Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If that news puts you in a panic because between finals and hectic work days you have yet to get a gift, we are here to help.
Our mothers do so much for us, from bringing us into this world to loving and sustaining us as we travel through it. For a lot of us, that role of mother extends to grandmothers, godmothers, and other significant women in our lives, too. Because of this, it’s natural to feel pressure to find the perfect gift to honor them on their day.
Here’s some ideas we’ve put together for last-minute, but meaningful Mother’s Day gifts.
Is your mom impossible to shop for?
Use what you know! Recognize the passions you see in her and think about how you can buy a gift that supports her interests.
Maybe she loves her quiet time in the morning — get her a new mug and her favorite tea to start off her day.
Or maybe she loves springtime gardening — buy her a new pair of gardening gloves or some fun plants for her yard.
By keying into her habits and hobbies, you can find a multitude of gift ideas and show your mom just how well you know her.
Do you and your mom care about supporting the environment and fair trade?
An ethical trade gift is the perfect way to support that shared passion and make double the impact.
Catholic Relief Services has a great selection of Mother’s Day gifts (and free shipping with the promo code ‘CRS’!) — from coffee to clothing to candles — that supports artisans and disadvantaged communities around the globe, as well as the CRS Fair Trade Fund.
Does your mom call you every day?
Think about getting her a coffee shop gift card with the promise to catch up in-person.
A gift like this is two-fold because you’re not just giving her a gift card, you’re giving her your time.
This can be a great way to craft deeper meaning out of a simple gesture. Coffee tastes far better when shared with your mom, after all.
Does your mom insist she doesn’t want a gift?
Sometimes, when your mom says she doesn’t want anything, she does actually means it.
The good news is you don’t have to buy her something to show her you appreciate her. Do something for your mom instead!
Give the kitchen a deep clean, offer to run her errands, make dinner for her — and let her use her extra time to relax or do something she enjoys.
Haven’t talked to your mom in a while?
Flowers are an easy, yet beautiful gift you can give to your mom to show her that you’re thinking of her, even if your relationship has been distant.
Paired with a short card or simple message, this can be a great way to acknowledge what your mother means to you and express an appreciation for her.
Don’t forget the power of words!
Texts are great, but there is something about receiving an actual card that makes the words even more impactful.
Download a free Mother’s Day card, courtesy of Grotto. You have several options to choose from — pick one that you think your mom would enjoy.
And don’t forget, you can also send one along to your grandma, godmother, and any other mother figure in your life!