10 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Today, May 8th is Mother’s Day! Did you forget? Don’t worry. There is still time to do something for your mom for Mother’s Day. If you need inspiration, check out the following last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas.

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  1. Mother’s Day Card: Purchasing a greeting card is one of the simplest ways to acknowledge Mother’s Day. If you have time, create your own card.
  2. Go Out to Eat: Take your mom out to her favorite restaurant.
  3. Cook for Your Mom: Take over the kitchen and cook your mom’s favorite meal.
  4. Take Out: Are you on your way to visit your mom for Mother’s Day? Grab her favorite take-out and eat together.
  5. Buy Flowers: A potted plant, cut flowers, or a hanging basket are always wonderful gift ideas for Mother’s Day.
  6. Print and Frame: Do you have cute photos of your mom on your phone or camera? Print and frame your photos. Consider purchasing a collage frame to add multiple photos.
  7. Gift Card: Does your mom have everything she needs? Pick up a gift card for her favorite store, boutique, or restaurant.
  8. Do Something for Her: Does your mom need help to mow the lawn or weeding the garden? Or perhaps, the garage, basement, or spare room needs a good cleaning.  
  9. Class: Has your mom always wanted to attend an art or cooking class? Sign your mom up. Enrichment classes always make good gifts.
  10. Your Time: The best gift is your time. Just go and spend the afternoon with your mom.

Happy Mother’s Day!

7 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day After She is Gone

Mother’s Day, May 8th, celebrates and honors mothers. When your mom passes away, the annual holiday becomes a reminder of your loss. But you still can recognize the wonderful woman who cared and prayed for you.

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If you are searching for ways to celebrate Mother’s Day after she is gone, check out the following list for ideas.

  1. Plant Trees: If you have the yard space, plant a tree in your mom’s memory. Trees are beneficial to the environment.
  2. Plant Your Mom’s Favorite Flower: What was your mom’s favorite flower? Plant flowers near your house as a remembrance. Or put her favorite flower on her gravesite. If you do not remember her favorite flower, plant a rose, peony, or other types of flowers that come back yearly. When you continue to plant flowers in her memory, you will eventually have a colorful garden to remind you of her.
  3. Send Bouquets: Send your mom’s favorite flowers to another mom in your life. Consider sending flowers to an aunt, sister, or another motherly figure.  If you cannot think of another person, send flowers to a local nursing home. Ask the delivery to go to someone who may not otherwise get any mail or gifts.
  4. Get Cooking or Baking: Did your mom have a favorite family meal or dessert that she just loved to make on a special occasion? Dig out the old family recipe for a special Mother’s Day treat to honor your mom. If you do not have a recipe, look up her favorite on Pinterest.
  5. Light a Candle: Lighting a candle is an easy way to remember your mom on Mother’s Day. What was your mom’s favorite scent? Burn a candle to honor and remember her.
  6. Donate: Did your mom have a favorite charity? If you do not know, donate money in her name to a local food bank, pet rescue, church, or other reputable organization.
  7. Make a Scrapbook: Do you have photos of your mom stored in boxes? Get crafty. Create a scrapbook to honor her. Or print out photos to hang on your wall.

Not having your mom around on Mother’s Day is difficult. But, you still can honor her memory each year.

Happy Mother’s Day!

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day After She is Gone

Mother’s Day is about honoring mothers. But the celebration also recognizes the maternal instinct that comes with motherhood and how the role of being a mom influences society. In the United States, Mother’s Day became an official holiday in 1914. Since then, millions recognize their moms every year. Unfortunately for many, a time comes when mom is no longer here to enjoy the celebration.

How to Remember Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Death of your mom may want you to forget about Mother’s Day. Yet, recognizing the wonderful woman who took care of you, prayed for you, and watched over you should be honored. Are you looking for a few ideas on how to remember your mom on Mother’s Day? Check out the list below.

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  • Plant a Tree: If you have the yard space, plant a tree in her memory. Trees provide numerous benefits for the environment. When you plant a fruit tree, you will eventually have a tasty treat down the road.
  • Plant Flowers: Did your mom have a favorite flower? Plant one near your house to remember her. Or put one on her gravesite. If you do not remember her favorite flower, plant a rose, peony, or other types of flowers that will return each year. When you continue to plant flowers in her memory, you will have a colorful garden bed to remember her.
  • Send Flowers: Send your mom’s favorite flowers to another mom. Consider sending flowers to an aunt, sister, or another mother in your life in memory of your mom. If you cannot think of another person, send flowers to a local nursing home. Ask the delivery to go to someone who may not otherwise get any mail or gifts.
  • Make Her Favorite Recipe: Did she have a favorite meal or dessert that she just loved to make on a special occasion? Dig out the old family recipe for a special Mother’s Day treat to honor your mom. Actually, for added fun, do the cooking as a family activity.
  • Light a Candle: Pick up a candle in your mom’s favorite scent and simply light it on Mother’s Day. The small act is an excellent way to remember her.
  • Donate: Donating to her favorite charity, food bank, dog shelter, or church is an excellent way to honor your mom on Mother’s Day.

A Mother’s Day celebration without your mom is difficult. But, you can still remember her loving spirit with little activities.

Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Home

Mother’s Day 2020 comes with unique circumstances. Social distancing, self-isolation guidelines, and mandatory closures prevent many annual Mother’s Day celebrations. With a little creativity, celebrating Mother’s Day at home can be fun and memorable.

Even if you are at home, you can make Mother’s Day special. Do you need a little inspiration? Check out the following ideas below:

Get Crafty With Your Kids

Go old school and make something homemade. If you have younger children, get them to help. Make a Mother’s Day gift together. Using your imagination, you can come up with all sorts of handmade arts and crafts.

  • Homemade Greeting Card: Ask younger children, “Why is mom great ____?” Then write the answer down inside the card. The simple approach to Mother’s Day can be a memorable moment for years to come.
  • Collage: Children love to be creative. Making a collage out of everyday materials is a great way to make a small gift for mom. Materials could include magazine photos, buttons, glitter (if you are brave), cloth, cotton balls, etc.
  • Drawing: A child’s picture speaks more than words. Encourage your children to make a drawing for mom.
  • Painting: Paint a picture on a poster board or canvas.
  • Button Art: Use old buttons to create a picture. You can glue the buttons in a creative design to construction paper, poster board, or canvas.
  • Homemade Wreaths: This is a perfect craft project for older children and teens. Make a quick (and safe) visit to your local dollar store. Pick up wreaths, flowers, and other little items to make a homemade wreath for Mother’s Day.
  • Decorate: Make homemade decorations to hang around the house.

Mother’s Day Meal

Eating together is one of the best ways to celebrate Mother’s Day at home.

  • Family Time: Cook a Mother’s Day meal together.
  • BBQ: Depending on where you live, consider a family BBQ on Mother’s Day.
  • Dessert: Do not forget the dessert, which can be the best part of the meal. Make cookies or a cake.
  • Take Out: Order food online for home delivery or pickup. Just remember to follow all safety guidelines.
  • Picnic: Outdoor or on the living room floor, a picnic is always a fun idea.

Movie Night

Turn Mother’s Day into a movie night by allowing her to pick the film. Eat snacks and enjoy the movie together.

Get Outdoors

Practicing social distancing spend time outdoors for Mother’s Day. Go for a walk or hike. Being together is an essential part of any celebration. Do not forget to take your favorite four-legged companion with you.

Give Her the Gift of Time

As cheesy as it may sound, some alone time may be the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Give her the extra time to read a book or indulge in a long bubble bath.

Order Flowers for Delivery

Go online and order a bouquet of flowers. Beautiful tulips, roses, daisies, and carnations are always a welcome gift for Mother’s Day.

Regardless of how you decide to spend the day, make Mother’s Day special.

May Photo Prompts

For many, May still brings stay-at-home requests and social distancing. Even with these mandates in place, you still can have fun with photos. Grab your cell phone or favorite camera to see the world through the lens. You may find your interpretations of the world around you completely fascinating. Do you need some photo prompts for inspiration? Check out the following list for May:

  1. Selfie (Start the month with a new selfie)
  2. Morning
  3. Paper
  4. Green
  5. Flowers
  6. Favorite View
  7. Reflection
  8. Smile
  9. Beverage
  10. Mother’s Day (US)
  11. Happy
  12. Grateful
  13. Black and White
  14. Up Close
  15. Clouds
  16. Green
  17. Shadows
  18. To the Right
  19. To the Left
  20. Shapes
  21. Meal
  22. Nature
  23. Shiny
  24. Down Low
  25. Memorial Day (US)
  26. Motion
  27. Weather
  28. Photo of Another Photo
  29. Group of 3
  30. Peace
  31. Stepping Through a Door

Hopefully, the May photo prompts will inspire you to post photos on social media. Or print the photos to hang on your wall.

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Today, May 14, 2017, is Mother’s Day. Did you forget? Do not worry, there’s still time to find the perfect last minute gift to make your mom happy.

  1. Social Media Prints

Throughout the year, you post numerous photos to your social media page. Photos of you, your children and loves ones fill up your page almost on a daily basis. For Mother’s Day simply print some of the photos for your mom. Now, you simply can rearrange the photos in a collage, enlarge one or two, and place the photos in a frame. The quick and easy gift is a great way to share memories with your mom.

  1. Online Certificates

Let’s face it, when it comes to last minute gifts, the Internet is a valuable resource. You can purchase and print gift certificates instantly.

  • Concert tickets
  • Theater tickets to upcoming performances
  • Movie tickets
  • Favorite restaurant
  • Favorite shopping site

The last minute gift certificates are a perfect solution for making mom happy.

  1. Homemade Coupons

Last minute efforts for a thoughtful gift are homemade coupons. This is a great activity for young children to help. Making up special coupons for mom allows your children to participate in the gift giving exchange. You can either print the coupon or create one by hand with a notecard. Add a little design or extra flare to show you put thought into the gift. Depending on your mom’s preference, the coupons can range from all sorts of activities.

  • Dinner out at her favorite restaurant
  • Movie night
  • Extra help with household chores
  • Home cook meal

Limiting only to your imagination, the choices are endless.

You know your mom. Grabbing a bouquet of flowers and card on your way to visit is another great last minute gift.  Sometimes just a ten-minute phone call on Mother’s Day to let her know how you feel is the perfect gift.

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