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13 Creative Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts

 13 Creative Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts

Struggling for a good last-minute gift for Mother's Day? Check out this list of 13
creative last-minute gift ideas for your Mum this year.

Mother’s Day is around the corner, but you’ve completely forgotten to get your Mum a gift.
What now? You don’t want to show up empty-handed, but you also don’t want to be seen with an uninspiring and boring present. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. From pottery to scented candles, here are some quick yet thoughtful last-minute gifts you can get your mum on Mother’s Day. Thank us later!

1 – Painting Kits 

Life of Colour Painting Kits make an excellent gift for Mother's Day, offering both a
sentimental and creative gift or a fun activity to do together. Each board is designed for all levels of creativity and the outcome is just beautiful – your mum ends up with a stunning handcrafted piece of art. These art boards can bring a creative flair to your mum's space, functioning not just as decor but as a shared memory of time spent together.
We also provide a link to our Mother’s Day at-home art board kit here.

This kitincludes everything needed: the art board, a variety of pens, and inspiration for getting started. No previous experience is required, and you can both enjoy the simplicity of creating beautiful, personalized artwork together. It's more than just a gift; it's a potential centrepiece and a conversation starter for years to come!


2 - An Experience Together

One of the most thoughtful gifts for Mother’s Day is undoubtedly an experience. Experiences transcend tangible gifts as they deepen the bond between you and Mum. Activities such as a weekend away, a cooking class, or high tea, a shared experience like our Life of Colour Flower project workshop, are practical yet warm gifts for her.

3 - Customized Jewellery

Looking for a stylish gift for a stylish mum? Go for customized jewellery. These accessories represent the unique bond between you and your mum. Popular ideas for custom-made jewellery include a pair of earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet. Add different patterns or dates that matter to her. Better yet, style this new accessory with her existing wardrobe. It’s a way to show that you care.
Some people opt for jewellery from precious metals such as gold or silver, but it’s not always necessary, especially if you’re on a budget and tight on time. 
Unique earrings can be crafted from polymer clay and then painted using Chrome Life of Colour paint pens. We promise she’ll love it!

4 - A Subscription of Her Choice

Life is busy, and sometimes you’re not home often enough to spend time with your mum. A good way to keep her occupied is by gifting her a subscription to her favourite activity. Unlike a one-time gift, this subscription is a continuous reminder of her family's love and appreciation for her, bringing joy and excitement with each delivery. Giving Mom a subscription helps her develop hobbies, which can keep her weeks entertaining.
Subscriptions can range from gourmet foods, beauty products, books, or health and wellness. If you have an active mom, consider giving her a sports subscription to yoga, Zumba, or other exercises. Better yet, you can also join occasionally, creating more opportunities for bonding between you two.

5 - Scented Candle jars

Scented candle jars are unexpectedly creative last-minute gifts that most people don’t think about. Scents remind people of memories, so why not give her a scent that reminds her of a fond memory? It could be the smell of her favourite flower, perfume, or even pastry. The possibilities are endless.
Scented candles are perfect gifts for Mother’s Day because they are easy to make. All you need is a container, some wax, and fragrances. Grab a set of Life of Colour Chalk pensand paint the jar with flowers -they are wonderful decorations for the coffee table, bringing ultimate delight to your mum on her special day.

6 - An Amigurumi

Amigurumi is the Japanese word for “small knitted/crocheted animals”. Essentially, they’re the perfect gift to show Mum your craftsmanship. With a small amount of coloured yarn and some tools, you can create a design that adds to the decorations of Mum’s house. For example, you can recreate the family’s pet, flowers she likes, or certain people like your family members. Use a set of 24 Acrylic Markersto add eyes and a cute mouth if you'd like to avoid the use of buttons or sewn own eyes.
Be warned that amigurumi-making takes time to master, so this is probably not a good choice if you have no prior experience with knitting or crocheting. However, if you plan on making one, know that the thought counts more. Give it a shot, and don’t worry if it’s imperfect.

7 - A Gardening Kit

Does your mum have green thumbs? Then a gardening kit is one of the best last-minute gifts for Mother’s Day. Gardening is not just a hobby but a way to connect with nature, relax, and find peace, offering a therapeutic respite from the daily hustle. For a mother who enjoys the outdoors or has expressed interest in starting a garden, a gardening kit provides the perfect blend of practicality and thoughtfulness.
It encourages her to take time for herself, exploring the pleasures of growing and tending to life. Moreover, it's a gift that keeps on giving; as her garden blooms, so will the memories of your thoughtful present. 

Another great idea is to gift your Mum with a set of Life of Colour Pastel paint pens and a set of mini pots she can decorate- whether a seasoned gardener or a beginner, a mini pot painting kit can cater to her interests, providing her with everything she needs to embark on or continue her gardening journey, making it an ideal and heartfelt gift for Mother's Day.

