This Mother's Day, Show Her She's All That and a Bag of Chips

May 9, 2017

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, and if reading that didn’t send your psyche into a state of utter panic, you’ve probably already taken care of things. Maybe you made brunch reservations, bought flowers, or did something else to make your mom’s special day one to remember. As you were.

But if you’ve been waking up in a cold sweat every night this week, trying in vain to think of a gift for the one or many moms in your life, then a.) take a deep breath, and b.) keep reading. Below are three surefire gift ideas you can still pull off while making every mom on your list feel as special as she should.

Picture perfect
Any mom will tell you that photos are the way to her heart. You probably can’t go wrong with making some kind of photo album or scrapbook, or putting a picture of yourself into a nice frame. But hey, last time we checked, it’s the 21st century! Even if your mom isn’t the most tech savvy, Google Photos can help you out by using their facial recognition technology to generate a great (not to mention free) video slideshow of photos—complete with music.

Movie night
Remember when you were a kid and you’d cuddle up in a nest of blankets on the couch to watch a movie (who are we kidding—we did that just last week)? Why not bring back some of that nostalgic fun with a throwback movie from your childhood—and invite Mom to join you. Of course, she might have gotten a tad sick of watching The Land Before Time (the original…obvi) after the 500,000th time, so this time around, maybe pick her favorite movie—or a great new release she’s been dying to see. Pop some popcorn and get her favorite movie theater candy ready, too.

Skip the brunch line
So you didn’t have the foresight to make brunch reservations, and the thought of trying to get a table on Sunday morning is making you more worried about your mom’s reaction than that time you tried to hide the tattoo you got in Cancun from her. No biggie. Tell her you’re going to make her some delicious brunch food at home! We’ll admit, this one could be asking for disaster if you’re not too skilled in the cooking department. If that’s the case, opt for a fun brunch picnic by getting a to-go order from your favorite spot. (Hint: Call in your order ahead of time, and pick a park that’s close by. Mama don’t like cold waffles.)

Are you a mom who got a great gift? Do you have some creative ideas we left out? Let us know in the comments!