I popped into our local supermarket and handed my daughter a shopping basket - that was perfect, because I really didn't want to have to shove an entire shopping trolley's worth of groceries into the resulting gift basket, because we all know that a girl will definitely shop until no more shopping can be physically done!
We filled the basket with all sorts of treats, biscuits, crackers, chocolate, grapes, cheese and a couple of bottles of wine - mostly for the appearance of the bottle, rather than the quality of the wine - I'm not that good at selecting great wines, so I just look for a nice looking label (typical guy huh!)
Armed with our goodies, we headed down to the dollar store and selected a suitable size basket to pop it all in. lined the basket with gift paper, placed everything in, and job done! we had enough change from $50 to grab a chocolate milkshake, a coffee and a muffin, each ;-)
This idea is so simple that I wont be waiting for mothers day in the future, its going to be an any-time gift. Just don't think less of me when one of the baskets contains a few more of the essentials, like apples, kraft cheese slices and a couple of bottles of milk - its the thought that counts, right?