Your Guide to Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Posted May 11, 2013 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

Let’s face it, Career Girls, it’s Saturday. And no matter how much you love your mom, you may have forgotten to grab that Mother’s Day gift for tomorrow. Of course, you’ll pick up a card, but take these ideas for some last-minute knock ’em dead gifts.

  • Tickets!
    They don’t require any wrapping, and are deliverable last minute even if you live far away. Perhaps you’re buying her plane tickets to come visit you, or tickets to a local theater production or concert. Setting a date with your mom, though, is always a great gift.
  • iTunes and Spotify
    Low budget, admittedly, but blow past the idea of a mix-tape for mom, and make her a list of songs that remind you of her. Include songs from your childhood, songs you know she loves, and more. Pair it with an iTunes gift card if she’ll be downloading, and you’re all set.
  • Photos
    There’s nothing moms love more than pictures of their kids and grandkids. Run to your local Target, grab a great photo frame, and insert a photo of you and your mom, your mom and your kids, or another sentimental photo, and wrap it up. Easy, right?
  • Wine
    If you’re mom loves fine wines, sign her up for a fun subscription to somewhere like Naked Wines. They’re an easy-to-use service with a fun background for each of the winemakers that makes you feel both invested in winemaking and loving the wines!
  • Donate
    If your mom is a philanthropist, take the time to give the gift of honoring her by giving to an organization she cares about.

Good luck, Career Girls! Enjoy your Mother’s Day and honor your moms.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."