In case you forgot to set a calendar alert, consider this your reminder that Mother’s Day is less than a week away. While it may be too late to search stores for the perfect present, don’t panic; there’s still time to convince your mom that you put a lot of thought into her gift.
If you’re really in a pinch, flowers never disappoint. “With mothers, especially, they never say they want anything specific,” says Lana Elie, CEO and founder of Floom, an online flower delivery service that works with local florists to offer same day delivery in NYC and the UK. “The thing with flowers is that I don’t think you can find a mother who doesn’t love them – there is something in the way they are delivered that makes you feel very special.”
Case in point: Buying a bouquet of flowers remains one of the most popular Mother’s Day gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. But if you’re looking for something a little more personal, we’ve got you covered. These last-minute ideas serve as meaningful tributes to moms.
Pinrose Personalized Candle ($50; pinrose.com)
Here’s a scent-sational idea: Choose from any of the brand’s scented candles (we like Campfire Rebel), upload and crop your photo, and a photobooth-style sticker sheet will arrive with your order.
Kindle Paperwhite ($100; amazon.com)
A great gift for any mother with an extensive book collection, the Kindle Paperwhite has a higher resolution display and an adjustable light, so she can read at night or during the day without dreaded screen glare. The best part: Amazon is offering savings for last minute shoppers. Get this popular e-reader now and you’ll save $20.
Bearpaw Giselle Slide (40; bearpaw.com)
Moms tend to be on their feet a lot, so indulge yours with some fancy footwear. These faux fur slides, as seen on celebs like Khloe Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, and Rihanna, are the perfect balance of style and comfort – so much so, she may be convinced to finally toss her Crocs.
Farmbox Direct Produce Delivery ($44-$69; farmboxdirect.com)
A grocery-inspired gift that will save her time and money? Check! Farmbox Direct delivers fresh fruits and veggies – think locally-sourced rainbow carrots, zucchini squash, and organic pears – to doorstops nationwide. Choose one delivery or customize a schedule of monthly goodies to be delivered, and maybe she’ll invite you to more dinners.
Levtex Boss Mom Apron ($27; nordstrom.com)
While you’re at it, let this serve as a reminder of who runs the kitchen.
MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote In Floral Multi-Gold ($215; bloomingdales.com)
Flowers are nice, but this floral tote will last for seasons to come. Designed with durable nylon and three interior pockets, it is the ultimate everyday bag.
Lalicious Sugar Lavendar At Home Spa Collection ($79; nordstrom.com)
You can’t go wrong with a relaxing spa kit, like this luxurious collection containing a sweetly-scented scrub, oil, bubble bath, and body butter.