Need a Super Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift Your Mom will Love? Here's What to Do

by Marlene Sauer
DIY Mini Bouquets by Homey oh My
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So Mother's Day is days away, and you're empty-handed.

Procrastinate much?

JK! There's no judgment here - I am the absolute worst at planning ahead.

But, let's not leave our moms thinking we don't care about them. Instead of panicking and grabbing the first tchotchke that catches your eye on the way home and playing it off as totally intentional, try one of these last-minute gifts your mom will love.

We've got you covered with gifts you can order online, simple ways to make a gift of flowers more special, and experiences you can share with your mom that will really make her day.

Ready, set, go - you got this!          

1. Order a Legit-Elegant Gift on Amazon Prime

Besides rescuing me whenever I run out of cat litter (Every. Single. Month.), that speedy 2-day Prime shipping is just perfect for those of us who missed all the blaring commercials warning us of the imminent approach of Mother's Day. You don't even have to run around frantically after your workday! 

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1. JONTER Fabric Wireless Bluetooth Round Speaker in Rose Gold

 

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2. Umbra Trigg Desktop Planter Vase

 

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3. Herbivore Botanicals All Natural Coco Rose Body Polish / Sugar Scrub

 

 

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4. Home Essentials Tuscana Assorted Color 16oz Wine Glasses Set

 

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5. Paddywax Element Collection Scented Soy Wax Candle, Saltwater and Suede

 

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6. Rivet Modern Hand-Woven Stripe Fringe Throw Blanket

 


2. Try a Modern Spin on Flowers

I don't mean your regular grocery store bouquet. Well, not without some tweaking. This is the woman who gave you life, you guys, don't just pick up a bunch of carnations in a plastic sleeve.

Try one of these easy DIY flower arrangements and hacks to make this classic Mom's Day gift extra special.

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1. DIY Mini Bouquets by Homey Oh My

 

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2. Hand-lettered Flower Wraps with Free Printable by Lemon Thistle

 

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3. How to Wrap Bouquets in Fabric by Sugar & Cloth

 

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4. Fresh Flower Gift Box by Burkatron

 

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5. How to Create a Gorgeous Custom Bouquet by Camille Styles

 


3. Gift your Mom an Experience

They say the best things in life are free. Okay, these last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas are not free, but they are decidedly more special than anything you can order online. Shower your mom with love by creating memories with her.

Most importantly, kids, give your mom your full attention so she knows just how much you appreciate her.

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1. Pack a Picnic Brunch

Breakfast in bed is just messy. Treat your mama to a meal out in the fresh air instead.

It doesn't have to be stunningly gorgeous (although, isn't this just the most inviting breakfast you've ever seen?). Prepare some simple foods, grab a few cozy blankets and bottles of rosé, and venture out to a spot in a nearby park or beach.

 

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2. Take your Mom on a Day Trip

Is there someplace your mom is always talking about going? Maybe she's been before and raves about how much she enjoyed it, or somewhere new that she's excited to explore? Take her there!

Pretty much anywhere you live, there is something new to discover within a few hours' drive. Adventure with your mom, and you'll be surprised what you can learn about her, too.

 

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3. Sign Up for a Class Together

For the ultimate Mother's Day gift, spend more time with her! Taking a class is a beautiful way to bond while learning something new. Check your local adult education center or community college for classes ranging from visual arts to poetry, yoga to cooking.

If you aren't able to commit to a multi-week course, see if they have any workshops instead.

 


One last tip...

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Add a cute printable gift tag! These gorgeous, modern freebies from Design Create Cultivate will make your mom feel extra special.


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17 Time-Saving Gifts for New Moms 

by Faith Provencher

17 quick gifts for new moms

With Mother's Day right around the corner, many of us are on the hunt for gifts for those new moms out there. The best gifts usually involve something that will save her time or give her a bit of extra time to herself. So we've done the research and rounded up the best ideas from around the web. Here are 17 gifts for new moms that will put a smile on her face this Mother's Day (or any day of the year!).        

