Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Brielle Farmer

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and whether you forgot the date or don’t have much cash to spend, these tips can help make your mom feel like the hero that she is.

Take her to lunch. If you are lucky enough to be with your mom on Mother’s Day, treat her to a nice meal. This can be as inexpensive as you want–you can even cook for her at home. Just make sure to call ahead and pick a place that no one else would think of for Mother’s Day. Chances are, if you wait until Sunday morning, all the typical cafés will be booked.

Roller ball perfume.  Want to treat your mom to a luxurious perfume, but don’t have a hundred dollars to spend? Most high-end perfumes come in travel-sized roller ball or spray packaging for a fraction of the price. She will love this when she’s on the go in the mornings, and every time she use it she will think of you.

Spa day. Mothers deserve relaxation more than anyone, so give her the supplies to treat herself in the comfort of her own home. For an inexpensive spa treatment, give her a bath bomb, body cream, candle and plush robe. She has earned an afternoon of leisure and good skin care.  

Make her anything! Moms love homemade crafts–it’s a fact. Dig through Pinterest or channel your artistic abilities to make something with your own hands. Whether it’s a painting, a sharpie mug, jewelry, a keychain, bath bombs, a bird feeder, a framed picture, a candle, or a blanket–your mom will love it no matter what. Moms love anything made by their children, and even if your project turns out looking deformed, it’s the thought that counts.

Never forget the power of a hand-written card. If you simply can’t translate the love you have for your mom into a physical item, write it out. Don’t waste your money on a generic, overpriced Hallmark card. Find a nice piece of paper and write out a letter. Thank your mom for loving you, supporting you, buying you food and doing your laundry when you go home on the weekends. A well written card will fill your mom with love on her special day, and best of all, it’s free and quick to make.

Photography by Alexandra Seinet