Mother’s Day is coming – Sunday, 10 May 2020. Gift giving can be challenging when you’re far away, things are even crazier this year, and waiting until the last minute makes it even harder. Don’t be like me, scrambling to find something nice that can be delivered quickly. Look over this list of gifts ideas and figure out which one is just right for the mothers in your life.
- A beautiful photobook from mixbook.com. These are always a hit.
- Make your own mugs. These directions show you how to make the design permanent, plus has a variety of great ideas about what to draw. My kids did this for Christmas gifts one year and I still see grandparents and aunties drinking out of them.
- Give the Gift of Amazon Prime. I refused to buy Amazon Prime for years, because I figured that I never paid for shipping anyway because I always found a way to make a free shipping order. Wow – I was really missing out on all the other things Amazon Prime has to offer, including video, music, Kindle lending library, and unlimited photo storage. Amazon Prime is a great gift for the person who has everything!
- Share your memories: Write a sappy letter telling Mom why she is special to you. Make a memory jar and fill it with special memories that you have. Make a video of you talking about your mom. Bonus points if grandchildren do the interviewing!
- A trinket from your current location, or something generic (coffee mugs, again!) adorned with things that represent the area where you live.
- A fruit basket or Shari’s Berries, featuring Mother’s Day strawberries & gifts starting at just $19.99. You can save a bit if you plan ahead: Save 15% on Mother’s Day Orders For Delivery Between 4/27 – 5/6 with Promo Code 15SB at Shari’s Berries!
- Handmade jewelry from Etsy. I love the earrings at DrinkingforArt.
- Local sweets and cookies from the grocery store, if they are different from what she can get where she lives. We’ve sent macadamia nut chocolates from Hawaii, Italian coffee from Italy, and Cadbury chocolates from England.
- A spa gift certificate. You can book through a consolidator like SpaFinder (15% off with this link), or call a local business. Or,
- Homemade spa products. One year, one of my girls made me a variety of bath bombs and body scrubs. I was thrilled! You can find an endless array of recipes at Pinterest or with an internet search.
- Have a photo printed on a canvas. Companies such as CanvasPeople will print your photo on canvas, and wrap it on a frame for a beautiful finish. Special offer: Get a Free 11×14 Canvas and Only Pay Shipping PLUS Get 65% Off All Other Size Canvases and Products!
- If you live close enough to mail things, consider: Yummy baked goods, like luscious lemon poppyseed cake or soft and decadent Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies.
- The old standby: Flowers. If you have friends or family who live in the area, you can save a bundle by asking them to pick up a bouquet from a local florist (or grocery store, if safe right now) and deliver it for you – bonus points if you send a handwritten note or card for them to include. If you must have them delivered, try to call a local florist. In my experience, you get much better service and you’re supporting the small companies who are struggling right now.
Don’t forget that procrastination often means spending more. Take a few minute today to order or plan so that you can save money and express your love in exactly the right way for your Mom-people.
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