So Mother's Day is in three days, and you're empty-handed.
JK! There's no judgment here – I am the absolute worst at planning ahead.
But, let's not leave our moms thinking we don't care about them. Instead of panicking and grabbing the first tchotchke that catches your eye on the way home and playing it off as totally intentional, try one of these last-minute gifts your mom will love.
We've got you covered with gifts you can order online, simple ways to make a gift of flowers more special, and experiences you can share with your mom that will really make her day.
Ready, set, go – you got this!
1. Order a Legit-Elegant Gift on Amazon Prime
Besides rescuing me whenever I run out of cat litter (Every. Single. Month.), that speedy 2-day Prime shipping is just perfect for those of us who missed all the blaring commercials warning us of the imminent approach of Mother's Day. You don't even have to run around frantically after your workday!
2. Try a Modern Spin on Flowers
I don't mean your regular grocery store bouquet. Well, not without some tweaking. This is the woman who gave you life, you guys, don't just pick up a bunch of carnations in a plastic sleeve.
Try one of these easy DIY flower arrangements and hacks to make this classic Mom's Day gift extra special.
1. DIY Mini Bouquets by Homey Oh My
2. Hand-lettered Flower Wraps with Free Printable by Lemon Thistle
3. How to Wrap Bouquets in Fabric by Sugar & Cloth
4. Fresh Flower Gift Box by Burkatron
5. How to Create a Gorgeous Custom Bouquet by Camille Styles
3. Gift your Mom an Experience
They say the best things in life are free. Okay, these last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas are not free, but they are decidedly more special than anything you can order online. Shower your mom with love by creating memories with her.
Most importantly, kids, give your mom your full attention so she knows just how much you appreciate her.
1. Pack a Picnic Brunch
Breakfast in bed is just messy. Treat your mama to a meal out in the fresh air instead.
It doesn't have to be stunningly gorgeous (although, isn't this just the most inviting breakfast you've ever seen?). Prepare some simple foods, grab a few cozy blankets and bottles of rosé, and venture out to a spot in a nearby park or beach.
2. Take your Mom on a Day Trip
Is there someplace your mom is always talking about going? Maybe she's been before and raves about how much she enjoyed it, or somewhere new that she's excited to explore? Take her there!
Pretty much anywhere you live, there is something new to discover within a few hours' drive. Adventure with your mom, and you'll be surprised what you can learn about her, too.
3. Sign Up for a Class Together
For the ultimate Mother's Day gift, spend more time with her! Taking a class is a beautiful way to bond while learning something new. Check your local adult education center or community college for classes ranging from visual arts to poetry, yoga to cooking.
If you aren't able to commit to a multi-week course, see if they have any workshops instead.
One last tip…
Add a cute printable gift tag! These gorgeous, modern freebies from Design Create Cultivate will make your mom feel extra special.
What will you be doing with your mom this weekend?