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If your mom is your biggest fan and a total rock star, lets roll out this last minute carpet for her. The ideas and gifts mentioned on this list are things that you can execute today or, be still my heart, at the very last minute on Mother’s Day.

Hats off to all the procrastinators, this list is for you:


Check Cheap TicketsEventbrite or StubHub for last minute third party ticket sales to sold out events in your area. Most moms would love to get dressed up and spend a night out on the town with her favorite children.

Beyonce 'The Formation World Tour' - Opening Night In Miami

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If you didn’t get a chance to book her favorite spa, try hiring an in-home spa service. Ask for recommendations from friends or contact the local massage therapy school to see if they have students that make house visits.

African American woman lying at spa with eyes closed.

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If all of the local brunch spots are oversold and over-booked this Sunday, head to your local farmer’s market for fresh flowers and organic fruits and vegetables. Dust off your favorite cookbook and prepare a meal fit for a queen.

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Surprise your mother with the serenity and joy of a clean house that didn’t require her to lift a finger. Even if the maid service is booked, schedule ahead for another date but present the “Clean House On Me” coupon to her on Mother’s Day.

Woman ironing clothes at home

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Show her that creative side that you’ve been developing or just that you know your way around Instagram. Use some vintage photos and video footage from family members to create a walk down memory lane video that she can pull out from time to time to relive some great moments. To win even more brownie points, post a snippet of the video on your social media accounts. Trust me, she will love it!

Portrait of smiling young woman wearing hat and denim shirt holding camera

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If you’re both looking for an “adulting” break, check Airfare Watchdog or The Flight Deal for any last minute travel deals. Pick a destination, pack a bag and go! Plan the trip on the way there.

Beach House On Shore

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Run to your local electronics or Apple store and purchase an Internet Streaming Device if she doesn’t have a smart TV. Sign her up for Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime! You can literally do this the day of and show her how to use it. She will think that you are the genius that she raised you to be and the best thing since sliced bread. Make sure she has a list of must watch shows to keep her current and in the know!

Black woman watching television on sofa

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Try Essence Beauty Box, Cocotique, or Onyx for new beauty products for mom every month. Sign up today and include the subscription in the card. With this gift, you can pretty much guarantee that she will have warm and fuzzy thoughts about you at least once every month.

tubes of lipsticks

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