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Look, I get it: We’re all busy and caught up in our own lives, trying to survive each day and somehow plan for the future. Remembering important events can be hard—especially when we have a lot going on inside our own heads. So, in case you forgot that Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day, I found some last-minute Mother’s Day ideas you can actually pull off in time. Your mom will never know you almost forgot her special day.
Your mom deserves a Mother’s Day gift that feels both thoughtful and creative, and there actually are ways to do it with only a little bit of time. From cute DIY projects to two-day shipping on Amazon Prime (the lazy person’s saving grace), there are myriad ways to surprise your mom with a sweet last-minute gift this Mother’s Day. While some of these ideas are totally kid-friendly, they’re all adult-friendly—meaning it won’t look like your 25-year-old self decided to gift your mother something you could have made in third grade.
Yes, moms are notoriously good at noticing when someone does or does not spend time on something, but these easy Mother’s Day ideas are sure to leave her assuming you spent weeks planning for it. It just takes a little bit of creativity and/or very fast shipping. Some may say I’m a hero, but I procrastinate my Mother’s Day gift-giving just like everyone else. So sit back, relax (or, ya know, freak out because you forgot Mother’s Day) and enjoy these last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas.
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If you’re shopping for a new mom or even a mom who keeps complaining they don’t have enough time to eat delicious, healthy meals, Gobble is a genius gift. It’s just as perfect for the mom who loves cooking and wants to try out some new recipes. You can set up an account for your mom and pay for her first six meals and get her set up for the long run with a gift card. Right now, Gobble is offering six meals for just $36, and you’ll even score free cookies in your first box.
If mom can’t stop raving about how much she loved the hotel sheets at your last family vacation, gift her with a set of her own so she can be pampered every day of the year when her head hits the pillow.
I’m a sucker for anything sage or mint green colored, and chances are, so is your mom. Show her how much you love her by bringing over this fun frozen drink maker that’s sure to fire up any gossip session you have with Mom.
This new and improved Kindle device
is now waterproof, equipped with double the storage capacity as the original, and features a built-in reading light. Upgrade mom’s reading game with this premium e-reader — a gift she’ll actually use on the daily.
This chic necklace
has a personalized feel, and you can get it on Amazon with next-day or two-day shipping. Phew.
Find some pretty art (like these prints)
that totally matches your mom’s decor.
This genius service allows you to create quick and thoughtful videos to surprise your mom with for Mother’s Day.
These cult-favorite statement candles are the ultimate foolproof gift.
Okay, not only is this luxe toothbrush
super cute, but it’s also a game-changer. I gifted this to my mom last year, and she’s obsessed. It’s also available in colors if pink isn’t her thing.
If your mom is always on the go, give her the give of a cute to-go tumbler
she’ll use every day.
Your time with Mom is precious; make sure you remember every minute of it with this guided journal
that you can fill together with memories.