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Mother’s Day is...When? 6 Last-Minute Gifts

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05.07.15

If you’ve procrastinated a little too long on the Mother’s Day gift front, don’t freak out quite yet. You can make her a gift with items in your home. No, seriously, it can be done! As long as you’re willing to get a little crafty and creative, it’s easy to repurpose common items into beautiful, thoughtful gifts for mom.

Here are six last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas:

1. Homemade Candle

Not just any candle – a teacup candle! We love the idea of reusing beautiful teacups as a warm, sentimental gift. This project looks like it jumped right out of the pages of a Pottery Barn catalogue and it only takes a few minutes to complete. Check out the full step-by-step for detailed instructions.

Photo: Miss Renaissance

2. Serving Tray for Breakfast in Bed

Your mom may say she doesn’t need breakfast in bed, but she deserves to be waited on hand and foot on Mother’s Day! This gift is more about the thoughtful act of serving breakfast in bed than the serving tray itself, but making your own tray will definitely earn you some brownie points. All you need is a cookie sheet, adhesive spray and a yard of fabric she’ll love.

3. Wine Charm

There’s no need to scour the department store for a new set of wine glasses. Upgrade the ones your mother already owns by giving her a set of wine charms! Use spare game pieces (we love the look of Scrabble letters) or leftover wine corks for your charms. Simply drill a small hole into each piece and screw an eye-hook into the hole. Tie a little ribbon or string in a loop around the eye-hook, and that’s it!

aileenrae | Etsy

4. Bath Bombs

This close to Mother’s Day, it’s safe to assume most day spas are probably fully booked. Not to worry! You can still treat your mom to a little luxury of her own with this DIY bath essential. Once tossed into the bathtub, it will set off a fizzy reaction that releases super-relaxing essential oils. Tip: Personalize the gift even more by including her favorite essential oil (we’re partial to floral scents like lavender).

Photo: SerisSoaps | Etsy

5. Painted Kitchenware 

For the mom that loves to cook, this gift is a cinch.  Add a burst of color to some wooden utensils with a few strokes of a paintbrush! You don’t have to stop there – with a little painters tape you can also personalize wooden bowls, trivets and placemats! Your mom will enjoy cooking in the kitchen just as much as you enjoy eating her delicious home-cooked meals! 

6. Free Coupon Book

If you're not feeling extra crafty this year, you can just hit the printer button! Give your mom the gift of choices with this free, printable Mother's Day gift guide. It contains eight coupons for different household chores that she can pick from (redeemable any time). 

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