Last minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day

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Siandhara Bonnet

Mother's Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908. It became a national U.S. holiday in 1914.

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

Mother’s Day is May 10, this coming Sunday. For many procrastinators, it’s hard to get a gift, but this is one day that you do not want to screw up. Here are 10 possible ideas if you’ve fallen behind schedule.

  1. Flowers – Always a good and safe option, unless your mother (maternal figure) is allergic, in which case I would stay away from this.
  2. Chocolate
  3. Jewelry – Ooooh shiny object. Pawn shops often have good deals on jewelry.
  4. Card – Words that convey a lovely sentiment are always nice. They’re available at Walmart, CVS, Hallmark.
  5. Clean the house – A nice way to show her how much you love and appreciate her – do household chores so she doesn’t get stuck with them.
  6. Make a meal – An idea that takes a little more effort, but will definitely impress. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate, but it’s a nice way to show how much you care.
  7. Pay and fill up the tank – Strange idea, but another nice little thing you can do that she won’t have to worry about.
  8. Perfume
  9. Collage of her favorite things – Show her that you pay attention
  10. Handmade gifts – Something from the heart is always a good idea. It means the most because it shows her that you really did put effort into what you gave her – for most, it doesn’t matter what it is, just that you tried and thought of it on your own.