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Last minute Mother's Day gifts for every mom

Make Mother's Day special with potted flowers for mom's office
Make Mother's Day special with potted flowers for mom's office
Sandy Wallace

It's not too late to find the perfect Mother's Day gift for your mom. Whether your mom is tall or short, loves the mountains or the beach, enjoys being outdoors or is a homebody, here are some last minute Mother's Day gifts for every mom.

It's not too late to find the perfect gift for Mother's Day to show your love for mom
Sandy Wallace

You can't go wrong with chocolate. Godiva chocolates can be found in high-end clothing stores and malls. They may cost a little more than Hershey's, but mom's worth the finest.

Put a sparkle in mom's eye with a beautiful necklace, bracelet or earrings. New bling-bling is high on the list of gifts coveted by moms of all ages.

A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck is the perfect gift for the sentimental mom who loves fruit. Put together a bushel basket of mom's favorite fruits and present with a peck on the cheek and a hug around the neck.

For the beach-bound mom, pick up a plastic beach tote, add a new beach towel, a few summer paperback books and sunscreen. Mom will be ready for a day at the beach and maybe she'll even invite you along.

The outdoor mom will be excited to receive a new running shirt or shoes, hiking boots or poles or waterproof case for her cell phone. Add a guide book to mom's favorite hiking, biking or running trail and make mom's day.

The road tripping mom will appreciate a new road atlas or GPS, some road snacks and gas or restaurant gift cards. Pack it all into a small wicker basket mom can bring along on her next trip.

For the baking mom, Mastrad offers two popular kitchen gadgets mom will love. The Macaron craze is a trend that keeps on trending. Mastrad's Macaron Kit lets mom make these popular treats like a professional. The Cupcake Kit allows mom to make a delicious variety of red velvet, carrot, spice and other cupcakes. The kit includes recipes and useful tips in the enclosed colorful booklet.

The party mom will love Purefizz, an easy-to-use carbonation tool from Mastrad that carbonates anything from water to juice and fruit. Simply fill the bottle with ingredients, insert a CO2 cartridge and shake it ten to fifteen times to incorporate the gas evenly before serving. The Purefizz is portable so mom can bring it along on summer beach trips.

The gardening mom will be delighted with a basket filled with packets of her favorite annual seeds, a pair or two of gardening gloves, a new sun hat, cutters and a garden trowel.

The everything-in-its-place mom will be thrilled to have the kids clean their bedrooms as a gift. National Clean Your Room Day is Saturday, May 10. Justin Klosky, an organizational guru, founder of the O.C.D. Experience and author of “Organize & Create Discipline” helps parents teach kids how simple and rewarding it is to be organized.

The artsy mom will enjoy a sculpture or painting from a local artisan or a pair of tickets to a theatre production or art show in your community.

If mom's into crafts in a big way, visit your local Michaels or A.C. Moore store and find just the right crafty gift for mom. Both stores offer a 40 percent coupon for one regular-priced item on their websites.

The musical mom will enjoy free downloads of great mom-themed music. BethBlenz Music is offering a free song download list for Mother's Day. The set list will go live for one week and anyone can download all of the songs. Songs include "Our Love Fits," "Ice Cream Girl," "Black Bear Mama" and others. You can also create a blend of your mom's favorites for her listening enjoyment.

Every mom enjoys photos of her children and grandchildren. Frame your favorites or pick up a digital photo frame and load with your best family photos for a Mother's Day gift that keeps on giving.

Wash away all of mom's worries with a spa gift. Fill a basket with an assortment of lotions, gels and bath beads and a candle or two. Add a gift card for a manicure or pedicure at mom's favorite spa or salon.

Let your creative juices flow and write a poem or sonnet for mom. Add a hand-crafted card with words of thanks and gratitude, written in your own words.

Moms often put their own wants and needs at the end of the list. This Mother's Day, celebrate the special mom in your life with a gift that's just right and make mom queen for a day.

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