Gift Ideas: Mother's Day

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Good news: No matter how old you are, mom still truly loves your homemade gifts.

Better news: As an adult you can up the ante on crayon-and-construction-paper creations by treating her to the best of your home-baked treats, delivered in an elegant container she can use and display for years to come.

Show off your cooking skills by making your specialty — the fabulous chocolate torte guests always rave about, the banana-pecan bread mom says she loves, the lemon bars or homemade truffles that disappear first at any party — or go for a sentimental favorite by making the cookies or muffins she taught you to bake as a child.

Deliver your creations in a stylish piece she can keep and use forever, like an whimsical bread basket or space-saving tiered plate stand, and she'll be able to savor your made-with-love treats immediately and be reminded of this Mother's Day every time she uses your gift again. Not much of a cook? Adapt the same idea with a thoughtful selection of coffees or wines, playing to her tastes and offering her harder-to-find options that you've taken the time to track down. Present your themed gift in an attractive storage unit she'll want to keep using, like a small wine rack or coffee storage unit.

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