Easy Last Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming up quickly, which means time is running out to find your mom a great gift. If you haven’t started shopping yet, don’t worry; there are tons of easy gift ideas that you can put together without spending too much time or money. Pair these gifts with some quality time spent with you, and your mom will be thrilled this Mother’s Day. Here are just a few of the easy gift ideas that you can use this Mother’s Day.

Wine Tasting

If your mom loves good wine, then this idea will go over quite well. Assemble a selection of interesting wines from your local specialty liquor store (be sure to ask for recommendations), and then pair with some good bread and cheese. You can also gift her a nice set of wine glasses or a decanter to go with the wine. If you don’t have time to assemble these items, you could opt for a wine subscription service, which will mail her new high-end wines throughout the year.

Art Night

If you and your mom both love to be creative, share some quality time by taking an art or crafting class together. There are classes out there for everything from painting and metalworking to embroidery and everything in between, so find out what type of creative activities your mom is interested in and book a class for both of you. She enjoy the fun activity, and it will be even more special because she’ll get to do it with you. If you’re on a budget, check out deal sites like Groupon for discounts on art and crafting classes, among other things.


For moms who have a green thumb, a small plant paired with a cute pot or hanging planter is a fun and easy gift. Head to your local nursery and ask the staff for recommendations on low-maintenance plants. When in doubt, go for succulents, as they can thrive in most climates. Then, head to a local home store to find a charming space for your mom’s new plant. If you are feeling crafty, you could even buy a plain pot and paint it to suit your mom’s taste.

Membership to a Local Cultural Institution

Cultural activities are fun and inspiring, but they aren’t something that many people think to shell out money for. Treat your mom by getting her a season subscription to her favorite local museum, theater, symphony, ballet, or other cultural institution. She’ll be thrilled to get to attend every show or exhibition; you can even go with her so you can enjoy them together. This is a gift that takes minutes to book, but will keep on giving throughout the year.

Spa Gift Set

Your mom works hard, so she’ll likely appreciate bath products that will help her have the perfect pamper day. Many high-end beauty brands sell pre-packaged gift sets that are spa-themed. Be sure to check Sephora, Ulta, and other beauty retailers to see what’s on offer. If you want a personal touch, you can create your own spa package that features products that she loves. Some products you could include in the set are a body wash, face mask, moisturizer, bubble bath, nail polish, and a scented candle. If you know your mom has a favorite beauty product that she’s unlikely to buy for herself, you can include that in the gift set as well.

When in doubt about what to get your mom on this special day, go for anything that shows how well you know her. Chances are, your mom doesn’t expect anything extravagant; she’ll just appreciate a modest reminder that you care about her.