Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts written from a Mom who loves gifts!
I know gifts can be tricky sometimes but I think sometimes the simplest gifts make the best ones. Here are my 5 ideas for this Mother’s Day if you need any last-minute inspiration.
- Breakfast in Bed
Who doesn’t love sleeping in and waking up to the smell of brewing coffee and an already prepared breakfast? Pro Tips from a mom (that’s me!): The key is to make sure the kids and you work together to stay quiet and not tip her off until you’re ready to surprise her. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but just make (or buy!) Mom’s favorite breakfast items and give her some quiet time to enjoy it. And don’t forget to handle the cleanup afterwards!
- The Day Off
Give the gift of quality “me” time! A day off to relax, read, and do anything else they want to feel recharged and pampered is absolutely delightful. It sounds like an easy gift to give, but requires some Olympian feat in getting all the kids out of the house so moms can have the day to themselves! Trust me, it will not go unnoticed! Refer to it as her own personal Appreciation & Recharge Day! Bonus points if you can turn it into a weekend off.
- Thoughtful Thank You Note
Sometimes it’s hard to connect emotionally when life gets so busy but take some time to think about what your partner means to you and write it down! Tell her how proud you are of her and all the amazing things she does. Motherhood can feel like a “thankless” job, so just getting affirming sentiments that are thoughtful and appreciative will make the world of difference on this special day.
- To-do List
Moms always have a lot going on and a never-ending to-do list. A nice surprise would be to tackle some of the big (or small) things to show you’re paying attention, and that you appreciate all that she does. Even if it’s just written as a certificate/coupon (grab a free template in Word or Canva!) – this certificate is “good for one day of meal planning/cooking” or “one week of putting the kids to bed” for example.
- Make Lasting Memories
Speaking of certificates, I can’t say you didn’t see this coming. A gift certificate to get family photographs taken with a local Family Photographer! Moms are usually the ones taking the photos, and this gives them the chance to be IN the photos with their children, and you! No one is left out. A gift certificate to a family photo session ensures Mom will be in the frame and have memories to look back on for years to come. I can’t imagine a gift leaving a bigger impact! Certificates (or sessions) can be purchased online through most photographers! If you don’t see the option on their website, email them or use their contact form to get in contact with them! If you are in Westchester County or in NYC, I offer gift certificates and sessions HERE.
These last minute gifts are thoughtful & meaningful. Nothing like WOW’ing your partner who is killing it at motherhood every day!