Last minute gift ideas for Chicago moms this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this weekend and if we know our readers at all, we bet there are a few procrastinators out there. Especially when it comes to the gifts department. Luckily we’ve put together this list of great ideas for last minute shoppers this Mother’s Day. You’re welcome.

Attention last minute shoppers! We’ve compiled a list of great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts that you can still rush out and buy before Sunday.

We love Etsy. It helps us find amazing artists and collectors,and support small businesses. If you have time to plan ahead andfigure in shipping, it’s a great resource for shopping from storesworldwide. But last-minute shoppers can also benefit from Etsy’sseemingly endless collection of printable goods. We did a quicksearch for Mother’s Day printables on Etsy and found amazingthings. You can choose from cards, posters, tags, wrapping paperand more.

Pictured: Mother’s Day printable tag bylafabriqueabricole,
$2.56

Etsy Printables


Give mom the gift of a girls’ night out with a gift cardto Arts n Spirits in Bucktown. We visited the studio last fall
and had a blast exercising some creativity, hanging out with our
friends and sipping some wine. Mom isn’t an artist? Not a problem.
Arts n Spirits is all about relaxing and having fun.

A little art therapy


If she hasn’t already subscribed, why not buy mom a subscriptionto Chicago Parent on her tablet? She can read any of our magazinesright on her iPad, Kindle or Android device. And with asubscription, she’ll get an alert as soon as a new issue isavailable digitally, which is usually before you’ll see printcopies on stands. Search for us in her favorite newsstand topurchase a subscription.

Chicago Parent subscription


There are so many cool services that let you turn your smartphone photos into prints or books, but they can
be a bit pricey and let’s face it, there’s no way they’d be
delivered on time for Mother’s Day. Instead, try a little DIY. We
found some super simple instructions for turning your Instagram photos intomagnets. She can decorate the fridge with wonderful memories,
and she’ll appreciate that you took the time to handmake
something.

Photo via Design*Sponge

DIY Instagram Art


Is mom an animal lover? Make her a reservation for one of Shedd Aquarium‘s animal encounters or unique experiences. The
Beluga Encounter and Trainer for a Day programs are a little
pricey, but spending some quality time with a penguin isn’t too
expensive. The Behind-the-Scenes Tour is also affordable and gives
me a peek into what animal life is like at Shedd. All experiences
include admission to the aquarium, so you can really make a day of
it.

Animal Encounters


Give mom a break from the kitchen with a gift card to one ofthese pre-madedinner services. She’ll appreciate a night off and all of these
options look pretty tasty. Some of these services will deliver food
right to your door and some will need to be picked up, but there
are plenty of options out there that will give her a delicious meal
with little to no work.

Dinner is served


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