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!


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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  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!

    Doused In Pink

    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!

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

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

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

  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!

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


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