9 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day This Year

Don’t worry; we’ve all been there. 

So you’ve waited until the last minute to prepare a Mother’s Day present. Fret not—we are not here to judge; we are here to help. This list is your secret weapon to spoil Mom, even if you’re short on time. Whether you’re a classic procrastinator or just got caught off guard by the calendar, we’ve got you covered. 

The Jumpstart team has curated a list of thoughtful, creative and easy last-minute gift ideas that will help you show Mom just how much she means to you. 

1. Customize a card using an AI image generator

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Level up the classic card with a one-of-a-kind design. For instance, use an AI image generator to create a whimsical portrait of you and your mom or a fantastical scene based on her interests! DALL-E, Midjourney and Dream are some AI image generators you can use.

2. Get flowers delivered online

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A safe bet—nothing screams Happy Mother’s Day like a bouquet of your mum’s favorite flowers. Flowers are the second-most bought item on Mother’s Day. Thanks to quick commerce services, these flowers can be delivered to your mum within a few hours (Carnations are a personal favorite).

3. Write a song with ChatGPT or Gemini

We asked ChatGPT (above) and Gemini (below) to create a sweet Mother’s Day song.

Not all of us boast the lyrical genius of Taylor Swift. That’s where ChatGPT, Gemini or any other generative AI tool comes to the rescue (and they say AI would be anti-human). 

If you’ve got a great voice, just find a beat and add some lyrics to it (feel free to use the ones we have in the images above; we won’t tell—mum’s the word). 

On the other hand, if you don’t have a great voice, remember it’s the thought that counts (hopefully to your mum, too). 

4. Cook her breakfast 

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We believe in your cooking skills. Whether you are a pro chef or someone who cries at the mere sight of onions, making breakfast is a gesture your mum wouldn’t forget. Head to Pinterest or Instagram for some quick and easy recipes, and you will be well on your way. Keep online food delivery apps on standby if things start going south.

Also, remember to clean up after yourself—make sure you keep the “happy” in “Happy Mother’s Day”.

5. Take her out for a fancy lunch

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Treat Mom to a luxurious lunch she won’t forget. Make a reservation at a fancy restaurant or a place she wants to try. Many eateries offer Mother’s Day-exclusive discounts and offers to celebrate the day—bonus points for dressing up and making it a special occasion.

6. Set up an in-house movie night with food delivery

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Set the scene with fluffy pillows, pop some popcorn (or order takeout!) and cuddle up for a cozy movie night. Let Mom pick the film and the food, or choose a classic you both enjoy. Brownie points for a themed movie night with snacks and drinks to match! This could be a great night to recreate the mother-daughter relationship between Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.

7. Gift her a spa day

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Your mum works hard; she deserves a break. You know that, we know that, but make sure she does, too. A survey from the UK found that Google searches for “spa vouchers” rose by over 6,000% on Mother’s Day. Rest assured, then, that this is a failsafe last-minute gift for your mum.

8. Partake in a hobby or activity she enjoys

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Sometimes, the most thoughtful gift is simply spending quality time doing something Mom enjoys. Take her for a walk in her favorite park, and help her work on a hobby project—maybe gardening, pottery, sporting activity or volunteering together for a cause she cares about.

9. Create a DIY pamper hamper!

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This is the time to put all your creative abilities to use. Use kitchen ingredients and jewelry-making kits at home to create a personalized, handmade gift basket for your mum. You can make candles, body scrubs, some cute bracelets and more all at home—albeit, we would suggest setting aside a few hours to put all this together. 

So go ahead, pick your favorite idea, and make this Mother’s Day one she won’t forget. And remember, it’s never too late to make Mom smile!

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