Ideal Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Help Save You From An Unhappy Mom

Still not decided on the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mom? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Picking out the perfect present for your mom is important to express just how much you love her and appreciate everything she does and continues to do for you. And, let’s be honest, no one relishes the prospect of an unhappy mom, which will be an almost inevitable consequence of letting the day slip by unnoticed. This doesn’t need to mean spending mega-bucks, but it does mean choosing a gift with the care that reflects her unique personality and style.

Just because things have gotten a bit last-minute doesn’t mean all is lost and that the only option is to settle for a generic present – pick something spectacular from the list below to make this Mother’s Day one that your mum will remember forever.

Personalized Jewelry

For a unique and timeless gift that’ll leave your mom in absolutely no doubt about just how much she means to you, opt for a customized piece of jewelry. You’ve got many options with this: choose a necklace or bracelet with your mom’s name, initials, a message, or simply the word ‘mom’ inscribed on the metal. 

Alternatively, you could choose a beautiful piece of mom jewelry in the form of a necklace in sterling silver, gold, or rose gold that features a family tree pendant engraved with the names and birthstones of you and your siblings. For a contemporary style, select a set of stacking rings, or a bangle stack, engraved with the names of your family members.

Digital Photo Frame

This is the gift that keeps on giving, as many digital photo frames allow you to send new snaps to the device so that your mom can see a regularly changing library of family images. Before presenting it on Mother’s Day, why not pre-load it with a selection of photos that you know she’ll love?

One of the best things about a digital photo frame gift is that it’ll allow your mom to change up the display when she feels like it or to mark a special occasion, such as an anniversary or birthday, with photos from that event.

Theater and Dinner for Two

Check out the theater listing for upcoming shows in your town or nearest city, and book a pair of seats for you and your mom. Not only will she love this experience, but it’ll make for a great way to spend some extra special time together. For the perfect evening, why not book a table for dinner at one of her favorite restaurants?

Some ‘experience day’ companies offer dinner and a show bundles, which is a good way to save on the combined price of the meal and tickets.

Homemade Hamper

A gorgeous Mother’s Day gift that expresses just how much you care doesn’t need to cost the Earth. If you’ve got a few hours, this is more than enough time to rustle up a homemade hamper!

Fill a wicker basket with yummy treats such as homemade cookies, flapjacks, or scones, and add some hand-crafted beauty products, too. An indulgent hair mask can be easily whipped up: simply stir together ten tablespoons of coconut oil and ten tablespoons of honey, spoon into a pretty glass jar, seal, and tie with a ribbon or twine. 

For a beautifully scented lavender body moisturizer that your mom is sure to love, all you need is half a cup of coconut oil, one teaspoon of Vitamin E oil, and twelve drops of lavender essential oil. Place the jar you’ll be using into hot water, and then add the ingredients; next, mix until the oil has melted and all the ingredients have combined. Allow to cool, then, as above, tie with a pretty ribbon and a gift tag and add to your hamper.

Perfect Portraiture

For a gift with the wow factor, how about arranging to have a customized portrait of your mom, or the whole family, made for Mother’s Day? There are many options available for this, most of which allow you to upload a digital photo and specify the style you want, so you could have the photo transformed into a watercolor style, for example, vintage-retro or cartoon-ified!

Alternatively, you could have a family snap turned into a 3D portrait in crystal – this makes for a stunning gift, and you can often also choose to have text inscribed into the crystal, allowing you to add a special message for your mom.

The Gift of Learning

And finally, if you know there’s been something your mum has been wanting to learn for years, then now’s a great opportunity to sign her up for a local or virtual class! Whether it’s pastry cooking, economics, a new language, or even sky-diving, make this Mother’s Day memorable by booking your mom a place on a course that she’d love to attend.

If you’re not sure of her schedule, many training and course providers will be happy to supply you with a voucher so that your mom can book for the sessions that’ll be most convenient for her.