7 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day coming up in two short days, you should already have your gift bought/made and day planned.  If you are like a lot of people (no shame), you still have no gift and no clue what to get.  Below is a list of last minute gifts that are meaningful and some are even free.

1. Subscription Services (i.e. FabFitFun, Ipsy, Birchbox, etc.)



If your mother isn’t already subscribed to these services, I highly recommend it.  The fun in this is that you can choose how long they receive it.  For services like Birchbox or Ipsy, it’s only $10/month, which means you can get it for her for an entire year (depending on your budget).  This is truly the gift that keeps on giving.



2. Mani/Pedi


Everyone wants to be pampered and there is no better feeling than a fresh mani/pedi.  Treat your mother to the spa or salon where she can get away from errands and just focus on herself for once.  This might not be what your mom wants to do on Mother’s Day, so try to do it the day before or the day after.


3. Clean house


Every mom wants a clean house, when she is away (running errands, working, etc.), clean the house from top to bottom.  Bonus points if you do the dishes and ALL of the laundry.

4. Car wash/detail

cleaning car

The cleaning doesn’t stop with the house.  Treat your mother to a car wash and detailing (including removing any of the kids/husband’s junk).  If your mom is anything like ours, this won’t be hard (her car is always very clean) but will be greatly appreciated.

5. Breakfast in bed


Make a breakfast-in-bed menu the night before and let her check off what she wants.  Make sure you set your alarm and wake up before she does to prepare the meal (hint: make sure it’s still warm when she gets it).   Some moms would prefer to eat at a table, if this is the case, make a really nice place setting and treat her to breakfast that way.  Oh yeah, make sure you clean up afterwards 😉

6. Plan dinner


While reservations at a nice restaurant may seem like a great gift, all moms really want is time for everyone to enjoy each other’s company.  Instead of going out to eat, plan a nice dinner at the house where it’s not too noisy and much more intimate.  Try to have dinner outside (weather permitting) and again, remember to clean up afterwards.

7. Frame Photo(s)


With photos being stored on phones, computers and the cloud nowadays, framing a photo or two has become even more special.  Have the photo printed and placed in a nice frame.  Some ideas of photos to use could be a photo of her children/family, of her and her mother, of her and a special someone, etc.  If you’re really feeling adventurous, plan a mini shoot with your siblings to be printed for Mother’s Day (make the shoot a surprise).


What am I doing for Mother’s Day?   Exactly what NOT to do:  Completely renovating the kitchen.  While surprising your mother with a new kitchen is nice in theory, we all know this is a long process so really it like “surprise mom!  you can’t use your kitchen for a month!”  Oh well, you live and you learn.

What are you guys doing for Mother’s Day?  Let me know in the comments below 🙂




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