Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Greetings, everyone … thanks for stopping by!

So, my original plan was to have a nice Mother’s Day Gift Ideas post that would’ve given you a decent amount of time to order or pick up a nice, thoughtful gift for Mom on Mother’s Day — but, with less than a week to go until the big day, I have been left to write a Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas post! Which is okay … because how many of us have scrambled to find something at the last minute?! I know I’m guilty, lol … sometimes, you have so much going on that things just slip your mind and you’re left at the mall the night before or even the day of trying to find something that will put a smile on Mom’s face.

So, here goes … last minute gift ideas to go along with Mom’s greeting card … and if you have any ideas, leave them in the comments below! I would love to read your last minute ideas!

Wine – Pick up a bottle or two of Mom’s favorite wine! Cabernet or Pinot Grigio, whatever you decide, it will be greatly appreciated … and if you really want to go all out, pick up a couple of snacks to pair with the wine!

Bouquet of Flowers – A lot of the supermarkets have nice bouquets and arrangements available for purchase, just remember that the longer you wait the less of a selection you’ll have to choose from.

Do Brunch! – Who doesn’t enjoy going out for brunch? Unlimited Mimosas, Bellinis, and coffee, too! And, if you’re lucky, you might even be able to find a spot that does a buffet style brunch with all of the fixings and entertains their guests with the sounds of jazz.

Bath Bombs – If Mom knows anything about Calgon, she’ll love these … these scents are so yummy and relaxing that she’ll be sure to be taken away … and even it’s for only 30 minutes, she’ll love it!

Fragrance Sets – You definitely can’t go wrong here … you can either purchase Mom’s favorite or pick up a new perfume! And, if you go to a department store, they’ll more than likely will have free gift promotions with their fragrance sets!

Blanket – You can never go wrong with a warm, cozy blanket … it’s just something about wrapping up in a blanket, while reading a book or catching up on your favorite show.

Gift Cards – Gift cards are quick and easy! You can build a nice gift out of gift cards … movies, restaurants, retail stores, streaming services (Netflix, Hulu), gaming, etc. I’ve never been a fan of the Visa gift cards, though, because I hate to pay the additional fees – so, I always opt for the cards with no fees or penalties.

Nail Salon Gift CertificateIf Mom enjoys getting her nails done, a gift certificate to her favorite nailery will be much appreciated! Plus, the time to a get a gift certificate isn’t long at all — you’ll usually be in and out in less than ten minutes with a certificate ready to be presented to the recipient! If your gift certificate isn’t given to you in a way that’s ready to be presented, just grab a card and you’ll be all set!

Facial/Body Massage Gift Certificate – This is another in-and-out idea! All you have to do is tell them amount you’re interested in and you’re all set! Some locations will allow you to schedule an appointment, while others will let the recipient reach out to schedule their own appointment! Just the thought of having a massage relaxes my mind, how about yours?

DIY Gift Bag Ideas

Movie Night At Home – Mom’s two favorite movies on DVD, microwaveable popcorn, and a couple of boxes of theatre candy.

Wine Lovers – A couple bottles of wine, snacks (olives, cheese assortment, crackers, and/or mixed fruit), wine glass, wine glass charm, bottle opener, and a wine bottle topper.

Spa Lovers – Fuzzy robe and slippers, eye mask, hair wrap, small candle, bath bombs, body oils, essential oils, and a small oil diffuser.

Lottery Lovers – An assortment of scratch off tickets! (these tickets can be put in the envelope with the greeting card)

Gift Ideas For Moms With Children Under 12

Babysitting – This is one idea that will truly be appreciated by any Mom with small children … a day, a night, or even a weekend of babysitting is a blessing for a Mom that needs to get something done or just wants a break!

Do you have any last minute gift ideas?

52 Cheap or Free Date Ideas

52 Cheap or Free Date Ideas

  1. Go bowling
  2. Play pool
  3. Play miniature golf
  4. Race Go-Karts
  5. Go hatchet throwing
  6. Go to the shooting range
  7. Do an escape room
  8. Go to an amusement park
  9. Go to a carnival
  10. Go to a circus
  11. Go to see a play/concert
  12. Play karaoke
  13. Visit a museum
  14. Visit the zoo
  15. Visit the aquarium
  16. Act like a tourist in your own town and document your day in photos
  17. Take a cooking/baking class
  18. Participate in a couples’s painting with wine class
  19. Participate in a ceramics class
  20. Learn how to salsa
  21. Learn how to line dance
  22. Go for a hike
  23. Go apple/pumpkin picking, followed by a hayride
  24. Bake an apple pie
  25. Have a pumpkin carving contest
  26. Go bike riding
  27. Go ice skating
  28. Go roller skating
  29. Go to the beach and walk the boardwalk
  30. Attend an outdoor festival
  31. Do dinner and a movie
  32. Go out for ice cream and go topping crazy
  33. Go out for sushi
  34. Go to a wine tasting event
  35. Go to a beer tasting event
  36. Attend a mixology class at a distillery and learn how to make a cocktail
  37. Go to a sporting event
  38. Go tailgating
  39. Go horseback riding
  40. Sit by the fire pit and roast marshmallows
  41. Do a couples massage
  42. Do a couples mani/pedi
  43. Explore a new town
  44. Explore a new restaurant or bar
  45. Binge watch a top rated TV show
  46. Have a game night
  47. Have a video game challenge
  48. Find a scenic place and have a picnic
  49. Go out for coffee at a cool cafe
  50. Do brunch
  51. Do volunteer work in your community
  52. Rent a dog from your local shelter and take he/she out on your next adventure (not all shelters do this, but it doesn’t hurt to ask!)