Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

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If you’re feeling anything like I am, the days are just flying at you left and right and it seems impossible to keep up. I like to pride myself on thinking ahead to prepare something thoughtful for my family and friends for special occasions, but with everything going lately, Mother’s Day has snuck up on me this year! Unfortunately, I know my mom is reading this (sorry Momma!), but I also know I can’t be the only one in this predicament, so here a few last minute ideas to treat her for Mother’s Day that y0u can totally pull off in the next two days!

  1. Massage/manicure: Even if you don’t rely on her so much anymore, you know she has done a lot over the years for you, so let her pamper herself. You could either schedule an appointment for the two of you or get her a gift card. If you’re in the Boston area, Miniluxe is my favorite for manicures, and étant is the best for massages!
  2. Brunch: Remember all those mornings Mom had breakfast ready and waiting for you? I sure do, and even though I didn’t always want to eat it then, I can appreciate all the effort she put in to make me feel provided for and taken care of. Make her brunch or breakfast in bed. Maybe bring her a mimosa in the morning – I don’t know many moms who would be disappointed by that.
  3. Flowers: A no brainer. They bring such happiness and cheer to everyone. Instead of going to the florist, try getting a few bunches of affordable flowers from the grocery store (Trader Joe’s has the best flowers) and crafting your own bouquet. Just wrap them up in some pretty paper and tie with a bow! Arranging flowers is one of my favorite activities (in my next life I will open a flower shop) and Mom will love it even more knowing that you put it together.
  4. Bake: There are few things a mother loves more than homemade treats. If your mom loves to bake, then you likely have fond childhood memories of baking together. Whip up a batch of one of her favorites so you can both reminisce. My mom loves these doughnuts and these cookies!
  5. NORDSTROM!!: It’s a little late to order online now, even with overnight shipping, but if you have a few minutes pop into your local Nordstrom (or Bloomingdales or any department store really), here are my top picks for Mom:

Other great places to pop into this weekend to pick up a quick gift:  Paper Source, Williams Sonoma, Crate and Barrel & Sephora.

Wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the  loving and caring Momma’s out there!
xo -L


  1. Biana
    May 6, 2016 / 11:08 am

    I went the mani/pedi route this year since I wont get to see my mom! I love all your ideas! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. May 6, 2016 / 11:41 am

    I am just loving this list of ideas. I gave my mom a Street Level reversible tote since she loved mine so much and I just ordered some flowers for her today to be delivered the day of – can never go wrong with flowers 🙂

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

    • May 11, 2016 / 12:55 am

      I’ve been hearing TONS of great things about that street level tote – I really want to check it out! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. May 6, 2016 / 11:52 am

    These are such great ideas! My mother has enough “stuff” so I always try to cook/bake some of her favorite things for her on Mother’s Day 🙂

    • May 11, 2016 / 12:53 am

      It’s so hard to buy for the person who has everything! I think homemade goodies are always the way to go!

  4. May 6, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    I know time is flying by SO fast, how is it already Mother’s Day weekend!? I know my mom loves when we spend time together, so I’m going to take her for a mani/pedi! xo, Kristina

    • May 11, 2016 / 12:52 am

      Love it! Hope you had a great time together!

  5. May 6, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    I love these ideas! Massage, or any spa treatment really, is my ideal mother’s day gift for sure.

    • May 11, 2016 / 12:52 am

      Thank you! Massages are great – that was actually my mom’s suggestion for this post 😉

  6. May 6, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    These are all wonderful ideas! Since I’m far away from my Mama this year, I’m sending flowers. 🙂

    • May 11, 2016 / 12:51 am

      Flowers are always a good call – they brighten the day no matter what!

    • May 11, 2016 / 12:51 am

      Thank you!! I mean, who wouldn’t love breakfast in bed?!

    • May 11, 2016 / 12:50 am

      Brunch is never a bad idea 🙂

  7. laurajaneeliz
    May 8, 2016 / 3:52 am

    I wish I’d seen this before Mother’s Day in the UK! There’s some beautiful ideas here. Such a lovely blog!


    • May 11, 2016 / 12:49 am

      Thanks, Laura. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend 🙂