Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Any Mom Would Love


Mother’s Day, it’s the one day each year us mamas receive recognition for everything we do. As moms, we don’t ask for much. But sometimes, we just need to come out and say what it is we really want.

While we might be good mind readers, not everyone has a mother’s intuition. And ladies, if your man is anything like mine (God bless him), he still probably doesn’t know what he and the kids are going to get you for Mother’s Day. Help him out and give him a hint!

I’ve put together a list of six awesome Mother’s Day gift ideas that won’t disappoint. So pull up a chair, sip on some coffee and share this post with your sweetie.


Photo courtesy of Erin Condren Instagram: @erincondren.

Erin Condren Life Planner

As the head of the household, us moms have a lot of schedules to manage and priorities to juggle. Between running meetings in the boardroom to running kids to ballet and carting kids to soccer practice, our personal and professional calendars fill up fast. Help mom keep it all together by getting her a Life Planner from Erin Condren. As the name states, it’s more than just a day planner, it’s a life planner—or as I like to call it, a life saver!


Photo courtesy of Happy Mommy Box Instagram: @happymommybox.

Happy Mommy Box

From Birchbox to StitchFix, everyone loves a good subscription box. When I found out about Happy Mommy Box, I couldn’t help but think, “I WANT ONE!” Not only are they a Christian-based company led by two mompreneurs focused on building up other women, the gifts contained in their care packages are sourced from Etsy shops started by other moms. Whether you shop for a single item, build a custom box or choose a themed package, the options are endless. They’ve even created a limited edition theme box just for Mother’s Day. Be sure to check it out!


Photo courtesy of Twinkle Twinkle Little Jar Instagram: @twinkletwinkleliljar.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Jar
From sun up to sun down, us mamas are always on the go. After putting in long hours at work, we come home to our “second job” as mom, homemaker, maid, cook, bookkeeper (insert other roles here). Sometimes all it takes is one cup of coffee to take us from sleep deprived to supermom. That’s why I love Twinkle Twinkle Little Jar. She creates handcrafted mugs, tumblers and mason jars that are filled with all things glitter and galore!


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Compliment Jewelry

I’m not a very big jewelry person. When I do accessorize, I like to pick pieces that have a deeper meaning behind them. Compliment makes jewelry, stationary and gifts for the spirit. They believe that we rise by lifting each other up. Each piece is made by a teacher from California and 5% of every sale goes toward creating educational opportunities for women breaking out of generational cycles of poverty. What compliment will you give this Mother’s Day?


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Oxytocin Necklace from HWorks

Speaking of gifts with a deeper meaning, I came across this necklace on Beauty and the Binky’s blog. She always finds the best accessories! At first glance, it may look like any necklace with a modern design, but it actually symbolizes an oxytocin molecule—otherwise known as the boding hormone. Head over to Beauty and the Binky’s blog to learn more about the motherly meaning behind this molecule.


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Thrive Moms

Sometimes motherhood can be tough. We’re not perfect, and there are days where we feel like we fall short when it comes to meeting our family’s needs. But, we’re not alone. Thrive Moms is an online ministry and community that seeks to serve, inspire and empower moms to do more than JUST SURVIVE motherhood. They believe God wants us to Thrive and walk confidently in who He calls us to be as mothers. I encourage you to check out their store for inspirational prints, devotionals and journals. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe to their e-newsletter, Momentum, to get a daily dose of positivity sent to your inbox.

And last, but certainly not least, a good old handmade gift. Personally, handmade gifts are my favorite. While jewelry can tarnish and mugs can get cracked, handmade gifts touch your heart and are keepsakes that will last forever. Not sure what to make? Pinterest has plenty of ideas!

So, what do you think? Which item has your name written all over it? Tell me what items are on your Mother’s Day wish list in the comments below. PS – Don’t forget to share this post with your special someone! 


  1. says

    Oh my goodness Courtney, this is the first time I have wandered across your blog and I am SO glad I did. I love it! I love this post, I love your colors, I wish I could drag you out to Starbucks and just chat! That mug is pretty much epic and I am checking out Thrive moms now. I don’t have a mothers day gift yet for my mom (#facepalm) so I’m in need of something pronto ;)

    If you ever have time, I’d love to connect! Thanks for sharing on the thread today, I really enjoyed your blog :)

    • says

      Hey Rebecca! Thanks for reaching out. So glad we could connect! I had an opportunity to check out your blog and think it’s just as awesome (if not more!). Anyone who can raise/homeschool five young kids as a working mom is a rockstar! I saw that you live in Canada. Where at in Canada? Being from metro Detroit, I’m practically right across the boarder from Windsor. I’m always down for good conversation over a cup of coffee. If not, let’s set up a Google Hangout or Skype sometime. Let me know!

    • says

      You and me both, sista! My friend introduced me to Erin Condren a couple years ago and I still put it at the top of my Christmas list every year. She’s basically the new Franklin Covey. Am I right?

    • says

      Omgsh Ashleigh, I’m OBSESSED with my Erin Condren planner. I absolutely love it! I put it on my Christmas list every year. You should look into getting one. They usually have some pretty decent first-time customer discounts.

    • says

      Well now you know. That can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Good, because let’s face it, it’s an awesome idea. Bad because, well, you can never buy just one box. ;)

    • says

      Thanks Liz. I know right! Happy Mommy Box has a ton of great options for anyone. I won’t tell anyone that you’re not a mom. Go ahead and order one for yourself. You deserve it!


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