Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas - What do Moms Really Want?

It's down to the wire, what do you do? What do moms really want for Mother's Day? Flowers? Candy? Breakfast in bed? Last year a card was the most popular item purchased for moms, followed closely by flowers. Keep reading for a few ideas that just might work. 


Mother's Day is typically the busiest day of the year in the restaurant industry, and that is expected to be the case this year as most COVID restrictions have been lifted. If you don't have reservations already, you may be out of luck, especially with the shortage of staff many restaurants are facing. How about cooking a meal for mom at home? 


We asked mothers on our social media platforms what they really want for Mother's Day, and the top answers may surprise you.

The number one answer to our poll was a day off, followed closely by spending time with family. One of the main ways to show appreciation for your mom is to give her that day off with no duties. Most moms want a day of freedom from the ordinary routine.

Of course, several other organizations have conducted similar polls. According to real moms surveyed by @parent on Instagram, sleep is the number one thing moms want on Mother's Day. Here's a look at their top 10.

  1. Sleep
  2. A day off or alone time
  3. A spa day or massage
  4. A vacation
  5. A night or weekend alone in a hotel
  6. A clean home
  7. Recognition and appreciation
  8. Someone else making breakfast/breakfast in bed
  9. Jewelry
  10. A haircut

What else? Think about Mother's Day gifts for your mom's personal safety.

We've put together a Mother's Day Pink pack that includes 3 different pepper sprays, a personal alarm, and a palm stun device. All at a discounted price if you get them together. 

The Mace® Brand Palm Stun Device is easy to carry, but still delivers what's needed for protection. It's ideal for moms on the go, especially for those who enjoy hiking, walking, or jogging. 

The Palm Stun Device is powered by high capacity, rechargeable batteries, and each comes with a charging cord and carrying case. 


 New! Palm Stun Devices by Mace Brand


Or pick mom's favorite color and get her a Mace® Brand Sport Pepper Spray. It has an adjustable hand strap for easy carrying and a keychain for fast access. This pepper spray has an advanced delivery system that provides long-range protection up to 12 feet.

 Sport Pepper Spray- Neon Pink, Yellow, Orange, Blue, and Black | Mace

It's always a good idea to put safety first, and empower your mom to protect herself. Mace® Brand is committed to providing community and family safety through individual empowerment. A gift of personal safety for mom speaks volumes.


And remember, anything personal is a good bet if you need last-minute Mother's Day gift suggestions. A homemade card or craft that shows appreciation is always sure to please.

Plus, remember the words "Thank You." Moms want to hear it. Tell your mom  "Thank you for being a great mom."

Another story you might enjoy: Grow Your Own Peppers - Is Pepper Spray Really Made From Peppers? (

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