8 Last Minute Gifts for Mother’s Day (from Real Moms)


In case you didn’t get the memo, Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday! And it’s another year where typical Mother’s Day outings may not be possible. But don’t fret.  If you’re still looking for a Mother’s Day Gift for the mom in your life we’ve got you covered! Here are 8 last minute gifts for Mother’s Day- ideas from local moms that you can make happen before Sunday, all of which are pandemic friendly.

last minute Mother's Day giftsA Day Off

An ACTUAL day off, where everything that needs to get done actually gets done, but not by us. A day off where Mom does nothing on Sunday, but then has to play catch up on Monday is not actually a day off.

Alone Time

We want the house to ourselves. Take the kids, take the pets, leave us the remote. If the door is locked when you get back, we’re not done being alone. Come back later.

A Hotel Stay

It doesn’t have to be long.  It doesn’t even have to be very fancy. We just want a night in a bed with no other bodies, no chance of being woken up. We are mothered out.

A Massage

Yes, we seem super touched out lately, but if we have to be touched, we want it to be relaxing and stress-relieving.  Bonus points if you figure out the child care too.


Simple but good quality jewelry. Nothing super expensive or flashy, but classic pieces. we dream of passing down our jewels to our children and their future spouses. Simple quality pieces are perfect.

A Girl’s Outing

A day with girlfriends to a vineyard. Massage. Brunch at a local spot in town. A day to reconnect with our people.


Detail the vehicles.  Gift cards are fine, but if you take it for us, we’re even more grateful. Cars are catch-all’s, and as things get a little more normal, and the kids are doing more things out of the house, it’s only going to get worse. A fresh clean car is calming and makes all the taxi driving a bit more do-able.

For the Gardener

Mom loves a veggie garden? Grab that new planter she’s been eying on Amazon. Gift cards to local greenhouses. An actual plant in a pretty planter (bonus if you check the house and pick something new!).

Moms, what are your favorite last minute gifts for Mother’s Day?

For more on Mother’s Day, check out these posts:

Memorable Mother’s Day with Small Businesses 

Do I have to Act Like A Mom On Mother’s Day?

All I really Want for Mother’s Day Is A Break

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Brooke has spent most of her life in Rhode Island, having grown up in Foster, and moving back to RI after high school in Foxboro, MA. Since becoming a foster parent in 2005, she has cared for 8 children with special needs. The first child placed in her home is now 22, and continues to both brighten and challenge her days. She is stepmom to two young children, who brighten and challenge her days in totally different ways. Brooke has worked with people with special needs for 17 years and currently works as a case manager for children with autism at a non-profit in Southeastern MA. She feels strongly that raising tiny, adorable beings up into functioning, kind, emotionally stable adults is hard, and we all, as mothers, aunts, stepmothers, foster mothers, friends, and grandmothers, have a role in making that easier for each other. Every child (and adult for that matter) we come into contact with will either be better or worse off for the experience, and we should take that seriously, while extending grace to those along with us on this journey. Brooke is passionate about serving others (although she sometimes struggles to do so cheerfully) and advocating for those who can not advocate for themselves. She loves Jesus, a well made gin and tonic, home renovation, and overlooking the dog hair on her floors.