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20 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

gifts for Mother's Day that will ship quickly
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Amazon
May 3, 2023

This post was originally published in April 2021 and has been updated.

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Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. And if you haven’t started shopping, don’t panic. We’ve got you covered. 

We rounded up our favorite gifts that’ll ship fast. Including a card you can print at home and some subscriptions that’ll keep on giving months after Mother’s Day. Less stress, more things that the mom in your life will gush about.

Psst...Want more ideas? Check out all of our other Mother's Day gift guides here.

Amazon

Patchology eye masks she can pair with her favorite drink…

These depuffing gels are packed with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and smooth. She can keep them in the fridge for a nice cooling effect, and you can pair them with an ice roller for the most relaxing gift combo. Time to treat Mom to an at-home spa day. ($15/5 pack, Amazon)

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Amazon

A USB-rechargeable book light…

If she’s committed to her hard copies through and through, this portable book light is everything. It clips onto the cover, can act as a bookmark, and has five brightness levels and three color settings. It’s the handiest little gadget to keep on her bedside table or in her bag. All she has to do is plug it into a USB port to recharge. Easy. ($12.09+, Amazon)

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Amazon

A collection of low-effort, high-reward dinner recipes…

Mom’s meals hit different. This cookbook from Ali Slagle has 150 recipes that are fast and flexible. She’ll be able to use what she already has to make whatever she wants with minimal ingredients. The book is organized by main ingredients, with tips on different cooking methods and easy flavor combinations. She’ll be whipping up delish dishes in no time. Win. ($13.99+, Amazon)

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oversized blanket sweatshirt made from warm sherpa, available in different colors
Amazon

An oversized sweatshirt she can cuddle up in…

It’s gigantic, has a front pocket for her phone, and is made from sherpa for ultimate warmth. It’s pretty much a wearable blanket, so it’s got more than enough room to cover her legs and feet when curled up. Evenings spent on the couch never felt so good. ($22.99, Amazon)

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kindle paperwhite that's lightweight and waterproof for everyday reading
Amazon

A Kindle Paperwhite that’s waterproof with a glare-free screen…

So she can read anything, anywhere. A single charge can last up to weeks, and with twice the storage, she can download more magazines, audiobooks, and reads. It also includes Audible, so she can pair the Kindle with her headphones via Bluetooth. The screen brightness is adjustable, so it’s easy to read comfortably at night and outdoors. She can also adjust text size and boldness, and thanks to the massive selection of new and old releases, she’ll never be bored. ($139.99, Amazon)

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five year journal only meant for one line a day to capture memories, thoughts, and feelings
Amazon

A five-year memory book that only calls for a line a day…

She'll be able to record what she’s thinking, a specific memory, or a wish for the future. It’s a great way to reflect, cataloging feelings and thoughts without the pressure to write an entire journal entry. At the end of the five years, she’ll be able to look back and see her progression. ($15.26, Amazon)

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downloadable and printable mother's day card
EllaGraceDecor via Etsy

A printable Mother’s Day card you can have within minutes…

Just in case you’re running a bit behind schedule and need one quickly. You’ll be sent a downloadable file and can print the card at home. Psst...envelope isn’t included. ($1.64, EllaGraceDecor via Etsy)

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gold-plated interlocking circles necklace to represent the bond between you and your mother
Amazon

A mother-daughter necklace that represents the two of you…

You lean on, confide in, and trust each other, so why not celebrate that relationship with an interlocking necklace that perfectly symbolizes your bond. It’s a sweet way to show appreciation and love. Grab the tissue box, because things are about to get emotional. ($29.99, Amazon)

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masterclass monthly subscription that offers online courses in various topics
MasterClass

A MasterClass subscription so she can learn and develop new skills…

Maybe she wants to take a graphic design class, or maybe she wants to fine-tune her cooking skills. With MasterClass, she’ll be able to pick the topics she’s interested in (like writing, science and tech, and music). From there she’ll be able to take classes from experts like Gordon Ramsay, Annie Leibovitz, and Alicia Keys. She can stream classes on her laptop or phone, and will get PDF workbooks for every class. Time to go back to school. ($15/month, MasterClass)

