Waking up the day before Mother’s Day without a single clue on what to get that special lady in your life can be a cause of severe stress, but don’t worry! We have a list that will cover a bunch of great gifts that your Mom will love on her big day. Whether you have a whole day to decide or less than 12 hours, most of these presents can be made, delivered, or bought quickly.
8 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
1. Flowers With Same-Day Delivery
Flowers are an excellent gift for any occasion, but if you’re planning to buy a bouquet last minute, you may think that it won’t be possible. However, you can get plenty of Mother’s Day flower deals at online retailers like Bouqs.com, which offers same-day flower delivery. If you’re down to the last few hours before Mother’s Day, you can try going to the grocery store or local flower shop.
2. Cook for Them (Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner)
Moms the world over love it when they get to have a break from cooking breakfast, lunch, or dinner for their family. Ask your Dad or another member in the household to buy ingredients for a special meal you’re going to make, and sneak into your Mom’s house early in the morning to make food for breakfast. If you don’t want to wake up too early, choose lunch or dinner instead.
3. Bake a Cake or Cookies
All grocery stores and most convenience stores will have all the necessary ingredients that go into baking a cake, or they will have a cookie mix that’s ready to go. Moms will love the smell of fresh-baked cookies in the morning, but they’ll also enjoy your baking regardless if it was made in her oven or not. Make her favorite baked goods that she’ll enjoy days, or maybe even a week, later.
4. Anything from Amazon Through Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime offers 2-day shipping on most of their products, even on the weekends, but some sellers will offer same-day delivery. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for free on a new email; then, you can browse their offerings. Amazon has a gifting guide for Mother’s Day, and most of them do qualify for at least 2-day Prime shipping in the US.
5. Spa Treatment or Gift Certificate
Most spas won’t be open on Sunday, and if they are, they’re likely completely books. You can get them a gift certificate for a spa instead or find a traveling spa that does last-minute house calls. If your Mom isn’t fond of pampering herself in that way, buy a gift certificate to a hair salon, nail salon, or anything else she might enjoy, like a waxing place for eyebrows.
6. Clean Her House or Hire a Cleaner
Plenty of Moms dislike cleaning and would enjoy taking a day off from doing chores. If that sounds like her, take a trip to her house and do some spring cleaning in the basement, attic, or gutters. Even if you give your Mom’s house a once-over or her car a wash, she’ll be thankful. Hire a cleaner instead if you’re not in town or feel uncomfortable touching your Mom’s things.
7. Anything from Uncommon Goods with Same-Day Shipping
Uncommon Goods stays true to its namesake by offering its customers weird and interesting gifts from all over the world. Most of their offerings are handmade and unlike anything you’ll see on other websites. If you want to buy a gift from this website, make sure the seller offers same-day or next-day shipping. Otherwise, your Mom won’t receive her gift on time.
8. Order Online and Select “Pick-Up in Store”
If you want something specific for your Mom in a store, but you’re unsure if they can deliver on time, check and see if any local retailers let you pick it up in-store. For example, if you wanted to buy a FitBit from Sports Check and you have a location within driving distance, you can select “Pick-Up In-Store” at checkout so the employees can hold it for you until you arrive.
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Cora Gold is the Editor in Chief of Revivalist magazine, where she covers wellness, beauty and more. Follow Cora on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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