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5 Last-Minute Things to Do for Mother's Day

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Scenario: You’re just living your life—waking up, working, eating, sleeping—and then out of the blue, it’s Mother’s Day. It’s too late to order and ship what she really wanted online, and grabbing something at the store just doesn’t feel personal enough. And a hand-illustrated card stopped being cute after you lost all of your baby teeth.

The clock’s ticking—what should you do?

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Well, for one, don’t sweat. I’ve been there! There’s still lots of thoughtful ways to make Mom (or Grandma or Aunt or whomever you want to celebrate) feel special. Here are five ideas you can make in very little time (yes, even day-of if you're reading this that late) and no one will be the wiser. (Although, save yourself some stress and create a reminder for next year.)

A soothing spray

This DIY Lavender Linen Spray Makes Sleep So Sweet
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This DIY Lavender Linen Spray Makes Sleep So Sweet

Help her rest easy with a simple DIY linen spray. All you really need are three ingredients: water, vodka or rubbing alcohol, and lavender essential oil.

Handmade Jewelry

Can You Tie a Knot? You Can Make This Necklace
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Can You Tie a Knot? You Can Make This Necklace

You don’t need fancy yarn or a loom to make this stylish knit necklace. Simply knot small strands of yarn around a comfortable chord 40 times and voila—a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.

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An even-better bouquet

9 Ways to Make Grocery Store Bouquets Look Like a Million Bucks
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9 Ways to Make Grocery Store Bouquets Look Like a Million Bucks

I learned a lot about freshening up store bouquets from Instagram sensation Farmgirl Flowers. A favorite tip? Make sure to stagger your blossoms’ heights.

Pamper with Bathleisure

A Two-Step Coconut Bath Soak for Sinking Into After a Long Day
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A Two-Step Coconut Bath Soak for Sinking Into After a Long Day

This simplified bath bomb just takes a few minutes of measuring and stirring. I’d put it in a mason jar for a little extra presentation.

Breakfast in Bed

A Genius Trick for Fluffier Buttermilk Pancakes (No Whipping Egg Whites!)
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A Genius Trick for Fluffier Buttermilk Pancakes (No Whipping Egg Whites!)

If you still didn’t have time to make her a present, then gift her with the fluffiest pancakes of her life with this Genius trick.

What's your best last-minute gift? Share in the comments below!

Tags: How-To & Diy