Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Help Ease Her Worries

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It’s like second nature for moms to worry about their children. Since you were a baby, your mother took every precaution to make sure you’re safe and healthy. Even now that you’re caring for your own brood, your mom just can’t stop worrying about you and your family, especially during these tumultuous times. This calls for some last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that’ll help ease her worries. These gifts will let her know that you’ve got this and that she should take care of herself instead.

Make Her Life Easier

No pandemic will stop moms from keeping their homes prim and proper. In fact, with COVID-19 making everyone’s lives miserable right now, we need all the help we can get to keep our homes clean, safe, and coronavirus-free.

Help your mom keep this dreaded virus away while making her chores less challenging with the Spark Naturals Cleaning Kit. The set includes 5 ml bottles of Lemon, Melaleuca, and Refresh blend each. It also comes with an 8 ounce PET bottle with trigger spray.

Your mom doesn’t need to do deep cleaning every day if she has the Spark Naturals Cleaning Kit. All she has to do is mix 10 drops each of the three essential oils and water in the plastic sprayer and spray away. The oils have their own qualities that work together to fight germs lurking in your home.

Help Her De-Stress

For your last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas, think of something that will help relieve stress. Your mom will appreciate anything that will help keep her mind off the coronavirus pandemic.

Essential Oils

When it comes to calming the mind after a stressful day or situation, many people turn to essential oils for help. It’d be great if you can enjoy the spa every time you need some time off but not everyone can afford to go to one. Plus, there’s this crazy little thing called lockdown.

Since spa gift cards are out of the question right now, the closest last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas you can think of for your dear ol’ mom is a set of essential oils and a diffuser.

For the essential oils, you can get her something like the Aromatic Kit from Spark Naturals. This kit includes seven essential oils and three essential blends. To be more particular, the oils included in the Spark Naturals Aromatic Kit are Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Respire, Shield, White Fir, Wild Orange, Ylang Ylang, and Zen.

Complete your Mother’s Day present by getting her a fancy looking diffuser. The Dew Black ZAQ Diffuser boasts of the LiteMist technology that allows for better dispersion. The 7.1″ x 4.2″ Dew diffuser lasts up to six hours and shuts off automatically once all the water has been used up. The eco-friendly can carry up to 80 ml of oil mixture and comes with a number of LED lights.

If your mom is such a busy body that she can’t stay in one place long enough to enjoy the essential oils from the diffuser, she can use one that she can take with her anywhere she goes. The Stainless Steel Pendant Diffuser from Spark Naturals will do the trick. The 20mm pendant diffuser is made of 316L stainless steel with an 18-inch hypo-allergenic chain. You can wear it anywhere so you can always reap the benefits of essential oils. The pendant diffuser comes in three designs – Bloom, Be Still and Infinity.

Adult Coloring Books

Adult coloring books are coloring books especially designed for adults. Just to be clear, they are not smut that you can color by number. Now that that’s out of the way, get your mom who has a sense of humor the F*ck Off, Coronavirus, I’m Coloring: Self-Care for the Self-Quarantined, A Humorous Adult Swear Word Coloring Book During COVID-19 Pandemic. Moms who love to swear will also definitely get a kick out of Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book. They’re quite a mouthful but they will definitely help calm the mind and get some laughs.

Introduce or Rekindle A Hobby

Many moms spent most of their adult lives taking care of their family, especially the kids. If you ask them, some will surely say they wish they had time to do things they like or thought about doing. Now that we are on lockdown, she should have more time for herself. Last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas to remind her that she can do what she wants.

Books

Is your mom an avid reader? Picture your mom holding a book in one hand and a glass of wine in another while sitting front of the fire place or just plopped comfortably near the window. That’s certainly a nice image. It’s also pretty rare, especially for new moms.

