We have good news and some bad news about Mother’s Day. First the bad news: it’s this weekend. So if you still haven’t gotten the woman who gave you life a gift, well, insert Game of Thrones “Shame” gif here.
And the good news is, you still have time to set things right. Well, roughly two and a half days to set things right, but time nonetheless. Luckily for all the procrastinating offspring out there who also can’t even make it home this year to be with the number one lady in their life, we have a handful of gift suggestions that will make your mom feel like you’re always right there beside her, even when you’re 3,000 miles away.
Although this picture is probably conjuring up some troubling images of James Franco and his down-filled girlfriend Kimiko from 30 Rock, we promise this gift suggestion is equally amusing with none of the weirdness. Simply get a photo of yourself printed on one of these custom body pillows and your mom will always feel like she can give you a big ol’ hug no matter where you are (or how much you actually hate snuggling IRL).
Buy It! Custom Body Pillow Case, $32.99, snapmade.com
No, we’re not suggesting you grab a life-size cardboard cutout of Donald Trump for your mom (unless she would be super into that? In which case, more power to the both of you). What we are suggesting, however, is that you get a custom cardboard cutout made in your own image. That way your mom can pose you around the house and even drag you to the mall to buy you new underwear without, you know, actually dragging you to the mall to buy you new underwear.
Buy It! Custom Life-Size Cardboard Cutout, $129,95 ($154.95 for rush delivery); partystandups.com
For those moms with a serious case of empty nest syndrome, may we suggest a Nest Cam so that she can actually watch everything you do 24/7 from the comfort of her smart phone. Bonus, if your mom pisses you off in the future, you can always threaten to turn the Nest Cam towards a Keeping Up With the Kardashians marathon until she comes around to your point of view.
But It! Nest Cam, $199, store.google.com
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This one seems like a no-brainer. For the mom who has more family photos than she knows what to do with, skip the old fashioned albums, and give her memories a tech upgrade with one of these digital frames that will turn all her photos into an endlessly rotating slideshow that also doubles as a constant reminder of how amazing you are (like she needs one).
Buy It! Aluratek 8″ LCD Digital Photo Frame, $36.99; target.com
For the DIY aficionado, here’s a gift sure to put a smile on your mom’s face every morning, or potentially scare the crap out of her, but either way it’s definitely a great reminder that you’re always thinking about her. For this one, simply take a photo of yourself waving, cut it out so that it will fit into the inside bottom of whatever coffee mug you’ve chosen and then fasten it there with a waterproof, heat resistant hard shellac. As your mom finishes her morning cup of coffee, she’ll also be greeted by a friendly hello from her favorite child!
What are you going to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Sound off below!