Mother’s Day! So today, I’m sharing how to make a Mother’s Day Garden Gift Basket that any mom would love AND on a budget!

Create a Mother's Day Garden Gift Basket for about $25!

In case you haven’t noticed, I LOVE shopping at the 99 Cents Only Stores. I know I will always find great products (name brands too), home goods, and fresh food for my family at phenomenal prices. And this year, it’s been especially important for me to be extra frugal because my oldest daughter is graduating from high school and I’ve been dealing with the high cost of her senior year expenses. This month, we’re prepping for her senior prom. We’ve been shopping for her dress, shoes, accessories, and making hair/makeup appointments…can we say cha-ching! So shopping at the 99 Cents Stores for budget-friendly items and gifts has been necessary and tremendously helpful for my budget.

Of course, with Mother’s Day just around the corner, I headed to my local 99 Cents Only store to see if I could put together a gift worthy of any mom. And guess what?! I found more than enough gift items to create a fabulous gift basket for mom! I found items to create a tea basket, a spa & beauty basket, a craft basket, and more. But ultimately, the wide assortment of garden items won me over and I decided to create a Mother’s Day Garden Gift Basket. And the best part, it only cost about $25!

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Mother’s Day Garden Gift Basket

Mother's Day Garden Gift Basket Idea

Mother's Day Garden Gift Basket items

Supplies (click on image to print):99 Cents Only Mother's Day Garden Gift Basket Shopping List

How to make and assemble:Arrange Mother's Day Garden Gift Items

To create the Mother’s Day Garden Gift Basket, use a large pot for the ‘basket’ and arrange all of the items into it.

Options: If adding more soil bags or using smaller pots, place the soil bags under the pots as a base.

Wrapping Mother's Day Garden Gift Basket

Take one roll of cellophane wrap and cut enough to reach up to the top of basket items, plus 8-10 inches. Take the second roll of cellophane wrap and cut to the same size as the first cellophane wrap. Overlap the cellophane pieces lengthwise by 2″ – 3″. Tape the pieces together only in the center where the pot will be placed.

cut wrap

Cut a 12″ piece of ribbon and set aside within reach. Place the pot over the taped area and carefully begin to gather the wrap over the items. If there are areas where the cellophane is a little short, simply tuck them in between the rest of the cellophane. When all the cellophane is gathered around the pot, tightly tie the ribbon around the top. Next, grab the loose cellophane at the top and cut straight across, making sure to leave at least 8″ of cellophane at the top.

Tip: If the leftover cut cellophane is wide enough, save it to make Candy Leis.


Cut 5 – 18″ length ribbon strands. Tie the strands around the top of the cellophane and curl.

Mother's Day Garden Gift Basket

Mother's Day Gift Basket

Top with the hat and this Mother’s Day Garden Gift Basket is ready to be gifted!

How will you #99YourMothersDay?

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  1. I really love your basket you made for MD!! I hope you have a nice one.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  2. As a gardener, I love this idea. It’s a great Mother’s Day gift idea for the backyard gardener. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  3. What good gift ideas for mothers! I bet my mom would love this too she loves gardening so much.

  4. What a fun Mother’s Day gift idea! I love using a pot as the “basket,” and that hat on top is the perfect finishing touch. My Mom loves to garden, so I’m totally using this idea! Thanks for sharing! #client