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We get it. Life can get busy, and sometimes certain holidays can slip through the cracks. Mother’s Day, for example, is coming up on May 8. If you’re not sure what to buy for your mama or know you’ll be waiting to do your shopping until the very last second, we suggest bookmarking this page now. To help all the busy bees and procrastinators out there, we’ve rounded up the best last-minute Mother’s Day gifts you can send online—many of which arrive instantly via email (!!!). Because let’s face it: when it’s crunch time, and you’ve really run out of options, you need some solid digital solutions to save the day.
Of course, you can send these online gifts ahead of time, too. They don’t seem last-minute at all, making them perfect for any situation. And if it is a last-minute gift, no one will suspect a thing. Thanks to technology, it’s easier now more than ever to send a meaningful and useful gift online.
From MasterClass subscriptions that can connect your mom with celebrities to subscription boxes that will deliver different items on a regular basis, there’s no shortage of great gifts you can send online at the push of a button. There’s something for moms of any age and with any interest. Got a beauty lover on your list? There’s an easy subscription box for them. Is your mom obsessed with wine? Yes, there’s an online gift for them, too.
These subscription services, gift cards and memberships are truly great last-minute gifts for Mother’s Day. In fact, you might even end up wanting to snag a few for yourself. We won’t tell.
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With a subscription to MasterClass, an online learning platform that offers lessons from industry leaders and bona fide celebrities, you take classes about acting, cooking, fashion design from A-listers like Natalie Portman, Steph Curry, Marc Jacobs and Anna Wintour from the comfort of home. A lot of people wouldn’t justify buying it for themselves, which makes it the perfect gift that’s totally procrastinator-friendly.
Pawp 6-Month Membership
Save your favorite pet parent trips to the vet IRL with a 6-month subscription to Pawp, which is a game-changing telehealth service for animals. For a limited time, you can gift a membership for just $99 ($114 value!). They’ll have unlimited access to online vets 24/7—via text and video—and they’ll get a $3,000 safety net for all of life’s emergencies.
Proflowers Winter Bouquet
Fresh flowers are always a crowd-pleaser. Show mom how much you care—even in a pinch—with this chic, modern take on a holiday bouquet from Proflowers. They offer a seven-day freshness guarantee, so you can have peace of mind that your recipient won’t open a box of sad-looking blooms. You can also choose from other gorgeous arrangements that will instantly brighten their day here.
Airbnb Gift Card
The gift of travel might be just what they need to rejuvenate and relax. Amazon actually offers a ton of gift cards that you can send online. You can schedule them to deliver ASAP or in a few days.
Goldbelly E-Gift Card
You really can’t go wrong with a food gift. Goldbelly has an array of gourmet meals that are sure to please. They can choose from different courses, cuisines, restaurants and top-tier chefs to treat themselves to a little something special.
Vivid Seats Event Tickets
When you’ve run out of gift ideas, look for an in-person experience that your family can enjoy together. Whether it’s a concert, comedy show or sports game, Vivid Seats has it all. And we have a special treat for you: Save $15 on your order of $125 or more, with promo code SC15.
Atlas Coffee Club Subscription
If your giftee is the type to geek out over coffee, this monthly subscription box can help them get their caffeine fix. Start with a three-month subscription that’ll send them coffee and culture from various places around the world.
Glossier Digital Gift Card
Give the gift of perfect boy brows, highlighted and rosy cheeks, or pheromone perfume that smells like heaven with this e-gift card from Glossier. Just be warned: The recipient will be glowing from head to toe once they put it to use.
Rare Beauty Gift Card
Give your beauty-obsessed mom the gift of vegan makeup this holiday season. Since it’s so tough to pick out the right tones for another person, this gift card will be much appreciated to customize their cart to their liking.
Tatcha Beauty Gift Card
Skincare is personal, so make sure your recipient gets what they want by giving them the freedom to. Gift them some cash to spend at Meghan Markle and Jennifer Aniston’s go-to store, and they’ll be glowing with glee (inside and out).