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48 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Aren't At All Tacky

by M.E. Gray

48 DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that are totally not tacky, and look like you got the at a store!

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and you know what's better than a mom? Nothing! If you want to show your momma you care for her in a special and unique way, then handmade is the way to go. We've rounded up 48 doable Mother's Day ideas you could craft for your mom, or for the other mothers in your life. Maybe you're a mom too, and you want to treat yourself - go wild. It's your day. Mom will love the care and thought put into her...

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71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables

by M.E. Gray

The ultimate roundup of free Mother's Day printables. We've got you covered with cards, prints, tags, and more!

Mother's Day is just around the corner (it's on Sunday the 14th - don't forget!). If you're anything like me, the holiday has crept up on you. There are so many different things to celebrate about our mamas (and grandmothers, spouses, and mother-figures), but what it ultimately comes down to is telling her you're thankful for her. Whether that means making her breakfast, bringing her flowers, or sending her a note in the mail, these (free!) Mother's Day printables can help you get the job done.       

How do you celebrate Mom on her special day? Let us know in the comments!

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CARDS

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Say Yes
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1. Awesome Amy Poehler references on these cards from Say Yes!

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Lolly Jane
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2. Lolly Jane has the perfect printable if your momma is also your BFF.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Almost Makes Perfect
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 3. No matter how you say it, Almost Makes Perfect has you covered.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Catch My Party
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4. Find this jewel at Catch My Party.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Catch my Party
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5. We love this a-doe-rable card, also from Catch My Party!

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Sarah Hearts
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6. Sarah Hearts has the prettiest designs for your prettiest of mommies. 

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Free Pretty Things for You!
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7. This quote can be found at Free Pretty Things For You!

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Crafty Morning
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8. This is one of several cards that get right to the point, from Crafty Morning.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Yesterday on Tuesday
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9. A beautiful illustration and beautiful quote, found at Yesterday on Tuesday.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by 74 Lime Lane
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10. Cover all your bases from mom to grandma with these cards from 74 Lime Lane.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by The Casual Craftlete
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11. The Casual Craftlete keeps it simple and sweet.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by SohoSonnet
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12. Find this mother's day printable card at SohoSonnet.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Kori Clark
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13. Quiz time! How well do you know your mom? Print this card/questionnaire at Kori Clark.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by She's Kinda Crafty
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14. She's Kinda Crafty has this cute bike card to print, plus matching stationary (because you're going to need extra paper to list all the reasons your mom is awesome!).   

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Adventures in Making
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15. Adventures in Making created this beautiful greeting card and paired it with how-to tips on water coloring.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Lolly Jane
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16. Isn't it great that Mother's Day happens during springtime when the flowers are blooming? These printable florals can be found at Lolly Jane's site.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Love the Day
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17. Find this happy card at Love the Day.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Living Locurto
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18. Studies have show that she's the best! This card is available at Living Locurto.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Bombshell Bling
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19. Polka dots and handwritten font over at Bombshell Bling.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by How About Orange
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20. Print this friendly reminder from How About Orange.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Minted Strawberry
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21. Best. Mom. Ever. From Minted Strawberry!

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Landeelu
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22. If you know you're a Mama's girl or Mama's boy, embrace it with this printable from Landeelu.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Maiko Nagao
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23. Short and sweet, find this one at Maiko Nagao.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Card by Sarah Hearts
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24. Loving this retro-vibe from Sarah Hearts!


GIFT TAGS

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Almost Makes Perfect
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25. For the minimal mom - get these tags at Almost Makes Perfect.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Blooming Homestead
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26. How cute are these gift tags from Blooming Homestead?

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Sarah Hearts
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27. Everyone loves flowers. Say "Happy Mother's Day!" with this print from Sarah Hearts.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by The Crafting Chicks
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28. The Crafting Chicks have the perfect printable to go with the plant you're giving your mother on Sunday.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Squirrelly Minds
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29. Lovely all-purpose tags that let mom know she's loved, found at Squirrelly Minds.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Montgomery Fest
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30. Best mom ever! Find these monochrome designs at Montgomery Fest.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by I Heart Naptime
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31. I Heart Naptime has this classy printable so you can say "thank you!"

