I admit it. This year, I dropped the ball. Mother's Day altogether slipped my mind. I know, I know, I am a horrible person. However, in my defense, I have a lot going on. My twins are graduating high school, I am up to my eyeballs in last minute projects for my 11-year-old, I am finishing up the details for the twin's senior prom and the family has banquets and events galore back-to-back throughout the month of May -- so cut me some slack here.
However, I still have time to get my mom a gift. But, in my case, making good on a gift for Mom is not easy. I can't just pedal over to the store and grab something I can give to her during Sunday brunch. Whatever I get, whatever I do and no matter when I do it, my gift has to travel 3,000 miles away. And this year, it has to make that journey in four short days.
Impossible, you say? Nothing is impossible. Thankfully, with the internet on my side and the help of a few companies, I am able to save face this Mother's Day. And, if you are a last minute maven like me, they can even help you too.
Sending flowers to mom on Mother's Day is as expected as sending flowers to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Proflowers has a network of local florists who can get last minute orders processed and delivered just in time.
Jewelry, pajamas and cupcakes are ready to be picked, sealed and delivered on time to mom -- even for you last minute shoppers.
This site has been a lifesaver for forgetful (and budget conscious) folks alike. Send instant gift cards to mom's favorite local eatery for a fraction of its face value.
If relaxation is your mom's thing - and trust me, it is - check out Spa Week and their gift card deals. They have a network of spas all over the country that work beautifully as last minute gifts for mom.
And above all else, when gifting something to that special lady in your life this Mother's Day, remember that it is the thought that counts, even if that thought is a bit late.