No, Seriously…What Are You Getting Mom for Mother’s Day?
Okay, slackers, it's Friday and you STILL haven't gotten your mom a gift, despite us having offered all kinds of ideas like these 20 DIY gifts or these 10 gifts available for 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime.
We get it. It was a busy week. It slipped your mind. Don't feel bad, we're multi-taskers, too. But we're also here to make sure you that you tell your mom how much you love her on Sunday.
Thus, we've rounded up four super duper last minute apps to use for sending your mom an awesome virtual gift this year:
Karma has basically been my go-to gifting app since it launched a few months ago. With a few clicks, I can use my phone to send friends or family any assortment of gifts from the Karma digital store as well as a virtual card to celebrate the occasion. The best part? Once they receive your gift, your recipient can exchange it for whatever else they want in the store without you ever even knowing! So, for example, if those new jeans you bought mom weren't carrying enough of the "Mom Jean spirit," she can always replace them with a planter or pretty necklace instead.
Similar to Karma, Wantful is a way to let your recipient ultimately choose their own gift. You can use Wantful's gift suggestion guide to inform the site all about your giftee and her lifestyle preferences. Once done, you're able to choose 16 different potential gifts that you think your mom would enjoy. She will receive an email as well as an actual book (!) showcasing each gift option, and then can choose among them all. It's great for those who aren't quite sure what mom would actually enjoy (which, let's face it, is probably all of us).
If you aren't into choosing a gift, but know the stores your mom loves, your best bet is to give her a gift card. A new service called Wrapp (both a website and a mobile app) lets you do that in just a couple of clicks. You can choose stores ranging from Sephora to Gap to H&M and decide how much cash to dedicate to your mom's shopping spree. While you're there, pick up a gift card of your own! Wrapp is offering free gift cards as part of their targeted retailer campaigns. Check it out and see if you can scope any great deals.
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.