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.)

Bucky 40 Blinks No Pressure Eye Mask

This contoured eye mask would help a new mom who’s surviving on just a couple of hours of sleep a night.

Cake, by Maira Kalman

This sweet illustrated book will please Maira Kalman fans and/or moms who like baking.

D C-T!

If Mom likes puzzles, she’ll love this book, written by Strategist contributors Molly Young and Joana Avillez, which we’ve described as “part comic book, part ethnography, part love letter.”

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

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle for Coffee and Tea

This electric kettle from Fellow has appeared on our gift guides for both tea lovers and coffee lovers; it might be the only thing those two fandoms agree on.

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager With Switchable Heat Function

UrbanStems The Rickie

Bouquets are kind of the perfect last-minute Mother’s Day gift, and there are several start-ups making it easy. This bouquet from UrbanStems, curated by Vogue editors, features peonies, ranunculus, and spray roses.

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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