5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th. Did you get your Mother's Day gift yet? There's still just enough time to get mom a great last-minute gift. Here are 5 ideas to save the day.

Gift Cards

Never know quite what to get mom anyway? All the more reason to go for the gift card option. One of the easiest options is the Amazon gift card. You can buy one online and then share it with Mom via email, Facebook or as a print-out.


Yes, flowers are a cliche. But what can we say? Moms love flowers. Google "Mother's Day flowers" and you'll have plenty of options. If you're not sure what kind of flowers to get mom, take a look at these tips on popular Mother's Day flowers and colors.

Donation in Her Name

Does your mom love animals almost more than she does people? Is she passionate about the environment? Donate to a charity supporting her favorite cause. Not sure which charity to choose? Get her a gift card from justgive.org and she can choose her favorite from 1.8 million charities in their database.

Cook/Grill/Bake for Her

Moms love it when their kids cook for them. Unless you're a terrible cook. In which case, fire up the grill or grab all the veggies and toppings you can find for a knock-your-socks off salad. You can get away with buying the rest of the meal if you create one dish that you clearly poured your heart into. Need recipe ideas? Check out allrecipes.com. They even have a special Mother's Day recipes section.

Book Her an Amazing Vacation Rental

If you are currently off skydiving or otherwise preoccupied and end up reading this on Monday, May 13th, you need to come up with an incredible "I love you Mom" token. Of course you can't buy her love, but it might be easier for her to get excited about a belated gift if it's a fabulous vacation rental. Here are a few of our favorites.

Premier Bayfront Estate: this incredible San Diego villa offers incredible bay views and over 75 feet of beachfront. Mom is sure to love a weekend here with the entire family!

Orlando Villa: this Orlando vacation rental is one of the largest and most spectacular in the Orlando area. Treat Mom to a luxurious vacation in this stunning home, complete with a pool, hot tub and 12-seat movie theater.

Hualalai Estate: this spectacular custom home features luxurious interior and outdoor spaces - perfect for a truly luxurious vacation.

Have a great Mother's Day and happy travels to you whenever you're traveling!

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