Last Minute Mothers Day Gift Guide

I remember my first Mothers Day. I mean it was only 4 years ago but still, it was something I was super excited to celebrate. It was like a joined this awesome new club and because I was the newest member everyone wanted to make it very special for me! Kellan was almost 1 month old and I was still in my insomniac state. The absolute best gift I got was a NAP! No joke! When you become a parent for the first time you never realized how tired you weren’t before kids.

So, this year I wanted to come up with a gift guide to get that special mother in your life even though you waited until the last minute to get her anything! Ethan, I hope you’re reading this!!!  I hope you find some inspiration and let me know in the comments what’s the best Mothers Day gift you’ve ever received or have given someone!

For obvious reasons, gift cards are always super easy and really practical to give to anyone. But what’s fun is to spice it up and add some of moms favorite things she can use with it. Find a coffee mug you know mom will love, place the gift card inside with a little something extra. You can do a theme like nail polish, nail file, and foot scrub or even Starbucks coffee set is always a good choice too! 




Because of the price of this gift, this is for the coffee obsessed mom! This espresso maker is everything and totally worth the price! The Brevill Barista Express Espresso Maker this is available at your local Bed Bath and Beyond and don’t forget to use your 20% coupon when signing up for their email offers to save you some moola on this gift! After we got our I swear we never went out and got coffee. This thing is a beast and something I’m so glad we got! 





If you live in a bigger city than I do, this product will be easy to find at most makeup department areas or in your local Sephora. The Clarisonic Facial Cleansing device works wonders to remove dirt and makeup.  This is the complete package but you can also purchase just the brush separately. Moms love to pamper themselves but hate to cost of buying items like this. 



This Polaroid Camera is so fun. Growing up I loved taking pictures on our polaroid camera because the pictures came instantly! I was so excited when they brought this back and made them so cute. These are available for pick up at your local Target. 



A spa pamper basket is always a go-to when finding a gift for mom. Head to your local Walmart or Target find decent sized basket that she can reuse and some colorful tissue paper. Fill the bottom of the basket with the tissue paper to add some volume. What you’ll need to fill the basket up is up to you but here is a list of things that go together well and aren’t crazy expensive. 

Any candle

Face Masks ( I would pick at least 2-3)

Foot Scrubber 

Foot exfoliant 

Nail Polish (my favorite fast drying nail polish)



This is an easy one that any mom would love when all else fails. A picture frame with either her and the kids or of the entire family! You can never go wrong with finding your favorite picture of her and making it a little personalized.


Now if you really want to get her something personalized but we know it’s way too late for it to be here on time, getting a picture of it and taping it on the inside of a card so they can see what they’re getting is a win for everyone. They know you didn’t forget to get them something and even though you waited to the last minute they still feel appreciated. These stamped pieces of jewelry are so beautiful from B Stamped







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  • Reply Alyssa

    Loving these gift ideas! I know my mom would love that clarisonic!

    May 13, 2017 at 3:37 am
  • Reply Bailey

    A Starbucks giftcard was my last minute gift! Love these ideas

    May 13, 2017 at 7:18 am
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Right!? You can never go wrong with a Starbucks gift card!

      May 15, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Jill

    These are GREAT ideas Erin!! I LOVE the polaroid idea. Perfect last min gifts. Thanks for sharing and happy Mother’s Day to you! XO

    May 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Thank you Jill! Last minute is my middle name, ha! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

      May 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Justine @ Little Dove

    I have heard so many good things about the Clarisonic! I haven’t tried it yet though. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    May 14, 2017 at 3:46 am
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Thank you Justine! I hope you had a great Mother’s Day as well! And you definitely need to try it out!!

      May 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Raina

    All great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    May 14, 2017 at 4:22 am
    • Reply Hey Erin Nicole

      Thank you Raina! Hope you had a great Mother’s Day!

      May 15, 2017 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Silla

    thanks for sharing, Love this gift idea! my mom would love to be given a gift about Clarisonic..

    February 20, 2021 at 8:34 am
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