Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts You Can Make From Home

Between quarantining and many retailers struggling to keep up with online orders, your original Mother’s Day plans may need to be adjusted. Here are some last minute Mother’s Day gifts you can make while social distancing:

  1. 1. Bake Some Cookies

    Spoon Csu-Blueberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

    ...or whatever your mom’s favorite dessert is! A sweet treat is the perfect thing to distract from the uneasiness and stress of today. Plus, a batch of freshly made deserts should only take an hour or two out of your day. These are some of my go-to easy baked good recipes:

     

    Easy Vanilla Chai Shortbread Cookies by Sugar & Soul

        Chocolate Lava Cakes by Food Network

        Easy Homemade Strawberry Shortcake by Sally’s Baking Addiction

  2. 2. DIY Projects

    Tap into your creative side and find some do-it-yourself projects your mom could put to use. DIY gifts are also a perfect way to personalize a gift to your mom’s taste. Are tulips her favorite flower? Paint tulips on a canvas! Has she been eyeing an expensive candle holder from her favorite boutique? Make one using supplies you already have! Here are some ideas to get your brainstorming started:

     

    Hanging Mason Jar Candle Holders by Grillo Designs

    Pour Painting by Sweet Red Poppy

    Dreamcatcher by Live Well & Travel Often

  3. 3. Cook a Nice Dinner

    Salmon Lemon Bowl

    They don’t say “food is the key to our hearts” for no reason. A nice, home-cooked meal is the perfect way to cap off your Mother’s Day festivities. Just because a meal is simple or easy doesn't mean it can’t be just as good as one from a restaurant. These are some of my favorite simple meals:

     

    Spicy Shrimp and Spaghetti Aglio Olio with a Tomato and Onion Salad by Food Network 

    Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Butter Chicken & Potatoes by Cafe Delites

    Pasta Primavera by Two Peas & Their Pod

Hopefully these ideas will help to create a memorable Mother’s Day, despite being stuck at home!