It’s only Thursday, so while the weekend’s still a couple of days away, the good news is that Mother’s Day is too. Here are a few quick gift ideas that won’t break the bank but will let mom know you’re thinking of her—and value her love and advice. Be sure to order now, before it's too late! And don't forget a card or a handwritten note. Chances are she'll cherish that the most.
The best thing about Teleflora, other than the fact that they bring fresh flowers on demand to virtually everywhere in the U.S., is that this Mother’s Day they’ve teamed up with Spafinder to offer spa eGift Cards along with their arrangements. So now you can treat mom to a bouquet and a massage in one swoop. She can redeem the gift card at any of the 20,000+ local spas that belong to the SpaFinder network. Choose from four styles, each with a keepsake vase, and three different eGift Card denominations ($25, $50 or $100). Shown above is the Pink Bliss bouquet. Teleflora.com, from $83 for a standard bouquet and a $25 eGift Card
One of these lovely porcelain plates makes for the perfect finishing touch on a dresser, vanity or nightstand, where mom can use it to stash her rings and bracelets. Or pair the plate with a sweet-smelling bar of soap; it's the ideal soap dish for a powder room. Shown above is the Porcelain Word Plate in Je t'aime. Cwonder.com, $18
Think you can’t afford to buy her diamonds? Simply not true! Get her a diamond candle, and once she’s finished burning it, there’ll be a ring with a bright sparkler inside, valued at $10 to $5,000. A modest jewel is the most likely outcome, but she’ll definitely enjoy the thrill of burning the candle to reveal the spoils—and for the pretty scent it’ll bring to the house in the meantime. Diamond Candles, diamondcandles.com, $25