29 Last-Minute Gifts That Will Arrive by Mother’s Day
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This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12, which, in case you haven’t looked at a calendar recently, is just days away. And though we here at the Strategist have spent the past few weeks digging up the best Mother’s Day gifts for moms — from foodie moms to moms who like things that smell nice — at this point, you probably just want to know which gifts are going to arrive in time for Mother’s Day. It might be too late to order a personalized gift, but that doesn’t mean your gift can’t be personal.
To make things even easier for you, we’ve pulled together a list of 29 Strategist-approved, last-minute Mother’s Day gifts at every price point. Order any of these today, and they’ll arrive on your doorstep before the big day, usually with two-day shipping.
Now House by Jonathan Adler Wink Tray
This cheap but expensive-looking tray is made of glass with a bold graphic design — and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, it will come on time with free two-day shipping. (That’s true of all of the items from Amazon on this list.)
Cake, by Maira Kalman
This sweet illustrated book will please Maira Kalman fans and/or moms who like baking.
Le Creuset Stoneware Tea-Bag Holder, Marseille
Scentered Sleep Well Therapy Balm
For moms who like nice-smelling things, this lavender-and-ylang-ylang-scented balm is made with essential oils — and will arrive in two days with Amazon Prime shipping.
“How I Got This Baby” Tee
For the mom with a sense of humor or who is a frequent reader of the Cut.
Keepsake Frames Gift Card
While gift cards are often the mark of a last-minute gift, they can still be super-thoughtful — like this one from Keepsake Frames, which managing editor Maxine Builder is getting for her mom this year.
Kuretake MC2036V Gansai Tambi 36-Color Set
A good gift for an artsy mom looking for a new medium to explore.
HaloVa Diaper Bag
This diaper bag that doesn’t really look like one is lightweight, practical, and stylish, making it another solid gift idea for new moms.
Titleist Velocity Golf Balls, Pink
Jonathan Adler Bourbon Pop Scented Candle
Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region, Boxed Book-and-Map Set
Baggu Cloud Bag
For the mom who loves lightweight things, this tote from Baggu can fit all her everyday essentials and weighs only eight ounces.
Natori Women’s Shangri-La Robe
It’s hard to go wrong with a nice robe for Mother’s Day, and this lightweight cotton one is a perennial Strategist favorite.
Manduka PRO Yoga-and-Pilates Mat, 71 inches
Get this yogi-approved mat so she doesn’t have to keep using the rented ones at her studio.
Sam Edelman Women’s Gwendolyn Tote
This basketlike bag is a great gift for a mom who’s ready to hit the pool this summer.
Mondaine Women’s Quartz Evo Steel-Band Watch
Strategist editor Alexis Swerdloff got her mom this “super-simple and elegant” stainless-steel watch from Swiss brand Mondaine last year.
Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock
This alarm clock from Philips — which writer Liz Krieger calls her “own private sunrise” — is perfect for every mom looking to get more zzz’s.
Anya Hindmarch Heart Chubby Leather Charm
Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager With Switchable Heat Function
Tom Dixon Carved Small Glass Vase
If you’d prefer to bring your own blooms to Mom from a local florist (or your bodega, we don’t judge), you can at least get a handsome glass vase to put them in.
Nixplay Original 15-inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
Breville The Smart Grinder Pro
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
The Cadillac of hair dryers is a sure-fire way to show your love.
Coravin 100015 Model One Advanced Wine-Bottle Opener and Preservation System
This neat kitchen contraption keeps wine sealed and safe from oxidation after opening.
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