A Sweet and Simple Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea with Free Printables!

This sweet and simple last minute Mother’s Day gift idea is the perfect mix of thoughtful and easy-to-execute! Grab the free printables and get ready to “WOW!” mom (or grandma)!

Sweet and Simple Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Idea with Free Printables

It’s no secret that I love to plan, but something that you may not know about me is that I have a habit of putting off the actual execution of my plans until the last possible second. I blame the more scatterbrained, er, creative side of my brain. 😉

Because of this tendency toward procrastination, then, I am always delighted when I see gift ideas that are thoughtful, quick, and simple to execute! And with Mother’s Day coming up in just a few days, I thought I would provide you with just that: a cute last minute Mother’s Day gift with free printables!

A Sweet and Simple Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea with Free Printables

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Step 1- Gather your supplies.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy gift:

  • Printable cards file (provided below)
  • White card stock or printer paper
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Pen/ pencil/ crayons/ markers
  • A piece of scrapbook paper cut to 5.25″ x 9″ (optional)
  • A piece of ribbon that is about 30″ long (optional)

Step 2- Print your Mother’s Day cards.

Being a mom is an extremely important, but oftentimes thankless, job. And while we moms love, love, love our kiddos and having the opportunity to raise them whether we hear words of praise or not, I’m not exaggerating when I say that some of the best gifts that my kids have given me have been the “words of affirmation” gifts, the ones where they take the time to express their love in more words than just a quick “love you!” as they’re running out the door.

That’s not always easy, though!

So in order to make the kids’ lives a little easier and the moms’ hearts a little fuller, I created pretty printable cards with simple prompts for the kids to fill out, sharing the things that mean the most to them about their mom (or grandma or caregiver or whomever)!

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas from Little Kids with Free Printables (Could also be used for grandma or any caregiver!)

Click here to download your free printable Mother’s Day cards!

I printed my cards on white card stock so they would be a bit sturdier, but if you don’t have card stock around, regular printer paper will do!

[Pssstttt… You can see all 200+ printable pages that we offer on the blog in our library of free printables!]

Step 3- Cut out the Mother’s Day cards and fill them out.

I like to use a paper trimmer to cut out my cards, just because it makes the process neat, quick, and easy, but scissors would work too, of course.

Last Minute Mother's Day Cards that Make an Easy Present (Free Printables)

There are 8 different cards. Each child could fill out 1, 2, or all 8– there are no rules here! You know your kids and what they can handle best!

Step 4- Wrap it up! (optional)

Once your cards are filled out, you can really package them any way you choose. You could punch a hole in the corner and put them on a binder ring. You could put them in an envelope. You could hide them around the house and send mom on a scavenger hunt to find them. Or you could make a simple sleeve like I did below.

I first cut a piece of scrapbook paper that I had to 5.25″ x 9″. (If you don’t have scrapbook paper, you could have your child decorate a piece of paper that is these same dimensions or use a piece of wrapping paper.)

Quick and Easy Mother's Day Gift Idea with Free Printables

I then folded it around the cards, folding up the bottom part of the scrapbook paper so it covered about 2/3 of the cards, and then folding the top part over so that it overlapped with the bottom part.

Last Minute Mother's Day Present with DIY Envelope and Free Printables

To hold my little bundle together, I grabbed a piece of ribbon (mine was about 30″ long) and tied it all together with a pretty bow.

Easy and Thoughtful Last Minute Mother's Day Gift with Free Printables

That’s it– I promised you that it was easy! 😉

Even if you’re more on the ball than I typically am and have already bought your mom a gift, these cute printables would make a great addition– I know that mom (or grandma!) would appreciate that you took the time to jot down a few thoughts about her on this special day! (Or if you’re finding this post and Mother’s Day isn’t even close by, give a few of these cards to your mom just because! She’ll love that too!)

Looking for some other easy DIY gift ideas? These posts can help:

Valentine’s Day Teacher Gift

Pick-Me-Up in a Jar Teacher Gift

Owl Valentine Teacher Gift

3 Creative Gifts Under $10

A Sweet and Simple Thank You Gift

DIY Owl Handprint Art Grandparent Gift

What is your favorite Mother’s Day gift that you’ve ever given or received? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Tanya Hekimian says:

    Waht a lovely idea for Mom. Happy Mother’s Day to all! I hope everyone gets a day of pampering and rest!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, Tanya! Hope you had a great day!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Thank you! This heartfelt yet still easy gift was exactly what I was looking for.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      So glad it was helpful!

      ~Abby =)

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