Mother’s Day is coming up fast and life is hectic, maybe it slipped your mind and now you’ve got to scramble to get something good, without the advantage of advance planning. You could go with the old standards. Flowers, chocolate, and a card make for an acceptable offering, but not a very thoughtful one. Here are four last minute gift ideas that might leave a more lasting impression.
For the Pop Culture Mom
Is your Mom a cinephile? There is no better gift for a lover of movies and television than a Netflix subscription. Eight dollars a month gains full streaming access to thousands of programs any time. Since there’s no actual object, there’s no concern about shipping times making it perfect for last minute, though you may want to pick up a card in this case.
A Box For Any Mom
Most gifts provide joy for a time before being relegated to a shelf, or in the case of flowers, wilting and being discarded. Signing Mom up for a subscription box will serve as a monthly reminder of your relationship. There are dozens of different boxes at subscriptionboxes.com to choose from, meaning you can zero in on what interests your Mom. Conscious Box offers healthy and eco-friendly snacks, PoochPax provides toys and treats for the dog loving Mom, Lucid Box sends two pieces of jewelry every month. Subscriptions are usually around $20 a month but price increases depending on the content. Send your Mom a monthly reminder that you love her.
For the Bibliophile
There are fewer things in this world better than a good book. They provide long term enjoyment and have an endless shelf life. There’s no shipping time at the local book store so you’re sure to get your gift in time. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green provides a contemporary story that any Mom (person) would love. Or choose one of the essentially limitless other books at your disposal. Send your Mom on a proverbial adventure.
For the Adventurer
Speaking of adventure, sometimes the best gift isn’t an object at all. If your Mom is the type to step outside the norm and leave her mark on the world, give her a memory she’ll enjoy forever. Making your Mom an appointment to go skydiving will literally lift her off her feet and give her access to a part of the world she didn’t previously have, the skies. Skydiving can be a little expensive, if price is a concern, take her for a hike. The winter is finally beginning to retreat, it’s time to get out in the world, adventures can be found all around you, take your Mom on one.