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Leah With Love
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32. Does your Mom love wine? Leah With Love has a Mother's Day printable for that!

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by The Dating Divas
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33. If you maternal figure lives far away, The Dating Divas created this bright printable to send the happiest of care packages her way.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by The Crafted Sparrow
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34. The Crafted Sparrow pairs their printable with a delicious looking body scrub for a relaxing gift.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Say Yes
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35. Say Yes to celebrating moms!

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Yellow Bliss Road
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36. Tell her you appreciate her with these printable tage from Yellow Bliss Road.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Almost Makes Perfect
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37. Almost Makes Perfect has printables for step-mothers and mom-in-laws too.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags by Elegance and Enchantment
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38. This whole gift-wrapping set is available to print at Elegance and Enchantment.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Tags and wrapping by Lia Griffith
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39. Matching paper and tags available at Lia Griffith.


ART PRINTS

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by The Little Club
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40. We absolutely love this art print from The Little Club.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by Place of My Taste
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41. Simple and sweet, this print is from Place of My Taste.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by Frugal Coupon Living
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42. Frugal Coupon Living turned this heart-warming quote into lovely wall art.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by The Dating Divas
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43. This print from The Dating Divas would make the perfect gift to give your friends who are new moms.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by Simple as That
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44. Tell her she's the strongest woman you know with this Mother's Day printable from Simple As That.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by The Kiwi in the Clouds
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45. The Kiwi in the Clouds says, "Home is where mom is!"

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by Place of My Taste
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46. Place of My Taste mixes watercolors with a simple greeting.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by My Fabuless Life
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47. Mom is amazing. End of story. Find these prints at My Fabuless Life.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by Holiday Printables
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48. Find this print at Holiday Printables.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by The Small Seed
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49. Frame this thought from The Small Seed to give to your mama this Sunday.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by See Lindsay
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50. The truth hurts, and See Lindsay knows what's up.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by Holiday Printables
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51. Holiday Printables has this simple but true message available to print and frame.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by Sarah Hearts
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52. Sarah Hearts at it again with the retro vibes!

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Art Print by A Night Owl
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53. Find this print at A Night Owl.


GIFTS

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by A Bubbly Life
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54. Giving flowers? Wrap them in this printable from A Bubbly Life.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by The Allison Show
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55. The Allison Show makes it easy to host a Mother's Day brunch with these funky placemats.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Smart School House
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56. Add some lip balm to this card from Smart School House if your mom has an explosive personality! 

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Simple Kierste
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57. Give Supermom a breakfast she'll love with these printables from Simply Kierste.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Skip to my Lou
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58. How cute is this coupon book from Skip to my Lou?

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by I Heart Naptime
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59. I Heart Naptime makes it easy to give Mama a bit of relaxation.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Happy Home Fairy
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60. The puns don't stop - Happy Home Fairy has a printable for the handy mommas out there!

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Smart School House
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61. You bring the ice cream, I'll bring the toppings! Smart School House has this printable for the sweet-toothed moms.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by I Heart Naptime
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62. Matching breakfast-in-bed printables from I Heart Naptime.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Cool Mom Picks
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63. Every queen deserves a crown. At Cool Mom Picks you can print off this one.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by The Kiwi in the Clouds
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64. The Kiwi in the Clouds paired this printable with golden bath salts!

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Smart School House
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65. Smart School House has this stylish and silly card available to print.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Ruban Collectif
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66. Find floral accessories at Ruban Collectif.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Oh Happy Day
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67. Print and make a Mother's Day banner at Oh Happy Day.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Curbly
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68. In my opinion, chocolate is really the best gift to give. Let mom know just how sweet she is with these wrappers from us at Curbly.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Kori Clark
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69. Kori Clark has simplistic and thoughtful coupons to give your mother this Sunday.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Lia Griffith
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70. If you mama is a tea-drinker, she'll love these tea tags from Lia Griffith.

