Mother’s Day is Sunday (May 14). Time is running out to get your mom a unique, thoughtful gift. Luckily, there are several places right here in the Sioux Empire that specialize in last minute gift ideas. Here’s a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas, and you don’t have to travel outside of the city or use the internet to find them.

  • 1

    Scented Candle

    Mom's love scented candles. You can find one at pretty much any department store or choose a Yankee Candle or White Barn Candle Co. candle.

  • 2

    Activity Tracker (Fitbit)

    If your mom is into fitness and has been wanting one, you can find them at any sports store or department store. But, do NOT buy your mom a Fitbit if she hasn't asked for one. The last thing you want to do is suggest your mom needs to lose weight.

  • 3

    Chocolate Lover's Basket

    Pick up a cute basket at Hobby Lobby or Michael's and fill it with lots of Mom's favorite chocolate candies. If you want to get really fancy, you can pick up a box of Frango or Godiva chocolates at Macy's.

  • 4

    Flowers

    They are a given. Every mom would love to receive flowers, whether it's a hanging basket from a nursery or you order a bouquet from a florist, she'll think of you every time she smells them. Just a reminder - Farmers' Markets are open this weekend in Sioux Falls.

  • 5

    Cute Tote Handbag

    I love purses! I always see really cute ones at Target. Buy a tote and then fill it with shower gels and lotions, a pedi and mani set and a pair of flip flops.

  • 6

    Gift Certificates

    I'm not really a huge fan of gift certificates, but they do make the perfect last minute gift. They come in useful for picky moms and moms who have everything. Some suggestions include:

    A maid service, a spa day, a pedi and mani, cut and color with her favorite stylist, or a tattoo (if she's into that kind of thing).

  • 7

    Keurig Coffee Maker

    If she doesn't already have one, these are great gifts. Throw in an assortment of coffees and teas.

  • 8

    Bird House, Feeder, Heated Bird Bath

    There are several places to pick up a few items for the bird lover - Wild Bird Connection on Minnesota Ave., Ace Hardware, Menards, Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart...it just depends on how much selection you'd like to choose from.

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    Kindle or Nook

    If your mom loves to read books and magazines, she would enjoy a Kindle or a Nook. Find the Nook at Barnes and Noble and the Kindle at Best Buy, Staples or Office Max. If you have a lot of money to spend, you could always get an iPad.

  • 10

    Selection of Wine

    If your mom enjoys a glass of wine every now and then, pick up a few bottles along with some fancy wine glasses and wine glass charms. Any liquor store in town has wine and you can find unique wine glasses and charms at Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Macy's, or World Market.

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    Bracelet and Charms

    Pick out a bracelet and several charms that represent special things in your mom's life at Pandora. You'll find lots of cute pieces at any jewelry store or even some department stores like Kohl's and JC Penney.