Still haven’t found the perfect gift for Mom? Here are a few last-minute suggestions she’ll surely love.
1. Time Together
Let’s face it, what Mom really wants (besides grandchildren) is to spend time with you. Treat her to a special brunch (at a restaurant or a home made brunch) or a day of shopping or antiquing. Some girl time together along with your love and appreciation – there’s nothing better than that!
2. Photo Slideshow
Have a computer? Whip up a sentimental photo slideshow and burn it on a DVD using your photo software like iPhoto.
3. Music Collection
Burn a CD or fill up her iPod with some new music she’ll love.
4. Magazine Gift Subscription
Didn’t plan ahead? No worries. Buy the latest newsstand copy of your mom’s favorite magazine, mail in the subscription card to sign her up, and let her know that future issues are on their way. Or, order a subscription at magazines.com and they’ll automatically notify Mom by email.
5. Gift Certificate for Mani/Pedi, Massage or Facial
Pamper mom with a gift certificate from SpaFinder.com redeemable at over 4500 spas and day-spas for spa treatments, vacation experiences, spa products and more. You can order one and print it out or email it in less than 5 minutes.
One SuperCertificate® can be exchanged for original gift cards from hundreds of your Mom’s favorite stores, spas, restaurants, theaters and hotels available on giftcertificates.com. And it never expires! Denominations start at $5 and can be emailed or printed out.
7. Movie Theater Gift Cards
Head to your local movie theater chain and pick up some gift cards. Wrap it up with her favorite movie theater candy for a gift you put together in no time.
8. IOU Vouchers
Skip the traditional purchased gift in favor of something more meaningful (and save money in the process!) For example, offer help setting up Mom’s new computer, a day of Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit, help cleaning out the garage, etc. Don’t make empty promises, though, make sure you follow through with whatever your gift is.
9. Lottery Scratch Tickets
Everyone dreams of winning so why not give Mom the chance to be an instant millionaire? Tie a few “scratchies” up with a ribbon and a good luck wish.
10. Flowers Don’t worry if you forgot to order Mom flowers, 1800flowers.com will get it there on time, as long as you order by 11:30AM on Sunday. (Or, order today for an even better selection)(pssst: you can even get 15% off Martha Stewart flowers with same day delivery! expires 5/10/09)
For more ideas, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide