my favs this week: last minute mother's day gifts

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy almost Mother's Day lovelies!

I strongly suspect that there are many out there who, like me, wait until the last minute to sort out gifts. I am also quite confident that Mr. B falls into this category.

So, to help you all out, I'm posting a few last minute mother's day gift ideas. Most of these things, or something quite similar, can easily be found at a moment's notice.

I will confess, I may or may not be wanting everything on this list... so Mr. B, if you're reading, get on it!


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A wanted appliance - okay, I'll express some caution buying the mom in your life an appliance, particularly if that mom is your girlfriend/fiance/wife: DON'T be buying your special lady an appliance unless it's something she has clearly expressed a desire for. Having said that, my magic bullet broke this week so I've been chomping at the bit for a new blender for my smoothies, so this would have been a GREAT mother's day present IF I had the patience to wait. I may or may not have already bought this :)

date night - plan a night out and present it to her! Pick a restaurant, buy some tickets to the theater, a movie or  a sporting event (one SHE wants, this is not for you!) and arrange for childcare (this piece is KEY and she'll LOVE that you took care of that very important detail). I promise, she won't be disappointed.

Cute coffee mug - maybe it's just me, but I love stuff like this. It's cute, practical and would get a lot of use. You could even go a step further and fill the cup with her favorite coffee/tea and some chocolates (mmmm chocolate).

flowers - yes, it's cliche, but I love me some fresh flowers ESPECIALLY in the spring! A mother's day must!

Accessories she wouldn't buy herself - your mom/partner likely has a list of things she'd love to have but won't buy herself. A pricey little handbag, a cute pair of shoes or a gorgeous scarf. Your job is to remember all those hints she's dropped (or check out her wishlist on Amazon) and surprise her by getting it for her! Just saying, I wouldn't throw out this gorgeous Kate Spade bag :)

Products she loves - every woman has things she uses all the time. Maybe it's stuff for her face-care routine (*cough* which I happen to be out of Mr. B *cough*), shampoo/conditioner, perfume, mascara... get you the picture, It's practical but also shows that you know her well enough (and pay attention) to pick something she'll actually use.

BONUS - homemade stuff! If you're organized enough to get the kids to help create something special for your mom/partner, you'll earn HUGE bonus points!! Pinterest has lots of easy ideas to help you out!

I hope ALL you moms out there get spoiled! Being a mom isn't always easy but it certainly is the BEST job in the world! HAPPY almost MOTHER'S DAY!



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8 comments:

  1. That coffee mug is adorable! And I agree, any products or accessories that I wouldn't buy myself are perfect! Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. I know, right?! I feel like I need it but it would be kinda weird if I bought it for myself lol
      Hope you have a lovely weekend too!

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  2. These are great gift ideas! Love them... and am hoping I maybe get one this weekend! :-)
    TGIF!
    "The Busy Brunette"
    http://thebusybrunette.blogspot.com/

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  3. Go ahead and email my hubby all of the above. Great picks!

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    1. perhaps our hubbies should subscribed to each of our blogs seeing as we have similar tastes!

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  4. I would love a cute coffee or tea mug. I used to use the Clinique 3 step skin care system, but I only use the soap, a different lotion and no toner. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. I know, cups are super cute and fun!
      hope you had an amazing mother's day!

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