37 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas You Can Still Get to Her in Time

Mom loves a good deal, and so do we! Surprise her with any of these thoughtful gifts that just so happen to be on sale this week.

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May 04, 2021

It's the same song and dance every year. Your mother — who fed you, clothed you, kept up with all of your activities and continues to answer the phone to hear every detail about your day — when asked what she wants for Mother's Day says, "Oh, I don't need anything."

Cue the palm sweats and panic that come with being on your own to find the perfect present. This woman deserves cards, bouquets of flowers, the royal treatment and then some. You can't just get her nothing.

Luckily, you have me, and finding thoughtful and affordable presents when you're down to the wire is my specialty. Here are 37 items on sale that would make great Mother's Day gifts and most of them can still be delivered to her door before May 9. Mom will be so glad you ignored her advice. (Just this one time.)


There's almost nothing that moms treasure more than a handmade gift from their kids, but when that keepsake box is overflowing, it's time to edit. Make Mom's job easier by gifting her an Artkive box. She can fill a prepaid box with all of her favorite pieces and then Artkive will convert them into a hardcover book and framed mosaic. It's genius and she can do it whenever works best for her. To sweeten the delivery, surprise her with breakfast in bed and leave the confirmation inside her Mother's Day card.


The Queen of the Kitchen deserves the best tools — and you'll find a ton of them on sale at Macy's right now. Think AeroGardens to fulfill her need for fresh herbs, plus InstantPots and more to take the work out of making dinner. The discounts range from about 20 to 65 percent off, so you can easily get something special within your budget. And if you purchase her gift by May 4, it will still ship and arrive by Sunday!

Bed Bath & Beyond

If Mom loves to be pampered, then bring the spa to her this year with help from Bed Bath & Beyond. They have all kinds of facial steamers, foot baths, salon-quality hair styling tools and more on sale right now, not to mention comfy duvet covers that will make her feel like she's staying at a hotel. Bed Bath & Beyond also offers free in-store pickup just in case you want to hand-deliver the gift yourself. (But it looks like if you order by May 4, standard shipping should get her gift there between May 6 and May 7.)


Fact: The quickest way to Mom's heart is through her family. So why not put her favorite people on display with a personalized photo frame from Kirkland's? The retailer is currently offering up to 50 percent off art and frames, as well as 20 percent off one regular-priced item with the code BRUNCH. So, if you wanted to be extra cute, you could pair her gift with a snuggly throw (for all those times she misses your hugs) or a painted bouquet that she can enjoy every day. Kirkland's also has free in-store pickup!


Make Mom feel stylish whether she's running errands or grabbing brunch with her girlfriends and upgrade her wardrobe with a new accessory from Nordstrom. They have hundreds of purses, sunglasses, scarves and more on sale right now, and if you order by 12 p.m. EST on May 5 and select two-day shipping, it will arrive by Sunday.


If Mom's happy place is in her garden, then treat her to something special from Terrain. Their sale section is packed with everything from cute floral neckerchiefs and gardening gloves to sweetgrass baskets, brass lanterns and bud vases for her outdoor table. Best of all? Most items are available for at least 25 percent off, if not more.


Sometimes the best gifts are the ones she didn't ask for, but definitely needed. Take advantage of Amazon's Mother's Day Deals and upgrade her current TV, reading or workout situation with some new technology. Items range from 15 to 50 percent off and, as always, Prime Members will enjoy fast, two-day free shipping.

Pottery Barn

When in doubt, delight Mom with some self-care essentials from Pottery Barn. (And then give her a few hours alone to actually enjoy them.) Right now, you can take your pick of stylish catchall trays, candle sets, chunky knit blankets and even extra-comfy bathrobes. Just make sure you didn't already gift her a robe for Christmas! Pottery Barn also offers free in-store pickup.

Crate & Barrel

If the lady of the hour loves to host, then enhance her tablescape with a gift from Crate & Barrel. You'll find eye-catching serving trays, sculptural wineglasses, gold-finished centerpieces and more in their sale section, and most items range from about 20 to 40 percent off.


What do you get the woman with plenty of personality, you ask? Try a new art print from Society6. If you shop right now, you can get up to 40 percent off sweet illustrations, sentimental portraits, cheeky sayings and more, and spoil your mom while supporting independent artists.

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