Like most holidays, Mother’s Day tends to sneak up on us. It’s not that we don’t want to shop for the mamas in our lives, but it can definitely come down to the wire. Now that we’re four days out, the clock is ticking to find something that will send our gratitude her way. But don’t worry, this guide to last-minute Mother’s Day gifts should put your mind at ease—because it’s never too late to show your mom you’re thinking of her.
Some people are natural gift-givers. They find the most meaningful items for every occasion and never show up empty-handed. For those of you who fall into this category, more power to you! It takes a special level of dedication to consistently select the perfect gift. Then there are the non gift-givers, or those of us who express love in other ways. This might look like cooking a meal for someone we love, taking something off their plate when they’re overwhelmed, or putting into words how much they mean to us. Rest assured—these acts are gifts in and of themselves. And while they may not be presents, per se, they definitely convey messages of love.
But for anyone looking to find the perfect physical present this year, look no further. These 15 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts are as easy to buy as they are joyful to give. So with a little time left before the big day, scroll on to find a heartwarming gift that’ll put a smile on mom’s face.
Feature image by Hannah Haston.
15 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Be Sure to Love
Pizzana Neopolitan Pizzas
Hailing from LA, this pizza hotspot blends Italian tradition with Southern California flavors. The Neopolitan joint is known for its “slow dough” that’s made with imported Italian flours and fermented for 48 hours. With favorites like classic Margherita and Cacio e Pepe, a four-pack of these craft pizzas is sure to spark joy for you and your mom—as long as she saves you a slice, of course.
Pizzana Neopolitan Pizzas, $124.95
Brightland Kitchen Set
Give your mom the gift of elevated kitchen staples with Brightland’s authentic, unrefined starter kit. With raw Champagne Vinegar, bold Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and sustainably-sourced Orange Blossom Honey, there’s no kitchen feat she can’t accomplish. And the best part is, everything is made without fillers or artificial preservatives. Treat mom to the real deal.
Brightland Kitchen Set, $88
Boy Smells Gardener Scented Candle
Can you ever have enough candles? IMO—absolutely not. To me, candles are like perfumes. Their scents are personal and used for different occasions. With this candle, you’ll experience wafts of “citrus groves and tomato gardens with the scent of flora still clinging to the vine.” Sounds divine.
Boy Smells Gardener Scented Candle, $36
Diamond Stripe Woven Basket Pot, 5″
Like candles, baskets are another household item that you can’t have too many of. They’re great for storage, decor, and feng shui when your room needs a refresh. This handwoven seagrass basket from Anthropologie would make a nice addition to any room in your mother’s home.
Diamond Stripe Woven Basket Pot, 5″, $30
Dreamscapes: Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far
A book with the most beautiful gardens across the world is the perfect gift for any mom. Especially those who like to spend Sunday afternoon nestled in a chair with a cup of coffee and an easy read.
Dreamscapes: Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far, $29.09
Salad Freak: Recipes to Feed a Healthy Obsession
Let me tell you, this one is a real page-turner. The salad recipes come from developer and food stylist, Jess Damuck, who is the personal chef to Martha Stewart. Martha Stewart! She’s also the self-proclaimed “Bob Ross of salads,” so you can’t go wrong with any of her recipes.
Salad Freak: Recipes to Feed a Healthy Obsession, $24.99
The Bouqs Co. Subscription
Flowers, flowers, and more flowers! Brighten mom’s day every week, month, or somewhere in between with Bouqs’ floral subscription service. They ship all over the U.S. with delivery options in countless cities, so chances are, you’re in luck. The gift of fresh flowers is just a click away.
The Bouqs Co. Subscription, $40-$65
Osea Total Body Glow Trio
“Silky-soft, glowing skin all over” has a nice ring to it, right? That’s what this body trio has in store for mom this year. There are few gifts more enjoyable than the gift of wellness, which is what this scrub, brush, and oil combo has in store. Plus, Osea is female-founded and family-operated, so you know when they say “clean,” they mean it.
Osea Total Body Glow Trio, $90
The Five-Minute Journal
Slow things down with this six-month daily gratitude journal for mom. Whether she’s looking to elevate her wellbeing or wanting to spend a little more time reflecting, this journal makes the perfect heartfelt gift. Practicing gratitude has been linked to reducing stress, increasing happiness, improving sleep quality, and even alleviating physical aches and pains. Who couldn’t use a little of that in their life?
The Five-Minute Journal, $28.99
Poketo Food and Meal Planner Notebook
This notebook is for the planner in your life. If mom is all about mapping out meals, look no further than this colorful companion. The table of contents includes an open-dated calendar, shopping guide, recipe templates, and more so mom will have everything she needs to organize her weekly meal plan. Type A personalities, unite!
Poketo Food and Meal Planner Notebook, $29.50
Barre3 Online Workouts Subscription
If cardio and strength building are mom’s jam, a barre3 online subscription is the perfect gift for her this year. Help her create body balance, boost energy, and foster mindfulness at home with subscription options that fit every fitness level. Whether she’s looking to try her hand for a month, commit to six, or go all-in for a year, barre3 has you covered. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Barre3 Online Workouts Subscription, from $29
Headspace Gift Subscription
Headspace is making meditation accessible by offering users simple exercises to promote their entire wellbeing. From meditation and sleep quality to movement and body control, Headspace fosters alignment. It’s designed for all experience levels and is completely customizable, so mom can discover what works best for her and have fun while doing it! Gifting a Headspace subscription is a conscious choice that may be unexpected, but mom will definitely appreciate.
Headspace Gift Subscription, from $12.99
Another unique subscription service, Storyworth gives mom the space and structure to tell all the stories you’ll be glad to compile. Plus, it’s a fun opportunity for the two of you! How it works: Every week, you’ll be prompted to send a question to her email that inspires a story. Whether it’s asking about her first crush, tips she wishes she’d known before becoming a parent, or how her mind has changed over the years, Storyworth has an extensive collection of story-worthy prompts she can reply to. At the end of the year, your mom’s stories will be bound in a beautiful keepsake book that your family will cherish forever. It doesn’t get more personal than this.
Storyworth Subscription, $89
Slip Silk Sleep Mask
A good quality sleep mask is essential. If it’s not easy on the eyes, it’s not mom-worthy. Grab one of these 100% silk sleep masks to give your mom the gift of a better night’s sleep. What could be better?
Slip Silk Sleep Mask, $50
I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a bathtub tray. It really makes all the difference. You get access to every essential relaxation goody right there within reach. Bath salts, essential oils, an exfoliating brush, a scented candle, or best of all, a good book. Mom will thank you later.
Bath Organizer, $49.97
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