21 last minute Mother’s Day gifts that’ll arrive in time

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Buying Mother’s Day gifts can be challenging as you try to give her something she’ll use and love or just expresses how much you care. You might be buying for a mother-in-laws, a woman who stands in place of a mom, your own mom, a new mom, a stepmom, a mom-to-be, an empty-nest mom or a grandmother.

All moms are different, of course, so we may not be able to pick the right gift for every one, but these 23 options can be a great start. They are unique, touching, outdoorsy, sustainable, fun or pretty. Hopefully, you’ll find something your mother figure will love.

And if you want to shop for yourself on Mother’s Day, this list is for you too!

Likablue Best Mom Gift Basket

Best mom basket


$39.99 at Amazon

For the mom who loves fun sayings and “best mom” items, this gift basket features 11 different items. You can present it to one mom or give individual gifts to multiple people at different times. The box includes socks, a mug, a ring dish, a bracelet, a travel cosmetic bag, a greeting card, and a mirror.

iLola Loose Leaf Tea Discs

iLola Tea Discs


Price not available at Amazon

From Oprah’s 2022 Favorite Things list comes this gift for your favorite tea-drinking mom. The iLola tea discs go straight into a cup, reusable bottle or teapot with infuser. Sweet cinnamon chai will ready for the sweet mom in your life in just a few minutes of steeping time! She’ll enjoy tea parties or a quiet cup alone.

Bamboozle 1-Gallon Compost Bin

Bamboozle 1 Gallon Composter


$39.99 at Amazon

You know all those times mom asked you to take out the trash? The Bamboozle composter takes care of some of that for you (and mom). Available in a range of colors, it also looks very attractive sitting out on a kitchen counter. Made from sustainable and dishwasher-safe bamboo, it holds food scraps that can be converted to garden compost.

Harry & David Box Fruit of the Month Club

Harry & David Fruit of the Month club


$149.99 at Harry and David

Mother’s Day from far away can be tough. This Harry & David Fruit of the Month Club option starts with a May Mother’s Day Tower of Treats and continues with fruit for the next few months. It’s the gift that keeps on giving with honey mangos, sweet plump cherries, Oregold peaches and more. Choose four- or six-month plans.

Lego Succulents

Lego Succulent Kit


$39.99 at Amazon

Succulents plus Legos? If you’re looking for a gift that can be a fun project for Mom, the Lego Succulents set is a great choice. You can work on the blocks together and then display the completed “plants.” And there’s no need to water these succulents, making them great for small spaces without gardens. If you and your mother need more Lego-building ideas, try out the Brickit app that uses 3D modeling to create new plans.

Out of the Woods Pure Cord Shopper

Out of the Woods tote bag with rope handles


$24.99 at Amazon

Mom might only be coming out of the grocery store, but this Out of the Woods bag is a great addition to her tote collection. Made from the brand’s signature sustainable paper blend, it resists water and stains; small ones wash off and bigger ones are easily removed in the washing machine. With its sturdy and cute rope handles, it’s a stylish choice for grocery shopping or a Mother’s Day walk into the woods to collect pine cones.  Bonus: you can use it as a gift bag too!

From Starter to Finish Bread Cookbook

La Brea bread cookbook


$31.12 at Amazon

Mother’s Day brunch and breakfast in bed get an upgrade with this bread-centered cookbook. It starts with breadmaking tips and finishes with a variety of bready recipe options. Recipes include a maple-bacon breakfast sandwich, cinnamon raisin French toast and a panzanella salad.

Funky Junque Mama Baseball Hat

Funky Junque Mama Bear Baseball Hat


$24.99 at Amazon

Available in multiple colors and “Dog Mom” styles too, Funky Junque hats celebrate mom on Mother’s Day and beyond. We love the lace applique and spring-like colors of this “Mama Bear” hat. Don’t let the pastel colors and flowers fool you; these hats are durable and comfortable.

Farfalloni-Shaped Pot Holders

Farfalloni-shaped Pot Handles


$16.90 at Amazon

These silicon pasta-shaped pot holders and oven grips protect mom’s hands and offer a little humorous wink. While the pan holders are functional and funny, they’re also dishwasher-safe. Add a Mother’s Day card and you’ve got an under-$20 gift to make mom smile, whether she’s cooking pasta or not.

Mother’s Day Blossom & Butterfly Surprise Box

1-800Flowers.com Mother’s Day Blossom & Butterfly Surprise Box


$54.95 at 1-800-Flowers

Surprise mom with this butterfly and blossom box. After the flowers and butterflies emerge, there’s a sweet cake inside for her. This unique Mother’s Day option combines the best of a bouquet, dessert and card, all in one! Send it to a faraway mom or give it to her in person to watch her reaction. Either way, it definitely provides that wow factor. And if you’re home with mom, try planting wildflowers with her to attract real butterflies!