Help mom rekindle her passion for reading by including books in your list of last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas. Good Housekeeping listed down 20 books they believe moms will enjoy reading. Foodie Moms will get a kick out of Ruth Reichl’s Save Me the Plums while all new moms will surely appreciate And Now We Have Everything by Meaghan O’Connell and Sheila Heti’s Motherhood.

Becoming by Michelle Obama, and Susan Page’s The Matriarch (about Barbara Bush) are about a couple of former First Ladies and strong women at that, something that your mom will definitely relate to. Becoming has been made into a documentary and is now streaming on Netflix. The book version is a good Mother’s Day gift idea if she enjoyed the documentary. Here is Obama talking about her book.

Sewing Machine

Moms will either have lots of time in their hands right now or they’re even busier than ever with everyone staying home indefinitely. Whatever the situation at home is, you should let your mother do the things she would like to do. If she wants to take up sewing, for example, encourage her.

In fact, give her a sewing machine and other sewing items for Mother’s Day just to let her know she’s free to do what she wants. The Juki TL-2010Q Long-Arm Quilting & Sewing Machine is a good start. She deserves something this special.

In case she needs a bit of refreshing, she can join an online sewing class. Here’s a timely one – an online class on how to make face masks courtesy of Bluprint.

Keep Her Busy

Some parents love to hang on to things to remind them of the past, especially the good ones. They probably still have your crib and a bag fill of onesies from when you were still a baby. While it’s nice to be reminded of the happy memories, your parents may benefit from having a less cluttered home.

Help them declutter with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. The popular book by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo shows people how to choose items to keep or throw away depending on whether they spark joy or not.

KonMari is also on Netflix via Tidying Up with Marie Kondo but it’ll be a completely different experience if your mom gets to read the book, too.

Lots of people are getting into gardening with the lockdown in effect. This is a good thing really since people are learning to be self-sufficient while also giving themselves something to do. You can get your mom garden tools or supplies to help her start her gardening adventure. Perhaps a good post-Mother’s Day gift idea would be something to make her garden look as pretty as her. How about mermaid garden ornaments coz we pirates love them pretty sea dwellers, right?

Care Package

If you’ve moved out of your parent’s house, your mom is likely missing you especially now that you can’t pay her a visit. You can still send her Mother’s Day gift via courier, though. Build a care package for your mom to tell her you miss her and her cooking.

Send her a package of everything she’ll need while quarantined. Start with some food and drinks. She won’t be able to go out on supply ruins so the best option is to have things delivered at home. While she can do this herself, it would be nice if you send her a care package filled with her favorite foods to celebrate the occasion. Oh, and a bottle of her favorite wine will help reclaim your place as her favorite offspring. This will also work for the mother of your mini-me.

She‘ll also need items to protect her against the coronavirus such as alcohol, wipes, hand soaps, and disinfectants. Don’t forget the face masks. Your mom can make her own thanks to the sewing machine you’re considering to get her as one of her last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas. But if you’re going to buy some for her, try these stylish face masks to go with spring or summer outfits.

Call Her

There was a time that moms were delighted to receive a letter from their grown-up children. Then came the calls. Now that technology has made it easier to communicate, why don’t you have a video call with your mom? It’s pretty simple and inexpensive considering you already have a phone and internet connection. Give her a call and make her feel really important this Mother’s Day.

If that is not enough, you can give her a powerbank as your last-minute Mother’s Day present to make sure she can call you anytime she misses you. The QuickHeat Rechargeable Hand Warmer with Portable Power Bank by Frog & CO not only charges her phone and other small devices, she can also use it to warm her hands during cold days.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Prepare Moms for Emergencies | Photo by famveldman/Bigstock

The last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas listed here should be enough to calm your mom down while the coronavirus crisis is still wreaking havoc worldwide. Follow Gentleman Pirate Club to know more about COVID-19 and how we can cope with this disastrous pandemic. Hopefully, what you learn here will help you ease your mom’s worries. Besides, you’re one tough cookie because you learned from the best after all.


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