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Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Last Minute Shoppers!

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I cannot believe that Mother’s Day is quickly approaching!!  Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are the two holidays that I never seem to plan well enough for.  I’m always buying cards/gifts/flowers at the last minute.  every. single. year.  This year, though, I’m happy I still have enough days left to get some great gifts and great deals in time for this annual holiday.  

First, it’s not the end of the world if you’ve waited until the last minute, too.  I’m here to tell you that it IS possible to get gifts in time for Mother’s Day, and without paying for super-duper rush steal-all-your-money shipping charges.  And today, I’m going to show you options that fit every price range and for every kind of mom.

You ready?  Let’s go!

When you're shopping for Mother's Day (or any other special occasion), do you always wait until the last minute?  No worries!  This list will help you find just what you need for the mom(s) in your life.


Gift Ideas for Active Moms

This category is so not me, but I wish it was!  I wish I had the time to focus more on personal fitness and general exercise, but I’ve managed to start squeezing it in more.  It’s helpful that I’ve started finding programs that will PAY ME(!!!!) to exercise.  

If you need to shop for a fitness tracker, I highly recommend the Fitbit brand.  I have used two different Fitbits since they first came out, and I have been extremely happy with both.  What would make my current one better?  If it was pink.  🙂

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers

Mom already have a Fitbit?  No problem.  I bet she doesn’t have the BEST water bottle around – a S’well bottle.  One of these was gifted to me a few months ago, and it is incredible!  I often forget it on Fridays and leave it on my desk at work.  One Friday, I did a little test to see how long the water would stay cold.  Would you believe I checked the following Monday, and it was still cold?!!  It works better than a Yeti in my opinion, and that’s saying a lot (because I love my Yeti, too!). 

Gift Idea for Working Moms

Most moms I know personally have day jobs.  I don’t know very many women that stay at home to take care of their kids or are retired.  For this reason, I chose this gift idea very specifically because it’s something that I already use/need.  

I’m old fashioned here.  I have never jumped on the bandwagon of scheduling everything in my phone.  I have to use a physical planner that I can write in.  The planner I use currently is one I bought at a local bookstore, but it’s very similar to this one.   

Gift Ideas for New Moms

 So, what most new moms reaallllllly want is an afternoon that includes an uninterrupted nap.  If you’re a new dad, you should definitely give her that (and if she’s a good wifey, she’ll reciprocate come Father’s Day).

But if you want to gift her with something tangible, my recommendation would be a spa package.  This could be at a local spa where she’s treated to a full day of pampering or something that you prepare for her yourself.  Most new parents are already tight on extra money (we were) because frankly, babies cost a lot of money.  If you want to prepare a spa experience for the new mom in your life, here’s what I suggest…

Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub

Cute & Young Bath Bombs

Viva Naturals Almond Oil for Skin and Hair

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Chamomile Body Cream

Package up all those delightful items in a pretty gift box, give her a couple of hours of baby-free time, and you’ll turn a frazzled new mom into a relaxed mom.

Gift Ideas for Foodie Moms

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers

This recommendation is at the TOP of my personal wish list and for good reason.  It’s an Instant Pot!  It is AMAZING what this thing can do!  It’s a pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and a CAKE maker.  (My waistline will not like that last part!).  You can cook recipes so much faster with an Instant Pot than you can a traditional crockpot.  Since I’m a mom that’s regularly on the go, I need quick meals to serve on a daily basis.  This one appliance solves that need!  

If you know a mom that loves to cook, make her Mother’s Day the best one yet and get her an Instant Pot.  Don’t forget to bundle it with a great cookbook, too.

Gift Ideas for Crafty Moms

There are few things in this world more dear to my heart than craft supplies.  There is something very fulfilling about creating something with your bare hands.  For me, that’s crafts.  I love cross-stitching, making jewelry, and I’ve been known to do some sewing.  In truth, I come by it honestly.  All the ladies on my mom’s side of the family have a crafty/creative gene in them that was thankfully passed along to me.

The best crafting gift I ever received was a Cricut.  When they first came out, they were primarily marketed to scrapbookers.  Scrapbooking is not *really* my thing, but I wanted to use it for other things.  Without going into loads of detail that you can instead find here, what I will say is that no craft room is complete without a Cricut.  🙂  

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers

The latest thing I’ve used mine for is making customized clothes for my little girl.  I wanted something very specific for her 1st birthday party, but everywhere I looked, all the items were on backorder for weeks.  I checked out some YouTube videos on how I could do a customized design from Cricut’s Iron On Vinyl, and in one night, I managed to make exactly what I wanted.

Gift Idea for the Mom who has everything!

You can never go wrong with flowers, and the folks at BloomThat have some of the most beautiful blooms I have ever seen!!!  I’ve told my husband many times not to bother with flowers for special occasions because they just die and it’s a waste of money.  However…………….   I’m very thankful for the occasions that he surprises me with them.  😉

If the mom you’re shopping for has everything under the sun, flowers will be a delightful treat for her that she can enjoy for several days.  Visit today and save 20% on your first order with their Mother’s Day special – and you’ll have it delivered just in time!

Gift Ideas for Grandmothers

Tell me what grandmother doesn’t adore a gift from her grandkids on Mother’s Day?  None that I know of!  It’s so important that they be recognized on Mother’s Day, too.  🙂  For this last section, I’m going to give you several suggestions – from sweet/sappy to humorous.  I can’t imagine you won’t find the perfect gift here.

Grandma’s Joy Picture Frame

Willow Tree Grandmother Keepsake Box

I’m a Grandma Coffee Mug

How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan


Now, for all the gift recommendations from Amazon, you will get the best savings and quickest shipping available if you have Amazon Prime.  There is not enough room in this blog post to tell you how amazing Amazon Prime really is.  For just $99 per year, you get access to free movies, tv shows, songs, books, and more.  The best part?  FREE 2-day shipping on millions of items!  See, I told you that you could get your Mother’s Day gifts picked out and shipped – even at the last minute!  

You can start your FREE Amazon Prime subscription for the first 30 days to try it out and see how you like it.  After that, it’s just $10.99/mo or $99/yr.


Well, just like that (snaps fingers), we’ve now got a great Mother’s Day gift guide that will help you get your shopping done in a flash.  Best part is that you still have time to order and have it arrive before Mother’s Day.

Here’s a quick recap of everything.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers1. Fitbit 2. S’well Bottle 3. Day Planner 4. Cute & Young Bath Bombs 5. Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub 6. Viva Naturals Almond Oil for Skin and Hair 7. Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Chamomile Body Cream 8. Instant Pot 9. Cricut 10. BloomThat Flowers 11. Grandma’s Joy Picture Frame 12. How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan 13. Willow Tree Grandmother Keepsake Box 14. I’m a Grandma Coffee Mug

If you have something special you’re already planning to gift, I’d love for you to tell me about it.  Just leave a comment below!  🙂

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