So, you waited until the last minute to get your mom a Mother’s Day gift. We’re not here to judge, but we are here to help. If the mom in your life loves cars half as much as you do, she’ll appreciate receiving one of these thoughtful gifts you can pick up in a hurry:
- Buy her a personalized key chain. It might not seem like much, but personalizing a small gift like this makes it special, and she’ll always be carrying it with her as a reminder of your appreciation. Find a key chain that represents a special time in her life, like a special trip or event.
- Treat your mom to a day at the spa. While she’s there, give her car a complete cleaning. She’ll feel like more than a million bucks when she leaves her day of pampering and steps into a clean and shiny ride.
- If she drinks coffee on her morning commute, buy her a stainless steel travel mug to use. You can pick one up at Starbucks, along with some coffee beans and a gift card.
- Your mom may already have an emergency kit in her car, but when was the last time she replaced some of the items? Start her a new one with everything you can think of to keep your loved one safe. Set a reminder on your phone to check this for her every year.
- Build her the ultimate road trip playlist. Find out some of her favorite bands, songs and memories, and build a personalized playlist that will make her want to get in the car and drive.
- Help mom organize her car. From hooks to hang her purse for easy access to a seat-mounted trash bag to help keep litter at bay, you can find tons of car organizing gadgets online and in stores.
- Let her pick out her own car accessories with a gift card to a local auto store. Take the pressure off yourself this year, and let her enjoy a shopping spree.
- Give her a homemade coupon book with car maintenance tasks you can complete to help save your mom time and money this year: change her wipers, battery and oil without complaint, and show off your auto skills.
- You may not be able to buy your mom a limited-edition Enzo, like the one we auctioned last year, but Copart has several Buy It Now vehicles for auction that can be picked up upon payment. Imagine the surprise on her face when she walks out to the driveway and sees a new ride.