Mother’s Day may be a difficult holiday to get just right, especially if you think you have exhausted all other outlets and gift options. You want to find that special way to express your gratitude for everything she has done for you, but you also want to avoid clichés. If you haven’t purchased anything yet, don’t worry. Here are some last-minute gifts that show thoughtfulness and love:
A Day Spa Gift Certificate
This is the ideal gift for every mom. Whether she is an athlete, a bookworm, a gardener or a homemaker, chances are your mom works hard. Every busy woman can appreciate the need to slow down for a day and many welcome the opportunity to be pampered. The best part about these certificates is that they are often good for a variety of services ranging from hair and nails to skin care and full body massages.
A Pre-Filled Music Player
No matter what Mom’s technological skill level is, she will be sure to love an MP3 player or iPod pre-loaded with all of her favorite tunes. Choose a few all-time favorites as well as some newer songs to expose her to the latest trends in music.
A Pre-Loaded LCD Frame
Similarly, Mom may need a slight nudge into today’s technology. Purchase a digital photo frame and save pictures to it from special occasions, holidays or any other times you felt she meant a lot to you. Simply load the pictures, wrap the frame and you have a one-of-a-kind, personalized Mother’s Day gift.
An Online Gift Card
If you are truly struggling to choose that perfect gift for your mom, consider purchasing an online gift card instead. This way, you can show your appreciation for Mom while giving her the opportunity to buy something she really wants or needs. Additionally, if you are not able to physically hand your mother the card, you can also choose to buy an e-gift card you can send electronically instead.
Consider buying a magazine subscription related to her favorite hobbies or interests. Although this is the ultimate last-minute gift, it is one she will definitely appreciate. Similarly, if your Mom is a little more into technology, buy an e-reader and download some of her favorite novels or magazines directly to the device.
Single Serve Coffee Maker
While this may seem like a dull idea to you, many moms cannot truly start their day without a morning cup of coffee first. Save your mom time and money by avoiding Starbucks and buy a great single-serving homebrew coffee maker instead. While they are a little more expensive than standard coffee makers, it is the best, most luxurious coffee experience you can have in the comfort of your own home.
Flowers and Chocolate
Sometimes, the simple gifts are always the best. Tried-and-true favorites such as chocolates and flowers are often just enough for the mom who has everything. However, she may be weary if you simply hand her a bouquet purchased from the grocery store. Instead, pick up some truffles and place them on skewers arranged within the flowers for a unique bouquet. Additionally, some chocolates come in pretty floral boxes that she can later use as storage for her keepsakes or knickknacks.
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Jessica Bosari is a blogger on many topics including gifts and beauty for Keturah, offering day spa gift vouchers.