25 Thoughtful Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Thanks to two-day shipping and in-store pickup, last-minute shoppers still have time to get a special gift for mom. Choose one or combine our suggestions to make for a lovely Mother's Day surprise.

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May 02, 2019

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Signet Ring

A simple yet elegant signet ring is timeless. And if mom wants to personalize it later, she can engrave it with kids' names, an anniversary date, geographic coordinates or any other special message.

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $20

Recipe Box

Not only will this recipe box look adorable sitting on mom's counter, but it's really functional too. This one comes with blank cards so mom can write down her favorite recipes to pass down.

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $30

Electric Kettle

Busy moms ain't got time to wait on water to boil. Give her this cute, retro-inspired kettle so that a piping hot cup of coffee or tea is never more than a minute or two away.

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $149.95

Portable Photo Printer

Give mom the power to print her favorite snapshots whenever she wants with this handy instant photo printer. Tip: You might want to throw in an extra pack of ink and paper, too. We have a feeling mom will use this a lot.

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $68.89

Essential Oil Diffuser

Is it a diffuser or a vase? Mom will appreciate this aesthetically pleasing diffuser that blends in seamlessly with her decor. The reservoir is BPA-free, and a warm light creates a soothing atmosphere to help mom wind down.

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $110.20 (originally $119)

Essential Oil Blend

Pair this calming essential oil blend with the Vitruvi diffuser, and you just became mom's favorite child. "Dusk" combines warming scents of lavender, frankincense and Ho wood to relax mom before bed.

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $26

Gourmet Teas

With 13 different sampler varities to choose from, this tea collection offers flavors for any mother's preference. May we suggest gifting it with the electric kettle?

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $29.99

Silk Pillowcase

Give the gift of beauty sleep with this super-soft silk pillowcase that is easy on sensitive skin and won't crease hair. Even if mom doesn't get much shut-eye, at least she'll feel like a queen when she does sleep.

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $27.99

Shower "Bombs"

If mom isn't really the "bath" type, a pack of aromatherapy tablets will bring the spa to the shower. This pack of shower steamers lets off a lovely, invigorating scent as it dissolves under water (and dissolves away mom's cares).

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $14

Cookbook Stand

No more flipping pages or tapping screens with messy fingers. This convenient cookbook/tablet stand keeps recipes in place at eye-level.

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $29.99

Yoga Mat

Encourage mom on her fitness journey with a supportive yoga mat that she can use at home or in the studio. This one is lightweight and grippy with an alignment stripe for beginners.

Two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

Buy It: Amazon, $45

Wine Box Subscription

If mom constantly asks you for wine suggestions to "expand her palate", then a subscription to a monthly delivery service, like Winc, is the perfect gift. Each month, she'll receive a collection of expert-picked wines that match her palate preferences.

Available instantly.

Buy It: Winc, Prices Vary

Clothing Subscription Box

Whether your mom is constantly on the go with no time to shop or a busy professional with a calender full of events (or if she just loves fashion!), a Rent the Runway plan will be the perfect gift. With a membership, mom can rent designer clothing whenever she wants and swap for new pieces when she's ready.

Available instantly.

Buy It: Rent the Runway, Starting at $69

Fresh Bouquet

If you don't even have time to grab flowers at the grocery, 1-800-Flowers offers same-day delivery for tons of beautiful arrangements, like this one.

Available instantly.

Buy It: 1-800-Flowers, Starting at $59.99

Flower Bouquet Subscription

Or, if mom likes getting flowers year-round, sign her up for a subscription with The Bouqs. They deliever free-flowing, formal or rose bouquets on weekly or monthly schedules.

Available instantly.

Buy It: The Bouqs, Prices Vary

DNA Test Kit

Sentimental moms who keep numerous photo albums and like to "remember the good old days" will appreciate a DNA kit. Make it a bonding experience by helping her track down ancestors and documents to fill out the family tree.

Available instantly.

Buy It: Ancestry, $99

Household Essentials Subscription

Save mom some time with shopping by getting her a subscription to Grove Collaborative, a subscription service that delivers natural cleaning and personal products on a customizable schedule. Isn't a little more free time what moms really want anyway?

Available instantly.

Buy It: Grove, Prices Vary

"Me-Time" Appointment

No mom will turn down a relaxing spa treatment. Let her choose the time, place and service through Spa Finder. With a gift card, she can book anything from a fitness class to a facial.

Available instantly.

Buy It: Spa Finder, Prices Vary

Concert or Theater Tickets

Treat mom to a night out to see her favorite band, theater performance or sports team. Even better if you attend the event with her.

Available instantly.

Buy It: StubHub, Prices Vary

Magazine Subscription

Whether she needs a renewal or some new reading material for the summer, surprise mom with a subscription to her favorite magazine. We're partial to our namesake periodical. 😉

Available instantly.

Buy It: Amazon, $19.99 for one year of HGTV Magazine

Dish Towel

When you can't find words to express how much mom means to you, let this adorable dish towel do all the talking. It'll brighten her day and her kitchen.

Choose in-store pickup at checkout.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $20

Measuring Cups

Tell mom to toss those old plastic measuring cups. Now, the simple act of measuring ingredients is enjoyable with this beautiful floral set. (Plus, she'll think of you every time she cooks and bakes.)

Choose in-store pickup at checkout.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $32.00

Set of Herb Seeds

Jumpstart mom's summer garden with this organic herb kit that she can grow indoors and transplant outside when the weather is right. We suggest gifting this with a pair of garden shears.

Choose in-store pickup at checkout.

Buy It: Target, $18

Jade Face Roller

A stone facial roller is a real treat for the face. It stays cool to reduce puffiness, and the pressure from rolling gently massages the face for relaxation. (These rollers supposedly improve skin's elasticity, too!) It's the beauty tool she never knew she needed.

Choose in-store pickup at checkout.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $28

Trendy Earrings

Set up mom for a stylish summer with a new pair of earrings. We love this on-trend pair made of straw. It's a hip take on the classic hoop.

Choose in-store pickup at checkout.

Buy It: Target, $9.99