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glass memory jar the entire family can use
Amazon

A memory jar to record special moments…

She can drop in photos, handwritten notes, plane tickets, and more. It’ll act as a time capsule for the entire family. Once it’s filled, she can empty it to reminisce. Cue the nostalgia. ($20.76, Amazon)

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three month food subscription
Goldbelly

A Goldbelly three-month subscription so she can try new and yummy food…

This box comes packed with different types of goodies from famous eateries around the country. She’ll be able to enjoy all things sweet and savory. And just in case you’re feeling hungry, the box comes with enough food to feed four people. Past shipments have included goods from pitmasters and pie makers to butchers and bakers. Our mouths are watering. ($249/3 months, Goldbelly)

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arts and crafts monthly subscription box
Cratejoy

A crafting subscription box so she can get her hands dirty…

Hello, DIY time. Each month is themed differently, with categories like engraving, wood burning, and making resin coasters. Packages will come with all the necessary tools and materials, along with instructions. She can split the craft with someone else, or tackle it by herself. Sleeves = rolled. ($32/month, Cratejoy)

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countertop black aerogarden to grow herbs like basil, thyme, and dill
Amazon

An AeroGarden so she can grow her favorite herbs…

She’ll receive six pods to start out with: Genovese basil, parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil, and mint. From there, the growing process is pretty easy. The AeroGarden will remind her when to add water and plant food (also included). It’ll also control how much light is provided to the plants and when. ($69.99+, Amazon)

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long distance lamps that light up with the other person touches theirs
Uncommon Goods

Long-distance lamps if you and your mom are apart this Mother’s Day…

Let her know you are thinking of her. When you touch your lamp, hers will illuminate. No matter the distance. It’s a little way to say ‘I miss you.’ ($99+, Uncommon Goods)

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The Sill

Purple Orchid

It’s also pet-friendly, needs bright indirect sunlight, and should be watered every one to two weeks. It’ll bloom once a year for up to three months at a time. She can put it in her bedroom or on her WFH desk setup for a burst of color. ($88, The Sill)

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pedicure foot bath with built-in massage rollers that heats water and bubbles
Amazon

A foot bath for pedicures at home…

It’s the perfect option for a spa day within the comfort of her own bathroom. She can massage her feet pre-pedicure via the built-in attachment. The machine can also vibrate for an even deeper foot massage. We suggest adding essential oils to the water for total relaxation. ($29.99+, Amazon)

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handheld massager with different massager heads to relieve pain
Amazon

A handheld massager if she’s got some serious shoulder knots…

With six different heads, she’ll be able to get that deep tissue massage she’s been dreaming of. The body is wireless, and can last over 120 minutes on a single charge. If she has an aching back, she can target the areas giving her pain for some instant relief. ($30.99, Amazon)

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UrbanStems

Peonies for the mom who’s the ultimate flower lover…

Nothing sparks more joy than a bunch of fluffy peonies. The pink color will uplift her tablescape or bedside table, so they’ll definitely make her Mother’s Day one to remember. Plus, they’re symbolic of prosperity, so they’ll really show off your love and appreciation for her. This bunch comes with 10 stems, but you can purchase more depending on how large you want her bouquet to be. ($83+, UrbanStems)

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Amazon

A blow-dryer that’ll give her salon-like hair, without all the hassle…

This tool belongs on the mane stage. No, she doesn’t have to be an expert to use it. It’s a brush and hair dryer all in one — at a fraction of the cost of similar tools. It features three heat and speed settings, plus a cool option for styling. The oval design helps to smooth your locks and create volume. Hello, good hair days. ($37.99+, Amazon)

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Amazon

A hydrating skincare set so she can try new things…

Whether she has normal-to-dry skin or combination-to-oily, this set includes moisturizing products from a cult-favorite beauty brand. She’ll get mini versions of the cleanser, serum, moisturizer, and face mask, plus an iconic lip mask that’s a Skimm Fave. She can try them all and then buy the full-sized versions, if she wants. The best part? This set is carry-on approved. Time to glow. ($35, Amazon)

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