9 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Mother's Day
Take a look at Oconee Patch's picks for great local Mother's Day gifts for the special women in your life.
We've taken all the guess work out of shopping for Mom this Mother's Day with our top 9 picks of gifts you can find right here in Oconee County.
$ - under $20
$$ - $20 to $50
$$$ - $50 to $100
$$$$ - over $100
1. Handcrafted Domino Pendants - From flowers to crosses to butterflies and hearts, you're sure to find a charm Mom will love affixed to a real domino and made into a pendant, handcrafted by Ann Peden and slid onto a ribbon necklace. At the boutique, you'll also find handmade earrings. $
2. Jewelry bag and Fitness Certificate- Stop by Jazzercise to pick up a cute, round, silver jewelry bag at that can fit into just about any purse. It comes with 30-days of classes. $
3. Dedicate a book in her honor – Did your mother read to you? Of course she did. Dedicate a book in her honor at the Oconee County Library or Bogart Library. This is a great way to show your love, to your mom and to other readers. $$
4. Art Classes - Pottery, painting, quilting, drawing -- these are just a few of the classes available at Wild Child Arts and Quilt Shop. Learn more about the classes here, then stop by to purchase gift certificates for Mom to explore new art forms! $$-$$$
5. Goodie Bag- Fill a basket or pretty gift bag with an assortment of cake pops, cookies, marshmallow pops and cupcakes from Bee's Knees Bakery and Gifts. $-$$
6. Relaxing Stay at a Bed and Breakfast- Ashford Manor is offering specials on gift certificates to treat mom to a delicious breakfast and relaxing stay in a comfortable room (she won't have to make the bed!). $$$-$$$$
7. Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds- Okay, so the real gems might cost a pretty penny. So if jewelry is out of the budget this year, instead consider swinging by local convenience stores to purchase instant lottery tickets by the same names. Drop your Georgia Lottery tickets inside a heartfelt card from Hallmark Gold Crown. $
8. Pretty Plants - Thomas Orchard has a selection of mixed colored bowls and hanging baskets sure to put a smile on Mom's face. Fresh cut flowers and potting plants and hangin baskets will also be available at Saturday's Oconee Farmers Market. See the Oconee Patch Directory for a list of other businesses where you can purchase flowers. $-$$
9. Sponsor a mom-less pet in your mother’s name – Does your mom have a dog or cat? You can get her another companion friend without actually bringing one home. Athens Area Humane Society offers Animal Friend sponsorships at the Adoption Center for $25 or more which helps lower a sponsored animal’s adoption fee, thereby increasing its odds for finding a home sooner. You'll be able to give mom a certificate that explains the donation. $$
Have other ideas? Share them in the comments below!