Our Best Mother’s Day Gift Idea: A Better Bouquet

updated May 1, 2019
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(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

The party problem: It’s Mother’s Day! And you have zero presents to give your mom! You could stop at the supermarket and get her flowers, but eh — you want to do something a little more creative and fun for her. (She deserves it!) Oh, and she’s allergic to flowers anyway.

The party trick: Swing by your local kitchen store to pick up a bunch of super-colorful tools and turn them into a cute makeshift bouquet.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

A whisk, rasp grater, spatula, wooden spoon, pair of tongs — almost any tool is fair game. Think about what your mom might need or go for some classics to replace her older stuff. Try to stick to a similar color scheme (we used yellow because it’s so cheery!) or go totally wacky and pick up an assortment of all the colors.

Then get some pretty paper (tissue paper or wrapping paper will do the trick) and lay it out on a table. Remove all of the packaging from the tools — especially those price tags! — and lay the tools down diagonally in the top right corner of the paper. Carefully wrap the paper around the handles of the tools just like you would wrap the stems of flowers. Secure the paper with twine or tape, add a gift tag, and you’ve got a bouquet of kitchen tools!

We’re guessing it’ll last a whole lot longer than the real stuff. And no one has to scramble to put them in water.

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