Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th. Yes, that’s this Sunday! If you have yet to shop for the super hero in your life, I've put together some easy and inexpensive gift ideas to help you show Mom that she is truly loved.

20 Things You Love About Mom for Mother’s Day 2020—All you need for this gift is a pen, some paper, and a little time to write down 20 things you love about mom. The entire family can chime in on one list, or each family member can make their own! Nothing will make mom feel more special than hearing about all of the ways she is special to you.

Printable Coupon Book—Sometimes moms just need a little help around the house, without having to ask! This Mother’s Day, make mom a coupon book that she can redeem down the road when she needs a little extra help. There are lots of great ideas on Etsy. I also found this article with 13 downloadable templates that you can print at home. And if you don’t have access to a printer, grab some construction paper or note cards and make your own!

Walgreens Photo Gifts—Scroll through your phone and I’m sure you will find that one amazing family photo that mom will love looking at every day. Whether it’s an enlarged print, a framed photo magnet, or a wood hanging board print, Walgreens Photo has many photo gifts that can be ordered online and picked up in the store the SAME DAY. I've used them several times for photo gifts and have always been pleased. The templates are really easy to use. Just make sure you're using a high res photo. Can’t pick just one photo? Print all of your favorites and make a photo album that mom will hold on to forever! If you order by Saturday, there are a lot of great coupons for these items as well. Click here for the discounts and additional photo gift ideas.

Breakfast in Bed—It may sound cliché, but what mom wouldn’t love to be served breakfast in bed? Just make sure you clean up the kitchen when you’re finished! Or skip the dishes and order brunch from your favorite local breakfast spot. Helpful Hint: don’t forget the mimosas!

Virtual Mother’s Day Card—Some of us will not be able to see our moms on Mother’s Day this year. Sending flowers is always a great idea! But even a virtual card to mom’s inbox will make her feel special. I found some really cute ecards at

Favorite Things Gift Basket—Think about all of the things that your mom loves, grab a basket or gift bag, and start shopping! Whether it’s music, cooking, candles, chocolate, bubble baths, coffee, reading, pampering, exercising, or gardening, she’ll love a custom gift basket, full of her favorite things, made especially for her by you.

Handmade Gifts—Some of my favorite Mother’s Day gifts are the ones made with my children’s own hands. Most of those were made at school. Without the help of teachers and day care providers to make these crafts, you can still create them at home. Here’s a fun article from Country Living that features 52 Easy Mother’s Day Crafts to Make With Your Kids.

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