Mother’s Day is just around the corner (although, who can even tell what day it is anymore) and that means it’s time to start rummaging through the house to see what totally adorable last minute mother’s day gift ideas you can cobble together at a moment’s notice. Sure, you can give her another gift certificate for “quality time” or let her cash in one of those “chore coupons” you gifted her last year (we see you), but after self-quarantine, it’s clear that she just needs a little break from it all.
To help us find the perfect gift idea for your crafty mom, we turned to some of our most beloved DIY-loving matriarchs to get inspo on a clever, completely heartfelt, not-at-all-panic-driven present for the lady who does it all.
Clair Huxtable Fancy Slippers
Nab a pair of super luxe, tricked out cozy slippers that can pull double duty for lounging around the house or running errands. House shoes and simple slides have been upgraded to look just as impressive as Clair Huxtable’s iconic “smooth contest”-winning lamé steppers. We’re loving Birdie’s The Heron Slipper ($95) in black velvet.
Marge Simpson Classic Jacket
For the mom who does it all (working, cooking, cleaning, dealing with your crap), giving the gift of instantly looking pulled together is the way to go. A chic, classic blazer (perhaps, like Marge Simpson’s favorite Chanel-inspired style) can be of use for waist-up zoom meetings and board meetings once we’re finally let out of the house. We’re all about this timeless Zara Tweed Jacket ($129) that even looks good with jeans.
Wilma Flintstone Sewing Machine
Consider this a gift for you and mom! If your mom likes to sew half as much as Wilma does, then give her the gift of creative quality time (or maybe she’s had enough of you?) with a little mother-daughter sewing sesh. If you don’t want to splurge on a sewing machine, get a mini one for side-by-side DIY projects. Our fave is the Singer 1304 Start Essential Sewing Machine ($99).
Linda Belcher Loungewear
Okay, so maybe don’t get her Linda Belcher’s “Spice Bra” aka “The Spice Rack”, but you can certainly buy some comfy loungewear that will marry form and function almost as well as Linda’s practical invention. We’re thinking the Naadam Essential Cashmere Sweater ($75) might do the trick.