7 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Mom Will Love

7 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Mom Will Love

There’s a meme circulating around the Internet right now about classical composer Mozart that reads, “If you ever feel bad about procrastinating, just remember that Mozart wrote the overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered.”

While Wolfgang Amadeus is certainly of the genius variety, this little tidbit of information goes to show that fabulous things can still be accomplished even if you’re doing it at, say, the last minute.

That brings us to Mother’s Day (which is this Sunday) and, more specifically, to the topic of Mother’s Day gift ideas. Maybe you’ve simply not had the time to shop around, or perhaps you’ve already gotten your gifts for Mom and want to go the extra mile. Either way, here are seven last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that Mom will love.

A Beauty Box Subscription

Want to give a gift that keeps on giving? Opt for a beauty box subscription service. These are all the rage right now and, as a result, you have a ton of different places to choose from. We like the idea of getting a 3-month, 6-month or 1-year subscription, but several beauty box subscription companies have special Mother’s Day or limited edition boxes you can buy one time.

This “Subscription Box Gift Ideas for Moms” roundup on the My Subscription Addiction blog is an excellent place to start. Other beauty box companies to consider include MemeBox (Korean beauty), RocksBox (high end jewelry) and Graze (snack foods).

Breakfast in Bed

This is a classic, but you could serve mom her morning meal in bed every day of her life and she’d probably never get sick of the service! The key is to create a meal that’s well balanced and loaded with love. Check out the “Breakfast in Bed Recipes” article posted on the Rachael Ray website. It’s a list of twenty five delightful ideas that includes creative ideas such as “Eggs in Clouds,” “Stuffed French Toast” and a sweet Bloody Mary cocktail.

A Mani/Pedi (Gift Basket or Spa)

Every gal loves being pampered, so why not give her what she loves? You can schedule a mani/pedi for Mom on a day you know she’s available, or you can pick up a gift card and let her decide when to go.

Another idea is to create your own mani/pedi gift basket. All you need is a basket, a bit of tissue paper (to make it look pretty), a pumice stone, a nail file, some nice lotion and two or three nail polishes.

Extraordinary Flowers

We’re tickled over this curated list of “Beyond the Bouquet” DIY flower arrangements featured on the Martha Stewart website. “Delight can be found in the unexpected, so make Mom’s day by surprising her with one — or more! — of these whimsical arrangements,” the site reads.

We recommend considering what her favorite flowers are and heading to a local flower shop, which will undoubtedly be open in the days leading up to Mother’s Day. Our favorite idea is the single exotic flower in a stunning vase.

Family Photos

This is a particularly great option for those of you “shopping” at the last minute for Mother’s Day gifts. Moms love family pictures — or pictures of their baby/kiddo(s) — and all you have to do is hand her card with a hand-written voucher for family pics and you’re all set.

You can arrange a session with a photographer beforehand, or you can let her choose her favorite local photographer and schedule a session day together.

A Virtual Shopping Spree

Here’s what you do: Choose three to five of her favorite online retailers and get her a gift card to each place. The gift amounts don’t have to be exorbitant, but they should be enough to cover the cost of an item and shipping. Next, arrange the gift cards (if you buy online, these will be printed vouchers) in a thoughtful way and present them to her on Mother’s Day. We like the idea of a mini scavenger hunt or a series of envelopes. Anything that draws out the fun is a good route to take.

She’ll have so much fun heading to the different online stores and choosing what to buy. It truly will feel like a shopping spree! Plus, the fact that you chose multiple stores (her favorites, even!) will show that you put some energy into the gift.

A Truly Useful Mother’s Day Coupon Book

With the potential to be free, a hand-created “Mother’s Day Coupon Book” is a classic gift perfect for those on a budget. Plus, mom will certainly love handing in those coupons throughout the year. You’re only limited by your imagination with this one, but here are a few ideas to get you started:

– “Get Out of House Free” Coupon (no questions asked, she just gets a day out by herself!)

– “You Win This Argument” Coupon (she can hand it over mid-discussion or argument and you have to back away)

– “One Major Chore Completed Without Fuss” Coupon (this involves you tackling a major household headache, which may or may not include cleaning out the garage)

Ultimately, you want to give her a book full of things she’ll really, really like. A cup of coffee or a hug is nice, but you’d get those things for her any other day of the week. Make this coupon book special!

Photo credit: Fotostudio Pmfoto Valkenswaard I www.pmfoto.nl

This page was last updated on 06/2017
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