Mother’s Day 2023 Last Minute Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day 2023 Last Minute Gift Guide - Rumi Spice

Hey there, fellow procrastinators! Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you're anything like us, you might have forgotten to grab a gift for the special moms in your life. But fear not, because we've got you covered with our Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide!

We've got some great DIY ideas that will show your mom just how much you care. And if DIY isn't your thing, we've also got some awesome subscription options, gift cards, and even stuff you can grab at the grocery store. So, sit back, relax, and let us help you save the day (and your relationship with the moms in your life).

Mother’s Day Brunch

mother's day 2023 last minute gift ideas

Want to really impress your mom this Mother's Day? Whip up a delicious brunch just for her! Making your mom brunch is the perfect last-minute gift because it shows her that you care enough to put in the time and effort to create something special just for her. Plus, who doesn't love a good brunch?

Be sure to include a variety of beverage options including: coffee, brunch punch, lemonade.

Brunch Classics like: french toast, toast with jam, fresh fruit, and muffins. 

Don’t forget something sweet like this Saffron Flan Napolitano, Eggless Saffron Cookies, or these Saffron Cream Cheese Brownies. Don't worry if you're not a pro in the kitchen, just have fun with it and remember that the effort is what counts.

So, get ready to don your chef's hat and apron and create a meal that your mom will never forget. With a little bit of creativity and a lot of love, you can make this Mother's Day one that mom will cherish forever.

DIY Gift Ideas

cumin sugar scrub for mother's day

DIY gifts offer a personal touch and sentimental value that can't be found in store-bought gifts. Plus, they're often quick and easy to create at home. In this section, we'll provide you with some DIY gift ideas that are sure to make your mom feel special. 

a DIY Custom Meal Kit for Mom

Gather all the ingredients and instructions for your mom to make her favorite dish at home. Not only will she appreciate the effort you put into the gift, but she'll also get to enjoy a delicious meal that she doesn't have to plan. Plus, this is a great opportunity to bond and spend some quality time in the kitchen together. 

  • Step 1: Pick a recipe - check out our recipe repository here.
  • Step 2: Head to the grocery store to shop for all items in the recipe (hint: if you’ve selected a Rumi Spice recipe, you can find our products in Whole Foods Market nationwide! Then you can also give Mom the whole bottle of spice as an extra present)
  • Step 3: Prep everything in your recipe - Chop vegetables, prep meats, prepare anything that can be pre-mixed like the dry ingredients of a baking recipe, and store them all in separate containers. Label them accordingly - you can simply put a piece of masking tape on the container and use a sharpie to write out the ingredient.
  • Step 4: Print out or write out the recipe and be sure to make a note on the paper that says something cute like “Special Recipe for the Best Mom Ever” or “Best Mom Fuel” 
  • Step 5: Present to Mom and get credit for being super thoughtful and creative and totally not a procrastinator. 

DIY Cumin Sugar Body & Face Scrub

This one sounds weird, we know. But we have tested it and it’s actually amazing. This recipe comes from the amazing Katie Wells of Wellness Mama


  • 2 TBSP Rumi wild black cumin, ground
  • ½ cup organic sugar
  • 1 TBSP raw honey
  • ¼ cup carrier oil (olive oil, sweet almond, or grapeseed oil)
  • 20 drops essential oils (blend of tea tree, frankincense, sandalwood, sweet orange and/or cedarwood)


  • In a small bowl combine the carrier oil, honey, and essential oils.
  • Add the cumin and sugar and stir well to combine. I find that a rubber spatula works well for mixing this.
  • Transfer the exfoliating cumin scrub to a glass jar, and store in a cool, dry place.
  • To use the scrub, rub liberally over face (avoiding eyes) or body as desired, then rinse.

Again all of these ingredients can be shopped for at Whole Foods Market nationwide. Make a label with masking tape or a sticker and write something like “Mom's Exotic Sugar Scrub” or “Radiant Mom Scrub”

Subscription Gift Ideas


Subscription gifts are a great option for last-minute Mother's Day gifts. They offer convenience, the element of surprise, and the ability to provide ongoing joy and excitement for the recipient. 

Here are some affordable and easy-to-purchase online subscription gift ideas that will make your mom feel special:

  1. A subscription to mom’s local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). This is a gift that keeps on giving - Mom will get a regular supply of local sustainable produced goods, while supporting her local farmers. Often there are unique CSAs such as ones from local flower farms or bakeries for an extra unique gift.

  2. All True subscription box - Get a curated collection of ethical and eco-friendly products delivered quarterly.

  3. Masterclass Subscription. A subscription to MasterClass is a great gift for any mom who loves learning and expanding her horizons. With MasterClass, your mom will have access to an incredible range of online courses taught by some of the most successful and respected professionals in their respective fields. 

Gift Cards

gift cards

Gift cards are a great last-minute option because they allow your mom to choose something she really wants or needs. Plus, they can be personalized with a thoughtful message or creative packaging to show your mom just how much you care. Here are some gift card ideas for different types of moms and interests:

  • For the foodie mom: A gift card to her favorite restaurant or a gourmet food store.
  • For the fashion-forward mom: A gift card to her favorite clothing store or online boutique.
  • For the bookworm mom: A gift card to her favorite bookstore or a subscription to an audiobook service.
  • For the spa-loving mom: A gift card to a local spa or a subscription to a self-care box.
  • For the adventure-seeking mom: A gift card for an experience, like hot air balloon ride or a cooking class.

No matter what type of gift card you choose, your mom will appreciate the thoughtfulness and flexibility that comes with being able to choose her own gift. Plus, gift cards make great last-minute gifts that can be purchased online or in-store. So go ahead and make your mom's day with a gift card that she'll love!

Grocery Store Gifts

You can still find a meaningful last-minute gift at your local grocery store. From fresh flowers to decadent chocolates, grocery stores offer a variety of options that can be paired with a thoughtful card or note to create a special gift for your mom. 

rumi spice gift

And since this is our website, we can let you in on a little secret: If you're looking for a unique gift that will really impress your mom, get her some Rumi Spice! Rumi Spice offers a range of delicious, direct-sourced spices that will add flavor and excitement to any meal. You can find Rumi Spice at Whole Foods Market nationwide, or use our store locator to find stores near you. Not only is Rumi Spice a tasty and unique gift, but it also supports Afghan farmers and empowers Afghan women.



In conclusion, we hope this Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide has provided you with some inspiration for showing your mom just how much you care. From DIY gifts to subscription boxes, gift cards, grocery store finds, and even homemade brunch, there are plenty of options for making your mom feel loved and appreciated this Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there!


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