Mother’s Day is fast approaching and time is running out to choose the perfect gift for your mom. Clothes and jewelry can be difficult choices, as women can be very particular about what they wear. Skip the cut flowers and chocolates because flower arrangements die and chocolate puts on the pounds. It is not too late to give your mother something memorable this year. The following are four of the best last minute picks for Mother’s Day this year.
Fruit of the Month Club: Everybody loves fruit and why not give her the gift that keeps on giving? Sign Mom up for a Fruit of the Month Club with companies such as Harry and David. Starting at $69.95 for a three-month light fruit version up to $399.95 for a twelve-month fresh fruit and cheese selection, you can have tasty treats delivered to your mother’s doorstep each month – starting with delicious strawberries in May!
Dinner and a Show: This is always a solid choice, and if you live in a busy metropolitan area, you’ll need to get on the phone and make reservations. Most mothers will say that spending time with her kids is the best present, so there is no need to be that extravagant if you don’t have the budget.
You should know your mother’s favorite kind of food and what type of show she would enjoy. Either surprise her on Mother’s Day by making reservations at her favorite restaurant and to a show afterward – like at a comedy theater (i.e.The Improv), or maybe to a play at the local live theater if you have one in your area. Alternatively, you could take her to a movie at the local theater after dinner.
Murder Mystery Gift Certificate: If your mother loves to entertain and host parties, why not consider giving her a gift certificate for her to host her own murder mystery party? Companies such as My Mystery Party have electronic gift certificates that can be emailed to your mother, so they are great last minute options. She can then choose her own theme for her party and start planning to host an exciting event anytime throughout the year. Murder mystery parties are also a gift that keeps on giving, as her friends will be talking about how much fun they had at her party for many years to come.
Laura Mercier Bath: The gift of a luxurious spa bath is one of the most thoughtful presents that you can give your mother. The body and bath quartet from Laura Mercier is the hands-down best choice for a home spa bath. The most delicious aroma in the line of products is the creme brulee with hints of warm caramel, spun sugar and French vanilla bean. Using these products is a heavenly experience that your mother will be able to enjoy for many months. The kit for $80.00 contains a body sugar scrub, a honey bath with a mini wooden dipper, a luxurious body creme and a scented candle to light to set the ambiance for her bath. You can grab one of these quartets from Laura Mercier online or at any high-end department store such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macys or even at Sephora.
Good luck finding the perfect gift for mom this year! However, please realize that gifts are always a great bonus, but being with you is the number one gift you can give her.