5 Great Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

spaThe arrival of Spring means that Mother’s Day is right around the corner. But things can get busy and presents don’t buy themselves. So maybe you’re still scrambling to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Roses, greeting cards, and breakfast in bed are nice, but maybe you’re tried of these gifts.

So here are five great ideas for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that won’t feel last minute to your mom.

1. Online Services

It’s amazing just how many gifts you can order with the click of a button. You can give your mom a subscription to her favorite magazine or an online service like Netflix. Not to mention, if you know your mom’s favorite place to shop or eat, most stores offer virtual gift cards. You can even check out Groupon, which always has great deals.

2. Time Together

Your Mom might appreciate spending time with you and any of your siblings more than any physical gift. If you live close to home and seeing your mom is nothing out of the ordinary, you can take your Mother out for the day. But, remember most restaurants will be booked on Mother’s Day so make sure to reserve ahead. If your mom is the type that likes to stay at home, you can order in and have a movie night. If you live too far away, you could either Skype or really surprise your mom and come home.

3. Weekend Getaway

Just in case you are thinking this gift is too expensive, you would be surprised how affordable weekend getaways can be. Send your mom to her favorite place, a new and exciting destination, or a place where she can simply relax. Make sure to plan around her schedule and pick a weekend where she has the time to leave home. Also, offer to take care of any responsibilities like plant watering or pet feeding that your mom might leave back at home.

4. Spa Day 

If your mom doesn’t have the time for a weekend getaway, sending your mom to a spa for the day might be the perfect idea. Most spas offer packages that can be customized to include the exact combination of facials, massages, and manicures to please your mom. If you want to go the extra mile, you could combine this gift with an online gift like an e-book or Netflix account.

5. Cook Dinner

This gift isn’t about spending time together so much as it’s about making a meal that your mom will love and repaying your mom for all the meals she has cooked for you over the years. Of course, this idea assumes you have a little bit of knowledge in the kitchen because mastering your mom’s favorite recipe might not be a last minute idea. If you are a cooking wizard, though, pour your mom a glass of wine, put on her favorite album, and make her smile as you cook a delicious meal for her.

Don’t forget to follow up each gift with a handwritten card  just to show your mom how much you care.

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By Shondell Varcianna

May 06, 2016