Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Save You From Guilt

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Save You From Guilt

Not to freak you out, but Mother’s Day is this weekend and if you haven’t gotten mom something special, there is still time to look like the best son in the world. 

Here are some last minute gift ideas that will still arrive on time and save you from mom guilt. 

Amazon Echo Input.   If you’ve had a hard time talking your mom into getting the Amazon Echo, this little gadget (which you will have to set up for her) allows her to turn her speaker into an Alexa-asking machine. This device will allow her to ask Alexa all the questions on her mind from the current weather to trivia to setting a to-do list. She can also jam out to her favorite music while blowing up your Facebook feed with corny cat memes. Echo Input adds Alexa to an external speaker and connects via 3.5 mm audio cable or Bluetooth. $19.99

Women’s Plush Fleece Robe With Hoodie.  The perfect gift for that mom that always thinks it’s cold and never moves the thermostat below eighty-two degrees Fahrenheit. The soft, plush fabric will have her asking you to feel the smoothness and the hood means she can protect her hair or choose to not fix it depending on her mood. $59.99

Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser. As you get older, humidifiers become a necessary and essential part of your life. What’s pretty cool about this cool mist humidifier is that also comes with the option of adding essential oils. Mom can choose her favorite scents to fill the air so bring your allergy pills on your next visit. $29.99 Amazon (Prime Free Same-Day shipping). 

Mom Pendant Sterling Silver Necklace.  From the Caperci Love Collection, you seriously cannot go wrong with a mom-pendant necklace even if the diamonds are not real. This is also the perfect Mother’s Day gift if you’ve been dodging her calls and missed Thanksgiving last year. $22.09 (It comes with free shipping and returns for Prime members but most moms are not cold-blooded enough to return it.)  

Shower/Bath Wine Glass Holder.  Is there anything worse than spilling your drink while trying to take a shower or soak in a bathtub? Well, maybe picturing your mom in a shower but I digress. If your mom is a lush like mine and loves the hell out of wine, then I am guessing she doesn’t have a shower caddy for her wine glass and really wants one. Comes in a variety of colors and at only $13.95 you may want to pop for a bottle of wine to go with it.

In all seriousness, do something nice for your mom this year even if it’s a card and flowers. Wishing all the moms, aunts, grandmothers, sisters, cousins and dog moms out there the happiest Mother’s Day!

5 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Aren’t Lame and Under $30 

5 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Aren’t Lame and Under $30 

There is nothing wrong with getting mom flowers but it’s always nice to surprise her with something that it not the equivalent of getting dad a tie for father’s day. 

Here is a list of last-minute gifts that you can order for mom on Amazon Prime but don’t wait too long.

EccoVessel Port Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Wine Glass: Toast mom with this triple insulated tumbler perfect to keeping mom’s cocktails or vino cold and her coffee piping hot. Drinking lid is removable and is BPA free and is the perfect sippy cup for adults. And look ma! no condensation thanks to the double wall design. $17.95

Homesick Scented Candles: Take mom on vacation without ever having to leave home. These hand-poured, natural soy wax candles perfectly capture all the scents of major cities and countries across the globe. Let these scents transport her to Brasil, New York City, France, Seattle, Chicago, Canada, Dallas, Denver and more! Candles burn anywhere from 60-80 hours. $29.95

Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser:   If Calgon can’t do the trick (and you wouldn’t want to know if it did) this essential oil diffuser brings the power of aromatherapy and the wood-grain model makes it a stylish addition to any room. Also has a built-in Whisper Quiet ultrasonic coolmist to relieve allergies and dry sinuses. Mom can add her own mixture of essential oils including lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, clementine, peppermint, jasmine, lime or a variety of florals. $29.65

Movie Quotes for All Occasions Paperback Book:  is mom a movie lover and a book worm? This is the gift that keeps on giving and mom will never have to wonder where to insert her favorite movie lines at the right time in conversation. $12.78

Kate Spade New York Women’s Luggage Tag ID Clip: Mom can travel in style and always know which bag is hers at the airport. The multi-color glitter gold clip with the Kate Space iconic logo charm means mom can be fashionable anywhere she goes. $24.00

 

Forget the Flowers Make Mom a Cocktail this Mother’s Day

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Whether you’re celebrating mom, grandma or your spouse, chances are the women in your life are overdue for a good, stiff drink.