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Shell Pink Petal Braiser

Le Creuset Signature Petal Braiser


$300 at Le Creuset

Le Creuset makes beautiful pans that look pretty sitting out on a stovetop but are also known for their quality. Their floral style feels perfect for Mother’s Day. This pale purple version is our list’s biggest splurge in pricing. For only $32, you can gift mom a Le Creuset floral spoon rest instead.

Manta Weighted Sleep Mask

Manta Weighted Sleep Mask


$45.00 at Amazon

Like a soothing weighted blanket, a weighted sleep mask can offer calming compression. A Manta sleep mask includes the added benefits of blackout material and cooling ceramic beads. Whether mom is dealing with daily stress, headaches or allergies, this mask can gently help relieve it all. If you gift this option on Mother’s Day, give your mom a few minutes to try it out!

Yonanas Frozen Fruit Soft Serve Maker

Yonanas fruit soft serve machine

$35.99 at Amazon

Mom might know the health benefits of bananas, but does she have a Yonanas soft serve machine? You can remedy that on Mother’s Day by gifting her this machine that creates vegan, dairy-free “soft serve” with just frozen fruit. While bananas are the main ingredient, this appliance works with everything from strawberries to pineapple. A sweet treat for sweet moms!

Maisonovo Swedish Dishcloths

Maisonovo Swedish dish cloths


$19.97 at Amazon

Danish “hygge” means embracing coziness. Sweden has its own comfy tradition of “fika,” which means enjoying coffee with friends. We’re applying fika to Mother’s Day with these Maisonovo Swedish dish towels. Reusable and absorbent, each cloth can replace up to 17 paper towels. Their happy geometric prints will brighten mom’s kitchen, bringing a little fika any time of the year.

Jonc Aye Pickleball Set

Jonc Aye pickleball set


$65.95 at Amazon

Pickleball remains a popular pastime — and if your mom loves the trending sport too, this pickleball set is a fun Mother’s Day gift option. It comes with pickleball rackets, balls, tape and a carrying bag. There’s no rule that mom always has to win on Mother’s Day, but this set can lead to plenty of family fun.

Lion Latch Jewelry Holder

Lion Latch jewelry holders


$36.95 at Amazon

Even celebrities lose their rings sometimes. Whether mom travels far away or makes short jaunts to the gym, she might need a place to keep her rings and small earrings when she takes them off. This ring holder trio makes a unique Mother’s Day gift — or you can gift a couple and keep one for yourself! Seen on Shark Tank, the Lion Latch jewelry boxes stay shut and have handy keyrings.

JoyJolt Mickey Mouse Glasses

JoyJolt Mickey Mouse glasses set


Price not available at Amazon

The memories from a Disney trip last long after the visit. Help mom recreate some of that magic back at home with this nostalgic set of JoyJolt glasses. Made from sturdy sofa lime glass with brightly-colored character images, the set comes with glass straws as well. Imagine serving mom orange juice in these glasses on her Mother’s Day brunch tray.

Sprout World Plantable Pencils

Sprout World Plantable Pencils


$14.99 at Amazon

For Mother’s Day, these innovative plantable pencils are great for moms that love gardening, writing and saving the planet. Sprout World also makes a brow liner pencil that you can plant when it becomes too small to use. These are 100% eco-friendly and biodegradable; the pencils also arrive with inspirational quotes.

Lodge Cast Iron Dolly Parton Seasoned Pan

Lodge cast iron Dolly Parton pan


$49.90 at Amazon

Beyoncé may have just covered Dolly Parton’s Jolene, but she doesn’t have a Lodge Cast Iron pan with her name on it (yet). We think mom will love this Dolly cast iron with the beloved performer’s butterfly. Bring home this family-owned Lodge pan to mom and start your own Mother’s Day traditions with it.

Eat2explore Family Cooking Box

eat2explore family cooking box


$34.95 at Amazon

For Mother’s Day, subscription box options can bring families closer. This eat2explore version looks at different country cuisines. Mom can help little ones cook simple cuisines, while finding out info about different countries too. Each kit comes with a country guide, spices, sauces, shopping list, recipes, cooking tool, and collectible items. Shop ahead for grocery ingredients and travel to a new cuisine with mom.

Debark Smart Wild Bird Feeder

Debark Smart Wild Bird Feeder


$99.98 at Amazon

Does your mom wonder what birds do all day? We love this Debark Smart Wild Bird feeder, which recognizes more than 10,000 species and can notify you when you have a visitor. Bring a birdwatching gift to Mother’s Day with this unique smart bird feeder that lets mom watch birds from cardinals to bluebirds to robins.

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