What to Put in a Mother’s Day Gift Hamper

Thinking of assembling a Mother’s Day gift hamper? Here are some incredible items to include, which will send any mom over the moon!

Just when you realize that Mother’s Day is approaching, it’s time to face the ultimate dilemma: What to give Mom for Mother’s Day? An easy solution to this dilemma is to give her a hamper with things she would love.

Hampers have become a top choice for gifts over the years. These days, people hand them out as gifts on any occasion.

So what makes a good Mother’s Day hamper? Are you feeling clueless about what items to add? Here is a list of things you should consider including while assembling a hamper for your mom.

Food Items

Food items are a great choice for a Mother’s Day gift hamper. If you are assembling a food-focused hamper, consider including items of a diverse price range. Here are a few products you can add. 

Healthy Snacks

Any mom will appreciate having healthy snacks as a gift. The moment you become a mother, your life becomes busy. It is easy to get carried away and indulge in unhealthy snacks when you are distressed and tired.

If your mom has a hamper full of healthy snacks, she’ll have something to munch on the go. You can ideally add anything from granola bars and vegan snacks to protein powder and supplements, etc.

Add anything healthy to the hamper that you know will boost your mom’s health. Check the label carefully for hidden unhealthy ingredients.

Make sure to add some superfoods like matcha green tea, acai berries, chia seeds, etc. She can add these to her breakfast smoothies or enjoy them as is.

A Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Cheese and charcuterie board items are a great theme for a hamper. Find a variety of cheese and cured meat to pack into your hamper. If you are unsure which items to select, you can find online stores that sell lots of different options.

Other items you can add to this hamper are crackers, gourmet bread, fruits, nuts, chocolate, and wine. You can also throw in a wooden board so that she can easily assemble the charcuterie board the moment she opens the hamper.

The wine can become the highlighted item. Make sure that you choose a nice expensive wine that goes well with cheese. Crisp whites and lighter reds are often recommended for charcuterie boards.


Is the mother you will give the hamper to a chocolate fanatic? Then arrange a chocolate hamper for them! You can go about it a few ways. You can either fill up the entire hamper with convenience store chocolate or get creative with it.

Want to make your hamper look luxurious? Try to follow a theme. Choose a colour and select items that go with it. Choose to focus on one flavour like caramel, coffee or mint chocolate, or get multi-flavoured ones.

Instead of focusing on just chocolate, you can add a few cocoa-based products like hot chocolate powder, chocolate syrup, and even chocolate liqueur! Consider adding gourmet chocolate or chocolate truffle boxes to make your hamper look fancier.

Fruits & Nuts

Moms live such busy lives that they hardly ever get the time to eat fresh and healthy food. They might be serving fruit to their children, but how often do they get to enjoy it themselves?

Young moms who are still breastfeeding need to have enough vitamins and minerals to sustain themselves and their babies. 

Older mothers, especially those who are approaching or going through menopause, need estrogen-enriched dried fruits like prunes, apricots, and dates.

Nuts like pistachio, peanuts, and walnuts are also rich in estrogen. Nuts are crucial for brain and heart health. Fill up your gift hamper with fruits and nuts to give a boost of health to the mother who will receive it!

Baked Goods

Thinking of giving an indulgent Mother’s Day hamper? Choose a baked goods hamper. From brownies and cookies to artisan bread and macaroons, baked goods are always a crowd pleaser. 

You can add a variety of items to your bakery-inspired Mother’s Day hamper, but make sure you choose both savoury and sweet options.

Find out beforehand whether the mom you will be giving the baked goods hamper to is gluten intolerant. If they are, you must find an assortment of gluten-free baked goods!

Caffeinated Items

Is the mom who will receive your hamper a coffee or tea lover? Send them over the moon with a dedicated caffeine gift hamper. 

For a coffee lover, you can add items like whole or ground coffee beans, creamers, and even small coffee makers like a French press or a siphon coffee maker.