For the wine connoisseur in your life (or just someone who always has a glass in their hand, TBH), Winc offers last-minute gifters a digital gift card option that you can send to the recipient instantly via email in the amount of your choice. Send one, two or three months of Winc—the choice is yours.
Function of Beauty Gift Card
Give the gift of custom-tailored skincare, haircare, and body care with a Function of Beauty digital gift card. They’ll be able to take a personalized quiz to help them find the perfect products suited for their hair and skin types — it’s totally hassle-free and pretty fun TBH. Oh, and if you’re looking for a gift for yourself, enter the code STYLECASTER10 for 10 percent off of haircare products through 12/31/2022 (new customers only).
Ulta Beauty Gift Card
Give the beauty lover the gift of choice—they can stock up on their favorite makeup, hair and skincare must-haves or try out some new goodies that are on their list from Ulta Beauty. Or, you can send them a Sephora gift card if that’s where they prefer to shop.
Cameo allows you to create customized and personalized video shout-outs featuring some of your favorite celebs. Have Snoop Dogg sing your best Happy Birthday or Peter Weber (a.k.a. Pilot Pete from ‘The Bachelor’) blow his biggest crush a virtual kiss.
Urban Stems Subscription
With Urban Stems, you send bouquets of flowers to anyone you love—but you can also go a step further and gift them an Urban Stems subscription. All you have to do is choose between the Classic ($55), Seasonal ($75) or Luxe ($105) Plans, then set up how often you want flowers delivered to the recipient. It can be as often as bi-weekly, too, so your mom can constantly have fresh blooms.
Amazon Prime Membership
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you already know how much the service’s ridiculously expansive product range is, and how the one to two-day shipping speeds are a major game-changer. Plus, Prime members get access to special deals and streaming services. You can give the gift of Prime for three months at just $45 or the entire year for $139.
Disney+ is literally all the rage right now, so why not gift your favorite Disney-obsessed person with one of the most coveted memberships of the year? The Disney+ Gift Subscription Card is just $70 bucks a pop, and you can gift a year’s worth of binge-worthy content.
ESPN+ Subscription Gift Card
Perfect for the sports fanatic on your list (or anyone who likes to watch live games), ESPN+ now offers gift cards to send online for subscriptions.
This genius service allows you to create quick and thoughtful videos to surprise the giftee in question without having to DIY. It offers a vast selection of themed and customizable templates that you can send to your mom instantly.
Udemy Cooking Classes
Udemy offers a HUGE selection of online courses, spanning from social media lessons to career planning and more, but our favorite area of their offerings is their virtual cooking courses. Whether you’re gifting a clueless-in-the-kitchen mom or a bona fide chef looking to learn a new cuisine, Udemy’s catalog is chock-full of fun options.
Yes, just like groceries, household items and even luxe beauty products from Sephora, you can now order and send flowers to your mom for timely delivery in just about two hours with Instacart. It works just the same as getting an item delivered to you, except you’ll want to enter the recipient’s address instead of your own. The great thing about Instacart is that you can chat directly with your shopper to let them know it’s a surprise and ensure everything goes smoothly.
IPSY Glam Bag Subscription
For just $13 a month (or $156 if you want to gift them for the whole year), IPSY delivers their signature, curated Glam Bags to your giftee each month. It’s a fun way to get to try new products without committing or splurging on full-size products that you’re not sure you’re in love with yet. Plus, there’s nothing like opening a package that’s filled to the brim with beauty products.
Offering a huge variety of personalized and customizable boxes, greeting cards, and sweet treats, Boomf is the perfect gifting service that will leave the giftee with the impression you’d been planning this gift all year.
FabFitFun Gift Card
Each season, FabFitFun sends out customizable boxes with full-size products—at a fraction of what you’d pay if you just bought every item individually. You can purchase gift cards in amounts from $25 to $300 to send to someone who would love being surprised every quarter with new goodies delivered straight to their door.
A previous version of this article appeared in 2019.