Friday, May 10, 2013

Top 10 Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

 By Nancy Jill Thames

Do you ever wonder what your mother would really like for Mother's Day? 

Here are my top 10 ideas:


1. Commit one day a week to call your mom and chat. Do this for a year.

2. Write a favorite memory of a time your mom encouraged you. Place the note in her M.D. card.

3. Call your mom this weekend and tell her you've been thinking what a great mom she is.

4. If you live close, invite your mom over for dinner one night this weekend.

5. If you live far away, call your mom and tell her you really miss her.

6. Tell your mom two clean jokes. Laugh together, and then wish her a happy Mother's Day.  (Jokes included at the end of this list.)

7. If you have children, tell them something special your mom did for you as a child, and then tell her.

8. Tell your mom no woman could have done a better job raising you.

9. Give your mom a hug and kiss her on the cheek. Tell her you love her.

10. Be a good mom yourself.

Joke #1  Did you know that a calendar's days are numbered?

Joke #2  I thought I spotted an eye doctor on an Alaskan island. Not so. It was just an optical Aleutian.

Now it's your turn. What are some creative gift ideas you've given or received for Mother's Day?



Mystery novelist Nancy Jill Thames began publishing Christian fiction in 2010. The author of six books in the Jillian Bradley series, she is an award winning blogger and is listed numerous times on the Author Watch Bestseller’s List, this in addition to winning first place for her Chocolate Cream Pie.

When she isn’t plotting her next book, she spends time with her six grandchildren in two states, tags along with her husband on business trips, and plays classical piano for her own personal enjoyment. She is an active member of the Leander Writers Guild and supports the Central Texas SPCA with a portion of her book sales.

Nancy Jill is busy working on book 7 "The Ruby of Siam" a mystery taking place in London, England. To learn more about the author and check out her books, please visit her blog at  



  1. Nancy, cute ideas! I love your jokes too! Happy Mother's Day!

    1. Thanks Linda - Happy Mother's Day!

      ~Nancy Jill


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