5 Last Minute (But Still Amazing) Mother’s Day Ideas

May 6, 2014
E. Brandy

If Mother’s Day snuck up on you this year, never fear! Here are five ideas to help you pull together a meaningful gift to Mom in minutes.

1. Offer an edible gift: Go for things that are both delightful and practical (and if possible that you’ve made yourself). A beautiful assortment of jams and jellies or a batch of homemade cookies are sure to please her. Here’s a quick selection of easy treats you can make in a flash.

2. Sign up your Mom for a local CSA: Sign Mom up for a local CSA, she will get plenty  of various, fresh fruit and veggies all year round. You can also buy her a membership for a wine-and-cheese club or other gourmet subscription service. This attention will save her time and money all year long, and she will be reminded of your kindness on a regular basis! Go on LocalHarvest.org to find the nearest farms and CSAs in your area.

3. Offer a beautifully-wrapped-something: Make the packaging more important than the actual gift! Wrap up a bottle of wine, a cookbook or a new cheese board in a beautifully silk printed tea-towel that will last a long time in your mom’s kitchen.

4. Breakfast in bed: Let’s face it: The simplest pleasures are all  we need in the world. Prepare a good batch of fluffy lemon and ricotta pancakes with a good of coffee cup, put it on a bed-tray, and you’re sure to make your mothers sunday brighter and lighter. If you wish to go a more elaborate route, have a look at our brunch and breakfast suggestions for Mother’s day

5. Crafternoon tea: Have a cup in style this sunday afternoon with customized tea bags. Offer you mom personalized teabags with a fragrant blend of her favorite aromas. It’s tiny, lovely and goes well with a few raisin scones. Photo & DIY by Feathers & Freckles

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