She suggests putting all of your mom's favorite things that she can use every day in a big basket. Then, write a little note about the significance of each item. Some suggestions include gum... because mom always sticks with you. Or how about chocolate.. because mom is so sweet. You could even include a box of tissues because mom is always there for you.
Maggie shows us how to make a vase filled with cookies made with love. Use a shish kabob stick and put one gum drop on, followed by a shortbread cookie (the ones with a hole in the middle).. then top with another gum drop. This is a sweet treat that no mom could resist.
For more of Andrea's ideas, she writes a blog along with her sister in California. They have all sorts of ideas to simplify a mom's life including birthday parties, lesson plans, reading tips, do-it-yourself projects, organization tips and holiday ideas.
For more of her great ideas, visit Mommy Lessons 101.