Oh wait, Mother’s Day is this weekend…isn’t it? Fret not! Here are 5 last-minute gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on your mother’s face this Mother’s Day.
Brunch at Home: It’s the Friday before Mother’s Day. Girl, put down the phone. There’s no way you’re getting a good table for brunch on Sunday this late in the game. And forget standing in line at Bob Evan’s too. Hit the market, buy some beautiful flowers and the ingredients to make a special private brunch where you and your mom can gossip and reminisce on your awkward years without any awkward interruptions. Looking for recipe tips? This and this Pinterest board of mine might be a great start!
Take in a Show or Art Exhibit: The best gifts, are experiences. And what better experience than a night on the town with you and your bestie…aka, mom. Whether it’s hitting the local theater for a Broadway or off-Broadway show, or perusing the latest exhibit at your local art gallery, followed by a beautiful lunch…make a day or night of it with your mom and get some culture.
A Mani/Pedi, Massage, Facial or All of the Above: Please, introduce me to a woman who doesn’t appreciate a good pamper session? Whether you’re booking a mother/daughter experience or splurging on a gift certificate for your mom so she doesn’t have to feel guilty about splurging on herself — it’s a slam dunk gift that any mom will appreciate. We’re all exhausted and we all love to kick back while someone beautifies us.
Take Care of the Housework for Her: As sexist as it may be, the grunt housework and cleaning usually falls upon the woman of the house. (Still.) Give her the gift of a clean domain, without having to lift a finger. Gift her a maid for the day, a gardener, painter…whatever. Basically, take some housework off her plate so she can enjoy more personal down time for herself. She’ll love you for it! My best friend did this for her mom and she was so touched. She works from home, so alongside a few treats that she found on this list of gift ideas for the work from home people, she hired a gardener to take care of the yard. It was a lovely surprise.
A Card, a Frame and a Day Together: Really, when it comes down to it…Mother’s Day is about spending time and appreciating the mothers in our lives. Whether that’s brunch together followed by a Netflix session or trip to the cinema…or a picnic in your favorite local park. Hit the store, buy her a card that gives all the right sentiment, give her a framed picture of the two of you to add to her
extensive collection and simply enjoy the day together. Mother/daughter time is valuable and special and you’re guaranteed to make memories while having some laughs. That’s really…what it’s all about, isn’t it?
As always, stay stylish and keep chasing your dreams…and love your mom!