For tea lovers, you can include a variety of teas, like black, green,  white, and herbal. They can enjoy a different type of tea to match up with their mood! You can also add tools that help them make tea or accompaniments like a chiffon cake or biscuit that pair well with the beverage.

Self-care Items

Dedicated moms barely ever get the time to practice self-care. Give her a self-care pamper hamper that will help her take better care of herself! Here are some items you can add to your self-care hampers:

Skincare Products

For a skincare hamper, make sure to add products that help the recipient take better care of their skin. Make sure you include skin care products for both face and body. Try to opt for vegan items that are all-natural and cruelty-free. Some products you can add include:

  • Cleansing products like soaps, shower gels, facial cleansers, etc.
  • Facial toners, creams, serums, treatments, masks and other similar products.
  • Body moisturizers, treatments, scrubs, etc.
  • Aromatherapy body oils, massage oils, etc.
  • Sunscreen. This is crucial for mothers (and everyone else!). It is always a good idea to add at least one clean sunscreen to your skincare hamper.


The stress of motherhood can take a toll on a woman’s hair! To make it worse, a busy mother might never have the time to take care of their hair. Arranging a self-care pamper hamper? The following haircare items would make a great addition:

  • A decent shampoo. Find out her hair type before you settle for one. For example, a mom with dry and rough hair will need a hydrating shampoo. If they have oily hair, opt for a cleansing shampoo that cuts oil.
  • A good conditioner, hair treatment, hair oil, or any other type of hair hydrator.
  • Hair serums, leave-in conditioners, and heat styling protectors.

Sleep & Relaxation Items

Downtime is hard to come by for mothers who are often overworked and tired. Help her relax and get a good night’s rest by adding relaxation items to her Mother’s Day pamper hamper. Here are some items that aid relaxation and sleep:

  • Calming teas like camomile and lavender
  • Aromatherapy candles, essential oil diffusers, etc.
  • Bath salts, bath bombs, fluffy bathrobes, and other items that will help her enjoy a relaxing bath. Spa products are also great for relaxation hampers.
  • A relaxing book


Adding healthcare items is a must for self-care pamper hampers. Mothers who end up neglecting their health can become nutrient deficient. Lack of vital nutrients like calcium and iron is common among busy mothers. Consider adding the following healthcare items to your Mother’s Day hamper:

  • Health care supplements and powders
  • Superfood supplements like turmeric, activated charcoal, etc.
  • Essential oils like black seed and oregano help tackle health problems
  • Health gummies

Luxury Items

Include luxury items in your hamper to indulge your mom or any other mother in your life. Since mothers tend to focus on their children, they are unlikely to spend money on themselves. Here are some luxury items you can include in your Mother’s Day hamper:


Luxury watches are always appreciated by moms who don’t keep their wrists bare. Wristwatches are timeless gifts, and when well kept, they last forever. People often pass down their watches to their children and grandchildren.

It’s always a good idea to give your mom an expensive watch. Find a decent brand and buy a wristwatch she would like. You can consider buying something colourful or go classy with metallic shades like copper, silver, rose gold, etc.


A piece of jewellery can make most women feel loved and appreciated. Get her something special, like a diamond locket or a set of pearl studs. You can give her something that represents her, like a zodiac sign charm bracelet or a birthstone pendant. Personalized jewellery is also a great option if you want to give her something rare and unique.


Do you want a luxury item to be the highlight of your Mother’s Day hamper? Include an expensive perfume. Most expensive perfumes come in aesthetic bottles and beautiful packaging. Steer clear of strong and overwhelming scents (read hypnotic poison). Stick to mild fragrances that have good sillage.

Final Thoughts

Every devoted mother deserves to be indulged. This Mother’s Day, make that special lady of your life feel cherished and appreciated. Now that you know what items can go into your pamper hamper, put together a unique one that will make her ecstatic!






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