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Cheers to the freaking weekend!! How is it already Mother’s Day weekend y’all?? Also- I feel like everyone was wishing their moms Happy Mother’s Day on Facebook all day yesterday and I got super confused and thought I had my days all wrong. Nope! I guess all my friends were just celebrating early??
If you are one of my regular readers then you know I usually save Fridays for my Friday Five, a list of five (usually) random things that I feel need to make it on the blog. Very rarely do these posts have a theme but today’s post is not your norm. This post is for all the procrastinators out there. For anyone who hasn’t purchased their Mom a gift yet or just somehow forgot about Mother’s Day. Oops! Today’s Friday Five is all about last minute gifts for your Mom that are actually thoughtful and look like you put some real time and effort into it, because Moms care about that stuff!
I don’t mention it much on here but my Mom passed away from cancer the summer after I graduated from high school. Mother’s Day was one of her favorite holidays and I still remember what I got her for her final Mother’s Day and even what dress she wore to church that day. I usually try and just forget about the whole day but I think this year I will try and celebrate for her this year. Love you Mom!
So let’s get to these last minute gifts!!
ONE. Flowers. I know, flowers are a pretty cliche gift but if you can, drop a little more money on them than you usually would to show your Mom just how much you really care. Or if you can’t buy flowers pick her some! Moms really love that!!
TWO. Brunch. Take your Mom out to eat for Mother’s Day, or plan to take her somewhere at another time. Sometimes all a Mom wants is to spend time with you one on one and really talk to you, not just make small talk.
THREE. Spa Day. The women in my family rarely spend money on themselves. So when I treat my stepmom or my grandmothers I like to get them gift certificates for mani/pedis or massages. That way they can go when they want to and it’s something they wouldn’t normally get for themselves.
FOUR. Skincare. Like I mentioned above, the women in my family don’t spend money on themselves. Being the skincare junkie that I am I love to treat them to products I know they would love (and that I trust) that I know they wouldn’t buy for themselves. I have mentioned on here that I am a huge IT Cosmetics fan. They recently sent me their Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Super Cream and Confidence in an Eye Cream and I just happen to know some ladies in my family that would love these!!
FIVE. Tickets. Do you know what your Mom’s favorite band is? Or know a show she has been dying to see? Treat her to tickets (and get one for yourself too) and you can enjoy a bonding moment and create fun memories with your Mom!!
That’s all I have for last minute Mother’s Day gifts! I think it’s a pretty nice list and hopefully, if you haven’t already, you can get some inspiration on what to get your Mom, or another special woman in your life, for Mother’s Day!!
Happy (almost) Mother’s Day!!
When in doubt get her a spa day gift certificate. Those are always appreciated.
Oh my gosh I think the idea of the massage would be perfect. What a great way to spoil a mother with a relaxing massage. I think I am all over that one LOL.
Melissa Chapman says
These are all great ideas and i would like to get any of them. I have to try that eye cream it seems better than the ones I am already using.
Sarah Bailey says
These are some great ideas, I know when it comes to my Mum skincare or makeup are a great idea, she loves trying new bits and seeing what suits her.
Christina Bhattacharya says
Yeah, even though I am a mom and even wrote a post about Mother’s Day gifts, it completely slipped my mind to get my mother-in-law and step-mother gifts this year. I think we will definitely be giving flowers. Great post.
Amber Myers says
I love these ideas. I went with chocolate for my Mom. Plus a gift card. I asked my kids to give me silence.
I wouldn’t say no to a spa day. Also a movie night would work too!
We are doing brunch for Mothers Day. Nothing like having good food and spending quality time together!
Carol Cassara says
Awesome gift ideas for moms this Mother’s day! I think it’s awesome that you’re sharing this! Flowers are a no fail gift but moms will definitely enjoy a spa day!
Alison Rost says
I would love to go on a spa day for once and just rest and relax as much as I could for the entire day! These are all lovely gift ideas for the last minute!
Joanna Everyday Made Fresh says
I love the idea of a spa day! I havent had one in longer than I can think of.
Claudia Krusch says
Love all the gift ideas! Lipsense is awesome! So important to give mom the love she deserves!
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
I love all the gifts listed here but what I need most is a spa day. I hope I get this this year!
Spa day sounds perfect to me! I haven’t ever been to a spa so that would be perfect. Hope my husband figures it out! Great suggestions!
These are all great ideas for Mother’s Day! I would especially LOVE a massage!
Kita Bryant says
Oh my word these are all some great ideas. You probably saved some people a lot of time and money!
Vyjay Rao says
These are all great ideas if you want to catch up quick and get a Mother’s Day gift. Come to think of it Mothers never expect anything. But one needs to understand them and gift them what we think they would like.
Michelle Garrett says
Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way as you remember and celebrate your Mom’s legacy this weekend! And these last minute ideas are great! I’d love any and all of them :)
Angela Milnes says
These are great idea. As a Mother myself I would love a massage