Bahama Mama–     A fitting name for a Mother’s Day cocktail, this sweet drink packs a tropical punch. Ingredients: 1/2 ounce rum, 1/2 ounce coconut rum, 1 ounce fresh pineapple juice, one ounce fresh orange juice, 1/2 ounce grenadine and one cup of ice. Mix ingredients, add crushed ice (half-a-cup) lightly shake in a cocktail shaker for around 10-15 seconds and strain and pour over ice and garnish with an orange slice.
Bellini–       This refreshing take on a mimosa is simple with a nice presentation. You will need 4-5 ounces of Prosecco and 2-3 ounces of fresh peach puree’. Pour Prosecco first into a champagne glass, add the fresh peach puree’ to the top of glass and garnish with a slice of fresh peach. Refreshing, easy and sure to bring a smile to her face.
Mimosa–     You can’t get any easier than this drink. 4-5 ounces of champagne, sparkling white wine or processo. Serve in a champagne glass with a splash of freshly-squeezed orange juice (approximately 2-3 ounces).
The Cosmopolitan or “Cosmo”–     This drink has experienced a surge in popularity because of the hit show, Sex and the City. Thankfully, it’s less complicated than the women on the TV series. You will need 1/2 fresh lime juice, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 1/2 ounce Cointreau and 2 ounces citron vodka. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and all ingredients. Shake for approximately 15-20 seconds and strain over ice into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon peel but you can simply add a lemon slice.
Rosé Wine Spritzer–     A new twist on an 80s classic drink and outside of cracking open a beer, you can’t get any easier that this cocktail. You will need 4-6 ounces of chilled rosé wine. This is not to be confused with white zinfadel. Add a splash or approximately 2 ounces of ice cold seltzer water and garnish with a slice of lime. Simply serve in a chilled wine glass.
Too much work? Can’t track down a glass or booze in the house? Here is a link for an app called Ibotta offering free mimosas on Mother’s Day.
Cheers!  Happy Mother’s Day! 

9 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day always poses some challenge for guys when it comes to finding the right gift. Relax, we’ve compiled a list of unique gift ideas that look like you spent hours picking them out for wife, mom, mother-in-law or even grandma! And best of all, you can do your shopping in your boxer shorts from the sofa while watching a ball game.

Personalized Yankee Candles.  Choose a candle style, scent and personalize your label by uploading an image or your own label. 

Shari’s Berries.   These gourmet chocolate-dipped strawberries start at just $19.99 and include dark chocolate, white chocolate, crushed walnuts, pink sugar and chocolate chips. 

Wine of the Month.  Forget jelly, vino is the gift that keeps on giving. Surprise her every month with new red or white. Choose from three different types of memberships. You can’t go wrong with this gift. 

Spa Day.  Massage Envy offers gift card deals for moms including a 60-minute facial or massage.  Plus, they have locations throughout the U.S so you can have mom covered no matter where she lives. 

Custom Jewelry.   Choose from precious metals, birthstones and necklaces that can be engraved with her name or the names of her children. 

Garden Tool Basket.   Got a gardener in your family? Mom will love the Agrarian Tool Basket from Williams Sonoma. Includes a wicker basket for picking flowers or veggies and lots of places to store and organize gardening tools. 

Flowers.  You can’t go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Save time calling local florists and order online at Bloomthat.com

Custom Wall Art.   Choose from slate signs and plaques and upload images or your family name onto customizable wall art. 

Monogrammed Plus Bathrobes.  Now mom can enjoy all the comforts of the spa at home with these plus bathrobes that offer luxury and free monogramming.