8 - A Gourmet Food Basket

If your mom is the families head chef, it’s a good idea to give her a break from it once in a while. A gourmet food basket presented on a beautifully painted Love Nature Board is an ideal gift for a cooking mum since it gives her the opportunity to enjoy the finer things in life. Whether it's artisanal chocolates, fine wines, premium cheeses, or a medley of gourmet treats, each item in the basket is a testament to her refined palate and will compliment the painted board perfectly!
Speaking of food, breakfast in bed is also a fantastic way to send dozens of kisses to your mum this Mother’s Day. It’s a gift that speaks a thousand words, as it makes her feel cherished and celebrated on her special day. You can customize the basket or the meal to ensure that it aligns perfectly with her preferences, making it a deeply personal and thoughtful gesture that resonates with her unique sensibilities.

9 - A Gift Card For Art Supplies

Does your mum thrive on art? Then, there’s no better present than some brand-new art supplies. A Gift card for art supplies is an exceptional Mother's Day gift because they offer an avenue for creativity, relaxation, and personal expression plus she gets to choose exactly what she wants to purchase!. For mothers who have a passion for art or are looking to explore a new hobby, high-quality art supplies can be both inspiring and empowering.
Art supplies are also a good last-minute gift option, especially when you don’t have too much time on your hands- if you know what she wants you can visit the Life of Colour website and pick a bunch of high-quality colours that can
remain vibrant well over time. Moreover, nothing delights an artist more than some sturdy, reliable tools. Make sure to get your mum some good painting gear with it. Artsy mums deserve some de-stressing time surrounded by good art supplies.

10 - A DIY Spa Kit

Celebrating Mother’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a spa experience. However, arranging a spa day with limited time isn’t always feasible. That’s why a DIY spa kit is a good candidate for a thoughtful and delightful Mother's Day gift. Firstly, it goes without saying that all mums deserve a break, a relaxing day (or week) from maternal duties. Secondly, a spa day at home is a great idea, especially if your mom doesn’t enjoy out-of-home spa centres.
Don’t let your mom miss out on the relaxation and get her a DIY spa kit this Mother’s Day.
You can cherry-pick the items in this kit to fit what she needs. For example, go heavier on the moisturizers if she has dry skin, or anti-freckle treatment if she’s dealing with stubborn freckles. Last but not least, get out your Life of Colour Watercolour pens and add a card with a heartfelt note to show how much you care.

11 - Drawer Sachets

If there’s something that mums love, it’s a good-smelling wardrobe. If you’re still struggling to find a good gift for Mum this Mother’s Day, why not give her some handmade drawer sachets? The best thing about these sachets is that they’re so easy to make, as the ingredients are all around you. All you need is some soft and breathable fabric and a fragrant ingredient. Popular choices include cinnamon, lavender, and star anise. Use a set of Wildflower Brush pens to draw little hearts or lavender sprigs for an extra special touch.
Drawer sachets can last for months. Every time your mum opens her closet, the soft and fresh fragrances will soothe her soul, reminding her of your thoughtful gift. In any case, drawer sachets are the perfect present for Mother’s Day.

12 - A Framed Family Portrait

If there’s one thing mums can’t get enough of, it’s photos or handmade gifts of their loved ones. Give her a gift she’ll love by creating a framed family portrait, which she can proudly hang in the living room. Nothing warms her heart more than seeing her beautiful kids and loving husband/partner. Use a set of Gouache Stix to make a handprint portrait for something extra special.
You can be creative with the frame. Create a heart-shaped collage or a lit-up frame. If it’s a photo of a fond memory, you can also write notes or a story as a tag-along card. Your mum can always revisit these wonderful moments when looking at the photo.

13 - A Handwritten Recipe Book

A handwritten recipe book stands out as a profoundly personal and sentimental Mother's Day gift, embodying love and thoughtfulness on every page. 

Take a Life of Colour Key Journal and start jotting down a few recipes for your Mum- there's no need to fill the whole book just get the project started and you can give it to mum to complete This unique present not only preserves cherished family recipes, passing down culinary traditions through generations but also captures the essence of shared memories and experiences in the kitchen.
The effort and time invested in creating this gift reflect a deep appreciation for the recipient, making it much more meaningful than a store-bought item. Each handwritten note, ingredient list, and cooking instruction is a tangible reminder of the bond between the giver and their mother, ensuring a lasting emotional impact. Additionally, this gift offers a practical aspect, providing the mother with a collection of beloved recipes at her fingertips, further enhancing its appeal as an ideal Mother's Day present.

A Gift for Every Mom
Finding the perfect last-minute Mother's Day gift doesn't have to be a daunting task. With creativity and thoughtfulness, you can choose a gift that resonates deeply with your mum's interests and personality. Whether it's the timeless beauty of handcrafted pottery, the shared joy of an experience together, the personal touch of customized jewellery, or the comforting aroma of scented candles, each idea offers a unique way to express your love and appreciation.

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