Last minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

11:52 PM

Hey everyone!

We all know that Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Literally this coming weekend. I don’t know about you, but I tend to procrastinate when it comes to buying gifts. Occasionally, I would have preplanned out what I want to buy for gifts, whether they be for birthdays or holidays or situations as this upcoming weekend. But let’s be honest. It’s not possible to always plan out everything in advance. Don’t fret my friends. I’ve got some last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that won’t hurt your wallet too much, and will still do the deed of showing your mother how much you love and appreciate her presence in your life. (Stick around til the end because I've also got something special for you guys that I think you will like)

Something I always like to do when I can’t think of a gift idea is to bake some goodies. Making some sweet treats (or savory if she prefers salt over sweet) shows that you are willing to put in the effort. It takes time and patience to make something edible that also tastes good. One could easily go out to the store and buy a box of cupcakes or assorted cookies (which isn’t a bad idea if you truly lack cooking skills), but the fact that you went out of your way to make something yourself is what makes it a gift. Homemade goodies definitely helps to elevate a basic dish into a gift. 

Homemade four ingredient gluten free peanut butter cookies
Recipe HERE

I personally would make cookies because I love baking sweets. It’s a good gift for my mother, plus there will be so many I can have some for myself too. Win win, am I right? Last year my sister and I cooked up an entire brunch for our mother. We made French toast with a berry sauce, a side of bacon and scrambled eggs, and coffee. Everything was homemade and from scratch. Who can resist food? People say food is the way to win over a man’s heart, but frankly I find that food is the way to win over ANYONE’S heart. Food is life. Literally.

Or perhaps going out is more up your alley? Spend the day with your mother doing something fun. Maybe watch a movie you’ve been wanting to watch for awhile. Going to the movie theater and buying the largest size popcorn and watching a movie is always really fun. If there’s nothing interesting currently playing, you could rent a movie or just stick to Netflix. And hey! That food I mentioned earlier that you should make? Yeah, that can come in real handy here as a movie snack. There you go. You’re welcome.

The ferris wheel down by the waterfront in Seattle is always a great choice for a fun activity.

In all honesty, just simply spending the day with the woman who raised you and shaped you into who you are is what’s best. I suggest doing anything that is a favorite activity for the both of you. Don’t feel the pressure to abide to the Hallmark standards of what Mother’s Day has to be. If you guys don’t like getting dressed up and going out of the house to do something, then don’t. Stay at home in your pajamas all day and chill on the couch if that’s what you guys prefer. Or maybe you guys like to sit in cafes and people-watch. And judging all the people walking by. Oh is that last part just me? Oops. My bad. Point is, don’t feel the need to do something to make that day special. It will be special in itself just because you took the time to show her that you appreciate all that she does. All those other cliche cheesy acts can just be shoved out the door.

Wait, now that I think about it… There IS something out there that isn’t too cliche, that I feel your mothers will definitely like. I mean, definitely go and spend the day with your mom. But, there is definitely a gift out there that I guarantee she would appreciate.

We all love to smile big toothy grins for selfies, am I right? But, don’t you ever scroll through your option after the photoshoot and find that all looks good aside from one minor detail? Your smile. More specifically, your teeth. Your hair could be shiny and on point, and your outfit might be the snazziest you’ve ever worn. But your smile is what’s the focal point. If your teeth have taken on a slight yellow-ish hue, that will definitely ruin the effect you are going for. Do you want to look like you have a mouthful of corn?

Yeah… no.

Several months ago, I got the chance to test out Smile Brilliant products. Or rather, I had one of my friends try it out. Smile Brilliant is a brand that offers at home teeth whitening kits with custom-fitted teeth whitening trays. They are made to be personalized for each customer. As in you get to make custom impressions of your teeth for custom fit molds. This at home teeth-whitening kit works well even for those with sensitive teeth, like my friend. If you haven’t read my review before, definitely check that out! 

Before Treatments

After Treatments

Lucky for you guys, I’ve got a $25 off coupon code for you to use to purchase some Smile Brilliant products. Whether they be for your mom, or just for yourself. Who knows. Either way, it is the perfect gift for anyone who is having some trouble maintaining a gleaming white grin.

I get that the kit might not come in time for this coming weekend, but if you end up buying it for your mother there are other ways of presenting it to her. Perhaps getting a box and slipping in a note that says “Your gift is currently being processed and will arrive soon”. She will hate that you are building up the anticipation, but she definitely will appreciate that you bought something that would actually benefit her. Even if it isn’t actually ready for the using on Mother’s Day.

I mean, how useful is a vase of flowers? Or another mug to add to your already growing collection of mugs? Pair this kit with a detoxifying/hydrating/brightening face mask and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy at-home spa day. Done and done.

Here is the $25 off coupon code for the Smile Brilliant at home teeth whitening kit that I’m sure your mothers will love:


Y’all can thank me later.

A rare selfie with my mother 

What do you have planned for Mother’s Day? How are you planning on spending this weekend? Have you ever tried out Smile Brilliant teeth whitening treatments? Lemme know in the comments below!! 

I hope you enjoyed reading! Thank you all for stopping by! I wish you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, and weekend.

Til next time,

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  2. Agreed! Quality time is the best thing you can give Mum. Hope you had a great Mother's Day with your Mumma xo

  3. I should have come here sooner hahaha. I had a lot of trouble with Mother's Day this year and trying to find a presant for someone who has it all. I wish I had baked something now. Damn!


  4. These are great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great gifting tips! That smile bright surely worked. Wow!! I need me one of those.

  6. Great ideas. Doing something fun would be a good treat to moms. :)

  7. Ok, of course I'm super late but this post is really nice :) so many good ideas!! xx

  8. I also like to bake some goodies when it comes to special occasion like Mothers day but this year unfortunately I had no time to make a cake or biscuits so I opted for some fresh flowers ^-^

  9. Aww, you and your mom are so cute. I love the idea of baking sweet gifts. And those gluten-free pb cookies look delicious!
    And I've been looking for a teeth whitener for sensitive teeth!

  10. I hope you enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day with your mum :) Your idea of putting together some homemade baking treats was a great idea!

  11. hope you enjoyed mother's day! it looks fun!
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  12. Amazing post dear! Love the photos!

  13. Great ideas! I'm super late but i bough my mum a perfume and we had a lovely time :)
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  14. Thanks for sharing these ideas dear! I love that you also included not only objects but 'experiences' as well to the list. I hope you spent a great day with your mum, who look lovely in that selfie by the way. :)

  15. such a great post :) you have an amazing blog!


  16. Love those last minute ideas babe!
    Great post!

  17. Pretty ideas Babe :-)
    Best, Melina

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