With most major stores and malls closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what will you do on Mother’s Day? Don’t fret! Here are nine meaningful, last-minute Mother’s Day gifts homesteading moms will love.
9 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Homesteading Moms Will Love
1. Ultimate Mom’s-the-Boss Pass
The key to making non-material gifts great is consistency. You need to start off on the right foot, maintain the recipient’s level of happiness, and of course, finish off strong.
For the ultimate Mother’s day celebration, you can try doing the following:
Breakfast in bed is a standard for Mother’s Day. It’s simple, easy, and gets the message across.
Try making a delicious, nutritious breakfast loaded with nutrients, calories, and minerals. After all, your mom will need the extra energy for all the activities you’ve planned for that day!
In the afternoon, try doing something the entire family will enjoy. You can set up an inflatable pool, plan some fun games, go biking, or take on some easy arts and crafts projects. Whatever activity you come up with is fine as long as the whole family participates.
Preparing food for the entire family is a lot of work. So on your mom’s special day, opt to cook dinner for a change! If the task is too hard, you can ask for help from another family member who has more experience in cooking.
- Before Bedtime
2. DIY Gold Spiral Ring
Tired of seeing the same kinds of quick and easy Mother’s Day gifts? If you want something unique and special, try handmade jewelry.
Luxury jewelry brands are great, but handmade fancy jewelry items are valuable in their own, unique way. You can’t put a price on the love and effort that comes with them, especially if they come from someone close to you. So your mom will definitely appreciate handmade jewelry.
Plus, they don’t take too long to make. Depending on the complexity of the design, you can probably finish the ring in two to three hours.
What You’ll Need:
- Copper wire
- Flat nose pliers
- Ring mandrel
- Wire cutter
- Cut the wire to your preferred length.
- Twist the wire around the ring mandrel to create a spiral. Feel free to twist however way you want. There are no limits on the design.
- Use the pliers to sculpt a dainty design on the ring.
- Finish the ring by cutting off any excess wire.
3. Homemade Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are all the rage right now. And why wouldn’t they be? Who wouldn’t want to soak in a tub of warm, relaxing, and aromatic water filled with the best-smelling essentials oils!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 4 tsp. essential oil (preferably eucalyptus, lavender, or rose oils)
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 3/4 tsp. water
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 2 tsp. jojoba oil
- Round plastic molds
- Dried flowers
- A few drops of food coloring (blue, green, and pink are all relaxing colors)
- Mix the baking soda, Epsom salt, cornstarch, and dried flowers in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Then, pour the essential oils, water, and jojoba oil in a clean, dry jar. Close the lid and then shake until the ingredients combine.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients in the bowl and then mold with your hands.
- Slowly add in the citric acid. The acid will cause a fizzing reaction because of the baking soda so be careful.
- Shape the bath bombs in the plastic molds then let them dry for two to three days.
Here’s another option, this one is simpler so if you don’t have much time this is perfect for you:
4. Personalized Flower Pots
Buy a bunch of plain pots and decorate them with acrylic paint, copper wire, flowers, or even fancy jewelry. Feel free to follow whatever design you want.
To make the gift even more special, opt to fill the pots together. Prepare the seeds or flowers you want to use and then plant them with your mom once you give the pots to her. The potted plants will then become a new symbol of your mother-child relationship.
5. Embroidered Gardening Gloves or Face Towel
Does your mom love gardening work? Then a good gift idea would be something along the lines of a face towel or pair of gardening gloves.
However, since it’s Mother’s Day, these won’t be enough. To make the towel and gloves more special, what you can do is to embroider a cute, dainty design on it.
The design could be your mom’s name, birthdate, anniversary with your dad, or favorite cartoon character.
6. Backyard Barbeque Party
Barbecue parties are always a great idea! Butcher your finest, fattest pigs and chicken, harvest your ripe fruits and vegetables, and then prepare a feast better than what any five-star restaurant can prepare.
Note: We discourage inviting relatives and friends apart from the ones in your homestead. Social distancing must be observed even on special occasions.
7. Basket of Homegrown Flowers
You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a flower bouquet. One of the quickest yet most meaningful last-minute Mother’s Day gifts you can give is a handpicked flower bouquet. Buy a cute basket, pick out the best flowers in your garden, and then arrange them properly.
Pro Tip: This also doubles as a touching birthday present, so definitely add this to your list of possible DIY gifts for mom’s birthday.
8. Homemade Sweet Treats
Are popular bakeries and cake shops near you closed? No worries! You can opt to make your own delicious, decadent, and heavenly treats.
9. DIY Skin Exfoliating Salt Scrub
Looking for easy last-minute DIY Mother’s Day gifts? Try exfoliating salt scrubs!
Making one is very simple. In fact, the entire process only takes around 10 minutes. It’s definitely one of the perfect gifts for beauty conscious moms.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups coarse sea salt
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 15 drops essential oils (lavender, grapefruit, chamomile, or bergamot are all good options)
- Glass jar
- Combine all the ingredients in a dry, clean jar.
- Mix them with a fork until the ingredients combine
- Seal the salt scrub jar and package properly.
Just because you’re strapped for time and options doesn’t mean you can give your mom some generic card from the gas station. The key to finding the perfect last-minute Mother’s day gifts is creativity. As we said, most major shopping centers are closed, so you’ll have to make the best of what you have.
As with any other kind of gift, try to find something meaningful your recipient would appreciate and cherish. It could be related to her work, hobbies, or lifestyle.
What last-minute Mother’s Day gifts are you considering? Share your thought with us in the comments section below!
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