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Four Last-minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

It sneaks up on many of us every year… in the midst of spring cleaning, yard work and a busy work and school calendar.  Mother’s Day is almost here!
If you haven’t put much thought into the perfect Mother’s Day gifts for the special women in your life, there’s still time. We’ve collected a few last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas for procrastinators everywhere.

last-minute mother's day gift ideas

1. Quality time with Mom

Carve out some time this weekend to visit with your mom, grandmother, favorite aunt, mother-in-law or any special someone who has had a great influence in your life. Unplug for an hour or so and let her know how loved she is. Talk, laugh, look at old photos together. I think any mother will tell you that time spent together is the greatest gift you can share.

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Or, make it a getaway! Book a weekend stay with mom and take time to stroll the gardens, unwind together, reminisce and create new memories. Present her with a pretty gift card on Mother’s Day with a promise to pick a date that works for you both and make reservations soon. Gramercy Mansion gift cards are available in any denomination. Purchase online or call 410-486-2405.

2. Handmade gifts

If you have a special talent, share it with mom.  The gift doesn’t have to look store bought or perfectly artistic.  From a favorite dessert she taught you to bake to a handmade scrapbook of shared memories, the time and thought is what matters most.  Better yet, pair your handmade gift with a certificate to enjoy a cooking class, scrapbooking workshop or paint night together.  Need inspiration?  Pinterest is the place to be!

3. Thoughtful card or note

Take some time to let her know she’s loved in writing.  Thoughtful cards and letters will be treasured always.  Write about a cherished childhood memory, the best advice she’s shared with you, and things you appreciate about her the most.  Help a younger child by prompting them with open questions and writing down the answers in their words. Here’s a sweet free printable Mother’s Day questionnaire.

4. Flowers or plants

Every woman appreciates beautiful flowers. Grab some fresh flowers from the grocery store or pick your own wildflower bouquet. Or visit a local nursery to pick out a blooming perennial and spend the afternoon with mom in the garden. My favorite Mother’s Day gift so far is a flowering pear tree planted by my husband, dad and brothers the year my first son was born.

Hope the last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas here will inspire you.  Now get to work and show mom how much you care!

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