 

71 Last-Minute Mother's Day Printables: Printable by Hello Lucky
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71. And finally, it's hard to go wrong with wine! Find these at Hello Lucky.


Don't forget mom this year - these free printables make it easy to make her feel special!
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Celebrate Mother's Day with your gal pals - we'll show you how to throw a Mom-tastic workshop brunch!

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Gift Guide: 10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom

by Stephanie Lee
10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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Still stuck on what to get your mom for Mother's Day? Not to worry, I've got a whole swag of beautiful gifts that you can handmake in the space of a day (most in under an hour) that'll leave your mom feeling super spoiled. In fact these projects are so lovely she probably won't even realise they're DIY! Get ready for some fun Saturday crafting in preparation for Sunday's festivities...

 

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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1. Floral soap pops via Fall for DIY

These soaps are perfect for pampering your mom on her special day and they're so stunning she probably won't believe you made them yourself! If you're going to make these for Sunday just make sure you start early as the pops take around 6 hours to set. 

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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2. Elegant minimal necklaces via PB Teen

Instead of flowers or chocolates, why not make your mom a necklace she can use every day! Find out her favourite metals and stones and craft up one for her that she'll wear all the time.

 

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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3. Grapefruit rosemary bath salts via Homey Oh My

Mother's day is all about pampering your mom and nothing says pampering like scented bath salts! The combination of rosemary and grapefruit will be sure to have her feeling relaxed in no time.

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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4. Gold foil trinket dish (via Delineate Your Dwelling)

If your mom often has a lot of jewellery, coins or keys floating around the house, this lovely trinket dish is the perfect gift to house her knick knacks. Maybe add a few of her favourite sweet treats inside when you wrap it up as an added surprise!

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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5. Finger-knit rope trivet via Flax and Twine

This seriously is a dream project; all you need is half an hour of your time to make your mom these gorgeous trivets that she can use in her kitchen or to entertain at parties. Make ones in different sizes so she has a full set!

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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6. Patterned coasters (via Curbly)

Is your mom a fan of bold patterns and colours? Then she'll probably love these coasters! They're easy to paint up in the space of an hour and they'll add an instant burst of colour to her kitchen.

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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7. Clay vase (via eHow)

It's a well known fact that most moms love flowers, but why not go one better and make her an elegant clay vase to go with the bunch of blooms you buy her? The vase will be a lovely keepsake that she can use over and over again!

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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8. Tissue paper wall art (via The Lovely Drawer)

If you know your mom's favourite colours and shapes, you could easily make her some tissue paper wall art to brighten up her walls. Not only will it be a gift unlike any other she's received, she'll truly have art that's one of a kind because it's made by you!

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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9. Herb starter kit (via The Merrythought)

If your mom's the gardening type, then you can't go past this herb starter kit. And don't worry if she's already got herbs; just customise the starter with seeds and markers for plants she hasn't yet got in her garden. Every time she looks at her newly budding plants, she'll remember how much you love her!

10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom
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10. Triangle bookends via Make and Tell

If your mom's a bit of a bookworm, chances are she'll have a lot of good reads lying around the house that need displaying so why not make her some pretty and functional bookends to help house her paperbacks? With some wood scraps and glue, you'll have these made up and ready for gifting in under an hour!

 

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Roundup: 22 Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas She Will Love

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Roundup: 22 Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas She Will Love

You've been DIYing gifts for Mother's Day since you were in elementary school, writing cards on construction paper and pressing your hand into a concrete stone with the date on it. Now that you're all grown up though, it's time for some more adult DIY ideas for Mom - ones that she is sure to love. So, I've rounded up 22 awesome DIY gift ideas for Mother's Day to get your creativity going.   

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20 Great DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas

by Brittni Mehlhoff

20 Great DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas

If you're struggling to figure out what to get Mom for Mother's Day this year, take a page from your childhood self and make something for her, with your own two hands. I'm not talking about macaroni art or a homemade card written in marker, here. These are adult gifts that she will actually use (and enjoy). Here are 20 DIY gift ideas for mom this Mother's Day.      

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